Welcome to the North Branford Soccer Club
If this is your family's first experience with the North Branford Soccer Club (NBSC), let us
welcome you to the program. If you are a veteran soccer parent, then you already know
how rewarding it is for everyone involved.
The NBSC is dedicated to the promotion and development of soccer in the towns of North
Branford and Northford. It is our aim to provide a recreational soccer program where
emphasis is placed on participation, having fun, and beginning to learn about the game of
soccer. And, it is our goal to help each child develop to their maximum potential while
providing for the broadest possible participation allowing for different levels of play for
different levels of ability.
NBSC believes a relaxed environment is most conducive to your child having fun and
developing a long-term interest in the sport. We encourage all parents to allow their
children to play without pressure, to let their child play freely in scrimmages with
instruction only from their coaches, and to cheer for both teams.
The sport of soccer is growing and every season brings new ideas at all levels. Therefore,
our philosophies are also continuing to evolve, and our policies continue to be molded and
reshaped in ways that will better serve the needs of each child and the club as a whole.
We sincerely welcome your suggestions and feedback, as well as your participation in the
workings of the club.
Without volunteers we would not have a club. It takes tremendous effort to accomplish all
that must be done in order to sustain a successful soccer program. We are always looking
for volunteers and earnestly solicit your participation. If you are willing, we have a job for
For all parents, we have attempted to answer some of the recurring questions about our
club and its programs and policies. And, since NBSC brings together parents whose
experiences with soccer range from those who have played themselves, to those with no
real experience with or understanding of the sport of soccer, we have included a section in
this handbook on the rules of the game and standards of conduct for players and fans.
We are pleased that you have decided to participate in what we hope will be a fun and
rewarding soccer experience for you and your child(ren).
North Branford Soccer Club
Board of Directors