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Aug, 2021

SCN NEWS 8/16/21

 

The Soccer Club of Newington provides an opportunity for children to play soccer in a community-based environment that strives to promote personal and athletic development while learning valuable life skills. Using soccer as a vehicle, the club strives to develop each child's self-image, respect, talent, and sportsmanship, while having fun playing the game of soccer.
 
 

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING TO COACH
 
 

Soccer Club of Newington coaches come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are former soccer players looking to stay involved. Others are looking to coach with youth in their community. However, more often than not, our travel coaches are parents with children that started volunteering to coach when their children were in our Recreational program. Whether or not you have any prior experience with soccer, we encourage you to look into becoming a youth soccer coach with SCN. We have opportunities available for a variety of levels, and we strongly believe coaching soccer will enrich your life in the following ways...
 
Connect with your child and your community
The top reason parents volunteer to coach soccer is to connect with their children in a new way. As the backbone of the soccer team, coaches are highly influential mentors and teachers in the lives of their players. Team bonding events can provide an opportunity to become closer to your own child. By showing your child a commitment to volunteering and to their passion for soccer, you will help motivate them to be generous and supportive in their own lives.

In addition, coaching soccer puts you at the forefront of building relationships with other coaches and parents with kids of similar age and gender. As part of your role as a coach, you are in constant contact with many parents throughout the season. Many times, lifetime friendships grow between the families on a team.
 
Teaching valuable life lessons
Every player’s individual development is our top priority. Yes, development includes the technical, tactical, and physical soccer skills a player learns, but it also includes the psycho-social life lessons that make our player's strong leaders and teammates. From quick and correct decision-making to a hard-working attitude, these attributes will extend from the soccer field into a child’s life. As a coach, you’ll be expected to display these characteristics in your coaching and mentorship as well. The good sportsmanship and respect a coach shows will resonate with each player, helping shape the way they respond to situations in their future.
 
Find a sense of pride as a coach
As you lead a group of children to success, you will find yourself feeling pride in their growth and accomplishments. As a coach, you will experience players overcome individual development objectives, from specific soccer techniques to psycho-social growth. And yes, you will also have an extra reason to celebrate on the days when your team wins games.
 
Fun and exercise
It is no secret that running around outside is good for our health. While coaching soccer, you often do not even notice how much exercise you are getting because you will be engaged with the children. This type of exercise refreshing after a long day of work and gives you the opportunity to not only connect with children, but with yourself. On top of everything, coaching soccer is FUN, which is sometimes exactly what we need.
 
 

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM NEEDS
 
 

The SCN REC Soccer Program is in need of Volunteer Coaches!

Current needs: 
We have 32 players for U9/10 Boys.  Needs 3 coaches
There are 14 players for U11/12 Boys.  Needs 1 coach
There are 11 players for U11/12 Girls.  Needs 1 coach and additional players

As an incentive, anyone who volunteers to be a head coach does receive reimbursement for their child's enrollment fee

Without the help of volunteers, we will not be able to field teams and provide an outlet for children wanting to play soccer. 

Those interested in volunteering, please contact Sr. Recreational Director, Ricky Trevethan at 860-214-6617 or [email protected] 

 
 

SCN CAMP
 
 

On behalf of the Soccer Club of Newington, I would like to thank the families for their participation in the 2021 SCN Camp. I am absolutely delighted with the progress each young, aspiring player made throughout the 4 days. These young players listened to instructions and applied themselves mentally and physically.  I am extremely pleased with how the children came together as a group and trained with all the different coaches. On that note, I would express my sincere gratitude to these coaches that helped facilitate the camp:  Quentin Lux, Theresa Krusewski, Seth Greenberg, Paul Giangrave, and Frank Giangrave. 

Here were the objectives throughout the week:

Day 1:  Foundational skills & 1 v 1 Attacking

Day 2:  Footskills, Passing & Keeping the opponent in front of you (defending)

Day 3:  Dribbling (attacking moves) & Numerical Advantage ( 2 v 1) & Finishing

Day 4:  Footskills, Shielding (use of body), Passing & 2 v 2

 
 

CAMP ACTIVITIES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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