What we're about

We are a non-for profit pick up soccer group who have come together, built on the belief that soccer/futbol brings people together and that it is the greatest sport in the world!

This group is for anyone and everyone ranging from beginner to experienced, welcoming anyone of any skill level as long as they have the interest, spirit, wanting some exercise, dedication, and most importantly passion to play the game.

So come on by, feel free to check out weekly meetup events in person and kick a ball around, we play all year round and predominantly in Springfield, Summit, Cranford, Elizabeth, Clark, and Fairfield!

Please be aware we do charge members an annual fee so the group can get permitted fields, provide pinnies, balls, goalie gloves, group insurance, and other equipment. For those looking to try out the group, first time trying out the meetup is free, but then we charge $3 per game up to 2 times afterwards then you must pay the annual fee. Otherwise, you can just pay the annual fee and not have to worry about the trial period. It is a 40 dollar fee and can be paid in cash or....

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Failure to pay the annual fee or the per day fee will result in you not being allowed to play that day and possibly kicked from the group.

*If you join, please be sure to set your privacy settings to be able to receive messages from other members of this meetup or else you will be considered a bot/fake profile, and then promptly removed from the group. This also applies to non-active members, you are expected to maintain a relatively active status in this group. I will also message you to confirm you have the this page and that you intend to be an active member*

Below are the basic rules of the meetup. By joining, you hereby agree you have read the following stipulations and will abide by them. All players must sign waivers of liability and understand by joining this group, you waive any claim of injury against this group or any of the towns whose fields we use.

For attendance: We take attendance very seriously in this meetup, if you don't show after RSVP-ing "yes", you will given a "strike" after 3 times (this also will affect you if you have a +1 and that guest does not show up but you do), you will be set as a "No" for a base of two weeks, which will increase in time. You will be unable to hold a RSVP spot but will be allowed to be a "walk on" should there be an open slot. Strikes can go away over the course of 6 months after it is received or can be "paid" away at 5 dollars per strike. You are also expected to be at the field at the designated time, a few minutes late up to 10 minutes, there is a penalty of sitting out for that time before entering the game, egregious lateness, you will be sent home. Please understand, many players show up on time, it is expected you do so as well, as being late delays and penalizes those who show up on time.

For game-play: We follow most standard FIFA rules however there is NO SLIDE TACKLING what so ever allowed or ground play from field players, you will be given a yellow automatically for doing so. Keepers are the ONLY people on the field allowed to slide with the understanding they do so with extreme care, nobody wants to get injured. Following the rules of offences, organizers/coordinators will hand out yellow and red cards as needed to curb individuals from continued unsportsmanlike conduct and for violation of the FIFA/house rules. Yellow means warning, red means you're kicked off for the remainder of the game and for one week after receiving the card. You can accumulate yellows in back to back games, and 2 yellows in a game or in back to back games = a red card, in which you are banned for a game. However, if you get one yellow, and are able to avoid getting anymore for 2 weeks,the yellow card will go away on your record. More than 1 red card in a year will lead to harsher punishments, such as being banned for an indiscriminate amount of time. We do not tolerate players who think they are above the most basic rules of the game. We in this meetup understand about playing for both competitiveness and fun but we MUST maintain a sense of order.

Offside are called by the designated last man (by the captains) and the keeper. Fouls can only be called by the person affected by it and it will automatically stop play. Hand balls no matter the situation also stop play as well. Individuals who abuse calling offsides and fouls when no situation has occurred will be warned and then promptly lose the ability to make such judgement by the coordinators.

Chaser rule: those who kick the ball are to get the ball and bring it back. Those who kick a ball and lose the ball, will be held financially responsible for a replacement ball.

More complicated scenarios do occur, however, this will be handled by coordinators as their rule is the final ruling in all matters.

For Teams: Most meetup days will consist of 24 players on the field 12 v 12 or on certain days 11 v 11 with 1 sub on each team; with 2, 45 minute halves. Each team will start with two captains picked by organizers, and the captains will decide formation, who they pick for their teams, and other matters that organizers need their opinion on. Everyone is expected to play every position and to stay at their position. Captains reserve the right to pick goal keepers (for up to 15 minutes unless agreed upon for a different arrangement), and to choose where the player goes on the field afterwards. Changing of keepers will occur only when the team who wants to switch out keepers have possession of the ball and call for a keeper change. Goalies must some sort of finger protection, there is no negotiation, safety is our primary concern!

For Logistics: You must bring proper footwear(no metal cleats!) to play, if you do not you will not play as doing so could damage the fields we permit.

When a field is "permitted", only individuals who have paid the annual fee and are part of the insurance may sign up and play. We will state in the event header when this scenario occurs

Inclement weather does occur...Coordinators are responsible to call games on or off, not the players. We will always try to notify people within a 12 hour notice or at least 3-4 hours before. You, as RSVPs are responsible to check if games have been cancelled.

Fighting will not be tolerated nor toxic behavior, Fighting is an automatically dismal from the group, For toxic behavior you will be warned and then asked to leave by coordinators should it continue. You are also expected to stay from start to finish, we also must pride ourselves to have a sportsmen-like attitude win or lose, those who do not/can not, are not welcome to play.

Any other questions, please feel free to ask myself or any other coordinator about anything that may concern you

Upcoming events (5+)

Saturday Futbol (8:55 kick off)

Meisel Avenue

Minimum number to hold a game is 14. By RSVP-ing "yes", you have indicated you have read the group description and will abide by all the statements set fourth in the group charter and what is stated in this summary. You must have signed the waiver in order to play, there is also a meetup fee of $3 per game or you can pay the annual fee of $40. Players should be at the field at 8:30, and ready for team selection at 8:50 on the field. tardiness will be punished. Should we not have 24 players at kick off and no prior valid excuse to a player's tardiness, "Walk-ons" will be permitted to fill in the spots and play the entire game. Individuals who are on the wait list are expected to check back at 7am the day of to see if they made it onto the RSVP list, as they are held liable to still attend. Should you make other plans, you are expected to change your rsvp to "No" before the RSVP close time.... To avoid last minute drop outs, the RSVP closes after 11:30pm the night before. Those who drop out after 11:30 will be penalized with a "strike" if they are on the RSVP "Yes" list. All players are expected to stay the full game time, please let coordinators know if you have to leave early but do not make it a habit.

Sunday Soccer (8:45 kick off)

Glennside field

By RSVP-ing "yes", you have indicated you have read the group description and will abide by all the statements set fourth in the group charter and what is stated in this summary. So Sundays hasnt been as popular as i would have hoped so we are moving the time to an earlier slot and starting small, ideally on the small field in the back 7 on 7, but if we have enough we go half field to full field. You must have signed the waiver to play. There is also a meetup fee to play of $3, or you can pay the annual fee of $40. Team selection begins promptly at 8:30, players should be at the field and ready to go by 8:45, tardiness will be punished. Should we not have 24 players at kick off and no prior valid excuse to a player's tardiness, "Walk-ons" will be permitted to fill in the spots and play the entire game. Individuals who are on the wait list are expected to check back at 7am the day of to see if they made it onto the RSVP list, as they are held liable to still attend. Should you make other plans, you are expected to change your rsvp to "No" before the RSVP close time.... To avoid last minute drop outs, the RSVP closes after 11:30pm the night before. Those who drop out after 11:30 will be penalized with a "strike" if they are on the RSVP "Yes" list. All players are expected to stay the full game time, please let coordinators know if you have to leave early but do not make it a habit.

Coastal soccer ($5 per person)

Coastal Sports NJ

$5.00

This is an indoor turf facility, please bring appropriate cleats, and 5 dollars to pay for the field. Attendees are locked in after 7pm, those who drop out after will be penalized with a "strike"

Saturday Futbol (8:55 kick off)

Meisel Avenue

Minimum number to hold a game is 14. By RSVP-ing "yes", you have indicated you have read the group description and will abide by all the statements set fourth in the group charter and what is stated in this summary. You must have signed the waiver in order to play, there is also a meetup fee of $3 per game or you can pay the annual fee of $40. Players should be at the field at 8:30, and ready for team selection at 8:50 on the field. tardiness will be punished. Should we not have 24 players at kick off and no prior valid excuse to a player's tardiness, "Walk-ons" will be permitted to fill in the spots and play the entire game. Individuals who are on the wait list are expected to check back at 7am the day of to see if they made it onto the RSVP list, as they are held liable to still attend. Should you make other plans, you are expected to change your rsvp to "No" before the RSVP close time.... To avoid last minute drop outs, the RSVP closes after 11:30pm the night before. Those who drop out after 11:30 will be penalized with a "strike" if they are on the RSVP "Yes" list. All players are expected to stay the full game time, please let coordinators know if you have to leave early but do not make it a habit.

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Coastal soccer ($5 per person)

Coastal Sports NJ

$5.00

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