Rules of the Game

In-House Rec. League:

Travel Teams:


Coaching & Volunteer resources

Required Steps to Register as Volunteer or Coach 



Steps For Team Managers and Non-Coach Volunteers:


       1.  Sign up online with South End Soccer


       2.  Register with Mass Youth Soccer and complete CORI background check


Steps For Coaches:


       1. Sign up online with South End Soccer

       2.  Register with Mass Youth Soccer and complete CORI background check


        3.  Complete Concussion/Head Injury online training: 

              -- Required by the City of Boston for all youth sports coaches

              -- Online course @

              -- Return a copy of your certificate to Heidi Boulogne,


      4.  Complete Coaching Modules with US Soccer (see below).


For questions or assistance with required paperwork, contact Heidi Boulogne, SES CORI and Compliance Manager,

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practice and game resources

Our volunteers, coaches and staff are the heart of our program.  Whether you are a former player, parent or community member, we'd love to have you join us.  

Opportunities for volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, administrators, event help and general support. You can get involved with ​a time commitment that matches your schedule.

Practice Plans

Mass Youth Soccer has created lesson plans and other useful resources to make your practice sessions fun! Session Plans are organized by Player Age Groups and by Training Themes. Each Practice Plan is designed specifically to be age appropriate. Age groups are designated in even years (i.e. U6, U8, U10, etc.) but the sessions are also appropriate for the odd year preceding the age group listed (e.g. U6 practice plans are appropriate for U5 players). If you believe that your players need more or less challenge, feel free to try Practice Plans in an older or younger age group.

Mass Youth Soccer Weekly Lesson Plans by age group: 

  • U6 (Gr. K), U8 (Gr. 1/2), U10 (Gr. 3/4), U12 (Gr. 5/6), U14 (Gr. 7/8) + older, Goalkeeping

Basic Soccer Rules Overview atSoccer Training Guide 

Coach Training Requirements for South End Soccer (SES)  

Whether you’ve coached before or are a first time coach, there’s still plenty to learn. US Soccer training sessions give you, the coach, the tools to develop players to their fullest potential and create an environment of education, hard work and fun! See below on how to complete trainings and find more resources.

  • Register with US Soccer & take "Introduction to Grassroots Coaching" Module
    • This is minimum education for all SES coaches
    • This registration with US Soccer includes fee of $55 (SES will reimburse if requested)
  • Additional courses can be taken online or in person: to learn about additional training opportunities and see calendar of local trainings go to Mass Youth Soccer Association website.
  • South End Soccer will reimburse SES coaches for costs for registration or trainings, contact Treasurer Rachel Garity for details on reimbursement,