PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Offered in both the fall and the spring, our 8-week G8 program is for players in 7th and 8th grades who live or attend school in Gloucester or Rockport. G8 has boys' teams and girls' teams. G8 has two practices per week and a game on Saturdays. Home games are played in Gloucester; away games are played in other Essex County communities. Practice days and times are set by the coach.
JV Players: If your player is playing JV in the fall, they can still play for Cape Ann United! In the event of practice conflicts, they can prioritize JV practice. JV players enjoy the Saturday CAU games, which tend to give them more playing time in a competitive environment.
FALL SEASON 2022
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please register by July 3rd to avoid a late fee; because of Essex County league deadlines all players must register by July 15th. (Players registering after February 1st are not guaranteed team placement.)
OPTION TO REGISTER NOW and PAY LATER: You can register today, pay as much as you are able to... and then pay your remaining balance by August 10th.
Financial aid is available. Learn more.
PLAYER PHOTO: A current headshot photo (like the one on a driver's license) is required for all G8 Players. You'll have the opportunity to upload one when you register.
SPRING SEASON DATES: First game on September 10th; coaches decide when to start practices
HOME GAMES: Magnolia Woods Upper Fields, 474 Western Avenue, Gloucester.
AWAY GAMES: In other Essex County communities.
GAME DURATION: G8 games consist of two 35-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime.
UNIFORMS: Players wear blue uniforms with jersey numbers assigned by CAU. We'll send you an email about uniforms closer to the beginning of the season. A full CAU uniform kit (jersey, shorts, and socks) costs $27.95, plus $7.95 for shipping.
- Soccer cleats
- Shin guards
- Soccer socks
- A #5 soccer ball
- A water bottle labeled with the player's name
- No jewelry
DO SOMETHING GREAT: Be a coach! No experience? No problem! We'll provide you with support, mentoring, and training. If you're interested, let us know when you register your player or contact
PLAYER SAFETY: Because FYS is committed to the safety of our players and volunteers, we follow Mass Youth Soccer's COVID-19 Guidelines.
QUESTIONS? If you have questions about registering your player, please email
and include your player's first name, last name, gender, grade, and date of birth.