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** Located in Monroe County, Western NY **

Program Sponsors for 2022

From Hilton -
Lou & Laura Gatto - Super Soccer

Sponsored by Happy Days on the Go

Happy Days on the Go

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"This is what happy tastes like!"

Thanks to everyone!

Thanks to all who registered to play with us this year.

Looking forward to lots of recreational soccer fun!


Sponsored by US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer

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The National governing body for youth soccer.

Lots of good information on their website. Do visit!

Sponsored by NYSWYSA


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The governing body for youth soccer in Western NY.

Lots of good information on their website. Do visit!

Farewell from Shaun

Before I began as President of the Hilton Sparks, we worked on paper.  We collected checks for enrollment alongside paper registration forms, had bank ledgers to track our pluses and minuses and used bank statement printouts to do budget planning.  We had a mail client, a web hosting service, a domain and had manual input of player data to insure registrants.  We used to use spray paint cans to stripe our fields...

As I have been President, we have established working relations with Heat.  After using database exports/imports for a while, we purchased an integrated web hosting solution with digital player data stores.  We have moved ourselves to a digital wallet starting with Paypal to Cash App to a direct deposit to our bank accounts with SportsEngine.  We now have a common cloud folder where we keep all of our documents in a versioned fashion.  We cleared the air with our Apparel vendor after the issues back in 2015 and have stabilized our uniform selections (omitting 2020's effect on 2021).  We purchased a striping machine and to date we have had 4 field stripers learn it and use it.  We purchased a "company laptop" to enable our secretary to take digital notes and assist in person presentations during board meetings.

Being in this role was always a challenge, on time, patience, creativity, social networking, leading by example and lots of times using logic over reason.  I think this role was mostly gratifying because of the challenges of people.  As I stated before, people are all different and tough to keep around for the sake of being around.  We are just volunteers, but we are the Hilton Sparks.  Without our volunteers, there would be no Hilton Sparks and children would have only competitive soccer or some other sport to play, soccer would not be as present in Hilton without us.  I encourage everyone after me, accept the challenge of people and do your best to embrace what each person is best at.  We could not have made it this far if we didn't have necessary strengths to communicate, create, foresee and much more, that coverage only comes from a variety of people.

Thank you to everyone that I have had the gratification of working with, we have truly been through some thick and thin.  Thank you to the public in the greater Hilton area who have continued to participate in the game of soccer and make all that we do worth it.  Thank you, the Sparks Board, for letting me lead, listen and learn from you. 

Bob Rosso has been officially voted in to the President seat, Godspeed to Bob going forward!   I will see you around town.


Shaun D. DeVos
Ex-President 2021 - HPYSL a.k.a. "The Hilton Sparks"

From the President

Hello everyone. My name is Bob Rosso. I’ve been elected by my peers to become the next President of the Hilton Sparks Soccer Club.           

I’d like to take a moment here to acknowledge our outgoing President, Shaun DeVos.  Shaun has been involved with the organization for 8 years, serving the last 5 as the Club President. Shaun is a Marine. An exemplary individual and a devoted father with a growing family, who served the Club tirelessly. I’d like to thank him personally and publicly for all his hard work, and the guidance and support he’s given me in my efforts with the Club over the years. He leaves behind very large shoes to fill. I can only hope to be able to perform for everyone as well as he did. OoohRAH! (Sorry…a Marine thing! I am as well.)  Shaun will be remaining on staff, working for us as our Webmaster, and providing us all with his guidance in transition, thank GOD!

I’ve been involved with recreational soccer in Monroe County for over 17 years, as a girls coach and staff member with Spencerport and now Hilton. I am also the Chairman of the Monroe United Recreational Soccer League (MURSL), where our older children play.

Our Club offers recreational soccer play for children from 3 to 19 years old, in 4 different programs.  We are staffed entirely by volunteers. Every year we face the challenge of filling Board of Directors seats as well as logistical positions, along with staffing our teams with coaches.  As you can imagine, there are many different jobs that need to be done in order to pull it all together to make it happen for the children. Over the years, I’ve done just about all of them, at one time or another, with one organization or another. Most years have been spent doing multiple jobs.

One of my first goals as Club President is to secure additional volunteer staff members. In order to make it all happen, we’ve broken up the logistical duties into 15 different jobs. Last year, we were staffed with only 7 people, so many of us had to wear multiple hats, so to speak. As you can imagine, that makes for a lot of work.  Staffing teams with coaches is also a problem year after year. Often times we get to the point where we have teams formed with no coaches, and we have to reach out to folks with desperate appeals, lest the children be denied the opportunity to play. Ideally, we’d like to try to secure coaches well in advance, and we’d like to have 2 coaches per team, so we can avoid the potential for a single coach being unavailable on a given game night.

Our program registration for players and coaches is now open, and our site is always open for people who are interested in volunteering for a coach or staff position. So, I’d like to solicit the participation of any and all adults, as well as teenagers, who might be interested in working with us. Schools like to see students participate in community activities. For those who enjoy the game of soccer, there’s no better way to accomplish that than to get out there and work with the younger children. I can guarantee that they’ll have fun and enjoy the experience, and we can ALWAYS use the help!  We are talking about expanding our offerings to the public. We’d like to add some sort of Fall program to our lineup of current offerings. In order to expand, we need people!

If you’re interested, we do offer incentives to those that volunteer. If you’d like more information, do feel free to reach out to me directly. I’d be happy to answer any of your questions.

I’m looking forward to working with everyone to provide a safe, healthy and happy recreational soccer experience for all!

Bob Rosso


Phone: 629-7459