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10U Girls Breakers repeat as MCYSA Flight 1 champs
posted 06/21/2017


This season the 10U Girls Breakers continued their winning streak by repeating as champions of MCYSA Flight 1 and closing the season with an undefeated record (7-0-3).  With multiple scorers, solid defense, and improved passing, the Breakers confirmed they are the 10U Girls "team to beat" in the MCYSA league.
 
A big thank you goes to their coach Jay Williams, who did an incredible job training the girls.  His main challenge this season was to keep the girls level headed after their win in the Fall, continue to improve on their technical skills and teamwork, and motivate them to work as hard as possible in practices and games.  
 
Congratulations to Jay and the girls on another fantastic season!
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10U Girls Dash clinch flight with a game to spare
posted 06/20/2017



Congratulations to the 10U Girls Dash for winning MCYSA Flight 4!  
 
As a result of the changes to birth-year registration this was the team's first year playing together.  After a solid Fall season, also in Flight 4, the Dash came out on fire in the Spring, and did not lose until their 8th game of the season.  They then clinched the Flight the next week, in their second-to-last game, with a tense 1-0 win against then-second place Mount Olive.

For the season, the team finished 8-1-1 with 34 goals for and only 10 against, including 4 shut outs. 
 
Thanks and congratulations to their trainer, Andy Hay (pictured with the team), who believed in the girls and brought out the best in each of them.  Their improvement from the fall to the spring, and even during the spring season itself, was incredible, and he's owed a ton of credit for that growth individually and as a team.
 
And many thanks to Cheryl Foertsch, Tracey Castellano, Nick Insua, and Rich Ivancich for their support as parent managers.
 
Congratulations, Dash!
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Registration for Fall 2017 Recreation soccer is now open
posted 06/08/2017


Registration for Fall 2017 Rec soccer is now open and will run through August 15, 2017. 

Registration for Rec soccer is by grade. All players who will be in Grades K-8 in 2017/18 are welcome to sign up. Instructions for registration are here. A tentative schedule is here. When registering for Rec please consider signing up as a parent coach. We can always use additional coaches since that allows us to create smaller teams. Enthusiasm is the only prerequisite. No prior soccer experience is necessary. More details on the town requirements for coaching are here

 

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Instructions for 2017/18 Travel uniforms and spiritwear
posted 06/08/2017


Dear Chatham United 2017/18 Travel players,

The Chatham United uniform store is now open. Links and full instructions for uniforms and spiritwear are included below. Please note:

  • These instructions are for Travel players only. If you have other children that will play in our Rec or TDP programs next year, they will receive a uniform as part of their registration. 
  • We are in the middle of the current uniform cycle and so anyone that played on a 2016/17 Travel team does not need a new uniform for 2017/18. 
  • The uniform/spirit wear fitting is at Chatham Middle School tomorrow, Friday June 9
  • Any player that was not on a Travel team in 2016/17 will need to pick a uniform number for next year. Players on next year's 9U teams should have already received a link for picking a number. All other new players should receive an email about uniform numbers shortly. Please note that Chatham United communicates uniform numbers to Kicks and Sticks directly. You do not need to know your unifom number to place an order. 

Thank you.

Chatham United

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REMINDER- Chatham United uniform/ spirit wear fitting

When: Friday June 9 4:00-6:00 PM

Where: Chatham Middle School – cafeteria

480 Main Street Chatham, NJ

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHATHAM UNITED UNIFORMS / SPIRIT WEAR 2017

UNIFORMS-

  • Uniforms are sold by Kicks and Sticks
  • Ordering will be done online only
  • Indicate team name of player at checkout to insure accurate delivery. Uniforms will be distributed by your parent manager late August.
  • Mandatory items:
  • 1 navy Jersey
  • 1 white Jersey
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of socks

All other game day apparel items are optional

IMPORTANT! - Each player needs to be ordered individually by his or her team.

Please don’t combine siblings as this may result in personalization (i.e names or numbers) being applied to the wrong size. These items would need to be re-purchased pending product availability.

There are no phone orders accepted at any time.

ALL ORDERS PLACED ONLINE FOR PRODUCT THAT HAS A LOGO, NAME OR NUMBER ARE FINAL SALE. THERE ARE NO RETURNS, REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

Deadline JULY 4

Link for Boys : https://kixnstix.com/team/chatham_united_sc_boys_2017

Link for Girls: https://kixnstix.com/team/chatham_united_sc_girls_2017

SPIRIT WEAR-

  • Spirit wear is sold by Go Ballistic Sports and placed online
  • Items include great and fun apparel and accessory items that show your Chatham United support.
  • Parents and players: show your team spirit and stock up for the next school year!
  • Chatham United spirit wear is a a great gift idea for coaches and parent managers.
  • Please indicate team name where you want your items delivered. They will be distributed by your parent manager late August.

Link to Online Store: http://www.goballisticsports.com/store/c47/Chatham_United_Soccer.html

Questions? Martha I Trevino marthatrevino@hotmail.com

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Travel vs 8U TDP vs Recreation: What's the difference?
posted 03/07/2017


Chatham United runs three programs - Travel, 8U TDP and Recreation - and we recognize that the differences between them can sometimes be confusing. In this item we outline the major features of each program so that you can determine which is most appropriate for your player. 

Travel

  • Fall (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Apr-Jun) seasons.
  • 10 travel league games per season (typically in the Morris County Youth Soccer Association). Additional tournament and cup games (esp. in Fall) are also common.
  • Typically two ~90-minute practices per week in Fall and one ~90-minute practice per week in Spring. 
  • All practices coached by professional trainers.
  • Games coached by professional trainers and parent managers. (Any parent manager who coaches is required to have an NJ Youth Soccer "F" coaching license.)
  • Age groups are 9U-15U and are formed by "birth year". Players are eligible for 9U if they turn 8 during the calendar year that contains the start of the season (e.g. for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season the 9U age group is targeted at players born in 2009). Players remain eligible for Travel through 8th grade. 
  • Teams are formed for the entire year. Team formation is tryout-based. 
  • Registration is open early March to early April.
  • Tryouts are late April to early May. 
  • More details are under the Travel tab on our website. 

8U TDP (Technical Development Program)

  • Fall (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Apr-Jun) seasons.
  • Academy-style program in which different teams are formed from week to week (so that players get to play with a variety of different teammates). The goal of the TDP is to focus on soccer fundamentals in preparation for the start of Travel soccer at 9U.
  • 1 game per week in each season. Most games are in-town and against other players in the program. 1 or 2 games per season may be scheduled against similar programs in neighboring towns. 
  • Typically two ~90-minute practices per week in Fall and one ~90-minute practice per week in Spring.
  • All practices and games coached by professional trainers.
  • Players are eligible for the 8U TDP if they turn 7 during the calendar year that contains the start of the season (e.g. for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season the 8U TDP is open to players born in 2010).  
  • There are no tryouts for the 8U TDP. 
  • Registration is open early March to mid June. 
  • More details are under the 8U TDP tab on our website. 

Recreation Soccer

  • Fall (Sep-Nov) season only.
  • All players in grades K-8 are eligible. Teams are formed by grade.
  • One 60-minute Saturday game session per week against another team in the program. For the younger grades the start of each Saturday session involves skill drills. 
  • One 45-minute mid-week practice session per week for grades 1-8.
  • Mid-week practice sessions are coached by professional trainers. Saturday game sessions are coached by parents with assistance from professional trainers.  
  • There are no tryouts for Recreation soccer. 
  • Registration is open mid June to mid August. 
  • More details are under the Recreation tab on our website. 

 

Travel soccer and the 8U TDP require a greater time commitment than Recreation soccer. The "standard" progression for our most committed players would be Grade K Rec soccer followed by the 8U TDP and then 9U-15U Travel if they are old for their grade (i.e. born on or before December 31) or Grade K-1 Rec soccer followed by the 8U TDP and then 9U-14U Travel if they are young for their grade (i.e. born on or after January 1).  Players that do not wish to commit at quite the same level can replace any of the 8U TDP or Travel years with a year of Recreation soccer. 
 

Please note that Chatham United does not offer any formal winter or summer programs. However, we maintain a list of local winter/summer programs run by our training partners and so Chatham United players have many options if they wish to keep playing during those seasons. 

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Summer training opportunities
posted 03/06/2017


Chatham United does not offer any summer programs within the club. However, please click here to access a list of summer offerings (both tryout-based and non-tryout-based) from our training partners.

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