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New Mobile App Available for Tournament
04/23/2018
Hartwell Tournament Participants, The kickoff of the 25th Annual...
Visit the Online Store for New Hartwell Gear
04/20/2018
Hartwell has new gear available for purchase at the online Hartwell...
Silent Sidelines May 19th - 21st
04/02/2018
  Silent Sidelines - May 19th - 21st Each Fall and...
GHSC Partners With NE Revolution Academy
03/20/2018
  Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club (GHSC) / New England...
GHSC Annual Meeting Review night
03/06/2018
  Please join us on: Monday April 16th - 6:30 - 7:00...
25th Annual Hartwell Warmup Tournament
02/14/2018
We are pleased to announce the dates for our 25th Glastonbury...
Locker Room donations
08/25/2017
Hartwell Families: The Locker Room is in need of your used...
Important information on heading rules
04/04/2017
​ CJSA has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer...
 
New Mobile App Available for Tournament

Hartwell Tournament Participants,

The kickoff of the 25th Annual Hartwell Warm-Up tournament is less than 5 days away!  In honor of the anniversary we have made some changes to the tournament that we think you will appreciate!

We have a new Mobile Application for our tournament that you can download to your phone to access the schedule, field information, and other tournament related information.  We will be using this application to send out any important notifications such as a weather-related delays or tournament news.

The app is now available for download on iTunes and the Google Play store.  Please go ahead and download the app before the tournament so you can start receiving notifications.  Make sure to turn your notifications on for this application.

Click Here for iPhone Download

Click Here for Android Download  

Another change we made is that we are no longer producing a paper program booklet.  Instead we have an electronic program book in a flip book format.  It will be available on the Hartwell Website and is also available through your mobile app under the "Tourney Sponsors" section.

We are looking forward to the tournament and hope the new apps make things easier for everyone to stay up to date!

GHSC


by posted 04/23/2018
Visit the Online Store for New Hartwell Gear

Hartwell has new gear available for purchase at the online Hartwell website store.  Click Here to see what's new for spring!  There are items available for players and fans!


by posted 04/20/2018
Silent Sidelines May 19th - 21st

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Silent Sidelines - May 19th - 21st

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."
 

by posted 04/02/2018
GHSC Partners With NE Revolution Academy

 

Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club (GHSC) / New England Revolution Academy partnership announcement


The Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club (GHSC) Board of Directors are excited to announce a formal youth soccer partnership with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

Revolution Academy Regional Manager, Chris Clarke said “The Revolution Academy is extremely excited to help and support the GHSC program in its next phase of player development and coach education. I believe our partnership will help to create a positive developmental path for all constituents of the GHSC soccer family”


The Revolution Academy’s Player Development Programs are among the most innovative youth training programs in Major League Soccer, training players of all abilities in every aspect of the game. This partnership will benefit all facets of the GHSC community. "We are elated about being the first club in Connecticut to partner with the New England Revolution Academy. We hope this will increase the level of play and excitement for all boys and girls in the program.  We look forward to the support that the Revolution coaches will provide as well as the additional excitement this should create throughout the GHSC program," says GHSC President, Tim Gourley.  

More information on this partnership will come on the GHSC website at www.glastonburysoccer.org.

Any questions concerning or related to this partnership should be directed to Tim Gourley at  or Dan Sidebottom at

 


by posted 03/20/2018
GHSC Annual Meeting Review night

 

Please join us on:

Monday April 16th - 6:30 - 7:00

GHS Room B106

for a review of the Annual Meeting Presentation

 

The presentation is available here for download. 

 

GHSC


by posted 03/06/2018
25th Annual Hartwell Warmup Tournament

We are pleased to announce the dates for our 25th Glastonbury Spring Warm-up Tournament! 

We hope you can join us! 

We expect over 200 teams (3,000 children and 12,000 attendees) from across the Northeast region starting on Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to get involved with the Tournament Committee.  We still have many opportunities to get involved and we need your help.

Please contact any Board member or Director of Volunteer Recruitment at  @glastonburysoccer.org for further information.

 

 


by posted 02/14/2018
Locker Room donations

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Hartwell Families:

The Locker Room is in need of your used sporting equipment to outfit young players in need.  We are especially in need of most kid sized cleats - 11-13, and sizes 4-8.  As always, balls (especially size 3) and shin guards are also needed.  Please take a few minutes to check your closets and basements for outgrown sports equipment and consider donating! 

The Locker Room is at 2143 Main Street (Old Academy Building / Southeast Entrance).  Although there is construction going on in the parking lot, donations can still be dropped off on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. 

We have two other options for donation drop-offs: you can drop off equipment at Buckingham park on Thursdayevenings between 5:30 – 7:00 (just ask for Justin or Tim), or donations can be left at 163 Tall Timbers Road. 

Your donations make a huge difference for many kids in our town, and we thank you very much!

About the Locker Room:

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 available free-of-charge to players who need assistance so that everyone who wants to play soccer, can play. 

 

Please contact Mandee 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).

Don’t let the added cost of equipment stop you from playing the game!

Financial Assistance with other town programs

Financial Assistance is also available for a variety of town youth programs.  For a complete list of programs and for more information regarding financial assistance and scholarships please contact Katie Wilt, Human Services Outreach Social Worker, at 860-652-7640. 

 


by posted 08/25/2017
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