The HYS Foundations Program consists of several programs aimed at exposing younger players to the sport, developing soccer-related skills and foot/ball control in a non-competitive fun environment. The Foundations Program includes: Kick Start and Kindergarten.
Our “Kick Start” introductory soccer program is a 9-week program targeted to children who will be at least 4 on or before the August 31st before the season.
The 45 minute clinics will be held during the week or on Saturdays. Each session will focus on the non-competitive, fun development of soccer-related skills, including balance, coordination, and foot skill / ball control. No soccer experience is necessary.
All players will be required to bring a size 3 ball and water bottle each week. All players will receive a t-shirt and ball on the first day. Balls will only be given to players their first season of KickStart.
The Kindergarten Program is for children who are enrolled in kindergarten or who have reached the age of 5 by August 31.
Teams meet for one hour during the week or Saturday mornings. The first half of the session is dedicated to practice and developing skills and the second half is team-based scrimmages with 3v3 and no goalies.
The objective is to keep the kids active and have them use their feet to move the ball as much as possible. The goals are small and optimized for success.Players will be given a ball if they did not play KickStart and receive one then.
UNIFORMS FOR THE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM
All uniforms are provided by HYS. Players in the Kickstart Program through the 3rd grade are provided with a new uniform t-shirt by their coach each season. There is no longer a need for those players to purchase a uniform.