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Girls U14/U15 win Premier bracket!
12/08/2017
Congrats to The Hartwell Girls U14/15 Strikers that finished...
Glastonbury Locker room - Needs Indoor Cleats
12/07/2017
Help! Do you have old indoor cleats that still have a few more...
K and 1st Grade Winter Soccer Program
11/30/2017
We are excited to offer winter soccer for our K and 1st Grade...
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...
GU13 Blue team makes Donation with Mission to Assist Program
11/08/2017
  Our Glastonbury Girls U13 Blue Travel Team raised $1,255.25...
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...
 
Girls U14/U15 win Premier bracket!

Congrats to The Hartwell Girls U14/15 Strikers that finished in 1st place in the premier division!

The girls finished with a record of 5 wins/2 losses in league play. They outscored their opponents this season 25 goals to 14! 

 

Their coach Molly Donovan said that one of the key reasons the girls had success this season is that all 15 players contributed to every team endeavor.  Every player needed to step up.  They needed each player to be willing to help out in different positions. They competed against teams with (at times) 20 or more players on the roster they all stepped up and helped one another out.  

 

In one game versus a tough PSC Premier team they didn’t perform like usual. They lost the game but the main issue was that only 2 or 3 players put 100% in.  Molly asked them the team to reflect on their individual contribution and to set their minds for the next game. “I asked them to be determined to prepare, plan and execute for the game the way they wanted to play...so hydrating and eating properly before game day. We talked about getting enough sleep, putting the phones down and setting their minds to how they wanted to perform individually and as a team...” The following game was against CFC.  The Strikers played with such heart and strength.  It was 100% a team effort and they crushed a tough opponent!   

 

This group of Girls entered the Hartwell program at U9 with the clubs focus changing towards a more developmental approach with a new DOC, club philosophy and clear way of improving our players technically and tactically. The girls played in our 4v4 program, playing less friendlies and scheduling the suggested extra Saturday practices with the goal to improve week by week. They followed seasonal plans provided by the club which is a coaching curriculum to cover all topics necessary to the age and stage of the players. Hartwell provided professional trainers who have worked with this team weekly and had a positive impact adding to their training.

 Our DOC Dan Sidebottom stated: “The girls have developed to be a great team who like to pass the ball and play smart, who work hard for each other on the field and off the field are good friends.”

Congratulations to Coach Molly and Girls U14/U15 Strikers team for wining their league in the Premier bracket!


by posted 12/08/2017
Glastonbury Locker room - Needs Indoor Cleats

Help! Do you have old indoor cleats that still have a few more kicks in them? 

The Glastonbury locker room has some Glastonbury families in need that would love to use them. 

Please drop them off anytime at:

The Locker room is located at in the Teen Center at 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury (Academy Building).

Thank you for your help! 

 

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).

 


by posted 12/07/2017
K and 1st Grade Winter Soccer Program

We are excited to offer winter soccer for our K and 1st Grade soccer players. 

This program is offered for Hartwell Kindergarten and 1st Grade players. The sessions will focus on individual technique through fun games and small sided games. If your child is looking for extra soccer this is a great opportunity to receive professional coaching from our Director of Coaching Dan Sidebottom. 

See link to register- https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=100915&org=GLASTONBURYSOCCER.ORG

Boys and Girls will be mixed- separate if numbers allow.
Dates: January 8,15,22 & 29.
Location:  Indoor Oakwood Sports Center
Time:  4:00-5:00 PM, Mondays
Financial Commitment: Cost: $60
Payment is required at time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be deleted.

Any further questions regarding these programs contact  .

 

by posted 11/30/2017
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!

Session 1- U11 & U12
SESSION FULL

Tuesday’s 5-6pm
Dec 5,12 & 19 (3 sessions only)
 

Session 2- U9 & U10 
Tuesdays’ 5-6pm
Jan 2,9,16 & 23.

Session 3- U9 & U10
Wednesday’s 5-6pm
Jan 3,10,17 & 24.

Session 4- U11 & U12
SESSION FULL

Thursday’s 6-7pm
Jan 4,11,18 & 25.

 

Session 5- U11 & U12
Thursday’s 7-8pm
Jan 4,11,18 & 25.

Session 6- U9 & U10
Thursday’s 6-7pm
Feb 8,15,27 (Tues) & March 1.

Session 7- U11 & U12

Thursday’s 7-8pm
Feb 8,15,27 (Tues) & March 1.

Session 8- U9 & U10
Tuesday’s 5-6pm
March 6,13,20 & 27.

 

by posted 11/09/2017
GU13 Blue team makes Donation with Mission to Assist Program

 

Our Glastonbury Girls U13 Blue Travel Team raised $1,255.25 this fall season for the “Ladies First” – Street Soccer with their Mission To Assist program.

They spent the fall season focusing on the value of team work and all the effort that goes into scoring a goal during a game. The girls found sponsors to pledge money in recognition of those valuable “assists”.   The team collected on more then 54 assists in the fall season. In both wins and losses the girls found a reason to be grateful and the value of team work. 

We are proud of the great donation that helps players around the country enjoy the game we love.

The Glastonbury Girls U13 Blue team will continue their Mission to Assist program in the spring. 

“Ladies First” – Street Soccer program goal is to improve the lives of low-income and homeless girls and young women by finding their inner strength through soccer.  The “Ladies First” goal is to reach more than 600 girls and young women age 6-24 in NY and San Francisco.

 


by posted 11/08/2017
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