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9.26.21 - 6:59 PM
To All HYA Soccer Families & Coaches,
We wanted to let you know that there has been a positive COVID case with a participant in HYA Soccer this past Saturday (9/25). All affected parties have been notified directly and they are following SAU90 COVID exposure policies: https://www.sau90.org/page/covid-19-resources
We want to remind all participants to still abide by proper cleaning and self-screening practices (see link above for reference). To support this effort:
We ask you to stay vigilant and please do not hesitate to communicate with HYA Soccer for anything at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for your support!
3.16.21 - 10:45 PM
Hello Boys U14 families,
Unfortunately, a team member who attended last night’s practice tested positive today for Covid. Per NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidance and HYA Riptide Lacrosse policy, we are required to halt play for the U14 boys and coaches for 10 days from the date of exposure, allowing return to activity on Thursday, Mar 25. We ask that your son quarantines at home until then – I have attached a table from the NH DHHS to help guide you with quarantining decisions. Your practice scheduled for Sunday, Mar 21, will be cancelled, and we look forward to getting your boys safely back to action on Sunday, Mar 28. Coaches will be in touch with changes to preseason plans, if any.
This is of course not the way we wanted to start the season, but the Riptide board and coaches will continue to do all we can to have a safe and full season for the boys.
Thank you for your understanding,
President, HYA Riptide Lacrosse
1.12.21 - 8:40 AM
11.11.20 - 4:56 PM
Dear HYA Families,
We regret to inform you that the 2020-2021 HYA Basketball season has been suspended. The SAU 90 School Board decided that to best serve the community and protect the integrity of their hybrid model, they will not let any outside groups into their buildings until January 19th at the earliest. The HYA leadership understands that this was a difficult decision to make, and while we are disappointed for the kids, we respect the school board’s effort to keep our children safe.
Our volunteer staff worked hard to get this season up and running for our kids. We ask for your patience as our incredible IT volunteers work to get refunds to families. Thank you to all the parents and community members who volunteered to make this season a success - we will build on this for the future.
Should decisions be reversed, or HYA Basketball is allowed access inside SAU90 gyms come mid-January, the possibility of a season will be reassessed. IF a season is feasible then a NEW registration process will commence.
11.10.20 - 10:12 AM
SAU90 sent out a notice yesterday of a child from Marston School with a positive COVID test. I was alerted by one of the parents from the 5th grade ride on Saturday that their child was exposed to the child who tested positive. The child was exposed to this child prior to the ride on Saturday.
They indicated to me that their child will not return to the ride until 11/28 and is under quarantine. We will send out another note if the child that was on the ride tests positive for COVID. As of now there has not been a positive test.
Nothing will change from the ride perspective as of now but we will monitor the situation. A large reason we brought this program is that we are outside, we are wearing masks and we are 6 feet apart. Our risk of transmission is about as low as it gets and our practices falls outside of what the CDC defines as "close contact". This is very different than some other sports that have been affected by COVID where there is a well-defined close contact exposure risk.
I will send out a note with any updates.
10.20.20 - 10:25 PM
HYA Soccer will resume play starting tomorrow, October 21.
Thank you for your patience as we assessed the risk and worked through the process of ensuring your safety to the best of our abilities.
Coordinators and coaches will be in touch with additional information and any schedule modifications to your respective divisions.
Here are a few important reminders and new initiatives:
We are asking all coaches to wear a mask to the greatest extent possible
Spectators also need to wear masks and keep 6 feet. Please limit spectators.
Players need to wear a mask to and from the fields at a minimum and are welcome to wear a mask while playing if families want them to
Kelly Martin, HYA Soccer Commissioner, is the point person for you to contact if your child is suspected or confirmed of having Covid-19. Email: email@example.com
Players need to wait in their cars with guardians until just before the beginning of a practice, warm-up, or game, instead of arriving early
Players need to use hand sanitizer before entering the field, after all water breaks, before and after playing goalie and when they leave the field
IF IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT!! DO NOT PUT YOUR TEAMMATES AND COACHES AT RISK.
Thanks again for your cooperation!
HYA Soccer Commissioner
10.18.20 - 10:41 PM
Dear HYA Families,
We continue to be challenged with local cases of COVID-19 and although it is not reported that any HYA soccer participants are positive at this time, we believe it is in our community's best interest to pause our season again. Thus, we have decided to temporarily suspend the HYA Soccer season. We will reevaluate every couple of days and plan to communicate again late Tuesday evening.
Our decision was made to ensure that the Hampton Youth Association continues to put the safety of our athletes, coaches, officials and families first. At this time, no soccer players are being asked to quarantine and/or get tested. In the event that any specific information comes forth indicating this to be the case, we will let those individuals and/or teams know.
Please email the HYA soccer commissioner (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child has Covid-19 or has had close contact with someone who is positive or suspected of having Covid-19.
We hope you child has enjoyed their time on the field so far this season and hope we are able to resume soon. Stayed tuned and thank you again for your understanding and flexibility.
Please follow social distancing recommendations (6+ feet and wear a face mask) wherever you are!!
HYA Soccer Commissioner
10.18.20 - 8:54 PM
HYA was just made aware that a member of the Coaching Staff has tested positive for Covid-19. The CDC states that if "you were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more" that you should quarantine, yet it is difficult to manage that level of contact on an open field between athletes and players. Therefore, we ask that if you or your child came in contact with our Coaching Staff starting Monday-10/12 thru Friday 10/16 to please quarantine for 14 days. The referenced CDC guidelines can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
The CDC guidelines state if you or your child start coming down with any symptoms. That you should get tested immediately and if you test positive to please communicate to the people who came in contact with.
It would also be the recommendation of HYA if you have any siblings of your exposed child to also monitor them and limit their exposure to any HYA or community related activities. This is just a recommendation and not a direction.
Lastly, We understand that this would have been your last week of Field Hockey. With this said, due to these circumstances we are canceling the final week of the season. We do hope that you had a great experience and appreciate your flexible and understanding.
9.9.20 - 9:18 PM
7.6.20 - 12:34 PM
6.15.20 - 7:14 PM
4.22.20 - 2:22 PM
4.5.20 - 3:05 PM
NEW HAMPSHIRE YOUTH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION (NHYLA) STATEMENT:
The NHYLA Board is working hard to sponsor NHYLA League Games in 2020. The recent extension of remote learning in New Hampshire, through May 4, 2020, will delay the start of the NHYLA Lacrosse League Games. In addition to a ‘delay’, NHYLA will be scheduling league games on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning May 16, 2020.
Anticipated 2020 NHYLA League Game dates are:
Saturday May 16
Sunday May 17
Saturday May 23
Sunday May 24
Saturday May 30
Sunday May 31
Saturday June 7 (make up date for League Games)
Sunday June 8
Festival is Saturday June 13th & 14th at Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH.
3.27.20 - 12:33 PM
Dear HYA Families,
We hope you, all your friends and loved ones are healthy and doing well during this challenging time. The HYA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and mirror direction from our schools, local and federal government, and governing leagues. As a result, all HYA Sport programs are suspended until May 4th.
The HYA Board of Trustees has a virtual meeting the second week of April where we will be discussing our Spring sports and what our outcomes will be. This includes, but not limited to, refunds if sports are canceled, re-registrations if sports are modified, planning for adjusted schedules, etc...
After our meeting we will update all of you to our decisions and the plan we will follow.
Please use our Feedback button and/or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
3.23.20 - 11:09 AM
HELPFUL SPORTSENGINE ARTICLES TO HELP COPE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC:
3.22.20 - 2:28 PM
LINKS TO WEBSITES THAT MAY IMPACT SPRING HYA SPORT PROGRAMS:
Please email HYA Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, thoughts or concerns. Thank you.
3.21.20 - 11:14 PM
COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK NEWS RELEASE:
In the best interest of our country, state, local community, local partners, coaches, umpires and most importantly, our employees, players and their families, whose health and safety we are obligated to protect, Cooperstown Dreams Park has determined it is necessary to cancel the 2020 season.
All teams will receive a 100% refund or the option of future participation.
Cooperstown Dreams Park was hoping to avoid this outcome, but it is the only responsible course of action. Like the rest of the nation, we have never experienced anything like this. We know our staff will be resilient and steadfast in its preparation for the 2021 season and that once again the joyous sounds of kids playing the game of baseball at Cooperstown Dreams Park will be heard.
As a result of the cancellation of the 2020 Cooperstown Dreams Park season, the HYA will unfortunately not field a team to represent us this year. For more information and/or questions please email email@example.com. Thank you.
3.20.20 - 11:07 AM
PER TOWN OF HAMPTON PARKS & REC DEPARTMENT:
As part of the Town’s response to the COVID 19 threat, all parks, playgrounds, ballfields, rinks, and courts are closed. Physical activities are important so we urge you to walk, hike, run, bike, and play in your yard until the park status changes.
No use of Town of Hampton fields/courts - for practices or games - until further notice.
3.19.20 - 3:14 PM
NEW HAMPSHIRE YOUTH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION (NHYLA) STATEMENT:
Important Changes To The 2020 Season
First and foremost, the health and welfare of our NHYLA families, student-athletes and other fans is our priority at NHYLA. The NHYLA Board has been in constant communications as it regards the ‘2020 Coronavirus Pandemic’. NHYLA is taking this issue very seriously.
Cautious containment efforts continue to emerge here in New Hampshire and NHYLA strongly recommends our Towns/Leagues and families follow recommendations from the professionals for the best information.
As of this date, 2020 NHYLA League Games will start Sunday April 26, 2020. There will be 7 NHYLA League Games for each Town/League. Memorial Day Sunday, May 24, 2020, will have a NHYLA League Game.
Anticipated 2020 NHYLA game dates: 4/26; 5/3; 5/10; 5/17; 5/24; 5/31; and 6/7 (with make up date on Saturday 6/6/2020).
League Festival is Saturday June 13th & 14th at Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH.
What should NHYLA Towns/Leagues do in response to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic?
NHYLA highly recommends each Town/League follow the recommendations of professionals, particularly regarding the rapidly emerging cautious containment efforts. These decisions may also be influenced by your local school district, the facilities where you practice/play games, etc...
HYA RIPTIDE TRAVEL LACROSSE UPDATE:
Continuing to follow the order that all NH schools are closed through Friday, April 3rd, Riptide practices will only resume after this date. In accordance with NHYLA, first games will now begin Sunday, April 26th. As the situation remains fluid, please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you.
3.15.20 - 4:51 PM
As a result of Governor Chris Sununu's Executive Order issuing remote learning for all NH public K-12 school districts through Friday, April 3, 2020, the HYA will halt all of its sport programs through that same date.
Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience this decision brings, but we hope that it leads to your family, friends and loved ones being safe and healthy. We will continue to communicate updates as needed.
UPDATE: The 'meet & greet' and uniform distribution portion of tomorrow (3/16) night's HYA Riptide Lacrosse Fundraiser at The Community Oven has been cancelled. However, any food orders made between 5 and 9 PM will still benefit the program. Please consider making a take-out order on its behalf.
3.13.20 - 10:45 AM
HYA Softball is still on.
Some of you may have received an email (or heard about it) stating that all Play Ball facilities are closed until further notice. This message ONLY pertains to the Northeast Hurricanes organization and the Salem NH and Nashua NH Play Ball facilities. The Play Ball location in Salisbury is privately owned, operates under its own management and is open for business. Thank you.
3.12.20 - 6:14 PM
All HYA Riptide Lacrosse activities postponed until 3.29.20.
Please consider ordering take-out from Community Oven on Monday, 3/16 from 5-9 PM as part of our HYA Riptide Lacrosse fundraiser night. Sit-in, meet & greet and uniform distribution portion cancelled. Thank you.
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