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2019 Spring Outdoor Club Trials March 24th

By Kathleen Stefanelli, 02/11/19, 8:05PM EST


Trials for our club outdoor season will be on Sunday March 24th - U12, U14: 10-12 PM; U16, U19: 12-2 PM at Capelli Sports Center - all levels welcome!  Training opportunities are also available for players who simply want to practice within the club environment (no tournaments) as well.

If you can not attend the 24th, please contact me so we can make alternate arrangements. 


I.  We will be holding trials for our outdoor spring/summer travel club teams:

  • Sunday March 24th (U12/U14 10-12 pm; U16/U19 12-2 PM) at Capelli Sports Center (outdoor). 
  • This will be for U12, U14, U16 and U19 participants (example, you are still eligible for the U14 events through December of 2019 if you were U14 for 2019 indoor season).  We will then train over the spring/summer throughout April, May and June.  
  • Age as of Jan. 1, 2019 (if 11 or younger on Jan. 1, 2019 you are U12; if 12 or 13 on Jan. 1, 2019 you are U14; if 14 or 15 you are U16 and if you are 17 or 18 you are U19)

II.  What tournaments will the club enter?

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):

  • Local tournaments: U12, U14 & U16 Spring and Summer Local Tournaments (local day tournaments throughout spring and summer, between 2-3 tournaments).   All levels welcome for the spring - great way to become involved in the club.
  • U16 and U19 Junior Premiere Outdoor League (NJ locations, dates listed below, selection team only).
  • TBD USAFH National New England Summer Bash - U12/U14 Teams: June 29-30 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Lowell, Mass.  (must be 13 or younger on Jan. 1, 2019 for U14 team)
  • USAFH U16 and U19 National Club Championships (NCC), Lancaster, PA.  U16 NCC July 11-13 , U19 NCC July 14-16 (must qualify first at Regional Club Championship, RCC)
  • The qualifying tournament (RCC) dates for the NCCs will most likely be: May 25-26 U16 and June 15-16 U19.  Location TBD.
  • Thanksgiving showcase tournament (U14, U16 and U19) Richmond or Tampa, FL. (we will have first round selections for this tournament at the end of the spring training sessions) 

These trials are open to anyone  - young players encouraged!!  U12 (4th-6th grade) is a perfect time to get involved with the club. Various commitment levels for multiple sport athletes!!

Not much experience necessary for Academy and U12/U14 levels, we are looking for athletic players interested in learning proper fundamentals as well as Goalkeeping!

III.  What is the Practice Schedule?

All outdoor teams (Academy and Elite) will train at both Cedar Stars Facility (Capelli Sport Complex, 1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ, Field Turf) as well as at Monmouth University's field hockey astro-turf field.  All times are still being finalized – a complete detailed schedule including all fees will be sent out once tournament teams are finalized but below are all possible days/times.  Typically total of 8-10 sessions over spring/summer months.  Weekend with some weeknight practices.  

Practice Fees Price Range: U14 - $350, U16/U19 - $415, U16  Selection Team - $450


  • Sun 3/31 - U12/U14/16/U19 - 10-2 PM (specific age group times TBD, most likely 10-12 U12/U14; 11:30-2 U16/U19), Capelli Spots Facility, 1569 Wayside Rd Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Sun 4/7 - 10-2 (10-12 U12/U14; 11:30-2 U16/U19) - Capelli Sports
  • Sat 4/27 - 4-5:30 PM U12/U14; 5-7 PM (U16/U19) -Monmouth Univ.
  • *Tues. 5/7 - 6-7:30 (U12/U14 and U16*) - Monmouth Univ.
  • *Sat. 5/11 - 11-1 (Select U16*/U19) - Capelli Sports
  • Thurs. 5/16 - 6-7:30 (U16/U19) - Monmouth Univ.
  • Thurs. 5/23 - 6-7:30 (U16/U19) - Monmouth Univ.
  • Thurs. 5/30 - 6-7:30 (Select U16/U19 teams) - Monmouth Univ.
  • Sat. 6/8 -10-2 (10-12 U12/U14; 11:30-2 U16/U19) -Monmouth Univ.
  • Sun. 6/9 -10-2 (10-12 U12/U14; 11:30-2 U16/U19)-Monmouth Univ.
  • Sat. 6/15 - 10-12 (U12/U14 only) - Monmouth Univ.
  • Sun. 6/16-10-2 (10-12 U12/U14;11:30-2 U16)-Monmouth Univ.
  • Sat. 6/22-10-2 (10-12 U12/U14;11:30-2 U16/U19)-Monmouth Univ.
  • Sun. 6/23 - Scrimmage against another club - times between 10-2. Monmouth University

U12/U14 are also HIGHLY encouraged to participate in our spring instructional league most likely on Tuesdays between 6-8 PM at Shore Regional HS - May 14-June 18.  This will give club players extra touches and scrimmage time especially during the May month.  Details will be posted under Clinic Page of website soon.

*On these dates, 16s will be told which session to attend, will be 1 of 2

IV. Local and National Tournament opportunities

A.  Local Tournament Opportunities – we will not be sorting out our spring teams until after trials and will be entering teams in local day tournaments  – pay day of: range from ~$50-$85 per tournament day.

  • April 14 - Monmouth University Tournament
  • May 11 – Total Dutch tournament, Somerset, NJ
  • May 25-26 – Big Apple Memorial Weekend tournament, NY

B. National Tournament Teams and JPOL Teams:

The qualifying tournament (RCC) dates for the NCCs will most likely  be: U16 May 25-26 and U19 June 15-16 at TBD (NJ location).

USAFH U16 and U19 National Club Championships (NCC), Lancaster, PA.  Tentative U16 NCC July 11-13; U19 NCC July 14-16 (must qualify first at Regional Club Championship, RCC)

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

U16/U19 JPOL Venue & Dates:

Sat, April 13 @ Capelli Sports Complex
Sun, April 28 @ Capelli Sports Complex
Sat, May 4 @ Capelli Sports Complex
Sun, May 5 @ Capelli Sportx Complex
Sun, May 12 @ Capelli Sportx Complex
Sat, June 1 @ Monmouth University (U16s only)
Sun, June 2 @ Monmouth University (U19s only)

Select U19 Players will also have 2-3 Friendlies against another NJ Club on 3/30 from 10-11 at Princeton University and 4/6 from 9:30-10:30 at Princeton University