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Greetings from Stafford Springs Soccer Club

Newsletter, Fall 2021, 2nd edition
October 13, 2021


Fall Recreational Programs

Season Ending dates for the fall recreational programs are as follows:

Microkickers (born in 2018) - Saturday October 30 at 9:00am at SHS

Minikickers (born in 2016-2017) - Wednesday October 27 at 6:00pm at SHS

Intramurals (born in 2014-2015) - Saturday October 30 at 11:00am at SMS
Special evening sessions under the lights for Intramurals at 6:00pm on Thursdays October 21 and October 28 at the SHS lighted field.

The final sessions for each will feature some special activities and trophy presentations.


August 19, 2021
Recreational Update for Fall 2021

Intramurals (6-7 yr olds) - year of birth 2014-2015
The plan for Intramurals is to start on Tuesday September 7 with a pre-season workout session at 5:30pm at the middle school fields. The intent is to hold 3 sessions per week, including one on Saturday mornings with formal game action.  We are planning to use a 4v4 format this fall rather than 6v6 to best develop the kids soccer skills. The game schedule will run from Saturday September 18 through October 30 or November 6.  The week night sessions will be set at the discretion of the coach / players families any two days of Monday thru Thursday. With the 4v4 format we are especially in need of several volunteers to facilitate the activities, no experience necessary.  Dress for the weather, bring your own water bottle and ball if you have one, and follow the Covid protocols that are in place at the time.

Minikickers (4-5 yr olds) - year of birth 2016-2017

The plan for Minikickers is to start on Wednesday evening, September 8 at 6:00pm at the SHS lighted field and play twice weekly until Saturday October 30.  The program sessions will be held Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday mornings 10:00am-11:00am.   We are in need of several volunteers to facilitate the activities, no experience necessary.  Dress for the weather, bring your own water bottle and ball if you have one, and follow the Covid protocols that are in place at the time.

Microkickers (3 yr olds) - year of birth 2018

The plan for Microkickers is to start on Saturday morning, September 11 and play every Saturday morning at 9:00am-10:00am until October 30, all at the high school lighted field surface.  We are in need of a couple volunteers to facilitate the activities, no experience necessary. Dress for the weather, bring your own water bottle and ball (the club provides a #1 size ball for each microkicker), and follow the Covid protocols that are in place at the time.

Travel Teams
Regular season starts September 11-12.
Preseason workouts underway as follows:
Girls U9-U11 on Mondays and Wednesdays at SMS.
Boys U9-U10 at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at SMS.
Boys U11-U12 at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at SMS.
Girls U13-U15 at 5:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at SHS.


Dave Bachiochi, SSSC Youth Director, [email protected]

(August 5, 2021)
TRAVEL ASSESSMENTS SCHEDULED

Player assessment dates were: 
Tuesday August 3 starting at 6:00pm at the Stafford High Varsity field for boys and girls ages Under 9 through Under 12 and registered with the club including wait list registrations.  Wednesday August 4 is reserved as a makeup date in the event of unplayable weather on Tuesday. Come ready to play with shin guards and plenty of water.  Player assessments for boys ages Under 13 through Under 14 and girls ages Under 13 through Under 15 will be conducted at first few training sessions during week of August 16 or 23.

Please visit our SSSC website at https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/staffordsprings

We will keep you informed from this website and its mobile friendly interface. We will be using the website going forward for online registrations and all communications.  Please register with an email address that you actively monitor.  We further ask that you provide and authorize a cell phone for text messages.  We will limit use of that to time sensitive communications (such as weather cancellations).  

Feel free to direct any questions to me at any time.

 

Dave Bachiochi, SSSC Youth Director, [email protected]

 




(July 6, 2021)
TRAVEL ASSESSMENTS RESCHEDULED

Player assessment dates are: 

August 3 & 4 starting at 6:00pm at the Stafford High varsity field for ALL ages.  All players are asked to register in advance.

 


(June 18, 2021)

Spring wrap up and Fall programs

The spring travel and recreational soccer programs have completed their activities for the season.  I hope all enjoyed what we could offer and I look forward to operating in our new normal in the fall.  Enjoy the summer and stay healthy.


We are not offering any summer camp activities in town this year but I encourage anyone to join regional camps as these are fun opportunities to improve your skills.

We intend the recreational programs for the three year old microkickers, four and five year old minikickers, and six and seven year old intramurals to return to their pre-Covid formats with the appropriate health mitigations in place for what is the CDC best practice at the time.  The sessions will be activity based for some fun exercise and skill development.  We will be very flexible depending upon enrollment and volunteer participation. I hope to return the intramurals league play as an important development opportunity.   We expect activities to commence on or about September 1 but registrations will open on July 1 using the wait list to help us gauge interest from players and adult volunteers.


We intend the travel programs will compete in the NE District leagues.  Teams will be formed based on player interest and coach availability. There are two levels of competition within the NE district and we enter teams based on their assessed competence. The club is planning to conduct a player assessment for the travel teams on the following dates to help us determine the best way to form our teams.  Please register on our website as a wait list registration that we will use to delay payment until we are sure there will be enough players to compete.  Expect pre-season activities to commence in the first half of August.


Player assessment dates
are: RESCHEDULED to August 3-4

July 7 (rain date July 8) starting at 6:00pm at the Stafford High varsity field for ages:

            Boys U9-U10 (born in years 2012-2013)

            Girls U9-U11 (born in years 2011-2013)

            Boys U11-U12 (born in years 2010-2011)

For all other ages, assessments to be announced.

Registration for the fall travel activities is now open.  Please visit our SSSC website at https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/staffordsprings

We will keep you informed from this website and its mobile friendly interface. We will be using the website going forward for online registrations and all communications.  Please register with an email address that you actively monitor.  We further ask that you provide and authorize a cell phone for text messages.  We will limit use of that to time sensitive communications (such as weather cancellations).  

Feel free to direct any questions to me at any time.

 

Dave Bachiochi, SSSC Youth Director, [email protected]


Thanks, 

Dave Bachiochi

 

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Stafford High Varsity

145 Orcuttville Road Stafford Springs Connecticut United States 06076

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11v11 full sized field

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North (left half of varsity field) for Minis/Micros

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Stafford Middle School

Levinthal Run Stafford Springs Connecticut United States 06076

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Field 7 Small field lined across large field near parking lot

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Field 9 Softball outfield behind the hill

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full sized middle school adjacent to parking lot

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145 Orcuttville Road Stafford Springs Connecticut United States 06076

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