South Windsor Soccer Club

  • Covid-19 update 4/2/20

    Posted April 5, 2020

    Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing options for our spring soccer season.  As you know, news is rapidly changing and it is difficult to anticipate a specific date when social distancing guidelines will relax to a degree that we feel comfortable on the field.

    With your family’s health our primary focus, we have decided to cancel our spring 2020 season.  We know that your children are looking forward to being with their friends and participating in activities like soccer, and we are very disappointed to make this difficult decision.  Our sincere hope is to be able to offer soccer programs in some form as soon as it is safe to do so.  We anticipate making an assessment in May as to the possibility of summer soccer.

    In the meantime, we will be issuing refunds to all families.  Please have patience as we have several hundreds of accounts to process. Thank you for your continued support and we can’t wait to see you and your children on the fields.

 

Season Kickoff

August

 
Season Kickoff

To get our season rolling, we hold our annual "Season Kickoff" at Rye St. Park. Recreational coaches hand out uniforms to rec players and family-friendly activities include:
-Concessions
-Recreational uniform pickup
-Coaching clinics
-Coach equipment pick up
-Games and events for the whole family


 

Professional Photos

Fall

 
Fall Photos

Our club will have soccer photos every Fall Season in partnership with KIP Photography. The schedule for photos is typically released just after the Recreational and Travel season schedules are released. Photos take place anywhere from the end of September to the end of October. Photos taken will be mailed directly to your home when they are ready. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Make-Up sessions available by contacting Kathy Iacovelli at kathy@kathyiacovelliphotography.com


 

Travel Tournament

October

 
Target United Cup Tournament

The South Windsor Soccer Club proudly hosts our Fall Travel Soccer Tournament, held annually at Rye Street Park during the last weekend in October.

This event is one of our clubs most exciting weekends inviting over 100 teams in a competitive round robin style tournament, with 10 fields and 2500+ spectators. One of the most favored features is that we have a "girls day" (typically Saturday) and a boys day (typically Sunday). All 4 games are be played in one day.

Our tournament has a family-friendly atmosphere and welcomes on field tailgating and team gatherings. We strive to create a fun environment for the kids, with the addition of the Target Village, an engaging DJ, food vendors, and more.

Rules can be found here

Questions? Please contact our Tournament Director, at tournament@southwindsorsoccer.org


 

Coach BBQ

June

 
Coach Appreciation BBQ

Our club is volunteer-based, and we wouldn't be able to do this without them. To show our appreciation, we host our annual "Coach Appreciation BBQ" for club volunteers and their families. Invitations are sent during our spring season.


 

Silent Sidelines

Seasonal

 
Silent Sidelines

In partnership with the Connecticut Jr. Soccer Association, the South Windsor Soccer Club is pleased to sponsor Silent Sidelines one weekend each season.

Can I cheer?
Yes! "Silent" means that spectators should refrain from "coaching" from the sidelines and yelling directions to players. Speak in a conversational tone so that comments cannot be heard by players, referees or opponents. But feel free to clap and cheer as players do a great job on the field!

Why?
Players can find it difficult to listen to a coach and multiple spectators while also keeping in mind what they've learned at practice and trusting their own instinct. The Silent Sidelines program was instituted by one such player.

(The below message is a modification of Andrea Duffy's May '02 Presidents Message.)

A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.

"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?" The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."


 

Scholarships

Spring

 
Scholarships

Through the fundraising efforts of our members, the South Windsor Soccer Club is pleased to offer (2) $500 Scholarships to be presented to high school seniors who would like to continue their education at an accredited College or University.

Submitting an application for the Scholarship simply requires a one to two page write up which includes the following information:

- Full name and address
- How soccer and your involvement with SWSC has impacted your life
- Length of time you've played soccer with SWSC
- Length of time you've been a referee (if applicable)
- Other community involvement or volunteer experience
- A description of your future career pursuit
- Current GPA

Submissions are accepted between March 1 and May 31st every year at Community@southwindsorsoccer.org Applications must be received no later than May 31st, and will be announced in early July.


 

UConn Clinic

 
Collegiate Events

In partnership with UConn soccer, special events such as clinics and discount game tickets introduce our players to role models who excel in college soccer.