Hamilton Girls Soccer Club, established in 1972, is the oldest all-girls soccer club in New Jersey. It was created to offer township girls a place to learn the game of soccer while emphasizing sportsmanship, fair play and fun.
To date, we have programs for township girls ages 5 to 18, including a robust travel program -- the Hamilton Wildcats. In total, Hamilton Girls Soccer Club provides opportunities for more than 900 girls.
Kickin' Cancer Raises $5,000
Hamilton Girls Soccer's Club's first-ever tournament -- Kickin' Cancer -- raised more than $5,000 for cancer research. The tournament was played on April 19, at Veteran's Park's New Fields 1 and 2.
The tournament was organized by Tom Slater, Hamilton Girls Soccer Club and Hamilton Wildcats president, who is a recent cancer survivor. Slater and his family directed the tournament, along the executive boards and coaching staffs of the Wildcats and the Hamilton Girls Soccer Club.
The proceeds will be presented in the names of four Wildcat parents who have passed away from cancer in the 10 years the travel club has been in existence.
The 6 v 6 Tournament featured 25 teams from the local region, competing in five age groups. Food will be served by Rosa's Restaurant and Catering and Mark Pratico's Italian Ice.
Age group champs were “declared” in the following divisions:
In a spirited coaches/alumni match, the white team edged the maroon team, 2-1. U8 Puma coach Steve Szilvasi and U12 White coach Jason Jones scored for the white team with U15 Maroon trainer Jamie Slater scored the goal of the tournament with a 60-yard blast for the maroon squad.
Performance Spine and Sports Medicine provided an thletic trainer on site during the day.
The Hamilton Girls Soccer Club will again sponsor up to 3 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are attending college or a university in Fall 2014.
The Geri Kurlander Scholarships will be awarded to female seniors who have played in the club for at least three years, have a solid academic record, have shown outstanding service to the community and to our club.
The scholarships are awarded in the name of Geri Kurlander, one of the club's founders.
The New Jersey Rush teams have been admitted to the US Club Soccer's National Premier League and as a result two of our Hamilton Girls Soccer Club/Hamilton Wildcat teams will be playing at the highest level possible spring.
The NJ Rush 00 team and the NJ Rush 99 Blue team are two of the five Rush team that have been admitted into the the National Premier League (NPL) for the spring 2014 season. Participation in this league will provide for the highest level of play for both teams and improve long-term player development for the club.
The NJ Rush 00 team is coached by Darron Brown and the NJ Rush 99 Blue team is coached by Lisa Pittaro.
"We are very excited about this announcement and look forward to these two teams playing in the NPL this spring," said Hamilton Girls Soccer Club/Wildcats President Tom Slater. "We look forward to more of our teams playing in this league in the near future."
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Our New Sponsor: Performance Spine & Sports Medicine
Performance Spine & Sports Medicine Officials Present Hamilton Girls Soccer Club with $10,000 sponsorship check
Performance Spine & Sports Medicine (PSSM) and Hamilton Girls Soccer Club have teamed up!
As a medical practice, Performance Spine and Sports Medicine (PSSM) recognizes the important value of community partnership. They are excited to become a part of this community. To help support Hamilton Girls Soccer Club, PSSM presented a check for $10,000 as a donation to this soccer club.
Additionally, they are extending their Athletic Trainers to assist the coaches in assuring proper concussion and injury management.
The PSSM medical doctors, in the interest of in assuring proper concussion and injury management, are recommending that all Hamilton Soccer players 10 years and older conduct a complete concussion assessments using ImPACT and OPTOJUMP. The ImPACT assessment tests for their cognitive baseline and the OPTOJUMP assesses their biomechanical baseline.
PSSM is the only medical facility in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that offer both assessments. Their medical office is very conveniently located near the Quakerbridge Mall at 4056 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 111 in Lawrenceville. Please visit their website at www.njspineandsports.net.
You can also follow PSSM on your favorite social media: "Like" their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PSSMLawrenceville for daily health and wellness tips, sports performance recommendations and giveaways like Free 60 minute Massages!
Check out PSSM's video library on their YouTube channel and learn more about all of their services at www.youtube.com/ThePSSM.
PSSM is a great clinical and generous organization. They have exceptionally skilled medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and Athletic Trainers. "Get Better Faster. Stay Better Longer."
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Hamilton Girls Soccer Club announces affiliation with NJ Rush
NJ Rush welcomes the Hamilton Girls Soccer Club and Hamilton Wildcats FC to our NJ Rush Family.
Following the lead of Rush International, NJ Rush has a goal of spreading the “Rush Way” philosophy of coaching and training throughout New Jersey through key affiliations throughout the State.
“New Jersey is a hotbed for soccer on the East Coast and we want New Jersey Rush to be the epicenter for soccer development in the State. We believe strongly in the Rush Way training and coaching methodologies and we feel that the best way to help players reach their full potential is to introduce them to the highest level of training and development at the earliest ages,” says Sandeep Mehtani, Executive Director of New Jersey Rush.
New Jersey Rush is taking a true grassroots approach to influencing player development.
The traditional “Academy” model employed by the majority of premier clubs in New Jersey fails to address the fundamental principles of youth development. In the traditional academy model, players come up through the township/local club and then are recruited to “advance” and join the “Academy” when they are old enough (typically 10-11 years old.) Under this model, only a select few players are impacted by the Academy level of training and development.
“Our focus is different,” says Sandeep Mehtani, “cognitive and physical development together are happening rapidly at ages 5 through 8. Kids at these ages are like sponges, they absorb everything. Unfortunately, most Academy programs ignore these ages. We aim to change that! By affiliating directly with select local clubs in various regions of the State, we can influence player development and education on a grassroots level at much younger ages and continue that advanced development progression through the formative years. This is why affiliating with Hamilton Girls Soccer Club and Hamilton Wildcats was a top priority for us.”
“Hamilton Girls Soccer Club is pleased to enter this partnership with NJ Rush as it will enhance our already comprehensive soccer program,” said Tom Slater, Hamilton Girls Soccer Club president. “This partnership will allow us to offer a well-rounded robust player development system for our entry level recreation player to our highest level of competitive player and everyone in between.”
“As the club enters its 41st year and the Hamilton Wildcats enter their 10th year of existence, we are proud our program that has resulted in dozens of high school players, state level and regional level players and our first State Cup championship. This partnership with NJ Rush will make our club the premier girls soccer club in Central Jersey.”
Ron Celestin, Assistant Women’s Coach at Princeton University, has been named Technical Director of New Jersey Rush Hamilton. Lisa Gmitter-Pittaro, former US Women’s National Team player, has been named as the Director of Coaching for New Jersey Rush Hamilton.
“I am so happy to have the Hamilton Girls Soccer Club and the Hamilton Wildcats FC join the New Jersey Rush family. With a great centralized location, and with Ron Celestin and Lisa Pittaro leading the way, Hamilton Girls Soccer Club will be a fantastic hub for our New Jersey Rush girls soccer program in Central New Jersey,” said Greg Wiesmore, President of New Jersey Rush.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: In order to continue to provide a quality program, the Hamilton Girls Soccer Club is aways in need of volunteers.
Some of the positions we need include:
Coaches: We always need head and assistant coaches. We provide training and all the help you need.
Division Directors: We need Division Directors to help make sure the leagues run smoothly. Responsibilities include forming teams, recruiting coaches, and creating game schedules. Division Directors are also members of the Executive Board.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with Hamilton Girls Soccer Club,