* CSSA *
Connecticut State Soccer Association

About Us


What is the Connecticut State Soccer Association?

The Connecticut State Soccer Association is a volunteer organization founded in 1913 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 (USOC).

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 national titles.

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.

Mission Statement

  • To develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among players, men and women within the state of Connecticut.

  • To provide for national cups and select team competitions.

  • To foster national and international amateur sports competition and to support and develop amateur athletes for national and international competition in soccer.

  • To promote soccer and physical fitness for all ages through instructional and educational programs designed to meet the needs of each age group.

  • To support the training and licensing of coaches and referees for soccer.