2017 NJ Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Tryout Registration

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 (http://bit.ly/1xoMyVo).  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 www.njyouthsoccer.com.

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.

Fall Travel & Micro registration is now OPEN!

2016 FALL TRAVEL PLAYERS

Limited spots are still available on some travel teams.

If interested please register by June 15th.

Any registrations received after June 15th will be subject to a $20 late fee.

All Players planning to play in the fall need to register using the registration site by clicking the “Account Login” link above or by clicking HERE.

Travel Soccer Age Groups for 2016-1017 Season

  • 2009s – DOB 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
  • 2008s – DOB 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008
  • 2007s – DOB 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007
  • 2006s – DOB 1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006
  • 2005s – DOB 1/1/2005 – 12/31/2005
  • 2004s – DOB 1/1/2004 – 12/31/2004 (GIRLS ONLY)

We will be using the same uniform as in years past. If you need to order a new uniform please do so no later than June 30th via MVP Sports and the following link:

http://store.mvpsports.biz/

2016 FALL MICRO PLAYERS

Micro soccer registration will be open until August 14th. Any registration received after that date will be subject to a $10 late fee.

Age groups for micro soccer will follow the new birth year format as set forth by US Soccer as listed below:

  • 2009s (U8) – DOB 1/1/09 – 12/31/09
  • 2010s (U7) – DOB 1/1/10 – 12/31/10
  • 2011s (U6) – DOB 1/1/11 – 12/31/11
  • 2012s (U5) – DOB 1/1/12 – 12/31/12

All Players planning to play in the fall need to register using the registration site by clicking the “Account Login” link above or by clicking HERE.

Uniforms for micro soccer are included with registration.

We are all looking forward to another great season of Soccer at LSC!

Micro Games Rescheduled

Micro Soccer Parents. Due to the threat of bad weather that is in the forecast for this Saturday, all Micro Soccer games have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday 5/20 at 6:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience. The only affects Micro soccer. Travel soccer should follow their normal schedule.

FALL TRAVEL TRYOUTS

Travel Soccer Age Groups for 2016-1017 Season

  • 2009s – DOB 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
  • 2008s – DOB 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008
  • 2007s – DOB 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007
  • 2006s – DOB 1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006
  • 2005s – DOB 1/1/2005 – 12/31/2005
  • 2004s – DOB 1/1/2004 – 12/31/2004 (GIRLS ONLY)

Tryouts will be held at the Logan Township Soccer Complex at 2215 Township Line Road Logan Township, NJ 08085.

Tryout Schedule is as follows:

Saturday April 30, 2016 (BOYS)

  • 2005s & 2006s – 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 2007s & 2008s & 2009s – 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Make Up Date for Boys 2007s, 2008s & 2009s will be Saturday May 7 – 8:45 – 10:00.

Sunday May 1, 2016 (GIRLS)

  • 2006s & 2007s – 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM (Rain date: May 4 – 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM)
  • 2008s & 2009s – 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM (No rain date will be scheduled)
  • 2004s & 2005s – 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM (Rain date: May 4 – 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM)

You must register prior to tryouts sessions beginning.

 

Click here to register

2016 Spring Micro Season Opens

Our season is fully underway and this year our micro program opened with the traditional Easter Egg hunt.  The new players received their uniforms, met their coaches and were off to a fun filled practice which included getting as many eggs as they could back into the goals.  It was a lot of fun for everyone.  Thank you for all the great pictures.

U12G Velocity Win SJGSL Eastern Conference

Congratulations to the U12G Logan Velocity for winning the Eastern Conference in the fall season. The girls went 9-1 on the season playing with heart and determination in every game. Looking forward to awesome spring!

SJGSL Eastern Conference   Champs
SJGSL Eastern Conference Champs

Congratulations to the Logan Force

Congratulations to the Logan Force U15B on their victory at the Cinnaminson Soccer Tournament on Thanksgiving weekend. The Force completed the tournament with a 2-0 win in the championship game against Pal-Riv.

Also the Force still has several open roster spots and any players interested in joining the team should contact John Kane (j.kane04@comcast.net) for more information.