South End Soccer offers varied levels of play from exposure to development to competitive.  

grassroots League



Fall Grassroots, In-house League

  • Age groups and rosters currently full, if we have room, we will contact you.
  • The youth sports and soccer requirements of Commonwealth, City & Mass Youth Soccer vary and we will abide by all requirements and protocols.
  • Questions email:​

EXAMPLE: 2019 In-House League (Grades K-8): 

  • This is a coed, developmental league that is open to any interested players. All registered players placed on a team as space allows, waitlist as needed.​  This program is for those new to soccer or not ready to play travel.
  • PLAY: All fields located are Boston's South End and Roxbury neighborhoods
  • AGES: Kindergarten - 6th Grade (5-13)
  • SEASON: Fall only, start week after Labor Day and runs to week before Thanksgiving, schedules vary for age groups with practices one day a week and games on Saturdays or Sundays.  Schedules are released beginning of September.
  • FEES: free, uniforms & all equipment supplied; donations greatly appreciated 
  • REGISTRATION: Opens online in August, In person assessment 1st Thu. and 1st Sat. in Sept.

Note for Grassroots League in Spring

  • We currently offer limited recreational play in spring. If space not available in SES for ages 3-12, contact our colleagues at Roxbury Youth Soccer:

Winter Clinics (Grades K-8 & High School)​​:  

  • Skill and team building indoors at facilities in Roxbury and South End
  • Sessions begin are January through March, schedule to be finalized in December  
    • Grassroots Grades K-6: Sundays
    • High School Travel Teams: Mondays & Fridays
    • Travel Teams Grades 3-8: Varied 
  • Fee: free; donations greatly appreciated! 

Winter Training SAMPLE schedules:

  • Rec. Player Clinics @ Melnea Cass Rec. Center, 120 MLK Blvd
    • Sundays 11:15am for Grades K-2nd & Sundays 12:30pm for Grades 3-8th 
  • Gr. 3-8 ​Travel teams weekly training
    • To register, please contact Dir. of Coach, Phi Nguyen -
  • ​High School travel team weekly training
    • To register, please contact, Ethan Goldman,




  • Program to launch in 2018 with clinics are on Saturday or Sundays
  • US Soccer program to provide soccer to youth with disabilities
  • See Parent Guide for Program Details
  • To learn more visit the TOPSoccer page 
  • FEES: free and all equipment provided

Summer Clinics & Enrichment Details:

  • Summer Clinics with UCal Makenzie Breakaway Foundation 
    • AGES: 8-18 year-old girls and boys
    • LOCATION: Windsor School field, Boston, MA 
    • REGISTRATION & COST: Discounted slots available to SES players, email:
  • Clinics for Youth Camps and Programs
    • GOALs:  FREE urban program run by Mass Youth Soccer in partnership with SE Soccer offering 1-hour soccer clinics as a program enrichment for local camps and summer programs
      • DATES: TBA for 6 weeks in July to Aug.
      • WHO CAN REGISTERNot open to the public, only for camps/youth programs - Program Directors for pre-approved programs register in February for following summer. Questions:
  • Summer Skill Building: Details emailed to SES players in Spring  

Young Adult Mentor Details:

  • Opportunities for High School students and College Students to earn community service hours or be paid. Training provided.
  • Opportunities include:
    • Fall: Asst. Coach on U6 Saturdays, Referee In-house games on Saturdays or Sundays
    • Winter: Assistant Coach on Sundays
    • Spring: Assistant Coach Travel Teams 2 weeknights and Saturdays
    • Summer: Coach summer clinics with Mass Youth Soccer



South End Soccer


Winter training

Travel teams:

Grades 3-8

Fall/Spring Travel Teams: 

  • If you are interested in travel teams and want to see if any roster spots available, contact Dir. of Coaching, Phi Nguyen, email​​

Travel Team Program Details (Grades 3-8):

  • Girls & Boys travel teams compete in BAYS league
  • SEASONS: Travel Teams play in Fall & Spring (Sep - Nov and Apr - Jun) with Saturday games and practice 2x week at home fields in SE/Roxbury
  • AGES: 3rd - 8th Grade (9-14); Players must be in at least 3rd grade and 9 years old to play travel
  • FEES: no required fees, uniforms & all equipment supplied; donations greatly appreciated 
    • Fall tryouts in May, Spring placements in Jan. 
    • All players may not be offered a place on a travel teams, players are selected on skill, attitude and ability to commit to practices and games.

High School Program Details (Grades 9-12) : "Success in play and in life"

  • SES partners with Boston Scoresfor our high school age travel teams
  • Teams compete in BAYS league and participate in Boston Scores programming off the field 
  • SEASONS: Fall - teams play in BAYS 7v7 league on Sundays (no required practice); Spring - teams include Div 1, Div 2 and Div 3 teams in BAYS league, practices 2x week and games on Sundays.
    • Teams play in Fall & Spring, Sep - Nov and Apr - Jun; weekend games and practice 2x week at home fields in SE/Roxbury
    • Participants required to participate in off-field events and trainings including college tours, academics, career counseling and community service through our partnership with Boston Scores
  • WHO CAN PLAY: Boston high school students
  • FEES: No required fees, uniforms & all equipment supplied.
  • REGISTRATION / PLACEMENT TRYOUTS: Placements in Jan. and Aug. (players placed on u16, u18 or u19 team with waitlist as needed)