After year off, NPYSA looks for comeback

After year off, NPYSA looks for comeback

NORTH PROVIDENCE – After a pandemic year with no recreation soccer, the North Providence Youth Soccer Association is looking to make its return and bring back families.

NPYSA’s Aldo Luna told The North Providence Breeze there are about 90 people signed up in the early days of registrations for fall soccer, starting the second week of September, and they expect close to the traditional 300 to be signed up before the start of the year.

NPYSA, which opened back up to competitive soccer in April but with no concession stand and with strict health protocols in place, is getting a lot of calls and emails from parents looking to get their children back involved with activities post-pandemic and as things open back up, said Luna.

For those who are new to what NPYSA offers, there are the Little Strikers for ages 4-6, where British Academy instructors are brought in to help each age, the U8 group, for boys and girls ages 7-8 with their volunteer coaches, the 9-11 group, also with volunteer coaches, and the older co-ed division for ages 12-15.

All games are held at Ricci Middle School, where there is plenty of space for everyone, said Luna. He said the NPYSA could always use more support from the town.

North Providence Youth Soccer Association is now accepting fall registration for the season starting Sept. 11. NPYSA offers its 8-week fall registration program for children ages 7-15 and 6-week little strikers for children ages 4-6.

Players can register online at www.npysa.org.