All practices and games are at Kate Barr Ross Soccer Fields
We recognize your kids have other weeknight activities and conflicts do arise. Please be aware that:
1. There will be some Thursday night games.
2. The practice schedule is determined by your coach.
Yes, upon agreement of the parents and the league officials, a child may play up with siblings by one division. However, an older child may not play in a lower age bracket.
Yes! The 4U division is for beginners who are both 3 years old.
Please look on the registration tab for more information.
The following are needed to register your child.
1. Registration Fee
2. Verification of Date of Birth
1. Certified government-issued birth certificate
3. Alien Registration
4. Drivers License/State ID
HVYSA plays 2 ages per division. We have teams for 4U, 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. Children born in the same numerical calendar year (Jan-Dec) will always be in the same division. Our website huntsvillesoccer.org has document labeled "Age Matrix" to further answer this question.
Your registration fee pays for your child's uniform. It also helps cover referee fees, field maintenance, and fees to maintain compliance with South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA)
SPONSORSHIP AND VOLUNTEERING
HVYSA is led by unpaid volunteers and parents who are passionate about youth soccer in Huntsville. We welcome you to join us.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
1. Spread the word. Most new players join because they have a friend or classmate who plays. word of mouth works!
2. Volunteers for the concession stand.
3. Volunteer to coach. Send an email to John Tanksley email@example.com to indicate interest.
The concession stand is operated by HVYSA volunteers and all profit goes directly back into the association. All parents/grandparents are welcome to work a shift in the concession stand before or after their child's games. any help is greatly appreciated!
Yes. We welcome the support of local businesses and have several corporate sponsorship packages that are available. Reach out to our Director of Sponsorship at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Generally, 2-3 weeks before the first game, The soccer practice schedule is determined solely by your coach. Your coach will reach out to you in early September after registration ends to inform you.
Practices frequency is generally 1-2 sessions each week, 1 hour each. This may vary based on the age division and coach's preference.
Sunday - Friday outside of school hours based on the coach's discretion. Weeknights on Monday through Thursday evenings are the most common practice times. Please communicate with your coach if you have a permanent conflict with the practice schedule to see if other arrangements can be made (i.e. practice with another team, leave early, etc.)
Your coach will notify you of changes/cancellations.
The first games will be on TBA on Facebook/Website
The last games will be in late November or early December, depending on makeup games and playoffs
Most games will be played on Saturday morning and a few Thursday nights. Make up/rainout games will be scheduled on Thursday nights.
Games will start at 9:00 AM on Saturdays and 5:45 PM on Tuesday/Thursday.
No, game time will vary each week.
The game schedule will be posted on our website three weeks before opening day.
the concession stand is open during every game. There are a variety of affordable drinks and snacks, including popcorn, Powerade, hot dogs, and nachos, to name a few. By making a purchase there, you are helping to support HVYSA!
HVYSA will notify coaches via text and post on social media if games are canceled. Games will be rescheduled for the following Tuesday/Thursday when available.
FIELD RULES AND SAFETY
At the current time, we introduce goalkeepers for the 10U division.
Heading the ball is prohibited for the younger age groups, but it is allowed beginning at 12U.
Our league depends on recruiting and equipping new coaches each season. Anyone is welcome to apply - parents especially! All coaches must pass a background check and complete online safety training. Only coaches are allowed on the bench side during games. They will be wearing a name badge to confirm their certification.
No. The players' and coaches' bench area is on the opposite side of the fields from parents by design to facilitate gameplay and security for all.
Smoking, including vaping and e-cigarettes, is prohibited on the fields, but allowed in the parking lot.
NO!!! Alcohol is not permitted on the soccer fields.
Yes. Games will be played in cold weather unless the temperature gets below 45 degrees. Games will proceed in hot weather barring exceptional circumstances. The Field Marshall will make the final call.
UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT
Essential equipment are soccer cleats, shin guards, a soccer, and a water bottle.
Size 3 for 4U, 6U, and 8U
Size 4 for 10U and 12U
Size 5 for 14U and up
Yes, he/she will receive a jersey, shorts, and socks. The uniform is included in the registration fee.
Most uniforms will be ready the week before or the week of opening day.
Your coach will notify you of the appropriate uniform pickup process.