Registration for Fall 2024 Rec Soccer Programs is NOW OPEN until Tuesday August 20th.

REGISTER NOW!

Please register your child by Tuesday, 8/20 to ensure they have a spot on a team and that they don’t miss any games!

If your child is registered after 8/20, they will automatically be placed on a waiting list and these registrations will not be addressed until AFTER the first weekend of games.  At that time we will add children to teams if, and only if, there is space available in that division.

HVSA is unable to offer refunds after the first game of the season.

Our Fall Program 

Our fall season runs from Saturday, September 7th until Sunday, November 3rd but see below for the age group-specific schedule because it does vary in the fall.  

Children ages 2 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 2 years old as of the start of the season, 9/7/24.
Division Age on 9/30/24 Typical Grades Boys/Girls/Coed
Pre-K (2s)*2Pre-KCoed
Pre-K*3-4Pre-KCoed
K5KCoed
16-71-2Boys/Girls
28-103-5Boys/Girls
311-136-8Boys/Girls
414-179-12Boys/Girls

Fall Schedule 

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

Pre K 2 Year Old Division (run by Soccer Shots) NEW THIS SEASON!:

  • 1 coed option Saturday 8:15-8:45.
  • Saturday September 7 through Saturday November 2, no games September 21 (Hopewell Harvest Fair).
  • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
  • No weeknight training sessions.
  • A Sunday may be added if Hopewell Harvest Fair is rained out and moved to another Saturday.
Pre-K Division (run by Soccer Shots):
  • 3 coed options Saturday 9-9:45, 10-10:45, 11-11:45.
  • Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, November 2, no games on September 21 (Hopewell Harvest Fair).
  • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
  • No weeknight training sessions.
  • A Sunday may be added if Hopewell Harvest Fair is rained out and moved to another Saturday.
Division K (Kindergarten) 
  • 2 coed options, Saturday 9-10:15 or 10:30-11:45.
  • Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, November 2, no games on September 21 (Hopewell Harvest Fair).
  • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
  • No weeknight training sessions.
  • A Sunday may be added if Hopewell Harvest Fair is rained out and moved to another Saturday.
Division 1 (Grades 1-2) 
  • Games Saturdays at 9, 10:10, or 11:20 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
  • Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, November 2, no games on September 21 (Hopewell Harvest Fair).
  • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
  • A professional-led training session will be held once per week.  Schedule to be set after teams are formed.
  • A Sunday may be added if Hopewell Harvest Fair is rained out and moved to another Saturday
Divisions 2 (Grades 3-5)
  • Games Saturdays at 9, 10:10, or 11:20 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
  • Expected Schedule
    • Regular season games are Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, October 26.
    • Playoffs will be held on Sunday, October 27 (if more than 4 teams), and Saturday, November 2.
    • Championship Sunday will be held on Sunday, November 3.
  • Rain dates and potential additional games for seeding purposes will be added to Sundays in October (6, 13, 20) if needed.
  • All games are at Independence Park near Stony Brook Elementary with Twin Pines as a possible backup in case of rain.
  • A coach-led training session will be held once or twice per week at the discretion of our volunteer coaches.
Division 3 (Grades 6-8) 
  • Games Saturdays at 9, 10:10, or 11:20 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
  • Games Sundays at 12:30, 1:40, or 2:50 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
  • Expected Schedule
    • Regular season games are from Saturday, September 7 through Saturday, October 26.
    • Playoffs will be held on Sunday, October 27 (if more than 4 teams) and Saturday, November 2.
    • Championship Sunday will be held on Sunday, November 3.
  • All games are at Bear Tavern Elementary and Lawrence's Armory field.
  • A coach-led training session once per week will be held at the discretion of our volunteer coaches.
Division 4 (Grades 9-12) 
  • Times/Dates TBD, if there is sufficient interest.

FEES

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

DIVISION TYPICAL GRADES EARLY BIRD (BEFORE 7/1) DIVISON FEE (7/1 - 8/20) LATE FEE (AFTER 8/20)
Pre-K Pre-K $150 $150 $150
K - 4 K - 12 $135 $145 $155

Other Important Season Notes

  • Team shirts will be provided to all players.  Game socks will be provided to all players in Divisions 2-4 (grades 3-12).
  • All participants will receive a trophy or medal.
  • Teams are split by volunteer division coordinators and volunteer coaches based on past soccer experience.

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 1-4 (grades 1 and older).  We highly recommend cleats for all kids in kindergarten and older.
  • 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.  It is not sufficient to put tape or other covering over a piercing.
  • 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.
  • 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.