Althought we are permitted by ther Twp & the DEP to open the complex as of 3/1, that permission is tempered by discretion, i.e., provided the fields can withstand the persistent use caused by practicing every day. The fields are still recoving from the CollegeBound Tourney and are worn in most spots. The Board feels it would be in the best interests to not allow practice "on-site" until - one week before MOSA & REC start. After the season starts, we will allow 1 practice on-site and as many as you want off-site.
To accomodate the teams, you are free to practice OFFSITE at the following 7 sites as often as you want:
Raritan Valley School, Cove Rd. School, Middle Rd. School, Lillian Dr. School, Sycamore Dr. School, Beers St. School and Leocadia Ct. No permits are needed for these fields. We NO LONGER have approval to use the fields surrounding Holy Family School on Rt 36.
REC TEAMS MAY PRACTICE WITHOUT SCHEDULING.
** PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR PRACTICE GUIDELINES. ALSO, PLEASE RESPECT THESE GROUNDS AND FACILITIES AND KEEP US HUSA PROUD. THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THEM.
FIELD USE - PRACTICE
Because of the growing size of our membership, and because the condition of the fields is a primary concern to HUSA, the use of the fields must be regulated and shared fairly by all. Practices at the complex shall be permitted AS CONDITIONS ALLOW. Any other practices must be held off-site. All teams shall comply with this policy - with no exceptions. At the beginning of each soccer season, the Field Scheduler shall be responsible to create a chart of each team’s practice time, a copy of which shall be given to all coaches before the beginning of the season.
HUSA has promulgated an “Alternate Field Use Policy” at the complex that has been effective, thanks to the cooperation of the coaches. Following is that policy:
(a) Mon/Wed (REC Teams); Tues/Thurs (Travel Teams) Fri (Both); Sat afternoon after REC games (Travel Teams).
(b) Travel teams must schedule your practice with our practice field scheduler BEFORE your practice.
(c) Know which fields are “open” for practice and use only those fields, as they are periodically rotated during the year. Each week CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR THE CURRENT SCHEDULE. If there is no room for you when you get to the fields, share a smaller space with someone else - DO NOT move to a field that is closed & marked “Keep Off.”
(d) Always practice “perpendicular” or “cross-field” and outside the 6 yard goal area, using the small BLUE practice goals. You may use the large goals to practice corner kicks, PKs, free kicks etc. for only 15 minutes of your practice time.
(e) Please return the practice goals to the sidelines when you are done.
(f) Do not un-stake any goals at the complex.
(g) Do not use any part of the fields where there is standing water.
(h) Last one out of the Complex should make sure the shed & bathrooms are locked.
A tremendous amount of time, effort and hard work over the past years have resulted in Hazlet having one of the best facilities in the shore area. We spend approximately $20,000 each year to maintain, care for & redevelop the fields. The above Alternate Field Use policy helps insure the continued well-being and condition of our fields. Thank you for cooperation.