Hill House Boston United Program Overview
Hill House's Boston United is a travel soccer program that enters teams into the Boston Area Youth Soccer Leagues with teams in grades 3 to 6. United is a select offering for more advanced soccer players looking to learn, commit, compete and develop their skills at a higher level. Teams will play against local towns' travel teams in the Boston Area Youth Soccer league (BAYS) in both the fall AND spring. Participation requires a significant commitment due to the travel involved. Teams will be led by top coaches with both individual and team skill taught each week.
Hill House Boston United Soccer Spring 2023 Tryout Information
Spring 2023 Tryout Info Session Zoom Recording
Spring 2023 Tryout Info Session PowerPoint
Spring 2023 Tryout Rubric
HH United Grade 3 Try-Outs (2023-2024 season) - Sun 5/07
***This registration is for players entering grade 3 only. By registering, you are certifying your player will be in grade 3 next fall. Certification will be required for all players.***
Please arrive at 2:15 for check-in. This try-out session will run Sunday, 5/07, from 2:30-4:00pm at Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields. Players should arrive in athletic clothing, with shin pads and non-metal cleats. Teams will be announced early the following Tuesday 5/9 or 5/16 if we run a makeup tryout.
Register (free): May 7th Sunday 2:30-4:00pm
HH United Grades 4-6 Try-Outs (2023-2024 season) - Fri 5/05
***This registration is for players entering grades 4-6 only.***
This try-out session will run Friday, 5/05, from 5:30-6:55pm at Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields. Players should arrive in athletic clothing, with shin pads and non-metal cleats. Teams will be announced 5/09 or 5/16 depending on whether or not we run a makeup tryout.
Register (free): May 5th Friday 5:30-6:55pm
United 2nd Grade Academy (must be entering 3rd grade in Fall 2023)
For any 2nd graders interested in learning about Hill House's United travel soccer program-- join us on the Common for these weekly foot skills clinics. These sessions will expose your player to the next level of fundamentals and skills needed to jump from in-house to the travel level. Learn with our current staff of United coaches and volunteers so your player is ready for try-outs in May!
Register: Mondays 4:00
Hill House United offers its players:
- A professional or club level head coach for each team
- Weekly team practice in the fall and spring (Friday)
- Entry into Boston Area Youth Soccer League
- A full uniform for every player
Weekly foot skills clinic in the fall and spring (Monday)
United Practice Squad:
As a program, we are unfortunately limited to 1 team per grade for boys and girls due to lack of additional field space. The practice squad is for any players in grades 3-6 who want to be a long term part of the program but were not able to secure a game roster spot initially. The practice squad offers these players a full United uniform, participation in weekly Friday team practices, exposure to the skills being taught by coaches, and potential for game involvement on a rotating, equitable, basis as attendance allows. This way, practice squad players are keeping up to speed while also playing and leading their teams at in fall in-house leagues to apply these newly developed skills to prepare for next year's try-outs. Due to yearly attrition and eventual roster expansion (rosters increase from 12 to 16 by grade 5), these players stand a great chance (though not guaranteed) to make the game roster once space allows over time.
Weekly "Foot Skills" clinic:
Held on Mondays in the fall and spring seasons, these clinics are open to all Boston United players and will be focused on ball manipulation and increasing technical skills. Every player will have a soccer ball and the emphasis will be on getting as many touches on the ball as possible while building up the complexity of skill each week. Each clinic will finish with small sided games where new skills will be encouraged to be used in a game situation. These clinics will be directed by United staff coaches.
(NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE- RETURN TBD) United Goalkeeper Clinic:
For any current Hill House Boston United players interested in learning the unique position of goalkeeper, join coach Jonny before United Friday practices. Our clinic will focus on catching, footwork, distribution and much more!
Boston United will be entering teams into Futsal Leagues in the Boston area this winter. This is an additional and optional program. Girls will play games on Saturdays and Boys on Sundays. More information can be obtained from your team manager or Marshall Caldera. This is open to current United players only.
The Ebersol fields are home to United Soccer. Located right on the Esplanade, these fields can best be accessed by the MBTA on the red line (Charles/MGH), as well as the orange and green lines (North Station/Science Park). By foot they are best accessible via the footbridges at corner of Charles St & Cambridge St or at the bottom of Blossom St. Parking is limited, and currently the small lot accessible off of Storrow Drive is closed due to construction. Aside from this space, metered parking is available on Blossom St, Charles St, Cambridge St, and across the bridge in Cambridge (Kendall Square) within walking distance. If carpooling, the Mass Eye & Ear lot offers affordable Saturday rates.
Questions about Hill House's Boston United?
Contact Senior Athletics Coordinator John King at email@example.com with any questions, comments or concerns.
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