Welcome to Spookerfest 2011!
Parents, Friends, Players, Coaches:
Spookerfest is a fun and lively soccer event designed for the Holliston Youth Soccer player to play in a tournament - like atmosphere. Please note, Spookerfest 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 44 teams with more than 450 soccer players participating.
The tournament is a “participation” tournament and therefore we don’t utilize a playoff format. Games are 40 minutes long with two 20 minute halves. Clinic teams will play one game, U8 and U10 teams will play 3 games. Each and every participant will receive a trophy at the end of their last game in a trophy presentation ceremony so please bring cameras and cheers for your soccer stars.
There has been a lot of work behind the scenes to make this tournament run as smoothly and we'd like to acknowledge the volunteer efforts of those who have committed to helping out at the tournament during the day.
We ask one parent from each team to volunteer at the concession or face painting stand. Please email Jen Burke
to volunteer. We can't make Spookerfest happen without your efforts!
The schedule is available via the links above. Please try to be at the field complex at least 10-15 minutes before your child's games. This is important for the following reasons: to get the kids to the right field, allow coaches to get the players warmed up (more critical in cold weather), permit time for the referees to perform player equipment inspections, and to start the games on time! We need to make sure that we keep on schedule throughout the day given the sheer number of games.
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. Concessions will have drinks, food, candy, snacks and of course Spiritwear and Spookerfest t-shirts.
Parking will be difficult all day- as you can imagine with this many teams there is going to be overload. Please park in the parking lot safely and if you have to park on the street proceed with caution and PARK ONLY on the eastbound (field side) of Marshall Street. Car pool if you can and please leave the handicapped spots for those in need. 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. 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 Holliston and one that the players remember for a long time!
Jen Burke Spookerfest Coordinator