Hopkinton Ashland AYF: Welcome

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Hopkinton  Ashland  American Youth  Football

It’s For the Kids”

 

Beginning with the 2012 season, the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Department will participate in the All-American Division of American Youth Football (AYF). The All-American Division is a grade-based football program, which means that participants in the same grade and of similar age play together.
 
The Hopkinton Ashland AYF program believes that the All-American Division of AYF provides consistency and continuity for the players and teams through the 8th grade and into high school. In making its decision, we reviewed an often-cited reserach study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, (see handout section) which concluded that age is a greater factor in football injuries than weight.
 
The Hopkinton Ashland Fighin' Irish join several other Central Mass organizations such as Milford, Southborough, Westborough and Marlborough who all participate in the All-American Division. All 23 Central MA AYF organizations now participate in the All-American Division.   
 


Monday, June 23
Required Registration Paperwork - July 17th & 18th from 5-7:00 PM - Fruit Street Fields

The new registration system will complete most of the required AYF league paperwork (everything but the report card & birth certificate for 1st year players), so please be sure and input all the registration information (even those not required) so that your forms will have the necessary data. You will need to sign and initial the forms where indicated.

Please go to: http://www.sportssignup.com/Hopkinton-Youth-Football-Online-Registration.start

You will need to sign on and select “Print Forms” next to your child’s name. The following forms are required:

· Participation and ID Card

· Code of Conduct

· Emergency Medical Treatment

· Medical Clearance (doctor signature required)

· Concussion Acknowledgement

· Waiver and Release

· Image Release

· Original Birth Certificate For All 1st year Players

· Report Card w/ Final Grades for the year

We will collect these signed forms on July 17th and 18th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the fruit street field complex. You may also mail completed paperwork to Karl Morningstar, 93 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton MA 01748 if you prefer.  



Equipment Handout July 24th



We will be accepting paperwork and distributing the football equipment to all players on July 24th between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Fruit Street Complex.  We will distribute the equipment by team on the following schedule:

8th Grade - 5-5:20 PM

7th Grade - 5:20 to 5:40

6th Grade - 5:40 to 6:00

5th Grade - 6:00 to 6:20

4th Grade - 6:20 to 6:40

2nd & 3rd Grades - 6:40 to 7:00  

Each player will receive a helmet, shoulderpads, practice pants with knee pads.  Players are responsible for providing cleats, white practice jersey, 5 pad integrated girdle and protective cup.  A limited number of Fightin' Irish practice jerseys will be available for sale. 



Tuesday, March 25
2014 Fall Registration Is Now OPEN!!!

Click here for HA Fighting Irish Registration

Friday, March 21
Concussion Awareness Program - March 24th

A concussion awareness program will be held Monday, March 24, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Middle School. A group from Spaulding Rehab in Framingham will discuss concussion awareness, symptoms and treatments. It is a free event and open to everyone. Special thanks HPTA for sponsoring the event.

Fighting Irish
Saturday, March 8
Registration Opening Soon!!!

2014 football & cheer registration will be opening soon.  Stay tuned for more information.

Friday, October 25
All-Star Selections

Congratulations to the Fightin' Irish players selected to the Central Mass All-Star Team:

4th Grade - Ownen MacDonald

5th Grade - Tommy Bernardin and Sean Harding

6th Grade - Tommy Ambrosone and Patrick Barnes

7th Grade - Noah Buentello and Dan Logan

8th Grade - Connor Hebert, Anthony Farina, Brendan Coccio and Patrick Naughton

 



2013 Playoffs

Playoff games tonight:

 7th Grade vs. Shrewsbury I - Dean Park, 765 Main Street Shrewsbury MA - 7:00 PM

8th Grade vs. Nipmuc - Medway High School - 8:00 PM

Come support the Irish!



Wednesday, October 16
Youth Football and Cheer Night this Friday

This Friday October 18th will be American Youth Football and Cheer night at the Hiller's vs. Dover Sherborn.  Wear your jersey or cheer outfit and get in free.

Wednesday, October 16
Week 9 Home vs Tantasqua

Week 9 Game Times:

Mitey Mites - 9:00 AM

5th Grade - 10:30 AM

6th Grade - 12:00 Noon

7th Grade 1:30 PM - Away vs Leicester Spencer

8th Grade 1:30 PM 



Wednesday, September 11
Week 6 Home vs. Worcester

Week 7 Game Times:

Mitey Mites - 9:00

5th Grade - 10:30

6th Grade - 12:00 Noon

7th Grade - 1:30

8th Grade - 3:00



Wednesday, September 11
Week 5 At Northborough/Southborough

Week 5 Schedule:

Mitey Mites - 9:00

5th Grade - Noon

6th Grade - 1:30

7th Grade - 3:00

8th Grade - 4:30

All games played at Algonquin High School and all teams are to wear their GREEN Jerseys



Wednesday, September 11
Week 4 Games

Week 4 Games are as Follows:

Mitey Mites - Sunday Sept. 15th 9:00 AM - Milford High School

5th Grade - Sunday Sept 15th 1:30 - Milford High School

6th Grade - Saturday Sept 14th 4:00 - Milford High School

7th Grade - Saturday Sept 14th 5:30 - Milford High School

8th Grade - Sunday Sept 15th 3:00 - Worcester Academy Football Field (Gaskill Field)



This Weeks Games vs. Nipmuc

Game Times by team are:

M Mites at 9:00 AM
5th Grade at 10:30 AM
6th Grade at 12 Noon
7th Grade at 1:30 PM
8th Grade at 3:00 PM

Play Like A Champion Today!



Raised Helmet Square
August 25th First Game Home vs. Charlton Dudley Rams

Game Times by team are:

M Mites at 9:00 AM
5th Grade at 10:30 AM
6th Grade at 12 Noon
7th Grade at 1:30 PM
8th Grade at 3:00 PM



Monday, August 12
Kick Off Jamboree

JAMBOREE THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH - MARLBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL:

Mighty Mites vs Marlboro

  • Warm up - 8:40 AM - Middle School 1B
  • Certification-9:50 AM
  • Game - 10:00 AM - Field Baseball 1 (far)

5th Grade Team vs Shrewsbury Blue

  • Warm up - 10:40 AM - Middle School 1B
  • Certification - 11:50 AM
  • Game - 12:00 Noon - Field Baseball 1 (far) 
6th Grade Team vs N/S
  • Warm up - 2:40 PM - Middle School 1B
  • Certification - 3:50 PM
  • Game - 4:00 PM - Field Baseball 1 (far)
7th Grade Team vs Shrewsbury Gold
  • Warm up - 1:10 PM - Middle School 3A
  • Certification - 2:20 PM
  • Game - 2:30 PM - Football Field 3(Near)
8th Grade Team vs Shrewsbury
  • Warm up - 3:40 PM - Middle School 2B
  • Certification - 4:50 PM
  • Game - 5:00 PM - Football Field 3(Near)

see IMPORTANT addtional information available in the handouts section



Monday, June 17
Equipment & Paperwork

We will be measuring for equipment and uniforms at the Fruit Street Field complex from 6:00 to 7:30 on Monday June 17th. In order to insure that we have adequate equipment on hand to safely outfit your child, it is very important that you attend this event.

We will also be taking order for practice jersey, they are $15 so bring your checkbook if you're interested.

Finally, please bring the league required paperwork, so we can get a jump start on complying with the league. Program certification is mid August this year so we are going to need everyone's cooperation to comply.



Thursday, March 21
Registrations top 130

Over 130 athletes from Hopkinton and Ashland have registered for the upcoming season!!!  With paid registration running well above last years totals it looks like 2013-14 is going to be a banner year for the Fightin' Irish.   Don't wait to sign-up, space is limited.

Tuesday, March 12
Fightin' Irish Football Information Meeting



For those of you who are thinking about registering to play football, are new to the program, or just can't get enough football, we will be holding a information meeting on March 12 at the Hopkinton High School Cafeteria from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Cheerleading questions can also be addressed if you missed the Cheer information night.

Tuesday, March 12
Positive Changes in Youth Sports by Former NBA Player Bob Bigelow



Free presentation on positive changes in youth sports by former NBA player Bob Bigelow Hosted by the HPTA, with financial support from Hopkinton Parks & Recreation, Hopkinton Little League, Hopkinton Basketball Association, Hopkinton Youth Soccer, Hopkinton Fighting Irish and Hopkinton Lacrosse.

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7 p.m. Hopkins School cafeteria.

One of the foremost youth sports speakers in the country, Bob Bigelow advocates fully meeting the needs of children as the top priority in youth sports programs. He provides new approaches for positive change in youth sports. The former NBA first round draft choice played four years for the Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, and San Diego Clippers. He played collegiately at the University of Pennsylvania for Hall of Fame Coach Chuck Daly. He has devoted several thousand hours researching and lecturing about organized youth sports and its effects on children—and adults. Since 1993, he has conducted over 2500 talks and clinics worldwide. He published a book, Just Let the Kids Play, in 2001.



Saturday, February 23
Join The Party at AYC

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Friday, February 1
Registration is Now Open!

Register NOW!!!

Monday, September 17
Hopkinton & Ashland American Youth Football



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