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2020 Spring Recreation Soccer Registration Information

 

2020 SPRING RECREATION PROGRAM

ELIGIBILITY:

Must be a Freehold Borough or Township resident during the season of play.

Boys and Girls who are in grades Pre-k through 8th Grades.

Players are assigned to division by grade not birth date. It is imperative that when you register you enter the grade your child is in during the spring of 2020. The Freehold Soccer League reserves the right to combine grades and/or genders if necessary to form a more complete division.

In order to qualify for the Pre-K division, your child must be currently in Pre-K and entering Kindergarten in September of 2020.

REQUIREMENTS:

Children must provide their own shin guards.Cleats are optional but must be soccer cleats. All Parents will be required to sign and abide by our Code of Conduct policy, click here.

REGISTRATION:

Online Registration for all divisions will close February 15, 2020.The registration fee per season is $80 - same as last season.

WAITING LIST:If you miss the registration deadline, you may send an email to [email protected] with your contact and player information and request to be put on the waiting list. You WILL NOT get a response unless a spot opens up in which you’ll be contacted to register.

GAMES/PRACTICE:


The season will begin April 4, 2020. Games are played on Saturdays, except the senior division, which will also play games on Friday nights. Game times (any time from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) and locations vary, but usually the Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade divisions will play games at Jackson Mills and the older divisions will play at Jackson Mills fields. BE ADVISED THERE MAY BE FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES UNDER THE LIGHTS AT OPATUT FOR THE SENIOR DIVISION (6TH, 7TH & 8TH). Practice times and locations are up to the coach.

FEE:

$80.00 per child when you register.

Every player will need to purchase a uniform from www.wegotsoccer.com/freehold. If you played in 2018/2019 season and the uniform you purchased still fits, you do not need to purchase a new one.

A soccer ball will only be provided to the players in the following divisions: Pre-K (size #4) ball andKindergarten (size #4 ball) and Senior (size #5 ball).

REFUND POLICY:There are no refunds allowed on or after the date of the first scheduled game of the recreation season.
WORK BOND:
There is a $75.00 “Work Bond” per family. Your check will be refunded to you after the season as long as you have completed your service for the league (e.g. field lining, field set-up, field marshal,etc.). Any questions regarding the "Work Bond" program should be directed to:
[email protected].

REQUESTS:


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED BUT ARE NOT GUARANTEED. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP THINKING YOUR REQUEST WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE GRANTED. THIS INCLUDES, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COACHING REQUESTS & TEAM REQUESTS. IF YOU SEND IN A REQUEST YOU WILL NOT GET A RESPONSE.

WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE WHAT COACH YOU GET.

WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE WHERE OR WHEN PRACTICES WILL BE.

WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE WHO YOUR TEAMMATES WILL BE.

WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE WHAT TIME GAMES WILL BE (FOR THOSE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR US TO ACCOMMODATE EACH PLAYER’S PERSONAL SCHEDULE).

ONCE TEAMS ARE FORMED AND DISTRIBUTED TO COACHES, THERE ARE NO ROSTER CHANGES.

COACHING   REQUIREMENTS:

All coaches, head coaches and assistant coaches are required by the Township of Freehold to have a background check performed which will require the person to be fingerprinted. Instructions for fingerprinting are available on the Freehold Soccer web site. This must be completed 30 days prior to the start of the season. Coaches are still required to be Rutgers Certified which is at the expense of FSL. Coaches must also complete a Volunteer Kid Safe Statement which can also be found under the forms section here.

All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be at least 18 years old.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches arerequired to be CPR certified by Township Ordinance.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be required to attend a “Positive Coaching Alliance” class if they have not done so already.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be required to take an on-line Concussion Awareness course if they have not already done so.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be required to sign and abide by a Code of Conduct policy.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be required to abide by all other rules & regulations of the Freehold Soccer League.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be required to display their ID Badge & Coaching Credentials at all practices & games.

Coaches will be required to complete and submit a Player Evaluation Form at the conclusion of the season.

If you want to volunteer to coach, assistant coach or be a division coordinator, you must fill out the volunteer section of the registration process.

 


Coaches are needed in all age groups!!  Volunteer today! 

For our younger divisions, you do not need to be a soccer expert. We have professional training staff to assist and run training sessions. Coaching is a great way to participate in our soccer club and enjoy time on the field with your children.

If you are not sure or have questions, please see our FAQ or reach out to any member of the 
FSL Recreation Committee:

Dale Parris - Girls Recreation Director [email protected]

Steve Toth - Boys Recreation Director [email protected]

Paul Pennisi - Recreation Administrator [email protected]

FSL Recreation Soccer FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Recreation Program

How do I become a volunteer coach?

  • Complete the portion on the registration form that asks what position you would like to volunteer for: Coach, Assistant Coach, Referee, Groundskeeper
  • Indicate what coaching certification you may already possess (FSL can assist any volunteer with gaining the appropriate certifications)
  • Complete a backround check and fingerprinting with the appropriate agency (Sagem Morpho)

The FSL depends on volunteers stepping forward to share their time and talents with our children. Please consider becoming a volunteer in our organization..

What equipment will my child need to play soccer?

  • Cleats are not required, but all players must wear shin guards in order to participate 
  • Safety goggles must be worn by any player required to wear corrective lenses
  • Parents will need to purchase a uniform kit from GotSoccer
  • Soccer balls are provided by FSL to all pre-K and Kindergarten players.  All other grades supply their own soccer balls 

When are games played?

  • Games are scheduled to be played on Saturday mornings, beginning in September and continuing into the middle of November, concluding before Thanksgiving.

What are the game times?

  • Game times cannot be established until after registration is complete
  • Generally, games will be scheduled between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm

When will I be contacted by the coach?

  • Parents that have volunteered to coach in our recreation program will meet during the month of August
  • Coaches should contact you by the last week of August with details about the upcoming season
  • Check the FSL website: www.freeholdsoccer.com regularly for additional information regarding the season

When, and where, will practices be held?

  • Practice times and locations are at the discretion of each individual coach. 
  • FSL cannot accommodate requests by parents for specific practice days and times

Can I request that my son be placed with a specific team or coach?

  • FSL is unable to accommodate specific requests for team/coach assignments
  • Consideration is given to place children on teams based upon their school, as well as experience in the game
  • FSL makes every effort to create teams that are equal in roster size, as well as distribute experienced players throughout each age division

Where are games played?

  • All games take place at the following locations:

Michael J. Tighe Park - Jackson Mills Road Soccer Complex, located on Jackson Mills Road
Opatut Park, East Freehold Road.

Can I choose any number I want for the jersey?

Yes, for recreation soccer it is permitted for multiple members on a team to have the same number.  Many children love the number 1, no problem.

If we only have 2 jerseys, how will they determine which team wears which jersey for games?

Your coach will let you know before every game whether to wear white or blue. Socks and shorts will always be black.

What if I get the wrong size?

It will be your responsibility to contact WeGotSoccer and work out any discrepancies in orders. We formed a relationship with WeGotSoccer as we believe their work ethic and quality is best in class and gives our league, our children and our parents the best quality and customer service in the industry.

Contact

Freehold Soccer League
PO Box 653  Freehold New Jersey 07728

Email: [email protected]

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