- Thank you to our co-founders Howard Gessner, Jeff Wurmbrand and Anne Hameed for all of their time!
- Good luck to everyone this season!!
Good luck to all teams. Have a great season!!
The 3M Soccer League
(derived from the three NJ counties -Mercer, Monmouth & Middlesex- whose communities have participating clubs)
Around 2002 - 2003, the East Brunswick Soccer Club, like many others, was recognizing that there was an attrition of recreational soccer players in the older ranks. In order to rebuild the interest and avoid further reduction in the ranks, they decided to reach out to other clubs with a solution. Each of the participating clubs had enough players to complete one or more team rosters; but, none of the clubs had enough players to maintain an entire division on their own.
The first two seasons began with East Brunswick and East Windsor each having 2 boys’ teams that were U13-U18 combined. What started out as just those 4 teams with a 6 year range of age has grown tremendously to the point where last season we had 35 teams, across 7 towns, in both a boys’ and girls’ league. Additionally, because of the expansion in numbers, we have been able to divide the boys’ teams and the girls’ teams into two divisions (primarily based on age with allowance for ability to be considered as well).
Every year this program has grown even bigger. While this is a rec league, the fact that teams are playing opponents from other clubs gives them the feeling of a travel team. Each club maintains its own registration and expense structure, such as uniforms and referees (there are no fees generated by participation in this league); and, as we have grown we have formalized our rules and regulations into a written document.
There is no question that the feedback from the players and parents has universally been positive as many parents have said that if it were not for this league their child would not be playing any longer.
3M is need of volunteers for several responsibilities. The 3M leadership is in a transition phase and will need volunteers to step up if the league is to continue running. The league continues to provide 600+ players an opportunity to continue playing soccer through their Senior Year of High School where the individual towns are unable to do so on their own. If you are able to volunteer your time, to help run the program, please contact your town representative (click here to see your representative). Thank you!