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Inside a day at practice with Coach Neil
We began with a great game called Smash and Grab. Each player...
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Coach Spotlight: Assistant Coach Dante Spinelli
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by posted 07/06/2016
Fall 2016 Rosters Posted


Fall 2016 teams are posted on the Tryout Results page  Check your email from Sharon Young for the password! Please secure a spot on the team by registering today by clicking the Register Here button! 

 Registration will close in July, so please don't delay!

As you likely already know, ERU is following the mandate from US Soccer to have the teams be divided into birth years.  For example, players born in 2004 will be on the U13 team.   This has caused some movement from the previous year's team rosters.  If you have any questions about your players team placement, please contact the coaching directors.

Boys Coaching Director: Paul Winstanley: 

Girls Coaching Director:  Neil Phillips: 


by posted 06/15/2016
Inside a day at practice with Coach Neil

We began with a great game called Smash and Grab.

Each player begins with the ball.  Two defenders 'smash & grab' will work against the rest of the group attempting to put their foot on the ball.  When the ball is touched, the player who's ball it was puts the ball out at the side and joins the rest of the players who still have balls to become a support player, a passing option.  Eventually there will be one ball left.  The score against 'Smash & Grab' is the total numbers of passes that the group make.

Its a great Warm Up game as the players work on dribbling, individual possession, awareness,  decision making, passing, small group possession.


I then split the girls up into 4 x 4 a side teams.  I gave the girls a minute to create a 'team name'!!! We had some interesting ones.

The teams then played each other once so 3 x 12 minutes games.  I put restrictions on the games to make it more challenging for them.


GAME 1: The first game was open play with no restrictions.

Coaching Points:

  • Insist on high work-rate in both attacking and defending

GAME 2: The second game had the restriction of once a player scores they cannot score again until everyone else on their team scores.

Coaching Points:

  • Decision making
  • Create play to assist other players in scoring
  • Movement off the ball support the player in possession
  • Quick transition play defense to attack
  • Communication

GAME 3: The third game we went back to no restriction but I introduced corners to the game.


GAME 4: I finished off by playing a fun 'team building' game with the girls.

by posted 05/09/2016
Field Closing Hotline

Rainy day?  Call the Redding Field Hotline  203-938-9978

Easton Field Hotline: 203-268-1071 

by posted 05/02/2016
Summer Soccer Training Schedule

by posted 05/01/2016
ERU Player/Parent Concussion Awareness Form


Player/Parent Concussion Awareness Form


WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.


WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION? Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.

If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, s/he should be kept out of play the day of the injury. The athlete should only return to play with permission from a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion.

•	Headache or “pressure” in head
•	Nausea or vomiting
•	Balance problems or dizziness
•	Double or blurry vision
•	Sensitivity to light
•	Sensitivity to noise
•	Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
•	Concentration or memory problems
•	Confusion
•	Just not “feeling right” or is “feeling down”
•	Appears dazed or stunned
•	Is confused about assignment or position
•	Forgets an instruction
•	Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
•	Moves clumsily
•	Answers questions slowly
•	Loses consciousness (even briefly)
•	Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
•	Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall
•	Can’t recall events after hit or fall


WHY SHOULD AN ATHLETE REPORT THEIR SYMPTOMS? If an athlete has a concussion, his/her brain needs time to heal. While an athlete’s brain is still healing, s/he is much more likely to have another concussion. Repeat concussions can increase the time it takes to recover. In rare cases, repeat concussions in young athletes can result in brain swelling or permanent damage to their brain. They can even be fatal.



1.  If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, remove the athlete from play and seek medical attention. Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play. 
2.  Rest is key to helping an athlete recover from a concussion. Exercising or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, and playing video games, may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse. After a concussion, returning to sports and school is a gradual process that should be carefully managed and monitored by a health care professional. 
3.  Remember: Concussions affect people differently. While most athletes with a concussion recover quickly and fully, some will have symptoms that last for days, or even weeks. A more serious concussion can last for months or longer. 
In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull. An athlete should receive immediate medical attention if after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body s/he exhibits any of the following danger signs:
•	One pupil larger than the other
•	Is drowsy or cannot be awakened
•	A headache that gets worse
•	Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
•	Repeated vomiting or nausea
•	Slurred speech
•	Convulsions or seizures
•	Cannot recognize people or places
•	Becomes increasingly confused, restless, or agitated
•	Has unusual behavior
•	Loses consciousness (even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously)



by posted 11/22/2015
Coach Spotlight: Assistant Coach Dante Spinelli

What do you like about coaching at ERU?

I like how the parents, kids, and coaching staff are all involved together as one big unit.


Tell us about your soccer experience?


I have played soccer for Paul Winstanley during my youth career. I also played for clubs like South Central, Beachside, and then of course, Joel Barlow High School. After I graduated high school, I played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL for a post graduate year and then trained with DC United’s Academy team as well. I played D1 college soccer at Creighton University and I am currently looking to transfer to another university and continue playing. In addition, I played in the Premier Development League for AC Connecticut this past summer. As for coaching, I have been working with Coach Paul for the past few months with the U12 boys team.


What would your team say about you as a coach?

 My young athletes would say that I am fun, but very serious at the same time. I want the boys to progress and always be on top of their game. 

by posted 10/01/2015
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by posted 06/04/2015
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