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 officialy begins at the 2008 birth year (U11) level and continues to the 2004 birth year (U15) 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 best developmental approach for the group of players we have. Teams will compete in the New Hampshire Youth Soccer League (NHYSL) and or Northern New England Soccer League (NNESL) 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.

  • Birth Years: 2013-2014
    (U6) Coed/Girls

    ORYA’s youngest soccer program meets once per week and utilizes stations during each session to introduce players to fun games which focus on a specific skill being introduced.
    Players move from station to station, use their imaginations, build coordination and, hopefully, begin to develop a lifelong passion for the sport. We’re always in need of a few extra volunteers to support the program and will provide a full curriculum for the program.

    Full Program Description

    REG DEADLINE | Feb. 22

    OPTIONS | Mon or Sat

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field

  • Birth Years: 2011-2012
    (U8) Coed/Girls

    This program steps up to twice per week sessions with a mid-week practice day and a Saturday morning ‘game’ day. Players continue to develop skills through fun games and exercises that incorporate their imaginations to get them excited about specific exercises they’re being introduced to. Saturdays turn into fun, non-result based ‘games’ where small sided play is the focus. Game day offers players an introduction to soccer competition in an in-house environment where quality of play and building on what was learned at practice is the judgement of success.

    Full Program Description

    REG DEADLINE | Feb. 22

    OPTIONS | Coed or Girls

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field

  • Birth Years: 2009-2010
    (U10) Coed/Girls

    ORYA’s last completely in-house program offers twice per week practices and in-house games on Saturdays. Players begin to experience more structured practice sessions where building technical skills & small sided play are more overtly apparent. Fun games and exercises are still utilized to peak interest and build skills but coaches begin to increase expectations and build towards individual skill & small sided play milestones. Saturday games are still non-result based with success still being judged on the quality of play within the game rather than the end result.

    Full Program Description

    REG DEADLINE | Feb. 22

    OPTIONS | Coed or Girls

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field

    Birth Years: 2004-2008

    Our Spring travel program offers players the opportunity to compete in the NHSL or NNESL town travel-based and local club-level leagues. Our no-cut approach creates birth year based teams and utilizes dedicated, volunteer coaches and offers a fun learning environment. Some teams may participate in a tournament depending on player and coach availability.


    This low-pressure offering gives players the opportunity to get off the couch, get some touches on the ball and see soccer from a different perspective. Futsal is how the rest of the world plays indoor soccer and utilizes a special low-bounce ball to encourage it staying on the ground for tighter, individual play within a small-sided environment.

    Our program offers 10-12 weeks of play and we encourage families to play around any in-season sports or weekend activities. Signs ups will be ongoing during the entire session and each tuition can be prorated to encourage week to week participation.

    Saturdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20
    2:00-3:00: All U8 & U10 Academy
    3:00-4:00 All Travel Players
    Mast Way Gym


    Soccer Sphere is committed to making you a better player. Our staff includes some of area’s finest coaches and our camp groups are organized by age and ability to ensure that each camper is being trained at the right level with the proper ‘developmentally appropriate’ players. However, no matter what level, we stress the importance of fundamentals, team work and sportsmanship. Our goal is to challenge you each day, but our objective is to build confidence and increase each camper’s playing skills and knowledge of the game. But most of all… our objective is to have FUN!

    See you in 2019!



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.