The age group a player plays in is determined by the player's age on August 1 before the Fall soccer season. A player plays within the same age group for both the Fall and following Spring seasons, even if their age changes after August 1. For example, if a player is 9 years old on August 1, that player will play in the under-10 age group during the Fall and following Spring soccer seasons, even if that player turns 10 years old in September.
If a player's age places him or her in an age group that is different from most of his/her classmates, that player usually has a choice: to play with the age group of their classmates, or to play with the age group determined by their age.
For players U10 and up, a waiver from NVYSL is required to play outside his/her age group. U10 and up players who are older than the age group can only play in the NVYSL recreational divisions; overage players cannot play in the NVYSL MTOC and NCup divisions in the spring season.
The HSC Travel Soccer Program is offered for ages 8 and up within the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL). HSC NVYSL teams play half their games and Harvard, and travel for half their games to one of the other NVYSL member towns. NVYSL offers three divisions of play at each age group.
Age 8 or 9 on August 1; Grades 3 and 4
Age 10 or 11 on August 1; grades 5 and 6
Age 12 or 13 on August 1; grades 7 and 8.
Age 14 and up; grades 9 and up.
11v11 (spring) or 8v8 (fall).
Girls: Sat. 9am
Boys: Sat .10:15am
Girls: Sat. 11:30 am
Boys: Sat .1:00 pm
Girls: Sat. 2:30 pm
Boys: Sat. 4:00 pm
Home Field location
Depot Road fields
Usually 1 time, per week as scheduled by coach
1-2 times, per week as scheduled by coach
Four levels of play, all non-outcome based: Scores are reported only for purposes of ensuring properly leveled teams
Three levels of play. MTOC and Ncup are outcome based with tournaments for top finishing teams in the spring season. Recreational division is not outcome based.