Fall Registration and Update

From Dan Harris, HWSC President

Greetings all players, coaches, and families of Hollywood Soccer Club!


I hope that the summer is bringing some brightened spirits along with the warmer weather. We’re still seeing a lot of uncertainty in the wider community but I am reassured by the cohesiveness of the Hollywood neighborhood to work through it. My own regular pickup and futsal games have yet to restart but I am sure looking forward to them.


As an update to everyone, the board is working closely with the PYSA and monitoring the state communications and relevant health authorities to assess the viability of the Fall season. Here is the current status:


  • We anticipate playing the Fall season.
  • Registration is set to open June 29th.
  • The schedule is set for these dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
  • Rules for practices and games will utilize the best guidelines available and may change the gameplay from the typical rules.

The board will be meeting briefly on June 27th to discuss Fall registration. We welcome the community to provide comments and join in on the conversation - we would love to hear how families are feeling about playing soccer in the Fall. Email us here to join the call.


A few other items of note:


  • We must recognize the generosity of the members that donated to the club during Spring Season. We are a community organization and you are a great pillar of support. Thank you.
  • We need help with Social Media/Website. Please consider joining our team if you have these skills. We don’t have an age requirement so consider how “Hollywood Soccer Club Social Media Director” might look on an early career resume!
  • I’d like to announce and welcome to the board our new Secretary, Molly Hylton! She is amazing and we’re happy to have her on board.
  • We always need volunteer coaches. We have free swag for coaches so along with goodwill there is a fashion motivation. Please contact Doug Moore here or just register on the HWSC website.

For all those teams eager to informally practice on their own, there is a good resource on the Oregon Youth Soccer Association website for understanding what the best health practices are related to soccer and correlated to the State's phases for opening. These include the guidelines for Phase 1:


  • No Contact
  • Skills Training
  • 9:1 Player: Coach Cohort
  • No equipment sharing
  • 10 feet of social distancing
  • Training times set to maximize social distancing

  • Please don’t hesitate to email myself or the board here if you have questions. We’ll be communicating regularly while trying not to overwhelm you. We are all a little overloaded at this point.


    Dan


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    HWSC, Get Your Feet Busy!

    Links, Tips, Tricks & More

    Since we are all cooped up, how about working together to build some skills and show off some moves?


    Our Practice Plans page offers links to useful videos for learning new individual skills. Practice at home and when Fall comes you'll have an arsenal of new moves.


    But let's not stop there. Send us video links and ideas that you find helpful, or send links to videos of yourself doing new moves or a good training regimen and we'll post them (with your permission, of course).



    Welcome New Board Members

    HWSC's Leadership Team

    President - Dan Harris

    Secretary - Molly Hylton

    Treasurer - Jennifer Heim

    Director of Coaching - Doug Moore


    Veteran board member Devin Cole will stay on as Equipment manager, and Jason Hieggelke, Laura Loertscher and Matt Pyrch will serve as Members-At-Large.


    We depend on volunteers to make a great soccer experience for our players and some positions are still open, namely Vice President and Kinderkick Coordinator. Interested? Email us here for more information.



    2020 Annual General Meeting

    HWSC Powerpoint Presentation

    Here's the presentation from our February 12th Annual General Meeting, detailing the club's recent achievements and goals for the coming year.



    Congratulations to Coach Jason Hieggelke

    PYSA's 2019 Girls Coach of the Year

    Hollywood Soccer Club's Jason Hieggelke was recently honored by the Portland Youth Soccer Association as the Girls Coach of the Year for 2019. Jason is a longtime coach — most recently of the U11G Lightning Bolts — and current president of HWSC's Board of Directors.


    Coach Jason Hieggelke


    At the awards ceremony, he was lauded by Assistant Coaches Myra Lavenue and Brian Kimura for embodying the Positive Coaching model, and encouraging his team by consistently emphasizing their efforts and progress instead of the score. We appreciate Jason's commitment to excellence and dedication to bringing out the best in his team and fellow board members. Go Jason!



    Congratulations to Coach Marc Poris

    PYSA's 2018 Boys Coach of the Year

    Hollywood Soccer Club's Marc Poris was recently honored by the Portland Youth Soccer Association as the Boys Coach of the Year for 2018. Marc was Head Coach of the HWSC Hornets U13 Boys team during the Fall 2018 season. He's also a longstanding member of the HWSC Board of Directors. Way to go, Marc!


    Marc Poris with Award


    As a Board member, Marc volunteers as co-Director of Coaching, works as our liaison with Positive Coaching Alliance, and shares inspiring game-day emails with coaches among other key contributions.