HCNS Soccer Program Spring 2017

The snow is melting, the weather's warming, and we've got soccer on the mind! Embrace spring by signing up your little kicker for Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School's soccer program!

The HCNS Soccer Program is geared towards preschool-aged children ages 3-5 years old. (If your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten, we highly recommend contacting your town's recreation department, as most have Kindergarten soccer programs.)

HCNS will be offering two different five-week sessions: a Wednesday afternoon session running April 26th through May 24 from 12:30-1:15 pm and a Saturday morning session running from April 29th through May 27 from 9:15-10:00 am.

Our goal is to make these soccer practices safe and fun for everyone. Practice is 45 minutes long and emphasizes fun and vigorous participation. Age and ability differences will be taken into consideration. We aim for a low ratio of coaches to players, which lets us tailor the experience to the child. If a player is ready to learn how to make a good pass, we help that player with passing technique. If a player is ready for the first time to let go of mom or dad's hand during the warm-up run, we help with that, too!

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The soccer coordinator will email you to let you know if your child has secured a slot, and all participants will be contacted no later than five days in advance of the first soccer practice. If your registration is received after the roster has been filled, you will be notified via email and your check will be returned to you via mail.

Registration Instructions

  1. Please fill out the registration form below completely.
  2. Fees:
    • $60.00 per session (1 session = 5 weeks), or
    • $50.00 per session if child is a preschooler currently enrolled in a HCNS program
    • $10.00 for T-shirt (optional)
    • HCNS Soccer will refund 80% of the registration fee if requested within the week following the first day of practice. After that, no refunds are available.
    • Please pay via the Pay Now button found after the registration form below OR send check (payable to HCNS) to:
      Eileen Nickles
      2 Granite Lane TA
      Hanover, NH 03755
  3. Children must be preschool-aged, and NOT in Kindergarten.
  4. A sixth week will be added to the session as the rain date if needed. Practice is only canceled if it is exceedingly rainy or extremely muddy. Sprinkling rain is OK to play in, but please dress your children accordingly. In case of cancellation, you will receive an email by 8 AM on Saturday or 11 AM on Wednesday.
  5. All sessions are subject to minimum enrollment. In the event a session is canceled, you will be notified via email and your check returned.
  6. Soccer meets on the field outside the playground to the right of the school (104 Lyme Rd. in Hanover). Please park on the grass next to the field (perpendicular to the road). Use extreme caution when entering/exiting the parking area. Watch for children at all times!
  7. Bring a #3 soccer ball and water bottle (please label both with child's name) and wear regular sneakers (no cleats)
  8. A parent or designated adult will need to be present and responsible for each player in the Saturday session.

Spread the word to your friends! All are welcome to join in the fun!

WE ARE IN NEED OF THREE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACHES FOR BOTH THE WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY SESSIONS! The only qualification you need to help us coach is enthusiasm. Please email me if you or your spouse is interested. Each assistant coach may enroll one of their children for free! Coaching slots will be filled on a first come first served basis until we fill the available slots. All volunteer coaches need to arrive 10-15 minutes early to help head coaches setup up and stay 10-15 minutes after practice to help pick up as well.

I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to email me.

Eileen Nickles
HCNS Soccer Program

Soccer Registration Form


Please choose a session (1 session = 5 weeks):

Select below to determine payment*:

HCNS Soccer Program Release Agreement:

By submitting this form I agree that I am the parent or legal guardian of and allow my child to participate in the HCNS Soccer Program, and agree that no claim will be made by me, on behalf of myself or my child, for personal injuries or other losses sustained by my child as a result of my child's participation in this program. If there is a medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the staff of the medical facility treating my child to administer all necessary treatment for my child. I, for myself and my child, release Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School, its Board of Directors, Director, coaches, teachers, employees, and volunteers from any liability for personal injury, or property damages resulting from, or occurring during soccer practice. In addition, I give my permission for HCNS to use my child's photograph in printed and online materials related to this program.

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Eileen Nickles
2 Granite Lane TA
Hanover, NH 03755

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*HCNS Soccer will refund 80% of the registration fee if requested within the week following the first day of practice. After that, no refunds are available

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