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Register now for Hartwell Spring Rec soccer
02/17/2018
Registration for spring soccer is going on now!  Come...
25th Annual Hartwell Warmup Tournament
02/14/2018
We are pleased to announce the dates for our 25th Glastonbury...
GHSC Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available
02/11/2018
GHSC is happy to announce sponsorship opportunities are now available...
2018 HS Hartwell and CJSA Scholarships
01/24/2018
2018 High School Scholarships   Are you a High...
GHSC Annual Meeting Wednesday March 7th
01/23/2018
Please join us for the Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club Annual...
Welcome our new Travel Director
11/21/2017
Congratulations to our new Travel Director - Justin Kelleher   Justin...
Futsal for Travel Players
11/09/2017
Futsal for Travel Players This program is offered for Hartwell...
2nd Grade Winter Training
11/08/2017
2nd Grade Winter Training This program is offered for Hartwell...
Winter 2018 Technical Training Sessions
11/02/2017
  GHSC Winter 2018 Technical Training Travel Boys...
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...
 
Register now for Hartwell Spring Rec soccer

Registration for spring soccer is going on now! 

Come join in the fun!

Programs from Pre K to  Kindergarten to High School and TOPSoccer.

Teams forming now for the spring 2018 season.

Registration closes March 15th

 

Register here


by posted 02/17/2018
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
GHSC Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

GHSC is happy to announce sponsorship opportunities are now available for our 25th Annual Spring Warm-Up Tournament.  Click here for more details if you would like to advertise your business.

We are excited to go digital this year with a new mobile application and digital program book.

This is Hartwell’s largest fundraiser of the year and we utilize the funds in support of the local Glastonbury community for scholarships, field improvements, referees, trophies, GHS donations, uniforms, and general administration.  The club also subsidizes the cost to the community to participate in the club programs and provides special funding for underprivileged or economically disadvantaged children.

As usual 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.

Thank you!

GHSC

 


by posted 02/11/2018
2018 HS Hartwell and CJSA Scholarships

2018 High School Scholarships

  Are you a High School Senior graduating this spring?  If you have participated in soccer programs through Hartwell you may be eligible to apply for the following three scholarships.  Please see the links below for more details. 

 

Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club Scholarship (Deadline April 1, 2018)

 

CJSA Scholarship (Deadline March 6, 2018)

 

 

 

 


by posted 01/24/2018
GHSC Annual Meeting Wednesday March 7th

Please join us for the Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club Annual meeting to be held 

Wednesday, March 7th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm 

Riverfront Community Center

Agenda to include an overview of the Club, review of Travel and Recreation Programs, Recognition/Awards, Club Financials, Election of Officers, and more.

Are you looking to get involved? There are lots of ways to help! 

Club Secretary

Registrar

Director of Volunteer Recruitment

Director of Fields and equipment

Director of Communications

Tournament Site Coordinators

Travel Administrator

Assistant Recreation Director

Assistant Travel Director

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

We hope to see you there!


by posted 01/23/2018
Welcome our new Travel Director

Congratulations to our new Travel Director - Justin Kelleher
 
Justin has coached within our Rec, Travel, and TOPS programs over the past eight years.  Most recently he has served on the Hartwell board and responsible for field maintenance and equipment for the club.  
 
Justin will take over during tryouts for the 2018/2019 season. He will be around the fields all spring to say hi. 
 
 
 
 

by posted 11/21/2017
Futsal for Travel Players

Futsal for Travel Players

This program is offered for Hartwell travel soccer players to receive extra touches over the winter with the smaller and heavier futsal ball. The sessions will focus on individual ball mastery, technical training and small sided games. 

Please wear appropriate clothing for indoor soccer, shin guards, indoor shoes (not cleats) and a futsal ball is encouraged.

Each session will have a max of 12 players led by our professional DOC Dan Sidebottom.

Age/Group:  U9-U12 Travel Players/Boys and Girls mixed.

ALL sessions are at Buttonball School Gym

Cost:  $60 for 4 weeks of training/ $45 for 3 weeks.

Benefits of Futsal on young players:

  • More touches on the ball, Futsal gives you 6 times more than 5 aside, 12 times more than regular soccer.
  • Increase the number of decisions to make
  • Creativity and improvisation encouraged
  • Improves technical and tactical skills
  • Movement on and off the ball is important to create space
  • Encourages the use of all parts of the feet, sole being prominent
  • Ball manipulation is key for success

Click here to Register!

 

 


by posted 11/09/2017
2nd Grade Winter Training

2nd Grade Winter Training

This program is offered for Hartwell 2nd grade players. The sessions will focus on individual technique and small sided games. If your child is looking for extra soccer and to develop over the winter this is a great opportunity to receive professional coaching from our Director of Coaching Dan Sidebottom. 

Please wear appropriate clothing for indoor soccer, shin guards, indoor shoes (not cleats) and bring a soccer ball.

Each session will have a max of 12 players

ALL sessions are at Eastbury School on Friday evenings.

Cost is $10 per session- bring check made payable to 'GHSC' or cash to each session. 

Dates

Boys:                                      Girls:
Feb 9 5-6pm                           Feb 16 5-6pm
Feb 23 5-6pm                         March 2 5-6pm
March 9 5-6pm                       March 16 5-6pm
March 23 5-6pm                     March 23 6-7pm

Please RSVP with your players name to .  First come, first served.
 


by posted 11/08/2017
Winter 2018 Technical Training Sessions

 

GHSC Winter 2018 Technical Training

Travel Boys and Girls can register for winter sessions focused on technical training to continue their individual development through the winter. The sessions will focus on individual ball mastery, dribbling, passing and shooting technique with 1v1 attacking and defending. Sessions will run Monday’s 4-5pm at Oakwood Sports Center with our DOC Dan Sidebottom.

U9 & U10  : March 5,12,19 & 26

Click here for Registration

U11 & U12: February 5,12,19 & 26.

Click here for Registration

U13 & U14/15 : January 8,15,22 & 29.

Click here for Registration

 

Player Time Commitment : Sessions will be held indoor weekly at Oakwood Sports from 4-5pm on Mondays.

Financial Commitment: Cost: $60 - open to current players only.

Payment is required at time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be deleted.

Refunds are as follows: No Refunds.

Questions: Any further questions regarding these programs contact .

 

by posted 11/02/2017
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