Monroe Township Youth Soccer is a Non-Profit organization with the sole purpose of providing a place for youth to play soccer. We are independent from the township and receive no external funding from the township. All of the MTYS registration fees and fundraising is how we maintain our fields (which the club owns) and keep the club running. There are no paid individuals on the board of the club and parent volunteers are always needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
The Recreational League is the largest of the leagues here at MTYS with players ranging from ages 5 to 13 playing. While there are some players that will move from this league into our travel programs which start at the age of 7, other players will continue to enjoy the In-house program. MTYS as a rule will do their best to always provide a place to play for anyone who is interested in soccer.
The Recreational league is broken down into 4 basic groups which may vary slightly based upon the number of signups. Please keep in mind that ages for soccer do not follow a calendar year, so while your child may be 5 now, they may be a micro player based upon the birth date. To figure out your age group, it is whatever your age is on August 1st. For example if you are 5 but were born on July 31st, you will be a Micro player since you will be 6 on August 1st.
Players age 4 and 5, this group is designed to develop an interest in soccer without any pressure. This group meets 1 day a week for both practice and game in the same day. This age group is all about FUN!!
Players age 6 and 7, this is the first age group that we separate the boys from the girls. Also in this age group we start to change focus a little and give a slight bit of structure to the game. FUN should still be the primary focus of this age and as such no standings are kept.
Players age 8 - 10, this age group is where we start to really see the game take shape. Players will be playing anything from 6v6 – 8v8. Typically we have 7v7 in this age group, but numbers dictate what we can do. This program again should be centered around a good balance of learning and fun. Players who are looking for a higher level of competition should tryout out for a travel team.
Players 11 and up, this age group is designed to give those players who either do not want to play travel or did not make a travel team a place to play. The program is designed to help players improve all of their individual and team skills.