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Recreational Players / Parents Information

 

FALL 2020 / SPRING 2021 SEASON:

All NEW teams will be formed for the Fall 2020 season and will remain together for the Spring 2021 season for U10 through U14. We will not accept friend requests or preferred team placement requests.  The High School Rec-Plus need to register for each season.

PLEASE REFER TO PROGRAMS TAB FOR RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES & WAIVER DUE TO COVID.  THE WAIVER IS PART OF THE REGISTRATION.

 

 

Spring 2020 Schedules-being revised for Fall 2020

The following is a summary of the Fall 2020 schedules for the recreation soccer teams.  Specific details (ex. field location) will be posted to the website for your team by September.

 

U10 - Boys & Girls (includes U9 & U10 ages)(Fee includes Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

U10 practices will begin the week of September 8th and go through the week of October 26th.  The U10 games will be on Saturdays beginning September 12th and go through October 31st.  This age division plays on a 7v7 field and includes birth years 2011 and 2012.

Boys Games will be on Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 am mainly at Reed School.

Girls Games will be on Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am mainly at Reed School.  Depending on the number of players, we may look to join with Bethel U10 girls for games so you may have a game or two in Bethel.

The weekday of practices varies depending on coach & field availability. 

Please bring a size 4 soccer ball, water, cleats and socks over shin guards to each practice and game.  Be sure to wear your reversible jersey to each game.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early in order to be prepared to start timely.

For Games:

     Only Coaches are allowed on the Coach/Player sidelines

     No snaps, zippers, buttons or belts are allowed on the player's shorts.

     No watches, earrings, other jewelry can be worn, or anything else that may pose a danger to the player or others

 

Boys U14 (Fee includes Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

The Boy U14 practices will begin the week of September 8th and go through the week of October 26th.   The weekday for practices varies depending on which team you are on.  The Coaches will assign players to the teams trying to create balanced teams.  This age division plays on a 11v11 field, and includes birth years 2006 thru 2010 (up thru 8th grade).

There will be 8 games during the fall season, and they will be Saturdays and/or Monday evenings beginning Saturday September 12th and go through Monday November 2nd.  The Saturday games are usually before noon, but the timing is also dependent on field availability each Saturday.  Monday games should start at 6:00pm.  Any rainout will be attempted to be made up.

Please bring a size 5 soccer ball, water, cleats and socks over shin guards to each practice and game.  Be sure to wear your reversible jersey to each game.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to be prepared to start timely.

For Games:

     Only Coaches are allowed on the Coach/Player sidelines

     No snaps, zippers, buttons or belts are allowed on the player's shorts

     No watches, earrings, other jewelry can be worn, or anything else that may pose a danger to the player or others

 

5/6 Girls & 7/8 Girls (Fee includes Fall 2020 & Spring 2021) 

The 5/6 Girls (girls in 5th & 6th grades) & 7/8 Girls (girls in 7th & 8th grades) participate in the Southwest District Rec-Plus Leagues.  In these leagues, there is some travel for games basically within Fairfield County.  Four games will be scheduled to be played in Newtown (Home) and four games to played Away on Saturdays beginning September 19th and going through November 14th (no games scheduled Oct 10th but may be used as a makeup).  The teams in the league may decide to play an extra set of games - to be determined during the season.  The 5/6 Girls play on a 9v9 field, and the 7/8 girls play on a 11v11 field.

The soccer practices will begin the week of September 8th and go through the week of November 9th.  The day of practice is not set yet and depends on coach & field availability.

Please bring a size 5 soccer ball, water, cleats and socks over shin guards to each practice and game.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to be prepared to start timely.  The 5/6 Girls wear the reversible jersey.  The 7/8 Girls wear the reversible jersey or the solid blue jersey that they can purchase for $20 (this jersey can be used in the future for the High School Girls Rec Plus team).

For Games:

     Only Coaches are allowed on the Coach/Player sidelines

     No snaps, zippers, buttons or belts are allowed on the player's shorts

     No watches, earrings, other jewelry can be worn, or anything else that may pose a danger to the player or others

 

High School Rec-Plus Fall 2020

Due to the various activities of high schoolers, this division has a new registration each season.  The Fall registration does not carry to the Spring season.

The High School Rec-Plus Boys and Girls teams are for players in 9th through 12th grade, and they participate in the Southwest District Rec-Plus Leagues.  In these leagues, there is some travel for games basically within Fairfield County.  Four games will be scheduled to be played in Newtown (Home) and four games to played Away on Saturdays beginning September 19th and going through November 14th (no games scheduled Oct 10th but may be used as a makeup).  The teams in the league may decide to play an extra set of games - to be determined during the season.

no games scheduled Oct 10 but may be used as a makeup  These teams have a practice night and a scrimmage night during each week.  The Boys practice on Monday nights and scrimmage on Wednesday nights.  The Girls practice on Wednesday nights and scrimmage on Monday nights.  

Please bring a size 5 soccer ball, water, cleats and socks over shin guards to each practice and game.  The High School Rec-Plus teams do not wear the reversible jerseys.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to be prepared to start timely.

For Games:

     Only Coaches are allowed on the Coach/Player sidelines

     No snaps, zippers, buttons or belts are allowed on the player's shorts

     No watches, earrings, other jewelry can be worn, or anything else that may pose a danger to the player or others

    

 

Some General Information

 

 

Soccer Ball Sizing Chart:

http://www.soccercoachingpro.com/soccer-ball-sizes/

 

Parents

Please look for opportunities to volunteer and let the coach know you are interested in helping out. Ask your coach or division coordinator about how to get started as a coach.  

 

Referees

Every week the coaches are asked to provide feedback on the referees. If you have feedback, let the coach know after the game - please do not shout it out to the referee during the game!  The Referees are in charge while they are at the field, and players or coaches or parents will be asked to leave for poor behavior, and even suspended from future game.

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Rain Outs

We are not allowed to play on fields with standing water, in a heavy rain, or when the fields will be damaged. Also, we must stay off the fields for 30 minutes following any thunder. There are Lightning Detection/Warning Systems in the Parks through Town.  We are allowed to play in a light rain. Unless you hear from your coach or soccer club at least 1 hour before game or practice time, you should assume that the game or practice will be played, but check your email and texts for any last minute changes before heading out to the field.  On days when it is drizzling, it might be a good idea to send a light jacket along with your player to wear on the sidelines. If you are not with your player at the field, please be alert to any weather as there may be an early pickup if a thunder storm moves in for example.
Click here for more information on Field Closure/Game Cancellation Procedures.

 

We strongly recommend all parents enroll in the free of charge field closure email and text notification service offered by Newtown Parks and Rec. To receive automatic email notifications of field closures, click on Sign Up For Automatic Notifications and select Recreation Cancellations.  This is the same way the Club personnel gets notified of field closures.
 

Refreshments

Generally parents take turns to bring half time refreshments, such as orange slices. Check with your coach for which game you should bring halftime player refreshments. Assume each player will eat about an orange on a hot day and half an orange on a cold day. When you drop off the oranges, please include a trash bag. Your child will be responsible for cleaning up after the game and returning any containers or bags. If you realize you are not going to be able to make it to the game, please swap your refreshment day with another parent.  U5 & U6 Rec do not play games, thus they do not normally have a “halftime player refreshment”. Check with the coach for details.
 

Picture Day

Newtown Soccer Club organize a team photograph day, usually in the second or third weekend of the fall season. Your team will be assigned a time for team photographs, normally one hour before your game time. Please show up dressed for your game for the team picture, even if you are not purchasing individual pictures.
 

Laws of the Game

A good source to learn more about soccer rules is our Referees Page.
 

Code of Conduct

Newtown Soccer Club has very high expectations and attaches a great deal of importance to the behavior of it's coaches, players, parents and referees. Click here for our Code of Conduct.
 
Financial Assistance Request
 

TO PURCHASE REVERSIBLE JERSEYS FOR THE FALL 2020 - SPRING 2021 SEASONS:

(*note U5 and U6 Rec Players DO NOT need jerseys*)

 

 

 

**NEW **

Newtown Soccer Club Refund Policy

 

The Newtown Soccer Club incurs significant costs (equipment, field use, insurance, coaching, administrative salaries, etc.) to provide NSC children the opportunity to play soccer. Many of these costs are incurred before the start of each season. Therefore, Fall fees inlcude these costs for both Fall and Spring seasons

Please take this into consideration as you plan your child’s schedule!

* Fall Rec fees include Spring fees as well (Spring is essentially free). If your child is not playing during the Spring session, there will be no refund, no exceptions as of the FALL 2019-SPRING 2020 Registrations and Seasons

Children who move out of town after registration but before the season starts will be charged the applicable processing fee and issued a refund for the remainder of their payment. Children who move out of town during the season will receive a prorated refund (minus the applicable processing fees) based on when in the season the child withdraws from the program.