Fall Soccer Registration Opens Today!

Sing up Early! Registration closes August 31, 2020

UpdatedWednesday June 10, 2020 byManager NCTRSL.

Hello Northwest Connecticut Recreational Soccer League Families!

We hope you are doing well and enjoying the nice weather... maybe even with a soccer ball.  

As most of you know, the NCRSL will again include the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, Norfolk, New Hartford and Winsted.   Together we make up our soccer league called Northwest Connecticut Recreational Soccer League (NCTRSL).

The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) has extended the suspension of all soccer activities stateside and unfortunately no end date or time frame was included.  The news is disappointing, but not surprising given the current state of COVID 19 and the importance of keeping our players, coaches, referees and spectators safe.

Normally at this time we begin registration for the 2020 Fall Soccer Season!   We are going to open registration in hopes that we will be able to safely engage in our 2020 Fall Soccer Season.  While we are going forward with our normal preparations and registration process in hopes that it will be safe in the Fall for soccer, we are aware that our Soccer season may be impacted in part or whole.   

As a result, we are going to modify our registration process as follows:

1.  We are going to open on-line registration in June so that parents can go into our website and register their children for the appropriate level of soccer for the Fall season. 

2.  However, when you reach the end of the on-line registration process and the website asks for payment method, we are going to ask that everyone select "Pay by Check."  This will allow the registration to go through at this time without any payment.   

3.  We are asking that no one pay at the time of registration with either a credit card or send in a check.  Rather, we ask that everyone in all towns wait until you receive word from the league in mid to late August.  The Soccer committee, composed of leaders from all of our towns, will meet in August and evaluate the situation at that time with the Pandemic.  We will examine the government guidelines at the time, the status of school in our communities and school athletics at that time, as well as the guidelines form the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association.  We will contact everyone who is registered at that time.  If we are unable to proceed with a safe soccer season, we cancel the season and no one will have paid any registration money.  Hopefully we will be able to go forward with the season and we will ask everyone, at that time, to either log back into the website and pay the registration fees with a credit card or to mail in their check.

4.  With this plan in mind, we ask that everyone go and register their children NOW... in June.  There is no financial risk as we are not collecting payment.   This will allow the towns to get organized and prepare orders for uniforms in a timely manner so that when we reach a decision in August, we will be able to move forward if it is safe to play.  

So we will open registration today, June 10, 2020.  Please register as soon as possible and be sure to have your children in the system no later than July.   We will keep registration open through August for any new kids that move into our towns, but please do not wait to register so that we can confirm our numbers, set up teams, create a schedule and order uniforms in a timely manner.   

Registration

  • Registration starts June 10th. Visit the league website: www.nctrsl.com

  • After August 1st, there will be a $25 late fee per registration.

  • Each town will be offering varying discounts for families, number of children registering, or reduced options based upon past registration options.

  • You will have an option to register and pay online or send in a check.  A choice will be given at the end of the payment process. REMEMBER... DO NOT PAY AT THIS TIME... WAIT UNTIL WE COMMUNICATE THE STATUS OF THE FALL SEASON IN AUGUST.

  • Regardless of town, all players must register on the website to participate.

  • Emails

    • Barkhamsted, mstapleton01@snet.net

    • Colebrook, Colebrooksoccer@gmail.com

    • Hartland, soccer.hartland@gmail.com

    • New Hartford,  kara.kacmarcik@gmail.com

    • Norfolk,  Norfolkrecsoccer@gmail.com

    • Winsted, winstedyouthsoccer@gmail.com

  • For assistance with overall League questions contact Manager@NCTRSL.com

 

  • Volunteers run the league so your help is always welcome! 

    • We have many responsibilities, opportunities, tasks and jobs that need to get done for the kids to enjoy the season.  Please consider volunteering a bit of your time, be it a few hours or duty/task related.  Please contact us at your town's email listed above if you are interested.   A few examples are:

      • Running the K-league

      • Coaching

      • Lining fields

      • Inventory (shed, balls, equipment, etc.)

      • Finding and recruiting sponsors

      • Coordination of a food tables for opening day

      • Team Parents, organize treats, half-time beverages, etc.

While we do not know if soccer will be able to happen or even what soccer might look like come fall.  We will do everything within our ability to provide our kids with a safe opportunity to play soccer. 

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the emails listed above.  Looking forward to a great Fall 2020 soccer season!