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SShhh! Let them play! It's Silent Sidelines Weekend.

A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.

"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"

The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."

Each Fall and Spring playing season CJSA sponsors a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. The Spring Silent Sidelines weekend will be the third weekend of May and the Fall Silent Sidelines will be the third weekend of October. Coaches will be permitted to give players direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted and are encouraged to applaud efforts by all players.

The goals of Silent Sidelines Weekend are to:

  1. develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.
  2. improve the players’ communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.
  3. support our youth referees by eliminating dissension from the sidelines.

Visit CJSA's Silent Sidelines page for more information.

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Soccer Team on Bench Sidelines

Return to Play Update & CJSA Game Day Environment

As we all know it's a struggle to return to play during these difficult times. However, CJSA clubs have been able to play since June 20 2020.  With the fall season starting please see the most recent information that has been provided by the CJSA.  This includes their newest game day environment guidelines as well as the CJSA Mask policy.

Please be sure to review these guidelines prior to attending any of our ESA home games.  With your help and compliance, we will be able to remain on the field for the entire fall.  Failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in stoppage of the game, or even termination of the game.

We appreciate everyone's flexibility and adherence to these updated policies.  Wherever a rule or guideline conflicts with our ESA Return to Play document, this document will take precedence.

If you should have additional question reguading these requirements please visit the CJSA's website at www.cjsa.org to read about all the return to soccer rules and guideslines for the Fall 2020 Season.

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Soccer ball on a leaf filled grass lawn.

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!

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.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors