SSC has ~1,000 kids participating in the club this this fall!!!
teams this year
18 teams u9+ in MCYSA / 12 teams u9+ playing in EDP
EDP league scheduling is well underway
MCYSA – league to begin playing games in mid-September
flighting/schedule yet to be published
Summit Soccer Club’s goals include:
To enable our children to have fun playing competitive soccer;
To teach our children good sportsmanship towards teammates, opposing players, coaches, and officials;
To teach our children the importance of teamwork, and the responsibilities and rewards that come with commitment to a team;
To provide high quality, professional soccer training so players can develop to the best of their ability;
To enable our children to develop soccer skills, experience, and a passion for the game that will permit them to reach their highest potential
SSC Mission Statement à http://www.summitsoccer.org/Page.asp?n=18095&org=summitsoccer.org.
To do’s for each team:
Review Team Packet Contents (Official Roster, Player Passes, Med Forms):
Please go through the packet before the first game to ensure all player cards/passes are printed and everyone is properly assigned on the team roster.
Notify Laura Madden if any errors (e.g., sometimes there aren’t player cards for all the players on roster and vice versa). Email à firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick up equipment – two soccer balls (note there are size 4s & 5s so pls take the right size for your team) / ice packs. Med kits have yet to come in, will be placed in the Glenside shed when available.
Generally, the role of the PM is to enhance the experience for the players by being a supporting point of contact to keep the team organized. This should be done in collaboration and tandem with the Head Coach.
Pre-Season – Align with HC about scheduling league games, pre-season tournaments/scrimmages etc and communicating the schedule to the team – HCs are increasingly taking the lead in all respects.
What app/platform to use to communicate and organize teams? Many of us use TeamSnap but there are others – e.g., PlayMetrics, JerseyWatch etc
In season- Align with HC to send regular/weekly reminders to the team about upcoming games/practices
PM supports HC in any way possible, as needed- manage the players from time to time, seek out more soccer (tourneys, scrimmages, team-building activities)
Ensure game day rosters/passes/ref fees are presented for each game and walk the field prior to the game to ensure it is in safe playing condition (eg., make sure goals are secured to the ground, any ditches/drains are identified and approved by ref as playable, debris removed, etc.)
If the team has a home field game, PMs for first/last teams on the playing site will be responsible for flags setup/returning to shed. Davida Hogan will send out weekly assignments - email@example.com
Post-season – celebrate & recognize the team / plan EARLY for off-season soccer development opportunities!!!
The Club’s team of professional Head Coaches have primary responsibility for all soccer related decisions – e.g., strategy, playing roles/positions, playing time, player assessment, subs, etc - and are the primary voice of instruction
Team manager may wish to assign “pick up” chaperones –likely much more applicable to new/younger teams. Chaperones should ensure no player is left without a pickup after practice
SSC resource: Laura Madden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Summit Home Field Space: Laura circulated the google worksheet with field schedule showing taken/available slots. When PM’s are scheduling/rescheduling games, they should aim to share turf / grass fields equally.
Also can use game day roster to directly access game score entry.
SSC/MCYSA League Resource: Marshall Schleifman (email@example.com)
Game Day / Best Practices; Bring Game ball (home team responsibility), Medical kit; ice packs, athletic tape, zip ties for nets, shoelaces/lace bands, hair ties, etc., Mobile phone (in case of emergency), Whistle (in case a referee for a u9/10 match is not assigned or does not show up – both are rare)
PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR TEAM CLEAN UP ALL THEIR STUFF BEFORE THEY LEAVE THE FIELD
COVID Protocol - following NJ DOH and Summit School district guidelines
Can use use GotSoccer to research, and register, for tournaments
Fall 2021 – Bridgewater kickoff / Parsippany Pride
The Club provides every Summit travel team with annual tournament allowance in the amount of $600, which we encourage you to use and take part in one of the local soccer tournaments.
SSC Tournament Resource: Vadim Farberov (
Ref Fees (should be posted on the EDP/MCYSA game day rosters– Bryan Kievit
SSC Head Coach Fees:
SSC will pay for 50 professional head coach hours per season for u11 and older teams and 45 hours for u10 and younger teams. It is possible that your team will go over that time budget in which case the team will be responsible for paying the amount over the allotted hours. The professional head coaches typically charge between ~$85 per hour.
Storage Shed/Locker Codes:
Glenside: 04 10 28
Franklin: 03 28 09
Memorial: 24 02 16
How to open combination locks:
Turn the dial 3 times to the right (clockwise) and stop on the first number of the sequence.
Turn the dial to the left (counter-clockwise), pass the first number of the sequence and stop on the second number.
Turn the dial to the right (clockwise) and stop on the third number of the sequence.
Allowed for u12 (with limitations – see usclubsoccer rules) or older age groups
Limited heading in practice for players in 12-U and 13-U programs. More specifically, these players shall be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week. There are no heading restrictions in games.