Soccer Tournament

This year's CJSA approved Soccer Tournament will be held from Monday, July 21st through Sunday, July 27th. The soccer tournament will be hosted by the City of New Britain.

All Teams will receive a minimum guarantee of three games in a Round Robin / Pool Play Format.

Please see the List of Committed Teams Below:

  • Boys Soccer Teams 
    • 11&U (Youth)
      • TBA
    • 12&U (Junior):
      • TBA
    • 14&U (Intermediate)
      • TBA
    • 16&U (Scholastic)
      • Watertown, 
    • 18&U (Futures)
      • TBA
         
  • Girls Soccer Teams
    • 11&U (Youth)
      • Wethersfield, 
    • 12&U (Junior):
      • TBA
    • 14&U (Intermediate):
      • Wethersfield, 
    • 16&U (Scholastic):
      • TBA
    • 18&U (Futures)
      • TBA

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2014 Soccer Fields

2014 Soccer Fields:
Falcon Field (New Britain) - 1 Field, Plainville High School - 1 Field, Sage Park (Berlin) - 2 Fields, Stanley Quarter Park - 2 Fields, Willowbrook Park (New Britain) - 3 Fields, Veterans Memorial Stadium (New Britain) - 1 Premier Field.

What is the Nutmeg State Games

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 26th 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 in 2014. 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 2014 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”.    

MISSION OF 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.

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • 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".
     

Age Groups

Age                      Division                 Roster Max.            Age Cut Off Date
11 & Under (8vs8) Youth 15 Player born 8/1/02 and younger  
12 & Under Junior 22 Player born 8/1/01 and younger
14 & Under Intermediate 22 Player born 8/1/99 and younger  
16 & Under Scholastic 22 Player born 8/1/97 and younger  
18 & Under Futures 22 Player born 8/1/95 and younger  

 

       

 

Please Note: 12&U thru 18&U play 11 vs. 11. 

Soccer Tournament Information

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, 18 & Under and 19 & Up - 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 tied after regulation time will go directly to penalty kicks to determine a winner.  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.

Rules

  • Youth - (8 vs. 8)
     
  • Junior, Intermediate, Scholastic & Open - (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.

Tie-Breaker Information

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. Record against common opponent
  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.

How to Enter - Entry Process

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 CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

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

Score Keeper

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.

Forfeiture Policy

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.

2013, 2012 and 2011 Nutmeg State Games Medal Winning Teams:

BOY’S SOCCER

     

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 High School

       

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

River Valley Water Rats

River Valley Water Rats

16 & Under

Inter United

New Milford

Inter United

18 & Under

New Britain United

Montville

Amity

19 & Under

Bridgeport Premier

Vasco da Gama

Bridgeport FC

       

 

     

GIRL’S SOCCER

     

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

Nutmeg State Games Regions

Parisi Speed School - Official Training Partner

Parisi Speed School (Bristol & Enfield) is the Official Training Partner of the Nutmeg State Games!

With over 75 locations nationwide, the Parisi Speed School is recognized as the country's premiere athletic performance enhancement organization for youth athletics. Using techniques that have produced over 190 NFL draft picks, our specially trained performance coaches deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.

Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs. Call us today for more information and a free introductory class.

Parisi Bristol
842 Clark Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010
Business Number:  860-314-0122
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Parisi Enfield
3 Weymouth Rd.
Enfield, CT 06082
Business Number:  (860) 745-2408
http://www.parisischool.com/enfield/ 

Captain U

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

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

Have questions? Contact: help@captainU.com

Want your games filmed?

CaptainU will be filming your games! Click here to learn more and to register.

If you have any questions, please contact video@captainu.com or 415-200-1264.

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Do You Have a Story to Tell?

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.