As you have probably heard, Spookerfest is back- Saturday, Oct 29 at Marshall Street fields from 9-4.
Spookerfest is a one-day soccer tournament for the K-4 HYSA Intramural teams. The event runs regardless of weather conditions, so count on playing all games and make sure that you and your players are dressed accordingly. Spookerfest is a “participation” tournament and it is not intended to be in playoff format. All teams will play two games. Games will consist of two 20 minute halves. Every player will receive an award in a presentation ceremony after their last game, so bring your cameras! The schedule can be found here.
As Spookerfest occurs annually around Halloween, we encourage coaches, refs, players, and parents to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the day. This could be costumes, face paint, cool socks, team costumes, colorful hair or anything Spooky.
Please remember that Spookerfest is a non-competitive tournament against fellow Holliston teams. All players and families should be respectful of all players, coaches, and of our young referees. Coaches are not responsible for watching players between games. And please keep all children (players and siblings) from playing or climbing on any nets, either on fields or pulled to the sides of the field out of use.
Schedules are posted here but please look for communication from your coaches with more details.
Parents and Friends: Please volunteer to help make this day spooktacular. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
Field Rules and Clean up
As with any game or practice, please continue to observe our rules for Marshall Street.
- Turf Fields – the maintenance and longevity of our turf fields are important to us so please follow the rules of the park, which means NO food, gum, or drinks other than water or sports drinks allowed on the fields. No tents please on turf. Please use the other grass areas for teams to enjoy their time off and for snacks and eating.
- No pets are allowed on the complex – as you can imagine with so many children we must be strict about the no pet rule.
- Trash – please make sure that you pick up your trash including plastic water bottles. We would like to minimize the clean-up effort after the tournament. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and courtesy.
Concessions and Face Painting
Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the concession stand run by the HS girls soccer as a fundraiser for the team. No food or drinks other than water and sports drinks are allowed on the turf fields, so we ask that you take the food and concessions away from the turf fields and enjoy the picnic area. They will also have a face painting booth.
Parking will be difficult all day. Carpool if you can and please leave the handicapped spots for those in need. Please be careful in the parking lot, and if you have to park on the street proceed with caution. Park ONLY on the eastbound (field side) of Marshall Street. Cars in other locations will be ticketed. We want to be good neighbors, so please be considerate of Marshall Street residents whose homes about the complex. Arriving 20 minutes before game time will allow extra time to find parking, find the field, and warm up with their team.
Used Equipment Swap
Please bring any used cleats, shin guards, jerseys, and/or balls in good condition for a free swap. Bring all items to the Trophy table at the start of the day and/or your games. Browse the selection and take items that are a true need. Adults should be the only ones selecting, kids should be supervised by their adults before they take equipment.
Thank you all for participating and enjoy a safe and happy Spookerfest. This is a great event for HYSA and one that the players remember for a long time!
For more information, please contact your coach or age group coordinator.