Cambridge Youth Soccer – Let's Play

We envision a happy and healthy community of children in the city of Cambridge.

Cambridge Youth Soccer provides every child in Cambridge the opportunity to play soccer in a fun, supportive and competitive environment.

Cambridge Youth Soccer promotes respect, teamwork, personal development, diversity, inclusion, and volunteerism.

CYS Fall 2017 Programs      REGISTER HERE

Kick Start (Players are 4 & 5 years old by 9/1/2017)  See more.

Kick Start Program is for players 4 and 5 years old by September 1, 2017

$70 for the fall season.

Reduced fees, scholarships and family discounts are readily available. Please feel free to contact Susan Ruff or the CYS office (617-491-4958) for more information.

Kick Start season is Saturday, September 16 through Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Kick Start meets Saturday mornings at Gore Street Field -- 9:15-10:30 and 10:30-11:45. Families may choose the session the works best for them week to week.

All players will receive a t-shirt and a soccer ball. Soccer activities are led by Coach Andy Farrar with assistance from high school soccer players.


In-Town (1st-8th graders)  See more.


In-Town season runs September 16 through November 11, 2017

In-Town fall season $110, Fall & Spring seasons $190

Reduced fees, scholarships and family discounts are readily available. Please feel free to contact Susan Ruff or the CYS office (617-491-4958) for more information.

Girls and Boys play on separate teams.

Premier League (1st/2nd/some 3rd graders) - players receive a team T-shirt
Champions League (3rd-5th graders) - players receive a team jersey
Upper School League (6th-8th graders) - players receive a team jersey

Games are played on Saturdays within Cambridge. Champions and Upper School League teams also practice once per week, a second practice is optional.

In addition to mixing children from different schools across Cambridge, all In-Town teams have players with a variety of skill levels and a mixture of older and younger players. Established CYS policy makes this "team parity" the primary consideration in creating teams with the objective of having all players experience both winning and losing during the season. Teams are disbanded and re-formed during the summer, but generally stay largely intact from the fall to spring seasons.

The In-Town program is ideal for children who wish to have a good soccer team experience and develop skills but may have numerous other weekday afternoon commitments, and prefer to place more emphasis on the game and less on traveling outside of Cambridge for games.


BAYS Travel (3rd-8th graders)  See more.


BAYS season runs September 9 through November 11, 2017

BAYS (both fall and spring seasons required) $225 plus kit (estimated cost $65)

Reduced fees, scholarships and family discounts are readily available. Please feel free to contact Susan Ruff or the CYS office (617-491-4958) for more information.

CYS teams participate in a travel league called BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) for players in grades 3-8. For this program, we try to "level" our teams so that players are playing with teammates at their own level, and they play against teams that are appropriately leveled from other cities and towns. Our travel teams have two-year age groups, therefore, teams automatically change every year.

For our team formation process, we use two data sets to assess our players before placing them on a team: (1) we have coaches, from our in-town program and our BAYS teams, fill out evaluations of their current players and (2) we do an on-field play assessment, with impartial evaluators watching the kids play small sided games - we call this event "field placements". We then have a small committee put together teams based on the information they have from coach evaluations and the field evaluations. All kids who want to play travel are placed on a travel team if they register by June 15.

Player evaluation field sessions for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Travel Teams Players should attend the field session for their upcoming grade this September.

Monday, June 5 - Due to wet weather forecast, fields sessions for Girls grade 5th-8th have been rescheduled.

Sunday, June 11 Russell Field
3:30-4:45PM - Fall 2017 3rd & 4th grade GIRLS and Fall 7/8th grade GIRLS
4:45-6 PM - Fall 2017 3rd & 4th grade BOYS
6:15-7:30PM -- Fall 2017 5th & 6th grade GIRLS

Field Sessions are an important part of our player evaluation/placement process for fall travel teams.

If your child is planning or considering playing on a BAYS team next year, it is essential that he or she attend the field sessions. If player intends to play travel soccer in the fall but cannot attend, please contact Susan Ruff before June 4.

Register for BAYS by June 15, 2017


Challenger Soccer Camps are returning to Danehy this summer. Please click for more information or to register directly through Challenger - Camp Link 
British Soccer Camp 7/17-7/21/2017, Danehy Park
Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp 8/7-8/11/2017, Danehy Park

Cambridge Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 390215
Cambridge, MA 02139-0003

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Giving to CYS

Cambridge Youth Soccer (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an independent charitable organization which exists to provide a healthy team sports experience for Cambridge children and youth. Currently CYS provides programs for ages 4-18 with an In-Town league and travel teams in the Boston Area Youth Soccer League.

Cambridge Youth Soccer is affiliated with MYSA (Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association) and BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer).