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By Kathleen Stefanelli, 11/01/20, 1:45PM EST



Saturday, March 13th: Trials at the Capelli Sports Complex, Tinton Falls. 

U12 and U14: 3-5 PM.   Age as of Dec. 31, 2020 (if 11 or younger on Dec. 31, 2020 you are in the Under-12 age group; if 12 or 13 on Dec. 31, 2020 you are U14

U16 and U19: 5:15-7:15 PM  (If you are 14 or 15, you are U16 and if you are 17 or 18, you are U19).  **Only U16 and U19 players who participated in either the 2021 Club indoor training or the Winter Turf skills sessions are exempt from attending trials.  If you were U14 in the fall of 2020 and now need to try-out in the U16 age group this spring, YOU MUST STILL ATTEND TRIALS**

Location: Capelli Sports Center,  (1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ, Field Turf)

The spring is a great time to become involved in the club for all levels!  Training opportunities are also available for players who simply want to practice within the club environment (no tournaments) as well.

Young players encouraged - U12 (4th-6th grade) is a perfect time to get involved with the club. Various commitment levels for multiple sport athletes!!  At the Academy and U12/U14 levels, we are looking for athletic players interested in learning proper fundamentals as well as Goalkeeping!


I.  Outdoor spring/summer travel club teams:

  • This will be for U12, U14, U16 and U19 participants.  
  • All levels welcome for the spring (space permitting) - great way to become involved in the club.

II.  What is the Practice Schedule?

All outdoor teams will train at both Cedar Stars Facility (Capelli Sport Complex, 1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ, Field Turf) as well as possibly at Monmouth University's field hockey "So Sweet a Cat" astro-turf field (COVID dependent).  All times are still being finalized – a complete detailed schedule, including all fees, will be updated once all dates are finalized.  Typically total of 8-10 sessions over spring months.  

Tentative Practice Schedule (all below dates at Capelli), times/dates/locations may be slightly adjusted as we get closer:

  • Sun. 3/14 - 10-12 PM U16; 12:15-2:15 U19 ONLY.  This will include U16/U19 trial exemption players as well as call backs from the 3/13 trials (participants will be notified the night of 3/13 after trials).
  • Sat. 3/20 - 3:15-4:45 U12; 3:15-5:00 U14; 5:00 - 7:30 U16/U19
  • Sun. 3/21 - 3:15-4:45 U12; 3:15-5:00 U14; 5:00 - 7:30 U16/U19
  • Sat. 4/10 - 10-11:30 U12; 10-11:45 U14 (No U16/U19)
  • *Sun. 4/11 - 10-11:30 U12; 10-11:45 U14; 11:45-2:15 U16/U19 CANCELLED
  • Sun. 4/18 - 10-11:30 U12; 10-11:45 U14; 11:45-2:15 U16/U19 
  • Sun. 4/25 - 3:15-4:45 U12; 3:15-5:00 U14; 5:00 - 7:30 U16/U19 
  • *Sat. 5/1 - 10-11:30 U12; 10-11:45 U14 (No U16/U19) **MAKE-UP FROM 4/11
  • Sun. 5/9 - 10-11:30 U12; 10-11:45 U14; 11:45-2:15 U16/U19 
  • Sun. 5/16 - 10-11:30 U12; 10-11:45 U14; 10-12 U16/U19 (two separate fields at Capelli, you will be emailed your field assignment)
  • Thurs. - 6/3 - 6-8 PM U16 ONLY, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY (rain make-up from 4/11)
  • Sun. 6/6 - 3:15-4:45 U12; 3:15-5:00 U14; 5:00 - 7:30 U16/U19
  • Thurs. 6/10 - 6-8 PM U19 ONLY; MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY (rain make-up from 4/11)

TRAINING FEES: U12 - $300; U14 - $350; U16/U19 - $450

III. Additional Training for U12/U14 players

U12/U14 are also HIGHLY encouraged to participate in the following events:

  • Spring 5 week instructional league (most likely on Tuesdays between 5-8 PM in Eastern Monmouth County area - mid May-mid June)
  • AND/OR our 5 week skills clinic (Wednesdays May 12-June 16 at Capelli Sports Center 5:30-7 PM). 
  • Details will be posted under Clinic Page of our website once dates/field locations are confirmed.

IV. Local and National Tournament Playing opportunities

The club will participate in various tournaments for various levels throughout NJ. 

The U12/U14/U16 and U19 traveling teams will be entered into the following events (note: teams may be different for each event, selection to one does not guarantee all):

A.  Local Tournament Opportunities – All U12/U14/U16/U19 spring players will be eligible for local 7-aside tournaments (NJ).  We will not be sorting out our spring teams until after trials and will be entering teams in local day tournaments  – pay the day of: range from ~$50-$85 per tournament (dependent on number of players playing that day).  Team rosters will be dependent on availability.  A google form will be sent out to all for spring availability and teams will then be made accordingly.  We understand players are involved in other sports, therefore teams may be different for each local tournament based on player's availability.  Fees are charged PER tournament to allow more flexibility in player's schedules.

"Local" Tournament Dates (*these are possible dates, the organizers are waiting on field confirmations):

  • *Sat. 4/24 - U12/U14/U16/U19 Local Tournament (Rowan University)
  • Sun. 5/2/2021 - Local Tournament (Capelli, Age Groups TBD)
  • Sat. 5/8/2021 - U12/U14/U16 Local Tournament (Somerset)
  • *Sat. 5/15 - U12/U14/U16/U19 Local Tournament (Rowan University)
  • *Sat. 5/22 - U14 Local Tournament (Monmouth County) OR Sun. 5/23 (Monmouth County)
  • Sat & Sun. 5/29-5/30 - U14/U16/U19 Two day Big Apple Memorial Day Tournament, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sat 6/12 - U16/U19 showcase at Capelli Sports Center (full day event)
  • Sun. 6/13 - possible U12/U14 friendly with another club TBD

B. U12/U14/U16/U19 National Tournament Teams and JPOL Teams (SELECTION TEAMS ONLY):

  • The Disney tournament was moved from January 2021 to tentatively June 18-20, 2021 due to COVID.  JI participates in this always fun and competitive tournament and plans to send U14, U16 and U19 teams again this year.  The tournament is held at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports.  
  • The USAFH Regional Club Championships (RCC) will be held over a weekend in the spring at a NJ location.  Information will be posted later in the spring.  If the team qualifies from the RCC, the USAFH U16 and U19 National Club Championships (NCC) will be most likely be held in Virginia Beach, VA over dates in July.
  • U12/U14 selected players will participate in the Shooting Star - Kids Cup at Capelli Sports Center, July 31-August 1, 2021
  • Thanksgiving showcase tournament 2021 (U14, U16 and U19)  (East Coast location).  We will have first round selections for this tournament at the END of the spring training sessions.  Club will enter number of teams based on club interest.  

If you are selected to the U16 or U19 Junior Premier Outdoor League roster, below are the dates (pay per league day ~$45-$55).  

U16/U19 2021 JPOL Venue & Dates:

Sat. 4/10/2021 - U16/U19 JPOL for Selected Players (Capelli)

Sat. 4/17/2021 - U16/U19 JPOL for Selected Players (Capelli)

Sat. 5/1/2021- U16/U19 JPOL for Selected Players (Capelli)

Sat. 5/8/2021 - U16/U19 JPOL for Selected Players (Capelli)

Sat. 6/12/2021- U16/U19 JPOL for Selected Players (Rowan University)

Sun. 6/13/2021 - U16/U19 JPOL for Selected Players (Rowan University)

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