Please Read - Harvard Soccer Club Fall Registration
Harvard Soccer families,
I hope you are having a nice, safe Summer and are staying cool in the heat. I am reaching out with an update on town soccer, looking ahead to the Fall.
Please read this message and register ASAP (by August 4) for a free season kick-off if you are considering soccer in the Fall for your child(ren). We’ll use this as a contact list to communicate season plans, including a kick-off event to help us gauge team/practice groups. Time and date are TBD, but likely late August/early September- we are asking that you register if you are considering having them play in the Harvard Soccer Club this fall, using the Mass Youth Soccer/state-approved format.
We know there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the Fall. We ask you register if there is any chance your son(s)/daughter(s) will play, as the registration has a survey which we will use for planning purposes.
Registration will ensure your kid(s) get invited to the kick-off which will help us gauge team/practice groups.
I encourage you to read the full document above. That said, below are some highlights.
The Harvard Soccer Club is tracking the State’s policies, which were updated July 24 with soccer reassessed as a 'moderate' level of risk (vs 'high', the prior level) and allow for gameplay.
Practices with physical distancing with groups of 100 players and participants are allowed.
Inter and Intra league games are allowed
Procedures have been defined to provide the safest environment possible, including distancing, sanitation, and face coverings for coaches and spectators. Current MA policy does not require kids to wear face coverings on the field.
The club will appoint a safety officer who will take the lead on communication of policies and practices—we’ll count on all parents, volunteers, and participants to help make the experience a positive and safe one.
Thank you for your interest in town soccer. We know this is a personal choice for families, and we will adhere to state policies to help ensure as safe of an environment as possible.
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.
We're looking for Harvard soccer photos for the scrolling photo album on the home page. Send either individual or team photos, along with the date of the photo and a brief description, to
. Action or team shots are welcome.
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.