Welcome to the Burlington Junior Soccer Association!

BJSA would like to thank ALL of our coaches, parents and most of all THANKS TO OUR KIDS for their effort in making the BJSA Soccer Program one of the best in the state!

BJSA Board Meetings

The final BJSA Board meeting of 2014 takes place on Monday November 17th at 7:00 PM at the Burlington Town Hall. Our annual elections also take place during this meeting. We are kind of at a crossroads in that most of our board members have high school aged children who are no longer a part of the soccer program and yet they continue to volunteer their time. We could really use the help of some younger families so if any of you might be interested, or even if you’re not quite sure, we encourage you to attend this meeting. No soccer experience is required - we’re just looking for people who want to continue our goal of introducing the great game of soccer to the children of Burlington.

Spring 2015 Soccer Registration

Registration for the Spring 2015 season will open in early January.

  • Download the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it with your payment to our PO Box or
  • You can register online by clicking the following links for Dinomites, Micro, Rec or Travel:
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Important dates to remember:

The Spring Coaches Meeting will take place at Malerbo on "TBD".

Opening Day for the Spring 2015 season will be "TBD".

Practices will likely begin the week of "TBD". Coaches will most likely be contacting their teams sometime during the week of "TBD".

Note that there are no Rec or Micro games over the Memorial Day weekend but your team may choose to march in the Memorial Day parade. This year’s parade will take place on Monday May 25th at 10:00 AM. The Spring season will end on "TBD".

Additionally, the Congregational Church of Burlington will be operating the Malerbo concession stand on Saturday mornings all season long. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

BJSA Programs

Travel, Recreational and Micro Soccer Teams

  • Boys and Girls Leagues
  • Pre-Kindergarten Through 9th Grade

BJSA Fees (non-refundable):

  • Dinomites U5 program - Burlington Residents $50.00, Non-Residents $60.00*
  • All Other Programs: Burlington Residents $75.00, Non-Residents $85.00*
  • Family Discount: First two children are full fee; each additional child is half price.

*Note: The $10 non-resident fee is a requirement of the Town of Burlington. This is not a BJSA fee.

Late Fee for registrations received by mail after the posted deadline - add $25. Mail registration form to the following address with a check made payable to “BJSA”:

BJSA
P.O. Box 1166
Burlington, CT 06013

Dinomites U5 Soccer is an introductory soccer program designed to provide an age appropriate family soccer experience for 3 and 4 year old children. This age specific, story based approach is built around the introduction and development of the core motor skills required to play the game of soccer. Encourages active parent participation making the U5 Dinomites program a fun adventure for the whole family!

Sessions will last for one hour on Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks and will be run by Arek Panfil of UK International. Due to the young age of the children, we do require parent involvement. Note that registration includes a shirt, shorts, soccer socks and a size 3 ball.

For additional details, please visit our Dinomites U5 page or you can go to www.xarasoccer.com.

Micro Soccer is available for Boys and Girls who are currently in Kindergarten and 1st Grade and is also available for Pre-Kindergarten children in the Spring.

Recreational Soccer is available for Boys and Girls with games played in Burlington for Grades 2-3 while Grades 4-8 may have games in Burlington, Farmington, Avon and Simsbury.

Travel Soccer is available for Boys and Girls ages U9 and older. Games are played in Burlington and various towns throughout Connecticut. See the Travel Soccer page for additional information.

Interested in Volunteering?

The BJSA board would like to remind everyone that it holds meetings at Town Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month. The yearly elections are in November and we are actively looking for new members and officers. Complete the Parent Volunteer Form and come join us!

Spring 2015 Coaches Clinics

UK International will once again be running Coaches Clinics for our Travel, Rec and Micro coaches this Spring. All Coaches Clinics will take place at Nassahegan under the lights and all head coaches and assistant coaches are expected to attend.
 
Clinic dates for the Spring 2015 will be posted in April.

Spring 2015 Goalkeeper Clinics

BJSA will once again be holding goalkeeper clinics in the Spring.The clinics will be run by UK International and will focus on basic handling, diving, reaction saves & shot stopping, footwork and aerial balls.

Clinics are open to all BJSA players grades 2 through 8. Coaches, please only send those players who have shown an interest in being goalkeepers on a longer term basis.

Clinic dates and times will be posted sometime in April.

BJSA Car Magnets For Sale

BJSA car magnets are now available for $5.00 each. This is a great way to show your support for BJSA but more importantly, the funds raised from the sale of these magnets will help us to continue providing our community with a high quality youth soccer program. To order, please send a check for $5.00 to the below address made payable to "BJSA". If you would like the magnet mailed back to you, please add $1.00 for postage or we can arrange to have you pick up your magnet in person.

You can also purchase magnets through your coach, at the Malerbo concession stand on Saturday mornings or you can send us an e-mail at info@bjsasoccer.com.

BJSA – car magnets
85 Hunters Crossing
Burlington, CT 06013

UK International

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UK International will continue to provide coaching assistance for our club, including coach education, player development and assistance with practice sessions. In addition, our partnership with UK International will also give BJSA coaches access to an array of coach education products and services including:

  • An online curriculum providing coaches with access to hundreds of printable drills and practice plans. Planning your coaching sessions has never been so easy. UK International’s on-line curriculum will provide you with a unique coaching tool, allowing you to select exactly what topics you want - fast! Click here for details. Contact your league coordinator for your ID and password.
  • Click here for UK International’s “Soccer Matters” newsletter and podcast
  • 1-800 toll free coaching support line (1-800-UKSOCCA)
  • An age appropriate coaching DVD for new BJSA coaches (upon request)

Xara Soccer

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Not only does Xara supply us with uniforms and equipment, but they also provide us with access to the Dinomites Soccer program, an educational soccer program that supports the growth and development of players at the younger age levels and enhances the overall family soccer experience. Some of the highlights include:

  • Free online materials for coaches and parents that allows you to create a truly memorable soccer season. Click here for more information. Contact your league coordinator for your ID and password.
  • Themed uniforms for an authentic soccer experience. Click here for more information.

Soccer N Moore

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For thirty years, Bill Moore has worked in the team sporting goods industry with the utmost commitment to providing quality merchandise and service to teams, schools, leagues and institutions, as well as servicing players and their families.

And not only has Bill been BJSA's long time equipment vendor but we now have the ability to purchase clothing online directly through Bill's website.

Click on the following link for details:

Soccer N Moore Online Store

Silent Sidelines

Each Fall and Spring playing season, CJSA sponsors a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Over the course of this weekend, coaches are permitted to give players direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players. The Spring Silent Sidelines weekend will be the third weekend of May and the Fall Silent Sidelines will be the third weekend of October. Please click here for more details.

BJSA Policy & Procedure Manual

Please Note:  PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE FIELDS. THIS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

The BJSA policy and procedure manual is now available online in PDF format. Click here to read it. Also you can view the Recreation Coaches Manual in PDF format

Lights at Nassahegan Field

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More inside BJSA's Web Site

Within our web site, you can find a lot of information about our organization such as a calendar of upcoming events as well as maps and directions to the local soccer fields.

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Learn more about BJSA and get answers to those common questions such as how to sign up and rain outs in our Frequently Asked Questions section. If you have any questions regarding the coaching, you can send an email to info@bjsasoccer.com.

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Get the form needed to register for BJSA or just look through some links to other soccer sites on the Internet.