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PYSA Player Eval Day

4th grade parents

As you are aware this will be your players last year with Merrimac Soccer, Next year the move on to Pentucket Youth Soccer. The 1st step in this transition is the annual Player Evaluation Day. For those who are completing Evaluation Day for the first time, please note you Must Register for Fall 2018 season on the PYSA Site  in order to be activated for the Evaluation Day. 


This is PYSA's  way to evaluate and correctly place our athletes with other athletes similarly skilled, so it is important for your son/daughter to participate.

The Fall 2018 registration is now open.  Please register soon in order to be ready to check-in for our Evaluation Day, set for 4/28/18.  The schedule for our Evaluation Day is:

3pm, Boys Check-in

3:30 to 5pm Boys Evaluation

5pm Girls Check-in

5:30 to 7pm Girls Evaluation


In the past there have been a few questions floating out there about the PYSA Evaluation Day, so I thought it could be helpful to send out a few things to help clarify what the Eval day is and isn't.

1: This is an evaluation, not a tryout. All registered players will be evlauated and placed on an appropriate team for the Fall.

1a: Unlike the current u10  league (now known as G4) where players of all skill levels are integrated on all the teams, the u12 league (now known as G6) is a tiered league where players are grouped by skill level to ensure a similar level of competetion at every level of the league and from all partcipating towns in Essex County. 

2: If you child cannot attend the evalautions they will be placed on a team for the Fall. However any player who cannot attend the evaluation will be placed solely on their coaches evaluation submitted at the end of the season.

3: If you son or daughther will not play in the Fall but is planning on playing in the Spring of 2018 they SHOULD attend the evaluation day. You will need to register for the Fall Season in order to be evlauated, but your registration fee will be refunded to you following the Evalauation. (please contact the PYSA registrar with any questions)

4: Your player should not be worried about the Evaluation. All skill levels are welcome and will be placed. Your player will be run through a series of simple drills and activities. There is no pressure and is typically a fun time for the kids.

There will be several Merrimac Coaches and Board members at the evaluations including myself and my wife Courtney who is both a Merrimac Coach and the PYSA president, to name a few. So do not worry, there will be plenty of familiar faces to help support the players

I hope this help clear up any questions, but if there are any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.


by posted 04/17/2018
Spring Season Delayed to 4/21
Due to the late season snow, and subsequent melting, Town Forest and the surrounding town fields have decided to delay the start of the Spring Season to Saturday 4/21 (the closing week-end of April Vacation.) If you child is not going to be available that week-end, please just let your child's coach know so they can plan accordingly.
u10 teams: We are working to reschedule week 1 games with the surrounding towns and will communicate that with your coaches. Coaches will be reaching out regarding practices etc.
u8 teams: We are working to coordinate an additional week/event to make up for the week 1 delay. Bill Champion, u8 director will reach out when that is finalized.
Little Kickers: This does not affect your schedule at all, as Little Kicker's was scheduled to start 4/21 anyway.

by posted 04/03/2018
Spring Season

The Spring Season is little more than month away.


3rd and 4th grade registration closes 3/16, you do not want your son or daughter to miss out on playing this Season


Pre-k-2nd grade regsitarion closes 3/23, so register today.




by posted 03/01/2018
Code of Conduct

As the Fall Season opening week-end is fast approaching, the MVP league (our governing association) has asked that each town publish the Parental/Spectator Code of Conduct, so that parents, coaches and officials have a shared understanding of what is expected of each other.  

Merrimac Code of Conduct:


All parents, spectators  who participate in Merrimac Soccer Club Youth League Programs:


  1. Will refrain from coaching their child or other players during games and practices from the sidelines!  Instead, will encourage and applaud all players effort and good play positively!


  1. Will respect the officials and their authority during games.  Will not question, discuss or confront officials at any time. (There is a ZERO tolerance when it comes to addressing officials. If a player, coach or spectator openly questions, discusses openly or confronts an official in anyway they will be removed from the field and could face permanent expulsion from soccer related events.)


  1. Will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.


  1. Will not question, discuss with or confront coaches at the game field! Instead will communicate with coaches respectfully and at the appropriate time.  Sleep on it before you press “send”!


  1. Will demand that their child treat other players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.


  1. Will promote the emotional and physical well being of the children ahead of any personal desire you may have for your own child to win.


  1. Will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the children.


  1. Will be a positive role model for their child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players' coaches, officials, and spectators at every game, practice or sporting event.


  1. Will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.


  1. Will support the elements of the Merrimac Soccer Club Mission Statement!


Parents or guests in violation of the code of conduct may be dismissed, suspended, or permanently expelled from future athletic contest. Merrimac Soccer Club will take the appropriate step or steps listed below if administrative consequences are necessary. (One or more of the violations may be applied.)

  • Verbal warning.
  • Written warning.
  • Suspension or immediate ejection from a youth sports event.
  • Suspension from multiple youth sports events.
  • Season suspension or multiple season suspension.


TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More


by posted 09/08/2017
Field Status
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