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Recreation Program Basic Info

Montclair United Soccer Club's Recreation League program provides a forum for learning a fun game; allows children to meet and play with other children from around town; promotes good sportsmanship; provides friendly competition; and provides instructional opportunities for players to develop soccer skills.  

Registration fees with the Early Bird Discount are $90 per player registered for the Fall season by August 31st (March 1 for Spring), and $105 per player registered after August 31st (March 1 for Spring).   Registration fees are non refundable. 

All Recreation League teams are coached by volunteers.  

2018 FALL Recreation League soccer season:
If you have registered for programs in grades 1-9, you will be contacted on or before September 19th, 2018 by your child's coach.  He/She will inform you when and where practices and games will be held.  The first games of the season will be played on September 22, 2018.  All games are scheduled for Saturdays.  There are approximately 8 weeks in the season, with the last games being played in November.  There will be no make up games for games cancelled due to weather or field conditions.  Game schedules are not usually published until just before the start of the season and are dependent on field availability and the  number of teams in each division.  Game schedules will be posted on line as soon as they are finalized.  In the Fall, boys teams will be scheduled to play from the morning to early afternoon, girls teams will be scheduled to play from about noon to early evening.  All games are 55 minutes long.  

Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers meet once a week on Saturdays only beginning on September 22d (March 23 in Spring).   Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers will play at Nishuane School Field (next to the school parking lot).  Sessions begin at 9:00, 10:00 11:00 and 12:00.
Kinder Kickers must be 4 prior to October 1, 2018.

Registration fees are non refundable.

2019 SPRING Recreation League soccer season:  

If you have registered for programs in grades 1-9, you will be contacted on or before March 20, 2019 by your child's coach.  He/She will inform you when and where practices and games will be held.  The first games of the season will be played on Saturday, March 23, 2018.  All games are scheduled for Saturdays.  There are approximately 8 weeks in the season, with the last games being played on May 18.  There will be no make up games for games cancelled due to weather or field conditions.  Game schedules are not usually published until just before the start of the season and are dependent on field availability and the  number of teams in a division.  Game schedules will be posted on line as soon as they are finalized.  In the Spring, boy's teams will be scheduled to play from the about noon to early evening on Saturdays, girl's teams will be scheduled to play from morning to early afternoon on Saturdays.  All games are 55 minutes long. 

Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers meet once a week on Saturdays only beginning on September 22rd (March 23 in Spring).   Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers will play at Nishuane School Field (next to the school parking lot).  Sessions begin at 9:00, 10:00 11:00 and 12:00.
Kinder Kickers must be 4 prior to October 1, 2018. 

Registration fees are non refundable.


Game schedules are not usually published until just before the start of the season and are dependent on field availability and the  number of teams in a division.  Game schedules will be posted on line as soon as they are finalized.  In the fall, boy's teams will be scheduled to play Saturdays, from the morning to early afternoon, girl's teams will will be scheduled to play Saturdays from about noon to early evening.  In the Spring,  Girl's teams will be scheduled to play Saturdays from the morning to early afternoon, boy's teams  will be scheduled to play Saturdays from about noon to early evening.  All games are 55 minutes long.  
 
  • Kinder Kickers and Little Strikers - a co-education program for children ages 4-6. Our Kinder Kickers (4 on 10/1/18) and Little Strikers (5 on  10/1/18)  program is held on Saturday mornings only, in 55 minute sessions. There are no practices during the week. Children must wear sneakers or cleats and shin guards. Sessions are held at Nishuane School Field. 
  • Grade 1 & 2 - same gender teams for boys and girls. Games are played using a 6v6 player format, without goalies.  Teams hold one practice during the week and have a game on Saturdays. MUSC provides a team jersey, shorts and socks. Players must wear cleats and shin guards for games and practices. Games are held in various locations around town during the fall and spring seasons.  
  • Grades 3 & 4 - same gender teams for boys and girls. Games are played using a 8v8 player format on a small sided field. Teams hold one practice during the week and have a game on Saturdays. MUSC provides a team jersey, shorts and socks. Players must wear cleats and shin guards for games and practices. Games are held in various locations around town during the fall and spring seasons.
  • Grades 5 & 6 -same gender teams for boys and girls. Games are played using a 8v8 player format on a small sided field. Teams hold one practice during the week and have a game on Saturdays. MUSC provides a team jersey, shorts and socks. Players must wear cleats and shin guards for games and practices. Games are held in various locations around town during the fall and spring seasons.
  • Grades 7, 8 & 9 - co-educational teams.  Games are played using either a 8v8 player format or an 11v11 player format dependent upon each season's team formations and registration numbers. Teams hold one practice during the week and have a game on Saturdays. MUSC provides a team jersey, shorts and socks. Players must wear cleats and shin guards for games and practices. Games are held in various locations around town during the fall and spring seasons.

A NOTE ABOUT HOW TEAMS ARE FORMED IN THE RECREATION LEAGUE:

This is how we form approximately 1100 Children into approximately 80 teams.
We only work from the web site when creating teams.
You need to make teammate requests on line, NOT through emails.
We only promise 1 individual reciprocal teammate request made before September 1 (fall), or March 1(Spring).
We never consider player's coach requests.
We make sure that teams have a balanced number of players from each grade where applicable.
We make sure that teams have a balanced number of players of each gender where applicable.
We make sure no one team is comprised of all travel players.
We do not keep entire teams together from one year to the next, but may keep them together from fall to spring if possible.

You can't possibly imagine how impossible it would be to sit with hundreds of emails trying to sort out car pools for 1100 children via emails.
Many children often play on teams with no, or only one friend when they start the season.  It is good for them.  It encourages new connections and allows them to make new friends.  When you sign children up for swim class, track, day camp, art class, dance class, music lessons, lacrosse, or basketball, they make new friends.  We believe that MUSC has found a great balance.  If two children sign up before teams are formed in the fall, and they want to be together, we make it happen.  After that, we believe we are helping them to make new connections and grow as confident individuals.

We hope this helps you understand our guidelines and process for team formations.

Registration fees are non refundable.

 
 

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 Kinderkickers
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Tom Basile
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 1st & 2nd Grade

Boys Grade 1: Open

Boys Grade 2:  Open

Girls:  Open

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 3rd & 4th Grade

Boys: Open

Girls: Tom Basile

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 5th & 6th Grade              

Boys: Open

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 7th - 9th Grade Coed

Gretchen Knowlton

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