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Fri, Oct 19, 2018 through Sun, Oct 21, 2018
CJSA Silent Sidelines Weekend - Fri. 10/19 through Sun. 10/21: 

Shhhh!

Just let them play! It’s Silent Sidelines Weekend!

Silent Sidelines Reminder

Each Fall and Spring playing season the CJSA Board of Directors shall sponsors a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Referees are not responsible for the enforcement of this rule. It is the club’s responsibility to inform your spectators of the guidelines for Silent Sidelines.

 

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.

This rule was drafted and passed at the request of a CJSA player in 2000. We need to help our players develop without the continued interference from the sidelines.

The Rules of Silent Sidelines Weekend:

1. We ARE NOT requesting that all spectators remain completely silent on these weekends.

2. We ARE asking spectators to talk in a normal tone to the person next to them.

3. We ARE asking spectators to avoid comments that can be heard by players and referees.

4. We ARE asking spectators to let the players play WITHOUT COACHING, INSTRUCTION, OR “MOTIVATION” FROM THE SIDELINES.

5. We ARE looking to provide players at least one game that is free of the distractions caused by spectators screaming and yelling at them.

6. You ARE allowed to support THE TEAM generally by cheering for goals and other exceptional plays. Applause is permitted and encouraged.

7. COACHES can still offer direction from the sidelines, BUT we’d prefer to hear much less of you, too.

Sit back, watch and listen to the kids play the game. With the excess noise gone, you’ll be pleasantly surprised what you hear.

YOUR help is needed. We are asking everyone in CJSA to promote and support Silent Sidelines Weekend and give the game back to the kids.

 

Below is an excerpt of a speech given in 2002 by Andrea Duffy during her President’s Message.
        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 know 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."

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 6:30p to 8:00p
Monthy Board Meeting, Brooklyn Community Center: 

Our monthly board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday in the upper floor of the Brooklyn Community Center, 31 Tiffany Street, Brooklyn, CT.  The public is welcome to come to the meetings.