Touches For C.H.A.N.G.E

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HYS Players we are asking for your help! As a partner of the New England Revolution, Hopkinton Youth Soccer is extremely excited to invite you to take part in our Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. initiative! Please see below how to get involved and help fundraise for the program! It is very easy to set up and we will provide social media links for you to interact with too!

This is a fantastic opportunity for our young players and people to shine and help our soccer community! I am eager to see which of our HYS players can raise the most…

How To Take Part

Join the Hopkinton Youth Soccer Team here: https://charity.pledgeit.org/t/Mk6XWQJe1D. Once you make an account there are clear instructions on how to share your link with family and friends! Any money raised will be added to the HYS pot!

Raise Donations: Send the donation link to friends and families https://charity.pledgeit.org/t/Mk6XWQJe1D/contribute

Take Part! From February 22-27th there will be daily touch challenges. Share photos or videos of you taking part!

Follow! HYS will use #HYSTouchesForChange on Facebook and Instagram as well as #TouchesForChange. Use the tags to help raise funds and share your videos and photos during the challenge week.

Overview
As part of the New England Revolution’s C.H.A.N.G.E. platform dedicated to promoting social justice and combating systemic racism, the club has launched the Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. initiative to provide new soccer equipment to underserved Boston youth, while also educating participants on key moments and leaders in Black New England history. The week-long fundraising campaign will run from Feb. 22 through Feb. 27, followed by a series of soccer clinics to be held in collaboration with  Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF). All funds raised through Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. will be used to purchase new soccer equipment including portable pop-up goals, soccer balls and drawstring bags, drill cones, and goalkeeper gloves, among other items and distributed to participants at future C.H.A.N.G.E. clinics.

Throughout Black History Month this February, the Revolution invite local youth soccer organizations and all members of the community to click here to register and donate  as individuals or teams and pledge to record touches with a soccer ball each day from Feb. 22-27. The targeted number of touches ascribed to each day corresponds to a historical date or person of significance in New England’s long history of Black rights and social justice advocacy. 

While donations of all amounts are welcome, here is an example of how contributions will be utilized:

  • $1 donation provides a set of three (3) drill cones
  • $16 donation provides one (1) pair of goalkeeper gloves
  • $25 donation provides a soccer ball and drawstring bag
  • $150 donation provides a 4’ x 6’ Kwik Flex pop-up goal

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our DOC Iain Martin directly. Let’s get fundraising!
 

#MassYouthSoccerStrong

The #MassYouthSoccerStrong program was developed to provide resources, tools and inspiration to build healthy habits for physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness for youth athletes.

Throughout the months of January, February and March 2021, Mass Youth Soccer will be providing free content to help engage players and assist them in taking responsibility in their own development as soccer players, athletes and people.

Through the promotion of regular physical activity, healthy wellness habits and regular practice of mental training techniques, Mass Youth Soccer's #MassYouthSoccerStrong program is aiming to help children develop the skillset and mindset to help them thrive on and off of the soccer field.

https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/mysa-strong/ 

MYSS

 

Spring Registration Now Open!

Registration for Hopkinton Youth Soccer Spring 2021 is now open! Please click the "Register Here" button on the side of this homepage, or visit your admin sports login to complete registration! 

ATTENTION TRAVEL PROGRAM PLAYERS (Grades 3*-8)! Register thru 12/24/20 to avoid late fees. Registration may remain open after 12/24/20, however, in order to meet the BAYS League deadlines, HYS will need time secure volunteers and create teams. Registrations submitted after 12/24 are not guaranteed placement on a team. Please note that teams may fill up quicker in the spring season due to potentially lower number of teams in an age group. Therefore, if you have a player who you know will play in the travel program this spring season, please register him/her as soon as possible. 

ATTENTION FOUNDATIONS AND TOWN PROGRAM PLAYERS! Although Foundations and Town Program registrations will remain open up until the start of the season, we ask families to register sooner rather than later in order to allow enough time to secure volunteers, create teams and build schedules. If you have any special requests, including practice day conflicts, please be sure to add them in the comments section of your registration. 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Our HYS Program runs on Volunteers- WE NEED YOU! Please consider signing up to Coach or Assistant Coach at the time of registering your player. Thank you for your consideration. 

We cannot wait to see you all on the fields in 2021! 

HYS Management

Covid-19 Update

Monday 31st August 2020, 11am

Above is a link to our published HYS Covid-19 Policy. This is your start point for any questions around keeping our players and families safe as we return to play. This detailed policy covers numerous items, but the key points include:

  • PPE and Social Distancing Regulations
  • Cleaning and Safe Habits
  • Practice and Game Day Procedures
  • Self-Attestation and Track and Tracing Procedures.
  • Positive Test implications and communication

Self-Attestation

Players (or parents on their behalf) must complete a self-attestation questionnaire on the day of practice or games. Participants who have not completed this prior to arriving at a practice or game will not be permitted on/in to the facility and will not be allowed to participate.

The self-attestation questionnaire will be accessible in the following locations:

 a.     On the HYS website home page

b.      On individual team pages once parents/families/players login to the website

c.      On the AdminSports app once parents/families/players login

More clarification and instructions on how to complete this form and how to access team pages via our website and the AdminSports app will be forthcoming ahead of practices starting. Academy Teams will have received direct communication about Self Attestation for this week 8/31.