Spookerfest is coming on October 25!
Spookerfest is a one-day soccer tournament for the HYSA Intramural teams. The event runs regardless of weather conditions, so count on playing the full complement of games and make sure that you and your players are dressed accordingly. As Spookerfest occurs annually around Halloween, we encourage coaches, players and parents to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the day.
This year we have a record 52 teams and over 450 soccer players participating.
Spookerfest is a “participation” tournament and therefore we don’t utilize a playoff format. Clinic teams will play one game, and U8 and U10 teams will play two games. Games will consist of two 20 minute halves. Every player will receive a trophy at the end of their last game in a trophy presentation ceremony, so bring your cameras!
An event of this size requires a lot of work behind the scenes to make the tournament run smoothly. Please volunteer for concessions or face painting. We can’t make Spookerfest happen without your efforts.
The schedule can be seen via the links below. Please arrive at the field complex at least 20 minutes before your child’s games. It is important to get the kids to the right field early so they can warm up, have time for the referees to inspect player equipment, and start the games on time. With an event of this size, we need to make sure that we keep on schedule throughout the day.
Concessions will be available during the tournament. No food or drinks other than water and sports drinks are allowed on the turf fields, so we ask that you take the food and concessions away from the turf fields and enjoy the picnic area. The concession tent will have drinks, food, candy, snacks and of course HYSA Spiritwear and Spookerfest t-shirts.
Holliston Food Pantry
HYSA is partnering with the Holliston Food Pantry to collect donations. A donation area will be located next to the concession stand from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Parking will be difficult all day. Carpool if you can and please leave the handicapped spots for those in need. Please be careful in the parking lot, and if you have to park on the street proceed with caution.
Park ONLY on the eastbound (field side) of Marshall Street. Cars in other locations will be ticketed. We want to be good neighbors, so please be considerate of Marshall Street residents whose homes abut the complex.
As with any game or practice, please continue to observe our rules for Marshall Street.
• Turf Fields – the maintenance and longevity of our turf fields are important to us so please follow the rules of the park, which means NO food, gum, or drinks other than water or sports drinks allowed on the fields. We have created picnic areas for food and teams to enjoy their time off so please utilize those areas, as well as other grass areas, for snacks and eating.
• No pets are allowed on the complex – as you can imagine with so many children we must be strict about the no pet rule.
• Trash – please make sure that you pick up your trash including plastic water bottles. We would like to minimize the clean-up effort after the tournament. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and courtesy. Coaches – please make sure that your “bench area” is clean before leaving the field after your game is completed.
Thank you all for participating and enjoy a safe and happy Spookerfest. This is a great event for HYSA and one that the players remember for a long time!
For more information, please contact Jen Burke, Spookerfest Coordinator.