FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Youth soccer is a soccer program primarily devoted to the
enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.
When does the season start?
Practice for most teams begins in late August. Practice can be once or twice per week, depending on the availability of the volunteer coach. Players in grades 3-8 begin league playin Warren County the first Saturday after Labor Day. Whistle players (1st and 2nd grade) begin intramural games the first Saturday after Labor Day. Clinic players (kindergarten) do not practice and begin developmental sessions the first Saturday after Labor Day.
Parents are usually contacted about the beginning of the season, practice schedules and games via email.
What days of the week will we practice and play?
Teams will practice on weeknights (based on field assignments) Practice schedules are left to the discretion of the individual coach at each level.
Games are held on Saturdays with the exception of rain dates, which are made up on Sundays.
Field Assignments are as follows:
Kindergarten - Washington Boro Park
Whistle Teams - Washington Boro Park
3rd & 4th Graders - Washington Boro Park OR Vara Field
5th & 6th Graders - Warren Hills Middle School
7th & 8th Graders - Warren Hills Middle School
What equipment do I need to provide and where can I get it?
Starting with safety, if you wear braces, consult your orthodontist about protective mouth gear. If you wear eyeglasses, consult your optometrist to determine if they are appropriate to wear during sports.
Soccer cleats and shin guards are required. Children are also welcome to bring their own ball to practice with and are encouraged to practice at home as well.
Who can I call to become a coach or if I have more questions?
Our programs are run entirely by Volunteers. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to participate in making the Boro Recreational Soccer program a success. There are many ways in which your time can be donated: Coaching, Assisting or Fundraising. Please consider this as the success of our teams largely depends on it. Coaches must be Rutgers Certified. This training is paid for by the Boro.