MHYSA Fall 2020 Season Announcement. 9/11/2020:
Good Morning All-
Most of you are eagerly awaiting information regarding the upcoming Fall season. We do apologize for the delayed information, we have been juggling vacations, season prep, and new COVID policies for the season. We do appreciate your patience as we navigate the regs for the new season. Once the new COVID policies are approved, they will be uploaded to our website, www.mhysa.com. Adherence to these new polices is critical for the season play.
The season is targeted to start on 9/19/2020.
Travel teams will be finalized today and coaches will get roster information this weekend. These coaches should be reaching out very shortly afterwards. The BAYS travel schedule just went live yesterday.
Intown teams will be finalized over the weekend and coaches will receive their rosters very early next week. Children should hear shortly after that.
Practices are still being worked out and coaches will be able to provide information on details.
If you have not completed check out for the season, please do so now to ensure that your child is placed on a team for Fall.
If you need to purchase a uniform shirt for the season, please contact Iain Shipperd- [email protected].
Previous Registration Announcements Below:
MHYSA Intown Soccer Announcement:
MHYSA has opened fall 2020 soccer for in-town registration. In-town soccer is for some pre-k, Kindergarten, and grades 1-2 (please see MHYSA age eligibility on website). A tentative season has been scheduled starting on 9/19/2020 and will last until mid November (11/14-11/15). MHYSA registration will remain open without penalty until 9/12/2020. Any players registering after this date will be assessed a late fee and be placed on a waiting list.
Game times, days and locations might be different from prior seasons and might even change during the season based on ongoing Covid-19 concerns and guidelines. For instance our K/Pre-k program has traditionally been Saturday mornings from 7:45-8:45, however based on registration numbers and Covid-19 guidelines, it might move to a different day and time.
MHYSA is in the process of working with Mass Youth Soccer on COVID safety policies for the season. Once completed MHYSA will email all families & post new policies to website.
Also please note that if MHYSA is forced to cancel the season due to Mass Youth Soccer & state guidelines, MHYSA will issue a refund minus a $10.00 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued due to concern over team placements. MHYSA's refund policy is for medical issues or those moving out of town prior to season commencement.
Register NOW on our website, www.mhysa.com, navigate to registration tab and go to online registration!
Thank you & be safe!
MHYSA Board of Directors
TRAVEL SOCCER NOTICE:
Dear Players and Parents,
Soccer in Massachusetts is now considered medium-risk sport and therefore currently falls in Phase 3 Level 3. It is our hope that the fall season will be a celebration of returning to play. Although there is no official guarantee that the Commonwealth remains at this Phase for full games, BAYS needs to begin the process of registration for a “normal” fall season. The process of registering teams, placement and building schedules for all the towns is a lengthy process and therefore MHYSA is opening the Travel Registration for Fall 2020.
For the time being, we will only be opening fall registration for TRAVEL PLAYERS ONLY. This is for players entering grades 3 - grade 8 this fall. Registration for these grades is OPEN NOW. Once things become more certain, we will open in-town soccer programs. MHYSA has adjusted fall registration dues. Travel registration will remain open and without late penalty until the end of August. We are urging players to register BY 8/14/2020. This is because BAYS requires MHYSA to enter teams by 8/14/20. Any travel player registering after 8/31/2020 will be placed on a waiting list and be assessed a late fee. If your child will be participating in the fall 2020 soccer season, please visit our website, www.mhysa.com, navigate to the registration page, and go to online registration. BAYS has a tentative opening season date of 9/12/2020, however subject to change.
Due to the ongoing concerns and restrictions regarding Covid-19, MHYSA will not be conducting evaluations for the fall travel teams. All players registering for fall travel soccer will be placed on teams based on last year's tryout data and their coach’s evaluation from last fall and spring 2019. We understand that this is not ideal but ask that you bear with us during this difficult period. MHYSA has a no-refund policy. Unless there is a medical issue or player is moving out of town prior to season start, then we would need a doctor note or forwarding address. Refunds will not be issued due to concerns with team placement. If BAYS cancels the fall season a refund will be issued minus the administration fee of $10.00 that is not returned to the league. Travel related questions can be sent to [email protected]
Please note as well that MHYSA is working with Mass Youth Soccer regarding state safety (COVID) to implement safety policies for the upcoming season. These policies will be emailed out to all registered familes, as well as posted to our website as soon as they are approved.
MHYSA Board of Directors.