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WELCOME TO THE OCEANPORT SOCCER ASSOCIATION

HOME OF THE OCEANPORT RISING TIDE!!!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 REGULAR SEASON, SUMMER SOCCER CAMP AND KIDDIE-CLINIC IS OPEN!

2017 FALL REC SOCCER LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

REGISTRATION THE 2017 FALL REC SOCCER LEAGUE IS NOW OPEN!

 

The Oceanport Soccer Association Recreation Soccer program is the Borough of Oceanport's official recreation soccer program. The Oceanport Soccer Association is a volunteer organization that works with the Oceanport Recreation Committee and the Borough of Oceanport to provide recreational soccer opportunities to children in grades Preschool through 8 who are either residents of Oceanport and Sea Bright or are enrolled in the Oceanport school system. The Oceanport Soccer Association is also affiliated with the Northern Monmouth Soccer Association (NMSA). 

Children who are entering Kindergarten or those who are 4 years old by September 1st, 2017 are invited to participate in the Oceanport Soccer Association's Kiddie-Clinic. This informal, co-ed, skills based clinic, is held each Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Blackberry Bay Park from September 23rd through October 14th.   Each child receives a t-shirt and soccer ball. The focus is to have players learn basic ball handling skills while playing fun, soccer-related games. The cost is $40 and open to residents of Oceanport and Sea Bright. 

Children in first and second grade are invited to participate in our "Division 1" soccer league. These single sex teams play against each other for nine weeks. Each team practices for at least one hour a week on a weekday. All games are played on Saturday mornings and most games take place at Blackberry Bay Park. Monmouth Beach usually has two teams entered in both the boy's and girl's division, so some games are played in Monmouth Beach. At this level, the emphasis is on having fun while learning the basic skills of the game. Playing time is distributed as evenly as possible and, as with all levels of recreation soccer in our program, every player is guaranteed to play at least half the game.

Grades 3 through 8 compete against teams from other towns as part of the Northern Monmouth Soccer Association (NMSA). Teams are separated into three divisions and they are grouped by gender and grade level. Division 2, comprised of players in the 3rd and 4th grade, plays on a small sided field and each team fields 8 players at a time. Division 3, comprised of players in the 5th and 6th grades, plays on a larger field and each team fields 11 players at a time. Division 4, comprised of players in the 7th and 8th grades, plays on a full sized field and each team fields 11 players at a time. There is typically one practice during the week, and games are played on Saturdays. In the middle of the season, we set aside one Saturday for an "Oceanport Day". On this day, all of the Oceanport teams compete against each other for "bragging rights" and the day culminates in a pizza party and a Coaches v. 8th Graders soccer match. 

The Oceanport Soccer Association's program is recreational in nature. We make every effort to balance the teams at all grade levels so that all of our teams are evenly matched. The most important aspect of our program is that our children enjoy themselves while learning about the game of soccer. Good sportsmanship, on the part of the players, parents and coaches, is of paramount importance. If you are seeking a more competitive experience for your child, we can direct you to travel soccer clubs and leagues in the area.

NOTE: THE OCEANPORT SOCCER ASSOCIATION IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE "OCEANPORT LONG BRANCH SOCCER ACADEMY" OR THE "OCEANPORT SOCCER ACADEMY", BOTH OF WHICH ARE FICTITIOUS NAMES UTILIZED BY A FOR-PROFIT ENTITY KNOWN AS "PREMIER SOCCER TRAINING, INC." OF WEST LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY.

 

 ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL: OCEANPORTSOCCERASSOCIATION@GMAIL.COM

2017 OCEANPORT SOCCER KIDDIE-CLINIC INFORMATION...!

 

Children who are entering Pre-School or Kindergarten and who are 4 years old by September 1st, 2017 are invited to participate in the Oceanport Soccer Association's Kiddie-Clinic. This informal, co-ed, skills based clinic, is held each Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Blackberry Bay Park from September 23rd through October 14th.  

Each child receives a t-shirt and soccer ball. The focus is to have players learn basic ball handling skills while playing fun, soccer-related games. The cost is $40 and open to residents of Oceanport and Sea Bright. 

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS THIS YEAR...YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AS THERE WILL BE NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR!

PLEASE NOTE THAT SHIN GUARDS ARE MANDATORY (BUT NOT CLEATS...)!

TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE REGISTRATION PLEASE  CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

2017 SUMMER SOCCER CAMP AT BLACKBERRY BAY

OSA will once again be hosting a Soccer Camp at Blackberry Bay beginning on August 28th and ending on September 1st.

Camp will be held nightly from 5:00 pm to 8 pm (only 90 minutes for the little players though).

Please register as soon as possible as the camp fills up quickly and we have a limited number of slots open.

To complete an online registration please click here.

Please contact the Oceanport Soccer Association with any questions

 

COME JOIN OUR 2017 ADULT RECREATIONAL CO-ED SOCCER LEAGUE!!!

 

This program is open to all Adults (age 30 or older) residing in Oceanport or Sea Bright…or any parents (age 30 or older) of children participating in the 2016 Oceanport Soccer Association season programs…or any teachers (age 30 or older) in the Oceanport School District...

 

Season starts May 15th and continues through November 1st.

 

Games will be played at Blackberry Bay Fields on Sundays beginning at 4 pm (Start times may change during the season)

 

Total game times are 1 hour.  You are not guaranteed play-time if you arrive after games have started.

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE PRIOR TO PLAYING IN ANY GAMES AND MUST AGREE TO ALL RULES AND CODES OF CONDUCT.

 

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT... OceanportSoccerAssociation@gmail.com

 

EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY

 

NEW RULE:  NO HEADING IN GAMES OR PRACTICES FOR ANY AGE GROUP UNDER GRADE 7 IN OCEANPORT SOCCER!!!

Shin guards are required of all soccer participants including Kiddie-Clinic and Adult Co-Ed Soccer players.

Although recommended for Kiddie-Clinic participants...soccer cleats are not required until first grade. We supply each Kiddie-Clinic participant with a soccer ball and a t-shirt.

 
Players in Division 1 (1st and 2nd grades), Division 2 (3rd and 4th grades), Division 3 (5th and 6th grades) and Division 4 (7th and 8th grades) are required to wear soccer cleats and shin guards. The Oceanport Soccer Association provides each player in all four divisions with a full uniform (numbered shirt, shorts, socks).

Children will be getting plenty of exercise during practices and games - make sure that your child always brings a water bottle. Also, as the season progresses and the days become cooler, your child should come dressed in layers, which can be shed and put back on as required. Make sure all personal items are clearly marked. When dressing in layers for games, moreover, it is important to remember the additional garment must be worn underneath the uniform while on the field of play. Additionally, the extra garment must be either white or of a color that does not confuse the team alliance (i.e., too closely resembles the opponent's team color).

Jewelry is not allowed on the field of play. The only exceptions are the wearing of jewelry for religious or health reasons. In these two exceptions, the jewelry must be securely taped to tthe body in such a manner that the religious icon or health identification is clearly visible while all other appendages are completely secured to the body and not allowed to freely swing or expose edges that are capable of injuring any player. Earrings are not allowed on the field of play even if covered with a protective bandage unless they meet the pre-defined exception. For players with newly pierced ears, earrings must be removed for the time the player is on the field of play (the piercing will not close in the time it takes to play a game).

Shin guards must be worn under the player's socks.

There is NO SMOKING anywhere in the Blackberry Bay field area.

Gum chewing is not allowed on the field of play.

Hats are not allowed on the field of play.

Any hard items on the player's body (example, cast or brace) must be completely covered by a soft wrap and approved by the referee prior to play.

As of July 11, 2006, the laws of the State of New Jersey require that participants in youth sports who wear eyeglasses must now wear PROTECTIVE SPORTS GLASSES while playing sports. Your child will NOT be permitted to participate in any game or practice while wearing non-protective sports glasses.

While not intended to be an exhaustive list, you can find most of your soccer equipment at any of the following stores:

Skips Sports, 147 Brighton Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 732-870-6049
The Soccer Post, AKA Soccer Stadium, 252 Route 35 South, Eatontown (just south of Monmouth Mall) (732) 935-0990
Athlete's Alley, 483 Broad St (Route 35), Shrewsbury (732) 842-1127