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Statewide Silent Sidelines Reminder 10/20 & 21 weekend
MSC teams in CT Cup this weekend
This weekend, MSC has two teams in Connecitcut Cup game play,...
UConn-MSC opportunity
    UCONN SOCCER   UCONN has extended their...
Calling all Goalkeepers - training this Friday
We will be holding FREE goalie clinics for any MSC player, in-house...
Statewide Silent Sidelines Reminder 10/20 & 21 weekend

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Each Fall and Spring playing season CJSA Board of Directors shall sponsor a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Coaches will be permitted to give players limited direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players.” 
The Fall Silent Sidelines will be the third weekend of October. The goals of Silent Sidelines Weekend are to:

1. develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.
2. improve the players’ communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.
3. support our youth referees by eliminating dissension from the sidelines.
This rule was drafted and passed at the request of a CJSA player. We need to help our players develop without the continued interference from the sidelines. The objective is to promote greater awareness of this development by coaches and parents as well as the players and referees.
We are requesting that all spectators remain silent on these weekends. For the sake of our kids, we are asking for one weekend where we stand back and just let the players play. We would like to provide each player at least one game of their season that is free of the distractions caused by spectators screaming and yelling at them.
This program was first sponsored by CJSA in September 2000 and was successful. Many players stated they enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with their teammates and be heard. One player, Tommy Schanzer, enjoyed the experience so much that he spearheaded a movement to bring back Silent Sidelines each season.
The guidelines are simple. Spectators are to be quiet, talking in a normal tone to the person next to them. What is to be avoided are comments that can be heard by players, referees or opponents. Applause is permitted and encouraged.
The program works. It has increased the awareness by both coaches and parents of the players’ development. In addition, it has increased referee retention.
Your help is needed. We are asking everyone in CJSA to promote and support Silent Sidelines Weekend and give the game back to the kids.
(The below message is a modification of Andrea Duffy’s May ‘02 Presidents Message.)

A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.
"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"
The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."

by posted 10/18/2018
MSC teams in CT Cup this weekend

This weekend, MSC has two teams in Connecitcut Cup game play, the U14 boys and the U11 girls. The Connecticut Cup is a seasonal statewide single game elimination tournament in each age group, starting at U11. Both teams have made it to the quarterfinals.

Come out this Saturday and cheer for these teams as they try and reach the semifinals. 

Saturday 11am Charter Oak field - U11 Girls vs. Trumbull

Saturday 1pm Manchester High School - U14 Boys vs. Milford



by posted 10/18/2018
UConn-MSC opportunity

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UCONN has extended their invitation to the Manchester Soccer Club Friends & Family to see any of the soccer games for $2.00 per person with a group of 15 or more. 


I would like to see the MSC teams, i.e. Instructional, Academy, Strikers, Juniors, Seniors, TOPs and Travel, see a game or more and show off their MSC Team Spirit by wearing their jerseys at the game. 


If interested and have a party of 15 or more, please contact Loretta Caparas via email at


The schedules for both Women’s and Men’s are listed below.  Please advise which game you want to see. 


Thank you.






by posted 09/26/2018
Calling all Goalkeepers - training this Friday

We will be holding FREE goalie clinics for any MSC player, in-house or travel, that wishes to gain some extra training.  No need to sign up, just show up ready to learn goal keeper skills.


Goalies will work on catching and shot stopping; diving, breakaways and angle play; set pieces, crosses and distribution.


All participants must wear cleats and shin guards. Participants should plan to wear long sleeves and long pants with goalie gloves. Bring your own ball and plenty of water. 

Dates:  9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2

Where: Veterans Memorial Field

2008-2011 birth years: 5:30p-6:30p

2004-2007 birth years: 6:30p-7:30p

More information can be found on our website: http://manchestersoccerclub.com/Page.asp?n=140933&org=MANCHESTERSOCCERCLUB.COM


by posted 09/04/2018
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