Our Recreational Soccer season will officially begin the week of August 24th, with some coaches opting to begin practice the week of 8/17. First games will be Saturday, September 5.
TOPSoccer begins on Saturday, September 5th.
Little Kickers begins on Sunday, September 6th.
Information from your coaches, including practice night and game schedule should be expected by the first week of August.
Our Season Kickoff Event including uniform pick-up is scheduled for Sunday, August 23rd. Watch for details about our bounce house, face-painting, and more!
Coaching Award - Congratulations Coach Brendan Walsh!
The South Windsor Soccer Club is pleased to announce Coach Brendan Walsh as the recipient of the July 2015 Dick’s Incredible Coaching for Kids Award. Brendan was nominated by multiple people for the numerous contributions he’s made as a volunteer coach. These nominations described the various ways that he has created a positive environment for the youth athletes in our town by teaching them sportsmanship and providing a positive role model for them to follow. We had a chance to interview Coach Brendan and here’s what he had to say:
SWSC: How did you first get involved in coaching soccer?
Brendan:My daughters, Amanda & Candace, got started in the rec program and they were looking for volunteers.I asked them both if they would like me to coach? They said "YES" so I volunteered.A couple of years later I started coaching my son Aidan's team.I still ask my kids at the beginning of each season if they want me to coach.Until they say "NO", I'm happy to do it.
SWSC:Were you nervous when you first started? How about a pointer for a
person on the fence about coaching?
Brendan:I was definitely nervous with about 12 little 8 year old players staring at me. I would encourage anyone who is on the fence about coaching to give it a try.It is a great chance to create lasting memories for these young soccer players and the South Windsor Soccer Club does a phenomenal job supporting all of their coaches.
SWSC:Thanks for the volunteer plug by the way. Is there a moment in your coaching career that sticks out?
Brendan:There really is no one memory that sticks out but it's truly rewarding to step back and see those moments when something we went over in practice shows up in a game.Getting some heart-felt 'thank you' notes from players is always very gratifying as well!
SWSC:When you’re not playing superhero coach on the field, what are you doing
with any free time you might have left over?
Brendan:I am high school teacher, so my schedule is generally similar to my kids. Whatever they are involved with, I'm usually connected with somehow.I own a mobile DJ business and every so often I get to go to dinner with my BEAUTIFUL wife of 16 years, Andrea.
SWSC:Speaking of superheroes, if you could be any one superhero who would
Brendan:I've been told I look a little bit like 'Mr. Incredible' from Pixar's The Incredibles.I guess there are worse people to look like than an aging, slightly overweight superhero.
SWSC:Thanks again Coach Brendan for doing what you do, the entire South Windsor community really appreciates it. Glad to see you complimented your wife as well, we’ll make sure to send her a transcript of the interview!
For those unaware, Dick’s Sporting Goods has a special division that we’ve partnered with to honor coaches who have a tremendous impact on local communities. As a token of appreciation Coach Brendan received some great SWSC Gear along with a $100 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods. All awards are based on nominations received; if you would like to nominate one of our coaches for the award, please email us their story at
This link will take you to the online ordering system. Besides uniforms it has other items as well for purchase, and we will be adding hats, sweatshirts and more in the near future.
The players will have two options:
1) to pick these up in person in East Hartford at no cost
2) to pay shipping and receive these at their home.
You need to work with the parents to let them know what uniform number they need to put on this online order form. Please remember that it is best not to have any duplicate numbers, not only on your team, but on the other team in your age bracket, e.g. If the A team has a number 23, the B team should not have a 23, as you may need to call up that player to help you or they may make the A team the next season. So please coordinate your rosters among your age brackets.
The prices that are on the site will be good for until July 10th at which time the prices will go up a little, due to added rushed shipping costs, to get these to us for the start of the season.
This is a brand new system for us so please have some patience in case we have a bug or two to work out. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Waldo, Equipment Director, at
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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