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Norwich Youth Soccer Club

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.   What does the U in U6 mean?
 The U6 stands for under 6. 

2.  If my player is on a travel team, how many practices will there per week?
Usually teams practice at least two times per week

3.   How long does travel team practices last and when are games scheduled?
 Practices average between one to 2 hours. This is determined by the coach and the age level. Practices are usually during the week and games are usually scheduled on the weekends

4.   What size ball do I need for my player?
U8 & younger play with a # 3 ball
U9 – U 12 play with a # 4 ball
U 13 – Adult play with a # 5 ball

5.  Can I wear a cast, earrings, religious medals or eyeglasses?
The CJSA rules of the game prohibit anything which is dangerous to a player or players. Referees determine if an item can be worn without being dangerous.

6.   I have signed up my child and have not heard from anyone. What should I do?
Please email: [email protected] or call 860-208-6557 and someone will contact you with your child’s team assignment, and put you in touch with their coach

7.   What equipment is needed to play soccer?
All Travel players need a soccer ball, shin guard, cleats, travel team uniform and a water bottle. Uniforms can be purchased here. Before ordering a uniform, please email: [email protected]or call 860-208-6557 to find out if your player's jersey number is available

All Recreational players will need, shin guards, cleats and water bottle.

8.  Will my child get equal playing time?
Coaches are encouraged to provide an environment that is about player development and not winning at all costs. With this in mind, most of our teams and players should see roughly equal playing time. If there is a player playing time issue you should first follow the 24 Hour Rule, and then have the issue addressed by the parent and the coach and if that does not resolve the issue, please contact the NYSC President ( [email protected] ) or Vice President ( [email protected] ).

9.   How do you decide what division a player is played in?
US Soccer has mandated that youth soccer age groups nationwide will be organized by the calendar year (birth year). The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Age Matrix Group Chart

10.   Do I need to provide a photo/passport & birth certificate during registration?
Yes, all players are required to provide these documents to be uploaded as all clubs must submit their players to CJSA and get reviewed for approval prior to the beginning of soccer season

11.   How is the club handling Covid-19?
NYSC follows CJSA, US Soccer, the Governor and the local Healthcare guidelines. Click on the link for the Covid-19 latest information

12.   Can my child play on another age level team?
NYSC has a strict policy on players participating in their appropriate age level. However, NYSC reserves the right to have a player play up if numbers and skill level merit the action

13.   When is the soccer season?
There are 2 seasons with CJSA:
Fall – which usually begins the day after Labor Day and runs until middle of November
Spring – which usually begins in early April and runs until the middle of June

14.   Can I Volunteer or Coach?
Yes, If you are interested in volunteering, please click Register. If you are registering your child for the season you can sign up to coach or volunteer at that time. If your children are being registered on another person’s account, please create your own account to register as a volunteer or coach

15. If my player plays Travel Soccer, what towns will they play against?
The towns that NYSC play against are: Colchester, East Haddam, East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme/Old Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Saybrook, Salem, Stonington, Waterford and Westbrook.

16. Does U15 mean my player is playing against 15 year old player?
A U15 league is a old U14 division consisting of only of 7th & 8th graders. The U15 is created when a player turns 15 years of age during his or her 8th grade year.

17. What are the CJSA Travel soccer levels?
CJSA has 3 levels of competition in travel: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Gold level is the higher level of competitive play and Bronze is meant for developmental play.

Who can I contact if I have other questions?
Please email your questions at [email protected] and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible


Norwich Youth Soccer Club
PO Box 114 
Yantic, Connecticut 06389

Phone: 860-208-6557
Email: [email protected]

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