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Saturday, October 15th 2016
"Head's Up!" - Concussion Training

In December 2010, Governor Christie passed a law on Sports Concussion Injury Prevention and Management. This law impacts all youth recreation and travel soccer programs that are run through New Jersey Youth Soccer ('NJYS') and that apply to rent or use high school, public park or recreation fields.  Clubs are required to submit not only a certificate of insurance, but school, park and recreation departments will require proof that all coaches using these complexes have received sports concussion training.

All recreation and travel coaches MUST take the online course and NJYS will require that coaches submit proof of having taken the course.

If you want to coach, get prepared now!

Click HERE obtain Concussion Training -- its simple, FREE and required!


JULY 30-31 & AUGUST 13-14

Open tryouts for NJ Youth Soccer’s 2017 Olympic Development Program (ODP) will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31 and August 13-14 in 2016 for players born in years 2000 through 2004.  Times by age group are posted on the ODP page of our website (  Different from past years, the initial round of tryouts will take place throughout the state to make the program more accessible:

Saturday, July 30th:  Nutley (NORTH)

Sunday, July 31st:  Wall (SHORE)

Saturday, August 13th:  Mullica Hill (SOUTH)

Sunday, August 14th:  Ewing (CENTRAL)

Click here to register.  Like last year, the registration fee for the tryouts is $40 and qualifies players for all four sessions.  Players are strongly encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.  Attending only one session may hinder a player’s chance of being identified due to lack of time in front of our evaluators.  Details about the various area tryouts, such as address and tryout times by age group, are posted on the ODP page of

The goal of this initial tryout process is to identify a pool of players and invite them to participate in a second round of tryouts where players will be further evaluated.  The format for this second and subsequent stages will vary by age group.  Participation in last year’s tryouts grew by more than 30% and some age groups had more than 100 players so the identification process has been revised to account for a growing interest in the program.  “Having been a part of ODP growing up, I understand the advantage that it can provide in a young player’s development,” said Mike Petke, NJYS Director of ODP and Player Development.  “This format change will help us accomplish two key objectives; to engage players in underrepresented areas of the state, and to improve the evaluation process, thus ensuring top quality talent is identified.”

ODP is not in in competition with club soccer, but rather is a way to supplement player development, making players more effective for their respective clubs.  In addition, ODP provides direct access to college coaches on the staff, at summer tournaments, and at ID camps.  “ODP has provided me and other college coaches exposure to top talent in NJ,” said Dan Donigan, Rutgers University men’s soccer head coach and ODP Committee member.  “ODP is a proven pathway for players to compete at the college level as demonstrated by the men and women who have played here at Rutgers.”

Ultimately, NJYS ODP will select a group of elite male and female players from each age group to form the final state team that trains and competes in the spring and summer of 2017. State team players will be considered for U.S. Youth Soccer Region I teams, which may offer opportunities for international competition. In recent years, selected NJ players have traveled to Spain, Italy, Germany, and Costa Rica for competition. Girls and boys selected for the Regional ODP team pools are also candidates for the U.S. National Team selection process.

Candidates are evaluated in four key areas: technique, insight, mindset and athleticism. Players will be selected by NJ Youth Soccer ODP coaches who have been recognized for their ability to identify and train players with superior skills.

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Memorial Day Tournament Champions

U8 Strikers

U13 Crew Gold

Congratulations to the U8 Strikers and the U13 Crew Gold teams for winning their respective brackets at the Manalapan Memorial Day Tournament!!  Both the Strikers and Crew Gold took home the championships by closing out their opponents in penalty kicks.

Celtic New Jersey Youth Soccer State Cup Champions!!!

Congratulations to the U16 Celtic Girl's NJYS State Cup Champions

Freehold Soccer League's U16 Celtic girl's team defeated Toms River Everton today 3-0 to capture the 2016 New Jersey Youth Soccer State Cup Championship title.  This is the first time the Celtic have beaten Everton who they play at least twice a year in regular season play and who've been in 3 of the last 4 US Club and NJYS State Finals.  

When asked about today's game, Assistant Coach Scott Noseworthy said with excitement, "This was another tremendous defensive showing with a stellar outing by our goalie, Jamie Skarupsky who managed to stop 3 one-on-one breakaway attempts.  Another total team effort with the Celtic scoring 5 goals in the last two days without giving up any!!"

On the offensive side of the ball the team's goals were spread throughout the game with Jasmine Colbert scoring the first goal, followed by sister Jada Colbert to make it 2-0.  Laura Noseworthy put the nail in the coffin, taking the wind out of Everton's sails to make it 3-0. 

Next stop on the Celtic's championship tour will be to compete in the Mid Atlantic Region 1 Tournament which will be held in Barboursville, West Virginia from June 30th - July 5th.  The winner of that tournament will be headed to Frisco, Texas to play the other regional champions. 

Arsenal Blue U13 Girl's US Club State Cup Champions!!!

Congratulations to the Arsenal, U13 Girl's US Club State Cup Champions

In a hard fought battle, the Arsenal scored within the first 4 minutes and held on to defeat Mount Laurel 1-0 at Cross Farms Road Soccer Fields in Holmdel to win the U13 Girl's US Club State Cup Championship.  When asked about the game Coach Scott Noseworthy was quoted as saying, "it was a tremendous defensive effort from all our players to keep Mount Laurel away from our net.  It was a physical, fast-moving game with all the girls playing well to come away with the win,  A TOTAL TEAM EFFORT!  What a great Mother's Day gift!!"

U18 Phantoms going for 3rd & 4th State Cup Titles

The Phantoms have advanced to the U.S. Club State Cup Finals with a big 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon. They will play in the US Club State Cup Finals tomorrow, Sunday, May 8th at 2pm against Cedar Stars Academy at Cross Farms Road Soccer Fields in Holmdel.  The game will be played on Field 8.

The Phantoms will also play in Robbinsville on Saturday, May 14th at 7pm in the NJYS semi-finals.

The U18 Phantoms previously won the NJYS State Cup in 2009 at U11 and the US Club State Cup in 2015 at U17.  They were finalists in the NJYS Cup in 2010 at U12.

The team currently has 11 players who are slated to compete at the collegiate level in the fall (9 in soccer; 2 in track & field).

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