2016 Soccer Tournament


  • Boys Soccer Tournament
    • July 28th - July 31st
    • Weekday Game Times: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Weekend Game Times: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
      • Minimum Guarantee of Three Games per Team.  Entrance Fee: $395 per Team.
  • Girls Soccer Tournament
    • August 4th – August 7th
    • Weekday Game Times: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Weekend Game Times: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
      • Minimum Guarantee of Three Games per Team.  Entrance Fee: $395 per Team.

Please see the List of Committed Teams Below:

  • Boys Soccer Teams 
    • 11&U (Youth):
      • Bunker Hill United, Hartford F.C., CT Rush Central, Foundation Soccer Club Navy, Foundation Soccer Club Sky Blue, Suffield Wildcats, JA Elite Soccer, East Hartford Hornets
    • 12&U (Junior):
      • Foundation Soccer Club, CT Blast, CT Rush Central, Park City Football Club, Enfield, Hartford Hallions  
    • 14&U (Intermediate):
      • Northeast Fury, Southington Sounders, Hardware City (New Britain), Plainville Soccer Club, East Hartford, Hartford F.C.
    • 16&U (Scholastic):
      • Plainville Soccer Club, Bacon Soccer, Foundation Soccer Club, CLFC, Valley Warriors, LY Stamford, 
    • 18&U (Futures):
      • Brookfield High School, Plainville Soccer Club, Bacon Soccer, Foundation Soccer Club, Hudson United FC (NJ), East Hartford, JCIFA Black Knights (NJ), Brazil CT. 
  • Girls Soccer Teams
    • 14&U (Intermediate):
      • Bristol Warriors, Hardware City (New Britain), Brookfield Bombers, Killingly, Wethersfield Crew,
    • 16&U (Scholastic):
      • Bristol Warriors, Southington Lady Knights, West Haven, Derby Red, 
    • 18&U (Futures):
      • Southington Lady Knights, Hardware City (New Britain), Spartans, Pomperaug,  East Hampton, CCJ Hurricanes, Killingly FC, 

Sport Details

2016 Soccer Fields:
Chesley Park (New Britain) - 1 Turf Field, Falcon Field (New Britain) - 1 Grass Field, Sage Park (Berlin) - 3 Fields, Willowbrook Park (New Britain) - 3 Fields, Veterans Memorial Stadium (New Britain) - 1 Premier Turf Field.

Who: The Nutmeg State Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Proft organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Nutmeg State Games is the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut.  We are now celebrating our 27th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Nutmeg State Games is a member in good standing of the National Congress of State Games.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 6,500 participants, 550 coaches and over 20,000 spectators will take part in the Nutmeg State Games representing every one of the 169 cities and town in the State of Connecticut. Participants range from eight to eighteen years of age. Since the inception of the Nutmeg State Games in 1989, more than 135,000 amateur athletes have participated in the “Games”.    


  • To recognize and reward Connecticut residents, of all ages, who have chosen to participate in healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.      
  • To promote and reinforce the Olympic spirit of Competition that values sportsmanship, effort and achievement.
  • To motivate personal development in physical fitness and health through attainable goals.
  • To provide a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and fair play.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.


C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season



Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season







Field Hockey













Ice Hockey












In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

Age                      Division                 Roster Max.            Age Cut Off Date
11 & Under (8vs8) Youth 15 Players born 8/1/04 & younger  
12 & Under Junior 22 Players born 8/1/03 & younger
14 & Under Intermediate 22 Players born 8/1/01 & younger  
16 & Under Scholastic 22 Players born 8/1/99 & younger  
18 & Under Futures 22 Players born 8/1/97 & younger  

Roster Check-Ins

  • Prior to the first game of the tournament each team will be required to have their roster checked by the site director at that location.
  • Roster checks will be done at the same time of equipment checks with the game official present.
  • We ask each team to be at their field 15 minutes prior to the schedule start time of their game so that we may get through rosters efficiently without delaying the any games.
  • Each team must have each participant playing in the tournament with the proper proof of age available.
  • We ask that each team send in their proof of age prior to the start of the tournament. Coaches will need to have a copy of their complete roster and proof of age for all players with them for all games.
  • Players that arrive late to the tournament must be checked off by the site director prior to them entering the game.
  • If medal round games are a separate day than the first day of play roster checks will be completed prior to a team’s first medal round game.

Game format will be:

  •  11 & Under - 8 v 8 with two 25 minute halves in preliminary and two 30 minute halves in medal rounds

  •   12 & Under and 14 & Under - two 30 minute halves in  preliminary and two 35 minute halves in medal rounds.

  •   16 & Under and 18 & Under - two 35 minute halves in preliminary and two 40 minute halves in medal rounds.

IMPORTANT: NO-OVER TIME GAMES will be played in the preliminary rounds!  Preliminary round games will end in a tie. Over-time format will apply to medal round games ONLY. One ten minute over-time will be played to completion. If the game is still tied, penalty kicks will be taken to determine a winner.

All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.

  •  Teams will be allowed a maximum of 22 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards.

  •   Teams are to provide their own practice and game balls.

  •    Any player or coach ejected from a game (RED CARD) may not participate in the team’s next game.

  • Youth - (8 vs. 8)
    • Heading will NOT be allowed for the Youth (11&U Division)
  • Junior, Intermediate, Scholastic & Futures - (11 vs. 11) FIFA Rules

Either team may substitute at any stoppage of play with the notification and approval of the referee.

In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Head to Head record
  2. Total Points
    1. 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss
  3. Goals allowed
  4. Goals scored
  5. Coin toss

Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breaking system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packet which includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

    1. ​Please Note: Certified CJSA Rosters can be used in place of Nutmeg State Games Roster Forms. 

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  4. Proof of age (a COPY of one of the following: Driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Passport)

    1. Please Note: Certified CJSA Players Passes can also be used for Age Verification purposes for all players.

    2. Proof of Age is required for the following Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey & Soccer 

  5. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport


  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach

All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) score keeper will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team.

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

2015 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11& Under Hartford Soccer Club Monroe Soccer CT Blast
12& Under CT Rush Enfield Soccer Southington
14& Under Hartford Soccer Club Northeast Furry Foundation SC
16& Under Hartford Soccer Club Brookfield  Foundation SC
18&Under Bacon Academy East Hartford Soccer Inter United FC
2014 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11& Under Gooal Sports 1 Gooal Sports 2 Hartford SC
12 & Under Northeast Fury East  Hartford Foundations SC
14 & Under Hartford SC That Team Gooal Sports
16 & Under Watertown Hartford SC Gooal Sports
18 & Under Farmington Hartford SC Montville
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
12 & Under Foundations SC CWSA Sporting CFC
14 & Under Goal Sports Finest East Hartford Hornets Hartford FC
16 & Under Hartford SC Avon Rockets Future Stars
18 & Under Nexgen FC Martin Luther King Newington HS
2012 Winners Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under  Hartford S.C. Plainville Travel CWSA Vipers
18 & Under  Montville Newington S.C. Coginchaug
2011 Medal Winners Gold                            Silver Bronze          
14 & Under Inter United Hartford SC Hartford SC
16 & Under Inter United New Milford Inter United
18 & Under New Britain United Montville Amity
19 & Under Bridgeport Premier Vasco da Gama Bridgeport FC
2015 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under White Plains Unt, (N.Y.) Southington CT Rush (Stratford)
14 & Under Bristol Warriors FSC North (Coventry) Milford United
18 & Under Foundations SC  CCJ Hurricanes (Berlin) Pomperaug 
2014 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
14 & Under Bristol Wethersfield Newington
18 & Under CCJ Hurricanes Pomperaug Green Wave
2013 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under Bristol Foundations SC Newington
14 & Under Black Rock Kettle Club Foundations SC Candlewood
16 & Under Foundation SC Ash Creek Fitness CCJ Hurricanes
18 & Under Bluewave Pomperaug Greenwave
2012 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under  West Haven CT Giants Bristol
14 & Under  CCJ Hurricanes Ash Creek Fitness Baby Bells
18 & Under  Pomperaug NE Comets Candlewood Kickers
2011 Winning Teams Gold Silver Bronze
11 & Under West Madford Candlewood Typhoon Candlewood Typhoon
14 & Under Candlewood Hurricanes Donuts Remixed CCJ Hurricanes
18 & Under Team Remix New England Comets Pomperaug

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CaptainU will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches

CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Team Coaches/Managers


College Coaches

Have questions? Contact: help@captainU.com

The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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