Five Coaching and Open Play Dates Announced When: March 16, 23 & 30 and April 6 & 13
Where: Oakwood Sports Center - Field #2 Oakwood Sports Center, 40 Oakwood Drive, Glastonbury, CT Click Here to View Directions Online
Sessions will feature top-level clinicians from the USSF, US Club Soccer, US Youth Soccer & top college coaches, who will take youth players through a 40 minute training session followed a one hour and twenty minute open play match for the coaches in attendance.
• Sessions start promptly at 7:30pm and last approximately 1 hour.
• There is no cost to South Windsor Soccer Coaches. SWSC will cover all costs.
• Coaches do not need to attend every single training session. • Many coaches attend the training sessions & do not participate in the open play soccer that follows the sessions.
If you are interested in attending or if you have any questions, please email Gary Schoedler, SWSC Director of Coaching, at
*Register no later than March 7th
South Windsor Soccer Club is pleased to have partnered with Dick's Sporting Goods to present the Dick's Incredible Coaching for Kid's Award. This award is dedicated to recognizing a current youth soccer coach who furthers the mission of South Windsor Soccer Club both on and off the field with the various players and families of South Windsor, Connecticut.
The ideal candidate:
- fosters a positive environment for players and families
- teaches and exhibits sportsmanship in challenging situations
- develops themselves as a positive role model
- has demonstrated an example of going above and beyond this season
Please review the following instructions carefully to ensure your nomination is received and considered without error. It is advised that coaches nominated for an award should not be made aware of the submission which will add to the excitement should the coach ultimately be selected.
1) The individual making the nomination should submit a 1 to 2 page letter with the following information:
a) Name of the coach nominated and the team coached
b) Description of how the coach has achieved the (4) bullet points identified above of the ideal candidate
c) Any other relevant information you feel should be considered
d) Name of the individual making the nomination
e) Name of a second individual to attest/support the nomination
2) Submit the document electronically to
3) Notice confirming receipt of the nomination will be sent to the nominating party
In the midst of all the snow, the South Windsor Soccer Club would like to take a moment and thank a very special group of volunteers that dedicated their time on the field this past season, the South Windsor High School girls’ varsity soccer team.
The high school girls spent time volunteering their skills with the U11 girl’s recreational team, an annual tradition where they help their younger protege's develop the confidence of these young ladies both on and off the field. The high school aged players are some of the best candidates around to develop curriculum for the 9 and 10 year old recreational players as many of these girls were former players of the club not that long ago.
Skill sets taught by the high school players during practice are demonstrated with pride during the recreational games held at Rye Street Park on Saturday mornings. In fact, if you look closely enough at the sidelines during those games, you’ll see a supportive varsity team sitting alongside a sea of parents that day. In reverse, the young apprentice players can also be found at the high school games cheering on their favorite player/mentor hoping to walk in their footsteps one day.
“It was amazing to witness the transformation of the teams” commented Scott Shepardson, resident of South Windsor and girls volunteer coach with the soccer club. Scott is credited with initiating the relationship between the two organizations about two years ago and should be proud as we have received an abundance of compliments about the partnership from both parents and players.
South Windsor Soccer Club encourages programs such as these as it builds an important bond between the youth groups of various ages here in town. If you have an idea or would like more information about the South Windsor Soccer Club we would love to hear from you. Please visit us at www.southwindsorsoccer.org or contact Michael Moriarty, Community Director at email@example.com.
Outstanding Volunteer Award Presented to Amy & Matthew Brown
Outstanding Volunteer Award Presented to Amy & Matthew Brown
Pictured (left to right): Matthew Brown, Amy Brown and SWSC Vice President and Director of Coaching Gary Schoedler
South Windsor Soccer Club is pleased to announce Amy and Matthew Brown as the recipients of the organization's Outstanding Volunteer Award. Both Amy and Matt have invested an incredible number of hours for the youth athletes of our community and the club was honored to present this award to them at the U-11 Recreational Tournament on October 18, 2014.
Over the last several years, the Board of Directors have received numerous emails praising the efforts of the Browns both on and off the field. These emails range from Matt's coaching ability to summon incredible enthusiasm from his players on the field to Amy's organizational skillset in coordinating multiple recreation divisions and the semi-annual U-11 recreational tournament. If you're wondering why the South Windsor Soccer Club is so successful, it's the hundreds of volunteers just like the Browns that create such a positive environment for our youth athletes. Thank you for all that you do.
South Windsor Soccer Club was started in 1987 to offer soccer programs to the youth of South Windsor. That first year had over 300 players registered. Today there are over one thousand youths of all abilities playing in a variety of soccer programs including an in-house recreation league, TOPSoccer and full Travel program.
The goals of the Club are to encourage the growth of soccer and to implant firmly in the all members of the Club the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and respect for authority.
Mailing Address: South Windsor Soccer Club, P.O. box 641, South Windsor, CT 06074
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