Partnerships within Glastonbury Soccer Community Strengthens
The Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club presented the GHS Girl's Varsity Soccer team with a $1500 donation after a varsity game on September 9th. The donation represents the continued partnership within the soccer community. The Glastonbury Hartwell Girls U11 Premier team enjoyed being ball girls for the Varsity game and having a positive interaction with the team. For these aspiring young soccer players, an afternoon with the Varsity team is a memorable event. High-fiving players, seeing a competitive high school game and just basking in the high school sports environment motivates them in many ways. Throughout the year the teams and club unite to support community events including soccer camps, volunteer time at the Apple Festival and TOPS and Recreation events.
These session will run each week during the soccer season, each session will run for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please take this opportunity to receive coaching from a professional trainer. Parent Coaches come help out or observe, these clinics are a valuable coaching education opportunity.
Start date: September 1st End Date: October 26th
2nd Grade Rec Select - Fall 2014
This offering is for aimed at 2nd Grade children who want more from the game of soccer in Hartwell. The sessions will be run by professional coaches and will cover age appropriate topics to prepare the children for travel soccer (starts at grade 3).
September 5, 12, 19 and 26.
October 3, 17 and 24
These clinics are free to all participants who are currently registered in the 2014 Fall Rec Program
Pre K Sessions begin Saturday, September 6th and will run every Saturday through October. Sessions will be held at Glastonbury High School (Field #13). Glastonbury High School is at 330 Hubbard Street. Enter the High School at far right entrance (closest toButtonball Lane) – stay to your right and watch for signs! Sessions will be 50 minutes long. All pre K players are asked to wear cleats and shin-guards and bring a size 3 ball and water bottle to every session. Looking forward to a wonderful season of soccer fun!
Giovanni's Brick Oven Pizzeria is offering our Hartwell players a free slice of cheese pizza with any purchase when they wear their Hartwell uniforms. This is a "dine in" (no take out) offer only. So don't hesitate to stop by before or after a soccer practice or game to take advantage of this great offer!
Many thanks to our sponsor, Giovanni's, for their support!
Become a Certified Soccer Referee - Certified Refs Needed !!!
If you are interested in becoming a travel soccer referee, log on to http://ctreferee.net and follow the certification instructions. If you certify now, you can start work in the fall. Entry Level Referees must be 13 years old by June 30, 2014.
Registration and field training sessions end in December, 2014! A great way to hone your soccer knowledge, spend more time on the soccer field, and make some money!
Contact information for the state referee program is: Connecticut State Referee Program 11 Executive Drive, Farmington, CT, 06032, Tel: 860-676-1161,Fax: 860-676-1162, Email:
Locally, you can contact John Maher, Hartwell Travel Program Referee Assignor, at 860 633-0812, or
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)