On Saturday, May 28th (yes, Memorial Day weekend), the Chicago Fire are hosting the defending MLS champion Portland Timbers at 7pm in Toyota Park (registration link below and here) and it's HYSA night, with discounted tickets for BSSL and Lions parents/families at $19 each, (40% off face value of $32). As of 5-2-16 at noon, only 48 tickets in our HYSA seat block are still remaining). Any tickets not ordered by May 7th will be surrendered back to the Chicago Fire for distribution to the public. Payment for tickets will be handled via separate correspondence. Please register quickly to join us for HYSA night.
The Hononegah Youth Soccer Association (HYSA) is an volunteer non-profit charitable organization (501 c3) that oversees the Lions '82 competitive soccer teams and the recreational Bruce Samlan Soccer League (BSSL). HYSA offers soccer at all levels for children ages 4-17. Please click on the individual organizational tabs (Lions '82 or BSSL) at the top for more information.
The Red Parent Handbook has now been placed online. This saves in printing fees (keeping registration fees the same since 2009 has been difficult), reduces our impact on the waste stream, and allows information to be quickly assessed and (if absolutely necessary) easily changed. The link is here or under the BSSL Tab with dropdown labeled Spring 2016 parent season information. This link contains ALL of the information (and team schedules) that existed in the Red Parent Handbook before. Thank you for supporting our endeavors to reduce paperwork and control fees.
Games are ON for May 7th (Weather to be updated Sat am). Games will be delayed if lightning is spotted. Once lightning is spotted, a 30 minute delay at the fields (players and families have to leave the fields/open areas) to assess the situation. If games are cancelled after the delay, that information will be quickly disseminated.
HYSA is very honored to present the game of soccer in a recreational format through the Bruce Samlan Soccer League and in a competitive format through the Lions '82 Soccer Club. Our entire focus in both formats is teaching the game to your child(ren), improving your child's skills, and letting them make tactical game decisions with their teammates...as if often stated in soccer circles, "The best teacher is the game". We are very excited about this spring season and have included a little bit of humor in the video below. While this behavior does not happen at Pacific Bearing, we have seen it at other travel club's pitches ("fields"). Here's to a great season for your players and allowing them to appreciate, learn, and play the game.
U.S. Youth Soccer (USYSA), the governing body of all soccer in the United States and the sponsor of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) has implemented some changes for player safety and to align ages with international (FIFA) standards. More information on these changes can be found at USYSA website here. A Frequently Asked Questions PDF is available here.
HYSA is pleased to offer fundamental clinics in conjunction with the Chicago Fire Community Outreach Program! HYSA will have 4 Chicago Fire events this spring;
The Camp will be June 13th -17th 9a-Noon each day at our Pacific Bearing game fields. The dates were chosen by a survey of BSSL and Lions parent/guardians and allows your player to receive professional coaching AND THEN apply it in the last 2 games of the season. This helps reinforce skills developed and permits your player(s) to evaluate these skills in competition during the season vice an off-season training camp.
The camp is $120 for 15 hours of professional coaching, includes a jersey, ball, Chicago Fire ticket, and player evaluation. Registration online available here. Mail-in registration PDF below.
Please see current openings on the Board of Directors and learn what it takes to keep our Leagues running. It is a very rewarding (yet challenging) role that helps shape and improve our league. Openings can be found here.
P.O. Box 1021
Roscoe, IL 61073