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Teacher's Convention Soccer Camp

United Soccer Academy in association with New Providence Soccer Club will be running a two day soccer camp during the teacher convention (Nov 8th and 9th) at Oakwood Park. Please click on the link below for the schedule:

New Providence Soccer Club Fall Camp

If you have any questions, please contact United Soccer Academy on (732) 563-2525.

 
Fall 2018 Newsletter
NPSC Families,
Hope all is well. It's that time of year, the fall soccer season is in full swing!
This fall 2018 season has 20 teams across 4 different leagues. We will be playing in Eastern Development (EDP), Mid NJ (MNJYSA), InterCounty (ICYSL) and Suburban Youth (SYSL). In addition, we are running our Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd Grade skills development program with around 140 aspiring soccer players.
Fall kicked off with a new website, registering all our players with your help. The new website should in the future make registering a lot quicker. We have worked with the boro and other town sports to get our field allocation for the fall. The training schedules were developed based on these field allocations. We have also helped organize the uniform ordering process and conducted a manager/coach meeting with a walk through of game scheduling and game day requirements.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every coach and manager for their commitment to the teams and the club. We rely on parent coaches to lead teams, without our parent volunteers, teams cannot be formed which results in teams being dissolved which is disappointing for all. Coaches/Managers - I hope that the investment in time and effort is as rewarding for you as it has been for me. THANK YOU!
As I wrote this letter last week, grass fields were closed until further notice. I receive several questions on field closures every time we close fields. At around 1pm (sometimes it is much earlier), the Department of Public Works (DPW) walks through the town fields and assesses if playing on the field would damage the field. If the field will be damaged by playing, the DPW reaches out to close fields. NPSC stands by all the DPW decisions. We then reach out to the parents as well as the trainers to inform them of any closures.
A few other logistical items:
  1. The first Friday of every month is Jersey Fridays. Please have your kids wear the NPSC jersey to school.
  2. For those who would like additional tips and more training, the NPSC website has a library of helpful videos on everything from first touch to individual skills. Additionally our Head of coaching and player development has an interesting google doc with a number of videos. It is good for coaches as well as players. I encourage anyone looking for tips to visit the site.
The board is also working on a few initiatives:
Links with the HS Soccer Program - We are working with both Coach Barclay (varsity Boys) and Coach Murphy (varsity Girls) to improve the link between our programs. We will be getting varsity players to come and assist our coaches during their Saturday sessions. This gives the NPSC players a role model to look up to and the coaches an extra pair of hands. We are also working on a couple of different ideas that can help strengthen the bond between our programs. Stay tuned!
Bring a buddy day - We are looking at trying to drive further adoption of soccer in NPSC and will be trying a "bring a buddy to practice" week this fall or spring. We encourage our soccer players to bring a buddy who currently does not play the sport or plays somewhere else to attend. This will be set for a specific weeks to ensure that our coaches have a "fun" session planned with games . A good introduction to this beautiful game.
Giving back - We are very fortunate in so many ways. We live in a great country and in an amazing town. This fall we are trying to organize a charity event with the High School in which lightly used boots(cleats), shin guards, balls will be donated to those less fortunate. We are also looking into having NPSC players help with the elderly. This type of service can be incredibly rewarding for both players and the seniors!
Switching gears now to where we need your support for the season to be successful. Support your manager and coaches by giving them player availability information, avoid coaching from the sidelines, keep the cheering positive and be respectful to the referees. Let's not forget that the kids are all out to have a fun time while learning and developing as soccer players.
I look forward to meeting you all out on the field. Please connect with our NPSC Facebook and Twitter accounts to get alerts/regular updates. Here's to a great fall season.
Cheers
Vig Menen
NPSC President
 
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To register for the Fall 2018 NPSC Waitlist or Skills Development Program, please click here (You will be re-directed to the 'old' NPSC website for registration/payment).

 
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