Hopewell Valley Rec Soccer Player Registration - Fall 2019 Program
Registration for Fall 2019 Rec Soccer Programs is OPEN
The Hopewell Valley Soccer Association (HVSA) is accepting program registrations for the Fall 2019 season. Registration and payment must be done using our online registration system on our website. Click on the "Register" button at the bottom of this page to begin the registration process (starting June 1st).
Consistent with new Youth Soccer directives, head balls are no longer permitted in HVSA Rec Soccer games or practices.
Player Assessments (Divisions 2 & 3 Only)
D2 Girls, D2 Boys, D3 Boys, and D3 Girls will hold assessments August 10th. 20 minutes per grade, starting at the times below for each division.
D2G 2nd grade assessment will start at Independence Park 9:00, 3rd grade at 9:20, 4th grade at 9:40
D2B 2nd grade assessment will start at Independence Park 10:00, 3rd grade at 10:20, 4th grade at 10:40
D3G 5th grade assessment will start at Bear Tavern at 9:00, 6th grade at 9:20, 7th and 8th grade at 9:40
D3B 5th grade assessment will start at Bear Tavern at 10:00, 6th grade at 10:20, 7th and 8th grade at 10:40
HVSA will offer a free soccer camp Saturday August 24th. All are encouraged to attend.
D2G 9-10:30 Independence Park
D2B 10:30-12 Independence Park
D3G 9-10:30 Bear Tavern
D3B 10:30-12 Bear Tavern
Expected Schedule (September 7th thru November 3rd)
Pre-K Division Three options (9, 10, or 11 am)
Division 1 Boys 9:30-10:45
Division 1 Girls 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 November 10th
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 November 10th
Division 4 will play in conjunction with Mercer County inter-county league teams - Times/Dates TBD
Programs 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, 2019) are eligible to participate. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE at 11:59pm on August 17, 2019.
Age determines what program a player can register for. Age is determined by the player's age on August 1, 2019 (For PRE-K program, players must be at least 3 years old as of 8/1/19). Programs are grouped by age.
Before July 15
July 16 - Aug 1
After Aug 1
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:
Games are played on Saturday mornings (all divisions) and Sunday afternoons (D2, D3, D4) beginning on September 7th through November 10th. Pre-K and D1 games will not be played on the weekend of September 21st, 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 a week, your coach will determine the day and time.
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.
Volunteers 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.