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Last chance at Early Bird pricing for Fall Rec Soccer!
08/17/2017
Hartwell Fall Rec Soccer registration early bird prices...
This weekend is CJSA Appreciation at Dick's
08/17/2017
One final reminder that beginning this Thursday, Dick’s...
Danielle Brinckman Donates to Hartwell TOPSoccer
07/27/2017
Danielle Brinckman makes $1,000 Gatorade Player of the Year Donation...
Hartwell Night at CCSU
07/27/2017
      Please mark your calendars for Friday...
Hartwell Appreciation Weekend at Dick's
07/21/2017
Join us at Dick's for Hartwell appreciation weekend August...
Hartwell Pre K Programs
07/10/2017
     Registration is open now for Glastonbury...
Soccer summer camps limited spots left!
06/29/2017
There is still time to register but spots are limited!!  Sign...
Hartwell Trainer Joe Finnochiaro named Coach of the Year!
06/29/2017
Congratulations to Joe Finnochiaro who was named Coach of the...
HS Boys Summer Camp
04/25/2017
Boy’s High School Summer Warm-up Soccer Camp August...
Important information on heading rules
04/04/2017
​ CJSA has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer...
 
Last chance at Early Bird pricing for Fall Rec Soccer!

Hartwell Fall Rec Soccer registration early bird prices ends 8/18

Come join in the fun!

Programs from Pre-k thru High School and TOPSoccer

Teams forming now for the Fall 2017 season! 

Registration closes 8/30!

Register here


by posted 08/17/2017
This weekend is CJSA Appreciation at Dick's

One final reminder that beginning this Thursday, Dick’s Sporting Good will be hosting its annual CJSA Fall Soccer Appreciation Event at all store locations in CT. 

Using the attached coupon, your members can save 20% off their entire purchase as they gear up for the fall soccer season and back to school!

We enjoy our partnership with CJSA and proud to be the presenting sponsor of the CT Cup. 

August 17th - August 22nd

Save 20% on your purchase 

If you haven't there is still time to register for Fall Rec Soccer! 

 


by posted 08/17/2017
Danielle Brinckman Donates to Hartwell TOPSoccer

Danielle Brinckman makes $1,000 Gatorade Player of the Year Donation to Hartwell TOPSoccer

Danielle (Dani) Brinckman of Glastonbury High School was recently named Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She led the Tomahawks to a 20-0 record and the Class LL state championship last season. Brinckman had nine goals and 10 assists while anchoring a defense that allowed just six goals in 20 games.

Dani, also awarded The Hartford Courant Player of the Year, was a three-year varsity starter for the GHS team that went 65-1 and won three state titles.  She has maintained a weighted 4.27 GPA in the classroom and has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at Seton Hall University this fall.

As a Gatorade Player of the Year, Danielle has selected the Glastonbury Hartwell TOPSoccer Program to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Gatorade Play It Forward program.  TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based program that was initially started by US Youth Soccer and brought to Glastonbury by Hartwell in 2004.  TOPS is a team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by Hartwell volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Their goal is to enable the young athletes of Glastonbury with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Hartwell family - and to provide a fun and supportive environment for the players and their families.

Dani and her mother met with TOPSoccer Volunteers Jen and Marty Carroll and Justin Kelleher this past weekend at Robb’s Farm for ice cream.  Dani explained why she picked the Hartwell TOPSoccer Team for the donation.  She would like the donation to be used as sustainability funding to help keep the TOPSoccer program going and to help provide fun soccer opportunities for kids with special needs so that they can enjoy playing soccer as much as she has.  What a generous gesture! 


by posted 07/27/2017
Hartwell Night at CCSU

     

Please mark your calendars for Friday 10/27 at 7:00pm

Hartwell night at CCSU vs LIU Brooklyn

Teams can participate in the pregame and halftime promotions. All youth players and their families will be allowed to attend the game for free.  Each player attending will be allowed to join the teams for the opening introduction and anthem at midfield and then scrimmage on field during halftime.

We hope you can join us! 


by posted 07/27/2017
Hartwell Appreciation Weekend at Dick's

Join us at Dick's for Hartwell appreciation weekend

August 26th - August 27th

Save 20% on your purchase 

Save an additional 10% off with this attached coupons as well!


by posted 07/21/2017
Hartwell Pre K Programs

    

Registration is open now for Glastonbury Hartwell Fall Pre-K Soccer program!

Pre K soccer is one of the most exciting ways for a child to experience soccer for the first time. The instruction includes movement and coordination skills with and without the soccer ball, with an emphasis on having fun.  Our sessions are made up of fun games to introduce a soccer ball, dribbling and kicking. Children will play with each other and also have an opportunity to meet new friends and develop social skills during the season.

Our Pre K soccer program is an introduction to soccer for 3-5 year olds. The program is a co-ed program that runs Saturday mornings, Tuesdays at 9am and 2pm, Wednesdays at 9am and 2pm in the spring and fall.  Please ONLY register for one Pre-K season if you are waitlisted.  You will be conttacted to join another session if we are not able accomodate your orgnial request.  The registration fee includes a full season of weekly soccer sessions, a team shirt. The sessions are led by our professional club trainers with an opportunity for willing energetic parents to actively participate.  We will have a couple of parent participation weeks where parent, siblings or grandparents can play in the fun games with their Pre K child. This is a great way for parent and child to interact and make the soccer environment so much more fun!

To sign up visit the Registration Tab on the home page.  If you would like to volunteer to assist our professional trainers please contact the Club's Director of Coaching, Dan Sidebottom (doc@glastonburysoccer.org)

Register by August 15th to avoid late fees for all our programs,

Registration closes on August 31st


by posted 07/10/2017
Soccer summer camps limited spots left!

There is still time to register but spots are limited!! 

Sign up for one of our fun summer camps! 

British Soccer Camps
July 10-14 

Registration link
                                        

July 24-28 

Registration link

 

Brazilian Soccer Camp 

July 17-21 

Registration link


Camp includes FREE ball and T-shirt.
 

 

2017 CJSA & ODP

Summer Training Clinic

July 31 - August 3

 

**Price includes camp T-shirt and a Nike soccer ball!

Registration link

 

Boy’s High School Summer Warm-up Soccer Camp

August 16th-18th & August 21st, 22nd

*Camp T-shirt Sizes: S  M  L  XL

Registration Contact:

Joe Finocchiaro   860.508.8860

 

Girl's High School Warm-up Soccer Camp

August 16th-18th & August 21st, 22nd

Registration link

Registration Contact:

Amy Landers or landersm@glastonburyus.org

 

Any question please contact Dan Sidebottom at doc@glastonbuysoccer.org 


by posted 06/29/2017
Hartwell Trainer Joe Finnochiaro named Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Joe Finnochiaro who was named Coach of the Year by USA Today!!

We were honored to add Joe to our training staff this past season as he worked with our Boys U13/U14/U15 and Girls U12 teams.

When Joe Finocchiaro took over the Glastonbury girls soccer program in 2008, there wasn’t much history of soccer success. A decade later, Finocchiaro oversees a national powerhouse.

The Tomahawks won their third consecutive Connecticut Class LL state championship last fall, dominating opponents from start to finish as they stretched their state-record win streak to 60 games.

Glastonbury outscored its opponents 108-6 on the season. Caroline Bogue led the offense with a school-record 34 goals while ALL-USA First Team selection Danielle Brinckman anchored a defense that notched 15 shutouts. The Tomahawks finished the fall ranked No. 2 in the country in the USA TODAY Sports/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Super 25 rankings.

 

http://usatodayhss.com/2017/american-family-insurance-all-usa-girls-soccer-coach-of-the-year-joe-finocchiaro-glastonbury-conn


by posted 06/29/2017
HS Boys Summer Camp

Boy’s High School Summer Warm-up Soccer Camp

August 16th-18th & August 21st, 22nd

*Saturday/Sunday-OFF

9:30 am – 12 noon

Location:  Buckingham Park

Cost: $150

Spots are limited and will fill quickly. Sign up today!

*Camp T-shirt Sizes: S  M  L  XL

The purpose is to prepare the student athletes for the up coming high school soccer season by introducing and developing soccer skills through a healthy learning environment. Players will be challenged technically, tactically, physically, and mentally through the various exercises and activities they will be asked to perform.

 

Registration Contact:

Joe Finocchiaro 860.508.8860

 

 COACHING STAFF

Joe Finocchiaro  - Glastonbury High School Varsity Coach 

AnneMarie Catania  - Head Varsity soccer coach at Rocky Hill high school.

Nick Libera  - Head Varsity soccer coach at Middletown high school.

 


by posted 04/25/2017
Important information on heading rules

CJSA has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer recommendations regarding heading and the protocol for suspected concussions.   Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members for all activities where CJSA insurance applies effective April 1, 2016.

This means that:

Heading Restrictions

       Players who are 10 and younger

  • No player who is 10 or younger may deliberately head the ball, regardless of the age group of the team they are playing on.  This includes all activities where CJSA insurance applies, such as practices, scrimmages, and competitions at all levels.    
  • No player on a U11 team or a combined team including the U11 Age Group, (e.g. U11/12), even if the player has turned 11, may head the ball deliberately.  

        This restriction will be enforced in competitions for teams U11 and younger (including combined age brackets including U11 and younger) by award of an indirect free kick for the opposing team.  Coaches and parents are responsible for applying this restriction for players who are 10 or younger and playing up.  
        
       Players who are 11-13.

  • Players who are age 11 to 13 and on teams for age groups U12 and older, are restricted to up to 30 minutes of practice heading the ball per week.  There is no restriction on the number of times these players can head the ball in a competition, unless the team is competing in a combined bracket that includes U11.  


Concussion Protocol

                Where a Health Care Professional (HCP) is Present at a Game or Practice

  • Any player who sustains a significant blow to the head or body, who complains about or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion or is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion, must be evaluated on the sideline by an on-site HCP engaged in this capacity for the competition who will perform applicable testing.
  • Any player suspected of suffering a concussion will not be allowed to return to play until he or she is cleared by the HCP.  Coaches, parents/guardians or players may not overrule the HCP.
  • If a coach seeks to allow a player to re-enter a game who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment and who has not been cleared to return to play by the on-site HCP, the referee shall issue a warning to the coach.  If a coach persists in seeking to allow such player to re-enter the game after having been issued a warning, the referee may take other disciplinary measures against the coach as are permitted under the rules applicable to the competition.
  • Unless an HCP determined that the player has not suffered a concussion and clears the player to return to play, the player will not be permitted to return to practice or play until the player has successfully completed the return to play protocol and has been cleared to return to play by a Physician.   

 
Where a Health Care Professional Engaged for the Event is Not Present at a Game or Practice

  • Where a HCP engaged for the event is not present at a game or practice, any player who sustains a significant blow to the head or body, who complains about or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion or is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion, must be removed from play and evaluated by an HCP before the player will be allowed to return to practice or play. 
  • No coach shall permit a player who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment to return to play until cleared to do so by an HCP. 
  • If a coach seeks to allow a player to re-enter a game who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment and who has not been cleared to return to play by the on-site HCP, the referee shall issue a warning to the coach.  If a coach persists in seeking to allow such player to re-enter the game after having been issued a warning, the referee may take other disciplinary measures against the coach as are permitted under the rules applicable to the competition.
  • Unless an HCP determined that the player has not suffered a concussion and clears the player to return to play, the player will not be permitted to return to practice or play until the player has successfully completed the return to play protocol and has been cleared to return to play by a Physician.  

 
Definition of Health Care Professional
Health Care Professional (HCP) are licensed professionals such as an Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC) or Physician (MD/DO), with skills in emergency care, sports medicine injuries and experience related to concussion evaluation and management.
 
 
Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members for all activities where CJSA insurance applies effective April 1, 2016.


by posted 04/04/2017