Youth soccer program in Simsbury Connecticut

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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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Spring Registration
02/04/2018
Spring Registration Opens Sunday, February 4th at Noon   Please...
New Fall Uniforms
02/04/2018
New Fall Uniforms Every few years, the Simsbury Soccer Club (SSC)...
Open Board Positions
02/04/2018
Open Board Positions   Open Board Positions Communications...
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...
DYNAMO U12 WIN AVON MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT!
06/11/2017
Dyanmo Boys U12 won the 2017 Avon Memorial Day Tournament, going...
 
Spring Registration

Spring Registration Opens Sunday, February 4th at Noon

 

Please help us get the word out to that spring soccer registration opens tomorrow at noon, 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 recreational 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

 

The Club will be offering the following programs in the spring:

 

Program

Birth Year(s)

Description

U5 Dinomites

2013

U5 Dinomites is an interactive educational soccer program for pre-school aged children. This 6-week program is supported by an age-appropriate, story-based curriculum that takes players on a different adventure every week with Dino and Deana (the male and female soccer balls). The Dinomites soccer ball has touch points to help children learn how to control and move the ball.

 

The first session will provide players and families the chance to meet coaches and teammates. Each player new to the program will receive a uniform kit at the first session.

U6 Soccer FUNdatmentals

2012

U6 Soccer FUNdamentals is a 6-week, one-hour clinic facilitated by our professional trainer Ken Akien. The program will take place on Saturday mornings. The program will focus on individual skills and developing a level of comfort with the ball and the game of soccer.

U7

2011

The U7 program provides a level-appropriate combination of clinic-style training and small-sided games. During the season, all teams attend a Wednesday night practice facilitated by a professional trainer who works with the players and coaches to develop basic, individual soccer skills.

 

During the season, all teams attend an academy style practice facilitated by a professional trainer who works with the players and coaches to develop basic individual and team soccer skills. The sessions provide players with an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to advance their soccer ability in a team format. 

U8

2010

The U8 program provides a level-appropriate combination of clinic-style training and small-sided games. During the season, all teams attend a Thursday night practice facilitated by a professional trainer who works with the players and coaches to develop individual soccer skills.

 

The sessions are typically 90 minutes and provide players with an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to advance their soccer ability in a team format.

On Saturdays, the players will participate in 4v4 games in two 25-minute halves.

Farmington Valley

Simsbury Soccer Club’s Farmington Valley League (FVL) provides a level-appropriate combination of clinic style training and weekly games.

 

In this program teams travel and play against other teams from neighboring towns in the Farmington Valley League (FVL). Players are assigned to teams with volunteer coaches and wear the Simsbury Soccer Travel uniform.

 

Practices are once a week with games on Saturday (and occasionally on a Sunday).

U10

2008 & 2009

U12

2006 & 2007

U14

2003 – 2005

Senior Travel

1999 – 2003

The Senior Travel program is open to any Simsbury resident or a non-resident student attending a high school in Simsbury on a full time basis.

TOPSoccer

Ages 4 to 21

The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) is a community-based program for young athletes with physical/mental challenges, organized by Simsbury Soccer Club volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing the game of soccer to any girl or boy, ages 4-21. Our goal is to enable young athletes with limited abilities to enjoy the fellowship, exercise and fun of playing soccer with their peers.


by posted 02/04/2018
New Fall Uniforms

New Fall Uniforms

Every few years, the Simsbury Soccer Club (SSC) requests proposals from local uniform vendors to supply the Club’s uniforms.  As noted in our fall Newsletter, the Club sent out a Uniform Request for Proposals (RFP) in July to four vendors (in alphabetical order: Nike, Soccer-N-Moore, TeamSports and Vincents).  The RFP was to fulfil the Clubs uniform needs beginning in the fall of 2018.  The Club evaluated the responses based on three critical areas of importance to our Club.

1) Online  ordering capability so families can order uniforms online easily versus manual collection of orders by coaches or team managers

2) Uniform pricing, brand availability, and quality

3) Incentives back to the Club in the form of additional equipment

 

We are happy to announce that starting with our Fall 2018 season, we will be using TeamSports as our primary uniform vendor.  For Travel programs, we have additionally selected Adidas brand uniforms in yellow and navy.  TeamSports has retail locations in Farmington, Glastonbury, and Springfield and is one of the top 20 soccer specialty retailers in the United States outfitting some 25,000 players.  TeamSports has an online retail store that is first in class in the uniform ordering business and will be connected to the SSC website for ease of ordering.  TeamSports was able to offer competitive pricing for Adidas brand uniforms for our Travel teams.

 

To note, our U5 Dinomites program curriculum and corresponding uniforms will continue as is with support from Xara/Soccer N Moore.  Additionally, Vincent Sports will continue to be the vendor of choice for our U6 Soccer Fundamentals jerseys.

 


posted 02/04/2018
Open Board Positions

Open Board Positions

 

Open Board Positions

Communications Director:  The Communications Director is responsible for keeping the Club’s Web, Facebook, and Twitter pages updated and is responsible for sending out periodic newsletters and press releases to local news organizations (e.g., a travel team winning a tournament).  The Communications Director works closely with the Board to gather relevant news items. 

 

Fundraising Director:  The Fundraising Director is responsible for coordinate fundraising activities for the Club, coordinating activities of fundraising volunteers, issuing periodic fundraising reports to the Board, and serving as liaison between SSC and its sponsors.

 

Uniform Coordinator: The Uniform Coordinator acts as the liaison between the Club and the Club’s uniform vendor(s).  The Coordinator works with the vendor(s) to place a bulk order prior to each season and then works with all the teams to coordinate their team’s order.  The Coordinator also helps resolve any uniform issues and answer any uniform questions that may arise over the course of the year.  The Uniform Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating periodic uniform requests for proposals.

 

Other volunteer opportunities (non-Board positions):

 

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 season; 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.

 

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.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Tom Hayden at: .


by SSC posted 02/04/2018
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
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
Field Status
Curtiss Park A - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Curtiss Park B - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Curtiss Park C - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Curtiss Park D - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Curtiss Park E - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Curtiss Park F - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Iron Horse C - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Latimer Lane - Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Orkil A - West Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Orkil B - West Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Orkil C - West Simsbury TBD (2/25) 
Squadron Line - Simsbury TBD (2/25)