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.
2017 INFORMATION COMING SOON FOR SQUIRTS AND USA OFFERINGS
The 2017 Spring Squirts program will run from April 25 through June 13, 2017 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. Three one-week sessions are offered in early, mid and late Summer and held at North Field in Ho-Ho-Kus.
The 2017 USA in-town Soccer Camps are scheduled for June 26 through June 30, 2017, July 17 through July 21, 2017, and August 14 through August 18, 2017 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
Premier Play (ages 7-14) - Premier Play Soccer is where champions are made! This unique day camp allows travel soccer players aged 7–14 to train just like the professionals, without having to live away from home. During the week, players will experience various soccer activities which are utilized by professional soccer clubs and organizations including; speed, agility and quickness, small sided Futsal sessions, set play tactics and team formation plays! Small sided and official scrimmages will be played each day under the guidance of our professional coaches, ensuring that players gain a full understanding of the beautiful game.
Pre Academy Soccer (age 5 to 7): The Pre Academy program is the ideal next for players that have graduated our Soccer Squirts classes, or for younger players looking to progress within the sport of soccer. This program allows players to be introduced to the basic techniques through structured exercises and fun, small sided scrimmages.
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.
NetBursting (ages 5-14) - Players will work on all aspects of their shooting game. Players will be shown how to shoot with accuracy, power and style! Coaches will teach various shooting techniques before putting players into scrimmage type games designed to promote goal scoring. The NetBursting curriculum focuses on a different aspect of shooting every day; shooting for accuracy and power, shooting with back to goal, crossing, finishing and heading. Players will then get the chance to practice what they have learnt in game-like situations.
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.