Hopewell Valley Rec Soccer Player Registration - Spring Program

Registration for Spring 2024 Rec Soccer is NOW OPEN until Wednesday 3/27!



Please register your child by Wednesday, 3/27 to ensure they have a spot on a team and that they don’t miss any games!

If your child is registered after 3/27, 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 Spring Program 

Our spring season runs from Sunday, April 14th until Sunday, June 9th.  Games are Sunday afternoons.  No games will be held on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th).

Children ages 3 to 18 are eligible to participate and are grouped into the following divisions.  Though we use age as of 9/30/23 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 4/14/24.

 

Division

Age on 9/30/22 Typical Grades
Boys/Girls
Pre K* 3-4 Pre-K Coed
K
5
K Coed
1
6-7
1-2
Boys/Girls
2
8-10
3-5 Boys/Girls
3 11-13 6-8 Boys/Girls
4 14-17 9-12 Boys/Girls

 

Spring 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 Sunday 1-1:45, 2-2:45 or 3-3:45.
    • Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, June 9.  No games Memorial Day Weekend (May 26).
    • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
    • No weeknight training sessions.
  • Division K (Kindergarten) 
    • 2 coed options, Sunday 12:30-1:45 or 2:00-3:15.
    • Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, June 9.  No games Memorial Day Weekend (May 26).
    • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
    • No weeknight training sessions.
  • Division 1 (Grades 1-2) 
    • Games Sundays 12:30-4:30 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
    • Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, June 9.  No games Memorial Day Weekend (May 26).
    • All games at Hopewell Elementary.
    • A professional-led, division-wide training session will be held once per week, time and location TBD (last year it was Wednesday evenings at Independence Park).
  • Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
    • Games Sundays 12:30-5:30 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
    • Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, June 9.  No games Memorial Day Weekend (May 26).
    • All games are at Independence Park near Stony Brook Elementary.
    • A professional-led, division-wide training session will be held once per week, with time and location TBD (last year it was Wednesday evenings at Independence Park). 
    • Team practices in the spring are optional and at the discretion of our volunteer parent coaches.  
  • Division 3 (Grades 6-8) 
    • Games Sundays 12:30-5:30 (schedule to be set after teams are formed).
    • Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, June 9.  No games Memorial Day Weekend (May 26).
    • All games are at Independence Park near Stony Brook Elementary or Bear Tavern Elementary or at Lawrence home fields (TBD).
    • A professional-led, division-wide training session will be held once per week, with time and location TBD (last year it was Wednesday evenings at Independence Park).
    • Team practices in the spring are optional and at the discretion of our volunteer parent coaches.  
  • Division 4 (Grades 9-12) 
    • Teams based on player interest.  Full refunds are provided if not enough players.

 

Fees

 Division
Typical Grades Early Bird (Before 3/1)
Division Fee
(3/1 - 3/27)
Late Fee
(After 3/27)
Pre K Pre K $135 $135 $135
K - 4
K - 12
$105
$115
$125

 

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

Other Important Season Notes

  • Team shirts will be provided to all players.  
  • There are no playoffs, trophies, or medals for the spring season.  
  • There are no assessments prior to the spring season. Teams are split by volunteer division coordinators and volunteer coaches based on past soccer experience.
  • The schedule includes one weather related make-up date.  No refunds or credits are given for other weather related cancellations.

 

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 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.