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!

Headlines

  • BJSA is proud to announce a new partnership with TeamSports for all our equipment needs. Click HERE or read below for more details...
  • U.S. Soccer: No heading for children 10 and under. Click HERE to read more...
  • U.S. Soccer moving to calendar-year age groups. Click HERE to read more...
  • Click HERE to read the Central Travel District's "Coach/Spectator Conduct Policy".

BJSA Board Meetings

BJSA Board meetings take place on the 1st or 2nd Monday of every month at the Burlington Town Hall (please view the BJSA calendar for the most up-to-date meeting schedule). 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 one of our meetings. 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.

The yearly elections are in November but we are always looking for new members and officers. Complete the Parent Volunteer Form or just come to our next board meeting!

Spring 2017 Soccer Registration

Spring registration remains open but the following age groups are now closed:

  • Boys & Girls Pre-K Micro
  • Girls Rec grades 5, 6, 7, & 8

PLEASE NOTE:  The late fee deadline will NOT be extended. A $25 late fee will apply to all registrations postmarked after Friday March 15th 17th. Don't delay, register today!

1. Register online by clicking the following links for Little Spartans, Micro, Rec or Travel or
2. Register by mail by downloading the REGISTRATION FORM:

register for micro1

register for rec1 register for travel1

Important dates to remember:

The Spring Coaches Meeting will take place on Saturday April 15th at 10:00 AM under the pavilion at Malerbo Field. All coaches are expected to attend.

Opening Day for the Spring 2017 season will be on Saturday April 22nd.

Practices will likely begin the week of April 17th, depending on when the town of Burlington opens the fields. Coaches will most likely be contacting their teams around that time.

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 29th at 10:00 AM. The Spring season will end on Saturday June 17th.

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):

  • Little Spartans U5 program - Burlington Residents $75.00, Non-Residents $85.00*
  • All Other Programs: Burlington Residents $95.00, Non-Residents $105.00*
  • 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 after the posted deadline - add $25. Register online or mail a registration form to the following address with a check made payable to “BJSA”:

BJSA
P.O. Box 1166
Burlington, CT 06013

Little Spartans U5 Soccer (formerly Dinomites) 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 Little Spartans U5 soccer 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 UK International instructors. Due to the young age of the children, we do require parent involvement. Registration includes a shirt and a size 3 ball.

For additional details, please visit our Little Spartans U5 soccer page.

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 who are currently in Grades 2 through 8 with games played in Burlington and Harwinton for Grade 2 while Grades 3-8 will play games in Burlington, Farmington, Avon and Simsbury as part of the Farmington Valley Rec League (FVL).

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

Spring 2017 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 however, coaches should only send those players who have shown an interest in being goalkeepers on a longer term basis.

The schedule for the Spring Goalkeeper clinics will be released sometime in April.

How To Become A Youth Soccer Referee

Is your child interested in becoming a certified youth soccer referee?

Grade 8 Referee - Entry Level Training is currently CLOSED for registration.

New Entry Level Registration will resume in July.

Information about the Connecticut State Referee Program can be found at www.ctreferee.net.

Please click here to learn about the Entry Level Referee Process. Candidates for Grade 8 Referee Entry Level Training must be 13 years old by June 30, 2017.

When a new Burlington referee finishes training and becomes certified, they will automatically get a new account in the assigning system with same user ID & password that was used for registration. However, we ask that you still send us an email at info@bjsasoccer.com so that we can make sure you've been added to our referee pool! 

Advice For New Referees
New Referee Starter Kit
Standards of Dress and Appearance

Where to buy referee uniforms:
1. online at www.officialsports.com or
2. at Team Sports in Farmington (located inside FSA)

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 help us provide 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

uk international

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)

TeamSports Group

BJSA is proud to announce a partnership with TeamSports Group, BJSA's new equipment provider.


TeamSports is a specialty soccer retailer committed to matching high quality authentic and customizable products with superb customer satisfaction. TeamSports has locations in Farmington (inside FSA) and Glastonbury.

Our families can now purchase BJSA apparel online by clicking the following link: www.burlingtonsoccerstore.com

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.

Click HERE to read the Central District's "Coach/Spectator Conduct Policy".

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. Click HERE to read it. You can also view the Recreation Coaches Manual by clicking HERE.

Lights at Nassahegan Field

nassahegan_main Thanks to the generosity of our area residents, this project is complete...

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.

children_playing_soccer_2

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.

children_playing_soccer_3

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