The purpose of the Natick Soccer Club is to promote and enhance the game of soccer for the youth of the Town of Natick. The club offers a variety of programs including Kinderkicks, intramural and town travel programs. These programs provide opportunities for participants to develop sportsmanship, learn about soccer and team play, and create a foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of athletics.
The club provides soccer training and recreation for over 1500 players, ages 5 to 18. Each weekend in the fall and spring over 120 Natick Soccer Club teams are playing in games. In addition, over 150 adults are actively involved with the club as coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, or referees. The club is managed by a Board of Directors who are elected at the annual meeting of these coaches in June.
The Natick Soccer Club is affiliated with the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
The Kinderkicks program is a fun recreational program for kindergartners. The program is designed to provide the players with an outdoor activity and to introduce them to soccer through a variety of fun games.
- Session run for an Saturday mornings, usually 8, 9, 10, or 11am for 50 minutes
- Cost is $75 each season. This includes a ball.
- Participants must be in Kindergarten and be residents of Natick
Cancellation or postponement of a session is rare. However the Natick Soccer Club will provide a voice mail line during the season for questionable weather days. Please look for an information sheet in September for the Fall session or March for the Spring session. We ask that a family member or friend come to sign up in order to pick up equipment.
The club’s intramural program is a town-based recreational program open to children in first through fourth grades. Players are assigned to teams with one weekday practice and games on Saturdays. The program runs in both the fall and spring seasons.
- Games are played Saturday mornings and early afternoons
- Cost is $135 each season. This includes a field fee for the Town of Natick
- Reversible jerseys can be purchased for at Natick Outdoor Store (same jerseys are used each season)
- Participants must be in 1st through 4th grade and be residents of Natick
Usually third and fourth graders play in a combined league (“U10”) while first and second grade players each play in a single grade league (“U7” or “U8”). Registration for the fall season is held the previous Spring and registration for the spring season is usually in the Fall.
All players in 5th thru 8th grade participate in the club’s travel program. There are two 3rd grade and three 4th grade travel teams. In the spring, several teams of high school aged players also participate in the travel program.
Teams are selected following placement tryouts in the spring for the following year and play in the BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) league against other town teams in both the fall and spring seasons.
- Regular season games are played Saturdays.
- Teams play 5 home games and 5 away games each season.
- Cost is $160 per season for 5th-8th grades. Includes a town field fee.
- Uniforms are purchased separately at Natick Outdoor Store and can typically be used for several years.
- Participants can be in 3rd through 8th grade based on meeting BAYS age eligibility requirements.
Affiliated with US and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Associations, TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based program that is designed to meet the needs of young athletes that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. TOPSoccer is geared towards player participation and development rather than competition, with players placed in groups or on teams according to ability and NOT age. This program is designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of the athletes. Program is available in both the fall and spring soccer seasons.
- Open to children in grades K-8 – must be Natick resident
- Cost: $65 which includes a ball and a Natick Soccer uniform
- Designed to match needs of each athlete through group activities or if necessary, individualized plans and activities
- Sessions will be staffed by coaches and community volunteers, also known as Buddies, who will make sure sessions are organized, fun, and ensure participation of all athletes
- Each child will be matched with a Buddy at the beginning of the season
- End of season party for the athletes will be held at the field following the last session and each child will be given a participation medal
Natick Soccer Club is a ‘not for profit’ entity and is staffed entirely by volunteer board members and volunteer coaches.