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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!
11/26/2020
From our Sporting family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!   We...
Sporting CT - Important Announcement
11/20/2020
Dear Sporting CT Members, Sporting CT will pause all club activities...
Important Face Mask Information
10/04/2020
Hello Sporting Families,  We hope everyone had a great weekend...
Goalkeepers training with SGA coaching staff!!!!
09/02/2020
Hello, We are super excited to get SGA coaching staff involved...
Sporting CT Neck Gaiters are IN - COME AND PICK THEM UP
08/25/2020
Hello Sporting Families,  Our Neck Gaiters are IN and ready...
Travel and vacation - IMPORTANT NEWS
07/20/2020
Hello everyone, As we all know this is season of lot of family...
MYS Sporting CT Return to play guidelines
06/19/2020
Hello MYS Sporting CT members, Our Country club road fields will...
EDP Featured Our Sporting CT Club - Find Our More About Us
06/05/2020
Hello Everyone,  We are very excited that we got recognized...
Sporting CT is Committed To USYS NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE SEASON
06/02/2020
Hello Sporting Families,  We would like to share with you...
MYS Dinner Dance - Postpone until March 2021
01/09/2020
Hello MYS Sporting CT Families, Due to COVID 19 pandemic and for...
Sporting CT - Minuteman Press Jersey Sponsorship
12/27/2019
    We are very happy to announce that we have...
Online Coaching Education + Referee Pathway Info for Our Players
11/22/2019
Hello Sporting Families,  We would like to encourage our...
College Recruiting Timeline Information For High School Players
11/07/2019
Hello Sporting Families, We all want our players to lead fulfilling...
Welcome To All Our Sporting SPONSORS
07/05/2019
Hello Everyone, We would like to welcome all our sponsors to our...
Great Sponsorship Opportunities With Sporting CT
06/12/2019
Hello Everyone, We are super excited to open up our Sponsorship...
Sporting CT Players gaining international exposure this spring
04/26/2019
Hello, Sporting CT club  have partner with Next Gen international...
CCR Field #1 Announcement
03/29/2019
Middletown Youth Soccer, Family Members   REC / MAGIC...
College pathway presentation
03/07/2019
Hello, We want to thank all our members for coming to Italian...
Sporting CT 2003 Boys - Nationals trip
07/25/2018
Hello Sporting CT families, Our Sporting CT 2003 boys had attend...
Sporting CT- CT State Cup Champions
06/04/2018
Congratulations to our Sporting CT coaches and players on winning...
 
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!
From our Sporting family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 
We are thankful for people like you who make our community even stronger in such difficult times. We thank you for your TRUST and SUPPORT.
 
Be safe everyone and hopefully we will be back on the field soon.
 
 
 

by posted 11/26/2020
Sporting CT - Important Announcement
Dear Sporting CT Members,
Sporting CT will pause all club activities starting on midnight November 22nd 2020 through to January 19th 2021 in accordance with Governor Lamont's announcement yesterday.
The pause will include all in person games, scrimmages, practices, team meetings or team events.
The club will have a plan for next two months and will inform all parents soon.
CJSA has cancel all league games for this weekend none of them will be played.
We want to thank all our members for following protocols and guidelines we put in place since August return to play, to ensure safety of all players, coaches and parents. 
We will get back together soon and we will be able to play soccer again.
Regards,
Goran Vasic
Sporting CT Executive Director
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by posted 11/20/2020
Important Face Mask Information

Hello Sporting Families, 

We hope everyone had a great weekend of soccer as the weather was beautiful. 

As a friendly reminder, when you are watching a game at our CCR facility you must wear a face mask out of respect and safety for everyone. If you don't want to wear one then please watch the game from your car. 

We want to follow strict state and club guidelines where we create a safe environment for everyone who comes to our CCR facility. Those who refuse to wear a mask, their player will be removed from the game immediately by their coach. Those same rules apply for all our away games. 

Thank you all for your support, cooperation and understanding. 

 

Regards, 

Andrei Popescu

Sporting CT Marketing Director


by posted 10/04/2020
Goalkeepers training with SGA coaching staff!!!!

Hello,

We are super excited to get SGA coaching staff involved to work with our Sporting CT goalkeepers this fall season. Dan Gaspar is one of the best American soccer coaches with incredible soccer career and for our kids to be able to be coach by him and his coaching staff is something special.

Dan Gaspar coach in 3 World Cup's with Portugal, South Africa and Iran and he is only American coach to be working with all 3 top Portugal clubs SL Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting FC. He was also coach for University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University. 

Goalkeepers training will be on Monday nights.

5.30-6.30pm 2012-2009 boys and girls goalkeepers

6.30-7.30pm 2008-2007 boys and girls goalkeepers

First training will be Monday September 14th, goalie session will  run each Monday until November 2nd. Rain dates are November 9th and 16th.

We are highly encourage all goalkeepers to attend this sessions. If your team practice at same time goalkeeper session will take priority over Sporting CT training. (you can join your team after gk training is over).

Regards,

Goran Vasic

Sporting CT Executive Director

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by posted 09/02/2020
Sporting CT Neck Gaiters are IN - COME AND PICK THEM UP

Hello Sporting Families, 

Our Neck Gaiters are IN and ready for pick up tonight Tuesday (8/25) and tomorrow, Wednesday (8/26) from our Country Club Road location from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on both evenings. Frank and Goran will be there on those two nights. 

You can pay when you come there OR make a check to Sporting CT or Middletown Youth Soccer. If you have already paid and sent your check, no worries. 


If you want to order and you haven't got a chance, please click here to place your order. 

Thank you all for your orders. 

 

Regards, 

Andrei Popescu

Sporting CT Director of Marketing

 


by posted 08/25/2020
Travel and vacation - IMPORTANT NEWS

Hello everyone,

As we all know this is season of lot of family vacations and traveling. 

If you are going on vacation or traveling to one of these states you will have to quarantine for 14 days before return to training and Country club road fields.  Zero Exceptions. Health and safety of our players, parents and coaches is most important thing so please follow all recommended rules!!!!!!!!!! See link bellow for states that are mandate to quarantine if you visit as family after returning to CT!!!

 

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/coronavirus/watch-live-at-4pm-gov-lamont-to-provide-update-on-states-coronavirus-response-2/2304921/

 

 

Regards,

Goran Vasic

Sporting CT Executive Director

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by posted 07/20/2020
MYS Sporting CT Return to play guidelines

Hello MYS Sporting CT members,

Our Country club road fields will be officially open for use on Monday June 22nd. We are doing everything possible to provide safe environment for all our players,coaches and parents . Please read our club guidelines and rules all of us need to follow in order to keep spread of the virus to the minimum.

Click on this link to read players, parents and coaches responsibilities https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=119003&org=sportingct.org

If you plan on attending our Tryouts 2020/21, SOL GVSA Summer Training or Summer Camps please complete and sign electronically our Sporting CT COVID 19 Waiver. Sign here to fill out the form electronically. 

This rules applied to all team trainings, tryouts, GVSA SOL summer team training and our Sporting CT summer camps. As restriction start to change with local and state government regulations and orders we will inform you with any rule changes.

We hope to see you soon on the field again.

Regards,

MYS Sporting CT Board of Directors

 

 


by posted 06/19/2020
EDP Featured Our Sporting CT Club - Find Our More About Us

Hello Everyone, 

We are very excited that we got recognized and featured by EDP Soccer where we have shared our culture and why SPorting CT is such a special place to be part of. Please read to learn more about our club. Our retention rate has been excellent over the years where we keep seeing players coming back and trusting our club with their development on and off the field. 

Please read the exclusive interview by Goran Vasic who is our Executive Director and you can also click here to read the full article. 

Also, you can SIGN UP for TRYOUTS HERE

 


Q&A SESSION WITH SPORTING CT

Name- Goran Vasic - Executive Director
 

What is the philosophy of your club? 
Sporting CT is the premier branch of Middletown Youth Soccer and is a program vested in the holistic development of its players.

As a club we are committed to ensuring the experiences afforded to our members are of only the highest standard and guarantee to try and provide each player with the best possible soccer education available.
 

How does your club make that philosophy come alive for your members? 
All of our Program Directors and Staff Coaches hold significant education and experience within both the soccer as former professional players and Child Development domains as  college coaches. As a result, the guidance and support each player receives will be based upon a proactive and pragmatic philosophy which holds their best interests at heart.
 

How does your club help your student-athletes balance their training/playing with their academics? 
We emphasize both athletic and academic excellence, using soccer as a vehicle to teach important life lessons that help our players develop into well-rounded young adults who understand the value and importance of attitude and application.
 

How does your club balance individual player development, team development, and the pressure to win competitions (leagues, tournaments)? 
Through our focus on the development of the individual, we strive to build innovative, technically proficient teams where success is measured in more than victories on the field.  We have accomplished our mission if our players' lives are enriched through their involvement with Sporting CT and if they experience the joy of playing quality soccer at the highest levels available in both Connecticut and New England.

 The Club’s goal is to provide the best possible coaching and support resources to enable each player to develop to his or her fullest potential, both as soccer players and as individuals. Through our commitment to providing the finest staff possible, our ambition is to produce players capable of competing at the: Collegiate, Professional and International levels. 
 

What does your club do to emphasize fun (which if not present is a major reason young people drop out of sports)? 
As club we try to emphasize fun from early age and continue to promote that idea until they leave our club.We believe that that one huge factor that makes sports less fun and leads children to pursue other interests over soccer is loss of ownership of the experience.If young athletes are not having fun, they will eventually walk away, regardless of talent or how good their team or coach is. We as a club hold social events during the year for our players outside the soccer field with  pizza parties, bowling team parties, pasta dinner with coaches, visit to professional soccer and college games as a club  and have a big club end of the year barbecue event.
 

How does your club work with parents to maintain appropriate sideline behavior? 
We have Sporting CT Club standards in place where each parent needs to follow rules set by the club.The most important thing to always remember is that the game is for the players. When  parents or others try to put themselves in front of the players, it usually ends up ruining the game for the players.  We try to educate parents to respect referees, coaches and other team players at all times.
 

What does your club do to help your student-athletes decide what to do after graduation from high school? 
Our Sporting CT College Pathway and Futsal Director Andrei Popescu and Jarice Manson our Sporting CT College Prep Director run each year College pathway presentation for all our High school team members. Sporting CT works with local Division 1,2 and 3 college coaches to be our guest speakers who share their knowledge and give them valuable information to help our athletes choose what is right for each of them  to go about choosing the college they want to attend.
 

How does your club judge success? 
Sporting CT doesn't judge success by winning or losing. We want to be a family oriented club where everyone feels welcome. We look into the long term development process by implementing fair play, developing good skills to each player, teaching them about leadership and commitment and with our coaching staff being role models to all our players on and off the field. If we do all of this right we can see success with having players come back to our club year after year.
 

What is your club doing to stay active with its members during COVID-19 quarantine? 
We are staying very active during COVID-19 pandemic with our members.

As a club we are doing everything we can to keep the players engaged from weekly lesson plans, video challenges and zoom calls, without overwhelming them at the same time. 

We also run weekly workout sessions with Sporting CT Instagram Live and Zoom.

 


Regards, 

Andrei Popescu 

 

Sporting CT Director of College Pathways and Futsal 

 

 

 


 


by posted 06/05/2020
Sporting CT is Committed To USYS NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE SEASON

Hello Sporting Families, 

We would like to share with you that we are committed to USYS NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE SEASON which will be managed by the EDP. Please take an in-depth look at the email we have just received as we are a committed club member.

 


FRISCO, Texas (June 2, 2020) — The USYS New England Conference, managed by EDP, is set to kick off its inaugural season of competition in the Fall of 2020. Currently, 12 clubs have committed to supporting the New England Conference, and those clubs anticipate having teams compete in the conference’s opening season.

Additional clubs and teams will take part in the New England Conference’s first season, and a full field of competitors will be announced following the team registration period. Additional details on Conference registration will be available in the coming weeks. Click here for more information on team eligibility and the pathway into the USYS New England Conference.

As one of 13 Conferences in the newly transformed USYS National League, the New England Conference provides a competitive league platform for teams and clubs from various USYS State Associations, primarily: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The conference offers competition in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups.

Clubs committed to the USYS New England Conference:

Club State Association
Black Rock FC Massachusetts
Connecticut FC Connecticut
CT Rush Connecticut
Ginga FC Connecticut
Juventus Academy Boston Massachusetts
New England Surf Massachusetts
Oakwood SC Connecticut
Rhode Island Surf Rhode Island
Rush New England Massachusetts
South Central Premier Connecticut
Sporting CT Connecticut
Yankee United FC Connecticut


“The New England Conference is excited to have the support of so many top clubs in the area and looks forward to providing a consistently high level of competition,” said Jen Marcella, league manager for the USYS New England Conference. “There are many talented players in the New England area, and we look forward to providing the best possible environment for development, along with opportunities to compete in other programs.”

The New England Conference’s top divisions offer its teams an opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships, which are held annually each summer. All teams within the New England Conference also have the opportunity to take part in the National League Showcase Series, which provides teams with a chance to play cross-conference matches in a national setting with increased exposure to college, professional and national team scouts. 

“New England has a long history of producing quality teams and tremendous players. We’re thrilled to provide a pathway via our enhanced National League infrastructure for those teams and their players to showcase their talents,” USYS CEO Skip Gilbert said. “The USYS New England Conference, managed by EDP, will offer a high level of competition for teams to challenge the region’s best.”

For more information on the National League and its 13 Conferences, including the New England Conference, click here.

 

Regards, 

Andrei Popescu

 

 


by posted 06/02/2020
MYS Dinner Dance - Postpone until March 2021
Hello MYS Sporting CT Families,
Due to COVID 19 pandemic and for the safety of all our members MYS board of directors had decide to postpone our annual MYS Dinner Dance to March 2021. Date for this event will be announced in near future.
For people that paid for this year event ticket you will get choice for full refund or we can keep money in the account for next year event date. Let us know what you will prefer us to do.
For people that give us red raffle tickets we will have live ZOOM drawing on Saturday June 6th at 7pm for all prizes we have listed ()gift cards, camps and other events). We will inform all winners about their prizes on Sunday June 7th via email.
For people that will win our summer camps prizes you will be able to use voucher for this year summer camps or 2021 summer camp(if not feeling comfortable sending kids to camp this summer).
For all of you that have purchased white tickets you will be in the drawing for our team baskets prizes that we have collected so far.
If any of you have tickets that want to be in drawing please email them to us MYS P.O Box 852 Middletown CT 06457 before June 1st 2020
Sporting CT Board of Directors

 


by posted 01/09/2020
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
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 2020-21 seasonal year:
 
Under 8 born between 1/1/13 - 12/31/13
Under 9 born between 1/1/12 - 12/31/12
Under 10 born between 1/1/11 - 12/31/11
Under 11 born between 1/1/10 - 12/31/10
Under 12 born between 1/1/09 - 12/31/09
Under 13 born between 1/1/08 - 12/31/08
Under 14 born between 1/1/07 - 12/31/07
Under 15 born between 1/1/06 - 12/31/06
Under 16 born between 1/1/05 - 12/31/05
Under 17 born between 1/1/04 - 12/31/04
Under 18/19 born between 1/1/03-12/31/02
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