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The primary goal for West Morris Soccer Club’s (“WMCS”) Fall Rec program is to make sure that our kids have fun and learn the skills of soccer, but by providing all players with professional trainers we hope to give children the foundation and opportunity to graduate into the travel program.

action shot of girls dribbling a soccer ball

Outline of Fall Rec Season

The Fall Rec program is for boys and girls in grades K-8, and it runs for approximately 8 weeks from just after Labor Day until approximately the end of October. The kindergarten program holds sessions on Saturdays only. For grades 1-8 there is one weekday practice and one Saturday game. Also, every player participates in WMSC’s end of season celebration on the last day of games. All Fall Rec practices and games are held at the Black River Fields, North Road, Chester.

Starting in 2019, a Pre-K program will also be offered in the fall.

Team Formation

All children are assigned to teams that WMSC forms in order to have balanced teams in each grade level. In an effort to be fair to all players and families, the club has a “no request” policy with regard to placing players together or placing players with certain coaches. Exceptions to this policy would include siblings in the same age group and parent managers are placed with their children. All children of same age and gender practice and play at the same time so there is no need for "carpool requests" - we have already designed the schedule to easily allow carpooling regardless of team.

team photo from the WMSC rec program
action shot from WMSC rec of girls playin soccer

Coaches and Training

Each team is assigned a specific practice time and will typically train with the same professional trainer each week. This practice facilitates a low child\trainer ratio and will allow children to build teamwork skills and friendships.

While WMSC encourages parents to volunteer as team managers, all coaching from the sideline and soccer-related decisions, such as line-ups, substitutions, etc., will be handled by the professional trainers.

Commitment Level

The Fall Rec program does not entail the same level of commitment as our travel program; however, players that sign-up are expected to participate in the majority of games and practices. Team rosters are right-sized to maximize playing time; as a result, non-attendance will have an impact on the whole team.

Sponsorship

WMSC invites families or local businesses to sponsor teams and activities within the Fall Rec program. See the “Sponsorship” link on our home page for more details.

Fees

WMSC’s 2019 Fall Rec fee is $245 ($195 for early bird registrations) ($100 for kindergarten and Pre K). Each player will pay separately for their uniform, which is of a higher quality, can be used in multiple years, and can be passed down from older siblings to younger siblings, which we anticipate will result in lower long-terms costs for all participants.

WMSC will not provide refunds for any players who drop out of the program after the start of the season. In addition, prior to September 30 partial refunds will be issued only if the player leaves the program due to injury or the family moving out of town. WMSC will retain $5 from all refunds issued in order to cover its bank fees.

Uniforms

Each player will be assigned a number based on registration (we do not honor player number requests based on number of registrants). These numbers are a novelty, and it's okay if there are duplicate numbers on any team or age group. Since uniforms can be recycled from player to player, we anticipate that there will be duplicates. We suggest purchasing a slightly larger size so that uniforms can be used multiple years, and handed down to siblings. There is a Facebook group called "West Morris Sports Equipment Exchange" that can help facilitate recycling uniforms.

If you indicated that you need to purchase a uniform during registration, you will receive a custom email from soccer.com 1-2 weeks after signing up with your Rec uniform and number assignment. Please order shortly after receiving that email as summer is one of soccer.com's busiest seasons for team uniform purchases. If you do not receive an email from soccer.com please contact: [email protected]

REQUIRED FOR GAMES:
Please bring both your Home (Red) and Away (Navy) jerseys to every game. There are also navy shorts and red soccer socks available to purchase on soccer.com as part of a Rec Uniform package at a discounted price. These will be included on your custom email, but are listed as optional in case you have purchased them in previous years.

Shin guards and cleats are mandatory for all players (baseball and football cleats with a toe spike are not allowed). Our Pre-K and K age groups are allowed to wear sneakers, but cleats are preferred.

Questions

If you have questions or comments about the Fall Rec program please e-mail [email protected]

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West Morris Soccer Club
Post Office Box 193 
Mendham, New Jersey 07945

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