Hamilton Soccer Club
  ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Beef -n- Beer Fundraiser Dinner is FRIDAY April 24th at the Nottingham Ballroom!
Travel Team Tryouts will commence the week of April 27th!
The travel division is sponsoring a clothing drive the weekend of April 25th & 26th. We are accepting bags of clothes, shoes, linens, etc. Bags of clothes can be dropped off at the complex clubhouse that weekend.


The Hamilton Soccer Club is a division of the Hamilton Township Recreational Soccer Association, located in Hamilton Twp in Mercer County New Jersey.
We are volunteer driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We currently have 8 competitive boys teams and 3 competitive girls teams who play in the South Jersey Soccer League and South Jersey Girls Soccer League. Most teams play a fall season, spring season and participate in an optional indoor winter league.
View our TEAMS PAGE! For information about any of our teams and their schedules, please contact the appropriate coach.
We own our own soccer complex located at 1242 Yardville-Allentown Road which has 2 full size, lighted soccer fields as well as two small training fields.

TRAVEL TRYOUTS TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH!

Travel team tryouts will be the week of April 27th!

Tryouts will be held for all existing boys and girls teams from U10 through U15. Check with the team coaches for specific days and times. Two new teams will be forming, a U8 boys (born between 08/01/2007 and 07/31/2008) and U9 boys (born between 08/01/2006 and 07/31/2007). We are looking for coaches interested in coaching our new teams! All coaches must fill our coaching application located under our forms and documents. Interested U8 and U9 players and coaches should contact the Bob Johnson, THE travel commissioner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


BEEF -N- BEER FUNDRAISER IS ON APRIL 24TH @NOTTINGHAM BALLROOM!

Our 1st Annual Beef-n-Beer dinner is Friday April 24th at the Nottingham Ballroom!

Get ready for a night of fun and beef and BEER! Tickets are $30/person and can be purchased from any coach. Great food from Mafalda's, and yes, beer and wine are included! Lots of great prizes will be auctioned off. We are still accepting donations for the action! Contact Greg Schultz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Pat Brower at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details!! All funds raised benefit the HSC travel program.

BOYS U13 HAMMERHEADS ARE SOUTH JERSEY FALL CHAMPIONS!

The U-13 boys Hammerheads ended the Fall Season as Flight 1 undefeated champions with a record of 9-0-1 totaling 28 out of 30 possible points. Worth to mention that the team scored 34 goals while receiving only 9 in 10 games. Congratulations to the Hammerheads players and coaches Ian Cabrera and Steve Harris for an exceptional season finishing in first place among 10 flights, 63 teams!

Congratulations to the HAMMERHEADS coaches and players and parents on your hard work and a great season!!!

OFFICIAL COACHING MANUAL BY US YOUTH SOCCER IS ONLINE!

Attention Coaches!

US Youth Soccer has made their Official Coaching Manual available online!

This 105-page document includes sample practice/game activities by age group, chapters on Effective Coaching Behavior and Team Management, as well as the USYSA Modified Rules of Play. It's a great resource for you as a coach to use as you plan and organize practice sessions for your team.

You can open a pdf version of the document HERE.

US Youth Soccer have also put the current rules and recommendations for small-sided games for ALL age levels online. It's a great resource of information as well. Happy coaching!


COACHING CLIPS ONLINE FROM US YOUTH SOCCER!

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Attention Coaches! US Youth Soccer has published video clips online at YouTube for your benefit! These clips demonstrate techniques on teaching various things such as: the Push Pass, Wedge Trap, Crossing the ball, Chipping, and Goalkeeper Punting just to name a few!

Check them all out at:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL805D77038B88D895

Send links to your players and parents! These kids are growing up with these mobile devices and can learn these even when they are not on the field! Let's give them the opportinuity! These provide training clips for all age levels! Check them out and make these available to your team!

For more info go to www.usyouthsoccer.org

ON-LINE VIDEO TECHNICAL TRAINING FROM RED BULL SOCCER!

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Coaches and Players...you MUST check this out! Have your player, your team, even you the coach, learn and work on various ball control, change of direction, and shooting skills! View these great technical training video clips from the Training Acadamy of our partners, the MLS New York Red Bulls.

These illustrate how to do many great technical things with the ball that your player can work on! From dribbling and changing direction, to shooting and how to chip the ball!

Work them into your practice routines with cones. This is how they become better players and get to that next step!

View the videos from youTube here!

CONCUSSION TRAINING REQUIRED!

Whether you are a travel coach or a recreation coach, you MUST go through the CDC Heads Up Concussion training.

All youth Coaches in all sports in New Jersey are required to take this course. With the growing epidemic of concussions in both youth and pro sports it is important that coaches recognize and understand how serious this is and know what to do should this happen to a player on your team or at the field.

Print out the certificate when you have finished taking this short online course and provide a copy to the Travel Director.

RE-LIVE DONOVAN's WORLD CUP GOAL!

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Break down the play which led to USA's historic stoppage time goal against Algeria and gave them first place in their group at World Cup 2010! View the breakdown here!

WANT TO BE A COACH?

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Want to be a coach but you don't know what is required?

You can view HTRSA's Volunteer Coaching Requirements for complete details!

Our application to become a travel coach is HERE! All new coaches must be voted in during a club meeting.

Be A Volunteer! Kids Win!

SOME NOTES ON THE FINGER-PRINTING

The finger-printing process has changed. The form to complete can be found HERE. The closest place to have them taken is SAFRAN MorphoTrak in Ewing in the Parkway Corp Center 1230 Parkway Avenue Suite 102 Ewing, N.J. 08628. Their hours are 9:00-4:55 Monday - Friday and 2nd & 4th Saturdays 9:00-11:55 am. You have to make an appointment prior to going to SAFRAN at www.bioapplicant.com/nj and make payment at that time via credit or debit card. After having your fingerprints taken, you then take the form to the recreation office on Kuser Road. They should give you a receipt. The cost is $26.00 and the town will then reimburse the club and the club will in turn reimburse you.

FROM US YOUTH SOCCER: ACTIVITIES FOR THE PARENT COACH!

Club Coaches! US Youth Soccer is keeping a wonderful resource alive for use by youth soccer coaches. They have made available electronic versions of their timeless Practice Activities for the Parent Coach!

Written in by Tom Fleck and John Cossaboon and published in 1988, it is now available electronically in PDF form for free!

These are a great resource for ideas to do at your practices/training sessions with your players! Print them out or view online or download a copy to your mobile device!...It's all there! These make coaching easy!

The goal of the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors is to make coaching materials available for free or at a very reasonable cost to the youth soccer coach. They want thousands upon thousands of American coaches using the materials. See www.usyouthsoccer.org for more details!

Select and click the appropriate document for the age group you are coaching!


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USYS U6U8 USYS U10 USYS U12
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