Grade 7/8 (formerly U14)
Grouping: Separate programs for boys and girls in 7th and 8th grade who generally are 12 to 13 years old as of August 31st of the fall season
Duration:
  • 8 weeks per season
  • Fall programs run from September to November and Spring programs run from April to June
League: This is a travel program in the Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer League (NVYSL) including many surrounding cities and towns where HYSA places players on teams based on individual skill level and HYSA and NVYSL place teams in NVYSL divisions based on overall team skill level
Schedule:
  • Two group practices/skills clinics per week on assigned age group specific weekday
  • One team practice per week on a volunteer parent coach selected day
  • Weekly home or away games on Saturday afternoons at 2:30 PM (girls) and 4:00 PM (boys)
  • See graphic below
Timing:
  • Group practices run for 1 or 1.5 hours on assigned weekdays
  • Team practices run for up to 1.5 hours on team practice days
  • Weekly games run for about 1.5 hours on Saturday mornings (two 35 minute halves plus halftime)
Games: Format is 11v11 with 8 ft. x 24 ft. goals, size 5 ball, regulation field, and regulation game rules
Practices:
  • The first half of group weekly practices/skills clinics focus on training and the second half on small-sided games
  • Revolution Academy coaches lead the group practices/skills clinics with the suppoort of volunteer parent assisstant coaches
  • Revolution Academy coaches build upon Revolution Academy weekly themes at weekly scrimmages
Location: See graphic below for location of group practices, skills clinics, and home games; see NVYSL website for location of away games
Equipment:
  • All players must purchase a Hudson Youth Soccer uniform including shirt, shorts, and socks
  • All players must wear their Hudson Youth Soccer uniform to the games on Saturdays
  • All players must bring a size 5 ball to practices and games
  • All players must wear shin guards and soccer socks for all practices and games (socks must be worn over shin guards)
  • All players should bring a water bottle to practices and games
  • Players cannot wear earrings, hats, hooded sweatshirts, jewelry, or other metal on their person

Here are all the practices, skills training and games for each program. Right click the image to open in a new tab or save.