Registration for the 2015 SYSA FALL SEASON


  • Intramural Registration U5-U9 is pending


  • Travel registration for U10-U14 is open


Register Online at Sports Pilot




Fall 2015 Travel Registration Open May 6 – May 21

Fall Travel Registration is open May 6 through May 21 for U10 through U14.  Please signup promptly.  For players who are entering a new age group in the fall please email a photo headshot to for a new player card.  Make sure the subject line of the email has the player’s name and dob.


Travel Tryouts Schedule:

U10 on May 26

U12 on May 27

U14 on May 28

All dates at Upper Jackson.

Girls: Check-in at 4:30; Scrimmage 5:00-6:30

Boys: Check-in at 6:00; Scrimmage 6:30-8:00


U5-U9 Soccer New Spring Dates May 2 – June 27

Attention Intramural Parents: The Intramural Schedule has been changed for the Spring due to conditions at Phillips Park.  The season will start on May 2 and end on June 27.

Note the Travel season (U10 – U19) remains unchanged per ECYSA.



SYSA Looking For Volunteers To Fill Board Positions

The Board of Directors are looking to fill the following positions:

·         Safety Director

Candidate is responsible for CORI compliance, management of safety protocols to coaches, managing injury reports, work with USYSA, MYSA, ECYSA on new safety protocols.  Ideal candidate will have a healthcare or insurance background.

·         Registrar

Ideal candidate is someone with excellent communication skills and some customer service skills.  Candidate needs to be experienced with data entry software and creating excel spreadsheets.  Candidate needs to pay attention to detail with reports and follow deadlines.  Registrar works closely with Travel, IM, and Treasurer.


Anyone interested in filling these volunteer positions should email the

SYSA Nominating Committee


Please tell us what position you are interested in, what skills you have that apply to that position, and how you are currently involved in the program.  In general candidates should expect to commit to 20 hours a month noting that certain times of year are busier than others and may require lengthier time commitment dedicated to completing specific tasks.  The BOD generally meets once a month for 2 hours for board meetings.




Please Help Support the Pierro Family!



On December 2nd our fellow SYSA family, the Pierros, were displaced by a fire that destroyed their home on Humphrey St.  Just as our players support each other on the soccer field we ask you to please reach out and help this fellow youth soccer family. 


At this time, gift cards and monetary donations remain the best way to support the family.  The Swampscott Fire Department is accepting all donations on behalf of the family.


Checks can be made out to the:

"Pierro Fire Fund"

c/o Swampscott Firefighters Union Local 1459

Lynn Fireman's Federal Credit Union

30 Boston St. Suite 9

Lynn, MA 01905


Thank You on the behalf of the SYSA Board of Directors



SYSA Alum Maggie Barden Named To All-Star Team



Congratulations to long-time SYSA player, Maggie Barden, who was named to the Central Catholic Conference Large Girls Soccer All-Star Team this Fall.  As an honor roll freshman at Austin Prep she was the only freshman in the league named to the all-star team as a top scorer in the Conference.  Maggie also shared the honor of being named Rookie of the Year for Austin Prep Girls Varsity Soccer.  Maggie spent 10 years in the SYSA program and has also refereed soccer for several years.



SYSA Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance



Starting 2014 SYSA has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to help promote the coaching goals of SYSA.  PCA is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

We will be working with our coaches to help implement the goals of PCA in the SYSA coaching culture!



SYSA welcomes new professional skills training partner Global Premier Soccer of Massachusetts (aka GPS, MPS)





Starting 2014 SYSA has reached an agreement with professional skills training organization Massachusetts Premier Soccer (aka GPS) to upgrade the training offered to our players.  A new focus will be placed on our IM players to ensure a solid foundation of soccer skills.  Lesser professional services will be made available to U12 and U14 players.  The weekly clinics for Prep players will continue.



Want to know how SYSA is doing?

Click the Presidents Report below to find out!

SYSA Winter 2014 President Report



Official SYSA websites, blogs, and social media outlets:

There are many websites, blogs and other social media outlets that may appear to be official SYSA outlets.  Please refer to the following list to discern official SYSA outlets.

Swampscott Soccer website

SYSA Facebook page

SysaWeb twitter account

SportsPilot SYSA player registration system

SYSA Survey Monkey account to generate seasonal surveys




Have questions about the SYSA program?  Check out our FAQs.


Report a problem about the SYSA website?  Contact our Webmaster



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©® 2011-2015
Swampscott Youth Soccer Association


Board of Directors

John Callahan

Susan Rosa
Nahant Rep

Mellisa Caplan
IM, Prep & Travel Director

John Callahan
Safety & Risk Management Director

Paul Bilodeau
Fields and
Equipment Director

Chris Hersey
Skills Director

John Callahan

Seth Caplan


J.R. Young
Secretary & Communications

Doug Sutherland
Director at Large

Kevin Rogers
Director at Large

Dana Swanstrom
Director at Large

Interested in volunteer opportunities with SYSA?  Contact SYSA Nominating Committee.


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