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Program Information

New Jersey Youth Soccer member recreational clubs and leagues are focused on offering youth soccer settings to youth players of any age where the player is interested in the enjoyment and development of soccer in a less committed environment. The recreational level of play is an ideal entry point for the player who wants to be introduced to the game, play with friends, and participate on a team. 

NJYS Member Recreational Leagues

NJYS Member Recreation Clubs

Member Benefits

Planning Resources for Recreation Clubs

New Jersey Youth Soccer is committed to providing our recreation programs the tools they need to succeed.

Coaching Education e.g. Y Course

First Aid and CPR Course (coming soon)

Parent engagement (e.g. Soccer Parenting Association)

Youth Soccer 101 

Cornerstone Activities 

Footwork’s

Recreation Player and Coach Registration

TEAM REGISTRATION
Recreation programs are not required to submit teams to NJYS. However, should a recreation program participate in an NJYS member recreation league, team submission may be required.

PLAYER REGISTRATION
Beginning with the 2020/2021 seasonal year, all recreation player registrations will be stored electronically in the Sports Connect State Platform. The following options are available to NJYS recreation programs to submit player registrations to this platform.

1. Sports Connect Club Platform: Recreation Clubs that utilize the Sports Connect platform (formerly Blue Sombrero) may affiliate registration ‘programs’ to NJ Youth Soccer. Player data and information will be submitted to NJYS upon registration. Upon completion of registration, the member club should access the state platform of Sports Connect to remit payment for registered players. 

2. Upload of Data File: Recreation Clubs that do not utilize the Sports Connect Club Platform for player registrations may submit the recreation player excel file through the upload portal in the state platform of Sports Connect.  (Click Here for specific instructions) 

The following items are required for recreation player registration: 

  • Player First Name
  • Player State
  • Player Last Name
  • Player Zip Code
  • Player Date of Birth
  • Parent/Guardian 1 First Name
  • Player Gender
  • Parent/Guardian 1 Last Name
  • Player Address
  • Parent/Guardian 1 Phone Number
  • Player City
  • Parent/Guardian 1 Email

Note: NJYS recreation programs should avoid emailing files containing sensitive player information. For assistance with the upload portal or another method of secure data transmission to NJYS please contact Lorie Hynes ([email protected]).

COACH REGISTRATION
Beginning with the 2020/2021 seasonal year, all recreation coach registrations will be stored electronically in the Sports Connect State Platform. The following options are available to NJYS recreation programs for recreation coach registration:

1. Sports Connect - Club Platform: Recreation Clubs that utilize the Sports Connect platform for coach registration will automatically include a background check, safe sport training, and concussion training, providing recreation programs a comprehensive risk management solution. Coach data and compliance will be submitted to NJYS upon registration. When registration is complete, the member club should access the state platform of Sports Connect to remit payment for registered players. 

2. Sports Connect - State Platform: Recreation Clubs that do not have an independent background check solution must utilize the NJ Youth Soccer Background Check registration hosted on the Sports Connect - State Platform. Additionally, this platform provides recreation programs with a comprehensive risk management solution to manage safe sport training and concussion training for coaches. When registration is complete, the member club should access the state platform of Sports Connect to remit payment for registered coaches. 

3. Submission Data File: Recreation Clubs that do not utilize the Sports Connect platform for coach registrations and background checks and have an independent background screening provider must submit an excel file to NJ Youth Soccer. A subsequent submission of a "Certification of Criminal Background Screening Compliance for Recreational Youth Coaches" form is required (see page 3). Safe Sport training and concussion training must be completed for each coach submitted.  Missing or incomplete information may risk incomplete coach registrations in the platform. The following items are required for recreation coach registration:

  • Coach First Name
  • Coach State
  • Coach Last Name
  • Coach Zip Code
  • Coach Date of Birth
  • Coach Phone Number
  • Coach Gender
  • Coach Email
  • Coach Address
  • Team Role (HC, AC, TM)
  • Coach City


Note: This information must be submitted securely to NJ Youth Soccer. For instructions, please contact Lorie Hynes ([email protected]).

For help with your program contact Lorie Hynes ([email protected]) or Rick Meana ([email protected]). 

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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