Greetings from Stafford Springs Soccer Club!
Newsletter, Summer 2013
(June 8, 2013)
Fall Soccer Registrations: Registrations are now open online for the fall soccer season. The club will be fielding teams in the Northeast District travel leagues in boys and girls divisions at ages U14, U12, U11, U10 and U9. Registration fees for the club travel programs are $60/player. We are revamping our travel team uniform policy for the fall. All travel players except for the U14 programs will be receiving new travel uniforms (shirts, shorts and socks) at a cost of $35/player. The club is taking registrations for the recreational in town programs at the U8 Intramurals, U6 Minikickers and three year old Microkickers. Registration fees for the recreational programs are $30/player. There is a maximum two registration fees per family (except for uniform fees).
The club is conducting player assessments for the fall club travel teams on Tuesday June 18 and Saturday June 22 both from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Stafford High School fields. Team assignments will be based on player assessments. Any travel registrations after team placements are made in early July will be honored on a space available basis.
Registrations for intramural (Under 8 years old), minikicker (Under 6 years old) and microkicker (three year olds) recreational programs will remain open for the summer. Additional information about the logistics of the recreational programs is posted on the website. Parent volunteers are needed for all recreational programs. An enhanced instruction program for parent volunteers is planned for late August for each of the recreational age groups.
Jeff Braun Memorial fundraiser: The annual Jeff Braun Memorial game will be held on Friday August 9, 2013 at 8:00pm at the Stafford High Soccer fields. Support the Hope for Honduras orphanage at this annual event assembled by Jeff's friends on his old SSSC U14 team. For more info, see http://hopechildrenshome.org/JeffBraun.htm .
Summer Camp 2013: The club is sponsoring our annual summer camp with Challenger Sports coaching staff from August 5-9, 2013. Registration info is available from the SSSC web site and at this link: British Soccer Camp August 5-9th
Sportsmanship Corner: Soccer for our kids HAS to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience or we as parents, coaches, administrators are doing something wrong. And that means every practice, every minikicker activity, every game, and especially the competitive league and tournament events win, lose or draw HAS to be thoroughly enjoyable. The single most important ingredient in that regard is RESPECT for all participants. Enjoy this article by Donna Olmstead from Soccer America "What to do about M's father?" at http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/the_consequences_of_negative_parents/ where she highlights just how damaging a poor attitude can be on this thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Stay tuned and visit our site often at http://staffordsports.org/soc_youth.php
SSSC Youth Director, firstname.lastname@example.org