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Townsend-Ashby Youth Soccer Association

Townsend-Ashby Youth Soccer Association

About Travel Teams

TAYSA is a proud 30-year member of the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL). The objective of the NVYSL is to develop and promote a vital and exciting youth soccer program among its participating clubs. This is accomplished through organized competitive soccer play and programs designed to educate and develop players, coaches and referees.

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  1. The MTOC1 Group is for teams to compete to represent NVYSL at the Division 1 MTOC Tournament in the spring season.
  2. The MTOC2 Group is for teams to compete to represent NVYSL at the Division 2 MTOC tournament in the spring season. 
  3. The Recreational Group is Non-Outcome based play for U10 and Outcome based for U12 and older. 
  • Recreational Group play is offered for U10 
  • MTOC1 Group, MTOC2 Group, and Recreational Group play are offered for U12 and U14 
  • MTOC1 Group and MTOC2 Group play are offered for U16 in the spring season 
  • MTOC1 Group play is offered for U18 and U19 in the spring season 
  • Recreational Group play is offered for high-school-age players in the fall season

A minimum of four teams will be required to have regular competition in each Group unless the Board makes a specific exception. 
In the spring season the League representatives to the MTOC tournament will be based on the results of play in the end-of-season NVYSL Nashoba Cup (NCup) Tournament. 

Clubs may submit teams in any Group that is offered.

  • U10 teams will be placed in flights by the U10 Directors based on previous records to provide the most even competition.
  • MTOC teams will be placed in MTOC1 and MTOC2 Groups by the Competition Committee based on the team records the previous spring and previous fall and any other information deemed appropriate by the Competition Committee. The placement of MTOC teams in flights within a MTOC Group will be by random draw.
  • U12-U19 Recreational Group teams will be placed in flights as determined by the Age Director and the Competition Committee. In the Recreational Group, consideration will be given to a club request to place multiple club teams in separate flights. 


  • Promote good sportsmanship. 
  • Do not tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior by coaches, players or spectators. 
  • Promote good soccer through the development of ball and game skills. 
  • Maintain rosters. 
  • Provide a list of potential candidates for voting and nonvoting members of the Board. 
  • For the FALL playing season, ensure that all players on all teams play at least half of each game. For all Recreation teams, ensure that all players play at least half of each game in both the Fall AND Spring seasons. Exceptions shall only be for injuries, sickness or discipline. 
  • A player shall only play for one team in the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League.*


 Please note that starting in the 2015-2016 TAYSA will not accept or grant non-resident waivers unless one of the following four criteria is met. 

(a) player lives in town part-time with a non-custodial parent or guardian,
(b) player attends school in the town,
(c) player is grandfathered through two previous seasons of consecutive play, and
(d) the club does not offer play for the player's age and gender.



Townsend-Ashby Youth Soccer Association
P.O. Box 589 
Townsend, Massachusetts 01469

Email: [email protected]

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