Questions related to the Recreation Soccer programs should be directed to
Chatham United Recreation Soccer Program
The Chatham United Recreation Soccer program has been successful in its current format and CU intends on continuing the success with oversight similar to the previous year’s program.
The Chatham United Recreation Soccer program will be managed by Chatham United and United Soccer Academy (USA). USA Soccer has a long history of working with the town and Chatham United.
The Recreation program is open to residents of Chatham Township, Chatham Borough and the Chatham end of Green Village entering Kindergarten through 8th grade in fall 2020.
Registration will begin on the Chatham United website approximately late May and run through mid-August. Participants will be provided with a team jersey.
The Chatham United Recreation Soccer program will begin on Saturday September 12, 2020 and conclude on Saturday November 7, 2020. A training session for parent coaches will be held on Saturday September 12th. Dates are subject to change.
Please consider volunteering as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach. We can always use more parent coaches since this allows us to field smaller teams and provide more instruction. There is no weekday commitment and no prior soccer experience is necessary. Click here for more information.
We intend to run the program in a similar manner as in the prior several years (exact dates subject to change):
Kindergarten players receive 1 Saturday session (60-min) per week from September 12th through November 7th (9-weeks).This would consist of parent volunteers working with the USA trainers to present the targeted technical curriculum, along with small sided games (4 vs 4 maximum).
Grade 1 - 6
1st through 6th grade players receive 2 sessions per week
Mid-week sessions (45-min) from week of September 14th through October 30th. USA trainers would follow a targeted technical curriculum.
Saturday sessions from September 12th through November 7th (9-weeks). This would consist of parent volunteers working with the USA trainers to reinforce the targeted technical curriculum covered during the weekday session, along with varied sided games, dependent upon the age group.
7th and 8th grade Recreation Soccer will be run as weekly games only. Our past experience shows at this age the players are more interested in playing a fun "pick-up style" game each week.
Saturday sessions from September 12th through November 7th (9-weeks). This would consist of parent volunteers working with the USA trainers to run the games.