Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Laws of the Game (soccer rules)


There has been numerous questions in regards to the Laws of the Game.  In this section we will highlight, and link, some of the most often questioned laws. Coaches, and parents, who have questions about these laws should take some time to read the attached links.

Direct vs Indirect Kicks

Tournament Options for Easton Soccer Teams

A comprehensive list of tournaments in Massachusetts can be found here:


Below you will find a list of tournaments that have been sanctioned by Massachusetts Youth Soccer. In order to be considered a sanctioned tournament, the hosting organization must submit an Application to Host Tournament and supporting documentation to the Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Office and the application must be approved. Tournaments scheduled for the same dates are listed in the order in which the Tournament Hosts submitted their Application to Host a Tournament.

CLICK HERE  - For the Easton Soccer List of Tournaments

2015 Fall Coaches Meeting

For coaches who missed the meeting and for those in attendance to review - you will find the presentation at the link below. Please email John Barata (doc@eastonsoccer.com) with questions or comments.

   2015 Fall Coaches Meeting Presentation  
 2015 Fall DOC Presentation

NEW 2015 CORI Instructions

Mass Youth Soccer just announced a new process, outlined below.

If you are receiving this email, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to  CLICK HERE - Online CORI Link should then follow the instructions on that page about whether to click on the blue registration button or the green registration button.  Please note that you will need a head shot photo of yourself to complete the registration process.  If you have any technical difficulties, you can call Affinity Sports at 800-808-7195 10am EST to 10PM EST Monday - Friday and 10am to 7:30pm EST Saturday and Sunday.  
  2. After you complete the registration process, be sure to make a note of your User ID and password, as you'll need those again to submit your CORI check.
  3. After you complete the registration process, you will receive an email with a link to the site at which you can then submit your CORI check.  After you submit the CORI check, you must print the CORI check and sign it.
  4. You will need to give me the printed/signed CORI check and show me your photo ID.  I am required to verify a completed process for each participant. Please email me acori@eastonsoccer.com (Jessica Dubin) to arrange time and place for us to meet.

Travel Schedules & Reschedules


Any game that needs to be rescheduled (regardless of reason) will be handled directly by the involved coaches.  You must contact the opposing coach and arrange for the logistics of your reschedule. We've posted our Easton Travel Soccer Field Schedule HERE.  Please find and open time to reschedule your game.

Copy and Paste the attached file into email and complete the needed info:


How to Become a Coach

Register online to become a coach!


Our DOC (Director of Coaching)

Who is this John Barata?


Approximately ten years ago Easton Soccer hired John Barata as our Director of Coaching.  He provides an invaluable amount of professionalism to a town soccer program, which many towns do not have. As director of coaching, he provides training to players and coaching, professional assistance with the Easton Soccer board, and organizes all or our training programs.  He is an invaluable resource, which allows us to provide comprehensive and professional programs.


John graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA where he was the Captain of the Men's Soccer Team from 1997-1999. He was an All-New England All-Star selection in 1999 and was a three time member of the NE-10 All-Conference Team. John received the highest athletic accolade from the college -- The Premier Male Senior Student-Athlete Award -- as well as defensive, offensive, and most valuable player of the year awards. In 2009 he was inducted into the Immaculate High School “Hall of Fame” Class of 2009 and the Assumption College 2011.

John currently holds the USSF "A" License, the NSCAA Premier Diploma, the USYS National License.


Coaches, John is here for you!  If you are struggling with a lesson plan, have questions about games, positions....he is here for you!



Hello Easton Soccer Families – Fall soccer is upon us!!

Easton Soccer is very excited to continue the all-inclusive Easton Soccer Academy for players in grade 2 thru 6. These players will experience high level training and learn in a stress free environment. Our High School teams will kick off their quests to make the state tournaments. Please get out and support the teams. The high school games are a great experience for the entire family. In addition, we have the great fortune to have the New England Revolution right down the road – please get out and support the MLS!

Here is a little reminder about how we can all prepare for this upcoming season:

Players can....

Start to get those touches on the ball outside – the weather is EXCELELNT. Go visit the kick wall at Oliver Ames and kick it against the wall a couple hundred times a day. Challenge yourself and make up games! Play one touch, two touch and even three touch against the wall. A fun game to play is wall ball with a friend or two. Try to juggle off the wall. Invite some friends over and get ready to PLAY some 3 v 3 to get back into the soccer mode! The fall will be a great chance for all players to take chances and take risks in the game!


Get out your sweatshirts and coffee mugs … fall training and games are right around the corner. Just like the spring season - start rehearsing your lines for pre-game and after game discussion --- here are some helpful hints: “What do you want to do for dinner after your game?... I hope you have FUN today!...Did you enjoy your game? …You looked so good out there working hard!... Let’s go get some hot chocolate!” These helpful hints and preparations will ensure a successful soccer season.


Start to plan your training sessions for the season and get your cones, bibs and soccer balls ready. You may want to leave the whistle at home. Set up your parent meeting to lay out the expectations you have for the season and recruit the parents to help with the team. Keep in mind that the fall provides a great opportunity for player development with NO PRESSURE. Please focus on playing all the players and maximizing their individual/team development. Remember that the most important thing you can do is let the kids be kids. Let them explore and be creative. Creativity is their BIGGEST asset --- let them use it. Finally – we have a large number of lesson plans and activities on our website – please review.

I look forward to seeing you all out on the pitch!