How do I provide for contact information for my former spouse and myself?
In the email field, you can enter multiple email
addresses separated by a semi-colon. In the additional
information button, there is specific detailed information per
parent or guardian available for you to enter.
How do I recover a forgotten Sportspilot username or password?
Go to SportsPilot and enter the email address you received the
email from and your username and password will be sent to you.
You can also find this by clicking on "I don't know
my User Name and/or Password" on the Sign In page and
follow the same process.
Click the registration link under "Resources" on the right of this
page. Then go to the appropriate program and age group. Go to
"Unassigned Coach Registration" and follow the
directions. Lastly, if you have not done so in the past 18
months, see the Coaches Page for how to complete a CORI form.
We live in another town, but my child attends school in Holden. Can I register my child for Holden Youth Soccer?
There are league requirements that a child play in the youth soccer program within the community in which they reside. Sometimes we do make exceptions if a child goes to school in Holden.
What is required is a waiver from the President of the youth soccer organization connected with the community in which
you reside. Once we receive that completed and signed waiver, only then can we have your child
register for our programs.
While cleats are not mandatory, they provide players with the grip that will help them to run and play at the best of their ability. They also provide additional safety by helping to prevent slipping. Regular running shoes can be bulky and will prevent players from "feeling" the ball. For more on choosing the right footwear, see this guide about soccer cleats.
Players are required to have soccer cleats, shin guards and a HYS Black Spring Travel Uniform (Ermano Jersey, Ermano Shorts, Diadora White soccer socks). These items are available for purchase on-line at the HYS Store. Coaches are responsible for assigned team jersey numbers; please check with your coach if you already own a numbered jersey.
What are the most important components to coaching?
(1) Preparation: Organized and prepared for practices and efficient in our coaching/teachable moments (quality vs. quantity). (2) Technical: Coaching position, having the patience to wait for player awareness to develop, communication with players,and realizing strengths and improvement areas of self as a coach. (3) Psychological: Guided discovery, creating balanced training sessions, understanding the psychology of our team and players, and the amount of information our team can handle. (4) Physical: Body language, role model, and knowing your limitations.
How are spring make-up games or canceled games rescheduled?
Make-up games or CANCELED games need to be rescheduled upon agreement by both of the coaches. Reschedule requests must be submitted to the MAYS President by the Club/Town Rep. The notice should include the original game #, new date, new time, Home Team Name, Away Team Name, and Site. The coaches need to reach agreement within two weeks of the original game date as to the new date/time. The new date/time of the game must be within four weeks of the original game, or no later than the last date of the season, June 3 for playoff eligible teams. For all other rescheduled games (exceptions will be considered if the rescheduled game is a game that has recently been modified by the MAYSL due to schedule corrections).
The Spring Season begins in April and continues through June. Games will be scheduled outdoors beginning in early April. However, pre-season training may begin in January at the coach's discretion. Coaches will be offered an indoor practice space one hour per week January thru March.