Please Support Friends of Harvard Soccer $20 for ‘20 fundraiser
Harvard Soccer Club Families - the below is sent on behalf of our 'friends' at Friends of Harvard Soccer, which is a booster organization for school soccer. Please consider supporting their program. This campaign ends on 10/24 so please act now if you are interested.
No doubt that 2020 has been ever so challenging for all of us in one way or another - for Friends of Harvard Soccer (FOHS) it’s affected our ability to fundraise in our most traditional ways thus we are asking for your support this year in our latest “contactless” fundraising drive to support the needs of both the Bromfield Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer program. It’s simple - we call it $20 for ‘20. We look forward to your support - our promise is to continue playing championship caliber soccer that makes the community and you proud of all that we can accomplish together.
Updated text: MYSA Return to Soccer Guidelines: Parents and players are required to follow the guidelines posted here: (https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/return_to_soccer_activities_phase_3_step_1_-_sep_4.pdf). Please review all guidelines.
Updated: Sept 10.
Updated text: "Masks – NO INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ALLOWED UPON THE HSC GROUNDS WITHOUT A FACE MASK (unless under the age of 2). Players will be allowed to remove their masks when on the field engaging in play, but must wear masks while not on the field. Players may wear masks while at play; however, any mask being worn while in play cannot be looped around the players neck or head. Players must wear masks while on the field at all times. Only masks attached around the ears will be allowed during play."
Updated Date: August 31.
Soccer families, below are policies of the club for the modifed fall season. Please note that these are in addition to any policies communicated by email by Harvard Soccer Club board members, coordinators, and coaches. These will be updated from time to time and noted in the Updated Date field above. It is the responsbility of parents/guardians of players to be informed of these policies and ensure both players, parents, guardians, and/or other's involved in Harvard Soccer adhere to them.
MYSA Return to Soccer Guidelines: Parents and players are expected to follow the guidelines posted here: (https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/return_to_soccer_activities_phase_3_step_1_-_sep_4.pdf). Please review all guidelines.
1.Release – Each parent or guardian who registers a participant will need to agree to adhering to a release for players and spectators. Release. This included all Players, Coaches, Volunteers, and spectators regardless of your level of participation. IF YOU REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE RELEASE THROUGH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS. Parents/Guardians are expected to agree to the Release on behalf of each Player/child under the age of 18.
2.Be Responsible – If you, or your Player, has a fever or other signs of a possible illness please do not come to any practice, scrimmage or game. HSC reserves the right to ask any individual who appears ill to leave the HSC grounds.
3.Attendance – HSC will take attendance for each practice, scrimmage, or game. This is necessary for contact tracing. Please be sure to sign in each time you enter upon the HSC grounds. If there is a COVID contact, all teams and individuals who had contact with the infected individual be suspended from play for 14 days. Please note, if there is a COVID contact, HSC will take efforts to contact all individuals who came in contact with the infected individual, but HSC will not identify the infected individual.
4.Masks – NO INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ALLOWED UPON THE HSC GROUNDS WITHOUT A FACE MASK (unless under the age of 2). Players must wear masks while on the field at all times. Only masks attached around the ears will be allowed during play.
5.Social Distancing – To help maintain social distancing while on HSC grounds, HSC will have designated entrances, exits and one direction walk-ways. In addition, spectator areas will be designated to keep distance between the players and spectators. Please follow all signage while upon HSC grounds.
6.25 Person Limit – HSC will be held to a strict 25 per person limited upon each field for each session. The 25 person count includes all Players, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials/Referees, and Board Members. HSC reserves the right to limit the number of individuals on the field for each
session to maintain these limits. No Spectators will be allowed on the field.
7.50 Person Limit – HSC will be held to a strict 50 person limit upon each field for each session. The 50 person count includes all Players, Coaches, Volunteers, Officials/Referees, Spectators, and Board Members. Please limit one spectator per Player. HSC reserves the right to limit the number of Spectators for each session to maintain these limits.
8.Strict Time Frames – HSC has staggered the sessions to limit the number of individuals on the fields and grounds at any time. We ask that Players, Coaches, Volunteers and Spectators only appear during their designated session times to allow us to operate within the set limits. We reserve the right to limit the number of Spectators for each session to maintain these limits.
9.Drop-off – Dropping off Players for their scheduled session is allowed. However, we ask that you please wait for your Player to be checked in for each session before leaving. We will confirm each Player has a Release on file, a face mask, and equipment before you drive-off.
10.Pick-up – As previously mentioned, we have strict limits on the number of people allowed on the grounds at a time. It is important that you promptly pick up your Player from their scheduled session to assist us in staying within the limits.
11.Car Pooling – Car pooling is strongly discouraged.
12.Equipment – As with prior seasons, each Player needs to bring the following items with them to each practice/skills session/scrimmage – ball, water bottle, cleats, shin guards, a light shirt and a dark shirt (to avoid the use of pennies). In addition, each player will also need to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer.
13.No Porta-Potties – Unfortunately we are unable to have Porta-Potties. Please plan accordingly.
14.No Unscheduled Activities – All practices and scrimmages must be pre-scheduled with HSC. Pick-up games or practices on HSC grounds are not allowed.
15.Patience – We ask for your patience as we navigate the return to soccer this fall. This is the first time the Board of Directors, Coaches, and Volunteers have organized a session under strict guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the town of Harvard, Massachusetts Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer.
The Harvard Soccer Club lost a great volunteer, dad, enthusiast for the game, and all around great guy when Mike Myles peacefully passed away on August 5th, 2020. We are honored that the family has suggested donations be made to the club in memoriam of Mike and are posting this notice as many in the club have inquired to confirm details.
Funds will be used to fund an annual award to a Bromfield soccer team senior who also played on the Harvard Soccer Club their senior year and has best demonstrated the qualities of teamwork and perseverance.
Earlier this fall, you will recall Epiphany won the state (MYSA) Coach of the Year; well he went on to win the regional award and then the National award.
What an incredible year this has been for Harvard soccer! Epiphany will be receiving his MYSA award at a banquet on January 24. He’ll be traveling to Baltimore for the national awards gala held by US Youth Soccer on January 18th.
Our league president, Andre Mignault, wrote the following in a league notice on this great achievement, which I think captures Epiphany’s contributions very well; and I wanted to share this and emphasize his words on both Epiphany’s contributions and recognition for all of the coaches and volunteer in our town.
Congratulations again, Epiphany!
From Andre Mignault:
I met Epiphany 6 years ago when I joined the NVYSL Board. I’ve coached against him, I’ve wrangled with him on flight assignments for Harvard's teams, and I’ve depended on him for counsel and advice as we collectively strived to improve the youth soccer experience for every player in NVYSL. Epiphany exemplifies the passion, investment, and love for the game that all NVYSL Coaches exercise at every weeknight practice, every Coach certification class, every communication with a concerned parent, every halftime speech, every gameday, etc.
Epiphany’s national recognition by USYS is obviously a tremendous personal accomplishment, for which he deserves our praise and recognition. But his success also gives us a moment to pause and reflect on the absolutely crucial role that ALL Coaches play in our league, and in every youth sports organization. I’ve said for years in our NVYSL meetings that Coaches are our fundamentally most important contributors to the constitutional mission of NVYSL... nobody else juggles such a dizzying array of challenges on the front lines to deliver quality soccer experiences to every Player. Quite simply, a Coach's energy and investment has the power to transform recreational youth soccer into a powerful positive influence on the lives of young people.
Energized and inspired by Epiphany’s story and his newfound recognition at the local, state, regional, and national levels, I’ll ask our NVYSL Board of Directors to declare 2020 the “Year of the Coach”. Under this theme, NVYSL can spearhead a series of trainings, incentives, and programs designed to invest in the quality of the coaching experience in our league. As a new decade emerges, let’s focus our attention on the most effective resource we have to deliver a safe, healthy, and transformative experience to our youth soccer players... our COACHES!
Thanks to Epiphany for guiding the way through his example, an example which has now achieved national prominence! Thanks to every administrator, official, and volunteer in our 21 Clubs dedicated to building a thriving youth soccer experience. And thanks to our hundreds of Coaches for their service, performing that most difficult and most rewarding duty for our kids.
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Shirts are from the Comanche line. Performance Wear Athletic Cut: Roomier fit for ease of movement.
Shirt Sizes: Youth S/M/L Adult S/M/L/XL Performance Wear Athletic Cut Shirt Sizing Chart
(Overcut for a Roomier Fit - do not size up when ordering)
*Men and children’s sizes based on inches in chest size.
Shorts are from the Maverick line. The Maverick short has a longer 7" inseam for adult sizes and 6” inseam for youth sizes.
Short Sizes: Youth S/M/L Adult S/M/L/XL Measuring Tips
Waist : Find the spot you prefer to wear your waistband. Measure all the way around that spot on your waist, keeping the measuring tape slightly loose and level. Shorts Sizing Chart
*Shorts sizes are unisex and based on inches in waist size.
Socks are from the Extreme Line (updated 7/26/13)
Sock Sizes: Youth, Junior, Adult
This information is used by coaches and soccer club officials to contact you about soccer matches and other related team events. If your information is incorrect or incomplete, it will become more difficult to contact you when the need arises. Please pay special attention to the birth date, current school grade, email address and phone number in the soccer club data base, for both players and parents.