HP Sports MLS Youth Soccer
League Mission Statement:
HP Sports, Soccer is a league dedicated to “Creating Competitive Christian Athletes”. Each player will receive their jersey which is included in their registration fee. Our goal of Creating Competitive Christian Athletes will be accomplished by building each player’s self-esteem, teaching each player the physical and mental fundamentals of each sport, giving each player equal playing time, teaching good sportsmanship and the value of playing as a team.
During this time players should increase their knowledge of the game, develop new friendships with players and coaches, and feel they are an important member of the team.
HP Sports is focused on fun and the physical and mental fundamentals of the game, rather than simply winning and losing.
Our goal is to provide your child with a positive sporting experience that will develop their love for God and athletics.
We have partnered with League Apps which is the system you will complete your registration with. This system will also allow you to see your team roster, game schedule, practice schedule, picture schedule, award ceremony, and even allows the coach and players to communicate within the system. There is also a feature where you can elect to receive text messages from the league to be notified of social events, or practice/game cancellations due to weather. Standings, tournament brackets, scores, and much more information is also displayed.
WHERE: Practices & Games will be held at Highland Park Church – Family Ministries Building
WHEN: We have two seasons each year
Spring Season runs from March-May
Fall Season runs from August - October
REGISTRATION FEE: $78 per player
*Space is limited and registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
REGISTRATION: Registration will end once a division is full. League Apps will start a waiting list once a division is full. Each division will vary on how fast it fills up, so it is best to secure your spot early.
COACHES CLINIC: All coaches must pass a local and national Level III background check. This is provided at no charge to the coach. We will have a coaches meeting prior to each season.
SKILLS TEST/EVALUATIONS: Prior to each season, we hold player evaluations so coaches can see each player’s skill level. This greatly assists us in creating evenly matched teams for the season. We strongly encourage every player to attend to help us create competitive games over the course of the season in each division. Specific date and time information regarding evaluations will be emailed after completion of registration.
UNIFORM INFORMATION: HP Sports will provide each player with a jersey. Parents are responsible for providing their children with shorts, shin guards, soccer shoes/cleats to wear with their jersey.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Each team will practice 1 day a week. *Practices will begin the week after player evals. All practices will be held at Highland Park Church. Practice times are 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm depending on team placements. Practice days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.
GAME SCHEDULE: Each team will play 1 game per Saturday, 7 games total in the season. All games will last about one hour.
PICTURE DAY: Is the second game day of each season.
AWARDS NIGHT: We end each season with a huge awards ceremony in the main sanctuary at Highland Park Church. The. ceremony is also streamed live so friends and family out of town can tune in and watch your child receive their award.