Intown soccer is for younger kids who practice and play against other teams from Malden. It is open to kids from PreK through 2nd or 3rd grade. Players practice and play at a Malden field once a week. The objective of intown soccer is to lay the foundation for a life-long love of the game by focusing on basic skills, fun, and enjoyable exercise.
Travel teams compete against teams from other towns within the Middlesex Youth Soccer League. Teams are divided by gender, age, and skill... ranging from highly competitive Division 1 to entry-level Division 5. Our fall travel season is open to players between grades 3 and 8. Our spring season is also open to high school-aged players. Travel teams play competitive games on the weekends, and also have 2 team practices per week on several fields in Malden, twice a week for 1.5-2 hours, on days and times chosen by the coaches. About half of the travel games take place within Malden, and the other half are played in other towns within Middlesex county.
For children from PreK through Grade 2 (or 3)
Our intown ages are recreational with weekly sessions involving other teams within Malden. There is one session per week on Saturdays or Sundays, depending on age.
Pre-K and Kindergarten play Saturday mornings at Amerige Park. Children grades 1-2 (or 3) play Sunday Mornings at Pine Banks Park. Girls have the option of playing co-ed or girls-only soccer. Third graders have the option of travel or intown. Experienced third graders are recommended to signup for travel soccer.
Fall intown: Early September thru early November
Spring intown: April and thru early June
For grades 3-8
*Second graders may be accepted into travel soccer with permission.
Travel teams are competitive and practice two days a week with one home or away game on Saturdays.
There is limited space for second graders in travel soccer, and requires permission from the league. Third graders have the option of playing Intown or Travel soccer.
Fall Travel: Late August thru early November
Spring Travel: Late March thru early June plus possible championship play
High School+ Ages
For grades 9 thru 14
High school and above players have the option of playing in the Spring season. This is available to players in grades 9 through 2 years after graduation (with some age restrictions). These teams typically practice twice a week and play games against other towns on Sundays.
TOPSoccer (The Outreach for Soccer) is a nationwide program that provides soccer-based activities for players with physical or mental disabilities who are between 4 and 20 years of age. For students with special needs, this is a great opportunity to learn from a "buddy athlete" in a one on one setting. TOPSoccer is designed for kids of all abilities to learn how to play soccer at their own pace.
In addition, we welcome those who would like to be "buddies" for the players. We especially invite current coaches and their players to join in and work with this wonderful community of players and their families. This is also an opportunity for students looking for community service hours.