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U11 Boys Premier Team Win League Championship!
11/19/2017
Congratulations to the U11 Boys Premier Team and Coach Garofalo on...
2018 Board Elections and Annual Meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 28
11/07/2017
The Brookfield Soccer Club will hold its Annual Meeting and 2018...
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...
 
U11 Boys Premier Team Win League Championship!

Congratulations to the U11 Boys Premier Team and Coach Garofalo on their league championship in the CCSL with an undefeated record!


by Mike L posted 11/19/2017
2018 Board Elections and Annual Meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 28


The Brookfield Soccer Club will hold its Annual Meeting and 2018 BSC Board Elections on:

Tuesday, November 28
O'Connor's Public House, 317 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT
7:30 P.M.

The club is in need of MANY KEY BOARD POSITIONS for next year.
These positions are critical for ongoing club operations.
Please send an email to if you are interested in a position.

As with all BSC meetings, this meeting is open to all BSC members (board members, parents, players and coaches). Elections for the 2018 BSC Board will be the first order of business at this meeting. The club needs new volunteers to fill all board positions in order to provide a quality program.

The club will accept nominations for any board position.

Current Nominations for 2018 BSC Board Positions:
 

Position Nominee
President John Belles
Vice President Anthony Cristaudo
Secretary OPEN
Treasurer OPEN
Registrar Brian Reale
Referees / Fields OPEN
Girls Travel Commissioner Prasad Chennuru
Boys Travel Commissioner OPEN
U6 Commissioner OPEN
U8 Commissioner Gesette Jewett
Equipment Manager Susan Stoeppel
Director of Coaches OPEN
Social Media / Communications Thomas Morlock
Fundraising Ryan Dell
High School Coordinator - Boys Brett Eannarino
High School Coordinator - Girls Karen Howe
Uniform Coordinator Masarrat Quaisar
District / CJSA Coordinator Steve Vetter
Website Mike Lazorchak

 

 

 


by Mike L posted 11/07/2017
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
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 Brookfield Soccer Club
 P.O. Box 5177
 Brookfield, CT  06804-5177

 Field Hotline:
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