Teams are comprised of boys and girls ages U8 to U14, play both a fall and spring seasons, and also attend winter training. Torpedoes teams play in either EDP or Northern Counties leagues.
Teams also participate in various tournaments throughout the year including indoor events during the winter.
Winter training is mandatory for U9-U14, and takes place at our indoor soccer turf facility in Oakland, which is open year-round for the exclusive use of our teams at no charge. Due to Covid-19, in the winter of 2021, teams will play outdoors at Pulis Field in Wyckoff.
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Structure of Teams:
Tryouts are held in the spring for the upcoming fall/winter/spring season.
U8- teams will be play 4 vs. 4 during the fall, with occasional 7 vs. 7 scrimmages, depending on the team. During the spring, teams will either play 4 vs. 4 or 7 vs. 7, at the trainer's discretion.
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.
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
Boys play on Saturdays in Fall and Sundays in Spring. Girls play on Sundays in the fall and spring (depending on team competition)
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. U8 teams are exempted from mandatory participation in tournaments. Additionally many age groups form teams that play in summer tournaments