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Manalapan Soccer Club

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What is the club Mailing Address?

Manalapan Soccer Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 895
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726            

·Where are your fields and how do I get there?

The Recreation Center is located on Rt. 522, across from the Municipal Bldg, Police Station and Post Office. It is a mile west of Tennent Rd. Clark Mills is on the westbound side of Gordons Corner Road just before Pension Road. Milford Brook is at the end of Globar Drive, which is off of Pension Road. MEMS is located at 155 Millhurst Rd, which is off of Main Street.

·Who are the current MSC Board of Directors?

You’ll find the complete list in the About Us section of the website.

·How do you know what you need to bring with you to the games and what to wear?

Please check our Program Information pages.

·What should I do if my child’s coach still hasn’t called yet?

Contact the appropriate coordinator (boys or girls) found in the About Us section..

·When your coach calls does he tell you when the practices are and what to bring?

The coach will tell you what to bring, but you can also obtain this information from the FAQ section of the website. As to practices, each coach sets their own schedule.

·What is the Manalapan Soccer Club?

The Manalapan Soccer Club was established in 1987. It has grown over the years and now has over 1600 children playing at the recreation level and 43 travel teams. The recreation teams play right here in Manalapan. The travel teams play in the Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association (MOSA), Jersey Coast, MAPS, Match Fit, and the Central Jersey Leagues. MOSA and the Manalapan Soccer Club are also affiliated with the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association (NJYSA).

·How can I join a travel team?

The Manalapan Soccer Club runs a year round (Fall-Spring) travel program for U8 - U18 players. Try outs are held at the end of the Spring season for the upcoming year.

For more information please see the Travel Team section of this site.

·Who should I contact if I need more information about the Manalapan Soccer Club?

Please go to the About Us page on this site to contact the person that handles the area you have a question on.

·What age group is my child going to be in?

PEE WEE: Birth Year 2015

Rec Programs: Birth Year 2014 to Birth Year 2007

3M Juniors:  Birth Year 2006 to Birth Year 2004

3M Seniors:  Birth Year 2004 to Birth Year 2001

·I am interested in becoming a referee. What training is available?

Classes are offered thru the New Jersey Referee Committee. Please contact the Referee Chair through the About Us section of this website for additional information.

·What size soccer balls do the players use?

U5 and U6 use a size 3 ball, U7- through U13 use a size 4 ball, U14 and above use a size 5 ball.

·I am a coach in the U5 division. Are there trophies for the kids for first, second and third places, and when do we get them? Is it possible to keep the same team together for the next season?

All recreation players receive participation awards. From U5 - U10 no scores are kept since the emphasis is on development, not winning.

Teams are not kept together for the following seasons. Some players leave the system, new players come in, coaches change, and age groups may get combined depending on enrollment. Accordingly, after each season the coaches rate their players and the information is entered into a computer so when the teams are created the next season the scoring ensures that the new teams are as even as possible.

Feel free to attend the General Membership meeting of the MSC which is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. There you can speak to the board in person and get all the club information.

·When do the teams practice?

Soccer practices are held in two ways: We have UK Elite player development, which generally takes place on Saturdays, and at their discretion coaches hold their own practices after school during the week or on Saturdays. How often these discretionary practices are held depends on the age of the children - generally U5 and U6 have only occasional practices, U7, U8 and U9 generally have it weekly, and U10 and up may have it 2x a week.

·Regarding the Tournament Teams, before I decide whether or not my child will try out, can you please advise me on the practice and game schedules if he were to make the team? 

The Tournament Teams are for rec players only, and are in addition to the regularly scheduled games. The teams play in 3-4 tournaments, including the Manalapan Funfest. Given the short time frame for training, practice is usually 1-2 times a week.

·Can an out of town resident (for example Marlboro) tryout for the U-8 travel team?

Non-Manalapan residents can try out for the U8 MSC travel teams only if they have played in our rec program for the last year. Out of towners are allowed to try out for U9 and older teams even if they previously weren’t a part of the Manalapan Soccer Club.

·Can you tell me when the Rutgers Safety Course will be offered in Manalapan next?

The RSC is offered in Manalapan occasionally. You can go to their website to obtain information on the course and a schedule of where and when it is offered.

·Is there an equipment list of the items our children will need for the soccer teams?

The club provides each player with a team shirt. The player needs to wear black shorts, black socks, shin guards and cleats. They also need to bring a ball to the practices - size 3 for the U5’s and U6’s, a size 4 for U7 - U13, and a size 5 above that. Please also bring water to practices and games.

·I have seen the picture schedule so I am aware of the times. My question is WHERE are the pictures being taken? Are they being taken at the rec center?

Yes, the Kuschick Pavilion at the Rec Center.

·Is the MSC collecting used cleats this season? If so, where do I leave them?

Yes, we are "passing" along used cleats and shin guards to deserving youths in other areas. Please leave them in the field marshal stands on game day.

·Our coach always tells us we can check the website for practice/game cancellation due to inclement weather. Where is that information posted? I’ve never been able to find it.

It can be found under Field Status on the website.

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