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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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Hartford Yard Goats
07/19/2017
Hartford Yard Goats – Battle of the Intern Charities Day at...
Thank you
07/15/2017
THANK YOU On June 24th and July 8th we hosted the US Soccer...
Fall Soccer Registration is Open
06/26/2017
  Register by August 1st and save $25.00 Please help...
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...
 
Hartford Yard Goats

Hartford Yard Goats – Battle of the Intern Charities Day at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Caroline Hendershot (and all her siblings) grew up playing Simsbury soccer! She is reaching out to the Club because this summer she is interning at the Hartford Yard Goats and they are having a "Battle of the Intern's Charity Day.”  If you purchase a $12 ticket to the Hartford Yard Goats home game on Saturday, August 12th at 1:35 PM, $2 from each ticket will go to the Pediatric Oncology Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Note: tickets must be purchased through Caroline. Below is a link to a form that can be used to purchase tickets.

BATTLE OF THE INTERN CHARITIES DAY AT DUNKIN’ DONUTS PARK

If you haven’t been to a Yard Goats game yet, this is the perfect excuse to go to a game.

 

 


posted 07/19/2017
Thank you

THANK YOU

On June 24th and July 8th we hosted the US Soccer final exams for the National D license. Turn out was great for both days. Having these courses here in town is a wonderful oppoortunity for our coaches to continue thier education locally. We could not have done it without your support. Thank you!


by posted 07/15/2017
Fall Soccer Registration is Open

 

Register by August 1st and save $25.00

Please help us get the word out to that fall soccer registration is open, particularly to families that have younger children, children who haven’t played soccer, or are families who are new to town.

Why choose Simsbury Soccer?

  • The Club has been developing youth soccer players in Simsbury for over 40 years
  • Teams are comprised of your friends and neighbors
  • The Club runs the youth soccer program for the Town
  • Professional trainers (Ken Akien and EVO Soccer) have been hired to help develop players and mentor volunteer coaches
  • Age appropriate curriculums have been developed for each age group
  • Simsbury soccer is a great value
  • Simsbury has some of the finest soccer fields in Connecticut
  • Player safety is paramount (all coaches are given first aid kits, fields and goals are checked before every game and practice, concussion awareness and heat guidelines have been posted on the website)
  • The Club promotes individual development, team play and sportsmanship

For the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Season

Age bracket

Birth year

 

U5

2013

 

U6

2012

 

U7

2011

 

U8

2010

 

U10

2009 & 2008

 

U12

2007 & 2006

 

U14/15

2005, 2004 & 2003

 

 

posted 06/26/2017
Open Board Positions

Open Board Positions

 

The Simsbury Soccer Club has the following open Board Positions:

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 (7/22) 
Curtiss Park B - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Curtiss Park C - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Curtiss Park D - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Curtiss Park E - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Curtiss Park F - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Latimer Lane - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Orkil A - West Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Orkil B - West Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Orkil C - West Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Squadron Line - Simsbury OPEN (7/22) 
Weatogue 1 - Simsbury TBD (7/22) 
Weatogue 2 - Simsbury TBD (7/22)