What If My Player Is Returning For Another Season?
Don’t Create a New SportsConnect Account. Use the same account you used when you signed up last season. Need help getting into your account? Contact [email protected].
How do I sign my child up for HSC Soccer?
You will register on our website from May 1 through the first week in July.
How much will it cost?
U6 is a $100.00 Fee, this fee includes a team colored t-shirt, Team Picture. U7-U14 is a $150.00, this fee includes a Practice Shirt, Team Picture, 2 paid Tournaments. Uniforms (Shirt/Shorts/Socks) for the season are purchased through our vendor partner.
At what age can my child start playing soccer with the Hartford Soccer Club?
You can start your child as young as 3 years old with our U6 program. Our U6 program is only one night a week (Friday), and they'll have a 30 minute practice followed by a 32 minute game. All of that is conveniently located at Independence Park in Hartford. The start time will vary depending on the time of year with the most amount of light available. Our U6 Coordinator sets the times for fall and spring, they can be reached by emailing [email protected].
Do I have to live in Hartford to play or go to a Hartford school?
No, Hartford Soccer Club (HSC) is open to anybody that has a love for soccer. HSC is recreational club and not affiliated with any Hartford school.
In Which “U Level” Age Division Do We Choose?
U means "Under", so U6 means Under 6 as of August 1st.
Under 6 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Under 7 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Under 8 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Under 9 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Under 10 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Under 12 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Under 14 prior to August 1st of the playing year
Sometimes due to circumstances a child may be asked to play up a level to form a team, or because of skill. A child will not be permitted to play down unless there are special circumstances and it is approved by KMSL board.
What If I Cannot Afford To Register For Soccer?
We have an "Anyone Can Play" philosophy. We believe everyone should have the ability to play soccer, no matter what. If you aren’t able to pay fees, please contact [email protected] for information on how we can help.
What If I Missed Registration Or Want To Only Play In Spring?
After registration closes in July, you can use the registration form to get on the waitlist. More often than not, we can find a team for your player, but it is not guaranteed. Once on a team, your account will be charged or you can pay by check. We do not pro-rate fees for players who wish to only play in the Spring.
What equipment is needed, and do they wear a uniform?
U6: Uniforms are not required or provided at this level (all players will receive a colored game t-shirt). Black Shorts & Socks (90% Black), Soccer Shoes/Cleats (no metal or baseball cleats allowed), and a water bottle are highly recommended, Shin Guards are required. A size 3 soccer ball with your child's name is suggested for practices, but not required.
U7 - U14: Players will need to wear their assigned Uniform, Shin Guards and Black Socks. HSC Uniforms, Shin Guards and Black Socks are required per the KMSL rules. Each player will need will need proper fitting shin guards and soccer shoes/cleats (no metal or baseball cleats allowed). Each player should bring their own soccer ball and water bottle to every practice/game. U7-U8 use a size 3 ball, U9-U12 use a size 4 ball, and U14 uses a size 5 ball.
Special Note: Jewelry & or hair accessories (containing metal or plastic) of any kind unless for a medical condition are not allowed during games. If the weather is colder, black pants and or black/orange/white shirt (90% black) may be worn under your uniform (No Side Snaps). All players can wear winter hats, only when the temperature allows.
How Do I Order A Uniform?
All U7 and up players must order the newly designed for 2023-24 uniform. Uniforms are not included as part of player registration. You will purchase our uniform kit consisting of a jersey, shorts, and socks.
Uniform fitting will be May 18 at the HUHS cafe. Find more info on the Uniform page here.
I Need More Registration Help?
How to register: Parent Technical Support at Sportsconnect.com
Additional Help: [email protected]
STRUCTURE OF THE CLUB AND LEAGUE
When Is The Soccer Season?
The season runs August 15th to June 5th. U6 players practice and play on Friday nights during the season. U7 - U14 practices are set up by coaches and games are generally played on Saturday mornings, but in some cases evening games during the week may be needed. The Fall Season consists of eight games which run from the end of August through the end of October. The Spring Season consists of seven games which run from the end of March through the end of May. Practices may start about 2 weeks before games start.
Are parents required to participate in the club?
We are an organization that sustains itself through volunteerism and fundraisers. It’s how we keep costs so low. It makes the club extremely affordable for all members of our community
Volunteering comes in many forms, including becoming head / assistant coach, team director, board member or selecting one of many other volunteer opportunities. Expect to volunteer approximately 10 hours per year.
Do you have a special skill such as technical skills, marketing, communications and sales, building, painting or other trade? Please let the club know. Chances are you can make a big difference.
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How much playing time do the kids get?
U6: Players practice 1 night a week (Friday) during the seasons. Players are taught fundamentals and good sportsmanship. A game will follow each practice, typically 32 minutes total.
When and where do they practice and play?
U6: Practices/Games are held on the U6 Fields at Independence Park in Hartford.
U7 - U14: Practices are setup through your coach, these practices are usually somewhere in Hartford. Home games are played at the soccer fields at Independence Park on Wilson Ave. off Monroe Ave. in Hartford. Practice days and times are determined by the coach but generally practice once to twice a week for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. U8 - U14 usually practice 2 times a week – maximum practice time per KMSL guidelines is 3 hours per week. HSC plays in the KMSL League. Most Teams are in Washington and a couple in Dodge County, see Field Locations. Half the season games are played at home and half are away games.
Tournaments (U7-U14): Erin hosts the Leah Fenney Memorial each Fall. Richfield hosts the KMSL tournament at the end of the Spring Season. There may be opportunity for additional tournaments during the season, but these tournaments will be at an additional cost and are not mandatory.
How will I be notified of what team my child is on?
A coach or team manager will contact you early August (usually by email). Teams are chosen by age first. If there are multiple teams for the same U level, teams will be split as evenly as possible. Sometimes due to circumstances a child may be asked to play up a level to form a team, or because of skill.
How are teams structured?
U6: Plays in a 3v3 format – no goalie at this level
U7-U8: Plays in a 4v4 format – no goalie at this level
U9-U10: Plays in a 7v7 format
U12: Plays in an 9v9 format
U14: Plays in a 11v11 format
Weather and Cancellations
Please know that soccer will be played despite the weather. Our season is limited and very tough to reschedule games. Be sure to dress appropriately, additional clothing can be worn under jerseys. Safety is still a top priority, so the following guidelines are used in determining game cancellations. If the weather goes bad just before game time it is up to the Referee to call the game. We want to keep players, refs and spectators safe. Of course, the coaches can and should discuss with the referee, safety must be considered.
If Lightning is seen in the immediate area fields should be evacuated and re-evaluated after 15 minutes by the referee and coaches to see if play can be resumed. If we have a large amount of rain prior to the game and the fields are unable to shed that extra water the game may be canceled. Coaches or Field Director can make this determination. The home field coach is responsible to call the visiting coach to let them know the game is canceled.
If a visiting team coach does not hear from the home team coach they should assume the game is on and proceed to the field on time. Spring time snow on the field, will result in a game cancellation. Again, weather interpretation can vary. Our players or parents should not make judgments at home and not show up. Most notifications are done by email or phone call.
What Gender Divisions Are Offered?
The Hartford Sideliners Soccer Club has both Coed and Girls divisions for the U-10 thru U-14 age groups. Boys are automatically registered to play in the Coed division. Girls have a choice whether they would like to play Coed with the boys, or in a Girls-only division. Typically, the U-8 and younger age groups will have a mixture of boys and girls, whereas the girls tend to switch to the girls-only divisions as they get older.
Teams are formed by the Director of Coaching and coaches late in the summer. Teams are assigned schedules and locations through their coach. The Hartford Sideliners Soccer Club holds a coaches meeting in mid to late-August to kick off the new season. The rosters, schedules, and other information is made available at this meeting.
Players are notified of their team assignments and practice schedules by their coach or team manager, usually within a week or two following the mid-August coaches meeting. Practices will also commence at that time. Team information along with practice and game schedules are distributed at the first practice.
Coaching Selection Process:
Any person who is interested in coaching a recreational team in the Hartford Sideliners Soccer Club should contact Sydney Selsing - Team and Coaches Coordinator at 262-224-9570 or Jack De Selm - Director Of Coaches at 262-224-5052