In a normal year, we’d be reaching out to thank you for a great Spring soccer season and wishing our teams who made the playoffs the best, as they compete to advance to the Mass Tournament of Champions. Sadly, this has not been anything close to a normal year.
We hope that all our families are safe and healthy and hope that the hints of summer weather have you optimistic about better days ahead and getting back to soccer.
We want to update you on the following:
Use of the Hobomock Fields
Fall 2020 Registration
U12 and U14 Tryouts
We believe that all refunds for the 2019-2020 season have been processed. We appreciate your patience.
For players who registered online and paid via credit card or ACH the refund was processed directly to the account or card. Those transactions were processed in May.
For players who paid by check or who had the direct refund declined due to the account/card being closed, a manual check was mailed. The last of the manual checks were issued late last week.
Players who registered to play this Spring received a full refund. Players who registered for the full season received a refund according to the schedule below:
U5 Lil’ Kickers $30
Note: If you registered for the full year and received a discount for the Family Maximum, your refund was adjusted, as follows:
Adj U8 Fee
Adj U10 Fee
Adj U12 Fee
Family Max Paid
If you believe that you were to receive a refund and you did not, please contact Kevin Williams (
We appreciate the number of families that suggested we keep their refund to help support the program; however, we felt it was appropriate to issue all refunds. We appreciate your support!
Use of Hobomock Fields
Hobomock Fields are officially closed. Though Governor Baker has approved of youth sports playing on a “limited basis” in Phase 2 (with some loosening of restrictions in Phase 3), the PYS fields will remain closed until the start of the Fall season. In order to open the fields for use by coaches and teams, they would be subject to state and CDC guidance, approval by the Pembroke Board of Health, and required to be monitored by PYS for compliance with health and safety guidelines. If these guidelines are not followed, it risks the health of our players and families, and jeopardizes our ability to be allowed to play in the Fall.
As such, we do not feel we can effectively monitor the use of the fields over the Summer months. If you have questions regarding use of the fields over the Summer months, please contact Dawn McAuliffe (
The good news is that we have devoted a lot of time and funding to make much-needed repairs to the fields. They are looking great and we can’t wait t get out on them this Fall.
Fall 2020 Registration
Over the past two months, PYS has been working with the leadership of all the youth sports programs in town, members of the School Committee, Recreation Department and the Board of Health, Mass Youth Soccer and Coastal Youth Soccer to discuss how and when we can return to play and what changes we can implement to make play safe for our coaches, volunteers, players and families.
Due to evolving guidance from the state regarding when and how we can return to play, we are holding off on opening registration until later in the Summer. We are optimistic that we will be able to hold a Fall season, even if we have to make adjustments to how we practice and play. We also understand that, for many, paying registration fees in this uncertain time may be a challenge.
We will open registration later this Summer once we have an approved plan to play this Fall and will communicate the opening of registration, as soon as possible.
U12 and U14 Tryouts
Typically, tryouts for the U12 and U14 Boys and Girls Divisions occur in Mid-June (they’d probably be occurring this week). Due to the current restrictions in place for youth sports and due to the challenges of holding tryouts over the summer, we expect that U12 (grades 5 and 6) and U14 (grades 7 and 8) tryouts will be held during the first week of September.
Coastal Youth Soccer has adjusted plans for the Fall and expect that the U12 and U14 divisions will play in-town only for the first 4-5 weeks of the season (through Columbus Day weekend), and then have an abbreviated Fall Coastal season for the last 4 weekends of the Fall.
Once we have a plan to return to play, we will communicate more information regarding tryouts
We are sure that you have a lot of questions and concerns about returning to soccer; ranging from concern for your players safety if they return to play to concern for your players sanity (and yours) if they don’t. We share a lot of the same questions and concerns and are doing everything we can to safely get back to playing.
We will continue to provide updates, but do not be afraid to reach out to Dawn McAuliffe, Kevin Williams or any board member (listed under the PYS Directory on the website) if you have any questions.