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July 2018 Coaches E-Connection

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our July edition of the Coaches E-Connection to keep you informed of our latest coaching news. We endeavor to increase our communication via this monthly initiative.

NJ Youth Soccer Opens 2018-19 State Cups Registration

Registration is now open for New Jersey Youth Soccer's 2018-19 State Cups competitions, which include the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Commissioners Cup. Read more.

Young Olympians Registration Opens

New Jersey ODP will begin programming for its Young Olympians program starting in July and August. The Young Olympians Program, designed specifically for players born in 2008 and 2009, is an introductory stage for players who aspire to play at a high level and provides a path to participate in ODP. Read more.

New Jersey Youth Soccer Sets Dates and Locations for 2018 ODP Tryouts

New Jersey Youth Soccer has officially set the dates for its 2018 Olympic Development Program (ODP) tryouts, with sessions planned for July 28-29 and August 11-12. One tryout date is scheduled in Bordentown, Budd Lake, Deptford and Wall to create accessibility for players throughout the state. Read more.

Upcoming Coaching Courses

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the upcoming coaching courses.

US Soccer National C License

For more information on all US Soccer Licenses listed above, as well as all the new Grassroots Coaching Licenses being held in New Jersey, check out the US Soccer Digital Coaching Center!

State Certificate

The NJYS F Certificate is now the State Certificate. The name may have changed, but it is still the same great comprehensive nine-hour course that will allow you to obtain a NJYS Coaches Pass. Below are some upcoming courses that you can register for here:

  • July 20, 21 - Mantua Township Soccer Association
  • July 20, 21 - Millville Soccer Association
  • July 24, 25 - Stafford
  • July 27, 28 - Berkeley Heights Youth Soccer Association
  • July 27, 28 - Edgewater Park AA
  • August 3, 4 - Freehold Soccer League
  • August 4 - Hamilton Township
  • August 10, 11 - Woodbridge Township Youth Soccer Association
  • August 18 - Monroe/Glassboro
  • August 24, 25 - Pennsville SC, Salem County
  • August 24, 25 - Glen Rock Shooting Stars

Grassroot License In-Person Licenses

NJYS now offers four new in-person Grassroots License Courses. Each of these educational opportunities are tailored around the four new Grassroots game models addressed in the Player Development Initiatives: 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11. These course options will offer coaches of every level the chance to learn more about how to develop a player-centered approach to coaching.

Coach Bradley Poulin Travels from Japan to Attend Coaching Course

NJYS Director of Coaching Rick Meana has a unique story to share regarding our most recent US Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching Course that was held in conjunction with the New York Red Bulls. Read more. Read more.

Seven NJYS Teams Advance to US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championship Finals

New Jersey Youth Soccer wrapped up a great showing at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships in Spotsylvania, Virginia, with seven teams advancing to the Finals for their respective age groups. Read more.

Tell Us Your Story

We are proud of each and every New Jersey player, coach and volunteer; past, present and future! If you have a special story to share, please contact us today at communications@njyouthsoccer.com.