Central New Jersey
Want to form a new team?
The CNJSB Soccer Club is looking to grow its successful organization by adding new boys and girls teams for the upcoming soccer seasons. CNJSB welcomes parents & coaches who want to start a new soccer team as well as welcomes existing teams looking to move to a new organization. Our Board of Directors and volunteer staff will assist you every step of the way, from player selection to league registration to uniform purchases to training sessions and beyond.
Although the CNJSB Soccer Club is based in East Brunswick, NJ, new teams can come from any town in Middlesex County and may roster players from multiple towns, without limitations. Current CNJSB teams play in MNJYSA.
Successful youth soccer teams require active parent & volunteer leadership. To begin the process of joining the CNJSB soccer club, please contact any of the board members to set up a time to discuss your team's objectives with one of the club's leaders.
As a guide to help you in your decision to join the CNJSB Soccer Club, here are some details for your consideration.
Financial Parameters For a New Team:
Each CNJSB team sets its own budget so seasonal fees may vary, but the average team fees range from $200 to $400 per season. With the addition of uniform accessories and tournaments, fees may increase, but each team has control over their budget.
The CNJSB Soccer Club has lower-than-average fees because of the exceptional amount of volunteerism throughout the club. In order to keep costs down, new teams may be asked to volunteer to help set up the fields and assist with team and club functions.
Coaches & Trainers:
Each CNJSB team can decide what is best for them when it comes to coaching and training. If a parent-coach is qualified to train the team and has obtained the necessary coaching license, then a paid-professional trainer might not be needed. If a team would like to hire a professional trainer, the CNJSB Soccer Club will assist in helping the new team find the right trainer for the team, but ultimately the team will make the decision about which trainer to hire. The CNJSB Soccer Club's only requirement is that the trainer be licensed by a recognized professional soccer association. The CNJSB Soccer Club features some of best coaches in the region and these coaches are readily available for guidance and assistance to help the new teams get off to a successful start.
Age Group Definitions & Team Size for a New Team:
Effective August 2017, the grouping of players will also change nationwide, with encouraged adoption of best practices in August of 2016. U.S. Soccer will go back to calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs. US Youth Soccer will implement the best practice of calendar year age grouping for player registration beginning with the 2016-2017 soccer year for US Youth Soccer programs and competitions.
Using the school calendar for age groups is practiced only in the United States and Canada; as all other FIFA members go by the calendar year. Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug. 1 and July 31. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Players are still allowed to “play up” or play in an older age group.Any player is eligible to play in any older age group, skill and team permitting. The safety of the player must always be considered. Teams may have a maximum of 18 players and these players may live in any city in New Jersey. Most teams have 15 or 16 players to allow sufficient playing time for most players; the rules, however, require no minimum amount of playing time for any player.
For more information or to start a new team, please contact any of the members of the board.