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April 1, 2022

Congrats to Charlie Putnam, CJSA Coach of the Year!

Please join us in congratulating our very own Charlie Putnam! On April 1st, he was recognized as the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association's Coach of the Year! His selfless dedication and guidance for so many young players shows what the mission of BJSA is all about: Being a positive influence in the growth and development of children. Congratulations, and thank you Coach Charlie!!

CJSA 2022 Awards Dinner

Dec 2, 2019

New partnership with SOCCER.COM

BJSA is proud to announce a partnership with SOCCER.COM, BJSA’s new equipment provider. SOCCER.COM has been family owned and operated since 1984 and is now the largest online soccer specialty retailer in the world, committed to matching high quality authentic and customizable products with superb customer satisfaction.

Our families can now purchase BJSA apparel online by clicking HERE.

Nov 18, 2019

Ryan Huydic named “Male Youth Referee of the Year”

The Connecticut State Referee Program has named Burlington’s own Ryan Huydic “Male Youth Referee of the Year”! To learn more about this impressive honor, please visit Congratulations, Ryan!

Here are the 2019 honorees:

Referee RecognitionSal Corsino
Female Youth Referee of the YearKeily Calderone
Male Youth Referee of the YearRyan Huydic
Instructor of the YearTom Felice
Assessor/Mentor of the YearScott Singerman
Assignor of the YearMelissa Hamilton
Special RecognitionAndrew Allers

Aug 17, 2019

How To Become A Youth Soccer Referee

Is your child interested in becoming a certified youth soccer referee?

Click HERE for more information on Grade 8 Referee Entry Level Training, now referred to as “New Referee Grass Roots Training”.

Mar 20, 2019

Hartford Athletic partners with CJSA as an Official Youth Soccer Partner

Hartford, CT (March 20, 2019) — Hartford Athletic announced today that the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) is joining Connecticut’s new professional soccer club as an Official Youth Soccer Partner. In partnership, Hartford Athletic will provide special benefits and opportunities to youth players and coaches across the state, including preferred ticket pricing for CJSA players, families, and coaches as well as special access to training and development opportunities.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association as we work together to grow the game we love in the state we love,” said Hartford Athletic COO Donovan Powell. “It is our promise to provide special experiences for youth players across the region, and this partnership allows us not only to deliver on that promise but also to express our gratitude to all the coaches, administrators, and parents who volunteer their time to share the beautiful game with the next generation.”

“We look forward to working with Hartford Athletic in an effort to provide value to our members while also growing the game of soccer in Connecticut,” said CJSA Executive Director Josh Krusewski. “Hartford Athletic has already shown a willingness to be involved in our CJSA communities, and I look forward to what the future will bring.”

To kick off the partnership, Hartford Athletic will provide special access to two training sessions for CJSA players, parents, and coaches on April 9th and April 18th from 9:30am-11:30am at Farmington Sports Arena (11 Executive Drive, Farmington, CT 06032). The sessions are free to attend and players and coaches will be available for photos and autographs after the session has concluded. Interested CJSA members should sign up at

Hartford Athletic’s historic home opener will take place on May 4th at 7pm at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. For more information and a complete schedule go to

About CJSA 

Connecticut Junior Soccer Association is the governing body of soccer in the state of Connecticut. CJSA has more than 55,000 members. Founded in 1970, CJSA is affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer, as well as the U.S. Soccer Federation, the parent national governing body for all soccer in the United States whose headquarters are in Chicago, IL.

About Hartford Athletic

Hartford Athletic is Connecticut’s new professional soccer team beginning play March 9th in the United Soccer League. Our mission is to provide a world-class professional soccer experience and build community through the beautiful game.

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Nov 18, 2018

Lewis Mills Girls win 2018 Class M Title

Lewis Mills wins Class M Title


If you give Grace Buchanan one chance, you’re in trouble. If you give her two, you’re beaten.

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Lewis Mills’ Grace Buchanan celebrates her winning goal in overtime against Plainfield in the Class M girls finals on Saturday at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven.

In what can only be described as a goal-scorer’s goal, Buchanan’s flick with the outside of her right foot in the game’s 87th minute slipped past Plainfield keeper Madison Pearson to lift Lewis Mills girls soccer to a 2-1 OT victory on Sunday at West Haven High’s Ken Strong Stadium.

For No. 1 Mills (20-0-0) the win completed an unbeaten season and earned the Spartans their first ever state title in girls soccer. No. 3 Plainfield, which played in its first state title match, finished at 21-3-0.

“It’s a little fuzzy, because it was so crazy in the moment,” said Buchanan, when asked about the goal. “It hit me (the ball) a couple of times, I think off my knee, and then off a defender. I just saw an opening and I took it.”

And that set off title time in Burlington for a second straight soccer season. The Mills boys won the M title in 2017, and now the girls followed up in 2018.

And Plainfield made it tough. The Panthers scored first, in the seventh minute, when Izzy Newbury volleyed home a cross from Hannah Dagenais. The lead lasted 19 minutes, until Jazzy Sztyler-Magee scored for Mills on a break off the right wing.

For the next 60 minutes this game stayed tied. The keepers were a big part of that. Pearson stopped 11, and Mia Bylykbashi five for Mills, but in that five there was one that saved the championship. In the 67th minute, on a Plainfield direct kick from 30 yards, Cassie Carelson picked her spot, far post, and she put it there. Bylykbashi dove and took it away.

“It was one bug blur for me,” Bylykbashi said. “It feels all in the moment. The adrenaline was rushing. I knew I had to do this for my team, to give back to them just a portion of what they’ve given to me.”

On to OT, the game always seemed in the grasp of the Spartans. Mills dominated possession, but possession stats don’t win championships. Buchanan, just a sophomore and named the game’s MVP, made sure Mills walked away from this final with the large trophy.

“This was a team effort,” Buchanan said. “We all wanted this so bad, and we made it happen.”

Mills made it happen, as captain Morgan Sokol said, for all Spartans, for all time, and it seemed like all of them made the trip to West Haven on Sunday.

The championship was “for all the alumni who have ever come through Lewis Mills,” Sokol said. “There’s a lot of people here that could have won this while they played at Mills, so its huge for them to support us, because we know we are not doing this just for us, but for everybody that’s ever come through Mills.”

Feb 1, 2018

BJSA is now on Twitter!

Follow @BJSAsoccer on Twitter for all the latest news and updates!

Nov 18, 2017

Lewis Mills Boys win 2017 Class M Title

Lewis Mills wins Class M Title

In what will long be remembered as one of the greatest finishes in state soccer championship history, Dylan McCall scored the game-winning goal with 10 seconds left as Lewis Mills rallied to defeat Suffield, 3-2, in the Class M final on Saturday at Willow Brook Park.

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Lewis Mills’ Dylan McCall (8) celebrates his first of two goals on the day in their 3-2 win over Suffield to capture the Class M state title Saturday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. McCall also scored the game-winning goal with 10 seconds left in regulation.

Trailing 2-1, Mills tied the game with 15 minutes left, that goal from John Mudgett. He was alone on the post and took a pass from Brady Fox.

The winner, assisted by Ryan Huydic and started on a pass from Fox, was a shot by McCall from just about eight yards out. He went top shelf, near post, and set off a wild celebration by the team and the hundreds of fans at Veterans Stadium.


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