Meriden Soccer Club will be holding one in-person registration event for the upcoming Spring season. Come to Dick's Sporting Goods in Meriden on Saturday, January 20th between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM to register. Registration is also available online on our website.
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 through Sat, Jan 27, 2018
2018 CJSA Convention:
2018 CJSA Convention January 26-27, 2018
Radisson Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza)
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT 06416 Directions
Friday, January 26, 2018
Presidents Awards Dinner (click here for reservation form - coming soon)
Nominate those in your club that are giving back to the game
Final Day to Register for Spring Season (Discounted Rate):
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Final Day to Register for Spring Season:
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 through Sat, Mar 3, 2018
Soccer Champions Clinic:
The 2018 Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic, March 1 - 3, 2018 takes place at the spectacular Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino. This clinic for coaches features multiple days of world-class coaching instruction, on-field demos and special topic break-out sessions led by some of soccer's best minds.
All Travel coaches should plan on attending so they can schedule their games for the upcoming Spring season.
North Haven Best Western
201 Washington Ave, North Haven CT 06473
Times to be Determined
Friday, Mar 30, 2018 3:00p
Early Deadline for Spring CT Cup:
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 9:00a
Opening Day of In-Town Season (Tentative):
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 3:00p
DEADLINE - CT Cup Entries:
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 3:00p
CT Cup Rosters Freeze:
State Cup rosters freeze 2 weeks prior to the start for that age group or 1 week prior for the U18 & U19
Sat, May 19, 2018 through Sun, May 20, 2018
Silent Sidelines Weekend:
Silent Sidelines Reminder
Each Fall and Spring playing season the Board of Directors shall sponsor a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Coaches will be permitted to give players direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players.” Referees are not responsible for the enforcement of this rule. It is the clubs responsibility to inform your spectators of the guidelines for Silent Sidelines.
The Spring Silent Sidelines weekend will be the third weekend of May and the Fall Silent Sidelines will be the third weekend of October. The goals of Silent Sidelines Weekend are to:
1. develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.
2. improve the players’ communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.
3. support our youth referees by eliminating dissension from the sidelines.
This rule was drafted and passed at the request of a CJSA player. We need to help our players develop without the continued interference from the sidelines. The objective is to promote greater awareness of this development by coaches and parents as well as the players and referees.
We are requesting that all spectators remain silent on these weekends. For the sake of our kids, we are asking for one weekend where we stand back and just let the players play. We would like to provide each player at least one game of their season that is free of the distractions caused by spectators screaming and yelling at them.
This program was first sponsored by CJSA in September 2000 and was successful. Many players stated they enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with their teammates and be heard. One player, Tommy Schanzer, enjoyed the experience so much that he spearheaded a movement to bring back Silent Sidelines each season.
The guidelines are simple. Spectators are to be quiet, talking in a normal tone to the person next to them. What is to be avoided are comments that can be heard by players, referees or opponents. Applause is permitted and encouraged.
The program works. It has increased the awareness by both coaches and parents of the players’ development. In addition, it has increased referee retention.
Your help is needed. We are asking everyone in CJSA to promote and support Silent Sidelines Weekend and give the game back to the kids.
(The below message is a modification of Andrea Duffy’s May ‘02 Presidents Message.)
A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.
"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"
The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."
Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00a
NO IN-TOWN SOCCER:
In observervance on Memorial Day there is now In-Town soccer this weekend.