Thursday, July 30, 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 Spring 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 ( with questions or comments.

   2015 Spring Coaches Meeting Presentation  
 2015 Spring DOC Presentation

CORI Instructions

CORI checks need to be done on ALL new coaches of 18 years or older.  Once complete they are good for three years and then need to be rechecked.  

2014 CORI Requirements:

Here is the CORI registration information:

  1. Go to the MYSA site at Massachusetts Youth Soccer CORI/ KIDSAFE Form and fill out the CORI/KIDSAFE Form. Make sure you do the following:
    1. Enter Easton Youth Soccer as the organization. DO NOT use abbreviations.
    2. Enter the last 6 numbers of your SSN.
  2. Send me a copy of your picture ID (driver license or Passport) by either email or postal mail. NOTE: Travel coach pictures are a separate from this process.
    1. Email, filename should be in the following format “LnameFname.jpg or pdf”, enter CORI as the e-mail Subject.
    2. Postal Mail – Please contact me if you need my address (any hard copies received will be scanned and then destroyed).
    3. We are required to keep an electronic copy of your ID on a secured USB drive which will then be locked up.
CORI Status - You can view your CORI expiration status on at the MYSA website.
Click on the “Approved Adults in Organizations A – E”. Scroll down to Easton Youth Soccer and then look for your name/expiration date.

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!