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Welcome to the Simsbury Soccer Club

The Simsbury Soccer Club (SSC) exists to promote player's appreciation of soccer, to develop player's skills necessary for team play, to provide equal opportunity for the development of individual players, and to accommodate every Simsbury youth who wants to play, regardless of ability level. The SSC philosophy stresses the development of player's physical fitness and fundamental soccer skills, but equal emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, building lasting friendships, and the sheer fun of participation.


 

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U15 STINGERS WIN THE HARVEST CUP!
10/15/2017
Congratulations to the Girls U15 Stingers for winning the 2017 Harvest...
U15 STRIKERS TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE!
10/14/2017
Congratulations to the U15 Simsbury Strikers. They took home the...
U12 SPARTANS HARVEST CUP CHAMPIONS!
10/10/2017
Congratulations to the Boys U12 Spartans for winning their bracket...
STINGERS U15 WIN BERNIE WARD LABOR DAY TOURNAMENT!
09/05/2017
The U15 Stingers took the title in the 2017 Nike Bernie Ward Labor...
Open Board Positions
06/17/2017
Open Board Positions   The Simsbury Soccer Club has...
DYNAMO U12 WIN AVON MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT!
06/11/2017
Dyanmo Boys U12 won the 2017 Avon Memorial Day Tournament, going...
New Heading & Concussion Guidelines
04/02/2016
New Heading & Concussion Guidelines CJSA has adopted the...
 
U15 STINGERS WIN THE HARVEST CUP!

Congratulations to the Girls U15 Stingers for winning the 2017 Harvest Cup in Overtime on a Golden Goal! 


by posted 10/15/2017
U15 STRIKERS TAKE HOME THE HARDWARE!

Congratulations to the U15 Simsbury Strikers. They took home the hardware in an undefeated run through their last Harvest Cup Tournament.


by posted 10/14/2017
U12 SPARTANS HARVEST CUP CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to the Boys U12 Spartans for winning their bracket of the Harvest Cup!  They defeated Yarmouth-Dennis when the game was decided by penalty kicks after being tied in regulation and overtime.
 

by posted 10/10/2017
STINGERS U15 WIN BERNIE WARD LABOR DAY TOURNAMENT!

The U15 Stingers took the title in the 2017 Nike Bernie Ward Labor Day Shootout and outscored opponents 13-1.


by posted 09/05/2017
Open Board Positions

Open Board Positions

 

The Simsbury Soccer Club has the following open Board Positions:

Uniform Coordinator

Recreation Director: Recruit and train Division Directors, manage Divisions without a director, ensure all Club policies are followed, answer emails/phone calls concerning instructional soccer, coordinate training programs with the Director of Coaching (DOC), act as a liaison between parent coaches and the DOC in regards to SSC Instructional programs, work with SSC’s uniform coordinator to coordinate uniform orders and distribution to teams, and create the game schedule for U7 and U8 divisions.

Referee Development: The role of the Referee Director is to: Act as a role model for all referees, mentor youth referees by observe games and providing feedback to the referees (both positive and areas for improvement), mentor coaches & parents regarding referee respect and abuse, and coordinating in Town referee classes with the CT State Referee Association.

Other volunteer opportunities (not a Board position):

Equipment Manager: The role of the Equipment Manager is to assist the Recreation and Farmington Valley Division Directors by packing and labeling equipment bags for those teams prior to the Coaches meeting that is held before the start of each season (Fall and Spring); unpack bags that are returned at the conclusion of each sason; restock first aid kits; keep inventory of what is in the Club's storage shed. Requires approximately 5 hours during the late summer and another 4 during early April.

 

If you are interested in one of the above positions, please email Tom Hayden at: .


by SSC posted 06/17/2017
DYNAMO U12 WIN AVON MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT!

Dyanmo Boys U12 won the 2017 Avon Memorial Day Tournament, going 5-0!


by posted 06/11/2017
New Heading & Concussion Guidelines

New Heading & Concussion Guidelines

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 and strongly recommended to be applied immediately. 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 Guidelines

The Simsbury Soccer Club has created a Concussion Awareness page on the Club’s Website.  The Concussion Awareness page that is based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.  The page contains sections on how to recognize a concussion and concussion facts for coaches, parents and players.  The Club encourages everyone to read and become familiar with the concussion page.  Below are new concussion protocols from CJSA: 

 

CJSA 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.

 

The Simsbury Soccer Club has not engaged a HCP to be at practices or games so when a 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 will be removed from the practice or game by the coach.  Once a player has been removed from play a player cannot return to play until they have been evaluated the player’s doctor or by an HCP and have written approval from the doctor or HCP to return to practice or play.


by posted 04/02/2016
Field Status
Curtiss Park A - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Curtiss Park B - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Curtiss Park C - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Curtiss Park D - Simsbury OPEN (11/19) 
Curtiss Park E - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Curtiss Park F - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Iron Horse C - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Latimer Lane - Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Orkil A - West Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Orkil B - West Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Orkil C - West Simsbury TBD (11/19) 
Squadron Line - Simsbury TBD (11/19)