Hopewell Valley Rec Soccer Player Registration - Fall 2020 Program
The Hopewell Valley Soccer Association (HVSA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Fall 2020 season. Registration and payment must be done using our website's online registration system. Click on the "Register" button at the bottom of this page to begin the registration process
COVID-19 Update: June 8, 2020.
Youth sports leagues are approved for return to play effective June 22nd. We will implement all modifications required for our players, referees, coaches, and spectators to remain safe and healthy. Once CDC and state guidelines are deployed, we will communicate any changes 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. For your planning purposes, fields/locations listed below are tentative. However, dates/times are generally accurate.
As a result of COVID-19, the Board has elected to freeze the registration fees at 2019 levels and forego the previously planned registration fee increase.
Consistent with new Youth Soccer directives, head balls are no longer permitted in HVSA Rec Soccer games or practices.
There are five different age divisions for the Fall season. Divisions One, Two, Three and Four are split by gender and age. The Pre-K division (run in conjunction with Soccer Shots) is co-ed. Children ages 3 to 18 (as of August 1, 2020) are eligible to participate. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE at 11:59pm on August 16, 2020.
Age determines what program a player can register for. Age is determined by the player's age on August 1, 2020 (For PRE-K program, players must be at least 3 years old as of 8/1/20). Programs are grouped by age.
DIVISIONS (Girls & Boys)
Age on 8/1/20
Typical Grade in Sept 2020
By July 15
Jul 16 – Aug 1
After Aug 1
Free Soccer Camp (Divisions 2 & 3 Only)
HVSA will offer a free soccer camp Saturday August 22nd. All are encouraged to attend.
9am – 10:30am
10:30am – noon
9am – 10:30am
10:30am – noon
Expected Schedule(Sat Sept 12 thru Sun Nov 1)
Pre-K Division (co-ed) Three options Saturdays (9, 10, or 11 am)
Division 1 Boys Saturdays 9:30-10:45
Division 1 Girls Saturdays 11:00-12:15
Division 2 Boys Sat 9:00-1:30 Sun 12:30-5
Division 2 Girls Sat 9:00-12:30 Sun 12:30-4
Playoffs and championships for Division 2 will occur weekends through NOV 8
Bear Tavern Elementary
Division 3 Girls Sat 9:00-12:30, Sun 12:30-4
Division 3 Boys Sat 9:00-12:30, Sun 12:30-4
Playoffs and championships for Division 3 will occur weekends through NOV 8
Division 4 will play in conjunction with Mercer County inter-county league teams. Times/Dates TBD
Games are played on Saturday mornings (all divisions) and Sunday afternoons (D2, D3, D4) beginning on Sept 12 through Nov 1, 2020. Pre-K and D1 games will not be played on the weekend of September 26, Hopewell Harvest Fair.
A schedule will be provided after teams are formed. Locations are not finalized but we will try to keep the same locations. The locations used last year are listed above (Independence Park is by Stony Brook Elementary). Practices for D2, D3, and D4 will occur once per week, your coach will determine the day and time.
JOSHUA RIGEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Families experiencing financial hardships may request aid from the JOSHUA RIGEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. To request aid, please click on the link below:
Player Assessments (Divisions 2 & 3 Only)
D2 Girls and Boys, D3 Girls and Boys, will hold assessments in early to mid August. Your respective Division Coordinator will contact you with location/time details in late July.
The HVSA board has adopted a draft procedure policy that warrants that all teams will be reselected on an annual basis.
Shin guards are mandatory in all Divisions. Shirts, shorts and socks are provided for Division II thru IV. A team shirt and a ball will be provided to each Division I player. Soccer cleats are required for Divisions II thru IV.
Act C.5:18-1 passed by the Senate and General assembly of the State of New Jersey states that 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.
The HVSA always needs board members, coaches, assistant coaches, sponsors and referees. If you would like to participate in one of these capacities, please indicate this when registering online.
All coaches and assistants will be required to undergo criminal background checks with the Hopewell Township Police department prior to the start of the season.