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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...
8/17-8/22, Dick's Sporting Goods Discount, CJSA Appreciation
07/14/2017
CJSA Appreciation Weekend! Enjoy a 20% Discount at Dick's Sporting...
ASC Scholarship Recipients
06/15/2017
Congratulations to the 2017 AHS Seniors who were recipients of an...
Fall Recreational Soccer!
06/01/2017
Fall Recreational Soccer Register Now! Soccer parents, take a...
Photos from Hartford Hawks Soccer Youth Clinic for ASC
04/22/2017
Summer Soccer Camps
04/01/2017
Soccer Revolution Academy Youth Camp: August 7-11, Fisher...
 
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 10 groups, 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, five groups will gather at a time 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
8/17-8/22, Dick's Sporting Goods Discount, CJSA Appreciation

CJSA Appreciation Weekend!
Enjoy a 20% Discount at Dick's Sporting Goods

August 17 - August 22, 2017

Open Coupon!


by posted 07/14/2017
ASC Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 AHS Seniors who were recipients of an Avon Soccer Club Scholarship. We wish you much success!

 

Camron Armistead

Zain Athar

Hannah Cifaldi

Mackenzie Fischer

Christian Godoy

Taylor Ann Jacobs

Taylor Lisevick

Robie Magrini

Meghan McKenna

 Bryce Neseralla

Grace Meador

Christine Oberhausen

Daniel Shayler

Blake Thompson

Maxim Umansky


by posted 06/15/2017
Fall Recreational Soccer!

Fall Recreational Soccer
Register Now!

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!

The Avon Soccer Club offers the following programs to Avon residents:

  • Soccer Stars (U5)
  • Kindergarten Clinic (U6)
  • Intramural (U8–U14)
  • Visit the Recreational Program page for more information on these programs.

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 in late August
with practice and game schedules.

Questions? Contact .


by posted 06/01/2017
Photos from Hartford Hawks Soccer Youth Clinic for ASC

by posted 04/22/2017
Summer Soccer Camps
  • Soccer Revolution Academy
    • Youth Camp: August 7-11, Fisher Meadows, Avon
    • Avon High School Boys Prep Camp: August 14-18, Fisher Meadows, Avon
    • Avon High School Girls Prep Camp: August 14-18, Irving Robbins, Farmington
  • Star Goalkeeper Academy
    • July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27
    • The Ether Walker School, Simsbury

by posted 04/01/2017
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