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Sporting CT Next Gen Summer Camp- 2nd Coach Named

Hello,

Sporting CT Next Gen international summer camp announcing second confirmed coach. We are very happy to welcome Felipe C Dos Reis Arantes. Felipe works with one of the best clubs in Brazil Botofogo de Futbool as youth academy coach since 2009. We are very excited to see him work with our players this summer and share his soccer knowledge.

Camp for younger age groups 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 will be run in the morning from 9am-12pm

Camp for older age groups 2008,2007,2006 and 2005 will be run in the afternoon from 5-8pm

Dates are July 13-16th Monday to Thursday. We have over 40 players register already for this camp!!!

To register for this camp you must be premier or travel player and you can be member of other CT clubs as well.

Registration is open with this link http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:158529.

Any questions feel free to call or email our Sporting CT Executive director Goran at goran@sportingct.com or call 201 532-3778


by posted 03/04/2020
Upcoming Sporting CT Events For 2020

Hello Everyone, 

Please take a look at our Upcoming Events for 2020. I will add the SIGN-UP link for each of them so you can choose the ones that best fit your needs and schedule. 

UPCOMING SPORTING EVENTS FOR 2020 

 

MYS Dinner Dance - March 28th 2020

We would like to invite you to our biggest fundraising event of the year MYS Dinner Dance that will be held at Italian society club 72 Court street Middletown CT 06457 on March 28th from 6pm-11pm.

Ticket for event will get you dinner, music entertaiment, desert, none alcohol drinks, dancing and great time hanging out with other parents from our MYS programs.

At the dinner dance there will be a raffle, silent auction, as well as an auction. We are looking for a team item/basket to be donated and auctioned off at the dance. Also if any of our members have a business and would like to donate some items email Franca Corsino at fiz411@hotmail.com to collect your donation. We are a non-profit 503 c corporation so all donation and tax-deductible.

We hope you will join us for fun night that will benefit kids in our program all profit from this event will go toward funds for turf field at Country club road complex.

SIGN UP HERE


Sporting CT Next Gen Summer Camp (July 13 - 16) 

4 days of the summer camp with International coaches from top clubs around the world. Select players will be invited to trips with Next Gen teams in the fall of 2020 and 2021 year.

Age group 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 boys and girls will practice from 9am-12pm

Age group 2005,2006,2007 and 2008 boys and girls will practice from 5-8pm

Camp will be held at our MYS club complex 395 Country club road Middletown CT 06457.

Price for camp $325 if you register before February 1st 2020 you will receive $30 discount.

Each participant will get Sporting CT summer camp t-shirt. Each player need to bring soccer ball to the camp.

 

Opened: 12/30/2019
Late date/fee: 02/01/2020$30.00
Closes: 07/13/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls 
born between: 12/31/2004 and 01/01/2013

SIGN UP HERE


Sporting SOL GVSA Summer Select Teams (June 22 - Aug 13) 

TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULE - SUMMER 2020
1. Seaside Classic - Rhode Island 
  • Date July 11-12th 2020. 
  • Age groups 2011-2002 Boys & Girls. 

 

2. TWIST - WALLINGFORD, CT 

 

*The pricing of the tournaments it's included into the programs' fee. 

 

TRAINING LOCATION & DAYS

All our boys' teams will train on MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS between 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at CCR.  

Girls TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS at CCR (395 Country Club Road, Middletown CT). 

 

BOYS & GIRLS TRAINING SCHEDULE (Start June 22th - August 13th)

TRAINING DATES BOYS:                                                         

JUNE 22, 24, 29                                                                                         

JULY 1, 6, 13,27,29                                                                          

AUGUST 3,5, 10, 12                                                                              

 

TRAINING DATES GIRLS:

JUNE 23, 25,30

JULY 2, 7, 9, 28,30

AUGUST 4,6,11,13

We will finish with our SOL GVSA training program after the TWIST tournament. 

 

UNIFORMS

EACH PLAYER WILL GET TWO JERSEY THAT ARE INCLUDED IN SUMMER TEAMS FEES.

We will need your children size and a number they will like to wear for the jersey.

 

Our ultimate goal is to help players build their CONFIDENCE and empower them to COMPETE on the field.

Our CT SOL GVSA Summer Teams program encourages players to express themselves and play without fear of making mistakes. Our training sessions allow players to discover the true feeling and enjoyment of playing soccer. We understand that all children learn in different ways and our coaches are trained in delivering quality training that helps players achieve their highest level of performance.

After coaching thousands of players over the last decade, we have seen and experienced firsthand all the developmental stages and challenges at the recreational, town, travel and premier levels. SOL is here to help players train effectively and reach their full potential by helping them prepare to compete confidently with their teams. Join us to have some FUN in the SUN. 

 

MISSION

Our mission at CT SOL GVSA is to help our players compete with confidence in a fun game-like training environment while learning new tricks and developing their skills. 

 

*The pricing of the tournaments it's included in the programs' fee. 

 

FEES

Our fees cover the coaching fees, facility fees, and two tournament fees. 

  • 6 Weeks Of Training Program = $185
  • 2 Tournaments = $160
  • 2 Jersey =$45

TOTAL COST = $390/player  if register before April 1st 2020 save $20 (price is $370)

SIGN UP HERE 


Summer Camps 2020 Schedule

 

We have designed each camp with our players' needs in mind. We want to help players work on their weaknesses while improving on their strengths so they can become better players. We will outline the camp topics and dates so you can plan accordingly and attend all of the camps that best fit your players' needs. 

IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE MARCH 15TH 2020 YOU WILL GET $20 DISCOUNT!!!!

Discount doesn't apply for our High school camps!!!!!!

 

1. Summer Camp Week 1 (July 20-24, 2020)

This camp is designed for players looking to improve their skills  The goal of this week's camp curriculum is to create confident, skillful players on the ball capable of making good decisions and recognizing 2v1 & 3v2 situations in all areas of the field.  Our staff will create a fun, challenging, competitive atmosphere that encourages players to take risks with the ball, expands their comfort zone and improves confidence in competitive situations.  

Camp Times:

Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Full Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Topics for each day will also include:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Fakes & Turns
  • Dribbling to Penetrate
  • Escape Pressure & Possess the Ball
  • Passing & Receiving both on the floor and in the air with a view to maintaining possession.
  • Ball Striking & Finishing
  • Individual Defending
  • Small Sided Games

Our final day will see a variety of small sided games tournaments (2v2 thru 8v8 formats), allowing players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills in a competitive situation for parents & friends who choose to attend.

 

HALF DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE                    FULL DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE


2. Summer Camp Week 2 (August 3 - 7, 2020) 

The main focus of this week of camp for the field players, is to focus on the ball striking and shooting technique.  The Goalkeeper curriculum will emphasize technical foundations, footwork, handling, diving and all other aspects of the goalkeeper position.  The combined curriculum is geared towards creating a fun and competitive environment where players & goalkeepers challenge each other on different skills related to finishing during each day's camp session.  If you're looking to get better in- or in front of goal, this is the camp for you!

Open to all players 6-14

Camp Times

Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Full Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Topics for the Ball Striking camp will include:

  • Ball Striking/Shooting
  • Crossing/Finishing
  • Long Passing & Long Range Shooting
  • 1v1 Finishing situations
  • Improvisational finishing techniques

Topics for the Goalkeeping will include:

  • Basic Handling
  • Footwork
  • Diving
  • Handling Crosses
  • Point Blank Shot Stopping
  • 1v1's & Breakaways

Our final day of camp will see a variety of small sided game tournaments (2v2-8v8 formats) allowing players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and abilites for friends and family who choose to attend.

 

HALF DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE                    FULL DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HE


3. Summer Camp Week 3 (August 17 - 21, 2020)

This camp will serve as the main pre-season camp for all Sporting CT players for the 2019-20 seasonal year.  The primary focus will be on the physical condition and preparation of the players to improve strength, speed, coordination, balance and quickness.  The goal of this camp is to have each player see gains in their physical performance to better sustain a high level of play throughout the course of the year.  This will include SAQ excercsie, soccer specific conditioning and ball skills - the ball will not be neglected!!!  The demands of this camp are to push you harder, further and faster than anywhere else.  Proper warmup, cooldown and body maintenance will be addressed to develop good individual fitness habits and prevent injury.  This is a great camp to get players into shape, connect with teammates and prepare for the season in a fun and competitive environment!

Open to all players age 6-14.

Camp Times:

Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Full Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Topics for the week will also include:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Fakes & Turns
  • Dribbling to Penetrate (1v1 situations!)
  • Escape pressure and keeping possession
  • Passing & Receiving both on the floor and in the air with a view to maintaining possession
  • Ball Striking & Finishing
  • Individual & Group Defending
  • Small Sided Games

Our final day will see a variety of small sided games tournaments (2v2-8v8 formats) to allow the players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and abilities to friends and family who may choose to attend.

 

HALF DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE                    FULL DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HER


4. High School Pre-Season Evening Prep Camp All boys and girls high school players: (Aug 17 - 21, 2020)

This camp will provide a last chance for preseason preparation for those who want the week of training.. This is a more complex camp where we want to make sure players understand their roles in various situation of the game. The coaches will focus on offering their knowledge thru different training sessions where players will later be allowed to freely experience what they learned in a FREE play environment. Applying what you learn in a FUN and FREE environment is what learning is all about. This camp will truly help players develop their tactical understanding of the game so they can perform better for their teams during the season. 


 

Camps Length

Half Day - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

LOCATION: 395 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT

 

Topics for each camp will also include:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Fakes & Turns
  • Dribbling to Penetrate
  • Escape Pressure & Possess the ball
  • Passing & Receiving both on the floor and in the air with a view to maintaining possession
  • Striking and Finishing
  • Individual Defending 
  • Small-sided games

ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGE GIRLS and BOYS

Our final day will see a variety of small-sided game tournaments played (2v2, 4v4, 6v6 & 8v8) allowing players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and abilities in front of all family members and friends.

 

SIGN UP HERE

 

 

 

 

Regards, 
Andrei Popescu 

 

 


by posted 02/24/2020
Sporting CT SOL GVSA Summer program registration open today!!!!

 

 

Registration for our SOL GVSA 2020 summer program is open today with this link http://www.sportingct.org/Registration/Default.asp?n=&org=sportingct%2Eorg&cat=CT+SOL.

Coaches assignment for each team will be announced by June 1st 2020.

Our CT SOL GVSA Summer Teams program will challenge and motivate players in a FUN game like training environment to compete and develop their: 

  • Ball control
  • Skills
  • Game awareness
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive attitudes
  • Strong work ethics 
  • Character
  • Lifetime values
  • And much more... 

 

Our ultimate goal is to help players build their CONFIDENCE and empower them to COMPETE on the field.

Our CT SOL GVSA Summer Teams program encourages players to express themselves and play without fear of making mistakes. Our training sessions allow players to discover the true feeling and enjoyment of playing soccer. We understand that all children learn in different ways and our coaches are trained in delivering quality training that helps players achieve their highest level of performance.

After coaching thousands of players over the last decade, we have seen and experienced firsthand all the developmental stages and challenges at the recreational, town, travel and premier levels. SOL is here to help players train effectively and reach their full potential by helping them prepare to compete confidently with their teams. Join us to have some FUN in the SUN. 

 

MISSION

Our mission at CT SOL GVSA is to help our players compete with confidence in a fun game-like training environment while learning new tricks and developing their skills. 

 

TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULE - SUMMER 2020

1. SEASIDE CLASSIC, RHODE ISLAND

  • Date: July 11-12 2020

 

2. TWIST - WALLINGFORD, CT 

  • Date: Aug 15-17 2020

*The pricing of the tournaments it's included in the programs' fee. 

 

FEES

Our fees cover the coaching fees, facility fees, and two tournament fees. 

  • 6 Weeks Of Training Program = $185
  • 2 Tournaments = $160
  • 2 Jersey =$45

TOTAL COST = $390/player  if register before April 1st 2020 save $20 (price is $370)

 

Hurry as spots per team are limited.


by posted 02/01/2020
Next Gen Summer Camp

Hello everyone,

TODAY IS FINAL DAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF $30 DISCOUNT FOR OUR SPORTING CT NEXT GEN SUMMER CAMP!!!!!

We have over 30 kids already sign up and looking forward for great week of camp  with top notch coaching from some of the top clubs in the world.

We are very fortunate to get Chelsea FC development center & Academy coach George Cole to join us this coming summer. George will be sharing his soccer knowledge with players from our club and other clubs from CT. More coaches will be announced this coming week.

Here is video for parents and players to see what they can expect from this camp LINK TO CT IDF VIDEO

Camp for younger age groups 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 will be run in the morning from 9am-12pm

Camp for older age groups 2008,2007,2006 and 2005 will be run in the afternoon from 5-8pm

Dates are July 13-16th Monday to Thursday. If you register by February 1st 2020 you will get $30 discount

To register for this camp you must be premier or travel player and you can be member of other CT clubs as well.

Registration is open today with this link http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:158529.

Any questions feel free to call or email our Sporting CT Executive director Goran at goran@sportingct.com or call 201 532-3778

 


by posted 01/31/2020
Our Summer Camps 2020 are now OPEN to REGISTER

Hello Everyone, 

We have finalized and opened the registration for our Summer Camps 2020. I will briefly outline each camp for each week. Our Full Day Camps go from 9:00am-3:00pm (U7 and up) and our Half Day camps go from 9:00-12:00pm. 

For anyone registering before March 15, will get $20 discount. 

Click here to SIGN UP. 

 

Summer Camps 2020 Schedule

 

We have designed each camp with our players' needs in mind. We want to help players work on their weaknesses while improving on their strengths so they can become better players. We will outline the camp topics and dates so you can plan accordingly and attend all of the camps that best fit your players' needs. 

IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE MARCH 15TH 2020 YOU WILL GET $20 DISCOUNT!!!!

Discount doesn't apply for our High school camps!!!!!!

 

1. Summer Camp Week 1 (July 20-24, 2020)

This camp is designed for players looking to improve their skills  The goal of this week's camp curriculum is to create confident, skillful players on the ball capable of making good decisions and recognizing 2v1 & 3v2 situations in all areas of the field.  Our staff will create a fun, challenging, competitive atmosphere that encourages players to take risks with the ball, expands their comfort zone and improves confidence in competitive situations.  

Camp Times:

Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Full Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Topics for each day will also include:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Fakes & Turns
  • Dribbling to Penetrate
  • Escape Pressure & Possess the Ball
  • Passing & Receiving both on the floor and in the air with a view to maintaining possession.
  • Ball Striking & Finishing
  • Individual Defending
  • Small Sided Games

Our final day will see a variety of small sided games tournaments (2v2 thru 8v8 formats), allowing players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills in a competitive situation for parents & friends who choose to attend.

 

HALF DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE                    FULL DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE


2. Summer Camp Week 2 (August 3 - 7, 2020) 

The main focus of this week of camp for the field players, is to focus on the ball striking and shooting technique.  The Goalkeeper curriculum will emphasize technical foundations, footwork, handling, diving and all other aspects of the goalkeeper position.  The combined curriculum is geared towards creating a fun and competitive environment where players & goalkeepers challenge each other on different skills related to finishing during each day's camp session.  If you're looking to get better in- or in front of goal, this is the camp for you!

Open to all players 6-14

Camp Times

Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Full Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Topics for the Ball Striking camp will include:

  • Ball Striking/Shooting
  • Crossing/Finishing
  • Long Passing & Long Range Shooting
  • 1v1 Finishing situations
  • Improvisational finishing techniques

Topics for the Goalkeeping will include:

  • Basic Handling
  • Footwork
  • Diving
  • Handling Crosses
  • Point Blank Shot Stopping
  • 1v1's & Breakaways

Our final day of camp will see a variety of small sided game tournaments (2v2-8v8 formats) allowing players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and abilites for friends and family who choose to attend.

 

HALF DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE                    FULL DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HE


3. Summer Camp Week 3 (August 17 - 21, 2020)

This camp will serve as the main pre-season camp for all Sporting CT players for the 2019-20 seasonal year.  The primary focus will be on the physical condition and preparation of the players to improve strength, speed, coordination, balance and quickness.  The goal of this camp is to have each player see gains in their physical performance to better sustain a high level of play throughout the course of the year.  This will include SAQ excercsie, soccer specific conditioning and ball skills - the ball will not be neglected!!!  The demands of this camp are to push you harder, further and faster than anywhere else.  Proper warmup, cooldown and body maintenance will be addressed to develop good individual fitness habits and prevent injury.  This is a great camp to get players into shape, connect with teammates and prepare for the season in a fun and competitive environment!

Open to all players age 6-14.

Camp Times:

Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Full Day: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Topics for the week will also include:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Fakes & Turns
  • Dribbling to Penetrate (1v1 situations!)
  • Escape pressure and keeping possession
  • Passing & Receiving both on the floor and in the air with a view to maintaining possession
  • Ball Striking & Finishing
  • Individual & Group Defending
  • Small Sided Games

Our final day will see a variety of small sided games tournaments (2v2-8v8 formats) to allow the players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and abilities to friends and family who may choose to attend.

 

HALF DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HERE                    FULL DAY CAMP - SIGN UP HER


4. High School Pre-Season Evening Prep Camp All boys and girls high school players: (Aug 17 - 21, 2020)

This camp will provide a last chance for preseason preparation for those who want the week of training.. This is a more complex camp where we want to make sure players understand their roles in various situation of the game. The coaches will focus on offering their knowledge thru different training sessions where players will later be allowed to freely experience what they learned in a FREE play environment. Applying what you learn in a FUN and FREE environment is what learning is all about. This camp will truly help players develop their tactical understanding of the game so they can perform better for their teams during the season. 


 

Camps Length

Half Day - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

LOCATION: 395 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT

 

Topics for each camp will also include:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Fakes & Turns
  • Dribbling to Penetrate
  • Escape Pressure & Possess the ball
  • Passing & Receiving both on the floor and in the air with a view to maintaining possession
  • Striking and Finishing
  • Individual Defending 
  • Small-sided games

ONLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGE GIRLS and BOYS

Our final day will see a variety of small-sided game tournaments played (2v2, 4v4, 6v6 & 8v8) allowing players to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and abilities in front of all family members and friends.

 

SIGN UP HERE

 

Regards, 
Andrei Popescu

 

 


by posted 01/21/2020
Save the Date MYS Dinner Dance - June 20th 2020

Hello Sporting CT families,

We would like to inform you that our biggest fundraising event of the year MYS Dinner Dance has been moved to  JUNE 20th 2020 and will be held at Italian society club 72 Court street Middletown CT 06457  from 6pm-11pm.

Ticket for event will get you dinner, music entertainment, desert, none alcohol drinks, dancing and great time hanging out with other parents from our MYS programs.

At the dinner dance there will be a raffle, silent auction, as well as an auction. We are looking for a team item/basket to be donated and auctioned off at the dance. Also if any of our members have business and would like to donate some items email Franca Corsino at fiz411@hotmail.com to collect your donation. We are non profits 503 c corporation so all donation are tax deductible.

We hope you will join us for fun night that will benefit kids in our program all profit from this event will go toward funds for turf field at Country club road complex.

Tickets can be purchased with this link http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:158898


by posted 01/09/2020
Sporting CT Next Gen Summer Camp

We are very exciting to share the news that we are able to provide our members great opportunity to be train and seen by coaches from top youth soccer clubs from Europe and South America at our Country club road fields at reasonable price. This camp is open to both girls and boys players age group 2005-2012 . Come and get seen by great coaching staff and be selected to make trip to some of  Next Gen select team events for fall of 2020 or spring of 2021.

Two more weeks to take advantage of our $30 discount also here is video for parents and players to see what they can expect from this camp LINK TO CT IDF VIDEO

Camp for younger age groups 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 will be run in the morning from 9am-12pm

Camp for older age groups 2008,2007,2006 and 2005 will be run in the afternoon from 5-8pm

Dates are July 13-16th Monday to Thursday. If you register by February 1st 2020 you will get $30 discount

To register for this camp you must be premier or travel player and you can be member of other clubs as well.

Registration is open today with this link http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:158529.

Any questions feel free to call or email our Sporting CT Executive director Goran at goran@sportingct.com or call 201 532-3778


by posted 12/31/2019
Sporting CT - Minuteman Press Jersey Sponsorship

 

 

We are very happy to announce that we have reached an new agreement with Minuteman Press, to be our uniforms sponsor for the next two years.
We like to thank Charlie Lazich and his company for believing in what we doing and for continuing to be part of Sporting CT family as our main sponsor.
Minuteman Press has two locations,
512 Main Street Middletown and
195 West Main Street Avon.

High-quality products. Timely service. Competitive prices.

You can expect these and more when you partner with Minuteman Press for your design, printing and marketing needs.

For more informations visit :

http://www.middletown.minutemanpress.com

More exciting news about our Sporting CT program coming out soon..


by posted 12/27/2019
Online Coaching Education + Referee Pathway Info for Our Players

Hello Sporting Families, 

We would like to encourage our players to take some of the US Soccer coaching licenses that the Federation has made available. Those are online grassroots courses that are great for coaches, coaching parents who volunteer and our players who truly want to expand their knowledge about the game and work with kids. 

Please click here to LEARN MORE about the US Soccer Online education program. 

Click Here to Create a FREE Coaching Profile. 

Click here to learn more about the REFEREE Program. 

Each grassroots coaching course is about 1-2 hours long at most and it costs $25 . Those are great introductory courses that will help our players knowledge and teach them how to become better leaders by working and helping the younger kids through camps, clinics, and different training or leadership programs. 

We already have a good number of our older players who are reffing and helping coach at different clinics throughout the year. This is a great way to earn community service hours and later on get paid. It's also a great way to coach a few hours a week while in college. 

We would highly recommend to all our high school players who enjoy working with kids to take the online courses for 4vs4, 7vs7, 9vs9 and 11vs11 to build a great coaching foundation that will not only help them with their soccer path but also in their life. We want to build leaders within our teams and communities and the more we use our resources the more knowledgeable we become. 

Please take a look at the photo below to find out more about the Coaching License Pathway and the Referee Pathway. 

Also, if you would like to work in our 3vs3 Tourney, Spring Camp or Clinics just let us know. 

For those who are interested in the referee program. 

 

Regards, 

Andrei Popescu

Sporting Director of Futsal and College Pathway

 

 

 


by posted 11/22/2019
College Recruiting Timeline Information For High School Players

Hello Sporting Families,

We all want our players to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. At SportingCT our parents are no different. Watching your child follow his or her passion is beyond satisfying. It is a sensational feeling full of joy and fulfillment. That is what it feels like to have your student-athletes attend Sporting. We care about all our players and parents and we want to help and prepare you for the college level if that's your goal. We have created a detailed High School Timeline so players and parents can follow and easily find the information they need to easily identify the right school fit. 

 

We always take our service to another level and as a result, we keep preparing ourselves to always serve you in the best way possible. When it comes to college recruiting this is not a 4 years choice, IT'S A LIFETIME DECISION. That's why it's important that we educate our players and parents to understand the differences in divisions so they can keep a broader perspective. Once student-athletes know what they want they will be closer in identifying the right school fit based on their academics and athletic abilities. If you have any questions please contact our College Pathway Director, Andrei Popescu at info@lead2rise.com. 

 

Please feel free to look at the latest information released by NCAA: 

 

If you can't view the information in this email please click here to read the timeline on our Sporting website. 


COLLEGE RECRUITING TIMELINE

 

FRESHMEN YEAR

  • Start planning now, take the right courses and get the best grades possible.

  •  

    SIGN UP for a FREE profile page at EligibilityCenter.org for information on NCAA Eligibility. 

    Find your high school list of NCAA approved courses at EligibilityCenter.org/courselist.

    Build a powerful resume and always keep it updated. 

     
  • Your grades are crucial and be on top of it. If you are falling behind ask for help immediately. 

  • Your high school will calculate your GPA, which will correspond with your class rank. Eventually, these statistics will be used to determine your admission into schools and potential academic scholarship. 

  • Most colleges will use your grades from your “core” academic classes:  http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses

  • Go watch local D1, D2, D3 college games to get an understanding of the different levels of college soccer in the United States

  • You are not only competing against local and state talent but also international players. 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • If you fall behind academically, ask your counselor for help finding approved courses you can take.
  • Register for a Profile Page or Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org.
  • At the end of the year, ask your counselor at each high school or program you attended to upload your official transcript to your NCAA Eligibility Center account. 
  • Continue to focus on your grades and begin to challenge yourself with Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes and if your school offers it, Dual Enrollment classes where students can earn both high school and college credits. 

  • Take the PSATs in the fall. Most area high schools will offer this test for free during the regular school day. This is a great opportunity for students to become accustomed to the test format and test length. 

  • Contact college coaches of schools you may be interested in (see questions below for help) prior to college showcases and once your resume is in place. 

  • College Showcase Tournaments will list the college coaches that will be attending that specific tournament: https://events.gotsport.com/events/collegecoaches.aspx?EventID=54591

  • Attend college ID clinics and summer camps of schools that you may be interested in (use the questions below as a guide)

  • Go watch local D1, D2, D3 college games to get an understanding of the different levels of college soccer in the United States. 

  • Plan college visits and take tours of schools you may be interested in. 

  • By the end of your sophomore year in high school, you should try to identify 20-30 potential schools that meet your academic and athletic aspirations. 

  • If you know that you want to play Division I or Division II college soccer, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of your junior year. If you are unsure about what level you want to compete at you can still register: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

  • Always keep your options up until you commit. 

  • Consider D3 schools as well because they can often time offer great academic packages. 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Continue to focus on your grades and begin to challenge yourself with Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes and if your school offers it, Dual Enrollment classes where students can earn both high school and college credits. 

  • Your junior year is a very important year for your academics and a year that colleges will focus on when they examine your transcript, so continue to work hard and stay focused. 

  • Register to take the SAT and/or the ACT tests

  • When you register for the SAT or ACT, you can have your scores sent directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center using the code 9999

  • Contact college coaches of schools you may be interested in (see questions below for help) prior to college showcases. 

  • Structure your email to coaches and look at our photos below. 

  • College Showcase Tournaments will list the college coaches that will be attending that specific tournament: https://events.gotsport.com/events/collegecoaches.aspx?EventID=54591

  • Attend college ID clinics and summer camps of schools that you may be interested in (use the questions below as a guide)

  • Go watch local D1, D2, D3 college games to get an understanding of the different levels of college soccer in US or near you. 

  • Plan college visits and take tours of schools you may be interested in. 

  • By the end of your junior year in high school, you should try to identify 10-12 potential schools that you are seriously considering based on your academic and athletic aspirations. 

  • Be proactive with the recruiting process and email coaches. 

  • Time management is a skill that can be mastered and by now you should be able to have a good idea because you need to plan accordingly and stay on top of your work. 

  • Consider both academics and athletics in your final decision and ask yourself “If I’m not playing soccer at this school, is this the school that I still want to be at?”. If you answered YES, then that's the school for you. 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

  • There is a misconception that colleges will not look at your senior year grades - this is very inaccurate. Your senior grades will be sent to the colleges you apply to and they will be factored into the admissions process. Stay focused and continue to work hard

  • At the beginning of your senior year, you should have your college search narrowed down to 2-5 schools that you are seriously considering

  • Confirm your eligibility status with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the start of your senior year

  • Register to take the SAT and/or the ACT tests in the fall

  • Meet with your guidance counselor, apply to the schools that you are seriously considering and ask selected teachers to write you a letter of recommendation. Be mindful of application deadlines as every school is different

  • Submit your FAFSA application. This determines how much aid you qualify to receive:  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

  • Plan any final college visits and tours in the fall. 

  • Contact any of the colleges that you are seriously considering prior to any event you could get scouted. 

  • Follow up with all of the schools you are seriously considering and weigh your options before making your final decision. 

  • Consider both academics and athletics in your final decision and ask yourself “If I’m not playing soccer at this school, is this the school that I still want to be at?”. If you answered YES, then that's the school for you. 

  • Complete your final NCAA- approved core courses as you prepare for graduation. 
  • Request your final amateurism certification beginning April 1 (fall enrollees) or Oct. 1 (winter/spring enrollees) in your NCAA Eligibility Center account at eligibilitycenter.org.
  • After you graduate, ask your counselor to upload your final official transcript with proof of graduation to your NCAA Eligibility Center account.
  • Reminder: Only students on an NCAA Division I or II school’s institutional request list will receive a certification.


 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

  • If you want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II school, start by registering for a Certification Account with the NCAA Eligibility Center at eligibilitycenter.org. If you want to play Division III sports or you aren’t sure where you want to compete, start by creating a Profile Page at eligibilitycenter.org

    • To play sports at a Division I or II school, you must graduate from high school, complete 16 NCAA-approved core courses, earn a minimum GPA and earn an ACT or SAT score that matches your core-course GPA.

     

     

          CORE COURSES

    • Only courses that appear on your high school’s list of NCAA core courses will count toward the 16 core-course requirement; visiteligibilitycenter.org/courselist for a full list of your high school’s approved core courses. Complete 16 core courses in the following areas: 

      Division 1 - Complete 10 NCAA core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before your seventh semester.

      GRADE-POINT AVERAGE

      The NCAA Eligibility Center calculates your grade-point average based only on the grades you earn in NCAA-approved core courses.

      • DI requires a minimum 2.3 GPA. 

      • DII requires a minimum 2.2 GPA.

       

      SLIDING SCALE

      Divisions I and II use sliding scales to match test scores and GPAs to determine eligibility. The sliding scale balances your test score with your GPA. If you have a low test score, you need a higher GPA to be eligible. Find more information about test scores at ncaa.org/test-scores.

       

      TEST SCORE

      You may take the SAT or ACT an unlimited number of times before you enroll full time in college. Every time you register
      for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code 9999 to send your scores directly to us from the testing agency. We accept official scores only from the ACT or SAT, and won’t use scores shown on your high school transcript. If you take either test more than once, the best subscore from different tests are used to give you the best possible score.


OUR THREE DIVISIONS

 

 

 


 

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER ABOUT COLLEGES AND RECRUITING
 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLLEGE

  1. Is this a four year or two-year school?

  2. Is the school public or private? 

  3. Where is the school located?

  4. Is this in the country, small town, or in an urban area?

  5. What is the campus like, compact or spread out?

  6. How large is the school, what is the undergraduate enrollment?

  7. What are the strongest degree programs offered, and which are the best academic departments?

  8. Does the school have my potential major/career interests? It’s alright if you don’t know what you want to do as a career now - most people don’t

  9. What is the growth potential for internships?

  10. Do most students live on campus or in off-campus apartments?

  11. What is student housing like?

  12. Do the members of the soccer team room together?

  13. What transportation is possible from my home to the campus? Bus, train, flight?

  14. What is the academic calendar - quarters, semesters, trimesters?

  15. What do you do to help players with their school work? Tutoring provided? Academic advisor?

  16. If I’m not playing soccer, is this a school that I want to be at?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLLEGE PROGRAM & TEAM

  1. Does the school offer my major

  2. In what division does the school play (NCAA I, II, III, NAIA, NJCAA)?

  3. In what conference is the team?

  4. What important non-conference teams are scheduled?

  5. Do I want to start and play as a freshman?

  6. What were the team’s conference and overall record this year?

  7. How many players will there be on the roster next year?

  8. How many players will travel with the team?

  9. What training happens after the season?

  10. What is the preseason schedule?

  11. What is the practice schedule during the season? Morning, afternoon, night?

  12. Including meetings, training, travel and matches, how much time is required?

  13. What facilities and staff are available to take care of injuries and rehab?

  14. What is the style of play you want to see?

  15. What are your goals for the team?

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COACH'S NEEDS FOR THE TEAM

  1. How many seniors are graduating?

  2. Are there redshirt players returning?

  3. What positions do you have open on the team and where would I fit in?

  4. How much playing time should I expect as a freshman?

  5. How many other players are playing that position?

  6. Are you recruiting other players for that position? Have you committed to any?

  7. What role does the coach see you have within the team. 

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK GOING FORWARD

  1. Which tournaments will you be attending?

  2. Will your school be hosting any ID clinics or camps that I can attend?

  3. Have you talked to my coaches?

  4. What’s the next step? 

  5. What should I do? 

  6. Do you see me as a serious candidate?

 

QUESTIONS TO ASK AFTER YOUR VISIT

  1. How did I feel and how I liked the coach’s personality?

  2. Do I feel his coaching style will mesh well with my playing style?

  3. Is the school in my price range?

  4. Did I enjoy the team members?

  5. Did the school have what I wanted academically?

  6. Is there growth potential within my major?

  7. Do I like the campus? Was I comfortable?

  8. If I’m not playing soccer, is this a school that I want to be at?

 


TIME MANAGEMENT BY DIVISION

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SLIDING SCALE

 

 

 

 

 


SAT / ACT TESTS DATES

 

 

Regards, 

Andrei Popescu

Sporting Director of College Pathway

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 11/07/2019
Welcome To All Our Sporting SPONSORS

Hello Everyone,

We would like to welcome all our sponsors to our Sporting CT family. We believe in their services and highly recommend them to our community. Small businesses are always welcomed to better serve and help our communities' needs by providing quality services and products.

If you would like your business or your organization featured please let us know. 

Having a great location and a turf field facility it's always key to attract potential customers for your business. Each day we get over a hundred people walking at our outdoor facility and thousands over the weekend from CT, NY, NJ, MA, VT‚ and‚ other states and many local clubs from our area.

If you are looking for a prime spot to advertise your business, look no further. We provide sponsorship opportunities for your business starting at $650/year where you get one banner 3 by 5 feet on our field and your business logo on this page starting on June 1, 2019.

If you are interested please contact Andrei Popescu at popescu8@hotmail.com for further details. We are a 501-C3 non-profit organization.

Contract Length & Price:

  • 1 year - $650
  • 2 years - $1,200‚ (save $100)

LOGO DETAILS:

  • Email us your logo details in PDF
  • We can add your logo from any dateƃ‚ 
  • All checks have to be made to: Middletown Youth Soccer, P.O Box 852, Middletown, CT 06457.
  • Our $650 banner fee includes your custom banner as well.

BY NUMBERS:

  • Over 10,000+ monthly site visitors
  • Over 1 million+ total site hits since 2012
  • Over 1,000 active monthly users
  • 34 Sporting Premier Teams + SOL GVSA Summer Select Teams
  • Each weekend over 20+ games played
  • Hosting 30+ games per weekend during the fall and spring season
  • A high customer retention rate of 90%+ of returning customers.
  • Over 16,500+ emails in our database.

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR 1 YEAR‚ ($650/YEAR)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR 2 YEARS‚ ($1,200/YEAR)

 

Regards,

Andrei Popescu

 


by posted 07/05/2019
Sporting CT 2019/20 Season

Hello Sporting CT players and families,

I hope all of you have good start of the summer and looking forward to some nice weather and relaxing time over next couple months.

I want to reach out to all of you to thank you for choosing Sporting CT club as your children club for 2019/20 season we appriciated your loyalty and can't wait to start training again last week of August.

For new players that join our club emails are going out this weekend with what information we will need from you in order to register your kids for our teams please get back to us that information as soon as possible.

Once we create rosters and numbers for each team that will play in the fall you will get email from TEAM SPORT how to order uniform for fall season.

For kids that play in the fall you should order uniform no later then July 15th so your order come on time.

For high school players we will send you email with all information by August 1st 2019 and you should make order no later then August 15th so you can get your staff on time.

We will inform all teams that play in the fall about tournaments they will attend no later then August 1st 2019.

High school teams will be inform by October 1st which tournaments they will play next season.

Fall training schedule will be posted by August 15th on our Sporting CT website for each team.

We will have supplemental tryouts over the summer for some teams that we need player or two if you know anybody interested to join our club please let them know to reach out to me or one of our coaches.

It's players responsibilty to come ready and in shape for fall season it take few weeks for each player to get in good conditioning shape so please be sure kids are active during summer time with either summer team program, camps or running on their own to be prepared.

Some of the teams will have only two practices before they start competation on tournaments for fall season.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email me back.

Regards,

Goran

Sporting CT Executive Director

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by posted 06/22/2019
Great Sponsorship Opportunities With Sporting CT

Hello Everyone,

We are super excited to open up our Sponsorship Opportunities where we welcome businesses like yours to promote their quality services and products to a much bigger audience who could potentially become your loyal and returning customers. Often times businesses fail due to their lack of being promoted in front of their niche customers base. We are confident that by advertising with us,  you'll gain a greater customer audience who's ready to learn more about your business and use your products and services. We have kept all our pricing very low so small business can afford it. 

Having a great location and a state of the art turf field facility it's a great opportunity to attract potential customers for your business. Each day we get over a hundred people walking at our outdoor facility and lots more over the weekend from CT, NY, NJ, MA, VT and other states and many local clubs from our area. Our field is located at 395 Country Club Road in Middletown and we are super proud of our location and how easy is to get to it. 

If you are looking for a prime spot to advertise your business, look no further. We provide sponsorship opportunities for your business starting at $650/year where you get one banner 3 by 5 feet on our field and your business logo on our Sporting website starting on July 1, 2019. 

We are in the process of looking for partnerships and if you are interested please contact Andrei Popescu at popescu8@hotmail.com for further details. We are a 503c non-profit organization. 

Contract Length & Price: 

  • 1 year - $650
  • 2 years - $1,200 (save $100) 

LOGO DETAILS: 

  • Email us your logo details in JPEG and PDF
  • We can add your logo from any starting date 
  • All checks have to be made to: Middletown Youth Soccer, P.O Box 852, Middletown, CT 06457. 
  • Our $650 banner fee includes your custom banner as well. 

BY NUMBERS: 

  • Over 10,000+ monthly site visitors
  • Over 1 million+ total site hits since 2012
  • Over 1,000 active monthly users
  • 34 Sporting Premier Teams + SOL GVSA Summer Select Teams
  • Each weekend over 20+ games played 
  • Hosting 30+ games per weekend during the fall and spring season
  • A high customer retention rate of 90%+ of returning customers. 
  • Over 16,500+ emails in our database.

Regards, 

Andrei Popescu 

 

 

 


by posted 06/12/2019
Sporting CT Players gaining international exposure this spring

Hello,

Sporting CT club  have partner with Next Gen international this spring season for some age group players to have opportunity to travel to Europe and expirience lifetime opportunity to play in prestigous MIC tournament in Barcelona Spain (last week 2007 boys) trip to England to play against premier league academy teams (this week 2006 boys) and visit to France to play PSG soccer academy and other top clubs teams and also attend couple world cup games in person including USA- Sweden game for some of our 2006 girls this June.

This is just beggining what we have plan for upcoming year we want to take some our talented teams to compete against some of the best teams around world so our players get expirience and knowledge but also see next level of play as well learn about different cultures in the world.

More news about this opportunites will come after tryouts are over and we finalize our teams for 2019/20 season.

Regards,

Sporting CT


by posted 04/26/2019
CCR Field #1 Announcement

Middletown Youth Soccer, Family Members

 
REC / MAGIC / SPORTING CT
 
We are proud to announce that after providing the City of Middletown all requested documents,on Monday March 25th, 2019
we have started the conversion of our existing soccer field #1 in to a much needed 24/7 field.
The construction will take approximate two months,we will monitor the work as progresses day by day.
Many of our members have helped in various capacities, from attending meetings with the city, to prepare documents, updating maps,etc.etc..
Also thanks to many of our members for helping in fundraising events, thanks to our sponsors and our directors for providing a downpayment and a suitable financing for the project that we funding 100%.
When we build the Country Club facility, years ago, we dreamed to have a 24/7 field for our members, well, dream is coming true !!
 
Regards
 
MYS
 
 
 
 
 

by posted 03/29/2019
College pathway presentation

Hello,

We want to thank all our members for coming to Italian society club Tuesday night for college pathway presentation. Coach Andrei did fantastic job with his presentation and we had some great college coaches in attendants that give us some very valuable informations to help out our athletes choose what is right way for each of them  to go about choosing college they want to attend.

We hope all of you had great time.


by posted 03/07/2019
Sporting CT 2003 Boys - Nationals trip

Hello Sporting CT families,

Our Sporting CT 2003 boys had attend Nationals tournament in Aurora Colorado this past weekend. What a great exposure for our club and our team this trip was. It was nice to be around one of the best teams in USA and compete against teams from other states. We tied our first game 1-1 against team from California, second game we won 2-0 against team from NY and our last game we lost 2-0 against Columbus Ohio team.

Overall  we miss semifinals on goal differential but we are so proud of run this team had last 6-7 months. Our boys had won so many tournaments, league games, playoff games and made it to nationals as CT State cup champions. We set bars very high before season started with our goals and we made almost to the end one game short of nationals championship game but we have something to look forward next year and get better individually and as team and come back for national championship trophy...

This boys are great example for all our younger age group teams that with hard work, talent and good coaching everything is possible, we are all looking forward for more Sporting CT teams to reach this level and expirience next level of play in tournaments like this one..


by posted 07/25/2018
Sporting CT- CT State Cup Champions

Congratulations to our Sporting CT coaches and players on winning the State Cup. When you see great success at this level it starts with the right player developmental philosophy which our club continuously works on implementing daily in all our players.

Without committed, hard working and talented players and coaches who endlessly dedicate their time and trust into our club over a long period of time, none of this would be possible.

When all the details are in place, the big picture will come once we master the execution process. It’s easy to see our goals and objectives coming to life. This is a process and it can be very beneficial if you commit yourself to it and give it your best no matter the outcome.

Patience it’s a virtue many don’t have or understand. You can’t win cups/leagues/tourneys without mastering your patience on how to overcome your struggles which will help you build a great character for the rest of your life.

Great things will come your way but you first must learn from your failures and defeats. Today our club had an amazing day by making history on winning the state cup on numerous ages for the first time ever. Our leadership and coaching team is strong and hungry to succeed.

Congratulation to 2005 girls team, 2002 girls team and 2003 boys team for making history as first Sporting CT teams to win CT State Cup and to 2004 girls team for fighting to the end and losing in 2nd  OT in the finals we are so very proud of each of you....


by posted 06/04/2018

Interested In Sporting CT?

Sporting CT is always looking for players who can contribute positively to our on-field success and off-field environment.  We pride ourselves on offering a development experience unlike anyone else in the area.  

To learn more about our program, or to arrange a visit/trial, please reach out to us at goran@sportingct.com and one of our directors will get back to you promptly.

GVSA SOL Summer Select Teams
Upcoming Games
2019-20 Sporting CT Age Ranges
Age groups for the 2019-20 seasonal year:
 
Under 8 born between 1/1/12 - 12/31/12
Under 9 born between 1/1/11 - 12/31/11
Under 10 born between 1/1/10 - 12/31/10
Under 11 born between 1/1/09 - 12/31/09
Under 12 born between 1/1/08 - 12/31/08
Under 13 born between 1/1/07 - 12/31/07
Under 14 born between 1/1/06 - 12/31/06
Under 15 born between 1/1/05 - 12/31/05
Under 16 born between 1/1/04 - 12/31/04
Under 17 born between 1/1/03 - 12/31/03
Under 18/19 born between 1/1/02-12/31/01
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