PAGE UPDATED: 11/26/2012
The Registration is open for all sessions starting in January. There are some general announcements below and I have them itemized by sport or subject.
LACROSSE: When we started this 6.5 years ago, we decided to set aside the entire day of Sunday for lacrosse. In the past, lacrosse seemed to be taking a back seat to soccer and we wanted to change that. Our primary day of play has been and will always be Sunday. As the sport has grown, we have had to expand out to different days to handle the demand. This year, we could be playing lacrosse on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The information section in your league contains the possible days of play.
LACROSSE: We use only MHSAA certified referees. On High School Boys games we use three referees in an attempt to keep the games civilized. This costs more and this is why our fee is higher for High School leagues.
LACROSSE: We will be running summer and fall leagues in 2013 on our outdoor field. If weather is an issue, we can always move them indoor. As always we will be very conscious of the cost to you, the consumer and we anticpate the fees to be less than our winter leagues. We will be offering individual player signup at fees similar to our winter leagues (@$60-75 per player)
YOUTH SOCCER: Not much has changed. The primary day of play will be Saturday (games will start at 7:00AM). We have added alternate days of Wednesday, Thursday, Monday or Friday. I encourage you to sign up early as we anticipate having to shut off registration early this year. There are only so many hours in the week.
HS Girls SOCCER: This will be a 8 game season and we anticipate filling up with the league capped at 36 teams so I would encourage you to sign up quickly. The cost is $895 which is roughly $110 per game. We charge a little more for the HS Girls as we redivision and reschedule the league. The other facilities in the area are typically at $106 per game. As you know, they play with 6 players (5 and a GK) on a field about half the size of Woodland. We think we are worth it.
YOUTH SOCCER: Demand is still increasing. Our primary day of play is Saturday with alternative days of play being Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday and Sunday. The 3rd session of the winter will start the week of March 1.
ADULT SOCCER: This still runs on Thursday and Friday nights. We have the ability to have Thursday night only teams as well as Friday only teams with understanding they may get a game on the off night mixed in.
ADULT SOCCER: We will be running outdoor leagues this summer on our outdoor field. The cost for these leagues (May though October) will be substantially less than the winter leagues and well worth your consideration. I will be posting this information by February 1.
FIELD RENTALS: There are still some odd times time available during the winter. If you are interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as you can give me (days you can use, times you need etc.) FYI: Saturdays from 6am - 7am and Sundays from 6am - 8 am are available; some nights from 10:30pm to midnight are available; some odd weekdays from 12:00 - 4;00pm are available, over Christmas vacation we have time available...outside of that, there isn't much.
GVSA GAMES: GVSA clubs should know that we are sanctioned fields for MSYSA. We can line the north field smaller for U8/9/10 and younger and the South field is correctly lined for U11/12. We charge $65 per game and you get the game time and the warmup time included.
OUTDOOR FIELDS: Some of you may know that we have been working on outdoor fields (grass) and we are pleased to announce that the fields are in. We got the underground sprinkling in and the grass grew nicely through this fall. We have one large field (65 yds x 110yds) running north/south OR three small fields (two 40 yds x 80 yds and 1 20 yd x 60 yds) running east/west. We will be putting the finishing touches on them in the spring (topdressing with extra topsoil, possibly some drain tile, etc) and anticipate a nice long growing season next year. It will be available for light use by June 2013, We have lights approved for the fields but that is an expensive proposition.