Ken “Skate” Murdough Baseball Commissioner, email@example.com 746-5901
The PTA is proud to announce it’s new website! Please visit www.hopkinton.my-pta.org
This is a free website made possible through the PTA and volunteers. There is news, a Webstore for memberships, donations and Krazy Kids Tickets, a calendar, info about the PTA and more. We also have a link to Amazon that gives us up to 10% back on purchases made through the link. Please revisit this page to see upcoming info and photos about our Fun Fair and Silent Auction at the Fun Fair in May.
Visit www.hysanh.org to sign up online.
Mail in registration forms are available as well.
HYSA is a non-profit organization. Participation fees are used to cover the cost of equipment, uniforms, insurance, league fees, and umpires. Teams will be formed in March with play outside as soon as the weather allows.
Levels of Play and Costs 2013
8U Rookie $45: Generally for girls ages 7 – 8, born in 2004 or 2005. This is a developmental level which focuses on throwing and catching. Coaches pitch to their own teams. Games are usually held Saturday mornings and are 3 innings long. Practices are generally held once or twice a week. Girls will need a glove. Cleats are optional.
10U Minors $65: Generally for girls ages 9 – 10, born in 2002 or 2003. Focuses on the further development of skills. Girls pitch to opposing teams (Pitchers rubber -35 feet, ball is 11 inches). Games are normally held on Saturdays, with two practices scheduled per week. Girls will need a glove. Cleats are optional.
12U Majors $75: Generally for girls ages 11 – 12, born in 2000 or 2001 (Pitchers rubber- 40 feet, ball is 12 inches). Games will be held one or two times per week. Practices will be held twice per week. Girls will need a glove. Cleats are recommended.
Babe Ruth $75 plus $30 uniform fee (if needed): Generally for girls ages 13 – 16, born 1996 – 1999 (Pitchers rubber- 43 feet, ball is 12 inches). Games will be held one or two times per week. Practices will be held twice per week. Girls will need a glove. Cleats are recommended.
Maximum per family levels 12U and below: $150
Glenn Walling Softball Commissioner, firstname.lastname@example.org 223-2340
Tee Ball and Baseball
HYSA is a non-profit organization. Participation fees are used to cover the cost of equipment, uniforms, insurance, league fees, and umpires. Teams will be formed in March with play outside as soon as the weather allows. Tee ball will start later, usually the first Saturday in May.
Levels of Play and Costs 2013
Tee Ball $45: Generally for players ages 4 – 7 as of May 1, 2013. It is an introduction to the fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting, and base-running. The T-Ball program is held Saturday mornings for a period of six weeks, beginning in May.
8U Rookie $45: 60′ Field- Generally for children ages 7 – 8 as of May 1, 2013. This is a developmental level which focuses on throwing, catching, and hitting. Mechanical pitching machines and/or coach pitching will be used, both in practice and for games. Games are normally held on Saturdays, with one or two practices scheduled per week. Players will need a glove. Cleats are optional.
10U Minors/AAA $65: 60′ Field- Generally for children ages 9 – 10 as of May 1, 2013. This level focuses on further development of skills. Players pitch to opposing teams. Games are normally held twice per week with practices held one or two times per week. This is a competitive level of play with an end of season playoff. Players will need a glove. Sliding shorts and athletic cups are recommended. Cleats are optional. Players skill level will be evaluated to achieve parity in team selection.
12U Majors $75: 70′ Field – Generally for children ages 11-12 as of May 1, 2013. Games are normally two times per week. Practices are normally twice per week. This is a more competitive level of play with an end of season playoff. Players will need a glove. Sliding shorts, athletic cup and cleats are recommended. Players skill level will be evaluated to achieve parity in team selection.
Babe Ruth 13Prep or 14-15 $100 plus $30 uniform fee (if needed): 90′ Field- Generally for players ages 13-15 as of May 1, 2013. Games will be held one or two times per week. Practices are normally twice per week. This is a more competitive level of play with an end of season tournament. Players will need a glove. Sliding shorts, athletic cup and cleats are recommended. Players skill level will be evaluated to achieve parity in team selection if more than one team.
Maximum per family levels 12U and below: $150
Ken “Skate” Murdough Baseball Commissioner, email@example.com 746-5901
Hopkinton NH Cub Scout Pack 77 – Information Sheet
What is scouting all about?
For 100 years Boy Scouts of America has been weaving lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to help families teach their boys how to make good decisions throughout their lives and give them confidence as they become the adult leaders of tomorrow.
Scouting shares parents’ goals to help boys grow up to be self-reliant and dependable – people of worth, caring individuals.
More general information on scouting, and what it’s all about, can be found at www.scouting.org.
Who can be a Cub Scout?
Boys entering grades 1 through 5 in the fall
What are the Scout ranks (by school grade in the fall)?
1st grade Tiger Cubs
2nd grade Wolves
3rd grade Bears
4th & 5th grade Webelos 1 & 2
What is all this Den and Pack stuff ?
A cub scout unit is organized into “dens” and “packs”.
A Den is a group of boys (typically less than 10) in the same rank (school grades). Each den has a trained parent leader (potentially one of you) who plan and execute the den activities. Dens typically meet twice per month, at a place/time of the Den’s joint choosing. Den activities are used to help earn rank and elective awards.
The Pack includes all of the Dens in Hopkinton, thus boys in grades 1st through 5th. Pack meetings occur typically once per month and include ceremonies, accomplishment recognition, fun activities, and even field trips. Pack meetings are family events and siblings are welcome to attend.
What kind of time commitment is involved?
Scouts typically attend two Den meetings per month, and one Pack meeting. Occasionally other special activities may be offered by the Pack or Den. Family time, e.g. Parent/Scout time, will also be involved to complete certain achievements and elective requirements for the badges each scout is working towards.
How much does it cost ?
Registration fees (called “dues”) for new scouts are $50. Thereafter, dues are payable at the beginning of each school year and are somewhat less (~$35 per year).
Pack dues are used for registration and insurance fees paid to the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a subscription to Boys Life magazine, and to help fund Pack activities like the Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, books and neckerchiefs for the boys, awards, etc. Each den may also assess a modest materials fee to cover materials used in Den meetings.
Scholarships are available, so if dues present a hardship for you, see the Cubmaster to discuss scholarship/financial aid options. The same policy applies to cost of uniforms, outings trips, camps, etc. We don’t want anyone to miss out on scouting opportunities due to finances!
What do scouts do?
At the “Pack” level there are “annual” events like a Halloween costume party, holiday party, sports pack meeting, Blue and Gold Banquet, Pinewood Derby, and Cub Olympics. We also typically offer at least one overnight parent/scout “camp-in” trip each year – these have included Montshire Museum, Battleship Cove, Charlestown NH Fort #4, and even sleeping over in the outfield after a Fisher Cats game in Manchester!
“Dens” do a wide variety of activities and trips, depending on the interests of the individual den members/parents/leaders. Den activities are in general guided by the various skills that the scouts need to learn to achieve the badges for their grade level. Parents must be present for all Den meetings with our youngest scouts (Tigers), but are often dropped off for the Den meetings of the older scouts.
What about that uniform?
Scout uniforms include a blue Cub Scout shirt (long or short sleeved), neckerchief, neckerchief slide, and belt. Hats and other components of a uniform are all optional. The neckerchief and official Scout Book for each rank are provided by the Pack, as are badges that scouts earn.
The uniform (shirt/belt/slide) can be purchased at the Scout Shop at Camp Carpenter in Manchester NH (300 Blondin Road, 603.622.5060), or by ordering online at www.scoutstuff.org.
** Remember to buy the shirt big, as your scout will be wearing them for a few years. Sales people at the scout shop can help you with the patches that go on your shirt, or you can order them online as well (The basic badges each shirt needs are: a Daniel Webster Council patch, World Scouting Patch, and “77” numbers to signify Pack 77).
The total cost for a complete uniform is in the range of $40-45.
How to join:
Joining involves a simple registration form, and payment of the $50 registration fee (check payable to Cub Scout Pack 77). The pack typically has special “signup” oriented pack meetings each spring and fall. If you are interested in joining, just call or email the cubmaster listed at the top of this information sheet!
Hopkinton Girl Scouts welcomes girls to join Daisies (kindergarten and first grade), Brownies (second and third grade), and Junior Girl Scouts, Cadettes, and Seniors (older ages). If your daughter is interested, please contact Cindy White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-5935.
Breakfast with Santa
On Saturday December 11th make your way to the Slusser Senior Center to visit with Santa and enjoy a wonderful breakfast. The Hopkinton Recreation Committee along with other volunteers will cook up a hot breakfast to include eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast, muffins, hash browns and more while the kids can have a special visit with Santa and partake in craft activities. The event will be held from 8am – 11am and the cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. All proceeds will go towards Operation Christmas organized by the Human Services Department. We are also accepting additional gift card donations for the Operation Christmas program. All are welcome!!!
Holiday Lights Contest
It is time to start thinking how you are going to decorate your home for the holidays. You may be the lucky winner of the 4th annual Holiday Lights Contest. Whether you have a peaceful yard exhibited, or a massive light spectacle, be sure to enter your home. The top three winners will be chosen by the Recreation Committee on the evening of December 15th. Show some community holiday spirit and out-decorate your neighbor! Homes must be entered by December 14th by 5pm. For Hopkinton/Contoocook Residents only. Call 746-2915 to enter your home!
Santa Calling Program
The Hopkinton Recreation Department is happy to announce that for the third year in a row, we have made special arrangements for Santa Claus to call the children of Hopkinton/Contoocook. Parents can pick up “Santa Calling” forms at the Slusser Senior Center, Town Hall, and the Library or download them off the web at www.hopkinton-nh.gov (click recreation). Santa will be calling children ages 3-8 on the evening of December 14th and all forms need to be submitted by December 13th. This event is free and brought to you by the Hopkinton Recreation Department and the Recreation Committee. Call 746-2915 for more information.
So You Think You Can Dance? – Hip Hop Dance Class
You heard it right! Hopkinton Recreation is excited to present a Hip-Hop dance class for all ages. Our instructor Phyllis Drennan, a professional dance instructor as well as choreographer, will show you the basic movements of hip hop dance and street dance like you have seen on such shows like “So you think you can dance”. Phyllis’ credits include Hello Broadway, 42nd Street, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 1996 Super Bowl. The class will be a 10-week program, held on Mondays, starting on January 10th and ending on March 21st (no class Feb 28th). The class will be held at the Senior Center and will cost $75 per student. The class for ages 7-12 is 6pm-7pm, for ages 13-16 is 7-8pm, for ages 17 and up is 8-9pm. Call 746-2915 to register today!!
Justin La Vigne
Parks and Recreation Director
Slusser Senior Center Director
Town of Hopkinton NH
The Hopkinton Youth Sports Association sponsors youth baseball, basketball, and soccer. You can access up to date information at: http://www.eteamz.com/hysa-nh/.
BASEBALL TEEBALL SOFTBALL
Registration for the 2010 season begins February 12, 2010. Registrations received after March 5, 2010 are subject to availability and will be charged a $25 late fee.
Online Registration. Follow the link on www.hysa-nh.com
SIGN UP IN PERSON AT MARKLIN, THE MARKETPLACE:
Tues, Feb. 16, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thur, Feb. 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
THINK SPRING AND SPRING SPORTS!!
Time to register for baseball, softball and tee-ball. Go to the HYSA website www.hysa-nh.com for the link to Active on the Spring Sports registration page or go to www.active.com and search for HYSA. Offline registration will be February 16th and 23rd at Marklin Candle from 6:30-8pm both nights.
Please sign up by March 10th. Earlier is better if you can do it. Thanks.
Ken “Skate” Murdough
New League Informational Meeting
Commissioners will be on hand to explain the changes for this year as well as answer any questions about the program.
Monday, February 15, 7:00 pm
Hopkinton Town Library Community Room
OPENING DAY: May 8, 2010
For additional informationplease visit www.hysa-nh.com
If you have questions please contact Baseball Commissioner Ken “Skate” Murdough at 746-5901, Softball Commissioner Glenn Walling at 223-2340, or Spring Sport Czar Martin Marklin 746-5452
WHAT’S HAPPENING HOPKINTON?!
• Lacrosse Registration & Equipment Exchange
ATTENTION: COACHES NEEDED!
Open Registrations – Register ASAP!!! Cost: $75 per player
Ages: 8 – 14
Equipment Exchange: Tuesday March 7th 5:30-7:30
Where: Slusser Senior Center
Contact Person: email@example.com
• Hershey Track & Field Registrations
Monday, April 30th AND Wednesday, May 2nd
6-7:30pm Slusser Senior Center, Houston Drive
Varsity Birth Years 1998-2003
Rookie Birth Years 2004-2007
• HOPKINTON FUNNELATOR FESTIVAL!
Due to the lack of snow and lack of snow expected, the Recreation Committee has decided to cancel this year’s Funnelator Event and reschedule it for February 2013. Please help us pass the word.
• Family Movie Night Out
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! The Recreation Department will be hosting one more winter movie night for Hopkinton families!
Join us at the Slusser Senior Center at 5:30pm for the show! Concessions (hot dogs and snacks!) will be available!
Friday, March 16th, ~ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Nicholas Cage
• Summer Employment
Visit the Town Recreation Dept. web-site for summer employment opportunities!
• Sculpt, paint, and pencil – Children’s Art Program
Presented by Kimball Jenkins Art School, this program will run for 8 weeks, March 12th through May 7th (No class on April 23rd), meeting once a week (Mondays) from 4:30-6pm at the Slusser Senior Center. Children ages 8-11 are invited to join us as we explore the arts of sculpting, painting, and drawing. Cost is $55.00, pre-payment required, 15 students per class. AS OF 2/22/12, THERE ARE ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!! Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
• Easter Egg Hunt
The annual tradition continues as the Parks & Recreation Department proudly presents this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. Join us Saturday, March 31st at 11am at the Hopkinton High School for fun activities and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself! The Easter Egg hunt will begin promptly at noon. Don’t forget your Easter baskets and cameras!
• First Kicks (Age 2-5) Soccer Camp
That’s right! A NEW program just for our up-and-coming soccer pro’s! Instructed by the best at Challenger Sports, this program will give children their first look at the social and physical skills the game of soccer can provide. This is a fun, energetic program that children ages 2-5 are invited to register for. Registrations are done on-line at challengersports.com. This is a 6-week camp that runs once a week, on Thursdays, May 3 – June 7th. Age 2-3 can attend 10am-10:45 or 1pm-1:45 / Age 4-5 can attend 11am-11:45 or 2pm-2:45. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 746-2915.
2012 Summer Camp
Information regarding the 2012 Summer Day Camp will be coming soon! We hope to have the schedule finalized and registrations available by mid-March. Keep an eye out for more details to come!
• 2012 British Soccer Camp
Challenger Sports Presents: July 23-27 Mini-Soccer Camp, Half-Day Camp, and Full-Day Camp! Ages 3-14 are invited to participate. Free gifts for pre-registration by June 8th! For more information and to register, go to: www.challengersports.com Please consider hosting a coach and receive a reduced price!
• 2012 Red Sox Trip
Save the date! The Red Sox Trip will be on August 1st 2012 and the Red Sox will take on the Detroit Tigers! Bussing and game ticket are included in the price. $65per ticket. The bus will depart the Slusser Senior Center at 4pm, with a 7:10 game-time. Trip tickets are now on sale at the Recreation Dept. (Slusser Senior Center) Pre-payment is required to hold seats. First come first serve.
• 2012 Multi-Sport Camp – NEW THIS YEAR!
Challenger Sports Presents: August 20-24 Half-Day Camp and Full-Day Camp! Ages 5-12 are invited to come learn some new and unique sports! Participants will spend time enjoying Tag Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Rounders, Kick Ball, and Net Ball! Free gift for Pre-registering by July 4th! For more information and to register, go to: www.challengersports.com Please consider hosting a coach and receive a reduced price!
If the current weather isn’t motivating you to do some spring-cleaning … maybe this will.