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SAVE THE DATE - NHSC SUMMER CAMP

THE ANNUAL NHSC SUMMER CAMP WILL BE HELD FROM AUGUST 13TH TO AUGUST 16TH (RAIN DATE FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH)

WE PLAN TO PUBLISH MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS/TIMES AND OPEN ONLINE REGISTRATION BY EARLY MAY.


by Master Admin posted 04/24/2018
Have you been getting your coaches emails?

Players and Parents of U8 to U19 teams,

We have heard from coaches that they have been trying to email their players but are not sure if the emails are getting through.  At this point you should have had at least one email from your coach!  If you have not heard from your coach please do the following:

  • check your spam/junk folder!
  • add "league athletics" as a safe sender
  • log into your account and make sure your child's record has all the email addresses you want on their record. (eg, if you only put your work email on their record, you may not receive an email to your home email address)

If you have received an introductory email from your coach, please reply to it so they know you received the email


by Master Admin posted 04/04/2018
Sponsorships

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored a team for the Spring 2018 season! 

Currently all our sponsorships slots are filled. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a team for the Fall 2018 season,  please contact Bridget Austiguy-Preschel at 

 


by posted 03/30/2018
College Scholarship Applications Being Accepted Now

2018 North Haven Soccer Club College Scholarship

 

The North Haven Soccer Club is giving $500 college scholarships to two current or former members of the NHSC who are heading off to college. Guidelines for the application process are as follows:

 

1)    Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior who will be attending their first year of college in the fall of 2018. Applicant may not be a child of any of the current officers of the North Haven Soccer Club or a child of the current NHSC Scholarship Committee members.

 

2)    Applicant must be a current or former member of the North Haven Soccer Club, either as a player, coach, volunteer or referee for at least 5 years. State in what capacity you were involved with the club and what years.

 

3)    Applicant must expect to graduate with a "B" average or higher. Submit your official High School transcript.

 

4)    Submit an essay of at least 200 words, "What soccer has meant to me…"

 

5)    Letter of recommendation is optional.

 

6)    All of the above must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2018. Please include contact information including phone number and email address.

 

 Please mail all of the information to:

NHSC Scholarship Committee

C/O Adam Acquarulo

2304 Ridge Road

North Haven, CT 06473

 


by posted 03/27/2018
New Soccer Initiative!

US Soccer has announced a new player development initiative: GRASSROOTS! 

 

Play - Practice - Play
 
Session Plans are organized by Player Age Groups and by Training Themes. Each Practice Plan is designed specifically to be age appropriate.  

by posted 03/21/2018
NHSC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY & PROCEDURE

The mission of the North Haven Soccer Club is to provide the opportunity to play soccer to all children who desire to participate.  We understand that at times the cost of these soccer programs can be difficult for families that are experiencing financial hardships.  The club will consider partial or full waivers of soccer fees for such families.  In order to be considered for financial hardship fee waivers, families MUST complete and submit the Financial Assistance Application which can be found on the Documents tab of the website.


by Master Admin posted 02/06/2018
SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN

Our new spirit wear store is ALWAYS open!  Just click on the big green button on the right to shop for NHSC items.  All orders, shipping and payment is handled by Squad Locker and is available throughout the year.


by Master Admin posted 01/23/2018
CJSA Heading & Concussion Protocol

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 NHSC posted 04/26/2016
Tackling College Sports Podcasts

Members,

Below are links to the Tackling College Sports Podcasts which you and your child may find useful and interesting as they begin to consider playing sports at the college level.  The co-hosts for these podcasts are Mark Franco (parent, coach and former boys director for the NHSC) and Chris LeGates (son of Ray Legates - the man who started the NHSC back in 1971!)  Each link contains the same podcasts, they are just different streaming sites depending on whether you are on a computer, phone, ipod, etc.

We hope you enjoy these and find them useful!

 

Via I-tunes

Via Stitcher

TCS Website

 

 


by NHSC posted 05/19/2015
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