On May 12th, the board of directors for Stratford Youth Soccer met to discuss the impact that Covid-19 is having on our 2020 soccer season.  At this point the Ontario Soccer Association has suspended all soccer activities up to the end of June.

At this point our leagues are hopeful that the province will allow some version of our soccer season to happen, at a reduced cost to the clubs.

If the province does not allow youth sport activities in 2020, we will offer refunds to all who have registered.

The board of Stratford Youth Soccer are fully aware that some families are experiencing financial hardship and we want to communicate the options available to you at this time.

1.      If you would like a refund now, we are offering them to you with a $50 admin fee.

2.      If you opt to leave the registration fee with Stratford Youth Soccer for enrollment in the 2021 season, then you will not have to pay the inflationary increase that would be charged next year and your athlete will automatically make the team.

3.      If you would like a partial refund and leave some money with Stratford Youth Soccer as a donation, SYS would be extremely grateful as we still have experienced major costs, not having anticipated the effects the virus would have on our soccer programs

Our preferred route would be Option #2.  Although we have been managing the finances prudently, Stratford Youth Soccer is facing a large financial deficit without your assistance.  Please consider this but we understand that for some this won’t be an option.

Please email admin@stratfordyouthsoccer.com to let us know if you have any questions.


Stratford Youth Soccer Community

As you are all aware, Ontario Soccer made the difficult but right decision on March 12, 2020, to suspend all sanctioned soccer events and activities in the province indefinitely. Since then we all have been social distancing to ensure the health and safety our players, coaches, match officials, other volunteers and staff.

Like all of you, we are not sure what the 2020 soccer season is going to look like but we are doing our best to be prepared for a potential return to play. To that effect, we have set up a strategic committee to look at various scenarios and continue to meet regularly as the situation develops.

At this time we are not cancelling any of our outdoor programs. In fact, if you are thinking about signing up for one of our summer programs, we would still encourage you to do so to allow us to better plan the resources we may need. We understand that the COVID-19 situation has caused financial hardships for many so we would recommend that if you are going to register you select the “Office Payment” option during registration. If you register from today onward and choose “Office Payment” this will secure your child’s spot and you will not be required to pay your fee until shortly before the season starts (we will communicate payment deadlines to all those who choose this option once more information is available).

We are working closely with our partners and governing bodies to determine the best next steps to ensure all participants can have a safe and healthy return to soccer. Currently, Ontario Soccer has mandated that all soccer activities are cancelled for the month of June and we will update you as further information becomes available.

We strongly encourage you to stay connected with the Stratford soccer community through the SYS website and social media. We will be posting any updates to both our website and social media and are continuing to provide a forum for players and families to connect through our social media to share training ideas and fun ways to stay active. In fact, our coaches have already started posting drills and challenges to help keep your skills sharp! Make sure you like and follow our pages to keep up to date with all of our posts.

Website: www.stratfordyouthsoccer.com

Email: admin@stratfordyouthsoccer.com

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We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you all back at the soccer field when we are able to resume soccer activities.

Stay positive, safe and healthy!


Yours in Soccer

Lori Misuraca
Stratford Youth Soccer
Communications Administrator


travel try outs


Travel Fees for 2020 Season

U9-U12 $425.00 ***SAVE $50.00 if paid by November 30th, 2019- pay only $375.00

U13-U18 $475.00 ***SAVE $50.00 if paid by November 30th, 2019 – pay only $425.00



Click link below for the Travel Rules


Travel Players Refund Policy:

Refund requests received by March 31st will receive a 50% refund

No refunds issued on or after April 1st

2020 SYS Travel Teams

U9 Girls

Head Coach Samantha McRae

Asst Coach John Shantz

Asst Coach/Manager Catherine Walsh

U10 Girls

Head Coach Keith Donnelly 

Asst. Coach Lisa Barton

Asst. Coach Rick Dunseith

U11 Girls 

Head Coach Joe Meyer

Asst. Coach Marcel Misuraca

Asst Coach Mike Janmaat

Manager Nikki Meyer

U12 Girls 
Head Coach Dean Rintoul

Ass.Coach Darryl Thompson

Ass. Coach Declan Rintoul

Asst. Coach Jeff Iacobellis

Manager Melissa Rintoul 

U13 Girls

Head Coach Janis Antonio

Asst. Coach Matt Smith

Asst. Coach Dave Cassone

Asst. Coach Dave Sheldon

Manager Chris Powell

U14/15 Girls
Head Coach Melissa Hinds

Asst. Coach Ryan Flanagan 

U16 Girls

Head Coach Rene Daigle 

Asst. Coach

Manger Angie Ballantyne

U17/18 Girls

Head Coach Mike Vancea

Asst. Coach Todd Steel

Asst. Coach Edwin Mena

Manager Barb Thibeault

U10 Boys – white

Head Coach Celeste Mitchell

Asst. Coach Kenny Murphy 

U10 Boys – black

Head Coach Carla Cassone

Asst. Coach Mike DeGraaf

U10 Boys – red

Head Coach Todd Campbell

Asst. Coach Rob Douglas

U11 Boys 

Head Coach Steve Ollson 

Asst. Coach Matt Johnson

Asst. Coach Bruce Pepper

Manager Ashley Blackburn

U12 Boys 

Head Coach Declan Kelly

Asst Coach Tony Benton

Asst Coach Jeff Iacobellis

U13 Boys 

Head Coach Colin Murphy

Asst. Coach Jamie Eddleston

Asst. Coach Steve Olson

U14 Boys

Head Coach Ryan Harrison

Asst. Coach Kenny Murphy

U15 Boys

Head Coach John Corsaut

Asst. Coach Jeff Iacobellis 

Asst. Coach Bob Vrbanac

Manager John Selbie

U16 Boys
Head Coach Robert Fitzgerald

Asst. Coach Jeron Barel 

Manager Carrie Muir

U17/18 Boys
Head Coach Chris Gaylor

Asst. Coach Dave Cassone

Asst. Coach Don Herlick