Hickory Fountain Green (HFG) Indoor Soccer

Hickory Fountain Green (HFG) Indoor Soccer An indoor soccer program of the Hickory Fountain Green Rec Council in Harford County, MD. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-17. More details are on the program's website.

Registration for programs at HFG: http://hickory.visionprosports.com/families/login

Operating as usual


A lot of questions about MASKS :)

Hickory INDOOR Soccer is a county park and rec program. We operate out of county space (Hickory Forest Hill Activity Center).

The current mandate by the governor requires mask to be worn indoors. So, everyone in the facility for indoor soccer needs to wear a mask. Coaches, spectators etc must wear a mask.

The exception in this mandate from the governor is during physical activity (such as playing soccer), if you feel wearing a mask represents a bona fide health risk, then you do not wear a mask. The parent / guardian of each player makes this decision; not the program.

So , who decides if your child wears a mask during soccer............you do :)

Registration is filling up FAST.www.HFGREC.com   then click on INDOOR SOCCER.Covid19 protocols require more space in bet...
HFG REC  Hickory Fountain Green Recreation Council

Registration is filling up FAST.
www.HFGREC.com then click on INDOOR SOCCER.

Covid19 protocols require more space in between games; to allow the arena to clear out etc. That does reduce the number of participants we can get into the program this year. The program fills up EVERY YEAR; it's likely that registration will fill up even quicker this year. Register TODAY !!!!!

Registration for the 2020 / 2021 season opens tomorrow night........one second after midnight.....in other words Friday ...
HFG REC  Hickory Fountain Green Recreation Council

Registration for the 2020 / 2021 season opens tomorrow night........one second after midnight.....in other words Friday morning 🙂 I know everyone is going to stay up late just to be the first to register 🙂 *** There will be covid19 protocols in place. We are still finalizing the procedures with the county and will have posted soon. That said, they can also change by the time we actually take the field in late November **** New this year we are also forming a High School "Co-Ed" league. I would imagine it's self explanatory but that league is for high school aged kids etc. All the other age groups remain the same etc. More information and to register is at www.HFGREC.com and then click on the Indoor Soccer tab. NOT the Indoor Soccer Frequently Asked questions tab 🙂 just the Indoor Soccer Tab


Registration for the 2020 / 2021 indoor soccer season will open on September 25th

Then click on the indoor soccer tab

— Normally registration opens on the 15th but we are still finalizing the Covid19 protocols —

Something I never thought I would see I took this on SaturdaySaturday in mid March Usually is the homestretch of the pla...

Something I never thought I would see

I took this on Saturday
Saturday in mid March Usually is the homestretch of the playoffs and the building is usually the loudest it ever is

I had to take this picture.    I have three (3) boys that play the game  - various club leagues etc    Needless to say I...

I had to take this picture.

I have three (3) boys that play the game - various club leagues etc Needless to say I see A LOT of soccer. I took a look at my schedule and over the past 10 days I’ve been on a soccer field 9 of the last 10 days as a coach, referee or trainer

Sadly I also see way to much what I call bad parent behavior also. Early this season I saw a game get terminated because the coach of the other team got a yellow card, then a red card - then refused to leave so the referee terminated the game. Yes terminated and yes the referee can do that.
Yesterday I saw 3 parents from a Baltimore based club behave like .... well if I type the word I would use to define their behavior the Rec council would get mad......Let’s just say they yelled at the referee the entire march.

Now, it’s worth noting neither of these incidents were the Hickory program but still youth soccer locally

Then I saw this Friday
This was our Hickory program
This is AFTER the game.
One of these teams just lost.
Note the smiles. They tried and played hard.
They had FUN.
It’s supposed to be FUN.
The kids are having fun playing the game

Sometimes kids can teach adults some things

Good Luck to everyone in the final few weeks of the indoor season !!


Sports Parent Question :)

It's typical in sports (soccer) to give out some type of award for 1st and 2nd place etc.

Medals ? Small Trophies ? or T-shirts ('champion' or 'finalist' etc). What is cooler to a kid ?


The snow has arrived 🙂

The Hickory indoor soccer program will be closing at 1:50pm today

The last game that will be played today is the 1 o’clock start

All games scheduled for today with a start time AFTER the 1pm game our canceled

Be safe to all those on the roads


Tuesday, January 7th - ALL games are on as scheduled at this time


ALL Games / Practices for INDOOR SOCCER are ON as scheduled for tonight - Monday, December 16th


THANK YOU for registering this season. Most rosters are posted and most schedules have been distributed to the coaches. They will put the schedule into Sports Engine and / or send to you soon. CLINIC, BOYS 9.10 , GIRLS 9.10 AND GIRLS 13.14 ARE NOT DONE YET. Should be done tomorrow. Some age groups start this week; others do not start until after Thanksgiving.

IF you can not see an update on the Sports Engine app I would try the website directly as opposed to the app; OR I would also log all the way out of the app and then log back in - for whatever reason that seems to reset it for the new season etc.


Our program is run by VOLUNTEERS.   Our great coaches takes hours of their personal time to work on the teams and put to...

Our program is run by VOLUNTEERS.

Our great coaches takes hours of their personal time to work on the teams and put together a great program for the kids in our community. Thank You !!!


Preliminary Schedules for Boys and Girls 11.12 have been distributed to the coaches. They will forward them shortly
Rosters and team assignments are on the website or app

Boys 9.10 and Girls 13.14 teams are being formed this weekend you hear on those teams next week.

Boys 15.17 , Boys 13.14 and Girls 15.17 teams are posted in the app. Some additions will happen next week.

Girls 9.10 and Girls 7.8 teams will be posted over the next few days.

Boys 7.8 teams are posted on the app and website. Schedule will be distributed to the coaches Friday. Some roster additions are still possible.

Clinic 5.6 teams and schedule will be posted over the weekend


About half of the teams have been formed at this point. You can check the sports engine app and should receive an email when your child is assigned to a team. You can also communicate with the assigned coach via the app etc.

Boys 9/10 and Girls 13/14 have not had the coaches meeting yet; those teams will be formed this weekend. You should hear in about a week from today from a coach The delay was driven by a high number of registrations and a need for more volunteer coaches.

The CLINIC 5.6 teams will be assigned and published Thursday

Most of the teams in the other age groups have been published but still some are being updated. IF you do NOT hear from a coach by November 20th please contact [email protected]

Schedules will be posted Monday


9 Spots left in Boys 11/12 and 11 spots left in Girls 7/8 before we go on a WAIT LIST.


Indoor Soccer Registration is OPEN.

www.HFGREC.com and click on INDOOR SOCCER. Right now we are at about 65% capacity and typically some age groups start to fill up around the middle of this month.

The coaches will meet in early November for "THE DRAFT". This year's draft will be on November 3rd or November 10th (depending on the age group). COACHES ONLY attend this and they will be notified later this month. It is always later in the day to avoid conflicts with outdoor soccer games.

Below is a snap shot of the instructions that will be given to each coach.

At THE DRAFT. Each coach will roll the two (2) dice. Highest number wins. Highest number picks 1st in the 1st round and we proceed in a clockwise manner for round 1. We follow what I have heard called a 'snake draft' meaning if you pick first in Round 1 you pick last in Round 2. The flip side being if you picked last in Round 1 you have the opening pick in Round 2

You (the coach) determine what players you select. We rely on your experience and knowledge to help balance and create parity within the league.
The league DOES NOT GUARANTEE ANY TEAM, TEAMMATE, OR COACH REQUEST BY A PLAYER (other then siblings). There are no exceptions to this.

My advice to each of you is when it is your turn to pick, select (in your opinion) the most skilled player left on the board EVEN if that player has requested another team / coach.
You owe that to your team, the other teams and the league to do so. Now, if the players left you consider 'equal in skill set'; and some of them requested another coach.......sure pick a different player in that situation.

We will follow the Vegas rule of 'card laid is a card played'. Meaning if you say on your turn "I'm selecting player John Doe'. It's done - he is on your team. Unfortunately in the past we had several coaches indicate they were talked out of a pick by other coaches and felt pressure to do so.

Finalized rosters, for each team in the age group, will be sent to ALL coaches by November 15th. Rosters can also be accessed via SportsEngine.


The INDOOR SOCCER season will start Monday, November 18th (Boys 11/12). Other age groups (7/8 and 9/10) will follow later that week and the following week.

The older age groups, 13/14 and 15/17 will start after Thanksgiving.


Teams are formed each year by a "DRAFT".
The coaching volunteers (one per team) gather and select players in a 'draft' format. ONLY the coach attends this. The draft this year will be on Sunday, November 3rd OR Sunday, November 10th. Depends on the age group.
Both will be in the evening to try and avoid any conflicts with outdoor soccer games. Specific times for each age group will be established soon.

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 / 2020 INDOOR SOCCER season.    www.HFGREC.com then click on INDOOR SOCCER.           ...
HFG REC  Hickory Fountain Green Recreation Council

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 / 2020 INDOOR SOCCER season. www.HFGREC.com then click on INDOOR SOCCER. In less than a week we already have 300 registrations so please help me spread the word; register soon! The league will fill up again this year as we are limited by field space


There was been so much EXCITEMENT at the Hickory Arena the county may have to send out inspections to make sure the roof is still attached and not been blown off the building !!!! Here is what we got :

In the 9.10 League.

The BOYS SEMI FINALS are Thursday night. RED (Fender) plays Carolina Blue (Sweat) AND Silver (Curry) plays Yellow (Hughes).

Good Luck and congrats to all the boys on a great season.

The GIRLS Championship is set. It will be Saturday at 1pm. Orange (Namvary) takes on Pink (Boecher).

Good Luck and congrats to all the girls on a great season


It's COLD outside but it's HOT in the ARENA. The excitement level is BIG.

TONIGHT at HARFORD SPORTS the GIRLS 13.14 Tournament starts; AND there is a Boys 13.14 Round 2 game.

AND WE GOT MORE.......at the Hickory Activity Center the Girls 7.8 Tournament starts and there are 2 Boys 9.10 games as well.

Big Night. Big Excitement


Earlier tonight the BOYS 13.14 Tournament began

3 of the 4 games were decided by only 1 GOAL !!! Wow the energy and excitement level was rockin the Harford Sports Arena tonight

Congratulations to the 4 teams moving on into Round 2

Red (Mace)

Pink (Lynard)

Orange ( Putkisto )

Neon Green ( Lynard )


Round 1 of the Boys 7.8 Indoor Tournament wrapped up yesterday

Big CONGRATS to the following teams who advanced to Round 2 !

Grey - Gebhardt

Blue - Lynard

Orange - Bell

White - Stumpf

Navy - Herpel

Silver - Salbeck

Maroon - Wojtysiak

Carolina Blue - Naglieri

Good Luck to all !!!!

The 7.8 Boys league wraps up with the Championship game on March 16th !


Of the Boys 9.10 Tournament is wrapped up

Congratulations to

Neon Green (Stoffel)
Carolina Blue (Sweat)
Navy (Kolego)
Neon Yellow (Hughes)
Silver (Curry)
Orange (Reich)
And Red (Fender)

Who all advance to Round 2 !!

Good luck Boys !!


Indoor Soccer Games for Friday, March 1st are ON as scheduled. Both Harford Sports (13.14 and 15.17 age groups) and the Hickory Activity Center Field (Boys 9.10 tonight) will be OPEN


The Hickory Activity Center / Arena will be OPEN this evening. Indoor Soccer games are ON as scheduled !


BOTH Harford Sports and the Hickory Activity Center are OPEN tonight. Indoor Soccer games are ON as scheduled for tonight !


Just a quick note.....we conclude the Indoor Soccer season with a league tournament. The start date varies by age group but typically around the 1st week in March 'tournament play' begins.

Coaches are starting to receive the schedule this week and next so they will distribute it soon.

** We use a very complex algorithm to see who plays who. Top secret classified ** etc.

We write each team on a piece of paper.
Drop them in a bag
and have random volunteers pull out one name at a time **

:) = complex algorithm

The seeding in the 'Tournament' is by RANDOM DRAW


February 1st 2018 -

Games at HARFORD SPORTS (Boy 15/17 and Girls 15/17) are CANCELLED for tonight.

Games at the Hickory Activity Center (Boys 9/10) are on as scheduled tonight


All HFG Indoor Soccer games scheduled for today, February 1st, at HARFORD SPORTS are cancelled. The games at the Hickory Activity Center are ON as scheduled.


Teams are back on the field tonight. We have games at both Harford Sports (Girls 13/14) and the Hickory Activity Center (Boys 9/10 and 11/12).

There is no snow inside the arena :)

The season end TOURNAMENT starts in just 29 days !


All HFG Indoor Soccer games for today, January 29th, are CANCELLED. Why ? Because the team you were suppose to play heard how hard you have been working and they said no no not playing. Ok, Kidding.
Why? Because it is SNOWING !


Hickory Indoor Soccer games are CANCELLED for today due to the snow.


Forest Hill/Hickory Activities Center, 2213 Commerce Rd
Forest Hill, MD

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 13:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00


(410) 638-3616


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