What is the Connecticut State Soccer Association?
The Connecticut State Soccer Association is a volunteer organization founded in
1914 and incorporated in 1993. As the governing body of amateur soccer in the state of Connecticut, the CSSA mission
is to promote and foster soccer in the state.
The CSSA, its leagues, clubs and teams are members of the US Soccer Federation
(US Soccer) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The USSF is a member of both the Fédération
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the U.S. Olympic Committee
CSSA teams are eligible to enter sanctioned tournaments and national cups under
the auspices of the USSF and the USASA. Cups give member clubs the opportunity to compete for state, regional and
In addition to national competitions, the CSSA sponsors its own cup competitions,
The Johannes C. Heskes Over-30 Challenge Cup and the Bertil A. Larson Over-40 Challenge Cup.
Referees play an integral part of the CSSA. With the responsibility of the oversight
and development of referees statewide, the CSSA, through its Referee Committee, holds training, clinics and
assessments for beginning and experienced referees. Our goal is to get the best-qualified, experienced and knowledgeable
referees to officiate our games.