Crew players range in age from 7 to 18+. Teams participate as part of the Morris County Youth Soccer Association (MCYSA). Games are typically played on Sundays while weather and scheduling conflicts may result in occasional games on other days of the week. Each league age group consists of multiple flights/levels. Before every season, each team is placed into an appropriate flight based on its players’ collective skill level. Seasons normally consist of 10 league games – 5 on our home fields and 5 away.
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As with most travel clubs, tryouts are required prior to joining any team. Before each season, potential players are invited to meet with coaches to assess skill level. Players are selected based on talent, age and roster availability. Selection for any team does not guarantee inclusion on the same team for the next season. Each team has a limited number of roster spots and players are expected to earn each one. While coordinated tryout sessions may take place on scheduled dates, potential players (and/or parents) are always welcome contact coaches or board members for an informal evaluation.
During the offseason – summer and winter – coaches may submit their teams to indoor and/or outdoor leagues, tournaments, and training. Days, times and fees will vary based on the activity. All teams and players are encouraged to participate in offseason activities in order to stay active and improve skills.
In addition to the 10-game league schedule, players are required to attend weekly practice and training sessions. Coaches normally lead practices 1-2 times a week for their respective teams. Local soccer academy staff run training sessions once a week at our fields as well. Practice/training sessions are typically 90 minutes each. While illness and other circumstances may affect attendance, players are expected to participate in all sessions and attend all games.
Players who miss games or frequently skip practices should expect their game playing time to be reduced. Being that most players are not old enough to drive themselves to games and practices, it is essential that parents commit to getting their children to the fields (on time). Parents are also asked to volunteer some time during each season as we need help with our home field concession stand.
Parents are expected to cheer for their child during games, but also to refrain from arguing with officials when calls do not go your team’s way. Enthusiasm is great, but please keep it positive.