Greetings from Stafford Springs Soccer Club!
Newsletter, Summer 2017
(June 4, 2017)
For EACH of the volunteers who step up, in whatever capacity you can, THANK YOU!
Our volunteers are priceless!
Off season recognition: The club is proud to announce that Eric Hasel was recognized as CJSA Recreational Coach of the Year at the state AGM in January. This is a statewide honor, coming on the heels of his award as Northeast District Coach of the Year. This award recognizes Eric's well rounded
dedication to making youth sports fun, safe and a lifelong passion for the kids in our community. Bravo!
Summer Camp & Coach Clinic 2017: The club is sponsoring our annual awesome summer camp with Challenger Sports coaching staff from July 31-August 4, 2017. Registration info is available at https://challenger.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=138146&&returncom=productlist. A free coaching clinic for any and all coaching volunteers will be held on Monday July 31 at 6:00pm-7:00pm at the SHS fields.
Fall Soccer Registrations for club travel programs Online registration is now open for Stafford Springs Soccer Club Fall 2017 club travel program for boys and girls ages 8 through 14. Teams will be formed to compete in the Northeast District Division 3, 4 and 5 leagues. Boys and girls teams in the Under 15/14, Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10 and Under 9 age levels are expected. Registration fees are $80 / child for the club travel program. Travel team assessments are scheduled for June 13 and June 21 at 6:00pm at Stafford High. Pre-season workouts for registered players will begin the second week in August. A self service uniform ordering process will continue this season for travel teams only. This makes it important to meet the early registration deadlines so uniforms can be ordered far enough in advance to arrive by the beginning of the playing season. More info on this in the coming weeks.
Safety protocols. The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) has instituted restrictions around heading the soccer ball. Effective last season, players U11 and younger are NOT allowed to head the ball during the course of a game or in ANY practice or training event. And in the Northeast District that SSSC participates in, this extends to the U12 leagues. Further players U12-U13 are allowed to head the ball during games but are restricted in the amount of practice that is allowed.
Fall Soccer Registrations for recreational programs Online registration is now open and will remain open for the summer for the Fall 2017 recreation programs for boys and girls ages 3 through 7. Registration fees are $50/player for 6-7 year old Intramurals and $35/player for 4-5 year old mini-kickers and 3 year old micro-kickers. The club maintains a 2 player per family maximum payment policy. Volunteers are needed for these programs. Register early and look for the July 31 coach clinic intended to remove the mystery around what it takes to shepherd one of our younger groups.
SSSC Youth Director, email@example.com