We hope this message finds you well. Thank you to our volunteers, players, and families as it has been yet another fun fall!
Please note that all SSA practices at Gary Park and Seymour Middle School will soon cease because of fall edging closer and daylight hours getting shorter. But there is good news -- SSA will again have practices under the lights!
Beginning on Thursday, October 2, all Travel Program Practices will be held at Matthies Field (190 Silvermine Road).
Beginning on Tuesday, October 7, all In-House Program Practices will also be held at Matthies Field.
will still be on the regular 2014 fall team schedule of one time per week, but will be from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm at Matthies. Due to the limited parking area, it will be key to begin and end practice on time to allow for the transition from In-House to Travel practices. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
In-House Practices will end the week of October 13 -- in other words, final In-House practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday night that week. Practices will consist of combining teams from each In-House Division and training stations of dribbling, passing, shooting, and goal keeping. Games will continue on Sundays until the end of the season as previously scheduled and posted on the SSA website.
Please contact In-House Director Shane White with any In-House Program practice questions.
TRAVEL PRACTICES... will be held at Matthies Field from Oct. 2 until the end of the travel season as follows:
Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
U13 Girls Comp
U14 Boys Rec
Please contact Travel Director Kristin Stockman with any Travel Program practice questions.
Thank you. It is of great importance for our players to regularly attend practices to continue individual and team development. See you at Matthies Field!
SSA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (Updated - September 2013)
Volunteers are the backbone of any community organization. Volunteering for SSA is fun and rewarding! Please consider volunteering to keep Seymour’s soccer program strong and support Seymour youth sports.
SOME positions are large – requiring a commitment of 10 or more hours per week, but MOST are very small – only about 3-4 hours PER YEAR. See below for the number of volunteers needed for SSA programming.
Please email SSA at
if you would like to volunteer, or would like additional information.
Team Specific Positions
Coach/Assistant Coach We look for coaches that have a desire to work with children and will promote SSA’s mission, vision, and objectives (see home page link on left).
Coaches will be provided an AFC curriculum for all practice sessions and work under the guidance of the AFC Coach Director. Certification and training opportunities will be available for all coaches to further develop their skills.
Team Manager Every SSA team needs a Team Manager. The Team Manager facilitates communication between the coaches and families and assists the coach with communications, tournament registrations, clerical needs, etc.
Fundraising Committee A committee is needed to raise funds to offset the operational costs of SSA. This committee works under the direction of the Board. The prominent fundraising event is the SpringFest Beer & Wine Tasting.
Fundraising chairpersons: 2
Additional Committee members: 8
Time Commitment: between 3-5 hours per month until event.
Kick-off Day Picnic Committee SSA hosts a “Kick-Off” picnic usually on a Sunday to celebrate the start of the Fall Soccer Season for its younger In-House Program players. It is a fun day primarily meant to get people together and excited about the upcoming season. It is also an opportunity for coaches and team managers to introduce themselves to teams as well as for In-House Program players to receive uniforms and schedules.
This committee works under the direction of the In-House Director and Treasurer.
Committee members: 2
Kick Off Day Volunteers: 3-5
Time Commitment: several hours; flexible time
Other Important Volunteer Positions
N/A at this time.
Open SSA Board Positions All open SSA board positions are filled in accordance with the designated process as defined in the SSA bylaws. All board members are expected to be reliable and dependable, and conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner. Board members are also expected to fulfill their duties as defined and stated in the bylaws.
Current open position(s):
Referee Coordinator (Non-voting position) -- Please contact SSA for further information regarding this position. SSA Board is willing to entertain that this position be a voting position if prospective volunteer desires.
Welcome to the web home of the Seymour Soccer Association! The SSA Board asks that you visit our site frequently as this will be the centralized resource for information. Please check back regularly for news, scores, weather updates, coach and family materials, schedules, directions, registration information, and much more.
The mission of SSA is to provide a means of recreation to all the children of Seymour while promoting the sport of soccer and developing the skills of individual players. SSA’s vision is to create and encourage an environment consistent with good sportsmanship, physical fitness, respect, team play, and having fun.
SSA believes that youth sports should construct a foundation of confidence and team collaboration that youngsters can transfer to their lives. SSA is also proud to partner with Academica Futebol Club(AFC), a company composed of experienced soccer professionals that support SSA's volunteers and share SSA's goals.
As the great coach John Wooden said, “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” It is my hope that Seymour’s young people will indeed reveal their character and realize the joy that participating in soccer brings.
Thank you. I look forward to continued success as well as the relationships to be made out on the pitch!