Star Hill Family Athletic Center
Youth Soccer League Information
Winter 2019/20 Winter Sessions
Session 1 – Friday, November 8th – Sunday, December 22nd
DEADLINE to register teams & individuals has been EXTENDED to Friday, November 1st
No registrations accepted after November 1st (except as space permits)
SCHEDULING REQUESTS must be submitted by November 2nd (none accepted after Nov 2nd)
Star Hill team practices begin on Monday, November 18th
Session 2 – Friday, December 27th – Sunday, February 16th
Registration Deadline - Friday, December 13th
No registrations will be taken after Friday, December 20th
Schedule requests must be submitted by December 21st
Session 3 – Friday, February 21st – Sunday, April 12th
Registration Deadline - Friday, February 7th
No registrations will be taken after Friday, February 14th
Schedule requests must be submitted by February 15th
Sessions 1, 2, & 3 will each be 8 games (Session 1 plays 8 games in 7 weeks).
Team Fees: U8 $550 ($200 deposit)
U9+ $995 ($300 deposit)
Deposits are required at the time of registration. $30 late registration fee for all teams registering after the posted registration deadline for each session. There is NO late fee for individual registrations.
Individual Fees: U8 $119 (In-house Star Hill teams)
U9+ $149 (In-house Star Hill teams)
Registration fees for teams and individuals are due in full by the beginning of your second (2nd) game. This includes rosters and cjsa payments. Teams failing to pay their registration fees in full will be subject to forfeit rules.
Star Hill is a sanctioned Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) indoor facility. All Connecticut youth soccer players are subject to a $3.00 CJSA insurance fee. This is a one-time fee each winter that covers the individual player all winter at Star Hill and is separate from any CJSA outdoor fees. This fee is due before your second (2nd) game of the session, must be submitted with your roster, and must be paid in the form of a check or cash. This fee is not included in your team registration fee. Players living out of state are not subject to this fee.
You can register your team or an individual on our website, at our front desk, or via phone. All registrations must be accompanied by the appropriate deposit ($200 or $300 depending on the age group). Please be aware that there is a $30 late fee for teams registering after the posted deadline for each session. There is no late fee for individual registrations. Registrations after the posted “No registrations will be taken after” date will only be done with management’s permission as needed to fill an age group/league. All registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Boys are NOT permitted to play on a team in a girl’s league. Teams in a boy’s league may be coed at any age, but there cannot be more than 4 girls playing on any team in a boy’s league.
Online Registration Links (use these links to register a team or individual)
RULE CHANGE this winter. HEADING will be permitted in U12 leagues (and older). U11 leagues and younger are not permitted to head the ball. An indirect free kick is the restart for a heading violation.
The creation of leagues and the ability to create divisions within age groups is dependent on the number of teams registered in each session. Groups may be combined to form leagues. It is our goal to always create leagues and divisions that are most competitive for all of the teams. We will discuss with coaches if circumstances exist where we feel it is better for a team to move to a different league to be competitive. Please register your team appropriately based on their abilities.
No team is allowed to register/play at a level below their age (age is determined by the oldest player on the roster).
Boys & Girls Age Divisions
U08 – Born in 2012/13 (play 5v5 sideways on field)
U09 – Born in 2011 (play 7v7)
U10 – Born in 2010 (play 7v7)
U11 – Born in 2009 (play 7v7)
U12 – Born in 2008 (play 7v7)
U13 – Born in 2007 (play 6v6)
U14 – Born in 2006 (play 6v6)
U15 – Born in 2005 (play 6v6)
U16 – Born in 2004 (play 6v6)
U17 – Born in 2003 (play 6v6)
U18/19 - Born in 2002/01 (play 6v6) All players must still be High School students
League Schedules (Typical)
The following is a typical schedule for winter soccer at Star Hill. While we follow this template in most cases, there will be occasions where teams play on different days, including mid-week games. Especially in session 1 where we have 7 weekends to play 8 games, and holidays in sessions 2 and 3. The game times given are just guidelines. Number of teams registered in each league will affect other leagues (example more U14 teams will cause U9 leagues to start later).
U08 Boys & Girls Saturday AM (~7-11am)
U09 Boys & Girls Saturday AM (~10am-1pm)
U10 Boys & Girls Sunday (~12-5pm)
U11 Boys & Girls Sunday (~12-5pm)
U12 Boys & Girls Saturday PM (~2-6pm)
U13 Boys & Girls Saturday PM (~3-7pm)
U14 Boys & Girls Saturday AM (~7am-Noon)
U15 Boys & Girls Friday & Saturday PM (~7-11pm), Sunday 6-9pm
U16+ Boys & Girls Friday & Saturday PM (~7pm-midnight), Sunday 6-9pm
All age groups will have the possibility of some Friday evening games, mostly due to scheduling requests/conflicts.
Waivers & Rosters
Player Waivers – Each player must have a signed waiver on file at the facility in order to participate in any league game. Parent/Guardians can sign a waiver, complete the team roster, or fill out the waiver online. Allowing a player to play in a game will assume a parent/guardians full consent with the waiver stipulations.
Team Rosters – Coaches/Managers are required to submit a written roster for their teams. Rosters must be complete and contain team identification (name, age group, etc…) and individual player information including parent/guardian signature. If a coach/manager wants to update a roster during the session, they can request the roster at the front desk. Rosters will not be frozen during the session, but must be accurate and up to date. Any player playing in a game for your team must be on the roster. If a protest is made by another coach, and it is discovered that a player played in the game but was not on the roster, the team is subject to the forfeit rule.
Players are not allowed to double roster for teams playing in the same age league/division, with the exception of a goalie rostered to a split team.
Players are not allowed to play at a level below their age.
Any team wishing to protest a roster must do so with the referee by the end of halftime of the game in question. The referee will document the protest and turn it over to Star Hill management.
Game Cancellations / Reschedule Requests
While we understand circumstances do arise during a session that makes it difficult for a team to play a game, cancellations and/or requests for reschedules are difficult depending on the session and the availability of game times.
Teams cancelling games or requesting that a game be rescheduled after the session schedules have been published will be subject to the following:
It is strongly recommended that no request for a reschedule is made based on the availability of a coach, or a single player. Teams must make accommodations for these absences.
If Star Hill is forced to cancel games due to inclement weather, power outages, etc… we will offer a reschedule day/time. If an agreeable day/time cannot be secured, the game will be recorded as a 0-0 tie.
Any team or individual who violates Star Hill’s policies, procedures, or facility rules will be subject to removal from any program, league, or event until such time where the individual or team is again in good standing.
Teams that fail to meet financial obligations, or meet behavioral standards as dictated by the facility policies and procedures and rules will be forced to forfeit games. Forfeits will be recorded as an 8-0 win for the opposing team.
Teams, players, coaches, parents, or spectators who display aggression, are involved in fights, blatant fouls, or repetitive unsportsmanlike behavior are subject to forced forfeiture. If a referee feels a game cannot continue, based on unsafe conditions, he/she can stop the game and award a forfeit to the opposing team. If a coach removes his/her team from the field, without the agreement of the referee, their team will forfeit the game. Forfeit decisions by the referee are at his/her sole discretion. No refunds will be given for a forfeited game to either team.
Full refunds will be given for any league or program that does not have enough participants to occur, and which results in the cancellation of the league or program. We will attempt to process all refunds within 2 weeks of the cancellation date.
Refunds will not be given to any team or individual who withdraws from a league or program after the posted registration deadline. Teams will not be given a refund for games that are cancelled or forfeited.
We successfully work with hundreds of scheduling requests each session. The ones that are tough to accommodate are those who take teams out of their “typical” schedule patterns. For example, the U14 teams play early Saturday mornings, and the U15 teams play late on Saturday night. A request for back to back games for a coach of a U14 & U15 team would be difficult because it would force us to make other U14 teams play late, or other U15 teams play early. We will review these situations with the requesting coach or manager.
Requests for Byes can be tricky. If we have 8 weekends to play 8 games, a request for a Bye automatically creates a situation where a team will have two games in a weekend, or a mid-week game. We ask that all requests for Byes be made prior to the schedule request deadline. Teams requesting a Bye after the schedule has been posted will forfeit the game(s) in question.
It is difficult to grant Bye requests for school breaks (winter break or spring break). These requests must be kept to a minimum and in cases of school breaks, cannot include both surrounding weekends.
Uniforms / Equipment
All teams should have matching, coordinated shirts. We encourage all shirts to have numbers, but numbers are required at U13 and older.
Turf, indoor flats, and regular sneakers are all acceptable forms of footwear. CLEATS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED in any youth or adult league at Star Hill. Referees will not allow a player to play who is wearing cleats. If a player is found wearing cleats, they will be asked to leave the game and cannot return (cannot change into acceptable shoes and keep playing).