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FIFA.com World Cup News

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U.S. Youth Soccer News

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Field of 256 teams announced for 2017-18 US Youth Soccer National League season
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US Youth Soccer membership votes decisively to change bylaws
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FWRL Desert Premier League announces 140 teams for 2017-18 season
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Champions crowned at 2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
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Championship matches set at 2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
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Preliminary games continue at 2017 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
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MLS News

Diego Valeri makes key plays to be "the difference" in Timbers victory
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017

Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas | 2017 MLS Match Preview
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017

Portland Timbers 2-0 New York Red Bulls | 4-minute Highlights
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017


Premier League News

The Mourinho change that threatens Liverpool
Posted on Wednesday January 11, 2017

Rumour Mill: Ronaldo swayed Chelsea target off move
Posted on Wednesday January 11, 2017

Karius keeps Reds in Cup semi at super Saints
Posted on Wednesday January 11, 2017

 

 

About This CJSA Northeast District Soccer Website

 

This Website is the home page for the Northeast District of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA). The Northeast District is the umbrella organization that arranges recreational- and competition-level leagues for about 20 independent district soccer clubs, and this site is designed to support the administration of those leagues.


Parents looking for soccer club information, please see our Links page.


Updated Rules of Competition

Updated rules of competition have been posted. All clubs and coaches, rec. and comp., should review these.

Competition rules of play (Fall 2017): Competition Rules of Play (547kb)

 

Tolland Jamboree

Tolland's 3v3 Play With Pride Tournament is a great 1-day event being held on Saturday, August 26 at Tolland High School. Every team gets 4 games throughout the day. It is a great way to get your players lots of touches on the ball as we head into the Fall season. It is also a great time with contests, prizes, music and food in addition to the incredible soccer. We have many teams from Mass and CT signed up and even have 2 teams from Manchester New Hampshire coming down!

We would love to add some of our district opponents to the mix! At $150- the price can't be beat! So if you can get 4-6 players or a few teams worth- sign up at http://www.tollandsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=72142.

 

2017 Calendar Posted

See the calendar page for the 2017 Spring and Fall tentative schedules, including District Meeting and AGM.


Fall 2016 District Champions

Congratulations to the following division champions for fall, 2015:

  • U15 Boys Ellington and CWSA
  • U15 Girls QVSA
  • U13 Boys AHM 13
  • U13 Girls Vernon and Colchester
  • U12 D3 Boys Ellington
  • U12 D3 Girls CWSA
  • U12 D4 Boys Marlborough
  • U12 D4 Girls Marlborough and Bolton
  • U11 Boys WAM
  • U11 Girls Killingly

Question of Changing from U-age to Calendar Year

At the Annual General Meeting of the CJSA (see http://www.cjsa.org or http://www.cjsa.org/events/cjsa_2016_conventionag), the question of handling a possible change to calendar year instead of school year for youth soccer will be discussed and decided.

 

This is a result of U.S. Soccer deciding that a calendar year for determining age of soccer players and teams fits what is being done globally.

 

More information can be read here: https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/969/15/BirthYearMatrix11-5-15withExplanation.pdf.

And here: http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/changes_coming_to_youth_soccer_in_2016/

 

So, these things will be discussed by the Northeast District over the winter break, and clubs are urged to attend these meetings. As well, these issues will be discussed and likely voted on at the CJSA AGM. So, clubs should read up on these changes so they can discuss the issues from a position of understanding.


Small Sided Play

Interesting video about small-sided play from the English FA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Lb5pDTaCg.


U.S. Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives

Click this link to get a copy of U.S. Youth Soccer's development initiatives The U.S. Soccer Board adopted these at its July meeting and they were presented at the US Youth Soccer's AGM in Tulsa, on July 25th.

 

These initiatives have two parts:

  • Small-sided play for development
  • Age groupings based on calendar year

These changes are to be implemented beginning Fall 2016.


Concussion Information Posted

See the Soccer Links page for CDC and U.S. Youth Soccer information on concussion for youth sports.


Use This Website To

This Website is designed to be used by Northeast District soccer clubs (and coaches of their teams) to report competition-travel team scores and for administrative purposes, such as providing forms and rules of competition. If you are a parent looking for a club, please see our Links page. Please use our Contact Us page if you have questions.

  • Report your scores: All division 3 and 4 competition travel teams must report all their league match scores. Home teams, away teams, winning teams, losing teams, and every age group must report. See score reporting here.
  • View standings: Standings are kept for all division 3 and 4 competition travel teams from U11 to U14, inclusive. View league standings (and find match numbers) here.
  • Review the calendar: Look for important deadlines, dates, and upcoming meetings.
  • Review ongoing projects: For example
    • Coaching Committee information and questions about their mandate to define a Director of Coaching position and determine the best way to use district resources to help clubs
    • Competition Committee information and questions about rule changes
    • Review committees here.
  • Get documents and forms: Open or download district and CJSA forms, including the rules of play, which are modified to meet district goals for the good of soccer. Find documents and forms here.

Score Reporting Tips

Please read the following tips for reporting your scores:

  • Verify your match number using the schedule posted on this Website – the schedule provided at the scheduling meeting is a draft and might not be accurate for all teams
  • All comp teams (D3/D4) must report each and every league match
  • The winning, losing, home, and away teams must all report
  • A match is assigned a match number – you must use that number to report
  • Do not make up match numbers
  • A match is assigned to a specific weekend – if the match is not played by the time the assigned weekend has ended, report a postponement
  • If a match is postponed, both the teams involved must report the postponement
  • If a match is played early, just report the match using the match number
  • If a match is not played by the weekend it is scheduled, report a postponement AND report the match when it is played
  • Use the "Report Scores" link to the left to report your scores
  • Report scores by Monday 10pm following the weekend the match is scheduled on the master schedule
  • Finally: reach out to your club for help reporting scores!

Do Not Submit Late Match Reports Unless...

If the standings have been updated and the list of no-reports has been sent to clubs, do not submit your match report UNLESS neither team reported on the match in question.

 

If neither team reported on the match in question, the match will be listed as not reported in the standings PDF. In this case, we need a late report to know what happened to the match.

 

Scores that are submitted late but are not needed just add to the number of emails and slew of data, and they cause more work with no benefit. So, if your opponent reported the match and you did not before the standings were updated, then don't submit anything late, just be on time with the next report.

 


Listen to This Muppet: Respect

Ray Winstone starring in the English Football Association (FA) Respect campaign. For more information, see: http://www.thefa.com/Respect. Soccer (football) faces many of the same challenges the world over. Presented here for the good of soccer.