Boston Parks Department Kicks Off Free 7-v-7 Soccer Tournament for Students at Northeastern University's Indoor Arena

Boston Parks Department Kicks Off Free 7-v-7 Soccer Tournament for Students at Northeastern University's Indoor ArenaSource: Google Street View
Mitch M. Rosenthal
Published on December 08, 2023

Boston's youth have a new arena to display their soccer skills this winter, as the Parks Department hosts a free 7-v-7 soccer tournament for students in grades 7 through 12. The indoor event will take place at the Carter Playground Bubble, conveniently located at Northeastern University, offering shelter from the frosty weather while the competition heats up. With the city's schoolchildren soon to be on break, the timing couldn't be better for some healthy, active fun.

Interested teams should hurry to get their squads in order; registration closes promptly on Monday, December 18. Each team must hit the field with at least eight players but no more than ten, a rule ensuring everyone gets plenty of play time. As reported by the official announcement on the Boston government's website, hopeful participants can sign up by visiting boston.gov/sports.

This tournament is not just about goal-scoring and defending; it’s a chance to foster community spirit and engage Boston's youngsters in athletics during a season typically dominated by indoor inactivity. Securing a spot is as simple as an online registration, but those seeking more information can directly reach out to Woodley Auguste, the point person for this winter football fest, by emailing [email protected] or dialing 617-961-3084.

For fans, parents, and players wanting to keep up with the latest from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, there’s a simple fix. Officials encourage supporters to subscribe to their email list at bit.ly/Get-Parks-Emails or follow their social media channels @bostonparksdept, where updates on events like this soccer tournament and other recreational opportunities are regularly posted.