What does it cost for my child to play soccer?
The registration rate for the Fall Only season is $115/player. The rate for the combined Fall/Spring seasons is $185/player.
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 levels 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 white or black socks), when needed. Note: travel teams have a different uniform from the intramural program.
How many different age levels are there?
HYSA offers the following levels:
U6/Clinic Under 6 years of age as of July 31st Boys and Girls combined (kindergarten).
U8 Under 8 years of age as of July 31st, boys and girls separate.
U10 Under 10 years of age as of July 31st, boys and girls separate.
U12 Under 12 years of age as of July 31st, boys and girls separate.
U14 Under 14 years of age as of July 31st, boys and girls separate.
U16 Under 16 years of age as of July 31st, boys and girls separate.
U18 Under 18 years of age as of July 31st, boys and girls separate.
- Currently all teams U11 and up are considered “Travel Teams” and will play half their games at home and half their game away against other town teams. They play in the BAYS League (Boston Area Youth Soccer League). Teams are established to be balanced and to meet different skill levels. When appropriate, HYSA has also sponsored one select team at the U10 level to participate in BAYS.
- If the total number of children for a given age level falls below the number of players required for a team HYSA would NOT sponsor a team.
- The “Travel Teams” are broken into ‘Select and Non-Select’ Teams, (Select teams are chosen via try-outs and Non-Select are assigned by the age level coordinator with consultation from coaches and rating sheets).
- The U6/Clinic Program is a noncompetitive instructional level. The U8 and U10 intramural programs are appropriately competitive and feature friendly games against other in town teams of same age level
- For current age specifications and appropriate placement, please visit the current registration page.
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 for referees for each match.
- Team equipment Balls, Goalie shirts, cones, first-aid kits, ice packs, etc.
- Insurance coverage and registration in MYSA (Mass. Youth Soccer Assn.)
- 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 any ‘Try-outs’ for accelerated programs.
Where does HYSA get its coaches?
HYSA coaches are parents that have committed to go the extra mile for their children and others. The coaches participate in our “Kid Safe Program” and are provided with additional training to help them be a successful coach. It is extremely rewarding and we strongly suggest that every parent get involved.
Can my child play in other sports while playing soccer?
Yes, a child can play in multiple sports and we make every effort to keep conflicts at a minimum. We coordinate our schedules with the other sports to allow children to participate in, as many activities as possible. This is not to say conflicts don’t exist but we do our best to keep them at a minimum.
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 call anyone on the Board of Directors and we will get you in touch with the right person or check out the list of open positions.