U.S. Soccer and Connecticut Junior Soccer Association are proud to announce the launch of four new in-person Grassroots License Courses as well as the updated D License Course. Each of these educational opportunities are hosted by U.S. Soccer member organizations and are tailored around the four new Grassroots game models: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. These course options will offer coaches the chance to learn more about how to develop a player-centered approach to coaching.
Spanning four hours in length, each in-person course consists of both classroom and field-based sessions. Coaches will learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Philosophy, Play-Practice-Play Methodology and the Six Tasks of a Grassroots Coach, among other topics. The newly revamped D License is a culmination of all four game models and an extension of the Grassroots courses. After completion of the course, coaches will have the knowledge and tools to positively impact their players and the environment in which they interact.
“Grassroots is where soccer begins. It is these early experiences that spark a child’s love for the game. As a parent or coach, these courses will help further improve those experiences,” said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Nico Romeijn. “If you are completely new to coaching or the game of soccer, this is a tremendous opportunity to further your knowledge of how to teach children to learn and love the game. For the experienced coach or former player, this is an opportunity to provide a more structured approach based on the needs of the players. In both cases, the focus is on the player and how to ensure that player is able to learn, grow and have fun playing soccer.”
Together with U.S. Soccer, Connecticut Junior Soccer Association is committed to improving the experience and level of our players through empowering coaches with low barrier and easily accessible education.
For information regarding schedule, please contact Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Director of Coaching, Mario Prata, firstname.lastname@example.org
Team registration for the Northwest District's spring travel soccer season is open and will remain open until Friday, March 1st. All clubs looking to enroll teams in the boys and girls U9 - U19 divisions need to register teams by the deadline. Only club personnel may register teams, not individual coaches. Cost to register a team is $75 through March 1st. After March 1st, there is a late fee period if space allows for additional teams and the cost will be $150 per team. Club personnel should go to www.nwdteams.com and click on the register button on the main page to get started. PLEASE us the club profile to register your team and not an individual profile as it will not be recognized. Club personnel can contact the district if they do not know their profile user name and password.
New this spring is the ability to use credit cards when registering a team. We encourage all clubs to use this feature as all teams must be paid for by the league scheduling meeting on March 14th.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Karen Puskas at email@example.com.
SOCCER ENTRY LEVEL REFEREE COURSE TO OPEN JANUARY 15
Grade 8 Referee - 2nd Entry Level Training session registration and access to the online modules will open 1/15/18 and will close 3/18/18.
Once the online modules are complete you will register for and attend one required "in-person" session. The required "in-person" 2nd sessions will start 1/30/18 and run through 4/8/18.At least one "in-person" session will be available on a first come first serve basis almost every weekend somewhere in the state in that time period. Check the CSRP Event Calendar for dates.
The CT Cup is a Travel Team Competition - $75 entry fee per team if entry and fee are received on or before 3:00pm 4/6; $150 entry fee per team if entry and fee are received after 4/6 and before 4/13 3:00pm (U19 deadline is 4/13 3:00pm);
Rosters Frozen: 4/20, except U19, which freezes 1 week prior to the start of cup play for that age group. Cup Draw: 4/24 results will be posted online at www.cjsa.org.
ROSTERS ARE UPLOADED INTO THE CJSA REGISTRATION SYSTEM (NOT GOTSOCCER)AND SUBMITTED FOR SPRING CT CUP. Possible 1st round for age brackets with over 32 teams and under 64 teams is May 5th.
Note: A club may withdraw a team from this competition on or before the deadline with only the loss of the entry fee, no additional penalty. Any withdrawal or forfeit after the deadline date will result in a $100 fine per team. CT Cup Finals are slated for June 16th at Curtiss Fields, Simsbury
The Northwest District Soccer Board has released the calendar for the upcoming 2018 spring and fall seasons:
Spring 2018 Travel Soccer Season:
First day of games will be Saturday, April 7th. Season will run through Sunday, June17th. No games Memorial Day Weekend.
Registration system will open February 1st for all clubs to register teams. It will close March 4th at midnight. Fees are $75 per team. There is a late fee period that will extend until March 9th at midnight if space allows. Registration fees during that time will be $150 per team. Only clubs and designated club personnel can register teams, not individual coaches.
January 17th: Monthly district meeting at 7:30 pm
March 14th: Monthly district meeting AND league scheduling meeting at 7:30 pm.
March 28th: Spring coaches meeting to receive schedules and handbook. Boys teams at 6:30 pm. Girls teams at 7:30 pm
May 16th: Monthly district meeting at 7:30 pm
June 20th: Monthly district meeting at 7:30 pm
Fall 2018 Travel Soccer Season:
First day of games will be Saturday, September 8th. Season will run through Sunday, November 18th. No games Columbus Day Weekend.
Registration system will open July 1st for all clubs to register teams. It will close August 5th at midnight. Fees are $75 per team. There is a late fee period that will extend until August 10th at midnight if space allows. Registration fees during that time will be $150 per team. Only clubs and designated club personnel can register teams, not individual coaches.
August 15th: Monthly district meeting AND league scheduling meeting at 7:30 pm.
August 27th: Fall coaches meeting to receive schedules and handbook. Girls teams at 6:30 pm. Boys teams at 7:30 pm
September 19th: Monthly district meeting at 7:30 pm
November 14th: Monthly district meeting and holiday dinner at 6:30 pm
All district meetings are held at the Wyndham Hotel in Southbury.