All Cougar Soccer Club teams are open to residents of Maplewood and South Orange, and are trained by professionals from UK Elite. Our players enjoy an inspiring learning experience that allows them to advance toward their maximum potential.
For help determining which group is appropriate for your child’s age, see our article on birth year information.
Ages 3 through 8
Our Cubs, Mini-Kickers, Kickers and Academy teams are open to all local boys and girls from ages 3 to 8. These co-ed teams practice and play in Maplewood and South Orange only. This is a fun, developmental program that teaches basic fundamentals of soccer with progressive growth toward playing on our Travel teams. There are no tryouts for these teams. Cougar Cubs, Mini-Kickers, Kickers and Academy programs are open to ALL players of ALL abilities. These fun, introductory programs allow children to develop their motor skills, build self-confidence and social skills, as well as an understanding of the game – all with the goal of igniting an interest in soccer.
Ages 9 through 19
Our boys and girls Travel teams – from ages 9 through 19 – are talent specific teams, where players must tryout and be accepted to the program each year. Tryouts are held every Spring. Playing on a Travel team is an annual obligation and best suited to players who wish to make a bigger commitment to their personal soccer development and play at a higher level of competition. Our Travel players benefit from professional instruction, as well as competitive league and tournament play.