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Upcoming Town Meetings on New Library Project
01/03/2018
The Town will be holding two Special Meetings in the coming week...
BSC Winter Training Program, Ages U8-U14
12/31/2017
BSC has teamed with Liberty Football Academy to offer a Winter Training...
Spring 2018 Registration is now Open!
12/16/2017
Registration for the Spring 2018 Soccer Season is now open! ALL...
Drop-in Soccer Sessions with BHS Coach David Lavery
12/05/2017
Starting Wednesday, Dec. 6th, BHS Boys Varsity Soccer Coach David...
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...
 
Upcoming Town Meetings on New Library Project


The Town will be holding two Special Meetings in the coming week to discuss the New Library Project. We encourage everyone who opposes the use of the Horse Field as the site for the New Library to come to these meetings and voice your opinion.

Board of Finance Special Meeting: Friday, Jan. 5th at 7:00pm, Town Hall Room 133

Special Town Meeting: Monday, Jan. 8th at 7:30pm, Town Hall Room 133


BSC Statement on New Library Project
The Brookfield Soccer Club has chosen to oppose the construction of a new town library on the existing soccer fields closest to Pocono Road (a.k.a. the Horse Field).
Each year, hundreds of children utilize the Horse Field for soccer. It is presently a constant juggling act to provide adequate field time for our teams’ practices and games, all while sharing space with the lacrosse and football programs. Eliminating this field would make scheduling field use even more difficult.

Since last summer, a Facilities Ad-Hoc Committee has been searching for properties to replace the fields. As of yet, no viable solutions have been found that do not negatively impact areas that our town has voted on in the past to keep as ‘open space’.

Furthermore, of the many conversations with concerned citizens we’ve had, there has been a general consensus that our schools, particularly Huckleberry, are in dire need of attention and a financial priority right now.

 


by Mike L posted 01/03/2018
BSC Winter Training Program, Ages U8-U14

BSC has teamed with Liberty Football Academy
to offer a Winter Training Program

starting Friday, January 5th!

Training sessions will provide a fun environment for players to work on foot skills as well as have fun in mini soccer tournaments each day!

Location: Whisconier Middle School gymnasiums

Dates/Times: Fridays from 5:00-6:00pm starting Jan. 5th (no sessions Jan. 12)

Cost: $100 for all 10 weeks or $10 weekly drop-in fee. Registration and payment will take place at the sessions. Cash or check made payable to "Liberty Football Academy".

Ages: Boys-only age groups U8-U14, Girls-only age groups U8-U14.

Any questions, please email .

 


by Mike L posted 12/31/2017
Spring 2018 Registration is now Open!


Registration for the Spring 2018 Soccer Season is now open!

ALL Players (NEW and RETURNING) must register ONLINE.

Be sure to register by March 2, 2018 to avoid late fees and ensure a spot in the program!


To register, go to:
http://register.brookfieldsoccer.org


Spring 2018 U-6 and U-8 Registration will remain open through March 23, 2018.

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

 


by MIke L posted 12/16/2017
Drop-in Soccer Sessions with BHS Coach David Lavery


Starting Wednesday, Dec. 6th, BHS Boys Varsity Soccer Coach David Lavery will host soccer training sessions on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

No advanced sign-up required.
Just drop-in to any training sessions that fit your schedule.

Cost: $10.00 per session (Cash or check made payable to David Lavery)
Location: Brookfield High School Small Gym
Ages: U12, U13, U14
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Dates:
December - 6th, 8th, 13th, 20th
January - 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
February - 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th

Players must wear shin guards and bring indoor shoes for playing on a gym floor.

 


by Mike L posted 12/05/2017
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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