Coaching & Volunteering For The NCSC
To volunteer as a coach; assistant coach; manager; for NCSC. Travel or Recreational soccer teams, be sure you have met the following requirements.
CJSA and the NCSC require that all adult volunteers provide their date of birth
Mandatory On-Line Background Check: The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) and the (NCSC) require that all volunteers 18 years of age or older complete a mandatory on-line background check. To complete the background check, please log onto the NCSC website at www.cjsa.org and click on the "CJSA Background Check" prompt to the right of the web page. Follow the prompts to complete the background check and ****MAKE SURE YOU SELECT "NCSC" WHEN PROMPTED TO "SELECT YOUR ORGANIZATION".
Also, be sure to use the EXACT same name as that with which you register -- or the background and registration systems will not match the names.
The on-line background check takes 2 to 3 minutes to complete and the background clearance is good for 3 years.
Beginning January 1, 2012, all NCSC volunteers (coaches, assistant coaches, managers, and board members) will be required to complete the mandatory on-line background check even if you have previously completed a writen background check for previous volunteer positions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO HAVE A VOLUNTEER POSITION UNTIL ALL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS ARE MET. The volunteer must be registered in the current Volunteer Registration Program.
Dear Norwalk Community Soccer Club Families,
The Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (“CJSA”) has adopted the US Soccer and US Youth Soccer (national governing bodies for soccer in the US) rules regarding heading. These rules take effect on April 1, 2016 and must be enforced by coaches, referees and club administrators.
Compliance is mandatory for all CJSA members. Norwalk Community Soccer Club is a member of the CJSA).
Heading Restrictions which apply to games and practices
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 U-11 team or a combined team including the U-11/12
For Norwalk Community Soccer. This means that headers are not allowed on any of our U-11 teams, regardless if the player is U-11 or older.
This restriction will be enforced in competitions for teams U-11 and younger (including combined age brackets, by awarding an indirect free kick for the opposing team. Coaches are responsible for applying this restriction to all players who are 10 or younger and playing up.
RECREATIONAL SOCCER PROGRAMS:
Kindergarten throuth 5th/6th grade: NO HEADING ALLOWED
7th/8th grade: HEADING IS ALLOWED*
All High School: HEADING IS ALLOWED
U9, U10, U-11. NO HEADING ALLOWEd
U12 AND OLDER: HEADING ALLOWED IF PLAYER IS 11 OR OLDER *
Note: Players who are 11-13 years old are restricted to up to 30 minutes of practice heading the ball per week.
Thank you for your cooperation.