New Monomoy Youth Soccer Program Announced

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Monomoy Regional School District , Sports , Soccer

A new Monomoy Youth Soccer Program was created to give young boys and girls from the towns of Chatham and Harwich the opportunity to play youth soccer at a higher level while staying in town. FILE PHOTO

Monomoy’s soccer program just got a little more serious.

On Monday night, the South Coast Soccer League voted to accept the newly-formed Monomoy Youth Soccer program as a member of its league. Monomoy Youth Soccer was spearheaded by president Jason Laramee and vice president Jenn Peterson, who serves as the girls varsity coach at Monomoy Regional High School.

“Although the rec departments offer some opportunities, if kids wanted to play at a higher level they would have to play for Oceana, the soccer club out of Nauset, or somewhere else,” Peterson said. “As the girls soccer coach at the high school, I often felt we were at a disadvantage that our players did not have the chance to play together year round and form the cohesiveness that many other programs have.

“I also have young children who are getting to the age where we are looking for them to play and was disappointed when I realized we would have to look elsewhere for that opportunity.”

Monomoy Youth Soccer plans to field travel teams for boys and girls in grades 3 through 6. There will also be instructional/intramural programming for pre-K through second graders.

Peterson said a website and registration would be available in the near future. Those interested in learning more can sign up at bit.ly/3ANmR7M.