SOCCER


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Not only is UNITED internationally synonymous with soccer, but it honors the collaborative relationship of the three towns that have comprised the Oyster River Cooperative School District since 1954 and been supported by the Oyster River Youth Association (ORYA) since 1991.

Our motto STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY celebrates the everyday contributions of parents and players in our volunteer driven organization and symbolizes what we can achieve when we put community first.

Click to learn more about our Badge, Story and Core Tenets!

2020-2021 WINTER INDOOR SOCCER

COVID-Safety: ORU Soccer is taking adherence to ORCSD and ORYA guidelines seriously. We expect all players, coaches and visitors to any ORCSD facility to adhere to our Indoor COVID-Safety Guidelines.  Below are a few highlights but all participants should read our guideline document thoroughly.

  • Every player and coach will be required to wear a mask AT ALL TIMES while in the gym.
  • Depending on age group, spectators will be either be limited or not allowed.
  • Every player, coach & spectator will be screened with temperature taken on-site prior to entry to gym space.
  • Practice groups will be limited to 16 participants

If you are not comfortable with those minimal elements above we recommend waiting until the 2021-2022 season to get back on the court. In the event the season is cut short due to State or ORCSD guidelines your volunteer AG will work with ORYA to determine if pro-rated refunds, credits or an alternative option can be offered. 

*Note that no refund or pro-rated refund will be given for any families that are required to quarantine during the season.

  • FUTSAL SKILL SESSIONS

    Open to any players – you don’t have to be part of ORU previously! Come try the exciting sport played around the world that contributed to the development of famous soccer players like Messi and Ronaldo. Futsal is a fast paced 5v5 small sided soccer game that emphasizes technical skill in high pressure situations that easily translates to the outdoor game. Played on a hard indoor surface without walls and using a smaller low bounce ball, futsal allows players a greater number of touches and lots of goal scoring opportunities. Once again, we are very excited to partner with Soccer Sphere, leveraging the experience and expertise of top level soccer coaches right here in our own backyard.  All sessions will be led by Marc Hubbard or Soccer Sphere staff assisted by a volunteer ORU coach.  

    SESSION 2 DATES | March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18

    Options by Birth Years:
    2012 & 2011 (U10) Coed | 8:30-9:30am 
    2010-2008 (U11-U13) GIRLS | 9:45-10:45am
    2010 & 2009 (U12) BOYS | 11:00-12:00

    2008 & 2007 (U13/U14) BOYS | 12:15-1:15pm

    Group Size | Limited to 16 players

    Location | High School
    Pro-Rating Available

Why do Durham, Lee and Madbury residents pay different rates? When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of our in-house, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not subsidized by town funding.

SPRING ACADEMY 2021 | 2016-2013 Birth Years

  • Birth Years: 2015-2016 (U6) Coed

    ORU’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.

    With the recent launch of Oyster River United, there are new sky blue branded Academy shirts for $12. If you have a royal blue ORYA shirt from a previous season that still fits, you are more than welcome to use that shirt again.  If you order a new shirt, they will be distributed at the beginning of the season.

    Difference in registration rates corresponds directly to town subsidy for youth, recreational sports. You can find more detail in the Program Outline on the website or reach out to the ORYA Office with any questions.

    REG DEADLINE | April 1

    +$30 LATE REGISTRATION | April 2 onward

    SATURDAYS |  9:00-9:45

    SATURDAYS |  May 1, 8, 16, 29, June 5, 12, 19

    *Rain Date June 26; No Session May 22

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field

    Order new academy shirt during registration

  • Birth Years: 2013-2014
    (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.

    With the recent launch of Oyster River United, there are new sky blue branded Academy shirts for $12. If you have a royal blue ORYA shirt from a previous season that still fits, you are more than welcome to use that shirt again.  If you order a new shirt, they will be distributed at the beginning of the season.

    Difference in registration rates corresponds directly to town subsidy for youth, recreational sports. You can find more detail in the Program Outline on the website or reach out to the ORYA Office with any questions.

    REG DEADLINE | April 1

    +$30 LATE REGISTRATION |  April 2 onward

    OPTIONS | Coed or Girls

    TUESDAYS | 5:15-6:15pm | April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15

    SATURDAYS | 10:15-11:15am | May 1, 8, 16, 29, June 5, 12, 19

    *Rain Dates, June 23 & June 26; No Session May 22

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field

    order new academy shirt during registration

Why is there a different player per town? When ORYA receives funding from the communities we serve, it directly subsidizes the participation of our in-house, recreational programs for members of that specific community. The differences between each residency-rate is a direct reflection of the expected or actual funding from each community in the budgeted year. If one community has a lower player fee, it means that community has chosen to reduce your participation fee in youth, recreational athletic programs. Travel-based programs are not subsidized by town funding.

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TRAVEL SOCCER 2021 | U9-U14

  • At this time, your registration signifies your commitment to playing in the spring travel season. ORU is not collecting player fees. It is not yet clear if leagues will be able to offer a safe playing environment. The player fee quoted below is the expected fee if leagues are offered as normal. Once the approach to the season and player fees are finalized and communicated ORYA will charge the CC saved to file for your player(s). If you do not have an active card saved to file ORYA will call you to process a payment over the phone.

    ORU sets roster caps for each age group based on league guidelines.  If the cap is reached, all subsequent players will be registered as ‘Training Only’ at a discounted rate until there are enough players to form a second team.  NOTE – roster preferences will be given to players from the primary served communities of Durham, Lee, and Madbury as well as players who have played in previous seasons until the registration deadline. Travel registration caps per age group are 12 for 7v7, 16 for 9v9, and 18 for 11v11

    2012 & 2011 (U9 & U10) COED and GIRLS

    GIRLS Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field
    COED Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field

    2010 (U11) Boys and GIRLS

    GIRLS Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field
    BOYS Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field

    2009 (U12) Boys and GIRLS

    GIRLS Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field
    BOYS Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field

    2008 (U13) Boys and girls

    GIRLS Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field
    BOYS Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field

    2007 & 2006 (U15) Boys

    BOYS Practices: Mondays & Wednesdays  | Time TBD |  Tibbetts Field

    REG DEADLINE | March 1

    +$30 LATE REGISTRATION | March 2-19

    SEASON | Late April to Mid June

    PRACTICES | Twice Per Week

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field 

    LEAGUE | NNESL – expected

    U9 & U10 TRAVEL | $165 expected

    U11 & OLDER  | $185 expected

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        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.