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Hartwell Travel tryout registration
05/23/2017
Last week to register for the 2017/2018 Hartwell Travel...
Positive Coaching Alliance - Girls in the Game Celebration
05/19/2017
As a member of the CJSA, Positive Coaching Alliance would...
March in the Memorial Day Parade
05/11/2017
    Calling all players and coaches ! March...
Mike Newhouse 5th Annual Golf Tournament
05/11/2017
Mike Newhouse was our Travel Director and a dedicated coach for...
Meet our Trainers
05/05/2017
  Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club is excited to announce...
2017 Spring Warm up Tournament
05/05/2017
Thank you to everyone who helped and attended our Spring Warm up...
2017 CJSA & ODP Summer Camp
04/25/2017
2017 CJSA & ODP Summer Training Clinic July,31 - August,3 Olympic...
HS Boys Summer Camp
04/25/2017
Boy’s High School Summer Warm-up Soccer Camp August...
Challenger Sports Summer Camps
04/17/2017
Sign up for one of our fun summer camps!  Registration...
Locker Room donations
04/17/2017
Don’t let the added cost of equipment stop you from playing...
Important information on heading rules
04/04/2017
​ CJSA has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer...
 
Hartwell Travel tryout registration

Last week to register for the 2017/2018 Hartwell Travel season!

Hartwell teams have nationally licenced coaches and professional trainers for all of the travel competitive and premier teams. 

You must register prior to tryouts which starts June 4th. 

Birth Year League/Division
2003 and 2004 U14/U15
2005 U13
2006 U12
2007 U11
2008 U10
2009 U9

 

Details and registration here 


by posted 05/23/2017
Positive Coaching Alliance - Girls in the Game Celebration

As a member of the CJSA, Positive Coaching Alliance would like to invite you to a special evening dedicated to coaches and parents of female athletes, featuring US Soccer legend Julie Foudy. 

On Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm, Positive Coaching Alliance will celebrate the benefits of sports at Yale University with six women who have experience as athletes, coaches, and professionals.  Space is extremely limited in this intimate setting and will sell out quickly; you can secure your seat by purchasing tickets below.  Join the discussion of how to get and keep girls in the game and hear from:

If you are not familiar with Positive Coaching Alliance, we are a national non-profit that serves over 3,500 youth, high school, and college athletic programs through our award-winning live workshops that feature the industries leading practices in sports psychology and dedicated to developing Better Athletes, Better People.

In just a couple of weeks, we hope you can join us as Julie Foudy, a member of our National Advisory Board, comes to New Haven and is joined with an exception panel to discuss Girls In The Game.

Can you name an experience for girls that will:

·        Increase their grades at school

·        Raise their level of confidence

·        Decrease their likelihood of depression

·        Promote a more positive body image

·        Teach life lessons that they will carry with them for a lifetime?

Sports.  Study after study shows girls who play sports experience these benefits and many more. 

·        Julie Foudy, former captain of the two-time World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, ESPN commentator, PCA National Advisory Board Member, social activist, sports mom, founder of Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy and newly published author of Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU.

 

Julie Foudy presenting Carol Dweck with PCA's Lifetime Achievement Award at last month's National Youth Sports Awards in California.

·        Erin Appleman,  longtime leader of the Yale volleyball program, Appleman boasts five straight Ivy League Championships, seven total conference titles, six NCAA appearances and four 20-plus win seasons.

·        Allison Guth, known as a skilled recruiter and a tremendous mentor to Yale’s student-athletes. In May of 2015, she was named Yale’s 10th head coach in the 43-year history of the women’s basketball program, returning after serving as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Northwestern from 2012-2015 and holding the same position at Yale from 2010-2012.

·        Attica Alexis Jaques, Under Armour’s Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Women and Youth. Since joining the brand in 2016, Jaques has spent her first year at the helm of recent women’s efforts, most notably the widely successful “I’m Pretty” campaign. 

·        Meghan McMahon, former Yale Women's Tennis Coach. In 1994, McMahon became Yale’s head coach, guiding the team to an 82-52 record over eight seasons. She is the mother of two children and presently sits on the board of Mory’s Association, the Yale Sports Federation and NewHYTES, a New Haven-based youth mentoring and tutoring program. 

·        Patricia Melton, a former Yale track standout, tallied six Ivy individual championship and two Most Outstanding Athlete titles. A Marine Corp Reservist in college, she went on to compete in the 1988 Olympics Trials where she has an 800-meter finalist. Now, as the President of the non-profit New Haven Promise, she is helping more than 1,000 scholars make their dreams of college and a career a reality.

This exceptional group of women will share their perspectives, and discuss the role of parents and coaches in getting and keeping girls in the game.  This important and fun conversation will take place in the Champions Room at the Yale Bowl from 6:30 pm-8:45 pm

 

To purchase your tickets or to support the event as a sponsor, please click here.   

If you have any questions, please get in touch.  In addition, if you are interested in hosting your own Positive Coaching Alliance workshops on your field or learning more about how we can serve your league, please let me know.  

We hope to see you at Yale.

Chris Fay
Partnership Manager - New England
Bus. Phone: 857-225-1889
Better Athletes, Better People
www.positivecoach.org


by posted 05/19/2017
March in the Memorial Day Parade
 
 
Calling all players and coaches !
March in the Glastonbury Memorial Day Parade - Monday May 29th !


For most of us, Memorial Day marks the beginning of a season of summer fun. But don’t let the real meaning of the holiday get lost amidst the barbecues and beach activities. Memorial Day is an occasion to honor fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Please join us in honoring them with the traditions of this special holiday by participating in the Glastonbury Memorial Parade with other Hartwell players and teams.

All Hartwell players and coaches are invited to participate. Please wear your Hartwell team t-shirt or uniform.

We will meet at 8:15am behind St Paul's Church on Monday, May 29th.

Hope to see you there!


by posted 05/11/2017
Mike Newhouse 5th Annual Golf Tournament

Mike Newhouse was our Travel Director and a dedicated coach for Hartwell Soccer club. We lost him way too
young at the age of 41 to cancer.  

Please join us for the 5th Annual Golf Tournament.  

All proceeds will benefit The Newhouse Children's Education Fund.

Blackledge Country Club • 180 West Street • Hebron, Connecticut
Friday, June 16 • 2017 • 11:00 Registration & Putting/Longest Drive Contests
Lunch Begins at 11:00 • 1:00 Shot Gun Start • Dinner Begins at 5:30
The evenings entertainment presented by Tracy Molloy & Sue Hermanson/Berkshire Hathaway Realty
Entertainment: The Chameleons 6-9pm
Cost: $150 Per Golfer / $50 Dinner Only

Information and flyer attached here


by posted 05/11/2017
Meet our Trainers

 

Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club is excited to announce that Joe Finocchiaro has been added to our Training staff. Coach Finocchiaro graduated from Glastonbury High School and won a state championship as a player for GHS. He played DI at UNCW and then played in the USL-PDL for the North Carolina Hammerheads. Joe was the GHS boy’s varsity soccer assistant coach in 2008, in which the team went to the class LL state finals. In 2009 he took over the GHS girl’s varsity soccer program. The team has been to the state finals four times and won three class LL state championships.  They are currently on a record breaking streak with their 60th straight victory.  Joe was named high school coach of the year in 2016. Joe holds an USSF “A” license.

In addition to Joe we are pleased to announce the Training staff for the Spring season.

 

Greg Roseman - Boys Varsity Assistant Head Coach at East Granby High School. USSF D license 

Gui Estes- Girls Varsity Head Coach at E.O Smith High school. Player at Division 1, UCONN 2006-2010. She also holds a USSF “D” license

Kofi Remey- Girls JV Head Coach at Glastonbury High School. 

Bob McKinney- Hartwell Coach for over 8 years and Premier assistant Coach. USSF D license. 

Christina Boucher- Player at Division 1, CCSU 2012-2016. Coached camps and clinics throughout CT. 

Ryan Stokes- Hartwell trainer for 2 years, Sports and Exercise Science degree. FA Level Two Qualified. 

Michael Hickman- Challenger Sports academy trainer for 2 years, Premier head coach in Massachusetts. Physical Education degree. 

 

by posted 05/05/2017
2017 Spring Warm up Tournament

Thank you to everyone who helped and attended our Spring Warm up Tournament! 


by posted 05/05/2017
2017 CJSA & ODP Summer Camp

2017 CJSA & ODP

Summer Training Clinic

July,31 - August,3

Olympic Development Program

Come experience and enjoy soccer training with College, Regional and State ODP top professional coaches!! Most coaches have a United States Soccer Federation A Coaching License.

This camp is geared towards the very competitive players.

Location: Riverfront fields, Glastonbury, CT

9:00am – 11:30am

**Price includes camp T‚¬shirt and a Nike soccer ball!

Great training with great coaches!

Signup early, space is limited!

For further information, updates, registrations and payments visit our

Registration link

 

 

 

by posted 04/25/2017
HS Boys Summer Camp

Boy’s High School Summer Warm-up Soccer Camp

August 16th-18th & August 21st, 22nd

*Saturday/Sunday-OFF

9:30 am – 12 noon

Location:  Buckingham Park

Cost: $150

Spots are limited and will fill quickly. Sign up today!

*Camp T-shirt Sizes: S  M  L  XL

The purpose is to prepare the student athletes for the up coming high school soccer season by introducing and developing soccer skills through a healthy learning environment. Players will be challenged technically, tactically, physically, and mentally through the various exercises and activities they will be asked to perform.

 

Registration Contact:

Joe Finocchiaro 860.508.8860

 

 COACHING STAFF

Joe Finocchiaro  - Glastonbury High School Varsity Coach 

AnneMarie Catania  - Head Varsity soccer coach at Rocky Hill high school.

Nick Libera  - Head Varsity soccer coach at Middletown high school.

 


by posted 04/25/2017
Challenger Sports Summer Camps

Sign up for one of our fun summer camps! 

Registration is now open. 

British Soccer Camps
July 10-14 

Registration link
                                        

July 24-28 

Registration link

 

Brazilian Soccer Camp 
July 
17-21 

Registration link

 

Details:

2017 British Soccer Summer Camp -  July 10-14  and July 24-28

Ages 3-5yrs      First Kicks             8:00am - 9:00am                     $80
Ages 6-14yrs    Half Day AM         9:00am - 12:00pm                    $184
                         Half Day PM         12:30pm - 3:30pm                    $184
​Ages 8-14yrs    Full Day                9:00am -3:00pm                       $242
           
Learn from our great British coaches for a week of fun with new exciting games and skill development! 
Camp includes FREE ball and T-shirt.  Great Soccer Fun for Everyone!

ALL Players should remember to bring water, sunscreen, shin guards and a healthy snack each day. Cleats are highly recommended. 

 

 

2017 Brazilian Camp - July 17-21
 

Ages 7-16yrs          Half DAY AM:         9:00am- 12:00pm          $179
                               Half DAY PM:        12:30pm-3:30pm            $179            
Ages 7-16yrs           FULL DAY:            9:00am- 3:00pm            $236

Experience the Brazilian flair and learn from the best - the Brazilian themselves!  Brazil has won more World Cups than any other country. Great way to work on your fitness and individual skills with Brazilian Coaches who know how to take your skills to the next level.  

Camp includes FREE ball and T-shirt.

 

ALL Players should remember water, sunscreen, shin guards and a healthy snack each day.  Cleats are highly recommended. 
 

 

Any question please contact Dan Sidebottom at doc@glastonbuysoccer.org 

 

by posted 04/17/2017
Locker Room donations

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Don’t let the added cost of equipment stop you from playing the game!

Hartwell Soccer in conjunction with the Town of Glastonbury Parks and Recreation and Glastonbury Social Services put together a sports equipment program called the Locker Room in 2011.  Since then, gently used equipment is being made available free of charge to players who need assistance with getting equipment.  Over time the program has grown to the point where we now include equipment for Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball and Basketball.

Are you a family struggling with the additional cost of sports equipment this season?
Please contact Katryna at (860)652 7838 (or email at ) for more information.  Leave a message with your phone number, name, age of your child (for soccer ball size), shoe size and type of equipment you need (Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball or Basketball).  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).

Donations and Trade-ins are appreciated!

Have a pair of cleats that your child has out grown?  Some shin guards that are just too small?  Bring them with you and trade them in for a bigger size!

We’re making improvements to the Locker Room Donation Center

In conjunction with an Eagle Scout Candidate we are in the process of upgrading the locker room to facilitate larger and more organized storage.  Boy Scout Troop 156 will be donating the labor. If you’re interested in donating to help cover the cost of materials for the new locker, please send your donation GHSC c/o Locker room donation PO Box 1154 Glastonbury CT 06033 or drop your monetary donation in the buckets set up at each tent during the Hartwell Spring warm up tournament on Saturday April 29th or Sunday April 30th.

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 04/17/2017
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