Travel Teams

Overview

Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer offers boys and girls the opportunity to play for a travel team that participates in the Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) program. A Fall and Spring season are offered for children in grades 3 through 8. In the Spring, high school age teams are fielded.

For more information about the Travel program, read the JPYS Travel Program Overview.

Travel Team Age Divisions (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

3rd Grade (U9) Division:

    • Be in the 3rd Grade (or equivalent) and born on or after January 1 , 2011

    • 3rd Grade teams play 7v7 games on a smaller field with modified rules

4th Grade (U10) Division:

    • Be in the 4th Grade (or equivalent) and born on or after January 1, 2010

    • 4th Grade teams play 7v7 games on a smaller field, with modified rules

5th Grade (U11) Division:

    • Be in the 5th Grade (or equivalent) and born on or after January 1, 2009

    • 5th Grade teams play 9v9 games on a slightly smaller field, with most normal soccer rules

6th Grade (U12) Division:

    • Be in the 6th Grade (or equivalent) and born on or after January 1, 2008

    • 6th Grade teams play 9v9 games on a slightly smaller field, with most normal soccer rules

7th/8th Grade (U14) Division:

    • Be in the 7th or 8th Grade (or equivalent) and born on or after January 1, 2006

    • 7th/8th Grade teams play 11v11 games with full, normal soccer rules

High School Divisions (Spring only):

    • Open to players in 9-12th Grade (or equivalent) plus up to one year post-graduate, and born on or after January 1, 2001

    • High School players will play either 7v7 or 11v11 games depending on division and the number of participants in a given season

The BAYS game modifications can be found here:

BAYS Rules for Soccer Competition

BAYS Modifications to the FIFA Laws of the Game

Travel Team Registration Deadlines

Travel team registration deadlines occur earlier than the regular Academy registration deadline. If you register your child after the travel team deadline, they will be placed on a waitlist and offered a spot on a team (if a spot is available) in the order in which you registered.

Deadline Dates

  • Fall Season: TBD

  • Spring Season:

    • 3rd-8th Grade: January 15, 2021

    • High School: TBD