Thu 20 Nov 2008
October 26th marked the end of the 2008 season for the Highlands Youth Soccer Club as well as our End of Year Party and Awards Ceremony. Having outgrown Blakely Hall, it was held for the first time in the Grand Ridge Elementary multipurpose room.
The event featured an inspirational presentation by guest speaker Erden Eruc, a Guinness World Record holder who is embarking on a historic solo journey around the world using only human power. The afternoon also included soccer medals, gourmet pizza by World Pies (now sadly closed), and multiple prize give-aways.
Looking ahead to the 2009 season, our program will focus more on its core mission to build skills, teamwork, volunteerism and good health. I hope to advance this through an emphasis on athletic events and by having our older, more experienced children assist in coaching teams. The changes may likely include eliminating events requiring significant planning and cost.
The club strives to keep registration fees at a minimum and applies the funds to necessary costs (e.g., insurance, field rentals, registration processing, equipment, and special events), leaving a small amount (less than 10%) in our account at the end of each year. We also negotiate volume discounts for team uniforms and pass the lower prices directly to parents.
Together with our volunteer administrator Leah Swanson and head coach Mads Torgersen, I would like to once again thank all club coaches, event helpers and families for their valued support. We look forward to seeing you in 2009. Registration information will be available in February at www.hsclub.org.