It is with an extremely heavy heart, and profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of our Hamilton Sparta Technical Director, Club Head Coach and most importantly, friend, Joe Valvasori. As most, if not all of us know, Joe was the assistant coach of the McMaster Men’s Soccer Team for many years and two years ago, became the head coach of the McMaster Women’s Soccer team. I dare say there was no club head coach or technical director more qualified within the entire province and maybe within all of Canada, than Joe. The vision and direction he set for Hamilton Sparta allowed our club to show continued strong growth, while developing and realizing an exceptional level of successes throughout his many years with the club. What was more important to this humble man, was providing a program that allowed all our youth to have fun, while developing their skills and confidence throughout their soccer careers. These lessons would prove to turn into life skills for our players. Joe was a very humble man, who never took credit for his tireless work. He was a friend to all, and a fighter to the very end. Our hearts go out to the special love of Joe’s life, Carla, whose love grew stronger each and every day throughout the battle Joe endured, and together with God’s help, they created their beautiful daughter, Natalie…and to Joe’s parents, John (Hamilton Sparta President) and Sandra (Hamilton Sparta Executive Member and Treasurer), his sisters, brother and brother-in-law’s, Julie (Hamilton Sparta Executive Member and Recording Secretary) and husband Dino (Hamilton Sparta Coach), Angie (Hamilton Sparta Coach) and husband Mike, Sherri, Steven, and to the rest of his extended family. Funeral arrangements will be communicated once finalized.
This truly is a sad day for Hamilton Sparta, and the entire soccer community. Knowing Joe, he would want us to take a breath to collect ourselves, then, keep looking forward, ensuring to always have the spirit of soccer in our hearts while enjoying coaching and playing the game he loved so much. It is my hope that we continue to enjoy being a valued member of the Hamilton Sparta Family and allow Joe’s legacy to live on through each and every one of us.
Please see the FAQ sheets below for the Grass-root squads and Youth Teams.
For 2019 certain age division in the Youth category will be splitting into two separate schedules based on standings from the first part of the league schedule. The divisions that will split are Boys U13, U14, U15. U17 - Girls U15.
Click on the following link League Cup to view League Cup Champions and Finalist team photos. There are also play action shots. You can use these modules to download any of the photos taken at Tim Hortons Field on League Cup Day.
Check out the 2018 Cup Brackets. Click on the link below to access the pdf
In these high levels of heat and humidity, we recommend that coaches of both teams and the referee(s) speak pre-game to determine how many water breaks you will provide during the game - and if more that agreed up on are needed, then please remember that the safety of the players, and the officials is our main concern. Stay hydrated.
Coaches and referees are also encouraged to agree on shortening halves when one or both teams have diminished rosters
Making Headway in Soccer Concussion Course: The Technical Advisory Committee has approved the notion to make it mandatory for all coaches in all District Competitive Leagues and higher to have completed the required LTPD specific courses with respects to the age groups they are coaching in, effective April 2017.
The Technical Advisory Committee has approved the motion to make it mandatory for all coaches in all District Competitive Leagues and higher to have completed the required LTPD specific courses with respects to the age groups they are coaching in effective April 2017.
Coaches will also be required to complete the online module ‘Making Head Way in Soccer Concussion Course’ provided by the National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP).
This online module can be found on the NCCP website and will require 60-90 minutes to complete. Previous community courses from the old system (Child, Youth & Senior) will not be recognized due to changes implemented in the new development system.
RETREAT LINE - Grassroots Development
Back ground: Soccer should be played with an efficient, economical, measured, possession based approach, where pass quality combined with intelligent and timely support and movement lead to progress and penetration through the thirds of the field to provide goal scoring opportunities, If counter attacking possibilities are denied. All players on the field should be comfortable in possession of the soccer ball in a game situation
The league is more commonly referred to as the "MJ" league. The league supports Grassroot Programs from ages 8 - 12 and Youth District competitive teams from 13 - 18. There are over 200 plus teams in the league from Hamilton and surrounding areas as well as teams from Niagara and Peel Halton.
The League is located in Hamilton Ontario, Canada.
For Thursday, June 6/19: MJ game 12111 U12B scheduled for Brier Park Yellow has been moved to Blackburn Park.
.... an up-to-date status of your game.
|Known as the "MJ League"|
|Phone - 289-700-6274|