New Jersey Youth Soccer announced today that it has accepted Ocean County Recreation Soccer and Rockaway Valley Soccer League as official Member Recreation Leagues. This development provides new opportunities for the State Association and Member Recreation Leagues to enhance grassroots programming.
Ocean County Recreation Soccer (OCRS) is a collection of clubs and townships throughout Ocean County. There is a range of 10-15 clubs that are involved, and league play has eclipsed 100 teams at times. The purpose of the OCRS is to create a place for players who are not ready for travel soccer, or for parents who cannot commit to a travel schedule. The league strives to keep soccer enjoyable for youth players who range in age from six to 16 years old.
“Ocean County Recreation Soccer is extremely excited to have the support of NJYS,” said John Poll, OCRS Director. “Our hope is this relationship will help us improve our ability to keep recreation players in Ocean County playing and loving the game of soccer.”
Rockaway Valley Soccer League (RVSL) is a recreational soccer league for six to 18 year old players without flighting or standings. Servicing teams in both Morris and Warren County, the league has a range of 10 to 15 townships represented during its spring and fall seasons. The RVSL also encourages youth coaching and promotes youth referee training.
“Rockaway Valley Soccer League is proud of its rich 40-year history supporting recreation soccer in our region of New Jersey,” said Christine Jaeger, RVSL President. “We look forward to expanding our collaboration with NJ Youth Soccer in a manner that benefits our member clubs and improves the environment in which they enjoy the game.”