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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE SOCCER CLUB OF GUILFORD!

Promoting the Love of Soccer for All Ages and All Levels!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE

Monthly General Membership Meeting

The Meeting is Open to ALL MEMBERS.

Please Come, Listen and Share.

The Meeting is typically the

2nd Thursday of the Month at 7:15 PM in the Community Center!

The next meeting is September 8, 2016

 

2016 Fall In House Rec U03-U05 Happy Feet OPEN! Closes 09/08
2016 Fall Parent Volunteer Registration OPEN!
2016 Fall U06-U10 In House Rec OPEN! Early Bird Rate Through 08/14 Not Available 08/15 and After. Closes 08/29
2016 Fall U10 Travel (Paid Coach) Closed 08/15
2016 Fall U11-U15 Travel (Volunteer Coach) Closed 08/15
2016-2017 U11-U15 Travel (Paid Coach) Payments Closed 08/15
2016-2017 Winter - Technical Clinics For: Field Players/Goal Keepers Multiple Are Offered For Many Ages. Typically Open Late Fall
2017 Spring In House Rec U03-U05 Happy Feet Opens Winter For Spring
2017 Spring U06-U10 In House Rec Opens Winter For Spring
2017 Spring U10 Travel Opens Winter For Spring
2017 Spring U11-U15 Travel Rec Opens Winter For Spring
2016 Spring U15-U19 Opens Winter For Spring

 

US Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives - Aug 2016

US Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives

As Delivered in August of 2016

The Full Document Can Be Found By Clicking Here


by posted 08/10/2016
Fall Registrations U03-U15 Now Open!

Soccer Club of Guilford Fall 2016 Registrations Are Now Open!

All Registrations Can Be Found on the Club Registration Page - Click Here

Current Registrations are Listed below and a link is provided directly to the registration by clicking on the registration title. 

Information Regarding Each Program can be found on Club Registration Page - Click Here.

Additional information about each program has and will be sent by the program administrators.

2016 Fall In House Rec U03-U05 Happy Feet OPEN! Closes 09/08
2016 Fall Parent Volunteer Registration OPEN!
2016 Fall U06-U10 In House Rec OPEN! Early Bird Rate Through 08/14 Not Available 08/15 and After. Closes 08/29
2016 Fall U10 Travel (Paid Coach) OPEN! Early Bird Rate Through 07/25 Not Available 07/26 and After. Closes 08/15
2016 Fall U11-U15 Travel (Volunteer Coach) OPEN! Early Bird Rate Through 08/01 Not Available 08/02 and After. Closes 08/15
2016-2017 U11-U15 Travel (Paid Coach) Payments OPEN! Early Bird Rate Through 07/25 Not Available 07/26 and After. Closes 08/15

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 07/15/2016
Let's Play Wednesday!

Announcing the beginning of "Let's Play Wednesday!" for Soccer Club of Guilford members.

What is it? - SCOG has reserved Fields 5 and 2 for free play (pick-up games) for any SCOG members.  Any age, any gender.

Who can play? -  Any SCOG member.  Any age.  Ask Mom and Dad to give you a ride, call your friends and arrange to meet and get a game going.  (Mom and Dad can play too!)

Where is it? - Leete Fields 5 and 2

When? - 5:30 to 6:30 pm, every Wednesday through July and August, beginning July 6th, 2016

Why? - U.S. Soccer and other soccer governing bodies from around the world encourage "free play" or "pick-up" games with little to no guidance and interference from adult coaches as one of the best ways to encourage player development and continued athletic participation, especially in younger players.

How? - Remember back in the "good ol' days" when children used to arrange their own neighborhood "pick-up" games on their own?  Let us teach them how.

How much does it cost? - Free to SCOG members!  Please register (CLICK HERE) on the site even if you think you might show up even once.

Coaches? - Only if they are there to play too or have fun.  There will be at least one SCOG adult monitor present during the session for parental guidance. 

Parents? - Please volunteer to be a monitor if you have completed the volunteer and background checks as outlined by the Club.

Equipment? - Please bring soccer cleats, shinguards, and a water bottle ...........don't forget your ball!  Pinnies will be available from the SCOG shed.

Volunteer monitors:  Please contact Chris Cieplik if you think you can volunteer to be a monitor for a session or two.  You would provide access to pinnies from the shed and serve as the SCOG representative.

Contact for questions:
Recreational Soccer Technical Director Chris Cieplik


by posted 06/23/2016
US Soccer Player Development Initiatives-NEW Age Matrix/Grouping

As you should all be aware US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, CT Junior Soccer Association and teh Soccer Club of Guilford have been implementing a series of Player Development initiatives.

This coming Fall Season another of these initiatives wil be implemented countrywide. The Age Group Matrix will change from a year that was August 1st-July 31st to January 1st to December 31st. The new matrix will be strictly calendar year based. There are many reasons why our governing bodies have made this change. All this information can be found on US Soccer and US Youth Soccer websites. The fact is, this change has been made and it will go into effect nationwide for the fall season.

How does this effect you and your player? I have two charts to show you. The First is the new Age Matrix. The second is a comparison of the old to the new.

The New Age Matrix:

Birth Year 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
2010     U09 U10
2009   U09 U10 U11
2008 U09 U10 U11 U12
2007 U10 U11 U12 U13
2006 U11 U12 U13 U14
2005 U12 U13 U14 U15
2004 U13 U14 U15 U16
2003 U14 U15 U16 U17
2002 U15 U16 U17 U18
2001 U16 U17 U18 U19
2000 U17 U18 U19  
1999 U18 U19    

 

Comparison of the old groupings to the new groupings

   

Current Playing Year

Would Have Been Next Year

Will Be Next Year

   

Old

Old

New

   

2015-2016

2016-2017

2016-2017

2013

AUG- DEC

 

 

U04

2013

JAN - JUL

U03

U04

U04

2012

AUG- DEC

U03

U04

U05

2012

JAN - JUL

U04

U05

U05

2011

AUG- DEC

U04

U05

U06

2011

JAN - JUL

U05

U06

U06

2010

AUG- DEC

U05

U06

U07

2010

JAN - JUL

U06

U07

U07

2009

AUG- DEC

U06

U07

U08

2009

JAN - JUL

U07

U08

U08

2008

AUG- DEC

U07

U08

U09

2008

JAN - JUL

U08

U09

U09

2007

AUG- DEC

U08

U09

U10

2007

JAN - JUL

U09

U10

U10

2006

AUG- DEC

U09

U10

U11

2006

JAN - JUL

U10

U11

U11

2005

AUG- DEC

U10

U11

U12

2005

JAN - JUL

U11

U12

U12

2004

AUG- DEC

U11

U12

U13

2004

JAN - JUL

U12

U13

U13

2003

AUG- DEC

U12

U13

U14

2003

JAN - JUL

U13

U14

U14

2002

AUG- DEC

U13

U14

U15

2002

JAN - JUL

U14

U15

U15

2001

AUG- DEC

U14

U15

U16

2001

JAN - JUL

U15

U16

U16

2000

AUG- DEC

U15

U16

U17

2000

JAN - JUL

U16

U17

U17

1999

AUG- DEC

U16

U17

U18

1999

JAN - JUL

U17

U18

U18

1998

AUG- DEC

U17

U18

U19

1998

JAN - JUL

U18

U19

U19

 

 


by posted 05/13/2016
Concussion Awareness

Hello All SCOG Members,

Important information from CJSA to all CT Soccer Players:

The Connecticut General Assembly passed a law regarding concussions in youth athletics. This new law requires that as of January 1, 2016, CJSA and each of its member clubs make available to each player and their parents or legal guardian, at the time of a player’s registration, a written or electronic statement regarding concussions. 

To assist our member clubs with this obligation, we have attached 2 files to assist you in this process.

  1. ​CJSA Concussion Cover Letter 2015 10 25 v1
  2. CJSA Concussion Awareness Form 2015 10 16 v1.2

Additional information can be found on www.cjsa.org

Concussion Information from the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association(CJSA)

November, 2015

U. S. Soccer indicates it will announce in the near future, specific details, including a number of new initiatives and recommendations concerning the modification of substitution rules and limitations on heading the ball as well as a more comprehensive player safety campaign. Click here for more information 

October, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016 each CJSA club is required to make available either a written or electronic statement regarding concussions to each youth athlete (i.e. all CJSA players) and the parent or legal guardian of each player participating in any youth athletic activity. The law requires that this written or electronic information be made available at the time of registration of each player and must be consistent with the most recent information provided by the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding concussions.

Player/Parent Concussion Awareness Form

August, 2015

Concussion Awareness for Coaches, Parents, Players

Heads Up Concussion - Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

Section 114 of Connecticut Public Act 15-5, Concussion Awareness in Youth Athletics

February, 2015

Click on the link below to view the written public hearing testimony that CJSA forwarded to Connecticut’s Committee on Children in connection with the Committee’s public hearing on H.B. No. 6722 (Raised) RE: An Act Concerning Concussions in Youth Athletics scheduled Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Maggie Girard, CJSA President, and Thom Meredith, CJSA Executive Director will attend the hearing.

CJSA's written public hearing testimony to Connecticut's Committee on Children

Click here to see the full hearing video.
Maggie Girard's testimony can be seen at mark 5:09:45
 (5 hours, 9 minutes)

October, 2014

The CJSA Board has adopted the US Youth Soccer Concussion Policy for its events (Cups, ODP and YPDP). 

 We encourage your clubs to review these policies.

Concussion Procedure & Protocol for CJSA Soccer Events
Concussion Notification form for CJSA Events


by posted 12/10/2015
Field Status
Adams Soccer - 8v8 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Baldwin Upper - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Bittner Park 11v11 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Chittenden 8v8 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Community Center - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Guilford High Turf 11v11 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Lakes Elementary Small - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #1 11v11 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #2A - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #2B - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #3 11v11 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #4 8v8 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #5A - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete #5B - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Leete Grids - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
LongHillPark-Front 11v11 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Meetings Location - Guilford  -- 
Nut Plains - Front 8v8 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
Nut Plains - Rear 8v8 - Guilford OPEN (8/26) 
TBD 11v11 - Guilford  -- 
TBD 8v8 - Guilford  -- 
Age Groups
  2016 - 2017 AGE MATRIX  
     
Year of Birth Player Age Group
2014 U03
2013 U04
2012 U05
2011 U06
2010 U07
2009 U08
2008 U09
2007 U10
2006 U11
2005 U12
2004 U13
2003 U14
2002 U15
2001 U16
2000 U17
1999 U18
1998 U19
1997 U20
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