Each Fall and Spring playing season the league sponsors a Silent Sidelines weekend. Coaches will be permitted to give players direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players.” Referees are not responsible for the enforcement of this rule.
There are many great reasons for Silent Sidelines:
1. Develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.
2. Improve the players’ communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.
3. Support our youth referees by eliminating dissension from the sidelines.
We are requesting that all spectators remain silent on these weekends. For the sake of our kids, we are asking for one weekend where we stand back and just let the players play. We would like to provide each player at least one weekend of their season that is free of the distractions caused by spectators screaming and yelling at them.
Please Support Silent Sidelines Weekend and give the game back to the kids!
(The below message is a modification of Andrea Duffy’s May ‘02 Presidents Message.)
A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.
"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"
The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't now how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."
What: GHSC RecFest/Kohl’s American Cup When: Saturday Oct. 24th & Sunday Oct. 25th Where: Glastonbury High School Athletic Fields
Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club in partnership with Kohl’s US Youth Soccer American Cup is happy to announce the GHSC RecFest on October 24th & 25th at Glastonbury High School.
In addition, to playing multiple Rec Games, the event will feature "Kohl's American Cup Soccer Experience" This includes: three ‘larger-than-life’ inflatable soccer games, organized soccer activities and numerous prizes and souvenirs for participants and their families.
The Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club RecFest will also feature a free photo booth, face painting, NORA cupcakes, and the Silver Platter Mobile Cafe.
It is the Kohl's American Cup philosophy that all players should receive equal opportunities and benefits within their level of play. All players have the right to participate in competitions where they can develop and exhibit their skills while enjoying themselves. Kohl's American Cup provides recreational players this unforgettable opportunity and places emphasis on participation, as opposed to competition.
(US Youth Soccer) – is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.
Please note: It is not required by the Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club and is a sign of awareness only. No donation has been offered by Team sports if socks are purchased. Teams do not have to buy from Team Sports and can by from anywhere as along as they are matching socks and the whole team is wearing them.
Boys U11 Rangers Win Division at Fairfield Labor Day Tournament
Congratulations to the Boys U11 Rangers for winning the top division at Fairfield Labor Day Tournament! Coach Thompson highlighted that it was a great team effort, 4 wins and no losses against very strong CJSA Southwest District opponents. Great picture ... love the smiles !!
Parks & Rec has asked us to pass on some very important information regarding parking at Riverfront Park:
It is extremely important that ALL soccer families attending practices & games park in the lot at 200 Welles Street (main lot at Riverfront behind gazebo).
If you park in the boathouse lot, problems will be created for boaters looking to use the designated boat trailer parking and groups that have reserved the banquet facility. It will also create difficulties for the crew teams and park users coming to the playground and to visit the riverfront. Those that will be most tempted to park in the boathouse lot will be those assigned to field #1 (closest to boat house). This also means no parking along the white fence.
Additionally, parking along the entrance drive or in posted no parking areas is not permitted. The Police Department has been asked to patrol the lots during the peak use times on weeknights, 5:30-7:00 p.m., and on weekends to enforce the parking regulations.
If you are a coach or manager - please pass this information along to your away teams. For an illustrated view of parking directions click here.
Wondering what to do when the kids go back to school? We have a great suggestion!!!
Dig through your garage and round up all your unwanted sports equipment and bring it to the Locker Room. The Locker Room provides used sports equipment to those in need in Glastonbury- FREE of charge. Donating is a great way to recycle unused and outgrown sports equipment and de-clutter your garage at the same time!
We don't want the cost of equipment to stop any child from playing the game!
Donations can be dropped off at the following location:
The Locker Room
Academy Teen Center
2143 Main Street
Glastonbury CT 06033
Are you in need of locker room equipment for your child?
If you are then please read the attached flyer for dates for the open house where Locker Room equipment will be distributed.
Are you a family struggling with the additional cost of soccer equipment this season? Hartwell Soccer in conjunction with the Town of Glastonbury Parks and Recreation and Glastonbury Social Services has put together a sports equipment program. Gently used equipment is being made available free of charge to players who need assistance with getting the right equipment to play soccer this season.
Please contact Katryna at 860 652 7838 (or email at ) for more information or to place an order. Supplies are limited, but there are soccer balls, soccer cleats, shorts, socks, bags, and shin guards. Leave a message with your phone number, name, grade that the child is in (for soccer ball size), and their shoe size. A call to confirm that the items are available will be made and a time to pick the items up will be arranged. Pick up will be at the Teen Center at 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury (Academy Building)