About The New Fairfield Soccer Club
Welcome to the New Fairfield Soccer Club! If you are new to the sport of soccer, or new to the community and interested in finding an outstanding youth soccer program for your son or daughter you’ve come to the right place. The New Fairfield Soccer Club (NFSC) is one of the top youth soccer programs in the Northwest District. Based in New Fairfield, Connecticut; the NFSC is a not for profit organization and is affiliated with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA), the Connecticut State Soccer Association (CSSA), the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the United States Soccer Association (USSA).
NFSC is run by parent volunteers who serve as coaches, committee members and elected officers/directors. Programs are available for children from age 4 through high school. Our player registrations average around 400 per season and we play in both Spring and Fall.
The NFSC objectives are to:
Provide the youth of New Fairfield with an opportunity to play organized soccer on a recreational or competitive level.
Promote and develop an understanding of soccer.
Emphasize good sportsmanship and the responsibilities associated with team play.
Aid in the development of skilled soccer players for High School Play.
The NFSC currently offers the following programs: In-House and Travel. Both programs are offered in the Fall and Spring Seasons.
In-House Program – Coed
The NFSC In-House program is best described as being “Recreational Soccer.” This program is divided into four age brackets:
Under 5 (U5)
Under 6 (U6)
Under 7 (U7)
Under 8 (U8)
Players are assigned randomly to teams based on age and the number of players per team runs between 8 – 14. The emphasis is on having Fun, becoming exposed to the game, playing organized soccer and playing with teammates. All in-house games take place in New Fairfield and are typically played on Saturdays. All In-house games utilize the coach on the field model. The in-house programs run for nine weeks in both Fall and Spring seasons. Equipment requirement: Players must wear shin pads and bring a #3 size ball to all practices. Cleats are not required but are recommended.
Home and Away uniforms are provided by the NFSC as part of the registration process for new players, can be worn from season to season and must be worn during all games.
U5 teams typically have a 45 minute practice session followed by a 45 minute micro game. Game format is 4v4, small field, small goals, no goalies, no score or standings are kept and all players receive equal playing time.
U6 teams typically have one coaches practice during the week and one game on Saturday. Game format is 6v6, half field, no score or standings are kept and all players receive equal playing time.
U7 teams typically have one coaches practice during the week and one game on Saturday. Game format is 6v6, half field, no score or standings are kept and all players receive equal playing time.
U8 teams typically have one coaches practice and one practice with our professional trainers during the week and one game on Saturday. Game format is 8v8, full field, no score or standings are kept and all players receive equal playing time. While still “recreational soccer”, the focus in U8 shifts to preparing players for moving up to U9 and the travel program.
Travel Program – Boys & Girls
The NFSC Travel program is divided in to two divisions: Division A - Highly Competitive and Division B – Recreational. All travel teams are gender specific. Travel is divided into age brackets beginning with U9 and ending with U19. Travel A is highly competitive and requires a high level of commitment. Potential A players must attend a club sponsored competitive tryout and are assigned to teams based on their skill. Travel B is less competitive and more closely aligned with Recreational soccer but still require a much higher level of commitment than the in-house program. Travel B players are assigned randomly to teams based on their age.
All Travel teams play home and away games within the Northwest District. In addition, many teams will compete around the state in weekend tournaments. Travel teams have two practices per week in addition to games. The NFSC currently employs professional trainers for all travel team practices. These trainers are typically brought in from Europe for two 10 week periods and are exclusive to the NFSC. Travel teams typically practice twice a week and Travel A players play games at the District level on Sundays and Travel B players play games at the District level on Saturdays.
Players must wear shin pads and bring a #4 or #5 size ball depending on their age requirement to all practices. Cleats are required for both Travel A and Travel B players. Uniforms are provided by the NFSC as part of the registration process for new players and uniforms must be worn during all games.
Need to know more?
Use the feedback button on the NFSC Website for any specific questions.
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime – Youth Soccer!