Hartford, CT (March 20, 2019) — Hartford Athletic announced today that the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) is joining Connecticut’s new professional soccer club as an Official Youth Soccer Partner. In partnership, Hartford Athletic will provide special benefits and opportunities to youth players and coaches across the state, including preferred ticket pricing for CJSA players, families, and coaches as well as special access to training and development opportunities.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association as we work together to grow the game we love in the state we love,” said Hartford Athletic COO Donovan Powell. “It is our promise to provide special experiences for youth players across the region, and this partnership allows us not only to deliver on that promise but also to express our gratitude to all the coaches, administrators, and parents who volunteer their time to share the beautiful game with the next generation.”
“We look forward to working with Hartford Athletic in an effort to provide value to our members while also growing the game of soccer in Connecticut,” said CJSA Executive Director Josh Krusewski. “Hartford Athletic has already shown a willingness to be involved in our CJSA communities, and I look forward to what the future will bring.”
To kick off the partnership, Hartford Athletic will provide special access to two training sessions for CJSA players, parents, and coaches on April 9th and April 18th from 9:30am-11:30am at Farmington Sports Arena (11 Executive Drive, Farmington, CT 06032). The sessions are free to attend and players and coaches will be available for photos and autographs after the session has concluded. Interested CJSA members should sign up at hartfordathletic.com/cjsa.
Hartford Athletic’s historic home opener will take place on May 4th at 7pm at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. For more information and a complete schedule go to hartfordathletic.com.
Connecticut Junior Soccer Association is the governing body of soccer in the state of Connecticut. CJSA has more than 55,000 members. Founded in 1970, CJSA is affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer, as well as the U.S. Soccer Federation, the parent national governing body for all soccer in the United States whose headquarters are in Chicago, IL.
About Hartford Athletic
Hartford Athletic is Connecticut’s new professional soccer team beginning play March 9th in the United Soccer League. Our mission is to provide a world-class professional soccer experience and build community through the beautiful game.