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Torpedoes Goals

Our goal is to provide players with an environment in which they can improve their soccer skills, encourage a love of the game and most importantly to have fun.   

Tryout Procedure

Try to make both tryouts.  If your child cannot attend one of the tryout sessions, advise one of the coaches so that the trainer can take a closer look at him/her today.

·      There is no guaranteed spot on any team from year to year.  Players are placed on a team and bound to that team for the duration of the 2018-2019 soccer season.

·      Independent trainers run tryouts and make assessments.

·      Considerations include athletic ability, speed and coordination, soccer aptitude, field awareness, attitude and other considerations.

·      The Torpedoes Board makes final determinations on rosters proposed by the trainers.

·      Tryout results will be e-mailed to players after tryouts.  We ask parents/players to accept/decline the position within 72 hours.

 

 Facilities

We are proud of our excellent facilities, which include:

·      Pulis Turf Fields – Fantastic lighted turf facility

·      Torpedoes Soccer Center (Oakland) – Opened in Spring of 2012, we are proud to be the only club in the area with our own indoor facility.  It is open year-round for use by our teams at no additional charge. 

·      Soccer Court (Wyckoff) – Opened in Fall of 2011, the Soccer Court is a fenced in turf field and is used by our teams virtually all year long.

·      Outdoor Fields – Currently Torpedoes teams have access to eight natural grass fields and Ramapo High School Turf Field during the spring.

 Practices

Players are expected to attend two practices per week during the fall season (mid-August to November) and spring season (mid-March to mid-June). Two practices per week will also be held during the winter (we understand conflicts with other sports a possibility).Coaches will try to avoid conflicts as much as possible 

Games

Boys play on Saturdays in Fall and Sundays in Spring.  Girls play on Sundays in the fall and spring (depending on team competition)

Tournaments

Teams attend two to three tournaments per year.  Typical tournament weekends are Labor Day Weekend (or the weekend before), Columbus Day Weekend, and Memorial Day Weekend.  U7 and U8 teams are exempted from mandatory participation in tournaments. Additionally many age groups form teams that play in summer tournaments.

Structure of Teams

·      U9 & U10 - Up to three teams of 12 players (maximum 14).  We expect to carry an “A Team” (Red), a “B Team” (White) and a “C” Team (Black). These teams play 7v7 on a small sided field.

·      U11 & U12 - Up to three teams of 12 players (maximum 14).  We expect to carry an “A Team” (Red), a “B Team” (White) and a “C” Team (Black). These teams play 9v9 on a small sided field.

·      Full-sided (U13 – U14) - Generally a maximum of two teams are formed with 16 to 18 players rostered on each team.  We carry an “A Team” (Red team) and a “B Team” (White team).  These teams play 11v11 on a full-sized field.


Our EDP teams are for advanced players who wish to put in a larger commitment to soccer. EDP teams will practice 3 times per week, play in the Eastern Development Program League, and play in higher level tournaments.

 

Club Registration and Dual-Carding

The Torpedoes must be a player's primary soccer club commitment.  Any player considering also playing for another club must consult the Torpedoes policy on dual carding.

Estimated Fees

Club Registration Fee
(league fees, field maintenance, TSC Indoor, insurance)

U9 to U14  ....................................................... $575

Uniform Kit 
(required if new to club) ........................................................ $155

Estimated Team Fees
(Team fees include trainer fees are in addition to club registration fee and will vary from team to team)

Small Sided (U9-U12)......................................... ~$500 to $1000 per year in addition to Club Registration Fee

 Full Sided (U13-U15)........................................... ~$600 to $1200 per year in addition to Club Registration Fee

**EDP teams may incur higher team fees due to increased number of practices per week and additional tournaments.


Once a position is accepted and paid, any player who decides not to play for any reason prior to the beginning of the season, will forfeit the $150 deposit.  Once the season starts there will be no refunds.

Conflicting Sports Policy

Players are expected to attend every scheduled Torpedoes practice and game.  If a player misses a practice or game due to a conflict with another sport during the fall season, the coach may reduce the player’s game time.  Excessive absence may result in a player’s expulsion from the Torpedoes.  The Torpedoes do not have a rule barring a player from playing soccer and another sport in the fall, but the club strongly suggests that the parents give a great deal of thought to whether playing multiple sports in the fall is a good idea for their child, particularly in the light of the commitment necessary to be a Torpedoes player.

Coaches/Trainers

·    EDP teams are professionally trained and coached for practices and games. Three practices per week. *U9 teams have option of professional trainer coaching games.

·     All Torpedoes trainers are overseen by Director of Coaching Andy Meaney, and are required to continue their growth as trainers through coaching courses and workshops.  

*Dependent on trainer availability.  All parent coaches are required to have a minimum Coaching Level II Certification.

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