Spring Rec League Update
*Register by March 22nd in order to be guaranteed a roster spot. Registrations after March 22nd will incur a $25 late fee.
*U7/U8 Spring Academy Registration is now open. If you were selected and participated in the Fall or Winter session, we encourage you to attend the Spring session - register here
*Coaches / Parents Meeting – Scheduled for March 24th - 7pm at Norwalk High School
*Opening day is scheduled for April 4th – pending field availability
*Weekly training begins the week of April 6th – pending field availability - view practice schedule here
*NJSA is looking at options with SoNo Field House to reserve field time in March to use in the event Parks and Rec don’t give us access to our outdoor fields
*We are targeting to start outdoor practices the week of March 23rd (pending field availability)
*South West District League Play Starts -> weekend of April 11th
*NJSA has registered the following teams for Cup play -> CT Cup: U11 Boys, ,U11 Girls, U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U13 Boys, U14 Girls; State Cup: U14 Boys
*CT Cup Play Begins -> weekend of April 25th
*NJSA has registered the following teams for the Glastonbury Spring Tournament -> U9 Boys Blue, U9 Boys White, U9 Girls, U10 Boys Blue, U10 Boys White, U10 Girls, U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U13 Boys, U14 Girls, U14 Boys
*Glastonbury Tournament weekend -> April 25th and 26th
*Travel Parents Meeting -> May 7th at Norwalk High School
Want to be a NJSA Recreation Soccer Referee?
NJSA will be holding a referee training program for New Recreation Referees, 10 years old as of January 1st and up. The training for the Referee course is specific to the recreational youth games. This is a one-day training for the NJSA recreation program in the Italian and English Premier divisions. The USSF training instructors are Frank Somma (grade 6) and Jeff D’Agostino (grade 8)
Date: Saturday March 28th
Register for NJSA's Spring Break Soccer Camp!Players: ages 5-14 (open to boys and girls of all levels)
Dates: April 13-16 (rain date is April 17th)
Location: West Rocks Middle School
Registration: Click here
More information: click here
Registration for Spring 2015 Rec League Season is open!Visit the Registration page for more information, or click below to register online.
Register online: click here
Norwalk Junior Soccer Winter Recreational Program
Dates: Sundays 1/11; 1/18; 1/25; 2/1; 2/8; 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Where: Norwalk High School Gymnasium
Time: Between 8:00AM and 12:00PM
8 weeks of training on individual technical skills, 1v1 situations and small sided scrimmages will be incorporated into our weekly curriculum. NJSA’s winter program will focus on the individual development of each player. Indoor training is designed to give each player a maximum number of touches on the ball to increase development at a rapid pace. All divisons will be coed.
*There are limited spots within each division. Please register ASAP - this program will fill up quickly!
Registration: Click here
Save the Dates for NJSA's Summer Soccer Camp!Session 1: July 6-10
Session 2: July 13-17
Session 3: July 20-24
Where: Veteran's Park
Norwalk Junior Soccer U7/U8 Winter Academy Program
Dates: 1/9; 1/16; 1/24; 1/31; 2/7; 2/20; 2/28; 3/6; 3/13; 3/20
Where: SoNo Field House
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm *Friday's or Saturday's
NJSA's U7/8 Academy offers our players to improve their technical skills and to increase their efficiency and proficiency with the ball. Weekly one-hour sessions are run by our Academy Director and Staff Coaches and will be held for 10 weeks this Winter. The sessions are dynamic, fast-paced and will focus to enhance every player's technical development in the skills of Dribbling, Passing, Receiving and Shooting. Our Academy programs are a tremendous opportunity for players to improve in an intense, fun and memorable soccer environment that are interested in moving on to the next level.
*Available only for players that were selected for our academy program in Fall 2014*
Registration: Click here
Travel Team Winter Open Indoor Play (Free)
We are happy to rollout a new program that is available to all of our travel players starting in January. NJSA has reserved field space @ SoNo Field House starting Monday nights in January between 7:30 and 8:30PM.
Our goal is for the players to show up and have no instructional training… they are there to play freely and using their creativity on the field during small-sided scrimmaging - 5v5 (Futsal) where our coaching staff will oversee (3) games played simultaneously. Players should wear their NJSA issued practice attire.
You are only permitted to attend the sessions that your age group is scheduled for.
There is no registration needed or cost associated for this program. We encourage all of our travel players to attend.
Supplemental Technical Training - Travel U9-U11
This program will primarily focus mainly on 1v1 situations that happen on different parts of the field.
The objective is to give player’s confidence, composure, as well as different skill sets to beat players in the appropriate situations and overall to emphasize the importance of ball mastery.
Also, players will learn proper defending techniques to win possession of the ball without committing fouls.
Overall players will be work closely with our staff on all their skills and technique in a encouraging, motivational and fun enviorment
Joe Funicello: current NJSA U10 Boys coach, former professional soccer player from Norwalk whose club history includes: New York Red Bulls (USA), þór Akureyri (Iceland), Real Maryland (USA), IFK Mariehamn (Finland), VPS (Finland), FF Jaro (Finland), and Salernitana (Italy).
Chris Laughton: current Norwalk High School Boys Soccer Coach who has led the Bears to three conference titles and a state championship in the last five years, FCIAC Coach of the Year, Connecticut High School Coach of the Year, former Division 1 college player.
Dates: Dec 16th / Jan 6th / Jan 13th / Jan 20th/ Jan 27th / Feb 3rd / Feb 10th / Feb 24th / Mar 3rd / Mar 10th / Mar 17th / Mar 24th
Price: $120 for 12 weeks
Time: 6:00 – 7:15pm
Location: The Batter’s Box, 327 Main Ave, Norwalk
U9-U11 Boys – Field E
U9-U11 Girls – Lower Field
Number Of Participants: 20 MAX PER AGE GROUP – FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Registration: Click here
The Norwalk Junior Soccer Association is a volunteer parent-run organization that promotes the game of soccer and the advancement of soccer education for the benefit of children residing in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Since this is a parent run organization, we are always looking for volunteers to assist us with coaching, setting up fields, organizing photo days, and many other events. If you would like to volunteer or find out more information please contact us!
If you have any comments or concerns, or would like to share with us your NJSA experience, get in touch with us today!
Norwalk Travel Teams Win the Connecticut Cup!
Many Norwalk travel teams have recently won the State Championship.
Click here to see photos and video of the Norwalk teams that have won the cup.
Check out the Honor Roll for more travel team honors won by our
players, coaches, teams, and referees!
Want to join a travel team? Click here to find out more about
Norwalk travel teams, including which age group you should try out for!