SAY Premier - new for 2019
OHYA is now offering a new program this year for some levels of soccer called SAY Premier. SAY Premier is a more competitive level of soccer than the Regular SAY program. It is for families and players who are interested in more, but are not sure they are ready for or want to play Club soccer. OHYA piloted the program last year with two teams and have decided to increase the number of teams this year with improvements made from lessons learned last year. SAY Premier does include a greater amount of training and a small amount of travel in the regular season as well as at least one away tournament. Teams can also decide to play in additional tournaments and would collect extra money if they do.
The cost to play in the OHYA SAY Premier soccer program this year is $208 for first time players, which includes a fee for a uniform package. However, returning players would not need to pay for the uniform package if they can still wear the uniform from last year. In this case the cost will be $128 per player. The $68 fee for Regular SAY will be collected today and the difference will be collected when they register for the SAY Premier program.
Players who are interested in this program will need to try-out due to the more competitive nature of the program. Try-outs will be held in May and everyone who indicates they are interested will be notified of dates/times and locations. We have coaches for some levels who have already indicated they want to coach a SAY Premier team. Those levels are Girls U9, U10, U11 & U12, and Boys U9, U10, U11, U12 & U13.
There will be a question in registration that will allow parents to indicate they want their child to try out for SAY Premier. Parents who answer Yes to this question will be contacted regarding the time and location of try-outs.
Players: Depends on availability of coaches at players level
U09 - born 2011
U10 - born 2010
U11 - born 2009
U12 - born 2008
U13 - born 2007
*$140 additional cost if player makes a team and requires a uniform
* $60 additional cost if player makes a team and does NOT require a uniform (i.e. returning players)
Duration: 8 games regular season (can vary based on number of teams at a level)
Practice: 2 practices per week, date and time determined by coach and field availability (Starting in August)
Games: Saturday/Sundays (Starting after Labor Day), determined by league
Equipment: Shin guards, soccer cleats, soccer ball (varies by level of play), water bottle
Tournament: 1 tournament guaranteed, additional tournaments determined by coach/team
Tryouts: Tryouts will held to determine teams.
If you are interested in coaching a SAY Premier Team, contact Joe Willis