Programs Overview

Recreational League

 

Pre-Kindergartener (U4)

The Pre-Kindergarten division (World Cup) is open to all 4-year olds. 3-year olds will also be considered, but the no refunds policy applies. The 4-year old teams are coed, and each team has approximately 6 or 7 players with 3 players per team on a field at a time. No goalis are used during the games. Parents serve as managers, assistant managers and referees. All games are played on Saturdays at West Rocks Middle School. Two scheduled practices each week with licensed/professional trainers. Learn more about the Recreational League.

 

Kindergarteners and 1st Graders (U6)

The 5-year old division (MLS) is available to all 5-year olds. All teams are coed. Each team has approximately 6 or 7 players with 3 players on a field at a time. No goalies are used during the games. Parents serve as managers, assistant managers, and referees. All games are played on Saturdays at West Rocks Middle School. Two scheduled practices each week with licensed/professional trainers. Learn more about the Recreational League.

 

2nd and 3rd Graders (U8)

This division (Italian) is open for all 2nd and 3rd Graders. Teams are created in separate boys and girls divisions. Each team has approximately 8 players with 4 players per team on the field at a time.  No goalies are used during the games.  Parents serve as managers and assistant managers.  Referees that are USSF certified are used.  All games are played on Saturdays at West Rocks Middle School. Two scheduled practices each week with licensed/professional trainers. Learn more about the Recreational League.

 

4th to 8th Graders (U10 to U13)

Playing within the Southwest district league play, our 4th to 8th graders (Rec Plus) will be divided into two leagues (4th to 6th grade & 7th and 8th grade). Teams will be divided into Boys and Girls teams consisting of 14 to 20 players. 4th to 6th graders will play with 8 players on the field at once and 7th and 8th graders will play with 11 players on the field. Home games for both leagues will be played in Norwalk and away games will be played against local towns in Fairfield County typically on Saturdays. Two scheduled practices each week with licensed/professional trainers. Learn more about the Recreational League.

 

Academy (U8)

The U7/U8 Academy is designed to provide the highest quality development program for NJSA’s (Italian and MLS divisions) soccer players. A developmentally-appropriate curriculum with a heavy emphasis on individual technique created and taught by licensed, professional coaches. NJSA’s Academy offers once-a-week outdoor training in the Fall, Winter, and Spring (this is in addition to the training you receive during the week). The curriculum features a heavy emphasis on individual ball mastery, allowing each player to become more comfortable, confident and creative with their foot skills, while nurturing their passion and enjoyment for soccer. Learn more about the U7/U8 Academy.

 

Travel and Premier (U9 to U19)

Our most advanced program designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8 to 18 years old (U-9 to U-19). Travel and Premier players are selected based on tryouts and invitation after being identified by our Director of Coaching and Travel Director. Teams are created for the more serious players who wish to play at a higher level. Practices are held three times a week based off of NJSA’s training curriculum. All of our head coaches hold a minimum of a USSF “D” license with our some of our senior coaches holding an “A” license. Travel and Premier teams compete against teams from other towns in Fairfield County and also participate in state tournaments. For more information contact the Travel Director. Learn more about Travel.

 

TOPSoccer

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by the Norwalk Junior Soccer Association. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, age 4-19, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Youth Soccer family through NJSA. Learn more about TOPSoccer.

 

Referee Program

NJSA through USSF, CJSA, and the Connecticut State Referee Program offers two levels of referee certification. We offer referee mentoring, referee clinics, and referee assessment. NJSA referees are given paid assignments to NJSA recreational and travel games, and advancement to out-of-town and out-of-state venues. Learn more about Referee.

 

Coaching Program

NJSA through our nationally licensed coaches and CJSA offers clinics, assessment, mentoring, and training for our coaches and teams. NJSA encourages all of our coaches to attend coaching clinics to improve their knowledge and skills as coaches.

 

NJSA Scholarship for High School Seniors

The NJSA Board of Directors has created a scholarship fund for High School Seniors. There will be four $500.00 scholarships available; two for females and two for males. NJSA is now accepting written requests for consideration from college-bound seniors. View the Scholarship page for full details.

 

Financial Assistance

NJSA offers assistance for families who may be going through hardship or financial difficulties. To apply for financial aid, or for more information, please visit the Financial Assistance page.