Soccer is the fastest growing
sport in America, and the same can be said right here in Brookline,
where soccer fever is highly contagious. The Brookline Youth Soccer
Association has been a fall tradition since 1982.
The program, which runs from
August through November, attracts hundreds of local youth ages 5
through 18. A traveling spring program was instituted in 2001 and
over the years it has been very successful.
For seventeen years, from 1982
through 1998, the Brookline soccer program played their games at the
Community Center fields in Brookline Park. Then, in 1999, the games
were moved to Moore Park.
Every fall weekend, Moore Park
is alive with activity. Games run from morning until evening. The action
is fast and furious. It's a great way to promote health and
For three decades, the family-oriented
Brookline Youth Soccer Association has provided a quality recreational
alternative for the children of Brookline. The program is well-managed,
safe, and competitive. It is one of our community's best assets.
For current information
on the Brookline Youth Soccer Association, go to:
Brookline Youth Soccer on Facebook
A Glimpse Back
at Brookline Soccer from 1989 to 2000
Thanks to the following individuals
for contributing to this short history of the BYSA program: Brookline
Library Staff, Bob Beveridge, Steve Buchheit, Moe Buskirk, Hank Carik,
Michael Denham, Mike Fry, Jay Germeyer, Sue Grabowski, Bob Hayes,
Jon Hensel, Richard Kaplan, Mary Jo Khadem, Jody Lackey, Jim McClelland,
Erin McNulty, Mary McNulty, Jack Miller, Kathy Miller, Dave Osterman,
Louise Pallone, Mike Palmer, Paul Palmer, Maureen Pollard, Chris Rossetti,
Kathy Rudolph, Bridget Ryan, Mike Ryan, Tom Stephenson, Tom Walsh and