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ROSTERS FREEZE APRIL 22nd!!

Northwest District travel soccer rosters freeze at midnight on Sunday, April 22nd so make sure you are up to date.  Rosters always freeze two weeks after the season begins.


by posted 04/11/2018
CDC CONCUSSION TRAINING - MANDATORY FOR ALL COACHES

All coaches for CJSA must take a mandatory concussion class each year.  The CDC has the best one which you can view in 30 minutes and print out a certificate for your records.  If you are a coach, please take the time to update your education and click on the link below:

CDC Concussion Training


by posted 03/22/2018
COACHING COURSES OFFERED FOR CJSA

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U.S. Soccer Grassroots License Courses Now Open

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.

Go here to see CJSA course listings

Go to US Soccer Digital Coaching Center to Register for a course 
 
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.

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“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, doc@cjsa.org
 
HELPFUL INFORMATION
Five Things to Know About the Grassroots Pathway Coaching Initiative
Five Things to Know About the U.S. Soccer Introduction to Grassroots Coaching Module
U.S. Soccer Begins Launch of New Grassroots Coaching Pathway with Cost-Free Introductory Module
U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department Announces Grassroots Pathway Initiative
Five Things to Know About U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives


by posted 02/21/2018
2018 NORTHWEST DISTRICT CALENDAR

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.

 

 


by posted 01/08/2018
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