Attention all Small Fry/Advanced Small Fry player parents and coaches, we have canceled our SF/ASF program this morning due to the weather. We are are tentatively planning a make up session on November 10th.
We are very proud to introduce our new HYSA logo! We had a logo contest earlier this year where the the winning entry would receive $100 but the HYSA Board determined that the none of the logos submitted met our brand requirements and so we didn’t declare a winner. This summer, we created a HYSA logo committee (Ed Hannan, Amanda Gyllstrom and Olivier Sartor) tasked with creating a new logo and kudos to them for the result. We want to thank everyone who applied for the logo contest including Ainsley Majer, Brian Estrela, Carl Hart, Courtney DePeter, Dan Rouse, Dylan DePeter, Luke DePeter, James Malloy, Jonathan Moura and Julie Kuhn. As consolation prize, we are awarding Dan Rouse $50 for his 2nd place logo submission. We hope your share our enthusiasm about our new logo and stay tuned for new merchandise in the coming months emblazoned with our new logo.
We encourage everyone to attend the 5th Annual Millennium 5K Race for 4 Jake’s Sake this Sunday, May 20th at the Hudson Elks Club 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA. The 4 Jake’s Sake Charitable Foundation a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to help Jake Marrazzo and other families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to make their homes and lives accessible. Jake used to play HYSA soccer but didn’t continue because of the disease. There are many ways to participate; you can run or walk the 5K race, kids under 13 can run in the Padawan race or you can volunteer. You can register online or on Sunday morning starting at 8am. The Padawan kids race is at 930am and the 5K race starts at 10am. There will be a raffle to support the charity and plenty of fun events for the whole family. And there will be Star Wars characters in full costumes!
Visit the Millennium 5K Facebook page for more details.
The Hudson High School Junior Booster Club is a non-profit organization that raises funds for activities and events for the students at HHS. On April 29th, they are hosting a 5k Color Run around Hudson. Kids and parents of all ages are welcome to participate. We encourage HYSA parents and kids to participate and create HYSA race teams.
5k Color Run
Date: Sunday April 29th
Location: At the Hudson High School Morgan Bowl
Times: Please arrive 1 hour before your start time
Farley, Forest Ave, Mulready and Quinn School Students & Parents
12pm: Race Start
Hudson High School Students, Parents and Adults
2pm: Race Start
Exciting news, we are having a contest to choose a new logo for the HYSA that will run from now until the end of this month, February 28th. The winning entry would receive a free HYSA soccer season or a $100 gift card of their choice. Participants should follow the guidelines and rules listed below.
Guidelines and Rules
To participate, submit your original logo designs as attachments along with your name/phone number and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2018 11:59pm. All submissions will be reviewed by the board and the winning design will be announced by March 15th. The winning design becomes property of the HYSA and the winner must sign a release foregoing all future claim on the design. The winner will receive a free HYSA soccer season or a $100 gift card of their choice. You do not need to be a HYSA participant, HYSA parent or live in Hudson to be eligible. The HYSA reserves the right not to award a winning entry if we do not receive enough entries or any satisfactory designs.
Style of the Logo
The logo should be visually clear and simple; should be emblematic of the mission of Hudson Youth Soccer Association.
Text in the Logo
The logo should include the words, “Hudson Youth Soccer Association” and if you want to include the words, “HYSA” or “Hudson, MA” or “Massachusetts”, that is acceptable.
Shape of the Logo
The shape of the logo can be either a crest, circle, square or other shape, but we are like many of the crest logos (see below).
Color of the Logo
Please use all of the following colors when designing the logo.
- Red (Color Hex 255 0 0 #FF0000)
- White (Color Hex 255 255 255 #FFFFFF)
- Black (Color Hex 0 0 0 #000000)
Logo should be submitted in a .jpg format. If you can send along the logo in an .eps format too, that would be a bonus.
Here are two existing HYSA logos plus other soccer logos we thought would be acceptable.
In about the biggest news ever for our organization, we have just signed a long-term partnership agreement with the New England Revolution Academy to create soccer programs in order to better develop our players and coaches! This move is in a direct response to the feedback from our parent survey last November, which indicated that player and coach development are your highest priorities.
Starting with the Spring 2018 Soccer season, from the Small Fry and Advanced Small Fry program all the way up to Grade 7/8 and High School programs, players will be coached in age-appropriate practices by experienced Revolution Academy coaches alongside volunteer parent coaches. For the Grade 1/2 age groups and above, our soccer programs will consist of grade-based group practice nights with experienced Revolution Academy coaches alongside volunteer parent coaches, team specific practices with volunteer parent coaches, and skills days with experienced Revolution Academy coaches, all with curriculum developed by the Revolution Academy.
We hope you share our enthusiasm about this news and we would encourage you to take advantage of early registration for Spring 2018 Soccer. Our registration page includes detailed program descriptions, program dates and times, registration fees, and much more! In addition, we will be hosting information sessions for parents and coaches in the near future to go over our new partnership and programs.
01/23/18, Tuesday, HYSA Information Session from 630pm to 730pm at at Hudson High School Room G101.
02/13/18, Tuesday, HYSA Information Session (tentative)
03/11/18, Sunday, Daylight Savings
03/20/18, Tuesday, 1st day of spring
Early April – Start of the spring season
HYSA is pleased to announce that it will be offering a supplemental, 6-week skills clinic this fall for our Grade 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 players in partnership with Global Premier Soccer of Massachusetts. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.