Registration for Fall 2021 Rec Soccer Programs is NOW OPEN!

Covid 

Updated July 3, 2021

We will continue to monitor all CDC, NJ, and NJ Youth Soccer guidance throughout the summer and will implement any necessary Covid protocols required for our players, referees, coaches, and spectators to remain safe and healthy. We will communicate all Covid protocols via this webpage and email blasts to registered players. Full refunds will be available to any family that does not want to participate with the modifications which we implement. Refer to our current Covid protocols here.

 

Our Fall Program 

Children ages 3 to 18 are eligible to participate and are grouped into the following divisions.  Though we use age as of 9/30 to assign divisions, our focus on fun and friendship means that our intention is to keep children playing with their classmates.  School grades below are used as a guide.  

For our Pre K program, players must be at least 3 years old as of 9/1/21.

DivisionAge on 9/30Typical GradesBoys/Girls
Pre-K3-4Pre-KCoed
K5KCoed
16-71-2Boys/Girls
28-103-5Boys/Girls
311-136-8Boys/Girls
414-179-12Boys/Girls

Fall Schedule 

For your planning purposes, fields listed below are tentative. However, dates/times are generally accurate.

  • Pre K Division (run by Soccer Shots):
    • 3 coed options Saturday 9-10, 10-11, 11-12.
    • Saturday September 11 through Saturday October 30.
    • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
    • No weeknight training sessions.
  • Division K (Kindergarten) 
    • 2 coed options, Saturday 9-10:15 or 10:30-11:45.
    • Saturday September 11 through Saturday October 30.
    • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
    • No weeknight training sessions.
  • Division 1 (Grades 1-2) 
    • Games Saturdays 9, 10:10, or 11:20 (schedule to be set after teams formed).
    • Saturday September 11 through Saturday October 30.
    • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
    • A professional led training session will be held once per week.  Schedule to be set after teams formed.
  • Divisions 2 (Grades 3-5)
    • Games Saturday 9, 10:10, or 11:20 (schedule to be set after teams formed).
    • Saturday September 11 through Saturday October 30.
    • Playoffs and Championship will be held through November 7th.
    • All games at Independence Park near Stony Brook Elementary.
    • A professional led training session will be held once per week.  Schedule to be set after teams formed.
    • A coach led training session once per week will be held at the discretion of our volunteer coaches.
    • Players are invited to attend our pre season camp, see details below.
    • Pre season player assessments to be held in mid to late August.  Details to be provided by division coordinators.
  • Division 3 (Grades 6-8) 
    • Games Saturdays 9, 10:10, or 11:20 (schedule to be set after teams formed).
    • Games Sundays 12:30, 1:40, or 2:50 (schedule to be set after teams formed).
    • Saturday September 11 through Sunday October 31
    • Playoffs and Championship will be held through November 7th.
    • All games at Bear Tavern Elementary.
    • A coach led training session once per week will be held at the discretion of our volunteer coaches.
    • Players are invited to attend our pre season camp, see details below.
    • Pre season player assessments to be held in mid to late August.  Details to be provided by division coordinators.
  • Division 4 (Grades 9-12) 
    • Played in conjunction with Mercer County inter-county league teams.
    • Times/Dates TBD

 

Fees

As a result of Covid, the HVSA Board has elected to freeze the registration fees at 2019 levels and forego the previously planned registration fee increase.

DivisionTypical GradesEarly Bird Discount (Before 8/1)Division FeeLate Fee (After 8/14)
Pre-KPre-K$120$120$120
Divisions K-4K-12$100$110$120

Registrations prior to 8/15/21 will be guaranteed placement on a team.  Registrations after that date will be placed on a wait list.

 

Families experiencing financial hardships may request aid from the JOSHUA RIGEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND during the registration process.

 

Pre Season Camp

HVSA is happy to provide a pre season camp on Saturday August 21st for our players in Divisions 2-3 (grades 3 through 8).  All are encouraged to attend.

DivisionGradesLocationTime
Division 2 Girls & Division 3 Girls3-8Independence ParkSaturday 8/21, 9-10:30am
Division 2 Boys & Division 3 Boys3-8Independence ParkSaturday 8/21, 10:30am-12noon

Other Important Season Notes

  • Team shirts will be provided to all players.  Game shorts and socks will be provided to all players in Divisions 2-4 (grades 3-12).
  • All participants will receive a trophy or medal.
  • Assessments for divisions 2 and 3 (grades 3-8) will be held in mid to late August. Your respective Division Coordinator will contact you with location/time details in early August.

 

Important Rules and Regulations:

  • COVID-19 – we will continue to follow all CDC, NJ State, and NJ Youth Soccer guidelines and update as necessary. Refer to our current Covid protocols here.
  • Consistent with Youth Soccer directives, head balls are not permitted in HVSA Rec Soccer games or practices.
  • Shin guards are mandatory in all divisions.  
  • Soccer cleats are mandatory in Divisions 2-4.
  • Per state of NJ regulations, any child that wears corrective eyeglasses while participating in soccer shall be required to wear protective eyewear that meets the frame standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ATSM) F803 and the lens standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z87.1. Refer to this site for more information.
  • No forms of jewelry are allowed on a player with the only exceptions of religious or medical bracelets, which must be properly taped to the player's body. This includes all forms of piercing, which are prohibited regardless of when the piercing occurred.
  • All coaches and assistant coaches will be required to undergo criminal background checks with the Hopewell Township Police Department prior to the start of the season.
  • The HVSA board has adopted a policy that warrants that all teams be reselected on an annual basis.