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Finally, after months of searching for a place for our Beyond Soccer families to play indoors, we have a winter home. Our Winter 2022 Futsal Training program will begin Saturday, January 8, 2022, and continue every Saturday through April 2, at the YWCA at 34 Lawrence Street, Lawrence. (Cost $35 for 3 months of play!)
Families have expressed how great it is to have a gym space to get Lawrence players moving and much-needed touches on the ball. We are still focused on acquiring space of our own, a space to call home for our SportCourt that sits in storage, or a Beyond Soccer & Volley facility to run programming seven days/week, year-round. Your Beyond staff are grateful for your patience, but our diligence will allow us to play this winter @ the YWCA!
Many of your players have participated in futsal through Essex County Youth Futsal League (ECYFL), previously run at our indoor Sports & Wellness Center, which, unfortunately, had to be shut down due to Covid-19. Also, many have experienced this great game through Beyond’s Summer Futsal program @ O’Connell South Common, or at the Riverfront Park in years past!
Families continue to share how much they love futsal. It’s faced-paced and FUN! (See below). If there is enough interest, Beyond Soccer, through ECYFL, may be able to register a few older, Grade 5-8th grade teams for play in its league at Pingree High School (S.Hamilton, MA). Currently, I am coaching a cohort of Lawrence high school boys every Sunday in Pingree’s state-of-the-art basketball field house adjacent to the ice hockey rink. They love it!
As some quick background, ECYFL partnered with Beyond Soccer in 2019 to organize a futsal league and training sessions and is still interested in working together to return sanctioned league back to Lawrence. Beyond Soccer will also look to schedule friendly matches with local opposition on Sundays at the YWCA in Lawrence, but that depends on signups and interest.
Your Beyond Coach Mentors will also level their coaching skills and practice plans this season through on-the-court coaching development sessions. We want to be better for you and your children! Click Here to Register

--Warm regards, Chris Marin, Director of Soccer Development
YWCA & Beyond Soccer COVID-19 Guidelines
YWCA Covid-19 info: - Masks must be worn upon entering and exiting the building, until entering YWCA gym area. Masks do not need to be worn in the gym during play but must be worn upon exiting the gym area. YWCA is limiting gym access to rental organization staff and its youth participants. Family members are asked to pick up and drop off at designated session start and end times. We will be monitoring local, state and Mass Youth Soccer Covid- 19 guidelines, closely. We will be updating families if Covid-19 guidelines change, including masks during play which is very likely. You can also stay up to date with Mass Youth Soccer Covid Hub by clicking here.
Updated protocols will be sent prior to the January 8th start!
What is futsal? Why play it?
Futsal is a FUN fast-paced sport that will hone the key qualities of a soccer player better than any other indoor format and these benefits are transferrable to the outside game. Two very important soccer components are: (1) having good technique, i.e. foot-skills; and (2) developing a creative, tactical mind, or speed of play. Read More!
Lawrence Youth Soccer must register teams by February 2022!

Pre-register TODAY to help us build our teams!