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Silent Sidelines Oct 21st and 22nd
10/18/2017
  Silent Sidelines - Oct 21st - Oct 22nd Each...
Hartwell Soccer Picture day!
10/16/2017
Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club Picture Day   Glastonbury...
Hartwell Night at CCSU
10/13/2017
      Please mark your calendars for Friday...
Free Goal Keeper Clinics
09/06/2017
Calling all players with an interest in GK! Goalkeepers, please...
Congrats to all Hartwell Players playing at GHS
09/05/2017
Congratulations to all of our Hartwell Boys and Girls who will...
Breast Cancer Awareness month
09/05/2017
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast...
Locker Room donations
08/25/2017
Hartwell Families: The Locker Room is in need of your used...
Danielle Brinckman Donates to Hartwell TOPSoccer
07/27/2017
Danielle Brinckman makes $1,000 Gatorade Player of the Year Donation...
Important information on heading rules
04/04/2017
​ CJSA has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer...
 
Silent Sidelines Oct 21st and 22nd

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Silent Sidelines - Oct 21st - Oct 22nd

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 10/18/2017
Hartwell Soccer Picture day!

Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club

Picture Day

 

Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club picture day.  Photographer Kara Simard and THROUGH MY LENS PHOTOGRAPHY will be taking team and individual player photos.  Please feel free to admire her work at https://m.facebook.com/kjsimard72/

This Saturday, October 21st at SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL, all of the 2nd grade, 3/4th grade and  5/6th Grade teams will have a schedule photo time which will be emailed to you by your coaches.  A picture form will be sent to you but copies will be available at the photo location

Next Saturday, October 28th, all of the Kindergarten,  1st grade  and 7/8th Grade teams will have their pictures taken at Riverfront Park.   Teams will have a scheduled photo time which will be emailed to you by your coaches.  A picture form will be sent to you but copies will be available at the photo location.

Here is additional information:

“There will be a one-time fee of $35.00, paid to Kara Simard, on the day the pictures are taken. This fee entitles you to an edited digital copy of your player’s portrait as well as an edited digital copy of the team photo. A percentage of the proceeds will be given back to the league.

The digital pictures will be uploaded to a Shutterfly site. There will be albums for each division. This will allow you to use the digital copy of the pictures to order from wherever you would like and order whatever you would like. Uploading digital copies of the pictures gives parents/guardians the freedom to create their own packages. The link to the website will be emailed to your division rep or coach and then released to you.

I look forward to working with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

-Kara Simard -Through My Lens Photography

Sample pricing from SHUTTERFLY:

4x6 - .15 cents per print

5x7 - .99 cents per print

8x10 - $3.99 per print

4 x Wallet size prints = $1.79

 

Please remember, thanks to Kara Simard, this is  a fundraiser for Glastonbury  Hartwell Soccer Club.


by posted 10/16/2017
Hartwell Night at CCSU

     

Please mark your calendars for Friday 10/27 at 7:00pm

Hartwell night at CCSU vs LIU Brooklyn

Teams can participate in the pregame and halftime promotions. All youth players and their families will be allowed to attend the game for free.  Each player attending will be allowed to join the teams for the opening introduction and anthem at midfield and then scrimmage on field during halftime.

We hope you can join us! 


by posted 10/13/2017
Free Goal Keeper Clinics

Calling all players with an interest in GK!

Goalkeepers, please come and join our goal keeping specific sessions at Addison Friday nights. The session will include: a variety of topics from diving to distribution.  This is a FREE clinic offered to both Travel and Rec players.

ALL sessions will be on Addison Park top field #3

Date

Time

Ages

Session topic

Sept 8

5:45-6:45 PM

@

Addison

Field

U12-U14 (6th-8th)

Basic Catching and Shot stopping


Sept 15


U10-U11(4th-5th)

Sept 22

U12-U14(6th-8th)

Diving, breakaways and angle play


Sept 29

5:15-6:15 PM

@

Addison

Field


U10-U11(4th-5th)

Oct 13

U12-U14(6th-8th)

Set pieces, crosses and distribution


Oct 27


U10-U11(4th-5th)

 

Please respond with you child's name and age to RSVP for the clinic Friday.

Thanks,
GHSC

 

by posted 09/06/2017
Congrats to all Hartwell Players playing at GHS


Congratulations to all of our Hartwell Boys and Girls who will be playing
High School Soccer this Fall!

Please come and cheer on our teams.  Visit the link for the season schedule.

https://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=82442&org=GLASTONBURYSOCCER.ORG

The Varsity boys open the season against rival Farmington next Friday 9/8th
at 3:45pm on GHS Field #4.

The Varsity girls look to continue their winning streak against Avon on
Tuesday 9/4th at 3:45pm on GHS Field #4.

 

by posted 09/05/2017
Breast Cancer Awareness month

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

October is breast cancer awareness month.  We invite all teams to wear pink socks in support during games in the month of October. Team Sports has pink socks available to order.

www.glastonburysoccerstore.com

Please note:  It is not required by the Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club and is a sign of awareness only. No donation has been offered by Team sports if socks are purchased. Teams do not have to buy from Team Sports and can by from anywhere as along as they are matching socks and the whole team is wearing them.  


by posted 09/05/2017
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
Danielle Brinckman Donates to Hartwell TOPSoccer

Danielle Brinckman makes $1,000 Gatorade Player of the Year Donation to Hartwell TOPSoccer

Danielle (Dani) Brinckman of Glastonbury High School was recently named Gatorade Connecticut Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She led the Tomahawks to a 20-0 record and the Class LL state championship last season. Brinckman had nine goals and 10 assists while anchoring a defense that allowed just six goals in 20 games.

Dani, also awarded The Hartford Courant Player of the Year, was a three-year varsity starter for the GHS team that went 65-1 and won three state titles.  She has maintained a weighted 4.27 GPA in the classroom and has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at Seton Hall University this fall.

As a Gatorade Player of the Year, Danielle has selected the Glastonbury Hartwell TOPSoccer Program to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Gatorade Play It Forward program.  TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based program that was initially started by US Youth Soccer and brought to Glastonbury by Hartwell in 2004.  TOPS is a team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by Hartwell volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. Their goal is to enable the young athletes of Glastonbury with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Hartwell family - and to provide a fun and supportive environment for the players and their families.

Dani and her mother met with TOPSoccer Volunteers Jen and Marty Carroll and Justin Kelleher this past weekend at Robb’s Farm for ice cream.  Dani explained why she picked the Hartwell TOPSoccer Team for the donation.  She would like the donation to be used as sustainability funding to help keep the TOPSoccer program going and to help provide fun soccer opportunities for kids with special needs so that they can enjoy playing soccer as much as she has.  What a generous gesture! 


by posted 07/27/2017
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