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CT Cup Play Begins!
09/19/2017
Come out to cheer on our Avon travel teams as they compete in the...
Travel Goalkeeping Training, Softball #2
09/15/2017
Travel Goalkeeping Training Open to Registered Travel Players (U9-U15) Training...
Drop-In Skills Night, Mondays, Softball #1
09/15/2017
Drop-In Skills Night Open to Registered Travel & Intramural...
Avon Soccer Night with the Hartford Hawks!
09/01/2017
  All Avon Soccer Club players are invited to Avon Soccer...
Fall Recreational Soccer!
08/21/2017
Fall Recreational Soccer Soccer parents, take a look at this terrific...
Referee Certification Course
08/03/2017
Players, Players Friends, Parents, Coaches, We need to continue...
A Member of our Soccer Family
07/23/2017
Hope you can help a member of our soccer family! The Avon Soccer...
Small-Sided Games Launch this Fall
07/21/2017
US Soccer has mandated small-sided games for youth soccer. This mandate...
 
CT Cup Play Begins!

Come out to cheer on our Avon travel teams as they compete in the Fall CT CUP this weekend!  It will be a beautiful weekend to support our players and coaches and enjoy some great soccer!

September 23rd

GU13 Stars v Old Greenwich A, 10:15am - Fisher Large Field #2

BU12 Thunder v Glastonbury Blue, 10:15am - Fisher, Softball #2

BU15 Revs v Guilford Green (Timbers), 12:00Noon - Fisher Large Field #1

GU12 Jaguars v Madison Gold, 3:00pm

BU13 Spartans v Westport White, 2:00pm - Wakeman B Field (adjacent to Beford Middle School), 134 Cross Highway, Westport CT

September 30th

GU14 Storm v Trumbull United Heat, 10:15am - Fisher Large Field #2

BU13 Titans v Bethel, 12:00pm - Fisher Large Field #2

BU14 Arsenal v Colchester Chaos


by posted 09/19/2017
Travel Goalkeeping Training, Softball #2

Travel Goalkeeping Training
Open to Registered Travel Players (U9-U15)
Training dates: 9/8, 9/29-10/27 (no extra sign-up needed)
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Fisher Meadows, Softball #2 Field (see Field Map)
Bring ball, GK gloves, and wear shinguards


by posted 09/15/2017
Drop-In Skills Night, Mondays, Softball #1

Drop-In Skills Night
Open to Registered Travel & Intramural Players (U8-U15)
Mondays, 9/18 - 10/30 (no extra sign-up needed)
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Fisher Meadows, Softball #1 Field (see Field Map)

Calling all players interested in honing their soccer skills!

Drop-In Skills Night sessions are a great opportunity for your player to have time with a professional trainer, at no additional cost. Players will focus on:

  • Touches on the ball
  • Technique
  • Movement with the ball
  • Communication off the ball
  • Endurance with the ball

by posted 09/15/2017
Avon Soccer Night with the Hartford Hawks!

 

All Avon Soccer Club players are invited to
Avon Soccer Night with the Hartford Hawks!

Hartford vs. Vermont
Al-Marzook Field
Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are Free! RSVP by Registering Now!
Register by 9/8!


by posted 09/01/2017
Fall Recreational Soccer!

Fall Recreational Soccer

Soccer parents, take a look at this terrific article about US soccer phenom, Christian Pulisic,
and see just how important having fun is for youth soccer players!

Soccer Stars and Kindergarten Clinic

  • Sessions will begin on September 9 and end on November 4.
  • For the sessions, players need cleats, shin guards (worn under socks), and a soccer ball (size 3). Players will receive Avon Soccer Club jerseys to wear for the sessions.

Intramurals (U8-U14)

  • Teams will begin practice in late August.
  • Games will begin on September 9 and end on November 4.
  • For practices and games, players need cleats, shin guards (worn under socks), and a soccer ball (size 3 for U8, size 4 for U10 and U12; size 5 for U14). Players will receive Avon Soccer Club jerseys for game days.

Coaches will contact their teams by August 26
with practice and game schedules.

Questions? Contact .


by posted 08/21/2017
Referee Certification Course

Players, Players Friends, Parents, Coaches,

We need to continue to certify new USSF referees in order to be able to assign the full complement of referees to all the games. If any of you are interested please register for the course. If you have any question call me at 860-561-0885.

The entry level referee program  opened for 2018 certification in mid-July but the registration has been very slow.  To become a referee the candidate must be 13 by December 31, 2017.  The course is called the grade 8 entry level referee program, which refers to referee grade, not school grade.  The criteria is solely based on birthdate. The program consists of online training, an online test and once completed the link to register for the required one day, 5 hour in person course will be activated..  Registration for the entry level program will be open through August 31st and the in person sessions will run through September 10th.  Once registered, the program must be completed within this time frame to be able to officiate this fall, if not completed the program can be completed when we open again this winter. The cost of the program is $93.95 and the detailed instructions can be found on the homepage of www.ctreferee.net.  The first in person session is this weekend.

Thanks

Mario Gilardini

Referees Supervisor & Referees Assignor


by posted 08/03/2017
A Member of our Soccer Family

Davis McLarnon, 3 years old

Hope you can help a member of our soccer family!

The Avon Soccer Club has been getting our recreational program uniforms and other equipment for 10+ years through a wonderful young man, Barry McLarnon, who is the regional sales rep for Challenger TeamWear. He is the dad of 2 young, energetic boys, 3 and 6, and is a really super person with a huge heart. His 3-year old son, Davis, has just been diagnosed with brain cancer. His surgery a week ago to remove the tumor was successful; however, the tumor is metastatic and cells were found in Davis's spinal fluid column. He and his family are at the beginning of a marathon of treatments and procedures which will include 5 cycles of chemo, each starting off with 7 days in the hospital followed by 3-4 weeks of out-patient treatment. This will be followed by a stem cell transplant and then further treatments as required.

A gofundme account for Davis has been set up to help with uncovered and extraordinary medical and related expenses. The Avon Soccer Club has made a donation, as well as several board members. We are hoping that you will consider joining in the fundraising efforts to help this Soccer Family facing extremely difficult circumstances. A donation in any amount will be appreciated. The Avon Soccer Club thanks you for your consideration of a donation and prayers for Davis's full recovery.

https://www.gofundme.com/daviss-monster-army

Saturday, October 28: 5K Run & 1K Kids Mini Monster Fundraiser for Davis, visit www.davismonsterdash.com!


by posted 07/23/2017
Small-Sided Games Launch this Fall

US Soccer has mandated small-sided games for youth soccer. This mandate will affect field size, goal size, team size, and rules. These changes will be implemented nationwide by August 2017. As US Youth Soccer notes, “The benefits of Small-Sided Games for players include more fun, more touches on the ball and more tactical decisions. The style of play will allow players to learn different positions, learn tactics quicker, increase fitness and allow players to be more emotionally and socially involved—creating a more fun and enjoyable game.”

 Here is an outline of the changes you will see this fall:

 U8 Intramural

  • smaller field (20x30) and goals
  • players on the field: 4 v 4, no goalkeeper
  • game time: four 10-minute quarters, 5 minute breaks between quarters
  • ball size: 3
  • Coaches will manage the games instead of referees.
  • The Girls and Boys U8 age groups will each be divided into groups of about 6-8 players per group. Each group will have one coach. Coaches will be paired for practices, so that two coaches can run practice together for their two groups.
  • On Saturday game days, multiple groups will be scheduled for small-sided games on four U8 fields. All U8 players will receive the same color jersey to wear on game days, and pinnies will be used to designate “teams” during the games. This approach will allow players to play with different kids all season. The five coaches will work together to manage the games: mixing the “teams” up, coaching the players, and maintaining a fun and safe environment.

U9 & U10 Travel, U10 Intramural

  • smaller field (40x60) and goals
  • players on the field: 7 v 7
  • game time: two 25-minute halves, 5 minute halftime
  • ball size remains the same (size 4)
  • Instead of goalkeepers punting, a build out line will be used. The line will allow goalkeepers to pass, throw or roll the ball into play. This change will help players learn to play the ball out of the back.

U11 & U12 Travel, U12 Intramural

  • smaller field (50x75) and goals
  • players on the field: 9 v 9
  • game time: two 30-minute halves, 5 minute halftime
  • ball size remains the same (size 4)

U13 & U14 Travel, U14 Intramural

  • U13 and U14 age groups are not affected by the small-sided changes. Play will continue as before: full-size field, 11 v 11, ball size 5.

Note: The Soccer Stars (U5) & Kindergarten Clinic (U6) age groups already play small-sided games during their training sessions.

For additional information, visit CJSA's small-sided play resource page.

Information from U.S. Soccer on the Concussion Initiative: "if a player is suspected to have a head injury the referee [or coach in U8 games] is instructed to stop play to allow for treatment/evaluation as needed. If the player leaves the field of play for additional evaluation, a substitution can be made in that moment. The player with the suspected head injury may not return to the game unless a Health Care Professional (HCP) or Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) has cleared the player. Any coach or parent insisting on returning the player to the game without approved clearance will result in the referee [or coach in U8 games] ending the game."

Heading is not permitted until the U12 age group in Travel and the U14 age group in Intramural.


by posted 07/21/2017
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