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2017 Soccer League

The Haddam-Killingworth Youth Soccer League is open to all Haddam and Killingworth children in the 1st through 5th grades. All players must attend the skills assessment in person. It is not a tryout. All players who attend will be placed on a team. Fee: $110 ($90 2nd child). No fee for head coaches (1 child). Free for referees who referee at least 6 games (1 child). We need coaches & referees – please help! Registrations are not guaranteed if received after 6/27. There will be a $25 late fee if we are able to find a spot after 6/27.

On-line registration is available! Please go to our registration page. Participants must register on-line or by mail before coming to one of the skills assessments. The players will be evaluated by UKI Soccer Coaches.  Please arrive 15 minutes before your assigned time slot to check in. This is not a tryout.

Monday, June 19th – HK MS Front Field (rain location: HK MS Gym)

  • 10:00 – 10:30 am – Girls grades 1-2
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am – Girls grades 3 – 5
  • 11:00 – 11:45 am – Boys grades 1-2
  • 11:45 -12:15 pm – Boys grades 3 – 5

Tuesday, June 27th – HK MS Front Field (rain location: HK MS Gym)

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm – Girls grades 1-2
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Girls grades 3 – 5
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm – Boys grades 1-2
  • 7:15 – 7:45 pm – Boys grades 3 – 5

All players need to report ready to play. Please wear cleats and shin guards. Bring sneakers or indoor soccer shoes if moved indoors.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Who: Girls Division 1 (Gr. 1 & 2), Girls Division 2 (Gr. 3 – 5); Boys Division 1 (Gr. 1 & 2), Boys Division 2 (Gr. 3 – 5)
Please note: Divisions may have to be realigned depending upon the number of players signing up.

Practices: Times and locations of practices are at the discretion of the coach. Practices are usually conducted on weekdays anytime between 5 & 7 pm at various fields.

Games: Pre-Season and regular season games are played at the fields listed above on on Saturdays (rain date Sundays).

Equipment: Each player receives a team uniform top. Players provide shorts, soccer socks, and soccer shoes. Shinguards are mandatory. We recommend that each child have their own soccer ball, with their name on it. Grades 1 – 5 uses size 4 balls.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

Coyote Blue
Higganum Pharmacy

Higganum Veterinary Clinic
Jack’s Country Restaurant

Killingworth Family Pharmacy
Killingworth True Value
RAD Computing
Shelly Cumpstone, Realtor (Coldwell Banker)
Winterberry Farm

Please contact us if you you interested in sponsoring a 2017 team.

Timeline:

Wednesday, July 26th; 6:30 – 8 pm at the HK MS Front Field
Coach’s Clinic conducted by UK International Soccer Camp Staff

Monday, August 14th
Team rosters and equipment bag available for coaches

Saturday, September 9th (rain date 9/10) at KRP
Pre-Season Practice Games & Team Photos

Saturday, September 16th
Season begins

Saturday, November 4th
End of the Season Jamboree (rain date 11/5)

Please review these policies regarding participation in the HK Youth Soccer Program

  • 1. There will be no refunds issued once registration is completed (after June 27, 2017). Exceptions will be made if a player is ill or injured (doctor’s note required), or if the player moves out of town.
  • 2. It is understood that players are expected to be at their team’s practices and games. If a player will be late or unable to attend, the coach should be notified beforehand.
  • 3. We will try to honor your carpool request (1 player), but we cannot guarantee this. Balanced teams are our first priority. Requests must be for carpooling purposes only (i.e. someone from your neighborhood).
  • 4. You may pick one (1) day of the week that you do not want your child to practice. We will try to honor your request, but we cannot guarantee this.
  • 5. Parents are expected to act in a sportsmanlike manner when watching games. Abusive language and behavior directed towards players, coaches, and referees will not be tolerated.
  • 6. Once teams are selected, players cannot be moved to other teams.
  • 7. I understand that my child is not allowed to wear any type of jewelry to games and practices. This includes cloth/plastic bracelets and, most importantly, any PIERCED EARRINGS.
  • 8. I have read the concussion awareness sheet.


Soccer Schedules

2017 schedules will be available in August

2016 Pre-Season Scrimmage and Team Photo Schedule

2016 Girls Div. 1 Game Schedule

2016 Girls Div. 2 Game Schedule

2016 Boys Div. 1 Game Schedule

2016 Boys Div. 2 Game Schedule

2016-17 Youth Basketball League

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The Haddam-Killingworth Youth Basketball League is open to all Haddam and Killingworth children in 3rd through 8th grades. All players must attend one of the in-person skills assessments. The fee is $110 / $90 2nd child. There will be a $25 late fee for registrations received after 10/19.  Recreation Scholarships are available to for those who qualify. No fee for Head Coach or Referees who ref. at least 6 games (1 child); half-price for Referee Schedulers. We need coaches and referees! No refunds after 10/19; except for illness, injury, or relocation. Refunds will be on a prorated basis.

New! On-line registration now available! Please go to our registration page. Participants must register on-line or by mail before attending the skills assessment. The players will be evaluated by experienced coaches.  This is not a tryout. All players who register will be assigned to a team. Please arrive 15 minutes before time slot to check in. Players must be prepared to play (wear sneakers) for the duration of their time slot.

Skills Assessment Times and Locations:

Thursday, October 13th – HK HS Old MS Gym
or
Wednesday, October 19th  – HK Middle School Gym

5:30-6:00 pm (Girls Gr. 3-4)
6:00-6:30 pm (Girls Gr. 5 – 8)
6:30-7:15 pm (Boys Gr. 3-4)
7:15-7:45 pm (Boys Gr. 5-6)
7:45 – 8:15 pm (Boys Gr. 7-8)

Divisions:  (we reserve the right to re-allign divisions based on enrollment numbers)

Girls’ Training League: 3rd & 4th graders
Boys’ Training League: 3rd & 4th graders
Girls’ Jr. Varsity League: 5th  – 8th graders
Boys’ Jr. Varsity League: 5th & 6th graders
Boys’ Varsity League: 7th & 8th graders

Teams: All players will be assigned to a team. Players from last year have been rated by coaches and we will also assess players’ skills at in-person assessment. Players will be assigned to teams by skill level to ensure an even distribution of talent. Children in the same family in the same division will be on the same team. If you have a neighbor who is in the same division as your child we will try to put them on the same team (No Guarantees). Head Coaches carpooling requests will be honored first. Do not request friends to be on the same team. We will only match neighbors for carpooling purposes only. Once teams are formed, it will not be possible to move children to other teams. Fair and balanced teams will be our first priority.

Thank you to our 2016-17 sponsors:

  • League co-sponsored by the Killingworth and Haddam Lions Club
  • Platinum Sponsors:
    Jack’s Country Restaurant
    Higganum Pharmacy
    Integrity Properties Group
    Shearmetrix Hair Salon
  • Gold Sponsor:
    Wiese Enterprises

 

Youth Basketball Timeline:

Monday, December 5th – Practices begin

Saturday, January 7th – Pre-Season Practice Games & Team Photos

Monday, January 9th – Season begins

Saturday, March 4th – End of the Season Jamboree

 

Schedules 

2017 Pre-Season Scrimmage and Team Photo Schedule

2017 Girls Training Schedule

2017 Girls JV Schedule

2017 Boys Training Schedule

2017 Boys JV Schedule

2017 Boys Varsity Schedule

Important Information:

Practices: Time and locations of practices are at the discretion of the coaches. Practices are conducted on weekday evenings or on Saturdays and will begin in December. Practices are held at Killingworth Elementary School, Haddam Elementary School, Burr Elementary School, and HK old and new Middle School Gyms.

Games: Pre-season and regular season games are played at the gyms listed above on weekday evenings and Saturdays from January 7th – March 4th.

Equipment: Each player receives a team uniform top. Players provide shorts and sneakers.

Scheduling Referees: We must have 4 or more parents to help with scheduling referees. The HK Recreation Department will provide a listing of referees; volunteers need only telephone and arrange schedules. The fee for the league will be waived half-price if you help.

Skyhawks Basketball Clinics (Gr. K-1) and 2nd Grade Basketball:  Please look for information in the Winter 2017 brochure.

Please review these policies regarding participation in the HK Youth Basketball Program (sponsored by HK Recreation Dept).

  • 1. There will be no refunds issued once registration is completed (after October 19th). Exceptions will be made if a player is ill or injured (doctor’s note required), or if the player moves out of town. Refunds will be pro-rated.
  • 2. It is understood that players are expected to be at their team’s practices and games. If a player will be late or unable to attend, the coach should be notified beforehand. Non-playing siblings will be supervised by their parents at practices and games.
  • 3. We will try to honor your carpool request (1 player), but we cannot guarantee this. Balanced teams are our first priority. Requests must be for carpooling purposes only (i.e. someone from your neighborhood).
  • 4. You may pick one (1) day of the week that you do not want your child to practice. We will try to honor your request, but we cannot guarantee this.
  • 5. Parents are expected to act in a sportsmanlike manner when watching games. Abusive language and behavior directed towards players, coaches, and referees will not be tolerated.
  • 6. Once teams are selected, players cannot be moved to other teams.
  • 7. I understand that my child is not allowed to wear any type of jewelry to games and practices. This includes cloth/plastic bracelets and most importantly any PIERCED EARRINGS.

 

HK Youth Basketball League Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 1) Why are games at 7 pm on a weeknights, not earlier in the evening
    Answer: We have practices from 5 – 6:45 pm.
  • 2) Why not have all the games on Saturdays instead of just a few?
    Answer: The Recreation Dept. must pay time and ½ in custodial charges on weekends. There are no charges on weeknights. This is a savings of several thousands of dollars when we limit the number of weekend games.
  • 3) Why wasn’t my carpooling request honored?
    Answer: Although we try very hard to honor carpooling requests, we are not always able to do so. Teams are put together based on a number of factors. We take “day of the week your child can’t practice” first. Then we look at their skill rating (as rated by last year’s coach and at In-Person Registration), height, & carpooling requests. Our goal is to make fair and balanced teams. Putting all the “best players” in a division on the same team due to carpooling requests is not fair to other teams.
  • 4) Why can’t the players wear earrings or put tape or a Band-Aid over them?
    Answer: a) For the safety of the players, earrings are not allowed. If a child gets hit in the head with the ball, it can result in a very serious injury. b) We follow HS Basketball rules which strictly forbid jewelry. Thus, the legal ramifications to all concerned are very serious.
  • 5) Why is the score not kept in the Training Division?
    Answer: This is an instructional league – the focus of this division is to teach the children how to play basketball – not on winning or losing. When we previously kept score in this division, we found that a few good players dominated the scoring, scores were very lopsided, and having a 40-8 game with one player scoring 36 points is disheartening to the players, coaches & parents.
  • 6) Why are there games that have no referee?
    Answer: Our referees are parent volunteers. We need more parents to help out. Our referees are taken from a very short list. With 30 teams, there are 15 games per week that need to be covered. This is a monumental task when fewer and fewer parents offer to referee each year. Only 3 parent referees attended our Referee Training Clinic!
  • 7) How do we know if a game is canceled due to the weather?
    Answer: If there is no school or an early dismissal due to snow, there are no games. For weekend cancellations or last minute weather issues – check Ch. 3, 4, or 8.  We will try and send out e-mail notifications.

 

 

Directions to Out-of-Town Games:

PORTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (PMS) – Take Arrigoni Bridge (Route 66) across the CT River to Portland; Bear right on Route 66 heading East (toward East Hampton); Go approximately ½ mile and take a left on High Street (Cumberland Farms at the corner); Go up the hill on High Street; approximately ¾ mile on your right is the HS/MS complex.

EAST HADDAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (EHS)- 45 Joe Williams Rd., Moodus, CT
Rt. 81 to Route 9 South; At Exit 7 merge onto Rt. 82 toward East Haddam/Moodus; Turn Left onto Saybrook Rd. (Rt. 154); Turn Right onto Bridge Rd and continue to follow Rt. 81; Keep Left at the fork to go on Rt. 82 (Norwich Rd); Turn Left onto Town St. (Rt. 151); Turn Right onto Joe Williams Rd. #45 is on the Left.

CROMWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (CMS) – Go North on Route 9; Take Exit 18 (Route 99 North);Merge on to Main Street; Go 3 miles and turn left on Geer Street; Go 100 yards and take right on to Raymond Place; Slight left at Capt. James Mann Drive.

DEEP RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 12 River St., Deep River, CT
Rt. 80 to the center of Deep River. Go straight through the light at Rt. 154 and the School will be on your right behind Adams Market

 

 

Youth Basketball Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct

During the Basketball season, my family and I (including any guest we may have in attendance) agree to follow the rules of the facilities as well as the following rules of conduct-

  • We will make sure that our child is having fun playing basketball and that he/she is participating because they want too.
  • We will remember that the game is for the children, not for the adults.
  • We will respect the coaches’ decisions and try not to shout personal instructions from the stands during games or practices forcing my child to choose between listening to his/her coach or myself.
  • We will not use or tolerate foul language and will not get into arguments with the opposing team’s parents, coaches or players.
  • We will not come onto the Court for any reason during a game, unless invited by the referee.
  • We will not criticize the referee openly or directly during or after the games. Any criticism shall be done in writing to the HK Recreation Department.
  • We will only give positive feedback to players on both teams.
  • We understand that improper behavior (cursing, fighting, use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, showing extreme lack of sportsmanship, etc.) at a game or practice may result in that person being asked to leave the gym by the referee, coach, or HK Rec staff. We also realize that any such behavior by us may result in our coach being ejected from the game.
  • We understand that HK Rec. can suspend an individual’s privileges to attend games should we behave in a manner that is rude or otherwise offensive.
  • We will attempt to learn the rules of the game including local league policies. We will help the coach to encourage our child to learn and follow the rules of game and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • We will read and follow the rules posted rules for the facilities we will be using this season and will remember that all school campuses and Youth Sports events are drug, alcohol and tobacco FREE locations and events.
  • We will praise our child for competing fairly and trying hard. We will help our child by pointing out the strong points of their game.
  • We agree to try and have as much fun watching our kids participate as they have playing Basketball!!!

Thank you for being a good fan, supportive parent, and a positive role model.

2017 Men’s Under 30 Basketball League

Who Can Play: Haddam and Killingworth residents only (ages 18-30). Non-Residents who graduated from HK High School are eligible.

When: Some games will be played on Wednesdays (some Mondays) at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm at the HK Old MS Gym January through March.

Where: HK Old Middle School Gym

Registration Fee: $85 per player. No refunds. Half-price for any players who will referee in our Youth Basketball League. $10 late fee after 12/11

How to sign-up: Please mail in the form with payment to the HK Recreation Dept., PO Box 569, Higganum, CT 06441 by December 11th. $10 late fee after 12/11.  On-line registration available on our registration page.

For further information, contact the HK Recreation Department at 860-345-8334.

2017 Men’s Over 30 Basketball League

Who: Haddam and Killingworth Residents Only. Must be 30 years of age and older (proof of age and residency required).

When: Sundays, 12-4:30 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 pm. League plays January through April.

Where: All games will be played in the HK Old Middle School Gyms on Sundays and both Middle School gyms on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some games will be played at KES on Tuesdays.

Fee: $110 per player (plus one time reversible tank top fee of $25); Registration is also available on-line at http://hkrec.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ (New players must still attend evaluations on 12/4 or 12/11). No refunds. $10 late fee after 12/11.

Limit: 1st come, 1st served basis.

How to Sign Up:

New players only: New players MUST ATTEND evaluations at the old Middle School Gym on Sunday, December 4th or 11th from 12-2 PM. Please bring form, check or receipt from on-line payment and proof of age and residency. Come prepared to play in the player draft. Everyone will be assigned to teams based on their skill level.

Returning Players From Last Year: Complete a registration form and return it with payment to the HK Recreation Dept. or register on-line by 12/11. Mail to: HK Recreation Department, PO Box 569, Higganum, CT 06441.

Purpose of League: The purpose of the league is to offer informal competition between sportsmen. For those who enjoy playing in pick-up basketball games, this league offers an opportunity to play in scheduled games with a scoreboard operator.

For further information, contact the Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department 860-345-8334.

2016-17 Co-Ed Volleyball League

League play is on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at the HK High School Fieldhouse and begins in October.

Information Sheet Important Dates

  • October 5– Practices games (starts at 8 pm)
  • October 12 – League play starts
  • October 19 – Games must end by 8:30 pm
  • October 26 – Games must end by 8:30 pm
  • November 23 – No Volleyball – Thanksgiving
  • December 28– No volleyball 
  • January 25 – Games must end by 8:30 pm 
  • February 8– Games must end by 8:30 pm
  • March 1– Games must end by 8:30 pm
  • March 15– Games must end by 8:30 pm

Schedules / Rules

Games begin at 7:30 pm unless noted.

In order to view and print the schedules or rules, you must download Acrobat Reader.
Click Here to download the 2016-17 Co-ed Volleyball B League Schedule in pdf format

Click here to download the Co-ed Volleyball League Official Rules in pdf format

Bad Weather: Visit the HK Recreation Department website for announcements and cancellations.

Rosters

  • Maximum of 15 per team
  • Maximum of 5 Non-Residents/Taxpayers per team
  • All Players Must Prove Residency Before the 1st Match They Play In. Bring I.D. To Practice!
  • Rosters Are Frozen After The 6th Week Of Play.

Score Sheets

  • All Players Must Sign-In Before Each Match/li>
  • All Referees And Captains Of Teams Playing Must Sign The Score Sheet At The End Of Each Match
  • Team Captains Are Expected To Go Over Rules With Their Players.