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by posted 07/05/2016
Calendar Year Age Bracketing goes into effect for the Fall

Effective for the 2016/17 soccer season US Youth Soccer is mandating calendar year age grouping for player registration and EHYS like all CT clubs have to follow this policy as well. 

Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug. 1 and July 31. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

To calculate your child's soccer age group you can use the following formula  Year minus birth year equals age group. For the purposes of calculation, it is the end of the seasonal year, which currently runs Fall to Spring, so for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 year, you have to use the end of the year - which is 2017.  So if your child was born in 2005, for the 2016/17 season: 2017 – 2005 = U12.


In East Haven, we normally have teams in U19, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8, U6 (Micros), U4 (Little Kicks).


Age group breakdown


U19 Age Group

Players born from August 1, 1998 – December 31, 1998 will be labeled as U19s.

Players born from January 1, 1999 – December 31, 1999 will be labeled as U18s

Players born from January 1, 2000 – December 31, 2000 will be labeled as U17s.

U16 Age Group

Players born from January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2001 will be labeled as U16s.

Players born from January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2002 will be labeled as U15s.

U14 Age Group

Players born from January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2003 will be labeled as U14s.

Players born from January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004 will be labeled as U13s.

U12 Age Group

Players born from January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005 will be labeled as U12s

Players born from January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006 will be labeled as U11s

U10 Age Group

Players born from January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007 will be labeled as U10s

Players born from January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008 will be labeled as U9s

U8 Age Group

Players born from January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009 will be labeled as U8s

Players born from January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010 will be labeled as U7s


Players born from January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 will be labeled as U6s

Players born from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 will be labeled as U5s

Little Kicks

Players born from January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 will be labeled as U4s

Players born from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 will be labeled as U3s


by posted 05/21/2016
Linking Schedules to Calendars

Hi All,

We receive many inquiries about practices/games.  The easiest way to have the information with you at all times is to link your calendars on your cell phone, tablet, and/or computer to your child's schedule(s).  Here are the directions.  Once your child is placed on a team, simply follow this and your calendar will be live and updated as our website is update.  It also includes field locations.  For our U8/U10, you can do it now for practices (U8 or U10 boys or girls) and once we place players on the team within the next week, you can add the team also.


Here are the directions that you have to do from your phone (you could do the same from your computer if you want it on your computer calendar also)

Click on team


If you need more than one team, choose multi-schedule, choose Spring 2016, and     click on all the teams you need, keep the default schedule type unless you need a different one.  Click Submit.


If you only have one team, choose division and team.  Then choose schedule.


Click options, calendar feed, and choose google (droids) or ical (iphones).  Now your calendar on your phone will keep the schedule, even as updates are made.

If you haven't done this - it is a must do!!!  For players with phones, have them do it also so everyone in the house knows their schedules at all times.

by posted 04/13/2016
State Champions


They did it!   The U12 Girls defeated Southington 5-4 in front of a frenzied cheering section that witnessed an incredible show of will and heart by a tremendous team.  The 13 players today came to prove a point, and they made believers out of everyone.  The team made up two age groups combined (U11 and U12), beat programs along the way that had 3 or more times the size of East Haven with multiple teams in U11 and U12. 

With only 6 actual U12 players (Madisyn D’Errico, Alexandra Castro,  Emily Mazzucco, Kate Pycela, Emily Pycela, and Isabella Pilato) and 7 U11 players (Gianna Castellano, Samantha Hernandez, Sydney Herard, Gabriella Gaetano, Gianna Mendez, Emma Szewc, and Kaylor Garamella) the girls didn’t let that stop them today.  For many years, they have always had to play against older competition.   

Southington was the reigning CT Cup U12 Girls champions, having won the U12 division in the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015.  East Haven was at their first CT Cup Finals in their history.  Southington had beaten East Haven 4-2 in League play in the first game of the season capturing the League Championship along the way, East Haven finished 2nd

First half wasn’t our best.  Southington jumped up on us 2-0 pretty quickly.  But this team has come back many times, so they didn’t fold.  After Emily Pycela notched her first goal and hoping to get the game back in hand, Southington immediately responded with a goal to make it 3-1.  After Gianna Mendez scores a beautiful goal to make it 3-2, Southington punched right back to make it 4-2 going into half time.

Didn’t mean the girls played bad or didn’t work hard, it just didn’t go their way.  Gianna C in mid, Gabby and Sydney on the outside, and Sam as forward all gave 100% when they stepped on the field.  Our goal was not to give up any breakaway or backside goals, which we didn’t.  Hard to stop the unlucky goals though.

Most people would think it was over at this point.  Coach Bryan and I knew better.  These girls know how to win and wanted it badly.  With a shift in focus for Isabella and “Mazzuc” to cage Southington’s star player (#8), and Madisyn to own the offensive center, the girls came out in the 2nd half to take the game back.  Emily P. scored a goal quickly in the 2nd half to bring us within one and the tide shifted quickly.  Aided by long throws from Kate and Bella, the attacks grew and the ball seemed to see more of the offensive end now.  Kaylor now was able to see her team had her back and was able to secure things in the goal.  Continued hard work on the sidelines by Mendez, Szewc, and Castro stopped the attacks on the outside.  When Emily P. scored her third goal of the game to tie the game with about 10 minutes left, the East Haven crowd could be heard for miles in Farmington, though we found out later they could get louder.

Having survived one overtime game already on the road to the Finals, it sure seemed as though it was heading for overtime again.  Then with a minute left in regulation, Kate does what seems to be her instinct, she fed a ball through to her sister who beats the defense and tucks in a beautiful goal by the keeper for her fourth goal for the second straight game.  After wild celebrations on the field and sidelines, seconds later the beautiful sound of three whistles signaled that East Haven had won our first ever Connecticut Cup State Championship.

Many thanks goes out to the players, parents, EHYS officials and administration, EHHS Girls Soccer Team, coach Ray, and all the other EHYS players that supported the girls during the run to the championship.  Also to our two players who weren't able to make it today, but have been part of our team all season, Lily Gagnon and Nicole Pendziwater.  Special thanks to Mike for getting our fields lined for the Cup games, George for scrambling to get us referees, and the Hernandez family for the great banner today.  Coach Bryan and I really appreciate all the support the soccer community has given us and the girls throughout this season. 

The Fab FiveRaising the CUP!!!Pre-game Ceremonies<br>Banner for the girlsChampions with their bannerState Champions!!!<br>Champions with their mentors, the EHHS Girls

by posted 11/07/2015
Electronic Bank Transfers now accepted

Great News!!!   We have now added Electronic Bank Transfers as a payment method for those who need to pay through their bank accounts.  Simple process, no hassles.  You can add a Dwolla account or pay as a Guest - your choice

by posted 02/03/2014
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