The HSC Intramural Program is for children in the local community. The program gives players the opportunity to learn the game of soccer and be part of a team. Age groups include U6, U8, U10 and U12. Players are placed in age groups by birth year/birth date range. Time commitment is one practice night and one game per week. There are 2 seasons - Spring and Fall - and each season typically lasts 11-12 weeks. Teams are also scheduled to play 7-8 games on Sundays throughout the season. Additionally, U8/U10/U12 plays 1 tournament per season, known as Super Soccer Sunday, to provide a competitive atmosphere for players. All Star games will be held at the end of each season.
There is no travel required for intramural, and all practices/games are held outside at the Utz Fields in Hanover. Teams are co-ed and are selected based on many factors, including preferred practice night, siblings in the club, gender composition of the registrants, etc. Every attempt is made for each team to have an equal number of players at different levels to have a fair playing field.
Each team will play the other teams in their age group - each age group has slightly different rules and field sizes. Coaches work together to referee games for U6 and U8.
Players receive a jersey and socks to be worn on game days. Cleats, shin guards and comfortable clothes are the only other equipment needed (a ball to practice with at home is encouraged). Look for a Dick’s Sporting Goods coupon and information about Casey’s Cleats at the beginning of each season.
The cost of the intramural program is $85.
The Little Kickers program is for 3 and 4 year-olds. The program consists of 6 practices to introduce the kids to soccer (one practice per week in the evening for 6 weeks). This program typically begins a few weeks after the intramural program begins. There are no games with this age group. All kids receive a soccer ball and a Little Kickers shirt. The cost of this program is $40.
Interested in coaching? All head coaches get a $10 discount on their player’s registration fee. Coaches also receive a free coach jersey, a free picture with their player and their team on picture day, and are provided with an equipment bag each season (balls, cones, pinnies, etc.) Coaches can also pick their practice night/time. We try our best to pair every head coach with an assistant coach, as well.
*All coaches are volunteers who are provided with guidance to run practices/games and to help players develop.