Big Media has reported huge drop offs in the number of kids playing youth football this past season. There is relentless coverage of the potential for injury and the various kids that do suffer life-ending and life-threatening injuries as a result of playing youth football. There is no doubt that it is a game filled with contact, and when 11 kids are colliding with 11 other kids, anything can happen.
Like USA soccer stars Alex Morgan, Landon Donovan, and Julie Foudy, our local youth have grown up playing the beautiful game with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). Today, in the wake of the growth of soccer in the United States, AYSO boasts over 650 children registered in our local program; and this fall, a new era in local youth soccer began when Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow’s AYSO program formed the Sleepy Hollow Football Club (SHFC).
This season, the Sleepy Hollow boys’ varsity basketball team hits the court with a new coach. Chris Starace, a special education teacher in the district, who has previous experience as an assistant coach at Haldane, Tuckahoe and Rye.