**FIELDS UPDATE TUESDAY APRIL 15**
DUE TO THE RAIN AND HIGH WINDS ALL PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, TUESDAY APRIL15. THIS INCLUDES SKILLS TRAINING, AGE GROUP PRACTICES AND TEAM PRACTICES.
AGE GROUP PRACTICES UPDATE
Due to the damage on the Fruit St Grass fields all Age Group Practices will be held at Victory/Lower Fruit Fields. The only exception is 2/3 in town Age Group Practices which will be held on the Y fields on Tuesdays.
***Spring Season Information***
Hard to believe but our Spring Season will be ready to kick off in about a month! Rosters were just released to coaches last week during vacation, so if you registered your child for spring soccer you should hear from your child’s coach shortly. We are still finalizing our fields for practices and games. so you should get that information directly from your coaches within a few weeks. If you do not hear from your child’s coach by March 9 you can get your child(ren) coach information from our registration system. As you start to plan out your spring activities a few dates for you to keep in mind:
Practices for Travel Teams begin the week of March 24. (weather/fields dependent)
Practices for 1st grade and 2/3 Grade In Town begin the week of March 31. (weather/fields dependent)
Game begin April 5. There are games both weekends of April vacation, but there are no games Memorial Day Weekend. Last games are June 7 for pre-k thru 2/3 in-town, June 14 for travel.
Uniforms are provided for Kickstart thru 2/3 Grade and will be distributed by coaches. All travel players need an orange travel uniform. New or replacement uniforms can be purchased at Tri Valley Sports, 106-C Main Street
Medway, MA 02053 Tel.: 508-533-5080
We are pleased to once again be offering our Skills Training Academy sessions run by the Revolution Academy Staff. Join the Revolution Academy Coaches to grow your soccer skills and increase your ball touches. With a maximum coach:player ratio of 16:1 there will be plenty of individual attention. Skills Training will begin the week of April 7 and run for 6 weeks. Cost is $60. Register Here
**Other Important Dates and Events happening this Spring***
Sunday June 1-HYS Night at Boston Breakers-Ticket Information coming soon
Tuesday-Thursday June 3-5 and Sunday June 8, Try Outs for Academy Teams 2014-2015-details to come. We will have boys and girls Academy Teams at the U 10, U 12 and U 14 level
Sunday June 8- HYS Night at NE Revolution-Ticket Information coming soon
Congratulations to all our Academy Teams who competed in the Natick Tournament over Columbus Day Weekend. Our U 12 Girls Academy finished in FIrst Place.
GO TO THE REGISTRATION TAB OR CLICK HERE
Presentation on ACL Injury Prevention – June 2013
In June we were invited to attend a very informative presentation on ACL Injury Prevention, given by Momentum Physical Therapy co-owner, Kristin Mohr MSPT. We hope to get Kristin back again, but in the meantime if you would like to see the presentation please click here…
TRAVEL UNIFORM INFORMATION
There is a new process for travel uniforms this season. We have changed the vendor and uniform, although the new uniform should blend pretty well with the old travel uniform, so there is no need to order a new uniform if a player currently has an orange travel uniform. This is for any new travel players, or players who need a replacement. For new players: Starting Monday August 19 players should go to: Tri Valley Sports in Medway
106 Main St Medway, MA 02053
The uniforms are in and embroidered, once you go in they will help choose the correct size and then they will number it for you.
First game is Saturday September 7, so it would be great if players could get their uniforms by September 1 so coaches will have time to collect numbers to put on the BAYS roster before the first game.
For returning players who need replacement parts:
There are still black shorts and socks available-they can be ordered on the HYS store at hopkintonsoccer.org.
There are a limited number of uniform shirts available-only Adult Medium and Adult Large.
If a player needs Adult Medium or Large shirt they should contact Amy Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a player needs a smaller size, they will need to go to Tri Valley and order a new uniform shirt there.
The HYS Board has adopted a concussion policy and is dedicated to increase the awareness of our players, coaches and parents about concussions. Watch RockCenter report that aired May 9 on NBC talking about the Concussion Crisis in Girls Soccer:
Hopkinton Youth Soccer Launches New Video Series:
Hopkinton Youth Soccer, in conjunction with HCAM-TV, has produced a series of soccer videos focused on building soccer skills and preventing injuries. The first video is focused on Sports Injuries and Prevention hosted by Brian O’Keefe and Dr. Tim Morgan, D.C. The second is a series of soccer skills videos hosted by Evren Gunduz, Coach of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team, which will show you/your child a step by step process for learning and practicing each soccer skill. The videos will be aired on HCAM-TV this spring, but you can view the videos as they become available on our website. You can find them under Communications/Video or simply click here.