In Town Soccer Program

The In Town Program is for children in the first, second and third grades.  Grade enrollment, not age, determines player placement.

!st Grade: 60 Minute team practice during week, 4v4 game Saturday morning. $130 includes team shirt and ticket to Revs Game for Hopkinton Youth Soccer Night at the Revs.
2nd grade: Only  In-Town Borders Program: 60 Minute team practice during week, 60 minute age group practice during week, 5v5 game Saturday morning. $130 includes team shirt and ticket to Revs Game for Hopkinton Youth Soccer Night at the Revs.  NEW: Players are combined with 3rd grade in-town and play in the Borders League with Ashland.
3rd grade:  2 options
 
Option 1: In-town team: 60 Minute team practice during week, 60 minute age group practice during week, 5v5 game Saturday morning. $130 includes team shirt and ticket to Revs Game for Hopkinton Youth Soccer Night at the Revs.  NEW: Teams are combined with 3rd grade in-town and play in the Borders League with Ashland.
 
Option 2: BAYS Travel:  60 Minute team practice during week, 60 minute age group practice during week, 6v6 game Saturdays, half games played at home, half games travelling to other towns. $150 includes t-shirt and ticket to Revs Game for Hopkinton Youth Soccer Night at the Revs.  (Family must purchase $30 travel uniform).

FAQ

3rd GRADE EVALUATIONS…ARE THEY TRYOUTS?

  •  No, 3rdgrade evaluations are not tryouts. All players who register on time are allowed to play.
  •  The 3rd grade evaluations help HYS create the 4th grade teams that will enter the BAYS league.

HOW ARE IN TOWN TEAMS FORMED?

InTown teams (grades 1-3) play each other  (2/3rd grade teams play in the Borders League with Ashland) and so the teams are made up of players with a variety of skill levels. The goal is to create teams of equal strength so that all end up with roughly a .500 record.   Age Group Coordinators rely on player evaluations completed by the coaches & assistant coaches to aid in team creation.

HOW ARE TRAVEL TEAMS FORMED?

At the conclusion of each season the coaches and Age Group Coordinators meet with the Travel Director.  During this meeting the season ending evaluations and coaches input are used to create teams based on like skill and ability.

 

ARE IN TOWN GAMES MADE UP IF THEY ARE RAINED OUT?

If InTown games are rained out, the coaches can reschedule the game during one of the team’s scheduled practice time. 2nd & 3rd grade make up games are refereed by the coaches.

WHAT ABOUT UNIFORMS?

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, except those 3rd graders who opt to play in the BAYS travel league.