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PreK registration NOW OPEN!

Posted by Metuchen Town Soccer Club at Jul 24, 2019 7:27AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

It’s Back… this Fall 2019…MTSC’s Mini-Meggers Pre K Soccer Program…

Our Pre-K soccer program is geared for 4 & 5 year olds who live in Metuchen or whose parents work in Metuchen, who are not entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. Our Pre-K mini meggers program is led by the “famous” Spencer Rockman, director of Rovers International Soccer and the help of some parent coaches. The Mini-Meggers Program begins on Sunday, Sept. 15th and runs for 6 weeks on Sunday mornings from 9am to 10:15am. The location is TBD soon. The registration fee is $65.00 and includes a team shirt, a soccer ball and guaranteed smiles and fun.

**Space is limited for this program and will close once we reach the limit.

Click on the REGISTER HERE! button to register today!

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2019 Fall Registration is NOW OPEN!

Posted by JERRED COOK at May 20, 2019 5:25PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Fall Registration is OPEN! Click on the BIG RED BUTTON to register now!

Regular prices are $150 per player with a $10 discount for siblings.

Registration is open to all Metuchen families for ages K-9 (as of the Fall season)

Our recreational program is designed for all skill levels with games on Saturdays and practices with professional trainers during the week for 1st grade and older.

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Posted by Mark Santus at Aug 9, 2014 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

It’s all about fun and soccer.

The Metuchen Town Soccer Club organizes a recreational soccer program that 
emphasizes equal participation and instruction for all while de-emphasizing winning and 
losing, league standings and all-star concepts. Our goal is for children to enjoy playing 
soccer while also learning sportsmanship, cooperation and the skills of the game.
 
The program is open to youths from kindergarten through ninth grade. Any child who 
lives or goes to school in Metuchen or whose parents work in Metuchen is eligible to play. 

Our fall season consists of 10 games, which are played on Saturdays beginning the first 
week of September and ending by the second week of November. Players from first 
grade on up also practice once a week. We also offer a spring soccer program that goes 
from the first week of April through the end of May. 

Since 1991, the Club has upheld a soccer tradition that’s a source of community and 
enjoyment for the kids and parents of Metuchen. As a club we are proud of our 
contribution to the borough and our influence on its youth. In support of education and 
community involvement, we provide scholarships to Metuchen High School seniors each 
year through our Tony Black Memorial Fund, named after the founder of our organization. 

In addition, the Club also provides new soccer equipment to Metuchen schools as well 
as funding for other activities that benefit the children of Metuchen. 

The Metuchen Town Soccer Club receives no funding from The Borough of Metuchen or 
the Metuchen Travel Soccer Club, and is a not-for-profit organization under section 
501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Contributions (but not registration or late fees) are tax deductible. Information filed with 
the Attorney General concerning The Metuchen Town Soccer Club may be obtained 
from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215 or by 
visiting the State web site www.nj.gov. Registration with the Attorney General does not 
imply endorsement. Federal ID#22-3092312. NJ Charities Reg. #CH1270200.
 

Volunteers Needed - No Soccer Skills required

Our organization depends on volunteers! As our club continues to grow (we currently have almost 500 kids playing per fall season), we have seen a marked decrease in the number of volunteers across all our programs. Preparing, organizing, and maintaining a program of our size requires volunteers on the field, at the monthly meetings and behind computers to help make it run smoothly. Your small time commitment can make a huge difference.  We need you during the season and in the off-season. See below for the many ways to get involved. 

 

  1. Coach/Manager Soccer skills are not required.  We will train you.  The coach organizes and runs practices and games.
  2. Assistant Coach Soccer skills are not required.  We will train you.  The assistant coach supports the coach and assumes the role of the coach if the coach is absent.
  3. Team Parent - Team Parents help with team correspondence and organizing the year end party.
  4. Field Setup & Maintenance - This group of individuals is responsible for field maintenance projects such as assembling the soccer goals at the beginning of the season; moving soccer goals into position Saturday mornings before the first game and/or moving the goals off the field after the last game;  marking lines on the fields;  disassembling the goals at the season?s end; and moving goals into winter storage.
  5. Field Assignment - Help us create the field assignments for the season and for the year-end megatastical event.
  6. Light Administrative Work - Help us manage our correspondence or the registration database.  Maybe make a few phone calls to parents and/or coaches.
  7. Special Projects/Events These range in size and scope.  We need help at our booth on occasions like our busy first and last days of the season. 
  8. Referee Management Team These individuals would manage the youth referee scheduling and payments.  Referees serve the 2nd through 8th grade divisions.
  9. Sponsor Management - This person would manage the sponsors.  They would make decisions regarding how we would showcase sponsors, coordinate all sponsorship activities, and manager sponsor payments in coordination with the treasurer.
  10. Website Management Assistance - This person would  work with the website manager to keep the website up to date.

 

 
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Posted by Mark Santus at Aug 9, 2014 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages do you have programs for?  The regular program is open to youths from kindergarten through ninth grade.  We also offer a special pre-k "mini-meggers" program for our youngest kids.

Who is eligible to play? Any child who lives or goes to school in Metuchen or whose parents work in Metuchen is eligible to play.

What does it cost to participate? The fee to participate in the fall program is $90 per player. We realize that financial circumstances sometimes make this a challenge for families. If this is the case, please email us at registrationinfo@metuchensoccer.com regarding scholarships. 

What equipment does my child need to play? Here’s a list of the required and optional things they’ll need to play: 1) Shin guards - for all games and practices.2) A soccer Ball: size 3 for Grades K-2, size 4 for Grades 3-5, size 5 for Grades 6-8. 3) Water - We can’t stress this enough. Please bring your own water to games and practices. 4) Soccer shoes are highly recommended for all ages, but not required. Please note that, due to safety concerns, baseball/softball/American football cleats must be approved for club play. No metal cleats of any kind are allowed.

How do you organize the teams? For the 1st through 8th grade divisions, coaches are invited to participate in the team creation process. The process of making up teams is complex. The committee assigned to this task tries to achieve parity by balancing the teams according to skill level. In the older grade divisions, an age balance must also be struck. To further complicate things, we have to make sure there's a child of a coach and 2 assistant coaches on each team. Coaches always coach their child’s team and siblings in the same division are placed together. We strive to ensure that a player has one or more teammates from his/her school (Campbell, St. Francis, etc.). We also work to achieve gender balance in the mixed boys/girls divisions. Despite our best efforts, the balance isn't always achieved, but it is our goal. Because of the intricacies of team creation, requests for specific coaches and/or teammates, other than parent/child or sibling pairings, are not honored by the Club. Since it would be nearly impossible to honor all requests, it is in everyone’s best interests to honor none. 

Do you have a lost & found? If you or your child left something behind after a game or practice, please look for it in the field box. If it’s not there, please send an email to registrationinfo@metuchensoccer.com. All clothing items that are unclaimed at the end of the Fall season are donated to Metuchen D.A.R.E.

When do you cancel games and practices due to rain? For game days, always check the Club website for game changes or cancellations due to weather and playability of the field. The Club will inspect the fields early each Saturday during the season for playability. The status of the fields for that day will be posted on the website by 8:30 AM as 'Open' or 'Closed'.See our Rainout Policy page for all the details. For practice sessions, the decision whether or not to cancel practice is at the discretion of the team coaches. See our Rainout Policy page for full details.

When does the Club's leadership meet? MTSC meetings are normally scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 (or 8:30) PM at the Metuchen Borough Hall (Main Street and Route 27), on the 2nd floor. All parents and guardians of players are invited - and encouraged - to attend. Check our events listings on our home page for dates and time changes. If you have questions, please email us at registrationinfo@metuchensoccer.com. 

 
 
 
 


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Posted by Mark Santus at Aug 9, 2014 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Tony Black Memorial Scholarships

2018 Recipients:

Erin Hausser

Kathryn Santus

Drea Schuchman

Kendall Schuchman

Molly Walters

Evan Derector

Hope Kenny

 

2017 Recipients:

Julianna Iacona

Alanna Benderley

Kyle Harry

 

Alexander Bianchini

 

2016 Recipients:

James Joseph Galeota III (Jake)

Cameron O'Connell

Ariana Santo Pietro 

Hannah Santus

Ayush Sood

Carly Taylor

Romeo Tiu

 

About :

The Metuchen Town Soccer Club (MTSC) awards a number of scholarships each year in honor of Tony Black, the tireless, fun-loving founder of MTSC back in 1991. 

Tony’s commitment to the game, the children of Metuchen and the spirit of sport in this community led to MTSC becoming a program with over 500 players today. 

In his memory, MTSC awards college scholarships to several MHS seniors for their community service, academic achievements and love for the game of soccer. 

Young women and men who are varsity soccer players, have demonstrated these qualities and are planning on going to college are encouraged to apply in the fall. See your high school advisor or guidance counselor for details or email us at registrationinfo@metuchensoccer.com to learn more.