Spring 2020 Season Cancellation Announcement

 

We'd like to thank you for being so patient while the season was being worked on. Sadly, at this time, MHYSA is announcing that Mass Youth Soccer & BAYS have canceled the Spring 2020 season due to COVID-19. 

In this very uncertain time, this is a first for us all. We ask you to continue to be patient for a little while longer so that the soccer board can meet and determine season cancellation procedure and processes, as we are processing information from our governing bodies. The soccer board will be meeting (virtually) in the next few days to organize this effort.

We anticipate that we will have a final announcement on this topic by mid to end of next week. I realize that many will still have questions, but we will be able to address questions after our final announcement next week.

We hope that you are all staying safe & healthy.

Warm regards,

MHYSA Board of Directors

 

Uniforms and Spirit Gear Spring 2020

Posted 3/2/2020:  Soccer Season is not that far away. BEAT the Spring rush. Make sure that uniform fits.

Updated 3/4/20:The MHYSA Store will be open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri  11AM-1:30PM, 2:30P-6P (Friday close at 4PM)

Wed 6p-8p.    Saturdays 10AM - 2PM. Requests for uniforms can also be sent to mhysastore @comcast.net. MHYSA Spirit Gear samples are also on display. 

More information available at the MHYSA Store & Uniform section under Information.  CASH OR CHECK ONLY, PLEASE.

Charlie Calcagni        MHYSA Store     6 Central Street, Milford, MA 01757. 

(1st store on left as enter Central St. from Main St.). 

 

Spring 2020 changes for 2nd grade intown soccer

Starting Spring 2020, our 2nd grader intown program will begin playing 5v5 with a goalie.  Field size and goal size will remain the same as 4v4.  There will also be additions of throw-ins and corner kicks to help aide in the transition to travel soccer in 3rd grade.  All other rules will remain the same as 4v4.

New Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration Requirements for Coaching

As of July 1, 2019, Mass Youth Soccer has changed its requirements.  Now, every adult member of all organizations affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer must complete the Adult Registration process and be CORI and National Background Check Approved, State and National Sex Offender Registry Search Cleared.

This is required of all adults involved in any aspect of Milford-Hopedale Youth Soccer. For coaches, this must be completed before you can participate in ANY MHYSA activity, including coaching practices.  It can take weeks to complete and process.

Please follow the instructions below to complete the process.

  1. Click this link Milfordhys.mayouthsoccerconnect.org to access the NEW Milford-Hopedale Adult Member Registration. Create an account.  After you create the account:
  2. Do Cori: must have driver’s license information. Must be able to upload a picture. After Cori submission:
  3. Do Safe Sport Training, takes 1 – 2 hours. Then:
  4. Do Concussion Training. 
  5. Once complete, email Brandon Westfield for intown and Iain Shipperd for travel coaching

Intown Changes Grades 1/2 starting in Fall 2018

On July 17, 2018, MHYSA board voted on changes to our intown soccer program in accordance to new mandates from our governing body, Mass Youth Soccer.  

Starting Fall 2018, all programs will be grade-based, and therefore we will be splitting 1st and 2nd grade.  We will also continue to divide by gender also starting in 1st grade, just as we do in travel.  Therefore, 1st grade boys will play against each other, as will 1st grade girls, 2nd grade boys and 2nd grade girls.

The other change is by Fall 2019, all grades 2nd and lower must be playing 4v4 without a goalie.  In order to make this transition as smooth as possible, we are going to implement some changes this fall, and the rest for Fall 2019.
-Starting Fall 2018, 1st grade will play 4v4 without goalies.  There are some rule changes that will be posted shortly under our intown rules tab.  1st grade will also continue to use a size 3 soccer ball, as they did in kindergarten.  However the weekly schedule will remain the same as the former U8 schedule.  There will be 1 practice during the week and 1 game on Saturday at 9:00 or later that will be officiated by a referee.
-There are no changes for 2nd grade this year.  They will continue to play 6v6 with a goalie for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  However, starting in Fall 2019, 2nd grade will begin playing 4v4 soccer.