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South Coast Micro Soccer Program For Kids Ages 4-7 Now Accepting Registrants

It’s official: Americans love soccer and are starting their love affair at a very early age and that is reflected across the South Coast. One of the top organizations that have been helping feed this appetite for the sport since 1984, believe it or not, is the Dartmouth Youth Soccer Association (DYSA). The non-profit organization has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Over the decades its volunteers have developed successful programs as well as a state of the art facility and fields which have produced 13 State Champions.

DYSA is committed to serving the families in the South Coast region with numerous cost effective soccer programs including a fall recreational program, town travel program, premier club program, as well as camps and clinics. Equally as important, they’re one of the very few soccer associations in the region to now offer a spring micro soccer program. The new spring program provides an opportunity for girls and boys ages 4-7 to explore their interest in soccer. Kids from all towns are encouraged to participate. The technical development they will experience at this age will serve them throughout their soccer careers. In addition to their technical development, players will also develop and expand upon the concept of team work and build new friendships along the way.

The Micro Soccer program is for kids 4-7 years old to nurture their love for soccer!

So, is your child or children expressing an interest in soccer? What does the program entail? What are the particulars? How do you register? The sessions, which are held each Saturday from April 1st through June 3rd, are one hour long. All sessions are held at the DYSA fields located on Russels Mills Road in Dartmouth. The first 40 minutes are spent in soccer related activities and games that create a fun, playful environment with the goal of nurturing the game. The remaining 20 minutes are scrimmage minutes in which the kids play the game with minimal instructions from coaches. The scrimmage time allows for the kids to apply their learned skills in a game environment. The program is developed and implemented under U.S. Youth Soccer guidelines and is supervised by U.S. Soccer licensed coaches.

A full overview of the program can be seen here. Interested in signing up? There are a few ways. Online registration is available right now at dyssoccer.com. You can register in person on March 16th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at 562 Russells Mills Road. The best part of all, that registration for the entire session is a very affordable $90.

Lastly, if you are interested in coaching, during the registration process there will be an option to indicate if your interest. Coaching assignments will be completed by the Program Director based on the number of volunteers and qualifications. All coaches will, of course, be required to pass a CORI check.

Enrich your kids’ lives, place them in a rewarding environment, one where they will develop social skills, coordination, improve their health and fitness and have just plain old fun!

Dartmouth Youth Soccer Association
562 Russells Mills Rd
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Website: dysasoccer.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/DartmouthSoccer/

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Deadline to register for Mariner Youth Soccer’s Fall League approaches

Do you have kids 4-14 years of age that have a passion for soccer? Do they want to learn techniques, tactics and strategies from professionals? Do you want them to participate in a sport where they develop social skills, their competitive juices, and improve their confidence, health and fitness levels?

Mariner Youth Soccer is a non-profit organization run solely by passionate volunteers. Established in 1983, and located at 270 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, it is one of the oldest youth soccer organizations on the South Coast and offers a variety of soccer programs for boys and girls between the ages of 4-14.

Think these kids are having fun?

Mariner Youth Soccer has over 25 acres of fields in use and growing – they are in the process of developing another five acres of land that will hold an additional three full size soccer fields. The primary focus of the league is the development of players skills and a love of the game. Importantly, they provide the appropriate competition levels for children looking to pursue their interest in soccer. They know how to craft a curriculum that challenges the kids, but isn’t overwhelming. Using just such a progression is the finest way to develop the necessary technical and psychological skills in the game.

With travel teams competing in the Spring and Fall season, that means the kids get to enjoy virtually year round play. In addition, they have recently been accepted into the MAPLE league – a club soccer league that represents the best competition in the state. This Fall, Mariner Youth Soccer will have several teams competing in the league. Mariner recreational games are played on Saturday mornings throughout the Fall. Travel games are held on Saturday afternoons, while MAPLE is played on Sundays.

Time is running out to register for the Fall League at Mariner Fields: the deadline is Wednesday, September 21. Sign up now for a stellar soccer league that has been around for decades, possesses a world class staff dedicated to creating a positive experience and lasting memories for children.

To sign up click visit the Mariner Youth Soccer website.




Whaling City Youth Baseball League moves on to the Second Round of their playoffs

The Whaling City Youth Baseball League moves on to the Second Round of their playoffs tomorrow at Brooklawn Park in the city’s North End. Here is the schedule for this week.

Monday 8/22
McCann’s vs Amaral’s 5:45 pm
South Coast vs LeBeau’s 8:00 pm

Tuesday 8/23
LeBeau’s vs South Coast 5:45
Amaral’s vs McCann’s 8:00 pm

Thursday if needed:
McCann’s vs Amaral’s 5:45 pm
South Coast vs LeBeau’s 8:00 pm

Why not spend a great night out watching some great kids and sampling some great ballpark food?




Local boxer, Briam Granado’s pro career continues with fight at Hyannis Youth Center on August 6th

By Kristen N Briam

In 2015 Briam “BAM BAM” Granado made his professional boxing debut at Mohegan Sun Casino. His professional career started with Briam feeling that he was a one person team. He struggled with getting to know the boxing industry and finding what was going to work for his career.

After three professional fights Briam realized that there were some changes that needed to be made in order for him to become the champion. First was getting the right people in his corner, realizing the right fighting weight and realizing there was no way he could be a one man team.

Since then Briam had decided to take some time off to focus on his family and personal life. During this time Briam has found the right people for his corner, a great strength and conditioning coach, a great manager and a great promotion company.

He has been training to get back in the ring and on August 6th, 2016 it is going to happen at the Hyannis Youth Center,141 Bassett Lane Hyannis, MA. 2

015 was practice in 2016 and we got it right. This is going to be the beginning of an amazing career for Briam. This fight you don’t want to miss. Tickets are now on sale. You can get tickets at All Out Fitness at 127 Rodney French Blvd New Bedford, MA OR by calling 508-718-7696.




GNB Voc-Tech volleyball defeats Quincy 3-0

Live stream of the 2016 MIAA Boys Volleyball South Division 1 Semi-Final Playoff Game – GNB Voc-Tech (#1) defeated Quincy (#5) 3-0 to move on to the finals. GNB Voc-Tech play #2 Needham in the Division 1 South Championship at Xaverian on Tuesday, 7 June, 2016.




GNB Voc-Tech girls softball defeat Caver 13-1 in 5 innings

Live stream of GNB Voc-Tech girls softball defeating Caver 13-1 in 5 innings in South Sectional quarterfinals.




Global Learning Charter Public School defeats Whaling City Alternative School

Global Learning Charter Public School defeated Whaling City Alternative School in their second Flag Football game yesterday. The final score was 56-24, and the series is now tied 1-1. Whaling City won the first game 42-36.

The third game of the series will be held next Tuesday at Riverside park from 3:20 to 4:20.

Both schools have fairly new athletic programs and are looking to continue to grow in the future. Any after school sports program is a huge benefit to the students as it keeps them active, out of trouble and teaches them lessons about responsibility and teamwork.

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New Bedford Voc-Tech wins State Vocational Baseball Championship

Shawsheen Vocational High School visited Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech for the State Vocational Large School championship yesterday.

New Bedford Voc-Tech wins State Vocational Baseball Championship2
Photo by Josh Souza.

The Bears took an early 1 run lead and held it until the 4th. They answered back immediately, scoring 3 in the 5th. Pitcher Tyler Arruda began struggling in the 7th inning and gave up 3 runs before getting his team off the field.

Tyler would go on to help himself and hit a single driving in the winning run and getting the first State Vocational Championship for GNB Voc-Tech since 2009.

Bears MIAA playoff play begins Thursday 4 P.M. against Sandwich at home.

More photos on our Facebook page.

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