Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club

GLASTONBURY HARTWELL SOCCER CLUB RECREATION PROGRAMS

Great Soccer = Fun for Everyone!
All Glastonbury children are welcome to play in our Recreation League. We offer a fun-filled season of intramural soccer.

FALL 2019 REGISTRATION CLOSED

Pre-K Only
4 and 5 year olds
Click link for information on Pre-K

We will allow players who will be at least 3 years, 9 months old to register for Pre-K
Players must be at least 3 years old on or before 12/01/2018
This program is for players not yet in Kindergarten

 
Recreation High School Only

High School Recreation
Click link for information on High School Rec

(NOTE that High School Travel is a separate event that requires a tryout and invite from GHSC)

 
K-8th Grade - General Information
Kindergarten through 8th grade - General Information
(see the section below for program specific information)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Teams will be created late August with notification to players occuring early September. You will receive an email indicating what team your child has been assigned to. Teams will be formed on a first come first serve basis. Please make sure your email is accurate when registering a player. Please note: team placement annoucements can be delayed while we look to fill all our coaching postions.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Rec program seasonal dues are $120 with an Early Bird Special rate of $95 if payment is received by July 12, 2019. Payment is required at time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be deleted. The fee covers specialized training for the coaches, specialized clinics for some age groups, updates to town fields/equipment, coaching equipment, and team uniforms.

Please note if you have multiple players (3 or more) in Hartwell Rec & Travel Programs there is a multi-player discount (3 or more). Please click here to send us an email letting us know if the fees do not reflect the proper discount.

REFUNDS AS FOLLOWS:
All refund requests MUST be sent in writing to registrar@glastonburysoccer.org.

There will be 100% refund if withdrawal is on or before August 15, 2019. There will be a 50% refund if withdrawal is on or before August 31, 2019. 100% if there is a doctor's note stating the inability to play any sport. No refunds after August 31, 2019.

REQUESTS:
Player, coaches and practice night requests are not guaranteed. Hartwell will do it's best to accommodate request during registration but it's not guaranteed. Please do not call or email in requests. We appreciate your support and understanding in this area as we coordinate well over 1,000 players a season and we possible can't meet everyone's personal requests.

QUESTIONS:
Any further questions regarding the Glastonbury Hartwell Recreation Program can be emailed to RecDir@glastonburysoccer.org.

See below for program specific information.

 
K - 8th Grade - Program Specific Information
KINDERGARTEN and 1st GRADE

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Teams in K and 1st Grade play small sided games of 3 v 3 soccer with pop-up nets. Boys and girls play on separate teams. No referees, no throw-ins, no goal keepers. During games, the coaches loosely officiate where appropriate, but primarily focus on instruction and guidance for both teams. T-shirt uniforms are included in the registration cost. All players should bring a SIZE 3 soccer ball to every practice and game.

Shin guards are required at all ages while cleats are highly recommended for play.

PLAYER TIME COMMITMENT:
All teams practice one day per week for 1 hour and compete in a game most weekends; generally on Saturdays anywhere from 9am to 3pm. Practices & games should begin in September and the season is expected to end early November. Season start and end times are based on weather and field availability. A full schedule will be sent out at the beginning of the season.

INTERTOWN PLAY:
These age groups do not participate in intertown play.


2nd GRADE

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Goal keepers are introduced at this level. Teams play small sided games of 5 v 5 (including the goal keeper) with age appropriate goals. In 2nd grade play there is still no offsides, and games are played without officials. The coaches officiate and guide their own games. Boys and girls play on separate teams. T-shirt uniforms are included in the registration cost. All players should bring a SIZE 3 soccer ball to every practice and game.

Shin guards are required at all ages while cleats are highly recommended for play

PLAYER TIME COMMITMENT:
All teams practice one day per week for 1 hour & 15min and compete in a game most weekends; generally on Saturdays anywhere from 9am to 3pm. Practices & games should begin in September and the season is expected to end early November. Season start and end times are based on weather and field availability. A full schedule will be sent out at the beginning of the season.

INTERTOWN PLAY:
This age group does not participate in intertown play.


3rd & 4th GRADE

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Teams play games in 7 v 7 formation. A focus on positioning, the offsides rule and referees are introduced at this level. Certain other playing rules are tailored to the skill levels of this age group, like a build out line and adjusted offsides. Boys and girls play on separate teams. T-shirt uniforms are included in the registration cost. All players should bring a SIZE 4 soccer ball to every practice and game.

Shin guards are required at all ages while cleats are highly recommended for play

PLAYER TIME COMMITMENT:
All teams practice one day per week for 1 hour & 15min and compete in a game most weekends; generally on Saturdays anywhere from 9am to 3pm, but can have an occasional Sunday game. Practices & games should begin in September and the season is expected to end early November. Season start and end times are based on weather and field availability. A full schedule will be sent out at the beginning of the season.

INTERTOWN PLAY:
Depending on registration enrollment and number of teams, Glastonbury Hartwell soccer could partner with neighboring towns like Newington, New Britain, Manchester, Hartford, etc., to fill out a game schedule. This would mean that occasional travel to a neighboring town less than 25 minutes away would be necessary. We do our best to limit the travel required, but with decreased enrollment, our teams need the intertown play option in order to keep the games interesting with multiple opponents. This age group has seen a recent boost in enrollment numbers and may not need the intertown play option. But if so, players/families should expect 1 or 2 away games, if any.


5th & 6th GRADE

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Teams play games with 9 v 9 formations and certain playing rules are tailored to the skill levels of this age group. Boys and girls play on separate teams. T-shirt uniforms are included in the registration cost. All Players should bring a SIZE 4 soccer ball to each practice and games.

Shin guards are required at all ages while cleats are highly recommended for play.

PLAYER TIME COMMITMENT:
All teams practice one day per week for 90 minutes and compete in a game most weekends on Saturdays, occasionally on Sundays, anywhere from 9am to 3pm. Practices & games should begin in September and the season is expected to end early November. Season start and end times are based on weather and field availability. A full schedule will be sent out at the beginning of the season.

INTERTOWN PLAY:
Depending on registration enrollment and number of teams, Glastonbury Hartwell soccer could partner with neighboring towns like Newington, New Britain, Manchester, Hartford, etc., to fill out a game schedule. This would mean that occasional travel to a neighboring town less than 25 minutes away would be necessary. We do our best to limit the travel required, but with decreased enrollment, our teams need the intertown play option in order to keep the games interesting with multiple opponents. In recent years, this age group has depended on intertown play, so players/families should expect around 2 away games in a neighboring town.


7th & 8th GRADE

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Teams play games with 11 v 11 formations and certain playing rules are tailored to the skill levels of this age group. Boys and girls play on separate teams. T-shirt uniforms are included in the registration cost. All players should bring a SIZE 5 soccer ball to every practice and game.

Shin guards are required at all ages while cleats are highly recommended for play. Games are 11 v 11 with referees.

PLAYER TIME COMMITMENT:
All Teams practice one day per week for 90 minutes and compete in a game most weekends on Saturdays, occasionally on Sundays, anywhere from 9am to 3pm. Practices & games should begin in September and the season is expected to end early November. Season start and end times are based on weather and field availability. A full schedule will be sent out at the beginning of the season.

INTERTOWN PLAY:
Depending on registration enrollment and number of teams, Glastonbury Hartwell soccer could partner with neighboring towns like Newington, New Britain, Manchester, Hartford, etc., to fill out a game schedule. This would mean that occasional travel to a neighboring town less than 25 minutes away would be necessary. We do our best to limit the travel required, but with decreased enrollment, our teams need the intertown play option in order to keep the games interesting with multiple opponents. This age group has typically depended on intertown play, so players/families should expect around 2-3 away games in a neighboring town.

QUESTIONS:
Any further questions regarding the Glastonbury Hartwell Recreation Program can be emailed to RecDir@glastonburysoccer.org.

 

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