Letter: Spring soccer is here

To the editor,

The daffodils and tulips are blooming, the snow has melted (even the crazy April 16 snow) and the fields are drying out. Travel games are underway, recreational practices have just begun and recreational games and Dinomites trainings begin on Saturday, May. For the full schedule of games, check out our website at www.prospectsoccer.leag1.com. If your children are younger or are new to soccer, inspire them by bringing them to watch the game of an older team.  

Certified referees are still needed. Are you looking to make a little money in your free time? We are still looking for certified referees for our travel and premier level games. To become a certified referee please go to www.ctreferee.com for the upcoming certification classes. Contact Rob Phalen, PYS referee coordinator, through PYS’s website under “Contact Info-Board” to ask any questions or to let him know your availability.

Coaches — there is a coaches’ training scheduled for Thursday, May 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hotchkiss Park on the lighted field (fenced in field). Come and learn from those who have walked in your footsteps. Be encouraged by what you already know and learn about new techniques for challenging and inspiring your team. For questions, email Dan Barrows through PYS’s website under “Contact Info-Board.”

Summertime, summertime … it’s always a fun time to sign up your children for camps. PYS is pleased to offer two different opportunities for summer soccer camps both based in Prospect.  During evenings of the week of July14-18 the Woodland boys soccer coach will offer “Soccer Camp at Hotchkiss Park” from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Find details and register at www.prospectsoccer.leag1.com  under “Register Online.”

In addition to Woodland’s Soccer Camp, PYS is pleased to announce that British Soccer is once again coming to Prospect this summer. This camp will run in the evenings during the week of Aug. 11-15 at Hotchkiss Park and also includes the opportunity to attend a goal keeper clinic.  All programs include a new ball, a T-shirt and a replica jersey (jersey included only if you sign-up at least 45 days in advance of the camp). For an entire week, camp is $60 for First Kicks (ages 3-5), $120 for the three-hour program (ages 6-14), and $60 for the goal keeper clinic (ages 8-14).  Register at www.challengersports.com (once on the website select option to “Search for a program near you” and search by “Prospect Youth Soccer.”)

Can’t wait to get your Prospect Youth Soccer news in the Friday Citizen’s News or the first of the month Prospect Pages?  Like us on Facebook and keep up with more of our happenings. If you have an interest in helping to advance the goals of PYS, join us for our monthly board meetings the first Monday of each month; our next meeting is Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the firehouse in Prospect. Come join us.

Sarah Wallace

Prospect Youth Soccer

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