Fall 2018 Season is complete

With all fields being closed today (Nov 16, 2018) the Fall 2018 has come to a close. We cannot remember a season so effected by rain as this past one. Thank you to the Field Crew (Iain Shipperd, Eric Dahlgren, Chris Caldon), Brandon Westfield (who redid the double game schedule 3 times, plus the night games, in addition to scheduling all of Intown), Tasha Griffin who worked with the Milford Public Schools (Special thanks to Trisha!) and the Field Crew. Thanks to Jim Asam and the Milford Parks Department for all your help and guidance. Thank you to the coaches who had to work out the rescheduling of games. Thank you to the parents and guardians who got the p[layers to their practices and games. And thank you to the players, who this is all for, for having such a wonderful season.  See you in the Spring!

November 2018 Board of Directors Mtg

Due to the holiday, the Monthly Board of Directors meeting will be November 13, 2018 at 7:30PM at MHYSA Offices (6 Central Street, Milford).

Intown Games under the lights

UPDATE 11/4/18: MHS TURF not available 11/6. we will take the 11/6 schedule, and drop it into Thursday 11/8.

Our intown "Games Under the Lights" will continue this season.  This is a wonderful tradition for our intown program.

All games will be played at Milford High School turf field.  1st and 2nd grade will play on 11/5 & 11/6.  11/8 will be Kindergarten/Pre-K, as well as the reschedule date for 1st & 2nd grade. 

Attached is the schedule

Last Milford-Hopedale at the REVS Oct 28

If you missed the great M-H Night at REVS on Oct 13 with the REVS winning 2-0, you have 1 last chance this season. Join us for Milford-Hopedale Youth Soccer Night at the REVS! October 28! Watch the REVS play Montreal at Gillette with family, friends, teammates. Tickets are only $20. Contact Iain Shipperd at [email protected] before October 26 to reserve your tickets. See You There!! 

Plains closed October 13

Plains is closed on Saturday October 13th due to standing water on all fields

Therefore, all travel and intown games scheduled to play there have been cancelled

Milford-Hopedale at the REVS Oct 13

Join us for Milford-Hopedale Youth Soccer Night at the REVS! October 13! Watch the REVS play Orlando City at Gillette with family, friends, teammates. Tickets are only $20. Contact Iain Shipperd at [email protected] before October 12 to reserve your tickets. See You There!! 

 

Free Clinic Oct 7 for Travel

The MHS girls varsity soccer team will be hosting a FREE Soccer Clinic for all travel aged children.  The clinic will be held on Sunday 10/7 at Woodland Turf.  

For all children grades 3-5:The clinic time will be 10am-11am. 

For all children grades 6-8: The clinic time will be 11am-Noon.

This clinic will be free to MHYSA players and no registration required.  Players should wear appropriate soccer gear (cleats, shin guards and socks) and bring a ball and water.  The clinics will start promptly at their respective times. This is a great opportunity for the kids to train with the Varsity coach & team.  Hope to see many of you there!

Picture day is now October 20th

Picture day has now been rescheduled to Saturday October 20, 2018 at Plains due to possible inclement weather on Saturday. Will update the link for the picture schedule, price and order form (which needs to be printed and brought with you for the pictures.:

 

 

 

Seatbelt Saturday September 29

 

Seatbelt Saturday - Sept 29/30

BAYS SEATBELT SATURDAY - September 29-30

BAYS has designated Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2018, as “Seatbelt Saturday” weekend. For all BAYS games played on that weekend, we’re asking you to support our efforts to help give the game back to the kids by just sitting down. 

Seatbelt Saturday is an effort to create a better game environment, to enhance player development, and increase game enjoyment.  

  • The goals of Seatbelt Saturday are simple. During the run of play, we hope:To discourage coaches from shouting tactical instructions, directions, or criticisms to the players on the field
  • To encourage coaches to use the opportunity to coach and instruct the substitutes who are seated next to them on the bench
  • To encourage parents and spectators to just sit down, and limit their comments to positive statements of player and team support
  • To help create a more enjoyable game environment for everyone
  • To help players take control of their game
  • To enhance player communication

What can you do? Coaches should remain seated on the bench (or your folding chair) during the first and second halves. It’s OK to be up and about during pre-game warm ups, half-time, and when the game ends. At all other times please take a seat on the bench. Try to avoid shouting. Keep your tone and volume restrained.  Keep instructions to your on-field players to a minimum. Use your time on the bench to interact and coach your substitutes. Have them carry any messages or instructions to the on-field players when they enter the game. 

Parents are a big part of this program, and their support is needed to ensure its success. Spectators should remain seated during the first and second halves, avoid negative comments, and provide positive support.

We hope that this results in a better and more enjoyable game environment for everyone, but particularly for the players and referees. Remember, however, that Seatbelt Saturday is a voluntary program and a team that chooses not to participate should not be penalized.

We hope that you enjoy the experience. 

Thank you for your support of Seatbelt Saturday!