Goalie training 08/28/2017 The Suffield Soccer Club is pleased to offer free goalie training...
Silent Sidelines THIS weekend
Silent Sidelines THIS weekend!
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 should refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players.
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.
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.
Your help is needed, please inform family and friends. 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 President’s 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 know 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."
SSC is pleased to offer a fun night out for the family!
Join us for “Kick or Treat” on Saturday, October 28th for a Hartford Hawks soccer game! Game starts at 7pm but we can tailgate early and kids can be a part of the High 5 tunnel before the start of the game. At half time kids can play mini games on the turf. We encourage players to wear their uniforms but they can also be creative with costumes too!
If interested please email Ryan Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org, please specify in your email the # of tickets you are requesting. Tickets have been purchased compliments of the Suffield Soccer Club so seats are limited, reserve yours TODAY!
The Suffield Soccer Club is pleased to offer free goalie training this fall season. The training will be conducted by Matthew Andre, who recently moved to Suffield with his family. Matt has a wealth of playing and coaching experience which includes playing Division 2 soccer in college, a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma, and goal keeper coach at several colleges and soccer clubs.
The training will be at Cervione Fields on Thursday nights. U9-U11 players will train from 5:00-6:00 and U12-U14 players will train from 6:00-7:00. Matt has set up the training knowing that players may have conflicts with their regular practices and players do not need to attend each week. Training will start on 8/31 and will go through 10/26. Rain dates will be communicated as they come up.
If you are interested in attending this free training or have any questions, please e-mail Matt Andre at