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!
All Dinomites, Micro, Rec and Travel players and families are invited to attend BJSA’s annual “Opening Day Soccer Jam” on Saturday September 10th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. All BJSA soccer teams should plan to arrive by 8:30 AM as there will be a parade of teams starting at 9:00 AM on Field C. This will be an exciting and fun-filled event with our younger Micro and Rec teams also playing in several soccer games throughout the morning. Other highlights include:
• bounce houses
• face painting with Valentine the Clown
• soccer olympics and more!
We are expecting a large crowd so please be sure to park in designated parking areas only. Overflow parking is available at Lake Garda school. We look forward to seeing you all on September 10th!
Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Fall registration remains open for all age groups unless listed below.
Note: We now have enough Kindergarten coaching volunteers so we have temporarily reopened registration for Boys & Girls Kindergarten Micro (but only a handful of spots remain).
Registration is now closed for the following age groups:
- Boys Rec grade 4 and older
- Girls Rec grade 4 and older
PLEASE NOTE: The late fee deadline will NOT be extended. A $25 late fee will apply to all registrations postmarked after Sunday July 31st. Don't delay, register today!
- 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:
Important dates to remember:
The Fall Coaches Meeting will likely take place on Saturday 8/27 at 10:00 AM under the pavilion at Malerbo Field. All BJSA coaches are expected to attend.
Opening Day for the Fall 2016 season is Saturday 9/10.
We're hoping Nassahegan and Malerbo will be open for practice beginning 8/29 for all BJSA teams. Coaches will most likely be contacting their teams sometime during the week of August 24th. Note that there are no Rec or Micro games over the Labor Day weekend but games will be played over the Columbus Day weekend.
Team Photo Day is tentatively scheduled for "TBD". Please contact your coach for details.
Coaches Appreciation Night is tentatively scheduled for Saturday 10/29.
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.
Field closure information can be found on the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department webpage.
BJSA Board meetings take place on the 1st 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!
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 $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. Mail registration form to the following address with a check made payable to “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.
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 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.
BJSA will once again be holding goalkeeper clinics in the Fall. 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 Fall Goalkeeper clinic schedule will be posted in early September.
Is your child interested in becoming a certified youth soccer referee?
Entry level training is now open for registration! 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, 2016.
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 email@example.com.
BJSA – car magnets
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:
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:
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:
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.