INSTRUCTIONAL SOCCER (Grades 1 & 2)
Instructional soccer is a low key program for boys and girls. The primary intent of the program is to teach basic soccer skills in a fun environment. The Girls program is held once a week on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS in the Fall. The Boys program is held once a week on SATURDAY MORNINGS in the Fall. Sessions run 90 minutes with the first 45-minutes geared to instruction and the second 45-minutes reserved for small sided field "game time."
At the instructional level, teams play other teams from within Ho-Ho-Kus / Saddle River only. Players are provided with team t-shirts and a soccer ball either at or prior to the first session. Shorts, socks, shin guards and cleats are not provided by the league but are necessary to play.
RECREATIONAL SOCCER (Grades 3 through 12)
In the Fall, the recreational soccer teams play a schedule of 10 or 11 small sided field (8 vs. 8) or full sided field games (11 vs. 11) against other soccer clubs from within NWBSA. Only the 3rd and 4th grade teams play small sided games. Traveling to other NWBSA member towns will be required for approximately half of your games. Ho-Ho-Kus / Saddle River teams do not play against each other, although the teams will practice together and may scrimmage each other. For grades 9 through 12 only, teams are made up of both boys and girls (co-ed).
GIRLS teams (Grades 3-8) practice on Monday and Wednesdays, with games on Saturday mornings.
BOYS teams (Grades 3-8) practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with games on Sunday afternoons.
High School CO-ED teams (Grades 9-12) practice on Fridays, with games on Sunday afternoons.
UNIFORMS FOR RECREATIONAL SOCCER - Players must purchase uniforms separately from FARRIER SPORTING GOODS in Wyckoff (85 Crescent Avenue, 201-891-9520). Uniforms are to be ordered by JULY 30th and then picked up from FARRIER SPORTING GOODS by SEPTEMBER 1st. Players need not specify uniform numbers when ordering shirts.
SQUIRTS PROGRAM (Ages 3 to 7)
The Squirts program is administered by United Soccer Academy. Programs are typically offered in the Spring and Fall.
United Soccer Academy's Soccer Squirts programs are designed to introduce children aged 3 - 7 to soccer in a safe and structured environment. All games and activities will encompass hand-eye coordination, balance, agility and movement – all key factors to the early development of children in sport.
2018 INFORMATION COMING SOON FOR SQUIRTS AND USA OFFERINGS
The 2018 Spring Squirts program will run from April 24 through June 12, 2018 on Tuesdays at North Field in Ho-Ho-Kus. Squirts programs are also offered in the Summer during the in-town USA Soccer camps as well. Registration is conducted directly with United Soccer Academy through their web-site (Search for ZIP Code 07423 Offerings):
SOCCER CAMPS (Ages 3 to 14)
Soccer camps are administered by United Soccer Academy. A one week session is offered over April break and held at North Field in Ho-Ho-Kus. Two one-week sessions are offered in early and late Summer and held at North Field in Ho-Ho-Kus.
The 2018 USA in-town Soccer Camps are scheduled for April 16 to 20, 2018, June 25 through June 29, 2018 and August 13 through August 17, 2018 and are appropriate for ages 3 through 14. Additional program offerings are detailed below. Registration is conducted directly with United Soccer Academy through their web-site (Search for ZIP Code 07423 Offerings):
or see the below United Soccer Academy Brochures for
The USA Soccer Camp (5-14) - Experience the excitement of the world’s most popular sport at USA's unrivaled Soccer Camp. Players will thrive in the exciting atmosphere generated by our internationally qualified coaches and love the daily themes, soccer development and soccer challenges.
Senior Squirts (ages 5-8) programs are the next step for players who have graduated United Soccer Academy's Soccer Squirts classes or for players looking for a progressive soccer camp experience. While no prior experience is necessary to attend, Senior Squirts camps progress on from the technical foundations established in the Soccer Squirts program.
Soccer Squirts (ages 3-5) - Often Imitated, Never Duplicated. United Soccer Academy’s Soccer Squirts camp provides an introduction to the beautiful game, in a fun filled, safe environment for children aged 3-5. The program is a 5 day mini-camp, comprising of enjoyable and imaginative games and scrimmages. Soccer Squirts is designed to develop motor skills, balance and coordination within a low pressure social environment. The Soccer Squirts camp schedule includes a range of games based upon, short passing, dribbling, turning and of course shooting. As well as not forgetting the most important aspect… FUN, FUN, FUN!
Parent and Me: Soccer Squirts (age 2 to 3): With a parent participating by their side, kids will have fun learning the fundamental skills of soccer through a program of structured activities, fun based games, and scrimmages. Each session will focus on maximizing participation and learning through games designed to stimulate a child's imagination and develop motor skills.
The Ho-Ho-Kus / Saddle River Soccer Association is always in need of both youth and adult referees. Certified referees are provided a uniform allowance and paid on a per game officiated basis. Referees must be at least 14 years of age by JULY 31 and must attend an initial one-day (8-HR) training course (typically offered on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year) to achieve certification and complete an annual certification refresher class thereafter on-line. A passing grade must be obtained on the exam given at the conclusion of the training. For more information on becoming a referee, please contact Marilyn Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.