Mid-Season Letter & Important Information for Soccer 2015/16
Dear Summit Soccer Club Parents and Players,
The Summit Soccer Club is off and running in 2015 – a few teams have already played three outdoor games! I’m writing today with a quick club update and a few announcements.
2015 Fall Season - The fall season went exceptionally well aided by good weather such that we completed nearly all of our 750+ practices and 350+ games on schedule. SSC also had a record number of teams entered into fall tournaments and the State Cup.
Player Evaluations – For the first time, every player was offered a mid–season evaluation. If you haven’t already and are interested, please reach out to your coach or trainer to receive your evaluation.
Matchfit – Our two Matchfit (“MFSRE”) teams, U12 Boys and U12 Girls, completed very competitive Fall and Winter seasons and are now heading straight into a busy Spring lineup.
U7 / U8 Academy – Both U7 and U8 academies had great fall seasons highlighted by the ever popular “World Cup” tournament. We’ve also added to the program by giving our advanced U8’s a chance to play “real games”. Matchfit is running our “U8 Elite” program which will practice and play in 2-3 high level tournaments this spring.
Travel Program Fees 2015/16 – The SSC board voted to raise the annual fees for our Travel Program from $725 to $825. This decision is due to a number of factors.
SSC has kept its fees at $725 or below for four years. Unfortunately, our costs have been rising (league fees, referee fees, trainers, equipment, etc.) during that time and we are now running at a deficit. Even as a Not-for-Profit we need to secure our financial profile to ensure that we can offer a standard our soccer community has come to expect.
We surveyed the fees charged at comparable travel soccer programs in our area - Westfield, Chatham, Parsippany, Madison, Somerset and Maplewood/South Orange – and the average fees for those towns is just over $930.
Over 60% of our fee income is allocated to our trainers. One of the Club’s primary goals is to provide first rate training and we need the proper funding to be able to meet this objective.
Payment plans are available for those that need one. Please contact our registrar Jenny Hodges for more details -
Yearbooks – We will be handing out yearbooks again this year at registration. Please send fun team and player pictures to your coach for inclusion.
SSC Spirit Wear – Look out for emails and on our website for information about our “spirit wear” - a catalog of Under Armor t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, training bags, etc with the SSC emblem. Part of the purchase price goes to help fund our Financial Aid / Scholarship Fund.
Women’s World Cup Warm Ups / Red Bulls / Sky Blues / Chelsea / Manchester United / PSG – Continuing from our popular programs last summer, SSC will be offering discount tickets to a host of great games played locally in the coming months. Stay Tuned.
Pre-Season Summer Camp – In addition to the popular On the Ball Camp, Summit High School’s Varsity girl’s coach Gary Healey is set to run a pre-season camp in late August for SSC players looking to get a jump start on the fall. See our website for details.
YMCA Partnership –SSC and YMCA are hard at work developing a partnership structure that will bring our professional trainers and structured program to the YMCA’s youth soccer program. Details to follow.
Volunteers – SSC is operated by community volunteers and we are always in need of people to help fill roles. If you can spare some time, please reach out to Laura Madden at
. For some ideas please peruse the Volunteer Opportunities tab in the Home section of the SSC website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me any of our Board with questions or for more information. We greatly appreciate constructive feedback of any sort. Have a great spring.
Sincerely on behalf of the Summit Soccer Club Board of Directors,
Summit Soccer Club was able to block of Section 229 (300 tickets) at Red Bulls Stadium to watch the US Women's National Team play against Korea. This is the final home game for the US Women's team before leaving for the World Cup in Canada. Let's pack the stands to give them a great send off!
We are only able to hold the section for 1 week. Tickets need to be purchased by April 2nd!
Date: Saturday, May 30th
Location Red Bulls Stadium, Harrison, NJ
*Tickets are face value at $65 the $5 is for processing and administrative fees. Anything leftover will go to the Summit Soccer Club Scholarship Fun.
Don't miss out on On the Ball Soccer Camp! To learn more about our camp please visit our website at www.ontheballsoccercamp.com
Ready to Register? http://ontheballsoccercamp.com/programsandclasses.html
Please join us at Memorial Field in Summit, NJ this summer for On the Ball Soccer Camp (OBSC). On the Ball has been supported by the Summit Soccer Club and Summit Community Programs for over 17 years. Questions? Please email Laura Madden at MaddenL3@yahoo.com
Please be aware that the road leading onto Glenside Field (when you pull into the driveway to the right of the handicap parking) is the emergency access road for an ambulance. Under no circumstances should anyone be parking in this area.
Visitors should follow all signage to avoid parking tickets, avoid parking on emergency driveway to field, and carpool whenever possible to reduce congestion due to limited number of parking spaces.