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Soo City United Registration is Now Open (U13-U18)

Soo City United registration is now open.

2023/24 teams have been selected.

We look forward to seeing you at The NCC on November 5.

2023/2024 Junior United Coaches Announced

SYSC Development Program Committee are pleased to announce the 2023/2024 Junior United Coaches! Assistant coaches and managers will be selected by the head coach for each age group.

U8(2016) Girls - Mario Palumbo

U8(2016) Boys - to be announced

U9(2015) Girls - Jessica Boniferro

U9(2015) Boys - Eugene Pagliaro

U10(2014) Girls - Paolo Demarco

U10(2014) Boys - Ross Romano

U11(2013) Girls - Don Muto

U11(2013) Boys - Ross Romano

U12(2012) Girls - AP Baillargeon-Smith

U12(2012) Boys - Steve Mazzuca

Junior United Schedule Revisions!

Due to the influx of registrations in the Junior United Program the schedule will change. Please be advised that NCC time during the winter is quite restricted due to high demand. Teams are grouped accordingly to allow friendly matches amongst teams, utilizing both turfs (curtain up). This will allow teams to play games simulating proper outdoor field sizes. Please note SYSC will attempt to book extra time on Sunday if numbers in each age group continue to grow, and two turfs are required for that group. Training will commence November 4th, 2023.

Tentatively the schedule will be as follows:


U8 Girls – 8:30 am – 10:00 am - Turf 1

U9 Girls - 8:30 am - 10:00 am - Turf 2

U8 Boys – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Turf 1

U9 Boys - 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Turf 2

U11 Boys - 11:30 am- 1:00 pm - Turf 1 and 2

U10 Girls – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Turf 1

U11 Girls – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Turf 2

U12 Girls – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Turf 1

U10 Boys - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Turf 2

U12 Boys – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Turf 1 and 2

Soo City United –


Please click the link below to see the 2023/24 Soo City United roster selections. 

We thank everyone who tried out this week and hope that you keep playing soccer in the future as it provides a great opportunity to get fit and meet new friends along the way.

Keep checking as new rosters will be posted as they come in.


As we say goodbye to another successful soccer season, SYSL would like to thank all of the coaches, managers, players, referees, parents, sponsors, support staff and anyone else who has volunteered their time to help out during the summer. We could not do it without you! We'll see you back on the pitch soon.

SYSL Year End Banquet

Come celebrate the Sault Youth Soccer League's Year End Banquet with us. A great way to cap an awesome season!

September 11th
Girls ages U9 - U11
Players & coaches free
Tickets available at soccer office - cash or cheque only
Extra tickets for children ages 6 - 10 is $15.00 Adults $30.00

September 12th
Boys U9 - U11
Players & coaches free
Tickets available at soccer office - cash or cheque only
Extra tickets for children ages 6 - 10 is $15.00 Adults $30.00

September 13th
Boys and girls U12/U13/U14/U15/U16+
Players & coaches free
Tickets available at soccer office - cash or cheque only
Extra tickets for children ages 6 - 10 is $15.00 Adults $30.00

Tickets can be purchased at the Sault Youth Soccer Office on Elizabeth Street - Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 3:00pm. Cash or cheques only. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The event will be held at The Machine Shop at 83 Huron Street with doors opening at 5:30pm. See you there!

The Soo Junior United link is now live and accepting registrations.

The Soo Junior United link is now live and accepting registrations.

Team sizes are capped. First come, first registered.

2012 – max of 32
2013 – max of 32
2014 – max of 28
2015 – max of 28
2016 – max of 24 

Junior United training Winter Session goes from November – May
Begins November 5th – May 12th.

Saturdays 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

No training Christmas break (Dec 25 – January 5), Family Day – February 19th,
March Break (March 11-15) Easter Weekend (April 1), Last week before May long weekend

*Only our winter program participants will be eligible for 2024 spring tournaments.

Cost: $350 plus Sports Engine Fees or two installments of $175.

Questions specific to Winter Programming please Contact Brad Notte – United General Manager or 705-257-6715

Questions or problems with registration, please contact Shirley Robertson at or 705 759-8840

Important Highlights for 2023/2024!

SYSC has submitted a Special Dispensation form to Great North Soccer Association requesting increased travel for ages U9-U11. SYSC was granted permission to play up to 12 games per season, which equates to 4 tournament participations due to a guaranteed minimum of three games per tournament.

Proposed tournament schedule for U9-U12 – Traverse City – April, Petoskey May, Grand Rapids August, Petoskey or Traverse City September or any other sanctioned tournament.

Teams are permitted to participate in the Northern Michigan Soccer Alliance (NMSA) next spring. Coaching staff are encouraged to seek these opportunities independently and SYSC will assist with administration processes. All teams will seek approval from the Development Program committee regarding league and tournament/festival participation.

House league 2024 for Junior Players – SYSC is committed to providing the proper curriculum to all grassroots players as outlined by Ontario Soccer. According to Ontario soccer standards grassroots players should have a specific ratio of games and practices per week. Currently this is only achieved by having junior united players play in the house league program. Moving forward SYSC will focus on procedures to ensure all junior united players are playing in an appropriate development environment.

Please check out our Junior United Policies on (below)

Soo United Brings Back Quite A Haul From Grand Rapids

Over 250 players, coaches and managers, as well as their families, travelled to Grand Rapids Michigan over the Aug 18-20 weekend to compete in The Grand Rapids Cup and represented our program and our city like only Saultites can.

Our Junior United program captured 5 titles and a Gold Division Finalist honour.

Congrats to all of the winners and to all of the participants who played their hearts out in the 30+ degree heat.

Grand Rapids Jr United Gold Medal Winners

2015 Jr United Boys Thunder (undefeated) - Coach - Eugene Pagliaro
2014 Jr United Girls Tornadoes (undefeated) - Coach Paolo Demarco (only female team to win age group)
2014 Jr United Boys Thunder (undefeated) - Coach Chris Siegman
2012 Jr United Boys Thunder and Lightning - Co-Gold Medal Recipients - Coaches Steve Mazzuca and Brad Slagel (this is the 2nd tournament in a row this group had both entered teams make the tournament finals)
2011 Jr United Boys Thunder - Coach Jeff Diluzio

Grand Rapids Jr United Finalists
2014 Jr United Boys Lightning - Gold Division Finalist - Coach Dave Culina

Notable mentions:
2011 Jr United Girls went undefeated in round robin play - did not progress to final due to tie breaking rules - Coach Marcel Giordano

2015 Jr United Girls went 2-1 in round robin in their first ever tournament defeating one of the teams that advanced to the finals - Coach Jessica Boniferro

While the season is almost over, stay tuned for banquet and Jr United registration announcements coming soon.

#grandrapidscup #saultyouthsoccer #saultstemarie #soccer


As you know, Soo United is affiliated with Whitecaps FC out of London, ON. There will be an in-person and virtual Parent Townhall session on Sept 11 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Have any questions you want answered with regards to OPDL? This is your chance to have them answered.
Please register through the link provided.

#whitecapsfc #saultyouthsoccer #soccer #soccertraining


There have been some questions raised to the league recently with regards to Soo Junior United players playing in the house league system.

SYSL follows Ontario Soccer Guidelines and stick to these recommendations for the best interest of the children that participate locally.

Ontario Soccer mandate: Every Grassroots player deserves an enjoyable experience with the game, regardless of the role they play, their age, their level of experience or their ability.  An enjoyable experience means that they have access to high quality programs where they can have fun with their friends. Learn new skills and play the game. 

Beginning at age 8, players who are looking for more development can join the Junior United program for extra training during the winter and summer months. It is mandated that all players play in the house league system until the U13 age group. Each team gets the same number of  Junior United players on a team.  If we didn't do this, we would have less teams in each division and limited games for those who train extra all year round. This philosophy makes everyone better. There are some players that perform better than children currently enrolled in the United program. Players who don't currently play on the United teams may be the best player by the time they are teenagers. Everyone develops at a different level. 

Junior United Philosophy – SYSC’s responsibility is to ensure that all players in the Junior United program can enjoy soccer in a safe, fun, accessible, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate environment. 

Our sport is not like others with multiple levels according to skill level and having to try out to make a team. The house league system allows all to play in a safe environment and if a child wants to pursue soccer at a higher level then they can take that next step at U13. Until then, our league and coaches will bring the same energy to all players, encouraging all along the way.

Please remember that everyone is a volunteer trying to make a positive change because someone did it for them when they were younger. Also, be respectful to our young referees because without them we would not have the ability to play these games.

We are in this together. Play. Inspire. Unite.

Be a great spectator

Parents, please follow the guidelines on being a good spectator. This is a time for our children to have fun, learn a new skill and make friends.
Just a reminder to sit on the opposite side of the field from the benches. Let the coaches and volunteers do their jobs without in-game input.
Let's have a fun summer!

Playing in the rain

Q:  Do we play soccer in the rain?

A:  Yes. It is up to the referee to cancel a game. This will occur most likely occur when there is lightning in the area. You are not obliged to attend any game if you feel uncomfortable with the weather forecast. Contact your coach to see if enough players are attending.

If there is no referee present, for example U7 age group and younger, then it will be up to the coaches to call it.

Unfortunately, practices and games will not be able to be rescheduled due to the length of the season and field availability.

Please follow us on social media for up to date game cancellations. 

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Q:  Do we play soccer in the rain?

A:  Yes. It is up to the referee to cancel a game. This will occur mostly when there is lightning in the area. Please follow us on social media for up to date game cancellations. (see below)

Q:  Which field will my child play at?

A:   U5 – U6 will play at Queen Elizabeth (John Rhodes)

       U7 – U18 will play at Strathclair (Second Line)

Q:  How long does the season last?

A:  The season ends at the end of August.

Q:  What equipment will my child require?

A:  Your child will be provided a jersey, shorts and socks.

       Your child will need soccer cleats, shin guards and a water bottle with their name on it.

Q:  I want to follow you on social media.

A:  Great idea. Best place to get info instantly.

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Q:  I would like to be a sponsor. 

A:   Contact Sam (


Congratulations to all of our new referees that participated over the weekend to obtain their certification. A special thank you to Stacey Rizzo for being a mentor to all of these new recruits.

"Please be kind and respectful to our new additions, as they gain experience in their new roles. I look forward to working with all of them this summer." - Leni Mazzuca, Sault Youth Soccer Club Head Referee

Soo Soccer Celebrates Successful Season

Our awards banquet was held at The Machine Shop on Monday where we celebrated a very successful season with several tournament victories. We are proud of the way that these players have developed over the past season. These athletes represented our city at various tournaments across North America. Here are the award winners for each group. Each team had an MVP and a Coach's Award. Congrats to all of the deserving winners. And a big thank you to the coaches, assistants, managers, organizers and parents who have committed to the program. We look forward to the 2024 season.

U13 Girls
MVP-Alaina DeRubeis
Coaches Award-Saija Maione

U14 Girls
MVP-Meris McCabe
Coaches Award-Maddy Coulman

U15 Girls
MVP-Celina Pinelli
Coaches Award-Lila Jarrett

U16 Girls
MVP-Lauren Moran
MVP-Ayla Mazzuca
Coaches Award: Ava Barone, Keira Berlingieri,
Mattea Bruni, Abby Carlucci,
Vanessa Carota, Amy Clement,
Lauren Doyle-Moran, Ava Esson,
Bryce Gagnon, Abby Jaremko,
Kloe Kurylo, Sophie Lamour,
Ayla Mazzuca, Vivianna Merlino,
Lexi Shields, Tru Toms, Lola Valente

U18 Girls
MVP- Olivia Spadafora
Coaches Award-Gabby Lepore


U13 Boys
MVP-Isaac Sullivan
Coaches Award-Cy Devries

U15 Boys
MVP-Grayson Giordano
Coaches Award-Ryder Strachan

U17 Boys
MVP-Elijah Beaton
Coaches Award-Conner Magnan


Parents, caregivers, coaches and all Strathclair Field House users. Please be mindful when using the public washrooms. Players, make sure you let your coaches know when you go to the washrooms and go in pairs and please report anything suspicious. Adults should accompany younger children.