In the travel soccer program, Holden teams compete against teams from nearby towns in the Midland Area Youth Soccer League (MAYS). This program is offered to kids in grades 3 to 12 in spring and grades 5 to 12 in fall.
Teams are divided into the following age groups:
- Grade 3 & 4 (U10)
- Grade 5 & 6 (U12)
- Grade 7 & 8 (U14)
- Grade 9 & 10 (U16)
- Grade 11 & 12 & PG (U19)
They are also divided into three divisions by ability level: Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. (Division 1 is the most challenging.) We place players and teams in the most suitable divisions, where they can be appropriately challenged but not overmatched.
Games are on Saturdays for U10 through U14 and Sundays for U16 and U19. In fall, there are no playoffs. All teams play eight games. In spring, D1 and D2 teams in Grade 5 & 6 and up play eight regular season games and can qualify for the MAYS playoffs and potentially the state championship (Massachusetts Tournament of Champions). Division 3 teams play six regular-season games and then two games in the Gaffney Cup tournament.
Teams have one practice per week. We try to offer a night of pickup soccer as well.
Players must purchase uniforms.