SANFORD SOCCER ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER

www.sanfordsoccer.com

    

Greetings, Players, Families and Friends, and WELCOME to the 2017 Soccer Season!!


Sanford Soccer is preparing for what is going to be an exciting year of soccer!

We could not do all that we do without the volunteer efforts of your Board Members and we would like to extend our thanks to our new and returning members. Please visit Sanford Soccer's website: it has been updated and has details on all events and programs! We're bringing back programs that are successful, and bringing back the Trainers from Global Premier Soccer:


Little Kickers (U5)

(birth dates between 8/1/ 2012 and 7/31/ 2013)

Program is coming back in the format that has been so successful and enjoyed by players and parents! Players will have a fun filled 45 minutes of play on Saturday morning, coached by trainers from GPS.


Peewee divisions (U6-U7)

(U6-birth dates between 8/1/2011 and 7/31/2012)

(U7-birth dates between 8/1/2010 and 7/31/2011)

Program is coming back in the format that has been so successful and enjoyed by players and parents! Players will have 1 to 2 hours of practice per week using age appropriate curriculum coached by volunteer coaches with assistance from GPS trainers. 7 games on Saturdays at Shaw field. Players will be given a jersey and socks. Players will need to supply their own black shorts. Soccer shin guards are required, cleats are suggested but not required; sneakers can be worn.(no softball, baseball or football cleats)  


The Junior Division (U8-9)

(U8-birth dates between 8/1/2009 and 7/31/20010)

U9- birth dates between 8/1/2008 and 7/31/2009)

Players will have 1 to 2 hours of practice per week using age appropriate curriculum coached by volunteer coaches, and assistance from GPS trainers.  7 games on Saturdays at Shaw field against other Sanford Soccer teams.  Players will be given a jersey and socks. Players will need to supply their own black shorts. Soccer shin guards are required, cleats are suggested but not required;Ages sneakers can be worn.(no softball, baseball or football cleats)


Ages (U9 optional, all U10-14) will be Classic Travel teams, to improve programming and player development. All players in these age groups will now be included in Soccer Maine Leagues, allowing them to compete with neighboring towns and participate in season end festivals and playoffs.


(U9-U10) Teams

(U9-birth dates between 8/1/2008 and 7/31/2009

(U10 – birth dates between 8/1/2007 and 7/31/2008)

Teams will practice two times a week with games played on Saturday or Sundays. Three games will be at Shaw Field and three games will be at neighboring towns. Teams will compete in the Columbus Day Tournament and will play a season ending festival at Bonney Eagle after the tournament; all players are expected to attend all events. Soccer shin guards and cleats are required (no softball, baseball or football cleats). Returning players will need to use the uniforms they were supplied with last year. If they are a new player, the uniform will be supplied to them and they will need to pay and additional $25.00 for the away jersey.


(U11) Teams

(U11 – birth dates between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2007)

Teams will practice two times a week with games played on Saturday or Sundays. Three games will be at Shaw field and three games will be at neighboring towns. Teams will compete in the Columbus Day Tournament and will play a season ending festival at Shaw Field. Soccer shin guards and cleats are required (no softball, baseball or football cleats). Players returning will need to use the uniforms they were supplied with last year. If they are a new player the uniform will be supplied to them and they will need to pay and additional $25.00 for the away jersey.


(U12-U14)

(U12 – birth dates between 8/1/2005 and 7/31/2006)

(U13 – birth dates between 8/1/2004 and 7/31/2005)

(U14 – birth dates between 8/1/2003 and 7/31/2004)

Teams will practice two times a week with games played on Saturday or Sundays. Three games will be at Shaw field and three games will be at neighboring towns. Teams will compete in the Columbus Day Tournament; after the tournament all teams will compete in playoffs locations to be determined at the end of the season. Soccer shin guards and cleats are required (no softball, baseball or football cleats). Players returning will need to use the uniforms they were supplied with last year. If they are a new player the uniform will be supplied to them and they will need to pay and additional $25.00 for the away jersey.


(Super Seniors)

(Grades 9-12)

Co-ed league for high school students, seven-game schedule on Saturdays at Shaw Field led by volunteer coaches, with the option to add practice sessions.


Projected start dates for practices are August 14th

Recreational games on Saturday, August 19th

Travel on August 27th


FALL REGISTRATION: Registration opens April 1, and runs through June 1!

Register online anytime, any day, at home or on your mobile device using the link below.

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=58257


In Person Registration:      *April 22nd       11:00 am – 2:00 pm and * May 20th 10:00am-1:00 pm

All Dates are held at Shaw Field in the Clubhouse.Please bring in your child’s Birth Certificate if this is their first time playing

Questions about registration or payment plans please contact Nathalie at sanfordsoccernathalie@gmail.com

QUESTIONS? Refer to our website www.sanfordsoccer.com for current information and find contact information for all Board Members. Or, like us on Facebook!

NO DOGS: Please remember: our four-legged friends are NOT allowed on the fields at any time. Please pass this along to family and friends that may be coming to watch practices and games.

~Sanford Soccer Association Board of Directors





Spring Soccer with Global Premier Soccer (GPS)

Program starts April 28th and goes to June 16th all sessions are held on Friday nights at Shaw Field. Cost is $75 and open to ages U6-U14. Times are 5:30-7:00


The GPS Skills 11 program will focus on 1v1 attacking moves taken from some of the best players in the world. The program will focus on ball mastery and encourage our players to be confident in trying to execute a variety of 1v1 moves in both non-pressure, 1v1 situations and small sided games.

Skills 11 – The Next Level is a tiered program consisting of 3 levels. Each level will see an increased difficulty level of skills. Players can move through the levels on successful completion of the skills. These are a collection of moves from some of the best soccer players and soccer freestylers in the world


To sign up use the link below

https:////www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/Default.asp?ProgramID=57108&Type=PLAYER


For more information contact Chris Coleman at ccoleman@globalpremiersoccer.com or 207-887-9176


Global Premier Soccer (GPS) Will be having a Summer Soccer camp at Shaw Field August 7th-11th


  • 3-6 years

  • 9am - 10.30am -  $65

The GPS Juniors curriculum teaches soccer fundamentals to young players in a fun, high energy environment. Our curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.

HALF DAY/FULL DAY CAMPS

  • 7 - 14 years

  • Half Day - 9am - 12pm   $115

  • Full Day - 9am - 3pm    $185

Participants are divided by age and ability before receiving an age appropriate but fun training experience provided by our professional coaching staff.

To sign up for Summer Camp please use the link below:

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/Default.asp?ProgramID=56787&Type=PLAYER/

               Sanford Soccer Association Program Offerings for 2017 Fall Soccer

   PROGRAM NAME 

     PROGRAM AGE

PROGRAM BIRTH DATE RANGE

Program Description

FEE

 

    Little Kickers

U5

U5– Aug 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013**

 

 **Children born before July 31, 2013

 may be placed in the program on

 request and if space is available

 

Sessions at Shaw Field.

      Seven 45 minute fun filled sessions led by

GPS Trainers

$60

  Pee-Wee

U6 & U7

U6– Aug 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012

U7 - Aug 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011

Sessions at Shaw Field

1 - 2 hours of practice per week 

led by volunteer coaches,

using age appropriate curriculum,

seven games on Saturday’s,

additional sessions with GPS trainers

 

 

$85

Junior

U8 & U9

U8 – Aug 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010

U9 - Aug 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009

Sessions at Shaw Field

1-2 hours of practice per week

Led by volunteer coaches

 using age appropriate curriculum,

seven games on Saturday’s

Additional sessions with GPS trainers

$95

    Classic Travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

U9-

U14

 U9 - Aug 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009

U10 – Aug 1, 2007  to July 31, 2008

U11 - Aug 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007

U12 - Aug 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006

U13 - Aug 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005

U14 – Aug 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004

Practice 1-2 hours per week at Shaw Field

6 Soccer Maine League games (3 at Shaw Field and 3 at neighboring towns) with end of season playoffs, festivals and option to participate in Sanford Soccer’s Columbus Day Tournament.

Led by licensed volunteer coaches

Additional sessions with GPS trainers

 

 

U09-U12 $115

 

U13-U14 $125

Super

Seniors

U15-U18

High School students

Co-ed league for high school students

    seven game schedule Saturdays at Shaw Field

Led by volunteer coaches

With option to add practice sessions

$60













 












































Sanford-Springvale Soccer Association

Christine Soule Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Christine Soule, a long-time supporter of soccer, the association,
and the arts, Sanford-Springvale Soccer Association will award two scholarships to
graduating seniors of Sanford High School. Qualified candidates will be one
 young man and one young woman who have participated for at least two years in the
Sanford-Springvale Soccer Association, demonstrated a continued passion for the
sport throughout high school, and submitted a complete scholarship application by the deadline.

Please follow the link below to download the scholarship form

/Content/directors/upimg/dir5648/scholarship 2017.pdf








Congratulations Summer Camire

Female Youth Referee of the Year!

Pictured below with State Director of Referee Instruction, Pete Levasseur.







Sanford referees who were selected to referee in the

Fall Travel Tournament for Soccer Maine

Ryan McLeod, Summer Camire, Pat Morris, Josh Webber, Peter Levasseur State Referee Instructor





Congratulations to the U14 girls

2016 Classic Cup State Champions!














Sanford Soccer is very excited to announce a 
new partnership with Global Premiere Soccer (GPS).
GPS will provide the trainers for our fall season, 
and will also run a spring program and summer camps 
right at Shaw Field.  The experience and expertise they
bring comes from one of the largest and most successful
soccer organizations in the USA. GPS currently operates
programming in 13 US States and territories plus 
Canada. 

"The mission of Global Premier Soccer is to be a leader in
the development and growth of soccer across North
America and beyond. We will establish an identity of excellence
as we pursue our pathway to success on and off the field, with our
primary focus being the development of players and 
people. We will develop players who can compete at the 
highest level of soccer around the world." 

We are eager to get started working with GPS and most 
importantly the kids that make Sanford Soccer what it is! 
We will always strive for the best resources to support 
the development of youth players. With GPS, our 
volunteer staff and coaches, we know 2016 is going to be a
great year for everyone involved with Sanford Soccer!! 




                                                      


NO DOGS ALLOWED ON FIELDS

 

 

 

 

The purpose of Sanford Soccer is to foster, promote, and advance the cause of youth soccer in Sanford and Springvale without regard to sex, race or creed; to guard the interests of the teams and players; and to respect their relationships and affiliation with Soccer Maine and the United States Youth Federation.