Primarily participates in the New Hampshire Soccer League (NHSL) organized by the New Hampshire Soccer Association (NHSA). You can find more information about it here:

Salem travel has had great success over the years competing at all ages and skills levels.


GenderAge GroupDivisionSchedule
BoysU9 A2/3Link
BoysU9 B3/4ALink
BoysU10 A1Link
BoysU10 B2/3Link

Field locations:

Morse field – 132 cluff crossing rd, salem, nh 03079

Dr Lewis F Soule Elementary173 S Policy St, Salem, NH 03079

Early Development Program (EDP)

U8 and U9

This program is a cross between recreational and travel. These teams travel but no “standings or win/loss records” are kept by the league.

The EDP league is governed by the NHSA (NH Soccer Association) to which SYSA are members. The program was created in order to increase players’ exposure to the sport and to increase the level of competitiveness. There is an “evaluation” session for all players interested in playing EDP.

This session is at the end of the Spring season in preparation for the following Fall season. This is not a tryout but rather an opportunity for the league to understand the players enrolling in the program so we can best assess rosters, EDP divisions and overall number of players interested.

Teams will practice 2 nights per week with games on Saturdays.

Travel Program


The travel teams are required to try out and all registered players will be evaluated and selected for teams. This is completed at the conclusion of the Spring season to establish teams for the following year.

Travel teams are committed to a Fall and Spring season with the option for additional Winter training if desired.

Teams practice 2 nights per week with games generally on Saturday or Sundays (some weeknight games may occur).

What to expect at Tryouts

Coaches will run a series of exercises and small sided games to assess your child’s technical and tactical skills and will also consider their competitiveness, coachability, and commitment.

After tryouts occur, coaches will meet and determine the number of teams and rosters.

The VP of Travel will notify parents via email requesting registration for the upcoming season.

What if my child does not make a team?

SYSA also offers a recreational program for your child to continue to develop their skills.

Additionally, we would urge your child to attend local camps and clinics to keep working on their skills and try again next year!


Travel teams also have the opportunity to participate in tournaments throughout the year.

Participation is not required and is at the discretion of the coach. SYSA will work with teams that are interested in participating in a tournament to help offset the team fees.

As tournaments become available you can find more information about them here: events page

Travel FAQ

2 practices during the week. Length of practice varies based on age group. 

1 match on the weekend.

Matches are typically scheduled for Saturdays, however this may change based on scheduling and inclement weather.

The Fall season begins at the end of August and concludes the last week of October. The Spring season begins in April and concludes at the end of May. The start of a season may vary due to weather conditions and holiday weekends. Both seasons are typically eight weeks long with playoffs and an additional two weeks for preseason season training.

Schedules are determined by the NHSL. Once the NHSL finalizes the schedule the VP of Travel will distribute the NHSL web link to each team.

If you have recently registered, the club may have yet to form teams for a given season. Once placed on a team the coach will reach out via email. If you’re concerned that you haven’t heard from a coach, please feel free to contact us.