History of Sudbury Youth Soccer

Articles of organizationOn July 25, 1973 a small group of Sudbury parents met on Dawson Drive, picked up on the cooperation going on between church leaders, Sudbury Park and Rec, and Lincoln-Sudbury High School, and made official an idea they’d been talking about - Sudbury Youth Soccer. They submitted Articles of Organization to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and officially created the Sudbury Youth Soccer Association. Today we recognize and celebrate this founding step of Sudbury Youth Soccer - a town soccer club that would grow in size and scope but crucially retain the founding spirit of the club: make soccer fun for the youth of Sudbury.

The new organization was called the “Sudbury Youth Soccer Association” because the founders wanted to be inclusive of all youth of Sudbury, a tradition the club continues to uphold today.

SYSA newspaper articleThe next day an article ran in the Sudbury Citizen announcing “Fall Soccer for SYSA” and the program quickly grew - 400 players within a couple of years; 800 soon after that. As well 100s of volunteers giving freely of their time to ensure a positive sporting experience for our children. From those humble beginnings Sudbury Youth Soccer has grown to serve over 1000 Sudbury youth every season.