What does it cost for my child to play soccer?
The registration fees vary by season choice and the date when a player is signed up: http://www.hollistonsoccer.org/player-registration/
Does the registration fee cover uniforms?
No, the cost of uniforms is set up to be a separate charge. The reason is that we use the same reversible shirt for all intramural teams and the same travel jersey for all travel teams and we have found that the uniforms will last for multiple seasons and can be passed on to younger siblings. Parents will only have to purchase a new uniform (shirt, black shorts and socks), when needed.
How many different age levels are there?
HYSA offers the following programs. Boys and girls are combined in Clinic but separated in the older grades.
- Kindergarten Clinic
- 1st & 2nd Grade
- 3rd & 4th Grade
- 4th Grade Travel
- 5th Grade
- 6th Grade
- 7th & 8th Grade
- 9th–12th Grade (spring only)
- The 4th through 8th grade travel teams will play half their games at home and half their game away against teams in the other towns. They play in the Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) league. HYSA has both select (division 1/2) and recreational (division 3/4) teams for 5th through 8th
- If the total number of children for a given age level falls below the number of players required for a team HYSA will not sponsor a travel team.
- The Kindergarten Clinic is a noncompetitive instructional level program. The 1st & 2nd Grade and 3rd & 4th Grade intramural programs are both instructional and appropriately competitive, and feature friendly games against other Holliston teams of same level.
What does our registration fee cover?
The registration fee is set before each season and is designed to cover the following program costs:
- Field usage charges by the town’s Park & Recreation Department. (8-10 games and any practice time per season).
- Cost of referees for each match.
- Team equipment: soccer balls, pug nets, cones, first-aid kits, ice packs, etc.
- Insurance coverage and registration with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)
- Training clinics for referees and coaches.
- Basic administrative costs of the HYSA organization.
- Any trophies and/or participation awards given by the organization.
- Costs related to travel tryouts.
Where does HYSA get its coaches?
HYSA coaches are parents that have committed to go the extra mile for their children and others. The head coaches and assistants are all CORId and are provided with training to help them become successful coaches. It is extremely rewarding and we strongly suggest that every parent get involved.
Can my child participate in other sports while playing soccer?
Most children are able to play in two town sports in the same season, especially at the younger ages. We try to coordinate game schedules with the other Holliston youth organizations to allow children to play on more than one team. This is not to say conflicts don’t exist but we do our best to keep them at a minimum. If there is a specific day that your intramural child is not available for practice, please note it in his/her registration comments. We try to avoid known practice conflicts, although we can’t guarantee it due to varying coach and field availability.
Is there any way I can help HYSA?
The people who run HYSA are parents like you and they all give of their time to make sure we have a top grade soccer program for our children. We can always use additional help; there is a lot to do. If you can spare some time for a great cause, please check out the list of open positions or contact anyone on the Board of Directors and we will get you in touch with the right person.