The mission of HSA is to provide an opportunity for all the children of Hamden to learn and play soccer!

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We are pleased to announce the following coaches for the Hamden fall competitive program. We thank all of those who applied for the positions. Some of the choices were difficult to make but overall we think we have selected a group of qualified coaches who will work hard to uphold the mission of Hamden soccer.

Boys teams


U10 Devo Gold          Cristina Salamone

Qualifications:               2nd year coaching Comp soccer in the HSA organization

                                    Quinnipiac University Women’s soccer 02-06

North Branford high 4 year starter, Cheshire premier 4 years

1 year with world class soccer U19

                                    Clinician at Oakwood.


U11 Competitive        Franco Cartiera

Qualifications:               New Britain High school 96-99, Captain 98-99, All state 98

                                    Sacred Heart University 99-03 Captain 03, All conference 03

                                    Mass Twisters professional indoor soccer 07-09

                                    Clinician at Oakwood 99-05, Everson 06-08 and Farmington 07-09

                                    Fairfield Comp coach 01-03

Hamden Devo coach 07-09


U13 Competitive        John Lavorgna

Qualifications:               Hamden soccer coach for 11+ years

                                    HSA Coach of the year 06-07 season

CJSA E License

                                    Shoreline Adult soccer league player 97-present