We would like to share with you all information about a community fundraising event for Reagan Carey, a 10 year old Nayaug student and prior Hartwell player who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. Over Memorial Day weekend, Bruegger's Bagels will hold a dine and donate fundraiser. Bruegger's Bagels have generously agreed to hold this fundraiser from Friday, 5/22 - Monday 5/25 in ALL their CT locations. They will donate 15% of proceeds generated from purchases made. In order to participate, you must present the flyer, either in paper form or on your smartphone. The flyer can be found at the link provided below.
The Glastonbury Bruegger's is located at 2801 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
Please consider participating and help spread the word to support the Carey Family.
Thank You for Your Support - Ben & Jerry's Free Ice Cream
Many Thanks to all those who supported our Glastonbury youth sports organizations as they banded together to support the Friends of Glastonbury Football in their effort to pay off the GHS turf lights. Thank you for your donations and special thanks to our GlastonburyG High School Boys Soccer team - they were exceptional and enthusiastic scoopers!!!
GHS Boys Soccer Team - Connor McManus, Jake Gardner, Alex Calafiore, Jack Wadleigh, Chris Ramm, Kyle Warzekia , Danny Hanson, Mike Charla, Mike Strange, Paul Bertuglia, Harvey Lipman, John Daniewitz
Each Fall and Spring playing season the Board of Directors shall sponsor a statewide 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. It is the clubs responsibility to inform your spectators of the guidelines for Silent Sidelines.
The Spring Silent Sidelines weekend will be the third weekend of May and the Fall Silent Sidelines will be the third weekend of October. The goals of Silent Sidelines Weekend are to:
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.
This rule was drafted and passed at the request of a CJSA player. We need to help our players develop without the continued interference from the sidelines. The objective is to promote greater awareness of this development by coaches and parents as well as the players and referees.
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 game of their season that is free of the distractions caused by spectators screaming and yelling at them.
This program was first sponsored by CJSA in September 2000 and was successful. Many players stated they enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with their teammates and be heard. One player, Tommy Schanzer, enjoyed the experience so much that he spearheaded a movement to bring back Silent Sidelines each season.
The guidelines are simple. Spectators are to be quiet, talking in a normal tone to the person next to them. What is to be avoided are comments that can be heard by players, referees or opponents. Applause is permitted and encouraged.
The program works. It has increased the awareness by both coaches and parents of the players’ development. In addition, it has increased referee retention.
Your help is needed. We are asking everyone in CJSA to promote and 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."
We are pleased to offer 3 weeks of summer camps this year. We have professional British and Brazilian coaches in town for the camps. It will be a great experience to play the beautiful game and the children to participate in their own World Cup on camp each day.
British Soccer Camp runs weeks 13th-17th of July and 27-31st of July
Brazilian Soccer camp runs 20th -24th of July
Come and experience professional coaching and learn while having fun. If you are looking for extra touches on the ball or play a game you love this is the camp for you. We provide a soccer experience for ages 3-14 years old. Pre K Soccer is 8.15-9am, half day runs from 9-12 or 12- 3pm and full day from 9-3pm.
ALL camps include a FREE ball and T-shirt for each child. ALL players should remember to bring water, sunscreen, shin guards and a healthy snack each day. Cleats are highly recommended.
Location : Riverfront Park, Welles Street, Glastonbury.
Try-Out Dates for the Travel 2015-2016 Season are below. More information will be posted later in April. Please note that new this year we are having only 1 night Try-Outs for age groups U12, 13, and U14. U9, U10 and U11 will have 2 nights of try-outs and players are expected to attend both try-out dates.
***A Reminder to our Hartwell Soccer Community ***
Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club is honored to participate again this year in the Glastonbury Veterans Service Commission's Memorial Day Parade.
All Hartwell players (and families) are welcome to participate and march with us! The Parade is Monday May 25th at 9:00 AM. All marchers need to meet at 8:00 AM on Welles Street behind St Paul's Church to line up with their groups for the parade. Players wear your Hartwell gear!
Are you a family struggling with the additional cost of soccer equipment this season? 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 being made available free of charge to players who need assistance with getting the right equipment to play soccer this season.
Please contact Katryna 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)