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Have Questions? Fall Soccer FAQs

2018 Bethlehem Township Recreation Soccer FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

  • $100 for first child
  • $85 for each additional child
  • Scholarship requests will be reviewed on an as requested basis.

How are kids grouped?

  • All levels are co-ed
  • Divisions:
    • Pre-K: Saturday morning clinics with trainer
    • Peewees: grades K and 1st, games are played 4v4, no goalies
    • Juniors grades 2nd and 3rd, games are played do we go 6v6 with goalies, but may be altered based on number of registered players
    • Intermediates: grades 4th and 5th, games are played 8v8 with goalies
    • Seniors: grades 6th-8th, games are played 8v8 with goalies

When does it run?

  • Start Dates:
    • PK – 3rdGrade: First day on the field: Saturday with trainers 9/8, see schedule for times
    • 4th-5thGrade: Thursday August 30 6:00p-7:00p, first session with trainers
    • 6th-8thGrade: Thurs August 30, 7:00p-8:00p, first session with trainers
  • The season ends 11/3.

When will teams be formed?

  • By Labor Day

What is the schedule?

  • PK: every Saturday morning 8:30-9:30
  • Peewees: Saturday morning training sessions based on grade, games on Tues or Thurs each week.
  • Juniors: Saturday morning training sessions based on grade, games on Tues or Thurs each week.  Game schedule will be issued once teams are formed.   An additional coach led practice day will be determined by each team’s coach.
  • Intermediates: Thursday evening training with trainer.  Games Saturday am.  Game schedule will be issued once teams are formed.  An additional coach led practice will be determined by each team’s coach.
  • Seniors: Thursday evening training with trainer.  Games Saturday am.  Game schedule will be issued once teams are formed.  An additional coach led practice will be determined by each team’s coach.

What equipment does my kid need?

  • Water bottle
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer cleats are required from juniors onward.  Soccer cleats do not have a toe cleat.
  • Soccer ball: while not required, sometimes teams are a bit short on balls so if you already have one, bring it along.  Peewees use a size 3 ball.  Juniors and intermediates use a size 4 ball.  Seniors use a size 5 ball.

How much time is required of the kids?

  • Pre-K will be on the field once per week for an hour on Saturday mornings.
  • Peewees typically will be on the field twice per week: once with trainers and once for games.  Games are typically about 40 minutes.
  • Juniors typically will be on the field 3 times per week (once with coaches, once with trainers, and game day.)  Games are 50 minutes.
  • Intermediates typically will be on the field 3 times per week (once with coaches, once with trainers, and game day.)  Games are 60 minutes.
  • Seniors typically will be on the field 3 times per week (once with coaches, once with trainers, and game day.)  Games are 60 minutes.

Why do you hold a bond?

  • The main goal of all of our recreation programs is to provide the highest quality program we can at the lowest cost to our families. In order to do so, we need as much help as possible. In order to guarantee that we have enough people to fulfill our needs we have a bond system to make sure that everyone either puts in their minimum of four hours (and thank you to all of you who do so much more!) and/or pay the $100. This also ensures that every family is contributing in some way. Either way you decide to do it is a huge help to our program. The monies collected from those who choose to pay their bond go towards scholarships for those in need and new equipment for our programs.

I’m really busy, what can I do?

  • A successful community program has many moving parts and always needs many hands and minds to run.  When registering your child, there are several volunteer positions.  Have a talent that doesn’t seem to fit in the existing volunteer positions? Leave a comment in when registering or contact Ryan Caughey to discuss ways you can help: ryan.caughey@merck.com.  If you’re really time strapped, there are other things that need doing one time during the year (at the beginning or end) or some things that can be done in front of a computer or on a phone in your spare time.

I want to coach, what do I have to do?

  • Submit your information for a background check.  It takes less than 5 minutes and costs $12 which you will be reimbursed.  That can be done here:  https://opportunities.averity.com/Application.aspx?oid=26375
  • Take a Rutgers SAFETY course:  The schedule of these courses can be found here: http://youthsports.rutgers.edu/educational-courses/schedule 
  • We will provide you with soccer training information, coaching tips and will work with you to pair up with a more experienced coach or with a familiar face if you prefer.
  • If you ever have a question or problem as a coach, never hesitate to call or the commissioner:  Ryan Caughey (317 459 3510), ryan.caughey@merck.com
  • Have fun, enjoy your time with the kids!  It goes fast and is one of the most rewarding things you will do.


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