Recreation Soccer Program
The mission of Readington Township Recreation Soccer
program is to offer boys and girls, beginning with Kindergarten
through middle school, an opportunity to learn and develop
skills, have an enjoyable experience and compete at their
appropriate skill level.
The Recreation Program is less competitive at the
younger levels, skills are the key focus and records
are not kept. At the end of the season there is a
get together and trophies/medals are then given to
each participant. Professional training has been
added as a feature of the rec program.
two separate seasons for Recreation Soccer are
September – November, and April - June. Each
season has its own registration.
The Recreation Soccer program is co-ed for Kindergarten
players and 5th grade and older, and is segregated
by gender for the 1st through 4th grade players in
the fall session. All ages can be co-ed in the spring
session, as fewer players participate. The final
split is determined from the mix of the players enrolled
prior to each season commencement.
The participants will usually have a game on Saturday
and one practice during the week. The players provide
their own soccer cleats and shin guards; the program
supplies balls, fields, a uniform shirt, and socks.
Travel Soccer Mission Statement: The mission of
the Readington Travel Soccer program is to offer
and girls the opportunity to
play at a more competitive level under the structure
of the Readington Travel Soccer Club.
The primary goal of Readington Travel Soccer Club
(RTSC), a Readington Recreation Travel Program, is
to foster an environment in which township residents
between the ages of 8 and 19 (U8-U19) learn to love
playing the game of soccer, the world's #1 sport.
Our club promotes ongoing player development via
a professional training program and competitive games.
Each player has the opportunity to play in up to
10 league games each season and up to 4 tournaments
each year. The RTSC teams participate in the Mid-New
Jersey Youth Soccer Association league (MNJYSA).
Travel Soccer performs it tryouts in late May/early
June. A full season, by MNJYSA charter, is defined
as both the fall and the spring season segments,
starting with the fall. It is very important to note
that joining a travel soccer team is a commitment
for both fall and spring to that one team.
The MNJYSA league divides the many teams into age/ability-based
flights, ensuring that teams compete with other teams
at their own levels. Teams are re-flighted prior
to each season segment (before the fall and then
again before the spring segments) based upon their
previous performance and recommendation from their
The age level that assigns a player to a particular
team is not based upon scholastic grade, but strict
birthdate as per USSF and FIFA charter, and the dividing
line is July 31-August 1. Players cannot play in
a lower age group, but can, in special approved circumstances,
play in a higher age group. In some cases a player
cannot play with his scholastic grade level due to
this age requirement and must try out for the 'next
There will be some travel to away games (about 1
hour is the farthest away) as the MNJYSA reaches
across central NJ, and we are on the west end. Teams
participate in the Readington Soccerfest Tournament
during the second weekend in September and also other
tournaments as decided within each team.
The cost of the program is very low as compared
to other nearby Travel Soccer programs, as the Soccerfest
Tournament and the association with Readington Recreation
provide a good basis for operations. There is a one-time
registration fee that covers the entire fall/spring
season; players are required to participate in both
seasons' segments. RTSC/Readington Rec provides fields,
equipment, referee fees and focused professional
training. Team uniforms are purchased by each player
as part of a group rate club purchase. The players
provide their own soccer cleats and shin guards.
The Travel Soccer program offers the following age
teams for boys and girls as long as there are enough
Readington participants in that age group.
U9 Boys U9 Girls
U10Boys U10 Girls
U11 Boys U11 Girls
U12 Boys U12 Girls
U13 Boys U13 Girls
U14 Boys U14 Girls
Boys U15-16 Girls
U17-19 Boys U17-19 Girls
For further information on Travel Soccer, visit
the RTSC website at http://www.readingtonsoccer.org
Adult Indoor Soccer (AIS)
Recreation Soccer Program
Mission Statement: The mission of Readington Township
Recreation Adult Indoor Soccer program is to allow
(men and women), the opportunity to exercise once
a week while playing pick-up soccer games during
the school season.
is non competitive and only charges a $5 fee to
cover secondary insurance costs for the season.
Players must be 18 years old & over. High school
students may also play if accompanied by participating
AIS season runs from October thru April, every
Wednesday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 at the
Holland Brook School Gym, when available. Gym is
if school is closed due to holidays or inclement
weather. Gym is also unavailable if used for school
2-3 teams are picked every week & play
4v4 or 5v5, no goalkeeper. Games are 10 minutes long,
and teams are rotated evenly so everyone gets equal
The AIS program supplies indoor ball, small goals,
gym space and colored pinnies. Players must wear
indoor soccer shoes or sneakers. The HBS gym has
a rubberized playing surface so it's much easier
on the joints than the hardwood floors.
Contact the Recreation Director at 908 534-9752
with any questions.