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 9/8/2021)
Many of our attendees have expressed interest in trying out to our Bergen City FC team. We play both outdoor and indoor. We're currently in the rebuilding stage of bringing back our team stronger than ever. We've stopped playing due to the Covid pandemic, of course. As for the remaining of 2021, we're currently not playing at an indoor league. We're currently focusing on hosting meetups, to meet new faces and play for fun, and for those who believe that they are up for the challenge to join the team, just let me know. As for the outdoor team, we're on the state of building it by hosting tryout practices and then doing our pick-up games, and we're looking into joining the Jersey City Soccer League (Outdoor) on Mid March (Weather permitting).
Logistics of our meet-ups
Location: Verteran's Park Morning Side Lane Ridgefield Park NJ 07660 US
Skill Level: Beginner-Advance (Shin-Guards and Cleats are recommended)
Gameplay: Full Grass Soccer Field (11 v 11)
Parking: Very Convenient
*Special instructions on how to find the field: Once you arrive to the location, you'll first see a turf field. That's not the field that we'll be playing at. You'll need to walk across that turf field and continue walking until you see the grass field.*
Rules of the meetup
1. Willingness to improve your individual skills and team-playing skills
2. 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 upper 20s and early 30s
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!