The ORYA Soccer Program is a very progressive, inclusionary model designed to enhance skill acquisition and help children develop a LOVE of the game, while promoting long-term, healthy life-style habits in an enjoyable and age appropriate environment. We place tremendous emphasis on basic skill acquisition and individual comfort with the ball. These technical skills are the building blocks every player needs for long term success and enjoyment in soccer.


ORYA’s soccer program is broken into two programs. Our Academy program offers a focus on developing an important skill base and passion for the game while practicing and playing in-house. Players are grouped by birth year and introduced to exercises, fun games, and scrimmage related play with & without restrictions to encourage skill & IQ development.

Our Travel program begins at the U11 (2006 birth year) level and continues to the U15 (2002 birth year) age group. Teams are created and assigned to specific coaches for the season and if multiple teams are selected they’ll be created based on ability. Our goal is to find a like-ability place for all players to play and continue development. Teams will compete in the New Hampshire Youth Soccer League (NHYSL) and will participate in at least one tournament in the fall and spring.

Both programs are required to promote quality of play over results, provide even playing time for all players and nurture a passion for the game.

  • Fall Academy

    Within our Academy program we offer options for players born in 2011-2007. The Spring Academy program differs from our fall program with fewer sessions per week for some age groups. 2011’s will only meet once per week while all other Academy groups will practice once per week and meet for scrimmage related games on Sundays at Tibbetts field.

    Registration Deadline August 11th


    LOCATION: Tibbetts Field

    Fall Academy Schedule & Cost

  • Fall Travel

    Our spring travel program is a carryover of teams and age groups from the fall season. While teams retain most players, any new players are welcome to join the program. ORYA Coaches will evaluate which team will be a best fit for each new player. Teams will compete in the NHYSL and will compete in at least one tournament held over

    LOCATION: Tibbetts Field







The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.