Welcome to

Suburban Youth Soccer League NJ


Welcome to the Suburban Youth Soccer League (SYSL)!

SYSL is a recreational league kicking off for the 2017-2018 season and is comprised of member clubs from the suburban New Jersey footprint of Union, Middlesex, Essex, and Somerset counties. The league offers high quality, flighted competition ranging from the purely recreational athlete through to more competitive players that cannot make a full-time commitment to a rigorous travel soccer program. SYSL provides a supportive structure to foster development and recreation without abandoning the thrill of competition and thus provides a home for players at every skill level. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, you can contact abondarowicz@gmail.com for assistance.



NOTE: All players should contact their town clubs for registration information and timelines for Spring 2019 Participation in SYSL.

SYSL Spring 2019 Important Information

SPRING 2019 General Information

  • SEASON START - All divisions - March 23/24
  • Each team will have an 8-game regular season.
  • U13-HS will play playoffs (depending on how many teams in their division)
  • U10/U11 will not have playoffs but will participate in SYSL Tournament with a guaranteed 3 games
  • U13-HS Division SYSL Cup Finals - June 15/16
  • U9 & U11 SYSL Cup Tournament - June 2 (Rain Date June 9)
  • DISCLAIMER: THIS SCHEDULE IS A GUIDELINE. Schedule is subject to change based on weather, field permits, field play-ability, and League/Town events

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Age / Division Chart

Age Group

Birth Year

Grade Level


2010 – 2011

2nd & 3rd


2008 – 2009

3rd, 4th & 5th


2006 – 2007

5th, 6th & 7th


2004 – 2005

7th, 8th & 9th


2000 – 2004

8th – 12th

Spring 2019 CALENDAR
Week 1 - March 23/24 Season Starts for all divisions
Week 2 - March 30/31
Week 3 - April 6/7
Week 4 - April 13/14
April 20/21 - OFF Spring Break
Week 5 - April 27/28
Week 6 - May 4/5
Week 7 - May 11/12 (Mother's Day Weekend)
Week 8 - May 18/19
Week 9 - May 25/26 (Memorial Day Weekend) - MAKE UP Games ONLY)
Week 10 - June 1/2
          - Sun June 2 (Rain Date June 9) - U9/U11 SYSL CUP Tournament (Cranford)
          - 1st Round Playoffs or Regular Season Game based on # of teams in division
Week 11 - June 8/9 - Second Round Playoffs
Week 12 - June 15/16 (Father's Day Weekend) - U13 - HS SYSL CUP Finals


All referees needing to submit a game report for:

  • Goal Differentials
  • Red Cards
  • Yellow Cards
  • Injuries

Please go to the "Links" tab and fill out the appropriate report and submit it.



Age Groups Structure

SYSLNJ will have the following age group alignment for the 2018-2019 season:

U9: Born 2010 or younger (Size 4 ball, 8v8 small-sided)

U11: Born 2008 or younger (Size 4 ball, 8v8 small-sided)

U13: Born 2006 or younger (Size 5 ball, full-sided)

U15: Born 2004 or younger (Size 5 ball, full-sided)

High School: Born 2000 or younger and still attending high school (Size 5 ball)


In the interest of competitiveness and balance, the league's Club Council reserves to grant special exceptions to roster compliance matters. These are by unanimous consent of the clubs in a division and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


First Day of Spring 2019 Season
Saturday, March 23, 2019