2021 Soccer Tournament 

The Schedule is NOW Posted for the Nutmeg State Games Boys Soccer Tournament.
Please see the Schedule section on the right hand side of the webpage to view all the Age Division Tournament Schedules. 

2021 Boys Soccer Tournament Dates:
 - July 22nd - July 25th
 - Weekday Game Times: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Weekend Game Times: 9:00am - 9:00pm

What your Team Receives for the Entrance Fee:
- A Minimum Guarantee of Three (3) Games
- T-Shirts for all Athletes on the Roster
- All Officials Fees
- Medals for the Top Three Teams

Sport Details

  • U11 Youth (9v9)  & U12 Junior- (9 vs. 9)
    • Heading will NOT be allowed for the Youth (11&U Division)
  • 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.

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 v8 and 12 & Under - 9 v 9 with two 30 minute halves in preliminary and medal rounds

  •   14 & Under, 16 & Under and 18 & Under - two 35 minute halves in preliminary and 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.

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.

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.
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                      Division                 Roster Max.            Age Cut Off Date / Year of Birth
U11 (9vs9) Youth 16 2010  
U12 (9vs9) Junior 16 2009
U14 Intermediate 22 2007  
U16 Scholastic 22 2005  
U18 Futures 22 2003  


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.

Please see the List of Committed Teams Below:

  • Girls Soccer Tournament - July 15th - July 18th
    • U12 (Junior 9vs.9):
      • Bristol Lightning Bolts, New Milford Storm, Naugy 2009 Girls, Coventry Kickbutts, Hotshots, Farmington Strikers, North Haven Storm, 
    • U14 (Intermediate):
      • Newington Coyotes, Ginga FC Gold, Ginga FC 2008, Sonics,
    • U18 (Futures):
      • West Haven Blue Devils, The Aftershock, Bridgeport Prestige, Central CT Soccer Alliance (Unbounded), Pink Ladies, Southbury Football Club,

Boys Soccer Tournament - July 22nd - July 25th

  • U11 (Youth - 9vs9):
    • Hartford Hellions, JCFC Academy, Soccer Club of New Milford, West Hartford Soccer Club, Burlington Ajax, Prospect City, Green Warriors
  • U12 (Junior - 9vs9):
    • JCFC Academy, Ajax, Pequenos Guerreros CT, Nirvana 360, Green Warriors,
  • U14 (Intermediate):
    •  CCSA, Greater Farmington Valley, Green Warriors,
  • U16 (Scholastic):
    • Hartford Hellions, CWSA Willy Boys, Ajax, Forza (NY), LY Stampford, Farmington, Green Warriors,
  • U18 (Futures):
    • Hartford Hellions, Norwalk, Martin Luther King Soccer Club, Waterbury FC, Brookfield Bobcats,

All Team must register through GotSoccer.com for the Nutmeg State Games Girls and Boys Tournaments. 

  • Registration & Payment Deadline - June 28th 
  • Girls Roster Deadline - July 8th
  • Boys Roster - July 15th
  • Questions: nutmeg@csmg.org
  • Girls Soccer Tournament Registration - is Now Open!

  • Boys Soccer Tournament Registration - is Now Open!



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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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