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FIFA.com World Cup News

Bakambu: I like taking risks
Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

From 1966 to 2014: Remembering FIFA World Cup mascots
Posted on Friday February 12, 2016

Tiger, wolf and cat shortlisted to be Russia 2018 mascot
Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016


U.S. Youth Soccer News

Regional Olympic Development Program teams travel to compete in Costa Rica
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

TOPSoccer Q&A: Zach Saliterman talks about being a TOPSoccer Buddy
Posted on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Schedule Announced for the 2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
Posted on Monday February 08, 2016

Statement from Youth Council Technical Working Group to U.S. Soccer
Posted on Friday February 05, 2016

TOPSoccer Q&A: Ed DeMulder talks about being a TOPSoccer Coach
Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

US Youth Soccer statement on U.S. Soccer’s birth-year registration mandate
Posted on Tuesday January 26, 2016

Sideline etiquette: 6 tips to make youth soccer better for parents and players
Posted on Tuesday January 26, 2016


MLS News

Watch Vancouver Whitecaps owner Steve Nash bring soccer to the NBA Slam Dunk contest | SIDELINE
Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Kaka scores for Orlando City in first appearance of 2016 preseason
Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Malmo FF's Enoch Kofi Adu reportedly a target of the Chicago Fire
Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016


Premier League News

Where Super Sunday will be won
Posted on Sunday February 14, 2016

The two woeful lows LVG’s United just hit
Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

Who will have an EPL ‘Super Sunday’?
Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016

 

 

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.

Proposed 2016 Spring Calendar and Jan 12 District Meeting Posted

The proposed Spring 2016 calendar is posted on the calendar page. Please RSVP for the January 12 meeting.

 

2015 District Champions

Congratulations to the following division champions for fall, 2015:

  • U14 Boys CWSA
  • U14 Girls Marlborough AHM
  • U12 Boys Neconn
  • U12 Girls QVSA United
  • U11 Boys Marlborough
  • U11 Girls CWSA

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 2016 as a best practice and 2017 as a requirement.


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.