Congratulations to our Glastonbury High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team!!
It was an exciting game hosted at the Rusek-Skubel stadium in Middletown as Glastonbury took on No. 3 RHAM. No rain could dampen the spirit of the GHS Girls Varsity team! The girls came out to play and showed determination, hustle and great teamwork! With 17:38 left, Madison Seymour found the back of the net to put Glastonbury ahead 1-0. RHAM continued to battle back but GHS goalie, Abbey Renaud denied these last minute chances.
Celebration ensued after the whistle was blown !! "I thought it was a great soccer game to watch and be part of and hats off to RHAM because they did a great job as well," Finocchiaro said.
It was a beautiful day for PreK end of season events!! Our youngest soccer players showed their energy, skills and best of all - the love of the game!! We took some great pictures as our Pre-K players enjoyed "snowball fights" with their soccer balls and looked to escape the "spells" of the coaches and parents by doing foundations. What great fun !! The season ended with distribution of trophies and team pictures !! Thanks for a great season everyone ! We will be posting more pictures over the next couple of days !
Get excited for the Fall Rec Photo Days! -For our Pre-K and TOPSoccer teams, we will be having Photo Day this Saturday, 10/25 on your respective fields. For our K-8 Rec teams, we have integrated Rec Photo Day to the Kohl's American Cup's activities the weekend of 11/1 - 11/2. We have received schedules from the Rec Division Coordinators and have worked some time for the team's to take both individual and team photos working closely with our photo vendor, Lifetouch Sports. Gauging which team members will attend Photo Day in advance will go a long way to making it an efficient and smooth running day! We are encouraging coaches and parents to please attend the team picture even if you are not purchasing individual photos for your child.
Like previous years, we will be using Online Photo Registration to eliminate the hassle of filling out forms and checks on the day of pictures. So hop on today and register for your photos. Online Photo Registration (OPR®) is available for you to use now. Please follow the instructions below to place your orders through this secure system.
Ordering is a snap; log in, pick your photo product(s) and pay online!Also, you can now BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE! Combine three or more of our most popular items to build your own custom package and take advantage of reduced package pricing; only available if you purchase online!
The system is completely secure, personal information is held in the strictest confidence, and all orders are backed by our 100% satisfaction promise. (If you cannot make the photo event, are unhappy with the photo, or change your mind, you will receive a complete refund.)
Please use the link below. If you haven't used OPR Registration before, you'll need to create a new login account when prompted. If you did this in the past, you will be able to use the account created then.
Or, simply copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://opr.sportography.com/opr/?a=20004&e=22263
** Note the banners on the OPR Registration page will be updated to reflect the additional Photo Day of 10/25. Please register using this link.
There were smiles, giggles and cheering on Saturday for the long awaited game against the GHS Varsity Boys team. The TOPSoccer players and peer mentors were pumped and quickly positioned on the field for the game. Families lined the sidelines and were quick to erupt with applause for each goal the TOPSoccer players notched against the spirited GHS boys soccer team. Emotions were high and the love of soccer and team was evident everywhere you turned. It was a great day at Rotary Fields for soccer and a reflection of the great program celebrating its 10 years !
The Outreach Program for Soccer, better known as TOPSoccer, is a Hartwell soccer program designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to children from kindergarten through high school with developmental disabilities. The TOPSoccer program enables these special athletes to play at levels consistent with their skills, not necessarily their age. Volunteer coaches lead players and peer mentors in fun-filled and informative sessions of soccer skill-building and small-sided games. Soccer games are on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at Rotary Fields. We meet for 6 – 8 weeks in the fall, starting in early September and again in the spring, starting in late April.
The Hartwell TOPSoccer League is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2014! The team has played for 20 straight seasons thanks to the incredible support of Hartwell, generous volunteer coaches, peer mentors and the many loyal families who continue to come back season after season. TOPSoccer provides an invaluable opportunity for children to play soccer who might not otherwise have the chance.
Let's rev things up for Celebrate My Drive Glastonbury! Make your safe driving commitment today at www.voteghs.com and tell someone you did.
Yesterday we were at position #2 on the leaderboard of over 1,000 schools, BUT we slipped to #9 by 5 PM!
This is proof we can do it but we must go ALL IN! Let's go for it!
We need your support to make a safe driving commitment in support of Glastonbury High School between October 15, 2014 - October 24, 2014. Please visit www.celebratemydrive.com or www.voteghs.com and make your commitment in support of Glastonbury High School. Limit of one (1) safe driving commitment per person and per e-mail address per day. Age 14 and up.
Calling ALL Soccer Fans: GHS Girls Varsity vs South WIndsor
To Our Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Community:
On Friday at 3:45 p.m., the Girls GHS Varsity Soccer team plays South Windsor for first place and a spot in the CCC tournament next week. It is also a rematch of the only game we have lost in the last seven years during the regular season.
So please come out and cheer on your GHS Girl's Varsity Soccer Team. Looking for lots of community support and spirit as we take on this rival !
Bring all your friends and family for what will surely be an exciting game! Let's show South Windsor what home advantage means !!
See you Friday at the GHS soccer fields for this Home game!
Central Rock Gym is offering our Hartwell players a $10.00 discount on a climbing session. To take advantage of this great offer you will need to print and bring in this coupon. This offer is valid now until Dec. 1st, 2014. Central Rock Gym is located at 259 Eastern Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033 and their website is www.CentralRockgym.com.
Longtime Coach and Friend of Hartwell Soccer, Jay Bentivegna is battling cancer. Jay is currently the head coach of the GU11 Premier Team. We encourage our membership to show our support and help raise funds to assist with growing medical bills while we keep Jay in our thoughts and prayers!
Partnerships within Glastonbury Soccer Community Strengthens
The Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club presented the GHS Girl's Varsity Soccer team with a $1500 donation after a varsity game on September 9th. The donation represents the continued partnership within the soccer community. The Glastonbury Hartwell Girls U11 Premier team enjoyed being ball girls for the Varsity game and having a positive interaction with the team. For these aspiring young soccer players, an afternoon with the Varsity team is a memorable event. High-fiving players, seeing a competitive high school game and just basking in the high school sports environment motivates them in many ways. Throughout the year the teams and club unite to support community events including soccer camps, volunteer time at the Apple Festival and TOPS and Recreation events.
These session will run each week during the soccer season, each session will run for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please take this opportunity to receive coaching from a professional trainer. Parent Coaches come help out or observe, these clinics are a valuable coaching education opportunity.
Start date: September 1st End Date: October 26th
2nd Grade Rec Select - Fall 2014
This offering is for aimed at 2nd Grade children who want more from the game of soccer in Hartwell. The sessions will be run by professional coaches and will cover age appropriate topics to prepare the children for travel soccer (starts at grade 3).
September 5, 12, 19 and 26.
October 3, 17 and 24
These clinics are free to all participants who are currently registered in the 2014 Fall Rec Program
Follow your favorite local Women's College Soccer Team!
Want to follow your favorite Women's College Soccer Team? We have some great local teams playing at the highest level right in our own backyard! Make sure to follow their fall season - Click below to see their current schedules:
Giovanni's Brick Oven Pizzeria is offering our Hartwell players a free slice of cheese pizza with any purchase when they wear their Hartwell uniforms. This is a "dine in" (no take out) offer only. So don't hesitate to stop by before or after a soccer practice or game to take advantage of this great offer!
Many thanks to our sponsor, Giovanni's, for their support!
Become a Certified Soccer Referee - Certified Refs Needed !!!
If you are interested in becoming a travel soccer referee, log on to http://ctreferee.net and follow the certification instructions. If you certify now, you can start work in the fall. Entry Level Referees must be 13 years old by June 30, 2014.
Registration and field training sessions end in December, 2014! A great way to hone your soccer knowledge, spend more time on the soccer field, and make some money!
Contact information for the state referee program is: Connecticut State Referee Program 11 Executive Drive, Farmington, CT, 06032, Tel: 860-676-1161,Fax: 860-676-1162, Email:
Locally, you can contact John Maher, Hartwell Travel Program Referee Assignor, at 860 633-0812, or
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)