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Useful Documents:

MSC Game Day Protocol  -  msc game day protocol - fall 2021.pdf

Pre-K Program - pre-k metuchen recreation program fall 2021.pdf

Kindergarten Program - kindergarten metuchen recreation program fall 2021.pdf

1st - 2nd Grade Program - 1st grade and 2nd grade metuchen recreation program fall 2021.pdf


Other important information:

Welcome to Metuchen Soccer Club's 2021 Fall Soccer!

Greetings Metuchen Soccer Families!

Our Metuchen Soccer Club 2021 Fall Season kicks off this Saturday with dozens of games being played on our local fields here in Metuchen as well as travel games both home and away.  Our Metuchen Soccer Club Board has put in a lot of time to ensure this season is the best one yet and we are excited to get started.  Welcome all!

This past year has been particularly rough, and I hope we can all take a moment to appreciate both what we have and where we have been.  20 years ago this Saturday will never be forgotten and covid continues to challenge us a full year and a half later.  I hope we can all reflect and enjoy the soccer activities of this weekend while we cheer on our young ones.

 In preparation for this weekend and the coming weeks please read the information below as it pertains to your age group.  We will also post this information on the website.

 

Information for ALL AGES:

What to bring to each game and practice:

  • WATER - The fields do get warm and water is critical even when it is cold out!
  • SOCCER BALLS - You need a ball for all practices!
  • SHIN GUARDS - getting kicked in the shins really hurts.  This is optional for the Mini Meggers but is a MUST for all the older kids (Kindergarten and older).
  • SHOES - Cleats are nice to have but not required at any level.  Comfortable sneakers are a must though.  Please see your specific age group section for more info.
  • CLOTHING - Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Soccer is played in the rain and the cold!
  • COVID/MASKS - We are not requiring masks as current guidance allows for no masking in outdoor settings.  Everyone is welcome to wear one as they see fit.  We do always expect social distancing off the field.  Please read our game day guidelines on our website for more info under the "Useful Documents" tab.

 Please Remember:

Soccer is first and foremost about FUN for everyone.  Please make this a wonderful experience for your children and everyone else.  We want to hear only positive encouragement from our sidelines.  I encourage EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US to go to this website, watch the short video, and sign the pledge:

https://thesidelineproject.com/soccerparenting/

 

More Details:

Weather:

Soccer is a sport that is played in the rain and in the cold, but we will not play in dangerous conditions including high winds and thunder/lightning.  While we do cancel from time to time due to bad weather, these situations are rare.  Note that if we do cancel, there will not be makeup games or makeup practices for the youngest divisions (2nd grade and younger).  We don't have the field space to accommodate this unfortunately.  Weather cancellations will be sent out and posted on our website and social media no later than one hour before the scheduled time.



Mini Meggers (Pre-K):

  • All play is SATURDAYS ONLY!
  • Size 3 Soccer ball.
  • Please come to Hampton field at your designated time.  Either 9 or 10:30 based on the schedule you will receive tomorrow.
  • Parent coaches in the 9AM group should come early (8:30ish) to help set up and greet your teams.  You will also want to hand out jerseys this first week.  
  • Parent coaches in the 10:30 group should help put away the equipment when finished.
  • Our trainers will be there to greet you and help you find your spot.  
  • Parent coaches should be ready to assist the trainers so please make yourself available!

 Program info:  We have more information on our website under the Useful Documents tab.

 

KinderCruyffs (Kindergarten):

  • All play is SATURDAYS ONLY!
  • Size 3 Soccer Ball
  • All games are at 9AM on Edgar. 
  • Parent coaches should be there early (8:30ish) to set up the fields and to greet your teams.  Parent coaches should also tear the fields down when done.  Setup includes putting out goals and cones for the small sided fields.  They should all be returned to the Jobox when done.
  • The first half of each session will include playing various games to get to know each other and work on skills.
  • The second half of each session will be 2 separate 3 on 3 scrimmages (one on each end of the field) with the parent coaches at each end overseeing the game. 
  • There will be 1 trainer at the field helping oversee everything so feel free to reach out to him with any questions.

Program info:  We have more information on our website under the Useful Documents tab.

 

 

Maradonas (1st and 2nd grade):

  • Games are Saturdays with Monday/Wednesday evening practice.
  • Size 3 or 4 Soccer Ball (teams will play with size 4)
  • All girls teams practice on Myrtle on Mondays from 6PM - 7:15PM
  • All boys teams practice on Myrtle on Wednesdays from 6PM - 7:15PM
  • Schedules for Saturday games are posted on our website.  Games are at Myrtle or Edgar at 9AM, 10:30AM, or 12PM.  The schedule changes location and time each week so please pay attention to the details!  There is also a girls game and a boys game at both locations so be sure you have the right field!
  • Our junior refs will enforce safety rules regarding clothing and equipment.  Players wearing jewelry or clothing with zippers will be asked to remove them.  Cleats must be soccer specific as well.  Any player violating these rules will not be allowed to play.  (One exception - earrings can be covered with Band-Aids or another medical grade tape to protect them)

 ***Games this first Saturday will be very flexible.  Coaches will need to greet their teams and distribute jerseys.  There could also be some warmup time for the kids to get comfortable before starting a game.  Our Junior Refs will be there to start the games whenever both teams are ready to do so.  Please be flexible this first week! 

 Program info:  We have more information on our website under the Useful Documents tab.

 

Signature Teams (3rd and older and including Premier Teams playing in SYSL):

By now you should be in contact with your coaches and probably have a couple practices scheduled and/or done.  If not please reach out to me ([email protected] ) and we will sort it out.

  • All games are posted on the SYSL site here:  syslnj.com
  • Size 4 soccer ball for U9 and U11 teams.  Size 5 for U13 and older. 
  • Many games are scheduled with date/time/location information, but some may not be depending on the town.   All our home games are scheduled.
  • The SYSL site is the ONLY source for schedules and team standings.  We will not post any SYSL game schedule information on the Metuchen Soccer Club website.
  • All game schedules are subject to change as weather or covid changes come up. 
  • Referees will enforce all rules regarding appropriate equipment.  No jewelry is allowed.  Non-soccer cleats will not be allowed.  No clothing with zippers either.  If the player is not wearing shin guards that are covered by their socks they will also not be allowed to play. 

***If you don't have access to the SYSL site that is because we need to "invite" you.  You may already have an invite from about a week ago (please check your spam folder).  If you don't have one please contact me ([email protected] ) and I will grant you access.

 For any other questions please contact your coaches.

 

Premier (non SYSL teams):

Please check in with your coaches for anything you need and Good Luck this weekend in Piscataway!

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.  Your best bet is to reach out to [email protected] and one of us will respond as soon as we can.

From our entire Metuchen Soccer Club Board, thank you all and please have a terrific season!


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Metuchen Soccer Club
PO Box 445 
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840

Email: [email protected]

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