We are a youth oriented non-profit organization dedicated to the philosophy of personal development through teamwork, fair play and physical exercise. With over 400 players, Manchester East Soccer League provides intra-league competition for ages 4 to 18, inter-league competition for ages 12 to 18 and a whole lot of fun in the process! We encourage player development, emphasize teamwork and educate volunteers to assist our youth in becoming the best they can be.

Contact us at itsakick@mesl.org or 603-626-7833.

Our mailing address is:

MESL

PO Box 4233

Manchester, NH 03108-4233

Thank you to Quirk Chevrolet NH!

Quirk Chevrolet New Hampshire has been a very long-standing sponsor of Manchester East Soccer League!

From equipment, to clinics, to sponsorship, they have supported us tremendously over the years. This year, they stopped by with their sponsor check and a new sign for our fence. Thank you, Quirk Chevrolet New Hampshire, for your dedication to our soccer league and to our kiddos!!

A very special thank you from MESL to Merrimack Street Volvo for providing our CASH prizes!

Interested in sponsoring our great league? Or know someone who might? We NEED YOU!

MESL is asking for your support in sponsorship of our 2020 soccer season. Donations to MESL help ensure that each and every child in our community, who wants to play soccer, can play soccer - in a safe, clean, and fun environment. We’ve created many “package deals” so that we can offer better opportunities for you and your business to be NOTICED and to become part of our community. As you know, one of the most important forms of advertising is word of mouth and word of mouth spreads fast, as a sponsor of our league.

With over 400 players, Manchester East Soccer League provides intra-league competition for ages 4 to 18, inter-league competition for ages 12 to 18 and a whole lot of fun in the process! Padden Field at Stevens Pond Park also is home to the Central High School Girls soccer team and Manchester Girls Softball League.

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Ever wonder why we ask for help SOOO often?

Did you know that Manchester East Soccer League is run entirely by volunteers??

We need concession stand shift leaders, field liners, general help cleaning up the fields after games, referees, board members, team parents and more!

If you would like information about our open board positions, please contact Dan or any one of our board members.

We are currently looking for the following positions to be filled:

Concession Director

Director of Referees

Facility Director

Media Director

and

U6 Division Manager

U14 & U19 Division Manager

Calling all interested referees!

Referee Classes are offered periodically for anyone interested in becoming a patched ref.

Phase 3 ... message from Dan

Good evening MESL families,

I hope this email finds you and your families well, safe, and healthy.

The reason for this email is that we are requesting some information, thoughts and feedback from everyone if possible.

The New Hampshire Soccer Association has been made aware that the state has just moved most recreational sports to Phase 3, which would allow games to be played this fall...pending any dramatic surges in infected COVID-19 cases in NH. This is fantastic news...but this season might not look as it has in years past. Social distancing will have to remain a top priority for all players, spectators, etc. Masks will still need to be worn while attending games, including players while not actually playing...in the bench area and getting to the specific field location. This will require us all to be working toward the same goal, with a very clear understanding of our expectations as mothers, fathers, families, friends, and general soccer fans, as we are all in this together.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey, via the link below. Also, within the survey, we have included the Phase 3 Amateur and Youth Sports guidelines (established by the state and the Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce) that will need to take place while participating this fall. Please review pages 4 & 5 (Business Process Adaptations) specifically for the details relevant to recreational sports. This data will be collected on a spreadsheet for us to review and monitor the results. The sooner this is completed, the better...and the more prepared we can be for this season.

https://forms.gle/VhAYmqC1AyRdLt5k9

Thank you, in advance, for your participation in the survey. This will tremendously assist us in our planning for the Fall 2020 season.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Best regards,

Dan Adams

MESL President

cell (603)247-6157

email president@mesl.org

Phase 2 ... message from Dan

I hope this email finds you all well, safe and healthy. We are all experiencing different levels of challenges to what we used to call "normal life". These are trying times, but we will get through them.

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to our families just to update everyone with our optimistic plans for a 2020 Fall Season. As you are probably aware, the MESL organization is following guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control, as well as direction from Governor Sununu and the New Hampshire Soccer Association on guidelines moving forward.

With Phase 2 in progress, and businesses are beginning to reopen, I am hopefully optimistic that we will be able to salvage our upcoming season. We have ordered uniforms to anticipate our teams playing in the fall. Opening up our Registration would be the next step. We're not there yet...as we are anxiously waiting for Phase 3 to be announced (which should give us the green light for our Fall Season). Until then...we do have our fingers crossed.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Please stay safe and be kind...and we will be back in touch soon with additional updates when they are available.

Best regards,

Dan Adams

MESL President

cell: (603)247-6157

email: president@mesl.org

Latest News from New Hampshire Soccer Association

Return to Play Protocol - NHSA

#TogetherWeWin

To: All members and affiliates

From: Rusty Wightman, President

CC: Board of Directors and Staff

RE: Membership Update

I hope this message finds you well and you are able to find solace with family and friends. Our gratitude goes out to you all for your cooperation and understanding during these uncertain and trying times. Only by working together, following the guidelines set by local, state and national leaders, can we stop the spread and give our essential workers the rest they deserve and our players, coaches, fans, and referees the game they are longing for. Please know, as it relates to the game of soccer, the executive board and staff at New Hampshire Soccer has been, and will continue to, monitor and evaluate the situation on a constant basis.

At a board meeting on Monday, April 13, a vote was held and a decision made to further suspend all affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities statewide through May 31, 2020 due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. For our member organizations (towns, clubs and leagues) this includes, but is not limited to: all games, practices, clinics, training, tournaments, and in-person meetings. It is imperative that we all follow recommendations and mandates from the CDC, local and federal officials, USYS and US Soccer to help stop the spread the Corona Virus. New Hampshire Soccer will evaluate conditions on a continuing basis to determine when it is appropriate to reinstate our affiliated and sanctioned soccer activities. Further communications will be provided via email and on our website.

We realize this impacts many programs throughout the state. We continue to update our contingency plans as it relates to The New Hampshire Soccer League, The ODP program, our coaching education courses, referee recertification and grassroots courses, and all other programs and events scheduled. We know there are a lot of questions, we are working through the problems as they arise and trying to adjust and make the best of a situation that is constantly changing.

Former MESL player, Paige Capistran drafted to play for the Boston Pride Hockey team. Congratulations Paige on this amazing chance to play for the National Women's Hockey League!

Photo: Jim Pierce/NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


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