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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 January 12th, 2017

 

2016-2017 Winter - Technical Clinics For: Field Players/Goal Keepers OPEN!
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-U14 Travel Rec Opens Winter For Spring
2016 Spring U15-U19 OPEN!
2016 Fall In House Rec U03-U05 Happy Feet Closed - Opens Late Spring for the Fall
2016 Fall Parent Volunteer Registration Closed - Opens Late Spring for the Fall
2016 Fall U06-U10 In House Rec Closed - Opens Late Spring for the Fall
2016 Fall U10 Travel (Paid Coach) Closed - Opens Late Spring for the Fall
2016 Fall U11-U15 Travel (Volunteer Coach) Closed - Opens Late Spring for the Fall
2016-2017 U11-U15 Travel (Paid Coach) Payments Closed - Opens Late Spring for the Fall

 

2017 Referee Certification Now Available

The entry level referee program is now open for 2017 certification.  To become a referee the candidate must be 13 by June 30, 2017.  The course is called the grade 8 entry level referee program, which refers to referee grade, not school grade.  The criteria is solely based on birthdate. The program consists of online training, an online test and once completed the link to register for the required  one day, 5 hour in person course will be activated..  Registration for the entry level program will be open through March 18th and the in person sessions will run through April 1st. The schedule of the in person courses can be found on the event calendar on the left hand side of our homepage.  Once registered the program must be completed within this time frame.  The cost of the program is $93.95 and the detailed instructions can be found on the homepage of www.ctreferee.net.  Please help by distributing this information to your players and parents if possible.  We are hoping to certify more adult referees, so encourage parents to register also. The first in person session will be at the Radisson Cromwell, January 28th so stop by to observe if you would like.

 

The in person session of the assignor course will also be held at the Radisson on January 28th.  As with the entry level referee program the candidate must first complete online training and an online test and then the registration for this session will be activated. If you have a temporary assignor this is the session they must attend to be fully certified.

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions. And thank you for all you do for the game of soccer!

 

Judy Whelan

Executive Director

Connecticut State Referee Program

860-919-0850

 


by posted 01/17/2017
Congratulations - Two SCOG member to be honored!

Deadline extended for dinner reservation to Today Tuesday January 17th - If interested please simply reply and we can work it all out. 

To the Soccer Club of Guilford(SCOG) community,

Please join me in congratulating two of our own.

Last night at the SCOG monthly meeting I had the pleasure of announcing great news from the CT Junior Soccer Association(CJSA). Two members of the SCOG community will be receiving awards at the Annual General Meeting dinner to be held on Friday January 27th. 

The following are those recipients

  • Dennis Garcia - Coach of the Year - Female Team
  • Henry Huhnke - Young Male Referee of the Year

The honoree's will receive their awards from CJSA at a dinner on Friday January 27th. That dinner is at the Radisson in Cromwell, CT. 

If any person, group or team wishes to attend that dinner, please let me know by this coming Monday January 16th at 8:00 PM and I will make sure the appropriate number of seats or tables are reserved. Although I do not have this years per person cost as of yet, last year the cost was $45 per person. Please email me at with any questions on this matter. 

Joe Guerra


by posted 01/13/2017
NCAA Scholarship Stats

After the SCOG presentation the on Wednesday January 11th, 2017, we received inquires regarding statistics of soccer players in College. The below is from http://scholarshipstats.com/soccer.html

College Soccer & Scholarship Opportunities

1,673 schools sponsored varsity soccer teams during 2015:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Scholarships

Average Athletic

 

Number

Number of teams

 Varsity Athletes (1) 

Average team size

limit per team **

Scholarship (2)

Division 

of Schools

Men's

Women's

Men

Women

Men's

Women's

Men

Women

 Men 

 Women 

NCAA  I 

335

205

332

5,881

9,169

29

28

9.9

14

 $           14,490

 $            16,186

NCAA  II

265

211

263

6,471

7,130

31

27

9

9.9

 $             6,642

 $              7,541

NCAA  III

447

412

438

11,980

10,621

29

24

-

-

 $                      -

 $                       -

NAIA

198

188

192

5,354

4,587

28

24

12

12

 $             6,473

 $              7,248

USCAA & Other 4 year

71

69

36

1,333

645

19

18

-

-

 $                 655

 $              1,246

NJCAA

234

215

187

5,116

3,567

24

19

18

18

 $             1,691

 $              2,113

CCCAA & Other 2 year

123

99

114

2,710

2,400

25

21

-

-

 $                 296

 $                  328

Totals 

1,673

1,399

1,562

38,845

38,119

28

24

 

 

 $             4,815

 $              5,366

 


Odds of a high school athlete playing College Soccer *

   Men

   Women

Number of US High School Soccer Players     

432,569

375,681

Number of US College Soccer players (see table above)

        38,845

            38,119

% of foreign students playing NCAA soccer *

12.1%

4.9%

% of US High School Players competing at any College Level

          7.9%

          9.6%

% of US High School Players competing at NCAA I schools

1.2%

2.3%

 

2016 Athletic Scholarship Averages for NCAA Division I Soccer teams

Men's NCAA I Soccer Teams

Average

Low 

High

Scholarships awarded per team

21

12

30

Average Scholarship per team

 $      15,008

 $          5,809

 $        31,062

       

Women's NCAA I Soccer Teams

Average

Low 

High

Scholarships awarded per team

25

17

33

Average Scholarship per team

 $     17,766

 $        6,220

 $        31,363

 

 


by posted 01/13/2017
Why Kids Play Sports - Changing The Game Project

Good article for coaches and parents alike

Instead of trying to predict what will change in youth sports, we should focus on what stays the same: why kids play sports! They play for enjoyment! Here is how we can focus on the right things.
CHANGINGTHEGAMEPROJECT.COM

by posted 01/10/2017
Guilford April Vacation Camp

Hello Soccer Club of Guilford,

REGISTER HERE NOW!

As a great supporter of the Ray Reid Soccer Programs, the Soccer Club of Guilford wants to let you know about the April Vacation Soccer Camp to be held here in Guilford. This is a unique opportunity we have in Guilford and we highly recommend this program.

Registration for this program is now available through the normal Soccer Club Website Click Here to Register

Questions related to the program itself should be directed to Valarie Reid at 631.455.1782

Thank you and have a great day.

Joe Guerra – Soccer Club of Guilford

 

 Guilford April Vacation Camp

CAMP DIRECTOR: Ray Reid

  • Head Coach of the University of Connecticut
  • 4 Time NSCAA National Coach of the Year
  • 2000 NCAA National Champion – University of Connecticut
  • 3 National Championships at Southern Connecticut State University
  • 1 American Athletic Conference Championship
  • USSF “A” Licensed
  • Career Coaching Record 414-113-70

STAFF:

  • John Donlon Ray Reid Soccer School Camp Director
  • Andy Parker Ray Reid Soccer School Camp Director

Dates: April 10th – 14th, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Ages: 5 – 13 Male and Female

Location: Calvin Leete School Fields, Guilford, CT

Fee:

  • $160.00 for Guilford residents
  • $170.00 for Non Guilford residents

Program #’s:

  • Junior / Grades K – 4
  • Senior / Grades 5 – 8

Register on-line Click Here to Register

For more information please call Valarie Reid at 631.455.1782


by posted 10/07/2016
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
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Age Groups
  2016 - 2017 AGE MATRIX  
     
Year of Birth Player Age Group
2014 U03
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2012 U05
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2010 U07
2009 U08
2008 U09
2007 U10
2006 U11
2005 U12
2004 U13
2003 U14
2002 U15
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