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April 2018 Recreation Newsletter

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to share with you our April Recreation Newsletter to keep you informed of the latest news and programs being offered by NJ Youth Soccer. We endeavor to increase our communication via this monthly initiative.

U.S. Youth Soccer and Clif Kid Announce Player of the Month Initiative

Each month, U.S. Youth Soccer will be recognizing one male and one female Player of the Month with the Clif Kid Raise the Bar Award. Clif Kid will provide each recipient with a prize pack featuring Clif bars, apparel, a $25 gift card and more! Read more.

NJ Youth Soccer Extends Partnership with adidas

New Jersey Youth Soccer announced today a multi-year extension to a partnership that names adidas as its official uniform supplier. Additionally, the partnership will create an enhanced presence for adidas though NJ Youth Soccer events and its online platforms. Read more.

Video Flashback: 2017 NJYS Recreation Coach of the Year - Javier Calcedo

In this video flashback, we revisit the Red Carpet Experience sponsored by RWJ Barnabas for an interview with Just One Soccer League's Javier Calcedo, who received NJYS Recreation Coach of the Year honors. Watch interview.

Making Sports Parents Part of the Process in Youth Sports

When it comes to young athletes and their participation in sports, parents will either be part of the process or part of the problem for coaches. Here are six ways to engage sports parents in a healthy, positive and productive way. Read more.

NJ Youth Soccer Partners with Chipotle Mexican Grill; NJYS BOGO Day on May 12

New Jersey Youth Soccer is teaming-up with Chipotle Mexican Grill to host a Wear Your Jersey BOGO Day on Saturday, May 12. All NJYS players who wear their jersey at any New Jersey Chipotle location on May 12 will receive a buy-one, get-one deal on burritos, bowls, tacos or salads. Read more.

Target United Cup
Registration for the 2018 Target United Cup is open! This is a wonderful opportunity for players to experience a consistent, high quality tournament in a fun family-like atmosphere. This program fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer in an effort to increase the recreational players' interest in and love for the game. Learn more. | Register to host a Target United Cup.

Save the Date: Upcoming NJYS Nights with New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union and Sky Blue FC

Please save the dates below of our upcoming NJ Youth Soccer theme nights with the New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union and Sky Blue FC. Each match will provide NJYS membership with a discount ticket offer and special in-game experience opportunity. Details to follow.

  • Saturday, April 28 - Philadelphia Union vs. DC United; Saturday, September 15 - Union vs. Montreal Impact
  • Saturday, June 2: Sky Blue FC vs. Utah Royals FC
  • Sunday, August 5 - New York Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles FC

NJYS Play of the Month

NJ Youth Soccer is once again teaming-up with the New York Red Bulls and Sky Blue FC to celebrate the best on-field moments in the region for our "Play of the Month" initiative. This is an opportunity for NJ Youth Soccer players and teams to share their achievements, fun on the field and win a monthly prize from the New York Red Bulls or Sky Blue FC. This could be an individual goal, save, string of passes or any soccer activity that celebrates success and achievement on the field. Just tag @NJYouthSoccer on social media when you post a video, and make sure to use #NJYSplayofthemonth.

Get Involved

Volunteers are the backbone of NJ Youth Soccer and are a key component to all of our programs. If you are interested in getting involved with NJ Youth Soccer, contact us today at communications@njyouthsoccer.com.