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Important Information about the Future of the Horse Field
10/10/2017
Please see the below letter with an important message from the...
U11 Boys Win CT Rush Columbus Day Challenge
10/09/2017
Congratulations to the Brookfield/Liberty Premier U11 Boys on winning...
Reminder - Cadigan Park Turf Rules
10/02/2017
REMINDER: Please observe the Turf rules for protecting the fields...
Small-Sided Games Starting in Fall 2017
04/22/2017
Changes Coming to Youth Soccer US Soccer has announced the...
Field Conditions - please call 203-775-5239
10/18/2007
The Field Conditions and Cancelation number for Brookfield Soccer...
 
Important Information about the Future of the Horse Field


Please see the below letter with an important message from the Brookfield Soccer Club President, John Belles, regarding the future of the Horse Field at Town Hall.

Click here to view the letter

The Brookfield Library Board of Trustees will be hosting a Public Information Session on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Brookfield High School auditorium.

The information session will provide a project overview and history along with a visual presentation about the proposed new library design and site. There will be opportunity for public comment and questions.


by Mike L posted 10/10/2017
U11 Boys Win CT Rush Columbus Day Challenge

Congratulations to the Brookfield/Liberty Premier U11 Boys
on winning the Elite bracket of the CT Rush Columbus Day Challenge this past weekend!


by Mike L posted 10/09/2017
Reminder - Cadigan Park Turf Rules


REMINDER:
Please observe the Turf rules for protecting the fields at Cadigan Park.


The turf fields at Cadigan are a wonderful asset for our town and soccer programs, so please follow the posted rules which are imperative for protecting the new turf!

Also, please pick up any used water bottles or other litter as you leave the field.

Thank you!


Synthetic Turf Field Rules and Regulations

To preserve the quality of the turf and provide a clean and healthy environment,
the following are NOT allowed on the synthetic turf field:

  • NO Chairs on the turf; chairs are only allowed on grass/paved surfaces
  • NO Carts, canopies, umbrellas or spiked objects, high heeled shoes
  • NO Food, snacks, sports drinks, gum, sunflower or other seeds or nuts - WATER ONLY
  • NO Glass bottles / containers
  • NO Metal cleats; only rubber cleats are allowed
  • NO Chalk or field paint
  • NO Dogs or pets of any kind
  • NO Tobacco products, smoking or open flame
  • NO Golf playing
  • NO Fireworks or any open flame / Model planes/rockets
  • NO Motorized vehicles, bicycles, strollers

by Mike L posted 10/02/2017
Small-Sided Games Starting in Fall 2017


Changes Coming to Youth Soccer

US Soccer has announced the following 2 new major Player Development Initiatives for all US Youth Soccer programs and competitions:

  • Shift to calendar year for the age grouping of teams (effective Fall 2016)
  • New Small-Sided Standards for games (effective Fall 2017)

Please see the announcement below from US Youth Soccer for details on these changes.
 


Small-Sided Games
Small-Sided Games will be mandated come August of 2017, with specific changes occurring in regard to alterations to the field size, goals and rules. The result will be a decrease in 11-vs-11 competitions in lieu of more 9-vs-9 and 7-vs-7 competitions. U.S. Soccer will encourage the adoption of Small-Sided Games best practices in August of 2016. US Youth Soccer has been encouraging Small-Sided Games for more than 20 years and most of the 55 member State Associations have adopted the philosophy during that time.

The benefits of Small-Sided Games for players include more fun, more touches on the ball and more tactical decisions. The style of play will allow players to learn different positions, learn tactics quicker, increase fitness and allow players to be more emotionally and socially involved — creating a more fun and enjoyable game.

Click here for Small-Sided Games FAQ
Click here for Small-Sides Games USSF Standards Chart

Age Group Mandate from US Soccer
Effective August 2017, the grouping of players will change nationwide, with encouraged adoption of best practices in August of 2016. U.S. Soccer will go back to calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs.

US Youth Soccer will implement the best practice of calendar year age grouping for player registration beginning with the 2016-2017 soccer year.

Using the school calendar for age groups is practiced only in the United States and Canada; all other FIFA members go by the calendar year.

Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug. 1 and July 31. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Players are still allowed to “play up” or play in an older age group.

Determining Birth Year
US Soccer explains that birth year registration should be calculated based on the year in which the season ENDS. For example, if a season begin in the fall of 2016 and ends in the summer of 2017 (ex: 2016-2017 season), the players would be registered based on their age in the year 2017.

To simplify determining the age group, just subtract the birth year from the year the season ends. For example:
(Year Season Ends) - (Birth Year) = (Age Group):
2016-2017 - 2003 = U14
2016-2017 - 2007 = U10

Click here to view the Calendar Year Age Matrix

Click here to view the full announcement from US Youth Soccer (including information about the new small-sided game standards)

Click here to view the US Soccer announcement (which includes a short video presentation)


by Mike L posted 04/22/2017
Field Conditions - please call 203-775-5239

The Field Conditions and Cancelation number for Brookfield Soccer is: 203-775-5239


by Mike L posted 10/18/2007
Contacts
 Mailing Address:
 Brookfield Soccer Club
 P.O. Box 5177
 Brookfield, CT  06804-5177

 Field Hotline:
 203-775-5239
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