Middletown High School and Middletown Youth Soccer have teamed up to offer MYS Youth Soccer Night at the following two Middletown High School Home games:
Boys - Tuesday September 30, MHS Boys Soccer vs Bulkeley High School at 6pm.
Girls - Monday October 20, MHS Girls Soccer vs Berlin High School at 6pm.
For these two games, all MYS Coaches and Players who wear their uniform to the game will receive FREE ADMISSION. (Parent/guardians must pay $5 admission fee for the game). All players must be supervised by a parent or their coach during the game.
With both MHS varsity teams in the midst of successful seasons, this is a great opportunity for our MYS Members to see what it takes to play varsity soccer and be there to support the local team!
We're looking forward to making this a great night for our MYS Players, as well as for the MHS teams by creating a great atmosphere for a game!
Please follow rules set by league and support our kids teams and also show sportsmanship to their opponents this weekend with this rules set by CJSA.
Silent Sidelines Reminder
Each Fall and Spring playing season the Board of Directors shall sponsor a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Coaches will be permitted to give players 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.” Referees are not responsible for the enforcement of this rule. It is the clubs responsibility to inform your spectators of the guidelines for Silent Sidelines.
The Spring Silent Sidelines weekend will be the third weekend of May and 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.
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 now 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."
MYS Board of Directors.
Middletown Magic U12 boys Rocky hill tournament champions!!!!!!!
Congratulation to U12 Middletown Magic boys for winning Rocky hill Columbus day tournament with impressive record. Magic - Bristol 4-0, Magic - Greenwich 2-0, Magic - Tolland 5-0 and Magic - Wilton 4-0!!!!!!!!!
The Connecticut State Referee Program (CSRP) is offering referee courses on a rolling basis over the remainder of the fall and through December 26. The referee certification course is a two part course, which is comprised of an online course and (rules) test followed by a field positioning test. The online course can be completed at any time, the field test must be registered for in advance. A candidate must complete both to be certified and accept games from the District Referee Assignor.
Here in Middletown, we have three very rapidly growing branches of our club (MYS Rec, Middletown Magic & Sporting CT) which we are very proud of, however the growth of the club has not been matched by an increase in the number of officials. As our volume of games continues to expand, we need to bring more referees into the game to ensure everyone has a great experience.
Anyone interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a referee please visit www.ctreferee.net. The information for referee certification (AND recertification for anyone looking to get back into reffing!!) are right there on the home page. Reffing is a great way to contribute to the game and is a nice way for our younger members to gain leadership experience while earning a little spending money in the process.
"Your children's youth sports experience will end, and it may happen suddenly. Hopefully you will not look back and think, "I wish I had enjoyed it more instead of obsessing over performance, or playing time, or the team's record." Enjoy the experience; it will end too soon."