EDIT: Our registrations for the spring season are now closed. The season will be starting in a few weeks and those registered should be hearing from a coach in the next few weeks. Fall registrations will open in early June.
Our teams in our PreK, 3rd-4th, and 5th-8th grade are now full for the spring season. We can still fit a handful of players in our K-2 divisions but team requests would not be able to be honored.
We once again had a very large registration turnout for this season with our player numbers exceeding last spring and are the highest in recent history. Unfortunately we had to turn away numerous players this season due to not enough volunteer coaches once the existing teams were filled. We have increased the number of teams to 30 total teams and could have supported 4 additional teams if we had additional parents as volunteers coaches.
Hardyston has notified us that we may not be able to get onto the fields until the 3rd week in April due to the snow coverage and the need for them to dry out. If anything changes we will notify the coaches.
Late registrations in PreK and Junior age groups
We are still allowing late registrations in our PreK and Junior (K-2) age groups groups. We are still looking for our final coach in our Junior division.
Registrations closed in our Intermediate and Senior Groups
At this time we are no longer accepting new registrations in our Senior (5th-8th) and Intermediate (3rd-4th) grade groups. All teams with coaches in these groups have reached their capacity. Any new registrations received in these groups will be placed on a waiting list in case players drop out or we are able to recruit additional coaches to support new teams.
Spring registrations are winding down and we should be reaching out to the coaches in the next few weeks to schedule team selections. There is still time to register but early registrations have past and the early registration discount is no longer active.
We are still looking for coaches in all divisions. Unless we get a few new coaches we may need to start rejecting late registrations or risk having large teams. As of today (February 3rd) it is looking like we will need 2 new senior coaches, 3 intermediate coaches, 2 junior coaches, and 5+ PreK coaches.
We are once again hosting coach training courses for our league. On Friday April 24th we will be hosting a US Youth Soccer U6/U8 / NJYS “Y” course which I’d encourage anyone interested to attend. This free course consists of an online portion followed by a field session with a National “A” Licensed trainer which goes over age appropriate games that can be played with the children.
For coaches in the older divisions we will also be hosting a State “F” license course which is a much more in depth training course which reviews the different stages of learning, safety/legal concerns, laws of the game, followed by a full day of field sessions.
If you would like to attend either course, send us an email and we’ll send over the details.
The past 2 seasons we’ve had a tremendous turnout in our league and we expect to have much the same for our upcoming spring season. That said we are looking for additional volunteer coaches in all divisions to replace a few coaches who have other Spring commitments and to expand to additional teams. If you are interested on learning more about being a coach please email us at email@example.com. No previous coaching experience necessary and training is offered for those interested. All coaches must undergo a criminal background check.
If you did not get a registration form yet and would like to register, you can download it from here:
Registrations received after our early registration ends on February 1st will be assessed a late fee so remember to sign up early. If we do not have enough volunteer coaches in a division the roster spots will be based on the date we receive the registration so please consider volunteering so we do not need to turn anyone away.
Our expected general timeline for the spring season is:
- Early January, Flyers go home to area schools. (Except Hamburg who does not accept flyers)
- January 24th 11am-2pm, Registrations at the Littell Community Center
- February 1st, Early registrations close. The number of teams are generally set, and we look to fill open coaching positions.
- End of February / Early March, team selections with the coaches
- April 17th/18th and April 24th coach training/licensing sessions
- April 13th practices start town/weather/fields permitting.
- April 25th, 1st games