Bristol Soccer Club - COVID-19 Update
Posted Mar 19, 2020

Soccer Families,

As I am sure many of you are wondering, our soccer season will be impacted by the COVID-19 virus. We are currently following the guidelines set forth by CJSA and US Youth soccer by suspending all soccer activities through April 15th. We will reevaluate the situation at that time, and again will heed the guidance set forth by the governing bodies. At this point, we are hopeful that we will be able to proceed with a spring season using a modified, potentially shortened, schedule.

 

What does this mean for you?

  • Registration - will continue to open as is. 

  • Payments - we would recommend not paying for programs until such time as we have a firm grasp on the schedule and how changes may impact your ability to participate in the spring season.

  • Scheduling - As stated above, this will largely depend on if/when the season starts, school schedules etc. All scenarios are being considered and discussed and as we know more, we will share that information

 

As always, we appreciate your continued support of the Bristol Soccer Club, more so during these trying and uncertain times. Should you have any questions, please email the club at bristolsoccerclub@yahoo.com

 

Thank you,

Bristol Soccer Club

 

 
Coaches Corner

Thinking of coaching but not sure you know enough about the game. Bristol Soccer Club will be there to offer the assistance you need. All of our coaches for the Dinomites, Development, and Travel Divisions are parent volunteers. We have partnered with EVO trainers to ensure that all of our children get training and develop the necessary soccer skills to make them successful. We can help you plan organized practice sessions and provide the knowledge necessary to teach the kids the skills they need. Organization is key, in order to keep the practice on track and the kids busy. At the younger age groups, the game should be all about fun so the practice sessions usually consist of games that incorporate skills needed to succeed in soccer. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Also, keep checking the website to find out when we will have a coaches clinic.

Coaching resources on the web

http://www.eteamz.com/soccer/pills/jpill.htm
http://www.y-coach.com/CD/idxlist.htm
http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/index-old.html
http://www.decatursports.com/drills/MattsPlans.htm
http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/soccer.htm
http://www.bettersoccermorefun.com/dwtext/tablecon.htm
http://www.joesoccer.com/info/games.html
http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~dgraham/manual/
http://www.bettersoccermorefun.com/



Bristol Soccer Club has donated the following resources to the Bristol Library and can be found at the Manross branch at 260 Central St., Forestville:

Skills And Strategies for Coaching Soccer, Book - Alan Hargreaves.
Myths of the Game, VHS
Play Like a Champion; Manchester United, DVD
English Premier League 2004 season review and greatest goals, DVD
How to Coach Very Young Soccer Players, DVD
All the Right Moves, DVD
Keeper, DVD
Coaching 8-11 year olds, Book
The Complete Keeper: Youth Training
from A-Z, Book
Coaching Set Plays, DVD
More own goals and Gaffs, DVD
Soccer Speed, DVD


 
Spring 2020 Registration is open!
Posted Feb 20, 2020

Welcome to Bristol Soccer Club!

***PLEASE NOTE: We have a new website as of August 2018.***. STACK SPORTS

Please use the following address to access our website:

www.bristolsoccer.org

If you are attempting to access our website using a previously saved bookmark/favorite, it may not bring you to our new site.     

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTERING

**Please make sure when registering that you complete all of the steps! There is a final step that is easy to miss on the new system. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your registration is not complete**

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Spring 2020 soccer season! We encourage you to take advantage of early registration to avoid late fees and to tell your friends to sign their children up as well.  

**IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!**

Changes to Recreation Soccer - We are pleased to announce that as a result of parent feedback, we have made some changes to the age bands for recreational soccer. We have gone back to two older recreation groups, so we will feature groups for ages 9-11 and 12-14

In addition, we are planning based on historical enrollment, to enter the 12-14 age teams in to the Farmington Valley Recreational league. This will mean that teams will be playing games at fields outside of Bristol, against recreational teams from other towns. Should we get enough local kids to form a competitive division here in Bristol, we will keep our teams/kids here. 

 

There is a link on the left hand side to 'Register Now!'.

If you have not already registered on our new website, you will have to create a new family account on the new site. Your old user id and password will not work.

 **Please Note Corrected Ages**

Registration fees are as follows (Division Name - Birth Year[s] format)

Soccer Shots  (2013-2016)- $ 85

Micro  (2014-2015)- $ 85 *

Midget  (2012-2013)- $ 85 *

Recreational  (2009-2011; 2006-2008) - $ 90 *

Travel U09-U15  - $180 *. Requires tryouts 

** Recreation group registrations received after 3/27/2020 will be subject to a late fee of $20.00 

If you are registering for Travel Soccer, please register your child in the age appropriate program. If he/she needs to be moved to a different roster, we will do that in the background.  Travel tryouts were held in May 2019 for the 2019–2020 season.

Registrations received 3/27 and after will be added to a waitlist and only added to teams needing additional players.

Register Early! You may register now and postdate your check to 3/27/202 to take advantage of the early bird rates.  Mail your check now to the PO box listed below. It will not be cashed until 3/27/2020, and your child is guaranteed a place on a team.

We will do our best to accommodate special requests in the Micro and Midget Divisions, however we cannot guarantee that we can honor all of them.

For the older recreational group players will be randomly assigned to teams and we will not be honoring any requests for specific coaches.

We will be creating our teams based on the number of children registered at the end of the day on 9/1, and we will be building balanced teams to the best of our ability, to encourage competitive games.                        

 

FUNDRAISER INFO:

We also have a mandatory Fundraiser this Spring.  All funds raised will help offset operational club expenses, which include field maintenance and equipment. **Fundraiser forms will be available for pickup at your division’s Meet & Greet with your coach**  Forms should be returned the weekend of MAy 2–3 to the Concession Stand.   

We also offer a buyout option of $35 per family. Those families not wishing to sell fundraiser items can choose the buyout option at the time of registration. Thank you to all for participating!  

COACHES INFO:

*** All Coaches and Assistant Coaches should enter their Volunteer info into the Online Registration system ASAP to be considered for a Coaching position this season.  Please do not assume that we know that you are interested in continuing to Coach a team. You cannot be added to a team as a Coach or Assistant Coach without the Volunteer info in the system. Background checks must also be completed. Once both are complete, we are able to assign you to a team.  * Please note that this season, required by CJSA, each coach is required to participate in two on-line trainings available on your family profile.

VOLUNTEER INFO:

We are ALWAYS looking for the support of our incredible families. We are currently looking for volunteers to help run our concession stand.  Additionally, we are in the process of forming a fundraising committee to help with ideas for the fall season!  Please contact us for more details!

 

Payments can be made by Credit/Debit online, or you may mail in a check or money order to -

 Bristol Soccer Club,  PO Box 392, Bristol, CT. 06011-0392