ESA Welcomes our newest sponsor GoHealth Urgent Care!

The Enfield Soccer Association would like to extend it's thanks to our newest sponsor GoHealth Urgent Care.  GoHealth is partnered with Hartford HealthCare to provide professional healthcare.  Their location in Enfield, CT is located at 54 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT in the Stop & Shop Plaza.  They have extended hours 8am till 8pm and are open 7 days a week for your urgent care needs.  We are happy to have them on board to support our organization.  Thank you GoHealth for your support!

Announcing our new U-7 / U-8 Player Development Academy

The Enfield Soccer Association is pleased to announce the U-7 / U-8 Player Development Academy (PDA). This program is designed to provide a little bit of a challenge to our younger players in helping them prepare for the transition from recreational to competitive soccer. Our aim is to focus on skill set development to include lots of touches with the soccer ball while engaging in fun soccer activities.

We realize this is a very critical age in a young soccer player’s development. It would only make sense to offer the highest level of training available for the PDA.  ESA’s Director of Coaching, Jay Rousseau, will oversee the coaching curriculum and player development for the PDA. Coach Jay is committed to designing instructional training that helps each player reach his/her maximum potential. Click here to see Coach Jay’s bio. The implementation of training and games also aligns with the small sided development plan designed by U.S. Youth Soccer.

The PDA will start this Fall for players born between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2014. Separate boys and girls teams will be created. There are no tryouts. Teams will practice twice a week in Enfield. There will usually be one game each weekend. Roughly half of the games are played in Enfield.

Families can certainly travel out of town to find similar high level training programs that usually cost several hundred dollars, but why do that when we offer our program here in Enfield designed by our Certified Director of Coaching Jay Rousseau. The ESA is committed to growing the game of soccer in Enfield. We are invested in our youth soccer players. We strive to provide a high level of training and provide the children with enjoyable experiences through soccer. Registration Link is below.

 

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Return to Play Update & ESA Guidelines

As we all know it's been a long 3 months due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, we are happy to announce that we can resume soccer activities with special guidelines in place.  We have reviewed "Return to Play" guidelines and recommendations from U.S. Youth Soccer, CJSA, MYSA as well as other youth programs within the region.  The guidelines we have provided are consistent with Connecticut's Phase II rules and guidelines for "Sports Re-opening" and are designed to provide a fun, safe and protective environment while our children play the game they love.  The children's health and safety are our top priority.  The target date for "Return to Play" under these rules and guidelines will be June 27, 2020.

Registration is Open for our 2020 Fall Programs!

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CJSA & U.S. Youth Soccer Release Phase 1 Return to Play Guidelines

The Enfield Soccer Association is pleased to announce the official release of the Return to Play guidelines from the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association and U.S. Youth Soccer.  Below you will see that Phase 1 of CJSA guidelines have started effective June 20th, 2020.  These guidelines state that we can return to Team Activities with specific requirements.  Whenever possible ESA intends to follow the guidelines set forth by the CJSA and U.S. Youth Soccer, with modifications and additional restrictions to be implemented.  We are in the process of finalizing all of the requirements and will do so before we let any of our teams return to play.  We hope to have our players practicing as early as this week, however coaches, players and parents will be notified when play can start.  In the meantime please review this information provided by the CJSA and U.S. Youth Soccer.  There are links below to download the CJSA's guidelines, as well as U.S. Youth Soccer guidelines.  Also we have provided links to their websites.  If you should have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.  Thank you for your continued patience.

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The Enfield Soccer Association Mission Statement

The Enfield Soccer Association (ESA) is a non-profit organization committed to providing great experiences through youth soccer. ESA’s mission focuses on developing youth soccer players of all abilities in a safe, fun, and positive environment. We strive to provide our youth players a high level of coaching by incorporating the best training available. ESA is also driven to help our players mature as productive members of society through encouraging the development of important life skills. We believe what they learn on the field and as a team will give them the confidence and motivation to be the best version of themselves.

The Enfield Soccer Association's Core Values

  • The Enfield Soccer Association serves our members in a caring and respectful manner.  Disparaging members through words or actions will never be tolerated.

  • The Enfield Soccer Association values input from its membership.  We are always open to new ideas and offers to help improve the organization.

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