South orange Soccer

South Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs is partnering with Cougar Soccer to launch our fall soccer recreation soccer program. The partnership with Cougar Soccer will allow for recreation players to have high quality soccer training.

South Orange Soccer registration is by birth year, not age or grade, in conformance with revised New Jersey Youth Soccer rules and regulations.

South Orange Soccer is a recreational soccer program which offers a wide range of opportunity to players at all levels in the fall/spring season. There are no tryouts. Teams are formed randomly and participate in the Suburban Youth Soccer League against teams from nearby communities.  The SYSL divisions include U11, U12, U13, U14 and U15 as follows:          

U11 division includes players born in 2013

U12 division includes players born in 2012

U13 division includes players born in 2011

U14 division includes players born in 2010

U15 division includes players born in 2009

FALL SEASON: The soccer season is tentatively scheduled to begin early September.  Players will be contacted by a volunteer coach regarding team placement and their schedule in August.  All teams practice with professional trainers once a week (time and day to be determined by registration levels) and generally play one game per weekend.

PRACTICES: Practices will begin the first week of September. Practices are scheduled on Thursdays with times TBD.

GAMES: Games will be on Saturdays or Sundays and there is no consistency to the day/time as each game has to be coordinated with the opposing team and is based on field availability.

REGISTRATION: Soccer registration begin now and children are enrolled on a first-come, first served basis.  

REGISTRATION FEE: $275.  This fee includes a $20 per player fee that is dedicated to future field restoration and improvements. All players receive a complete uniform (shorts, jersey and socks).

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  Our success depends on having a sufficient number of volunteers to assist in a variety of ways, both big and small.  If you can help out, please register on this website in the Volunteer section.  

Our refund policy is that once a program begins, pro-rated refunds or credits will only be issued for medical reasons or relocation with documentation. Prior to the beginning of the program, refund or credit will be issued less a $10 administrative fee.