Welcome To The The Somers Soccer Association Of Somers Connecticut
Next Board Meeting: Sunday April 10th 2016 @ 7:00PM
2016 Spring Registration is OPEN
***TRAVEL PLAYERS: Register by 2/15 to Avoid Late Registration Fee***
***ALL OTHER PLAYERS: Registration closes 3/30***
Important Changes to Registration Process:
We are accepting credit card payments only. Please pay online by credit card when you register your child.
Game times for leagues below are subject to change based on the number of teams in each division.
Please read the following descriptions of the divisions/leagues available in our program. If you have any questions, please email the coordinator listed for each division.
**Please ensure that grades and ages of players are entered correctly. Audits may be conducted to verify age and grades. Incorrect info will result in player relocation to the appropriate soccer division/league or removal from SSA.**
Kindergarten Kickers: Players must be in kindergarten.
Kickers games will be held on Saturday's, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Location of games to be determined. Sessions will consist of 1/2 hour of drills and training followed by 1/2 hour of 3 VS. 3 scrimmages using Pug Nets with no goalies. There are no weekday practices for Kindergarten Kickers.
Instructional Division: Players must be in 1st or 2nd grade.
Instructional games will be held on Saturday's at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. Location of games and practices to be decided. Sessions will consist of 1/2 hour 3 VS. 3 scrimmages against other teams using Pug Nets with no goalies. The last 1/2 hour will be a Full Field 6 VS. 6 with goalies against other teams.
One practice will be held each week. ( Coaches to determine day )
Coordinator -- Chris Castonguay
Mid Rec Division: Players must be in 3rd or 4th grade (Boys) or 3rd, 4th ,5th grade (Girls). Mid Rec games will be held on Saturday's, 9:00 AM or 10:30 AM at Field Road Park. Sessions will consist of one hour games, 6 VS. 6 with goalies against other teams. One practice will be held each week. ( Coaches to determine day )
Coordinator -- Angela Majowicz
Older Rec Division: Players must be in 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade ( Boys) or 6th, 7th, 8th grade (Girls). Older Rec games will be held on Saturday's, 9:00 AM or 10:30 AM at Field Road Park. Sessions will consist of one hour games, 11 VS. 11 with goalies against other teams. One practice will be held each week. ( Coaches to determine day )
Travel Division: Travel teams require a higher level of committment from both players and parents/guardians. Players may need to purchase travel uniforms in addition to the registration fee. Teams are required to practice multiple times during the week and travel to games (whenever necessary). Placement of players is based on different factors and is decided by the Board.
Note to parents and coaches about Travel teams: The SSA forms the greatest number of Travel teams possible, using age, grade, and number of players registered as the main criteria. Decisions about the number of teams formed and the division in which the teams will play (U10, U11, U12, etc) are based on the number of players who register for Travel. No coach is assured of a having a specific team or specific players from season to season. Similarly, players are not assured of playing for a specific coach or with specific other players. The numbers - and thus the composition of teams - change year to year and Spring to Fall. Our goal is to have as many of the children who register for Travel soccer, play Travel soccer. Tryouts are the exception, not the rule. In every Board decision the focus is to be as fair as possible to all players and teams and to do what is best for the organization as a whole.
All new travel players must submit an original raised seal birth certificate from a city or state (not a hospital) and a copy to the registrar. Please make sure you have these items ready. You will receive the original back.
All travel players must upload a headshot during the registration process. Please upload only a headshot and make sure it is name with the following convention: lastname_firstname.jpg. The picture should look similar to a passport style picture. This picture will be used for the players pass for the entire year.
These items are needed in order for your child to play travel soccer. There are no exceptions and players will not be rostered until these items are collected.
Any questions about this policy may be directed to:
Travel Coordinator -- Pete Calcasola
The Somers Soccer Associations success depends greatly on our generous volunteers who provide countless hours in various positions. We want to thank the hundreds of parents and friends who have helped in the past. No one is more important than another. Everyone fulfills a vital function within the organization.
Providing quality soccer programs to over four hundred children each season becomes easier with each additional volunteer. We urge all parents to become involved. It can be a very rewarding experience, and there are plenty of ways to volunteer.
If you would like to help out, while at the same time enhance you and your child’s life, email our volunteer coordinator or any board member. You can find them on the member’s page. We look forward to hearing from you!