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Fall Travel Parent Meeting Wed, May 31
05/26/2017
Travel Parent Meeting Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30pm Whisconier Middle...
Fall 2017 Travel Tryout Schedule
05/13/2017
  Tryouts for Fall 2017 Travel teams will begin on Tuesday,...
Fall 2017 Registration is Open!
05/01/2017
Registration for ALL programs for the Fall 2017 Season is now open! Yes,...
U10 Boys Finish First in Glastonbury Tournament!
04/30/2017
Congratulations to Coach Jeff Garofalo and the U10 Boys team on their...
U11 Boys Premier Team Tryouts
04/28/2017
Starting this Fall, the Brookfield Soccer Club in partnership with...
Small-Sided Games Starting in Fall 2017
04/22/2017
Changes Coming to Youth Soccer US Soccer has announced the...
Parking Lot Safety at Town Hall
04/21/2017
IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE: As the Spring season gets underway,...
Field Conditions - please call 203-775-5239
10/18/2007
The Field Conditions and Cancelation number for Brookfield Soccer...
 
Fall Travel Parent Meeting Wed, May 31

Travel Parent Meeting
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Whisconier Middle School Media Room


At our annual travel parent meeting next Wednesday, May 31, we will discuss the new Small-Sided Games for Travel Teams, review BSC's Travel Teams and Tryout Policies, and answer any questions parents may have about Travel Soccer.

This meeting is mandatory for new U9/Travel parents but all travel parents are encouraged to attend to learn about the new US Soccer Small-Sided Games initiative.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions - please plan on attending!


by Mike L posted 05/26/2017
Fall 2017 Travel Tryout Schedule

 

Tryouts for Fall 2017 Travel teams will begin on Tuesday, June 6th.

Click here to view the full Tryout Schedule


by Mike L posted 05/13/2017
Fall 2017 Registration is Open!


Registration for ALL programs for the Fall 2017 Season is now open!
Yes, it may seem early to be thinking about Fall soccer, but tryouts for Travel teams
need to be completed before the end of the school year.

Small-Sided Games Starting in the Fall 2017 Season
In 2015, US Soccer announced the adoption of Small-Sided Games
effective with the Fall 2017 season..
Click here for more details.

Travel Tryout Information:
Players wishing to participate in Travel Tryouts must Register
AND Pay in Full by June 1, 2017!

Travel Tryouts will begin in early June.
Click here to view the full tryout schedule

Click here to register

Click on the Registration Info menu item for more registration details
including fees, deadlines and age brackets.


by Mike L posted 05/01/2017
U10 Boys Finish First in Glastonbury Tournament!

Congratulations to Coach Jeff Garofalo and the U10 Boys team on their Undefeated First Place finish in the Platinum bracket at the Glastonbury Hartwell Spring Warmup Tournament this past weekend!


by Mike L posted 04/30/2017
U11 Boys Premier Team Tryouts


Starting this Fall, the Brookfield Soccer Club in partnership with Liberty Football Academy will be sponsoring a new U11 Boys Premier Team!

This team will compete at the U11 age bracket in the CJSA Premier League.

Click here to register
*Note: All participants must register prior to tryouts. No cost to tryout or register.

Tryout Dates:
May 23 and May 30
6:00 - 7:30pm
Brookfield Town Hall
100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT

All age appropriate boys (born in 2007) are welcome to attend.

Click here for more details about the team


by Mike L posted 04/28/2017
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
Parking Lot Safety at Town Hall


IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE:

As the Spring season gets underway, we would like to remind everyone of the importance of observing all parking lot rules and regulations for the safety of our children.

Parking and standing in unauthorized areas is creating hazardous conditions for those walking to the fields and playground.

For the safety of the children, PLEASE do not park or stand your car in the fire lanes or unauthorized areas around the parking lot at Town Hall.

Please park in a parking space and walk to the fields when dropping off and picking up your players.

Brookfield Police have been instructed to ticket vehicles that are parked and/or standing idle in unauthorized areas.

Thank you for your cooperation so that everyone can enjoy the parks and fields!


by Mike L posted 04/21/2017
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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