Spring Soccer

Generally, the spring soccer season will begin on the first weekend  of April. Not all recreational teams return to play the spring season.  Many players and coaches have commitments to other activities or alternative sports.

Registration

All returning players must register at www.sportability.com/montclair. if they wish to play in the spring. Registration opens in early January for returning players. There is no charge if you register before February 15th. After February 15th there will be a $50 late fee. Registration RSVP for returning players will close on March 15th so that we can make room for new players and plan for the season. Our Age Group Coordinators and the Registrar will do everything they can to place your child on a spring team….please note that spring is on a space available basis as not all fall teams and/or coaches do the spring season.

Players new to MSC must register for the Spring Season. New player registration opens February 15th. You must register at www.sportability.com/montclair.

Format

Recreation soccer for the spring season is informal.  No standings are kept .  Players may play on more than one team.  U10 and older players will need to get their fall player passes from their fall coach.

Team Formation

The Age Group Coordinators and the Registrar work with returning fall coaches to form the Spring teams .  Spring teams may combine players from more than one Fall team, depending on the number of returning coaches and players.  Spring rosters are often much larger than Fall rosters;  rosters of 20 plus are not unusual for the older (U14+) age groups.  This allows for conflicts with other sports during the spring which can make it difficult for everyone to make the scheduled games.

If your Fall coach is not returning in the spring, parents should contact their Age Group Coordinators to see if placement is available on another team. Spring is on a space available basis.  Many times assistant coaches or new parents step up in spring to coach…it is a nice informal time to learn.

Game Schedules

For Under 10 and older teams games will be scheduled by Jack London Youth Soccer Sports League (JLYSSL). For 2015, the eight-match JLYSSL spring season begins Saturday, March 28, running through Sunday, May 31. Matches will be scheduled Saturday or Sunday with the exception of Sunday, April 4 (Easter Day) and May 23–24 (Memorial Day Weekend).  However, teams may request make-up matches for May 23–24. The weekend of June 6–7 is reserved for make-up matches in the event there are two rainout weekends during the spring season.

The Under 5, Under 6 and Under 8 teams are scheduled within Montclair Soccer. For 2015:

  • U5/U6 starts April 12th and finishes June 7th
  • U8 starts April 11th and finishes June 6th

No matches or sessions will be held over the Easter (April 4th & 5th) and Memorial Day (May 23rd & 24th) weekends.

Questions about registration should be emailed to the Club’s Registrar at Registrar@MontclairSoccerClub.org.

Most of all, spring soccer is about having fun!