My name is Wilfredo Betance Jr, and I founded this meet-up group in the summer of 2015. It first started as a group of 6 friends wanting to play soccer, and brush up on our skills. As time went on, this group began to expand to the point where we had full field 11 v 11 games pick-up games; at one point we even had referees!
-- Current status--- (Written on 3/25/2017)
Over 95% of our attendees have expressed interest in creating an indoor team and an outdoor team to compete on a league. We're currently playing at an indoor league at Sofive (Carlstadt NJ). As for the outdoor team, we're on the state of building it by hosting tryout practices and then doing our pick-up games.
Logistics of our meet-ups
Time: 10:00am Location: 171 Glenbrook Pkwy Englewood NJ 07631 Skill Level: Beginner-Advance (Shin-Guards and Cleats are recommended) Gameplay: Full Grass Soccer Field (11 v 11)
Parking: Very Convenient
10:00am- Try-outs/Practices (Attendance is taken for those interested in joining our team)
11:00am- Pick-up games
If you would like to be part of our outdoor team, it's mandatory for you to be there at 10:00am. If you just want to play some futbol, feel free to come at 11:00am.
From time-to-time, we'll have friendly games against other 11-squad teams
Requirements for our team
1. Get to practice at 10:00am
2. Willingness to improve your individual skills and team-playing skills
3. Good sportsmanship- Be able to give and take constructive criticism.
What's the age range for this meet-up?
16 years- 45 years old. The majority of our players are in their mid-upper 20s
Who's welcomed to attend the meet-up?
1. Anyone that wants to join an outdoor team (Must meet the requirements listed above)
All Skill Levels are accepted
2. Anyone that wants to play pick-up
3. Anyone that wants to exercises
During our practices, we do conditioning, and aerobic exercises.
4. Females are allowed to attend if they would like to exercise and participate in our pick-up games.
Females aren't allowed to join our outdoor team because we'll be joining a men's outdoor league
"We are one team. We are Bergen County FC!"
Below is a link to our Facebook group, Feel free to join it!