Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do we have to create a new account and log into another website?

Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) transitioned its league management functions to a new software platform and webpage, which is owned by Stack Sports (formerly Blue Star Sports) (read more about this HERE).

The Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club is also transitioning to the Stack Sports league management program in order take advantage of, and comply with, the enhanced background check review process for coaches/volunteers.

Another benefit to switching to Stack Sports software platform is that families need only access one system to register their children for soccer. Once GHSC switches over completely in June 2018, all registrations and team submissions will occur on the Stack Sports platform.

Unfortunately, this means that all current and future members must create an account at our Stack Sports website in order to register for Glastonbury Hartwell programs. There will be other growing pains as GHSC and all other clubs in Connecticut switch over to Stack Sports. Our intent is to keep you informed as much as possible.If you run into any bumps in the road, whether you're a coach, parent, player, official, or just need more information, please look over our contact lists for the appropriate contact.


How do I upload my child's birth certificate and photo?

Once you've finished registering your child for Hartwell Soccer, if you did not upload the birth certificate and photo during the registration, you can still do it from you member home screen. Head back to the member login link at the top right of our webpage. Log in, and on the right hand side, you should see your family members within your family account. Click on the upload buttons for the appropriate person, and follow the onscreen instructions given to you.


What kind of photo do you need uploaded?

The photo must be of the child's head and face only. No full body shots, No sunglasses, No hats.


What birth certificate should I upload?

The birth certificate you upload will be reviewed by the district registrar at Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA). The certificate must be clear and legible. Specifically, we must able to read the child's name, birthdate, and the issuing authority. If desired, feel free to redact all other information on the birth certificate, especially parents' social security numbers, and parents' birthdays.

The CJSA registrar deletes the birth certificate uploads once the age of the player is verified. Note, that if your child is playing only Recreation programs and not travel or premier, then a birth certificate upload is not required.


We are having financial trouble paying for the player fees, is there a financial aide policy?

A quality program such as Hartwell can only survive through robust volunteership and collection of player fees. But it is important to the club that every child have the ability to enjoy and learn from soccer. If you're having trouble paying our fees, please review our financial aide policy, but in short you must contact the club and submit your request in writing. You may have to provide supporting documentation as stated in the policy.


How do I become a certified referee and get paid for officiating soccer games?

Hartwell needs referees for both our travel and recreational soccer programs. To become a referee, you need to be 13 by June 30 and successfully complete an on-line training course, field session and final exam, administered by the CT Junior Soccer Association. You must re-certify each year. Information is available at http://www.ctreferee.net/. Once you are certified, the Glastonbury travel ref coordinator will make you available to referee travel games. Please contact glastonbury-rec.ref@cox.net to referee recreational games.


What equipment must we purchase for our child(-ren) to play soccer?

We highly recommend that all children wear soccer cleats to practices and games. As the children get older, faster, and stronger, the cleats will become increasingly necessary to avoid injury from slipping, sliding, and losing their footing. By 2nd grade, most children will require cleats to avoid injury.

Mandatory equipment includes shin guards at every practice and game. No child will be permitted to play or practice without their shin guards. Even at the pre-K level, each child must wear their shin guards to all practice and game events.

Also required is an age appropriate ball. Each child must bring their own ball to practice every time. The coaches will not have enough soccer balls to provide each child with their own.

Please follow the chart below to purchase the correct ball for your child.

Size 3 Ball Pre-K - 2nd Grade
Size 4 Ball

3rd to 6th Grade (U09-U12)

Size 5 Ball 7th Grade to Adult