FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - MHYSC 2021 Recreation Season
Will there be a 2021 season?
MHYSC is preparing for a 2021 summer season for our house league and academy/competitive players, subject to provincial and City of Hamilton public health regulations for COVID-19. Our hope is that it is safe for our players to return to the field this summer.
How do I register?
You can register for the 2021 Summer house league season through our club website www.mhysc.org by credit card, click on “Enroll Now”.
When does registration open and close?
Registration is now open for the 2021 summer house league season through our club website www.mhysc.org. Registration is currently scheduled to close on July 1.
Is there soccer on Canada Day or Civic holiday?
MHYSC will do its best to avoid scheduling games on statutory holidays like Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday in August and Labour Day.
What ages of programming are available?
MHYSC’s house league is open for players from U3 to U18, born from 2018 to 2003.
What about COVID 19 ? (return to play protocol)
MHYSC will follow all COVID-19 guidelines put in place by the City of Hamilton and Ontario Soccer. MHYSC is a member club in Ontario Soccer and rents our fields from the City of Hamilton.
Now that I am registered, what happens?
Teams will usually be formed a couple of weeks before the season is scheduled to start, and we ask coaches to start calling their players the week prior to the start of the season. Schedule information will be available on the MHYSC website (www.mhysc.org) through the PowerUp portal.
When does the season start and end?
MHYSC’s summer house league season typically starts just after the Victoria Day long weekend (May 24 in 2021) and depending on the age group is complete before the end of August. Depending on the situation with COVID-19 those dates are subject to change.
What is the inclement weather policy?
MHYSC will only cancel or postpone games for weather in the event of a severe weather event (for example a thunderstorm) which may make the conditions unsafe for players, coaches, officials and spectators. The City of Hamilton will also close the fields for play if they are wet and potentially unsafe. Decisions on cancelling or postponing games is made no later than 5 p.m. on the day of game and will be communicated to parents through the club website and social media feeds.
What is the policy for hot weather?
Since soccer is played in the summer, there may be games or practices scheduled where the weather is hot. The games / practices will still take place with the coaches and officials making arrangements to take frequent water breaks. Typically games / practices take place either Saturday morning before noon or in the evening during the week away from the mid day when the heat can be at its most severe.
I am not happy with the soccer program, who do I call?
MHYSC asks that any feedback or complaints be sent in writing via e-mail to [email protected]. You will be contacted by a club official to investigate your complaint.
What is the expectations of parents?
Come to the games and enjoy – cheer on the players, support the volunteer coaches and the officials.
How can I help out with Soccer?
MHYSC is always looking for enthusiastic, committed and patient volunteers to serve as coaches for our house league teams. We are also on the look-out for people interested in being game officials, training and certification programs are available. For more information, email us at [email protected].
When will the Coach call me?
Teams will usually be formed a couple of weeks before the season is scheduled to start, and we ask coaches to start calling their players the week prior to the start of the season.
What payment options are available?
You can play by Visa, Mastercard or Visa Debit.
What is your refund policy?
Withdrawal from the program must be requested In writing (to [email protected]) to the Club prior to June 1st and will be subject to a $50 Administration Fee. NO refunds will be processed after June 1st.
What is included with the registration?
Your registration fee for summer house league includes a uniform (jersey, shorts, socks) which must be worn for all league games, season of 10 to 12 weeks (varies by age group), a soccer ball, year-end trophy / recognition and celebration. Please note year-end celebration is subject to COVID-19 protocols.
Are shin guards mandatory?
Shin guards are mandatory for player safety.
What else do I need to purchase?
Cleated soccer shoes are recommended.
What nights and parks do you play at?
Please visit the website at this link: https://mhysc.org/house-league/schedule/
What is the cost of the program?
- MHYSC summer house league has an early bird registration rate, which is in effect until April 28 and a regular registration rate after that date.
- U3 to U6 – early bird is $130, regular fee is $150
- U7 to U12 – early bird is $190, regular fee is $220
- U13 to U19 – early bird is $220, regular fee is $260
How are teams created?
MHYSC attempts to choose balanced teams as much as possible based on available player ratings from the previous season. The coach and assistant coach can protect their own child.
How big is the time commitment?
U3 to U6 teams in our house league will play and practice once a week.
Can I request a certain player or coach?
Based on the number of players in our program, unfortunately MHYSC cannot accommodate player and coach requests.
What should we bring to the field?
Players should bring their soccer ball (pumped up) and water. For games players should wear their complete uniform – shirt, socks and shoes. Shin guards are required for games and any practices, soccer shoes are highly recommended. Parents / family members and spectators should bring a portable chair and be prepared to sit back, relax, smile and enjoy watching the children play.