For the Fall 2014 Season, we will be holding U8 games on Saturdays on
the new Turf Fields at Cadigan Park!
Synthetic Turf Field Rules and Regulations:
We have been asked by the Town Parks and Rec department to follow and enforce the Synthetic Turf Field Rules and Regulations. Most importantly, in order to preserve the quality of the turf and provide a clean and healthy environment, NO FOOD of any kind (including snacks, sports drinks, gum, sunflower or other seeds or nuts) is allowed on the turf fields.
The following items ARE NOT ALLOWED on the synthetic turf field:
Food, snacks, sports drinks, gum, sunflower or other seeds or nuts - water only
Glass bottles / containers
Metal cleats, only rubber cleats are allowed
Chalk or field paint
Dogs or pets of any kind
Tobacco products, smoking or open flame
Carts, canopies, umbrellas or spiked objects, high heeled shoes
Chairs only allowed on grass/paved surfaces
Fireworks or any open flame / Model planes/rockets
The weekend of Oct. 18-19, is Silent Sidelines weekend
This is a statewide initiative sponsored by CJSA
What is meant by Silent Sidelines?
Sportsmanship for the Sidelines!
Spectators are asked to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but are still encouraged to applaud efforts by players.
From the CJSA (Connecticut Junior Soccer Association) website:
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."
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.
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 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.
The program works. It has increased the awareness by both coaches and parents of the players' development. In addition, it has increased referee retention.
More information about Silent Sidelines can be found on the CJSA website by clicking here.