News and Announcements
Schedules are posted here:
Opening Day is Saturday Sept 7, now less than a week away! Game schedules are now published here:
So check it out to see when your team(s) play! Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders all play at Edgar School fields. All 3rd graders and up play at Myrtle or Charles fields.
For opening day we expect the teams to spend a little time getting to know each other and to practice for a little while. Games can be played when both teams are ready to go.
Soccer is a super exciting sport and we expect you to cheer on your kids but we also expect that all parents will behave themselves. Parents should STAY OFF THE FIELDS. Please also be POSITIVE with all of your cheering! For games that have referees please understand that the refs are kids too. They will make mistakes so please be supportive of them. Remember that this is really just an organized play date for your kids. It should be FUN.
Chairs are not allowed on the turf fields. Myrtle and Charles are Metuchen Town fields and we need to follow the rules. You are welcome to bring chairs to watch the kids play but they have to be completely off the turf fields. No exceptions! If you bring chairs to Edgar to watch the game we ask that you keep them a safe distance behind the field lines so kids don’t get hurt running into them.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We need your help setting up and tearing down the fields each week. If you have a 9AM game please plan to arrive by 8:30 to help set up. If you are the last game on a field please stick around to help tear down the fields and put everything away.
WHAT TO WEAR
You’ll get your team jerseys at the first game. Wear shorts and cleats or shoes that the kids can run in. All kids need shin guards to play. Cleats are not required but they can certainly help the kids have better traction. Please also bring your own balls to practices and to games (to warm up with before the game starts). Also bring PLENTY OF WATER! The turf fields get really hot even on cold days and water is a must!
We have a collection of used cleats that we put out before games on the weekends. Please donate your old cleats as you out grow them and feel free to grab a new pair as you need them, We’ll have this set out at Edgar field every Saturday for the first few weeks of the season.
We hate to cancel games and practices. In general unless there is lightning or unsafe conditions we will play. The turf fields (Myrtle and Charles) handle the water very well so we will play there as long as it is safe, even in pouring rain! Edgar does get muddy though and we don’t want to destroy the field so we will cancel there if the rain is strong enough to merit. Cancelations will be sent out via email and posted to our website (www.metuchensoccer.com) by 8AM for Saturday games and by 5PM for weeknight practices.
Practices start the week of September 9.
Practices are run by the coaches with the help of our trainers. Parents should stay for the entire practice or inform their coaches if someone else is responsible for their kids.
The practice schedule is below. Please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water. They should also wear their shin guards and bring their balls to practice.
Metuchen Town Soccer Practice Schedule for Fall 2019
Practice Day Time Location Teams Practicing
Monday 6pm – 7:15pm Myrtle Field 1st Grade Boys, 2nd Grade Boys
Monday 7:15pm – 8:30pm Myrtle Field 3rd & 4th Grade Girls, 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
Wednesday 6pm – 7:15pm Myrtle Field 1st & 2nd Grade Girls
Wednesday 7:15pm – 8:30pm Myrtle Field 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Girls & Boys
Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great season
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!
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.
It’s all about fun and soccer.
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.
- Coach/Manager - Soccer skills are not required. We will train you. The coach organizes and runs practices and games.
- 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.
- Team Parent - Team Parents help with team correspondence and organizing the year end party.
- 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.
- Field Assignment - Help us create the field assignments for the season and for the year-end megatastical event.
- Light Administrative Work - Help us manage our correspondence or the registration database. Maybe make a few phone calls to parents and/or coaches.
- 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.
- Referee Management Team - These individuals would manage the youth referee scheduling and payments. Referees serve the 2nd through 8th grade divisions.
- 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.
- Website Management Assistance - This person would work with the website manager to keep the website up to date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org regarding scholarships.
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 email@example.com.