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Certified Referee Training

The entry level referee program is now open.  The candidate has to turn 13 by 12/31/17 to register. Once the entire program is complete (online training, online testing and a 5 hour in person session) the referee can begin officiating (Fall 2017) and will be certified through the end of 2018.

 

The Entry Level Training Process is a combination of an online training course to be completed at your own pace and - once completed - registration and attendance to (1) in-person/in-class session of 5 hours. The registration for the online portion of Session #1 is open through 8/31/2017 with the required in-person sessions starting approximately August 5th and ending on September 10th.

 

Grade 8 Referee - 2nd Entry Level Training session registration and access to the online modules will open 1/15/18 and will close 3/18/18. Once the online modules are complete, you will register for and attend one required in-person session. The required in-person 2nd sessions will start 1/28/18 and run through 4/2/18. At least one in-person session will be available on a first come first serve basis almost every weekend somewhere in the state in that time period. Check the CSRP Event Calendar for dates.

 

For more information, please contact David Ogden at 203-671-6495 or , or by visiting CTReferee.net.

 

by Master Admin posted 07/20/2017
FALL 2017 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration for all NHSC Fall 2017 soccer programs

is now open!

 

You can read a description of each program and see the eligible age range, costs and deadline dates once you click the "Register Now" button from the main page of the website.

 

Please scroll through the list of soccer programs to make sure you select the correct one for the fall.

 

We have very tight deadlines for our older age groups to register with CJSA so please be aware of the deadlines:

 

6/30/2017 - for all players born in 2003 to 2007

7/31/2017 - for all other players

 

Also, check out the "Registration Q&A" tab our website for useful information before you register.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the field this fall!

 


by posted 06/01/2017
CJSA Heading & Concussion Protocol

CJSA has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer recommendations regarding heading and the protocol for suspected concussions.   Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members for all activities where CJSA insurance applies effective April 1, 2016.

This means that:

Heading Restrictions

       Players who are 10 and younger

  • No player who is 10 or younger may deliberately head the ball, regardless of the age group of the team they are playing on.  This includes all activities where CJSA insurance applies, such as practices, scrimmages, and competitions at all levels.    
  • No player on a U11 team or a combined team including the U11 Age Group, (e.g. U11/12), even if the player has turned 11, may head the ball deliberately.  

        This restriction will be enforced in competitions for teams U11 and younger (including combined age brackets including U11 and younger) by award of an indirect free kick for the opposing team.  Coaches and parents are responsible for applying this restriction for players who are 10 or younger and playing up.  
        
       Players who are 11-13.

  • Players who are age 11 to 13 and on teams for age groups U12 and older, are restricted to up to 30 minutes of practice heading the ball per week.  There is no restriction on the number of times these players can head the ball in a competition, unless the team is competing in a combined bracket that includes U11.  


Concussion Protocol

                Where a Health Care Professional (HCP) is Present at a Game or Practice

  • Any player who sustains a significant blow to the head or body, who complains about or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion or is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion, must be evaluated on the sideline by an on-site HCP engaged in this capacity for the competition who will perform applicable testing.
  • Any player suspected of suffering a concussion will not be allowed to return to play until he or she is cleared by the HCP.  Coaches, parents/guardians or players may not overrule the HCP.
  • If a coach seeks to allow a player to re-enter a game who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment and who has not been cleared to return to play by the on-site HCP, the referee shall issue a warning to the coach.  If a coach persists in seeking to allow such player to re-enter the game after having been issued a warning, the referee may take other disciplinary measures against the coach as are permitted under the rules applicable to the competition.
  • Unless an HCP determined that the player has not suffered a concussion and clears the player to return to play, the player will not be permitted to return to practice or play until the player has successfully completed the return to play protocol and has been cleared to return to play by a Physician.   

 
Where a Health Care Professional Engaged for the Event is Not Present at a Game or Practice

  • Where a HCP engaged for the event is not present at a game or practice, any player who sustains a significant blow to the head or body, who complains about or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion or is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion, must be removed from play and evaluated by an HCP before the player will be allowed to return to practice or play. 
  • No coach shall permit a player who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment to return to play until cleared to do so by an HCP. 
  • If a coach seeks to allow a player to re-enter a game who has been removed from a game for a concussion assessment and who has not been cleared to return to play by the on-site HCP, the referee shall issue a warning to the coach.  If a coach persists in seeking to allow such player to re-enter the game after having been issued a warning, the referee may take other disciplinary measures against the coach as are permitted under the rules applicable to the competition.
  • Unless an HCP determined that the player has not suffered a concussion and clears the player to return to play, the player will not be permitted to return to practice or play until the player has successfully completed the return to play protocol and has been cleared to return to play by a Physician.  

 
Definition of Health Care Professional
Health Care Professional (HCP) are licensed professionals such as an Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC) or Physician (MD/DO), with skills in emergency care, sports medicine injuries and experience related to concussion evaluation and management.
 
 
Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members for all activities where CJSA insurance applies effective April 1, 2016.


by NHSC posted 04/26/2016
Tackling College Sports Podcasts

Members,

Below are links to the Tackling College Sports Podcasts which you and your child may find useful and interesting as they begin to consider playing sports at the college level.  The co-hosts for these podcasts are Mark Franco (parent, coach and former boys director for the NHSC) and Chris LeGates (son of Ray Legates - the man who started the NHSC back in 1971!)  Each link contains the same podcasts, they are just different streaming sites depending on whether you are on a computer, phone, ipod, etc.

We hope you enjoy these and find them useful!

 

Via I-tunes

Via Stitcher

TCS Website

 

 


by NHSC posted 05/19/2015
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