Soccer

Get all of your Special Olympics Massachusetts merchandise at our souvenir store presented by Campus Customs. They sell clothes, hats, bags and more and accept cash or card.

Social media contest

Show us how you're getting ready for our largest soccer event of the year and win a Special Olympics Massachusetts prize pack. Post your pictures from practices, qualifiers or the day of the Soccer Cup using #SoccerCup19 for your chance to win.


3 winners will be chosen from all eligible posts on 11/4/19. Enter more than once. More entries = more chances to win.

Venue Location

Venue Assignments, Division List & Schedules

    • 2019 Division Assignments
    • 2019 Player Development Division Schedules
    • 2019 Unified Schedules
    • 2019 Traditional Schedules

*Please note: All schedules are subject to change until the day of the event.

Governors Academy Welcome


Dear Special Olympics Athletes, Coaches, Parents, and Friends: It is a special pleasure to welcome you back to The Governor’s Academy for the 2018Fall Soccer Tournament. This will be my eighth year partnering with the SpecialOlympics, and the 31st year that the Academy has hosted this tournament. It has beenan honor for our school to partner with Special Olympics for so long, and I am confidentthat this year’s tournament will be as successful as ever. Many of the values celebrated by Special Olympics resonate powerfully with our schoolcommunity—the benefits of physical fitness, the joy of competition, the lessons learnedthrough working as a team toward a common goal, and perseverance in the face ofadversity. The Governor’s community welcomes this opportunity to host you each year,and to cheer you on as you showcase your skills on the field of competition. As you compete today, please know that there are hundreds of volunteers cheering youon here in Byfield, and hundreds more rooting for you in spirit around the country.Inspired by you, last year the Governor’s Academy created a National Day of Service forour entire school family to coincide with the Special Olympics Tournament weekend.Parents and alumni will be engaging in service projects in their own communities, sofrom Newburyport to Seattle, friends of the Governor will be joining hands in support ofthe commitment to service that Special Olympics represents. So welcome, and thank you. We are a better and stronger community because of ourrelationship with you. Sincerely,Peter H. Quimby ’85, Ph.D.Head of School

General Schedule of Events

    • 6:30 AM: Volunteer Registration
    • 7:30 AM: Team Registration Opens
    • 8:30 AM: Staging for Opening Ceremony Begins
    • 9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony
    • 10:00 AM: Competition Begins / Olympic Town Opens
    • 10:30 AM: Soccer Skills Starts
    • 11:00 AM: "My First" Soccer Young Athletes Experience Begins
    • 11:30 AM: Lunch Delivered to Venues

*Schedule subject to change

Soccer Rules

Coaches Meeting

    • During Opening Ceremony in the Gymnasium