Welcome to the Sterling House Athletics Website   

 Fall Lacrosse

Register now for a new "Introduction to Lacrosse" program for boys & girls in grades K to 8. For more information, see the flyer in downloadable files on the left side of this page. This 4 week program will be offered on Sunday mornings at Wooster Middle School.

2015 Fall Soccer   

Register now for fall recreational & instructional soccer. Register in person at Sterling House or online by clicking on "registrations" on the left side of this page.
Fall soccer coaches meetings will be held on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 pm for teams in the U10 & below divisions and at 7:30 pm for those in U12 & U15 divisions. Coaches will then begin to contact players about their practice schedules. Games will begin on September 19th. The schedules will be posted here during the week of Sept. 6th.
New Program for Fall Teams & Instructional  

“Shadows” for special needs soccer players. High school student athletes will play alongside during games to help the child feel comfortable on the field and assist in participation during the game. This volunteer service is reserved especially for special needs children who would like to participate in team soccer but may need assistance. Email Bill at bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org for information.

Fall & Spring Soccer Cancellation Information
Saturday soccer cancellations are posted on this site by 7:30 am and by 10:30 am on Sundays. Also a recorded message is left at
203-378-2606. Decisions on soccer PRACTICE cancellations are made by the team coach. Contact your coach about the status of practices. For your coach's contact information: click on schedules; then click your age division; and then click on your team name to see your individual schedule and the contact info for your team. 
 Soccer & Lacrosse Practices
Decisions on soccer and lacrosse practices are made
by the coaches. When weather is bad, check with
your coach on the status of practices.
Fall Adult Flag Football       
For information on the 2015 Fall season, e-mail jon.dinihanian@gmail.com or bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org
The 2015 Spring season is now closed to new teams.
Basketball games and practices are cancelled whenever schooml is cancelled or dismissed early due to weather. Saturday cancellations are posted on this site by 7:30 am and a recorded message is left at 203-378-2606.
 Recreational Soccer
"Here's my advice: Don't give yourself agita over winning and losing. Make sure your kid is having fun"

This column by Editor Mike Daly was in the Sunday Post on the editorial page. Click here for the entire piece. See below for the part about Sterling House.

The soccer fields at David Wooster Middle School in Stratford were aswarm with kids on a recent Saturday, kids as far as the eye could see.

Little kids. Some bigger and older than others, certainly. Little kids, nonetheless.

Whistle bursts punctured the general din. Referees, some not that long departed from the ranks of little kids themselves, scrambled about, keeping order and pointing players in the right direction.

This is the Sterling House soccer program in Stratford. Sterling House has a well-admired program. They get it right on any number of fronts, one of which is that they keep no standings.

They understand the meaning of the word "recreation" as it applies to organized soccer.

So all around Connecticut, little kids and their parents and coaches and referees, many of them new to the situation, are taking to the fields.

Here's my advice: Don't give yourself agita over winning and losing. Make sure your kid is having fun.   
  Congratulations to the 2015 Diaz/Jockers Recipients
       Debbie Diaz Sportsmanship Awards 
Soccer Players: Jerome Larracuente & Shannon Mencel

Coaches: Karen Burke, Kevin DeVitto, Chris Farrell, Matt Holmgren, Mike Laskowski, Pete Milner

Referees: Natalie Sciallo & Shea Tyler

         Erin Jockers Friends of Sterling House Awards

                           Bob Hudson, Mike Cepetelli

Ann & Bob Wargo, George Wines
Ameriprise Financial of Stratford 
Send nominations for the 2016 Diaz Awards to bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org.
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Town of Stratford Charter, Code & Ordinance

Chapter 133. LITTERING

§ 133-8. Litter in parks.

No person shall throw or deposit litter in any park within the Town except in public receptacles and in such manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any part of the park or upon any street or other public place. Where public receptacles are not provided, all such litter shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and shall be properly disposed of elsewhere as provided herein.

§ 133-16. Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $100,......

§ 152-27. Dogs and other pets prohibited in park

….it is unlawful for any person to allow or permit any dog or other pet to run at large in any park, or to permit any dog or other pet with or without a leash, except Seeing Eye or Hearing Ear dogs or dogs used by public law enforcement agencies and under control of a law enforcement officer, to enter any public beach, swimming or wading area, pond, fountain, stream, organized athletics area or designated children's play area.

(9) Owners must pick up and properly dispose of their dog's feces.

C. Failure to comply with any of the rules and regulations will result in a fine of $100.

Player, coach and spectator pledge to be remembered when participating in our athletic programs: I understand that: the Sterling House youth sports recreational leagues promote fun, development, participation and sportsmanship; official records and standings are not kept; all team members must play at least one half of every game; I must control my emotions as a positive example for all players, opponents, and spectators; and I must respect the referees and supervisory staff who represent Sterling House, the Stratford Recreation Dept. and the Board of Education. I will do my best to respect the school property we are allowed to use. I understand that the Stratford Youth Sports Association (SYSA) member organizations promote a drug free and smoke free sporting environment for youth.

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Bill O'Brien, Senior Program & Athletic Director
203-378-2606, ext. 106/bobrien@sterlinghousecc.org

Fall 2015 Flag Football - Adult