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HYSA Evaluations For The Fall 2016 Season !!Important Info!!

Thank you for your patience as we finalize the information for the Evaluations this Sunday 6/26 and Wednesday 6/29.

Please Note:

Evaluations are for players in the following age groups.
U10 - 3rd or 4th Grade in the Fall of 2016
U12 – 5th or 6th Grade in the Fall of 2016

As a reminder the HYSA evaluations for the 2016-2017 seasons for the U10 and U12 age groups
will be held at the dates and times listed below.

For those that may be new to the process, the reasoning behind the evaluations is so that HYSA
has a non-biased method of putting together appropriately skilled teams in the various age groups.
HYSA plays in The Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL).
The NVYSL has requested that their member towns put together teams of kids with similar skills in order to compete in the appropriate divisions.

The evaluations are set up to be as stress free as possible, we want the kids to come and have fun.
We think it is important that the parents let their kids know what to expect during the evaluations,
especially for kids that have not been through the evaluations before. So please share this information with your child before their evaluation begins.

The evaluations will be run by experienced HYSA Coaches acting as evaluators.No coaching is done during the evaluations
We ask that the parents remain a good distance away from the field of play and do not coach or cheer for the children.
The evaluators will explain the rules of the game and then let the kids play.
The Evaluators are instructed not to make any comments or corrections during the games.
If the children have questions on a specific drill/game please assure them that they can ask the evaluators any questions that they may have.
We think this is important, since the kids are used to being coached during a typical practice.

When the kids arrive they will be asked to register, get a piney and a number.
The kids will then be put into groups of approximately 12 with an Evaluator(s) and will go to a section of the field to do a warm up.
After the warm up the kids will play a small sided game.
For U10 this will be dribbling/shooting, passing/receiving, 1v1, 2v1 and/or 3v3 games
For U12 it will be dribbling/shooting, passing/receiving, 1v1, 2v2 and/or 4v4.
Please make sure the kids are ready to play.
They should have their shin pads, cleats and water bottle. Players should wear a white T shirt and they will be given a number at registration.
If possible, please have them bring a size 4 ball as well.

After the evaluations are complete we will work to compile the results.
Please note that the results of the evaluations are completely confidential and kept within the HYSA BOD and the respective coaches.
We will not be posting results or letting parents know what the respective scores were.
We understand that we are viewing your child over a two day period in a relatively strange environment.
Which is why we use the information from the evaluations, as well as their current coach’s feedback
to put together the appropriate teams in the various divisions in the respective age group/gender.

As always, the teams are formed over the summer for the fall season.
Therefore, we will not be able to determine which team your child will be on until then.
The teams that are formed will be for both the Fall and Spring seasons so that we can develop as much continuity as possible for the given team.
If there are players that do not register for the Spring season then other players will be given the opportunity to play on the more competitive team.

We strongly encourage you to attend both evaluations. It is difficult for the Evaluators to judge over a single session.
Also, the kids tend to be more relaxed over the second day of the evaluations.
These evaluations are run annually in the Spring season of each year.

We understand that kids develop soccer skills at very different rates.
One of the goals of the HYSA is to place kids in an environment where they are best able to acquire and develop their soccer skills.
We feel by placing kids on a team and in a division that matches their current abilities they are better able to achieve these goals
and ultimately the kids are going to have more fun.
As we discussed above, we will be having evaluations each Spring season to accommodate those players that improve from year to year.

Location : Sunday 6/26 and Wednesday 6/29- Sauta Farm field, 26 Brook Street in Hudson

Evaluation Outline:

1. 15 minutes – Warm up
2. 40 minutes- Small Sided Games
3. 20 minutes – Scrimmage

Evaluation Schedule: We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your Evaluation.
This will be important so that we can register your child and make sure that they have a number for the Evaluation.
We also recommend that you attend both evaluations for your age group/gender if possible. The schedule is listed below.

Sunday 6/26 from 5-6:30 PM U12 boys and girls
Sunday 6/26 from 6:30-8:00 PM U10 boys and girls

Wednesday 6/29 from 5-6:30 PM U10 boys and girls
Wednesday 6/29 from 6:30 - 8 PM U12 boys and girls

It will be important that you are bringing your child to the correct tryout.
Please let us know if there are any questions regarding which tryout your child should attend.

The Grade ranges for each group is listed below.

U10 - 3rd or 4th Grade in the Fall of 2016
U12 – 5th or 6th Grade in the Fall of 2016

Save The Date HYSA Evaluations For The Fall 2016 Season

The HYSA BOD wanted to send out a "save the date" email regarding the upcoming evaluations.

If your son or daughter will be playing in either the U10 (3rd and 4th grade in the fall) or U12 (5th or 6th grade in the fall) age group,

please plan on attending these evaluations.

They will be held at the Brook street fields on the following day and times.

Please note the times for each day since the U10 and U12 times do alternate.

The times for the evaluations will be on Sunday on June 26th and Wednesday June 29th from ~5-8.

We do the U10 Boys and Girls from 6:30-8 on the 26th and from ~5:00- 6:30 PM on the 29th.

We do the U12 Boys and Girls from 5:00- 6:30 on the 26th and from ~6:30 -8 PM on the 29th.

We will be sending additional information this weekend.

Thank you for your patience as we finalize our plans.



HYSA Fall 2016 Registration Now Open

Registration for the Fall 2016 Season is now open until August 15th. Select the Registration menu and click online registration.
You will be redirected to the on line registration system. As always, there is a $10 off discount up until June 30th, so please register early.


1. If you Require a new uniform, you will be getting an email directing you to the on line uniform ordering website.
    The email used will be the email that is associated with your HYSA Registration Account.
    So please make sure this email is your current email when you register for the fall season.

2. Please make sure you review the new US Youth Soccer Release during the on line registration.
    There is an OK at the bottom of the page that will direct you to the next page.
    ON this next page there is a section that will require you to print your name as an acknowledgment of the policy.
    You will not be allowed to complete the registration without filling out that section.

3. There is also a new age grouping based on US Youth Soccer recommendations. The new age groupings are based on the players grade.
    We have changed the dates to reflect the school grade age ranges. Therefore,

 U8- Grades 1 and 2
 U10- Grades 3 and 4
 U12- Grades 5 and 6
 U14 Grades 7 and 8
 U16 - Grades 9 and 10
 U18 - Grades 11 and 12.

The system should automatically reflect this. If your child gets placed in the wrong age grouping please email the registrar for HYSA.



2015 Hudson Elks Shootout Results

We had another great showing from the Hudson contestants with 115 shooters competing in this year’s event.
Congratulations to all the Hudson competitors for participating and demonstrating their terrific soccer shooting skills.
Please see the list below for the results of the Hudson shooters at the local Elks competition, including the District and the State competitions.

Special congratulations to all the Hudson shooters that finished in 1st place as they qualified and advanced to the next round of competition at the District Level.
This year the Elks District Soccer Shoot competition was held in Framingham, MA on October 11th.

A special recognition goes out to Anthony Moura, Kristina Bruce and Jordan Mitchell for their terrific first place finishes at the District competition and qualification for the MA State competition which was held in Hudson on October 18th.
Also, we had great showings from Jordan Mitchell, Briana Melo and Charlie Spitzer for their 3rd place finishes at the Districts.

I would like to thank the HYSA organization and all the volunteers parents and coaches that helped Hudson Youth Soccer and the Hudson Elks to make this another great family day event.

This year’s competition was another great success and showed a lot of talent from the HYS shooters.
Congratulations again to all the players, parents and coaches.

Best regards,

Randy Carter
Hudson Elks

Hudson Elks Shootout Results