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Soccer Info

Updated  May 1, 2022

Closing Day Sunday, May 8th
Since Derby Day is Saturday, our closing day is Sunday the 8th.  

End of Season Awards
For Divisions 1 - 4, players receive an 8 x 10 team picture and a participation medal at the end of the season.  For Divisions 5 and 6, each player receices an 8 x 10 team picture and a gift card to the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie kitchen.  These will be given out at the final games.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

As the soccer season enters its final few weeks and we get ready for baseball season, we have plenty of need for volunteers.   Please check out the volunteer opportunities on the link directly below:
HYR Volunteer Sign Up Link

HYR 2022 Spring T-Shirt Quilt Raffle
Most seasons,  HYR has a quilt made from the leftover T-shirts. It is made by local company Happy Dance Quilting.  We sell raffle tickets for $2 apiece or three for $5.  See Patrick FItzgerald on the field to buy raffle tickets or call 502.671.9701 on 5/8/22. 

HYR Picture Day Spring 2022
HYR Picture Day was Saturday, April 16th, and attendance was very good.  If your player missed picture day, we have taken individual retakes of almost every player over the past 2 weeks and are dubbing  them into the team pictures.  For a glimpse at the process, click the link below:
hyr_picture_day_guide.pdf

Need to get a hold of your coach?

2022 hyr spring soccer coach details by practice night.pdf

2022 hyr spring soccer coach details by team.pdf



 

The Game Schedule for closing day May 8th is below:
Division Time Match
1 10:00 AM Caterpillars vs. Chameleons
1 11:00 AM Crickets vs. Chameleons
2 10:30 AM Tweetle Beetles vs. Barbaloots
2 11:30 AM Blue Fish vs. Whos
2 12:30 PM Green Eggs vs. Zax
2 1:30 PM Gox vs. Chugs
2 2:30 PM Things vs. Sneeches
2 3:30 PM Wumps vs. Little Cats
3 10:00 AM Starcatchers vs. Frog and Toad
3 11:00 AM Busytown vs. Hobbits
3 12:00 PM Goosebumps vs. Webs
3 1:00 PM Magic School Bus vs. Jumanji
3 2:00 PM Despereaux vs. Rikki Tikki Tavi
3 3:00 PM Wild Things vs. Hatchett
4 10:00 AM Mulberry Street vs. Treasure Island
4 11:15 AM Baker Street vs. Neverland
4 12:30 PM Hogwarts vs. Sidewalk
4 1:45 PM Oz vs. Night Kitchen
4 3:00 PM Terabithia vs. Middle Earth
4 4:15 PM Water Hole vs. Narnia
5 10:00 AM Hosseini vs. Rumi
5 11:15 AM Poe vs. Angelou
5 12:30 PM Berry vs. Gorman
5 1:45 PM Dulu vs. Baldwin
5 3:00 PM Neruda vs. The Bard
6 4:30 PM Vonnegut vs. Newt Hoenikker

 

All Practices and Games are at Atherton High School


Practices are scheduled for Monday through Thursday night at Atherton. If we get practices rained out on any nights we have some availability to reschedule, and we will communicate with the coaches to let them know what is available.Please note that there are 2 entrances to Atherton, and check the map below if you have never been there before.
hyr_atherton_map.pdf

 

Team Name Themes for 2022 Spring Soccer
We do have an over 5-year tradition of unusual team names.  My basic rules tend to be not to use any team name that is in use by professional and college teams (bulldogs, tigers, etc.), never repeat team  names (We have now gone over 5 years without a repeat), and have the team names be fun, and occasionally informative. 
In the spring of 2022, the team names will be based on (DRUMROLL PLEASE)  Literature.  The HYR Logo has been modified to say "HYR Reads", and below is the theme by division:
Division 1: Critters from Eric Carle books (Hungry Caterpillars, Quiet Crickets, and Chameleons)
Division 2: Dr. Seuss Characters like Sneeches, Zax, Chugs, Tweetle Beetles, etc.
Division 3: Beloved childrens books like Hobbits, Where the Wild things Are, Goosebumps, Jumanji, etc.
Division 4: Fictional places like Narnia, Hogwarts, Terabithia, etc. 
Divisions 5 - 7: A diverse group of influential authors and poets from Wendell Berry to Maya Angelou to Amanda Gorman to Kurt Vonnegut.
(Due to supply chain issues, team shirts will be handed out at the first game)  

Revised Season Dates

Monday March 21 - Practices Begin at Atherton 
(Each player in divisions 2-6 has 1 practice per week starting the week from March 21-25)
Saturday March 26 - HYR Games (Team shirts will be handed out at the first game)
Saturday April 2 - HYR Games
SUNDAY April 10 - HYR Games
Saturday April 16 - HYR Games
Saturday April 23 - HYR Games
Saturday April 30 - HYR Games
SUNDAY May 8 - HYR Games


If you are trying to register and do not see programs available, please log in first.  Complete Registration instructions can be found below
hyr registration instructions.pdf

HYR  Soccer offers divisions for youth ages 4 through 16.

Division 1: Parent Player Academy - 4 year old players and their families
Division 2: 5 year old and beginner 6-year old players
Division 3: Experienced 6 year-old players and 7-year old players. 
Division 4: 8 and 9 year-old players. 
Division 5: 10-12 year old players. 
Division 6: 13-16 year-old players.

Division 1 meets once per week on Saturday or occasionally Sunday mornings between 10 AM and Noon. 

Divisions 2 - 5 meet for one 1-hour practice on a weeknight at either 5:45 or 6:45 PM.  (Typically, but not always, the younger divisions practice at 5:45, and the older divisions practice at 6:45.  It is based on the schedule of the volunteer coaches.)
Divisions 2 - 5 almost always have at least one practice option every night Monday through Thursday.  (Friday night practices are the least requested)  You indicate the nights you can NOT practice when filling out the registration form,  and we do our best to honor your requests.    
Divisions 2 - 5 play games on Saturdays or occasionally Sundays with a randomized schedule between 9 AM and 4 PM.
Division 6 will  practices on Wednesday nights at 6:45  in the Spring of 2022  and play games  at 3:30 PM on our Saturday game days and 4:30 on our Sunday Game Days. 

(During Spring 2022 registration, we attempted to add another division where Div 5 would be 10-11 year olds, Div 6 would be 12-13 year olds, and Div 7 would be 14-16 year olds.  As it turns out, there were only enough players for 2 teams in the 12-13 age group, so we put the 12 year olds in Div 5 and moved the 13 year olds up to the revised Div 6:  13-16 year olds.  This is exactly what we had in previous seasons, so essentially we tried out a new age scheme, found it did not help, so we reverted back to the old scheme.  )

Read more in-depth descriptions of each soccer division:

hyr division descriptions.pdf

Watch the videos describing the difference between the divisions
Division 1 - Parent Player Academy
Watch the Parent Player Academy Video
Divisions 2 - 6
Watch the HYR Division Difference and Coach Promo

What is Hill Rolling?

During Spring and Fall soccer, the Atherton campus has these glorious hills between the field levels.  Kids have always rolled down the hills for fun, so in 2017, we formalized it. At noon on game days, the director blows an air horn, in between the division 2 and division 3 fields, and kids and adults come from across any field to roll down the hill for a couple minutes.  It’s sort of a reminder that soccer is just a game, and we are all there to just have a little fun.  And like in the last question, just roll with it.  (Pun intended)



LOCATION - ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL:    For all players registered, all practices and games are at Atherton High School.  There are 2 entrances to Atherton.  Please look at the map below.  The GPS is 3000 Dundee Road .  HYR has been requested to park in the teacher parking lot.  (If you pull in by the gymnasium and the tennis courts, you are at the wrong entrance.)  Please park only in approved parking spaces.
hyr_atherton_map.pdf


HYR Soccer Equipment: HYR provides a T-shirt, and you pretty much provide the rest.  Please review HYR Soccer list of equipment below. 

hyr soccer equipment list.pdf



Covid-19 Protocols:
  HYR Will not require players to wear masks on the field.  To read the HYR Covid-19 policy, please click the link below.

hyr_covid-19_policy_2021-09-09.pdf


Meet HYR Director Patrick Fitzgerald
Not sure who I am?  Click the link below.  I hope to meet you on the field soon.
hyr director patric fitzgerald.pdf

Please leave your dogs at home!
HYR asks that you do not bring any pets to HYR practices or games.  For a complete look at the school and HYR policy, please click the link below:
HYR Dog Policy


Also, if you don't see the answers below that you are looking for, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions below:

HYR FAQ Page

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Below this line is from last fall
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Here are a few items as we wrap up the fall season:

NWSL Championship Tickets (November 20th)
HYR is partnering with the Louisville City FC  and Racing Louisville teams to have an HYR day at the National Womens Soccer League Championship in Louisville at Lynn Family Stadium November 20th, 2021 at noon.  (Racing Louisville is Louisville's professional women's soccer team.  They have completed their season, but the nationalchampionship for their league will be November20th in Louisville November 20th at noon.  Teams to be determined during the next couple weeks during the playoffs.)  

HYR has a very large number of young girls who play soccer, and we think it would be great for them to see a top notch womens' soccer game right here in our home town.  Honestly, it would be great for HYR boys to see a top notch womens' soccer game right here in our home town.  And if the kids are not interested, parents grab a sitter and come out for a kid-free afternoon and watch some women kick butt at Lynn Family Stadium. 

We have secured a discount Seat Geek ticket link for $22 per ticket for corner seats.  Click the ticket link below to buy tickets.  If you are planning to sit right next to another family, consider buying your tickets together so they will be adjacent.  Seat Geek works a lot like movie tickets and other online ticket services where you receive an email with your ticket link.  You will need to create a free Seat Geek account to receive your tickets. Here is the link: 
NWSL Ticket Link

Lost and Found:  There were not a ton of lost and found items, but  the link below shows pictures of all the lost and found items  so people can browse the images and potentially reconnect with long lost soccer balls, water bottles, hoodies, etc.
hyr_lost_and_found_nov_2021.pdf

Team Pictures and Awards
: If you missed the closing day, please contact your coach to get end-of season pictures and awards. Division 1 and division 6 families who missed can pick up from Patrick.  Reach out by email [email protected] 

Winter Sports:  We typically have winter sports (Basketball and futsal) in January and February.  We have used 3 different gym partners in the Highlands to run the winter season in the past.   We  are still trying to secure gym space for the winter season.   We will send out communication as soon as we  know.  With January and February practices and games, we would want to have registration live by December 1st (or sooner if we know sooner.)  

T-Shirt Quilt Raffle:  The winner of the HYR T-shirt quilt raffle is Maeve Pohn of Division 3 team Chipotle.  Hopefully, it will keep her warm this winter, and thanks to all who participated. 

 

Summer Baseball:  Our intent is to have baseball at Highland Middle School in May and June.  We will be in contact with them about details after the first of the year to see if it fits with their other team sports commitments for that field.

 

So that’s it for now.  Stay tunes for announcements soon about future HYR seasons.

 

Patrick

 

Patrick Fitzgerald

HYR Director
Highlands Youth Recreation

502.671.9701 
www.hyrsports.com






CLOSING DAY OCTOBER 31st

All the games have been  moved to Sunday, October 31st.  

The games will remain at their regularly scheduled times since so many kids will trick or treat later in the day.  If you can not make it to a Sunday rescheduled game, please let your coaches know. Thank You. Here is the Schedule.
hyr 2021 fall soccer schedule october 31.pdf

Here are some pictures of the fields from Saturday morning:
hyr fields 2021-10-30.pdf

On closing day, we will be handing out pictures and awards to all the players, so if you have to miss, please make an arrangement with your coach to pick up your team picture and awards.  Awards for divisions 1 through 4 are an around the neck medal, and the awards for divisions 5 and 6 is a gift card to the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen that will get the kids an ice cream cone. 


Check out how to Volunteer!

 HYR utilizes volunteers whenever possible to keep the wheels in motion.  Especially as the season draws to a close, we have several end-of-season activities that require assistance.  Please check out some of the times on the Signup link and see how you can help.  Thanks!
HYR sign up link 

Fall Soccer T-Shirt Quilt Raffle Tickets:
HYR has made a quilt from HYR T-shirts (Mostly from 2021 Fall teams).  We will be selling raffle tickets on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.  The tickets are $2 apiece or 3 tickets for $5.  If you don't happen to catch Patrick on the field to buy chances or havee cash, email [email protected] to pay by Venmo and have chances entered into the drawing that way.  To see the quilt, click the link directly below:
2021 fall soccer quilt raffle announcement.pdf

Picture Day Retakes: We had about 90% of the players present for the original picture day.  We have gotten all players in retakes since then,so hopefully all the kids are represented in the team pictures.    (We have a process of collecting individual shots later, clipping out players, and dubbing them into the team photo.  The process is described below in the picture day guide. )

hyr_picture_day_guide.pdf 


LOCATION - ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL:    For all players registered, all practices and games are at Atherton High School.  There are 2 entrances to Atherton.  Please look at the map below.  The GPS is 3000 Dundee Road .  HYR has been requested to park in the teacher parking lot.  (If you pull in by the gymnasium and the tennis courts, you are at the wrong entrance.)  Please park only in approved parking spaces.
hyr_atherton_map.pdf

The weekend game schedules are posted on the team central portion of the web site.   Below is an export of the schedule.

hyr 2021 fall soccer master schedule revised.pdf

HYR Soccer Equipment: HYR provides a T-shirt, and you pretty much provide the rest.  Please review HYR Soccer list of equipment below. 

hyr soccer equipment list.pdf

Covid-19 Protocols:  HYR Will not require players to wear masks on the field.  To read the HYR Covid-19 policy, please click the link below.

hyr_covid-19_policy_2021-09-09.pdf



Meet HYR Director Patrick Fitzgerald
Not sure who I am?  Click the link below.  I hope to meet you on the field soon.
hyr director patric fitzgerald.pdf

Please leave your dogs at home!
HYR asks that you do not bring any pets to HYR practices or games.  For a complete look at the school and HYR policy, please click the link below:
HYR Dog Policy

Read more in-depth descriptions of each soccer division:
hyr division descriptions.pdf

Watch the videos describing the difference between the divisions
Division 1 - Parent Player Academy
Watch the Parent Player Academy Video
Divisions 2 - 6
Watch the HYR Division Difference and Coach Promo

Also, if you don't see the answers below that you are looking for, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions below:

HYR FAQ Page

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If you are trying to register and do not see programs available, please log in first.  Complete Registration instructions can be found below
hyr registration instructions.pdf

HYR  Soccer offers divisions for youth ages 4 through 16.

Division 1: Parent Player Academy - 4 year old players and their families
Division 2: 5 year old and beginner 6-year old players
Division 3: Experienced 6 year-old players and 7-year old players. 
Division 4: 8 and 9 year-old players. 
Division 5: 10-12 year old players. 
Division 6: 13 - 16 year-old players. 


Division 1 meets once per week on Saturday or occasionally Sunday mornings between 10 AM and Noon. 
Divisions 2 - 5 meet for one 1-hour practice on a weeknight at either 5:30 or 6:30 PM.  (Typically, but not always, the younger divisions practice at 5:30, and the older divisions practice at 6:30.  It is based on the schedule of the volunteer coaches.)
Divisions 2 - 5 almost always have at least one practice option every night Monday through Thursday.  (Friday night practices are the least requested)  You indicate the nights you can NOT practice when filling out the registration form,  and we do our best to honor your requests.    
Divisions 2 - 5 play games on Saturdays or occasionally Sundays with a randomized schedule between 9 AM and 4 PM.
Division 6   practices on either of 2 nights  per week  on a couple different weekday nights to be determined at 6:30 PM and play games in the late afternoon every Saturday or Sunday.  

Almost all practices and games are at Atherton High School 3000 Dundee Road.  Occasional HYR practices are relocated when Atherton has a large school event on an HYR practice night.  








HYR will be following to best available guidance for outdoor youth sports for prevention of the spread of Covid-19 at the start of the season and will update during the season if public guidance changes.

HYR Provides a T-shirt for the team your child is registered to play on. It is the family's responsibility to provide the player with shin guards and soccer socks that cover the shin guards. Soccer cleats are optional but are recommended for players 5 and up.  HYR has a bin with recycled cleats it keeps at the field on game days.

At the end of the season, each player receives a participation award and a team picture. Practices and games are at Atherton High School 3000 Dundee Road. An occasional practice will be off-site as dictated by Atherton events schedule. In the event of a relocated practice, more than one-week notice will be given.

Team Name Themes:  Since we did not pass out the team shorts before we shut wown fr the pandemic, we already have all the team shorts made up, and the division themes are already decided.  Division 1: Microorganisma, Division 2: Wildflowers, Div 3: Spices, Div 4 Musical Instruments, Divisions 5 and 6: Broadway Musicals.  See the t-shirt pictures below
2021 fall hyr team shirt pics.pdf


Check out the linked documents directly below:


hyr_atherton_map.pdf

hcm_map_with_annotation.jpg

hyr_soccer_equipment_list.pdf


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Highlands Community Ministries

1228 East Breckinridge Street 
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Phone : 502-671-9701
Email : [email protected]
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