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Mercer United FC Robbinsville Recreational Program Fall 2024

We are pleased to be running recreational soccer here in Robbinsville at Community Park in partnership with the department of recreation. This year's program will look a little different than what players have experienced in previous seasons. In partnership with the Philadelphia Union and MLS GO, players will have two training sessions a week: Tuesdays (MLS GO) and Thursdays will be team training run by trainers from the Philadelphia Union.  Saturdays will be run as game days like they have in the previous seasons and broken into age groups and gender.

Its All About Time With the Ball

Our program is designed to maximize players time with the ball. The best learning at a young age comes from supervised play and group drills.

Program Description

Mercer United FC’s Fall Recreation Program is offered to all players starting at age 4 as of October 1, 2023. Our Fall Program typically begins after Labor Day and extends through mid-November. Final schedules are determined prior to season start. Registration cutoff will be August 16th, 2024.

The following are highlights of what our Recreation Program offers:
 

  • MLS GO on Tuesdays (8 weeks). Group Training on Thursdays (8 weeks). Games (8 to 10 weeks) on Saturdays.  Each group is based on gender and age bracket.
  • Thursday Trainings will be done in small groups run by trainers from the Philadelphia Union.
  • Uniform jersey.

DIVISIONS - Broken out per age brackets and by gender and include:

Pre-K and K Division (Boys and Girls)
All games are played at Robbinsville Community Park.

  • All games are on Saturdays.
  • Games are generally played from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

1st and 2nd Grade Division (Boys and Girls)

  • All games are played at Robbinsville Community Park.
  • All games are on Saturdays.
  • Games are generally played from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

3rd and 4th Grade Division (Boys and Girls)

  • This Division plays in cross-town leagues which allows older children to continue playing soccer while competing against neighboring towns.
  • Travel is limited to the surrounding communities such as Allentown, East Windsor, West Windsor, Bordentown, etc. 
  • Games are typically on Saturdays but may also be on Sundays or weeknights.

5th and 6th Grade Division (Boys and Girls)

  • Same comments as the 3rd-4th Grade Division.


7th and 8th Grade Division (Boys and Girls)

  • Same comments as the 3rd-4th Grade Division

COST

  • MLS GO $150
  • Thursdays and Saturdays Add-on an additional $125

The grade is based on the Fall 2023 school year. You cannot register for the Add-on if you have not signed up for MLS GO. We strongly encourage all players to sign up for both. The Add-on will be invoiced directly by Mercer United FC and is done so by completing the registration link on this page. If your child’s age does not align with the grade, please let us know in the online comments and we will move them to the proper division.

 Mercer United FC’s Fall Recreation Program is offered to all players starting at age 4 as of October 1, 2023. Our Fall Program typically begins after Labor Day and extends through mid-November.
Final schedules are determined prior to season start. We will make every attempt to make up games and training sessions canceled by inclement weather.

Mercer United FC’s Recreation Soccer Mission Statement:

  1. Teach basic skills and fundamentals that are age and skill appropriate for youth players.
  2. Be inclusive and create an environment focused on having fun and learning.
  3. Ensure that every decision made honors objections 1 and 2.

MLS GO Tuesday Session Registration Link

Clicking this link will begin your registration process. Remember to click the button in this registration to be registered for the Thursday/Saturday add-on. Please also offer to volunteer when you register. Thanks

Regular Robbinsville Recreational Soccer Add-on Registration Link for Thursday Trainings and Saturday Games

This is the necessary registration link for the add-on program that provides a second training session on Thursdays and Saturday games.

Important Reminder

To be eligible for the Add-on registration you must register for the MLS GO registration as well.

MLS GO Program Description

MLS GO Fall 2024

The Philadelphia Union are excited to bring the first MLS branded recreational soccer league to Mercer United FC. MLS GO, is a recreational program that provides girls and boys, with a fun, affordable, local neighborhood soccer experience. Over the course of a season, players will feel like a pro as they learn the game, have fun, and have MLS club branded uniforms while playing alongside their friends in the local community. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

  • MLS branded recreational league played at your club.
  • League is operated by the Philadelphia Union.
  • Players wear MLS GO branded uniforms on gameday.
  • 8 week program.
  • 1 hour long practice/game sessions held on Tuesday evenings.
  • Sessions run by Philadelphia Union coaches.
  • Open to all skill levels.
  • Everyone plays.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Opening week - Tuesday September 3rd, 2024.
  • Last week - Tuesday October 22nd, 2024.

TIMES:

  • Start times may vary depending on the number of registered players. The youngest age groups will be 5-6pm, then 6-7pm, and finally 7-8pm.

AGE GROUPS:

  • 4-13 boys and girls.

VENUE:

  • Community Park , 15 West Manor Way, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

  • August 16th, 2024.

MLS GO BENEFITS:

  • MLS branded jersey, shorts, and socks.
  • Free Union II ticket for a game of your choice.
  • Discounted Philadelphia Union program for each player.
  • Coaching education.
  • Seasonal curriculum for coaches.
  • Multiple family discount.
  • Become part of the Philadelphia Union family.
  • Tailored program to fit specific needs.
  • An environment where everyone plays.

QUESTIONS OR QUERIES:

Patrick Kelleher
MLS GO Director, Philadelphia Union
pkelleher@philadelphiaunion.com