Spring 2016 Season will begin 4-2-16 and run thru 5-14-16 and the u10 and U14 tournaments will be played on 5-21-16. This avoids Easter weekend and Memorial Day weekend. This makes us have a regular season of 7 weeks, but the schedule will allow for U5/U6 and U8 to play a double header at least one saturday during the season to get in 8 games. Upon careful consideration, the board has decided that all games will be held once again at the WV School for the Deaf and Blind.
Spring Registration dates are February 5th @ Covenant Baptist Church from 6-8, and February 6th @ Covenant Baptist Church from 9-noon. New players will need to come in person but if you have a child that played in the Fall 2015 you can send a check in the amount of $10 indicating you wish for your child to play again this spring. We are planning to get a post office box, so we will update everyone with that address later. IF your child needs a uniform, you will need to come get it during one of the registrations.
We have made some changes to our board. All active board members now have official positions. We are also looking at adding a couple committees to our group to help with some of the larger duties.
Having teams stay and help with cleanup after games went very well last season, we plan to keep this going as well as ask the first teams playing in the mornings to come 30 min prior to their games to help with set up. We will also be asking for assistance with keeping our fields lined during the season, if you’d like to help with that please contact Crystal High-Thorne or Dale Myers, to get your volunteer application completed. on that note, if you completed a volunteer application last fall, it will remain good for this spring as well.
We continue to need referee’s so please keep that in mind as a way to volunteer for our region. If you’d consider this something you are intersted in please contact Kelli Ruckman.
Coaches, Andy Gray, has sent an email to each of you that requires a response, please check this and get back with him so that we can be ready for our season. We may be in need of some additional coaches if you are interested please contact Andy Gray ASAP so we can get the necessary paperwork completed and the process started.
We plan to have our coaches meeting on March 13th @ Covenant Baptist Church, it will then be the responibilites of each coach to contact parents with all rules and guidelines for this season.
Central Hampshire fields have been checked by some of our board and are not ready to be played on yet. Please keep an eye out for updates regarding this.
The board is looking into possibly providing AYSO Soccer camps sometime in the future, as we know more, more info will be provided to you.
Several of our board members will be having children aging out in the next few seasons. This means there will likely be a switch in leadership and the need for new board members. If you are interested in this amazing opportunity please see one of us and express your interest. And as always thank you to our supporters, parents, kids, families, community businesses, partners, WVDBS staff, volunteers, board members and everyone who has a part in making this Hampshire Counties largest youth participated sport!!!
HCYSL ~ AYSO 1117 Board
We are hosting a Halloween Spooktacular Tounament on October 31st. It will begin at 10 am and is a quick paced tournament and should only last a few hours. There will be u8, u10, u14, u19 and adult divisions. Please contract Kathy Strawn for all the details.
Registration for returning players for next spring is being held on Octoer 10, 17 and 24th. Registration will be $10 for players that played in fall 2015. We will complete registration after the first of the year for new players.
Please visit eayso.org to register your child for soccer for Fall 2015. In person registration will take place on Saturday, July 11th @ Covenant Baptist Church Basement from 9-noon; Friday July 24th @ Covenant Baptist Church basement from 6-9 pm; and Saturday July 25th @ the Covenant Baptist Church from 9-noon. If you child has never played AYSO before please bring a birth certificate for age verification. Hope to see you there!!