Here is an update on the anticipated start of the season by age group:
U10 devo, U11 to U14 - coaches should be contacting you by 8/31/15. Most teams are hoping to have their first practice the week of 8/31/15 and the official first weekend of games begins 9/5/15. The team pages including the full schedule are not public yet as they have not been finalized. Your coach will provide you with the most up to date schedule they have at this time.
U8 & U10 in-town - the start of the season will not begin until after Labor Day Weekend. Teams are still being formed as we continue to try to find coaches for these teams.
Kickstart & U5/6 Clinic - the full schedule is available on your specific team page. Use the drop down menu under the "Team" tab to see the schedule and important information about uniform pick up.
Call Out For Volunteers to Step Up for our U8 and U10 teams!
As we enter the fall 2015 season, we have many new or returning young players in our exciting U8 and U10 leagues and adults are urgently needed to help continue the success of these programs by volunteering to be team leaders/coaches. No experience is necessary! We are very fortunate to have very experienced coaching directors and clinicians who guide our team leaders/coaches in both practices and in game management. Weekly practices are led by our coaching directors and clinicians while the team coaches help to be sure each of their players are properly participating and having fun!
Team practices are once per week in the evenings between Monday and Thursday and games are on Saturday mornings or early afternoons. We are also planning to have a weekly midweek game "under the lights" this fall for our U10 teams.
Soccer is such a great sport, especially for our younger players! It is such a fun and rewarding experience to be involved with a team as a coach. This is superb way for parents who may not know much about the sport to learn about all it has to offer to both kids and adults.
The only way NHSC can continue in its success in providing a fun, safe and beneficial soccer program to our kids is by new volunteers stepping up every season. Please contact our Director of In-Town Program, Lisa Tabak, tel: (203) 530-3464, if you can help out or if you have any questions.
A free clinic for new and returning In-Town Assistant Referees will be held on Wednesday September 2nd from 7 to 8 pm in the North Haven Middle School Gym on 55 Bailey Rd. This clinic is intended for non-certified youth and adults that would like to be Assistant Referees for our U-10 In-Town program this Fall. Games are held on Saturday in the early afternoon. To find out the pay scale, click on the documents tab of our website at http://www.northhavensoccerclub.org/. The clinic will cover basic topics on Assistant Referee responsibilities, which include proper conduct and mechanics, and proper use of the flag. For the "Laws of the Game" and "Guide to Procedures" visit ctreferee.net and ussoccer.com. To be eligible you must be at least 12 years old. It is strongly recommended that you attend this session in order to be contacted this season. Dan Marques will be the instructor. Please come a few minutes early to sign in, and bring flags if you have them.
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.