Registration is opening for winter and spring programs. We have several options for players of all abilities and commitment levels, as detailed below.
Spring In-Town Recreational Soccer
In-town recreational soccer is a more casual atmosphere. All games are in town, and all teams are made up of kids from Holden and set up to be evenly matched. Games will be played on Sunday late morning or early afternoon. There will be one practice per week. Teams will start practicing as soon as the fields are opened by the town. This option will be offered to age groups that have the number of players and coaches registered to support the program.
Spring Travel Soccer
Travel is a more competitive option. Players and teams are placed at the appropriate levels where they can be challenged but not overmatched. Teams play against nearby towns in the Midland Area Youth Soccer League (MAYS). MAYS has three divisions: D1, D2, and D3. U12 and up have playoffs. Games are on Saturday (except high school, which plays on Sunday). Travel teams will have one practice per week and will start practicing after February vacation. We will hold assessments for all registered travel players some time in November.
In-Town and Travel
This is for the player who want the competitiveness of travel but also like to play with and against their friends in a more casual setting.
Players will have at least two practices during the week (one with travel and one with rec). They will play games on Saturday and Sunday.
Optional Winter Training
Additional training for those interested will be held from the beginning of January until February vacation. Most of these sessions will be Friday nights or Sunday afternoons. We won’t know the day or time of the training until late December. If you register for winter training but end up having a conflict, you will receive a full refund. Winter training is separate from the spring season.
Optional Supplemental Training
For kids in Grade 1 and up who LOVE to practice and improve, we offer our Turbo Training program. The program provides players with high repetitions of technical skills (the key to individual development). Sessions are 45 minutes and are available on Mondays and Thursdays. Players can sign up for one or two nights per week and attend whichever night(s) work best for them. If your child does not love practicing, we do not recommend this program. Refer to the Turbo Training page for more details.
Pre-K through Grade 2
The K-2 program focuses on building an enjoyment of soccer and getting lots of touches on the ball (repetitions) to build ball control. Sessions are once a week (typically Saturday mornings). They start with 30 minutes of fun, high-repetition activities and end with an informal, 20- to 30-minute small-sided game. The season is six weeks and usually starts in late April. Each player receives a shirt but must have their own size 3 ball, soccer cleats, and shin pads. You can register through SportsPilot.
Contact the registration committee with any questions: email@example.com.