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

2022 District Shoot Locations
East District – October 2 at Groton Lodge
700 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Registration 10 am, Shoot at 1030
Central District – October 2 at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
995 B East Center St., Wallingford, CT 06492
9 am setup, 930 registration, 10 am shoot starts
Coastal District – October 8th (rain date 9th)
Bridgeport Elks Lodge, 735 Old Town Rd., Bridgeport, CT 06606
Registration 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

October 16, 2022 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 4-6, 2022
Augusta Tennis Club
23 Leighton
Augusta, ME 04330
Indoor sneakers only!
Host Lodge:
Augusta Lodge No. 964
397 Civic Center Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330
Contestant/State Director Hotel
Comfort Inn Civic Center
281 Civic Center Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330
Dignitaries and other guests Hotel
Best Western Civic Center
100 Community Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330
Room rate – $125.35/person; Meals – $30/meal ticket
All checks make payable to Maine Elks Association