Soccer Shoot

Connecticut is the home of the Soccer Shoot, a contest for youth encouraging soccer skills. The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is a terrific program for our youth, the future of our country. See if this program is available in your area by contacting the local lodge near you.

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Committee Contact Information

Thomas Matthews PER
(860) 738-7450
85 Rock St.
Winsted, CT 06098-1510

State Chairman

George Gilhuly 
(203) 980-5890
17 Merryman Lane
Wallingford, CT 06492-2087

Central District

Edward Baranyai Sr. PER 
(203) 260-4082
2 Reeds Lane
Stratford, CT 06614-3237

Coastal District

Mary Hill 
(860) 912-7485
91 Crown Knoll Ct. Unit 129
Groton, CT 06340-6292

East District

Daniel W. Matthews PER 
(860) 485-8571
197 Oak St.
Winsted, CT 06098

Northwest District

Important Forms and Manuals

Your age as of January 1, 2022*


7 & Under (U-8) Minimum age 4

 8 & 9 (U-10)

10 & 11 (U-12)

12 & 13 (U-14)

14 & 15 (U-16)** 

**U-16 is local level only.  Winners do not move on to district, state, or Area 1 competitions.  

Important Changes:  Rule #10 – on the small goals, face of ball must be behind the line, not on the line.

Any Questions or Comments, send them to State Chairman, or any of the district Chairs. Thank You!

District Soccer Shoots

2021 District Shoot Locations
East District – October 3 at Groton Lodge.
Registration 10 am, Shoot at 1030
Central District – October 3 at Veterans Memorial Field
1029-1061 East Center St., Wallingford, CT 06492
Registration 10:30 am, Shoot at 11 am
Coastal District – September 25th (rain date 26th)
735 Old Town Rd., Bridgeport, CT 06606
Registation 9:30 am, Shoot at 10 am
Northwest District – September 25th
Pearson School, 2 Wetmore Ave, Winsted, CT 06098
Registration 9:30 am, Shoot and 10 am
All participants Need to bring their verification paperwork or will not be able to shoot. Please forward me all your winners information when you have it complete.

CT State Soccer Shoot

The CT State Soccer Shoot was held on October 17, 2021, at Sports World
226 Main St. 
East Windsor, CT 06088
Registration at 9:30 am (bring a copy of contestant’s birth certificate)
Competition at 10:30 am
No outdoor cleats allowed.

Area 1 Soccer Shoot

November 5-7, 2021 at Fore Kicks, Marlboro, MA
219 Forest St.
Marlborough, MA
Host Lodge:
Auburn Lodge
754 South Bridge, St.
Auburn, MA
Contestant/State Director Hotel
Hampton Inn
736 Southbridge St.
Auburn, MA 01501
Room rate – $119/person; Meals – $30/person
All checks make payable to Massachusetts Elks Charitable Trust
Busses Only to and from Contest Venue