Thursday, April 17, 2014

Special Announcements

All Doc Cramer Fields are Closed - Wednesday 4/16 -

All Soccer Fields are Closed - Wednesday 4/16
Due to poor field conditions

Thank you
Stafford Soccer Club
Travel Team Opportunities for Spring 2014 Season - Now Available - Players Wanted -
Players Needed for Spring 2014

Team "Lightning" U12 Girls (08/01/01 - 07/31/02) - is now looking to add new players for the Spring 2014 season. Team "Lightning" plays in MOSA. Please contact Coach George Kastanis at for additional details.

Team "Stallions" U13 Boys (08/01/00 - 07/31/01) - is looking to add new players for the Spring 2014 season. Team "Stallions" plays in MOSA. Please contact Coach Bob Lockwood at for additional details. 

Team "Storm" U13 Girls (08/01/00 - 07/31/01) - is looking to add new players for the Spring 2014 season. Team "Storm" plays in MOSA. Please contact Coach Jason Downs at for additional details.

Team "Arsenal" U11 Boys (08/01/02 - 07/31/03) - is looking to add new players for the Spring 2014 season. Team "Arsenal" plays in MOSA. Please contact Coach Talley Grady at for additional details.

Team "Blizzards" U9 Girls (08/01/04 - 07/31/05) - is looking to add new players for the Spring 2014 season. Team "Blizzards" plays in Ocean Rec. Please contact Coach Chris Lehr at for additional details.

**Please note younger players may be able to play up in age, please contact coaches for eligibility.**

To Register for Travel Soccer Please Contact Your Team Coach for Details.



Stafford Soccer Club


Code of Conduct


Below is a link to take you to the the Stafford Township Youth Sports Code of Conduct Form.  This form is required to be read, understood and signed by ALL parents, coaches and players.  It is imperative that everyone who signs this form completely understands what it is saying and the consequences that may result from YOUR actions if you should choose to disobey the Code of Conduct.  

"All leagues are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct and to make all participants and their parents aware of the Code of Conduct as well. All coaches, athletes, parents, league officials, and spectators are expected to behave in a manner that reflects respect and good sportsmanship at all times.    

The ultimate decision concerning appropriate behavior in a game situation shall rest with the certified official(s) working the game. If a certified official requests or directs that a player, coach, parent or spectator leave the playing area, the person is to leave immediately. If a confrontation develops at any time, league officials are encouraged to seek the immediate assistance of the Stafford Township Police Department. Any and all participants in any type of physical confrontation or altercation shall forfeit their privilege of participating in or attending any Stafford Township athletic event for one year in addition to any other penalties imposed by the league or any other agency."

Code of Conduct for Stafford Township Youth Sports.doc


Concussion Certification

Online Concussion Awareness Training -

All Coaches MUST take the Online Concussion Course -- NJYS will require coaches submit proof of course completion.   

Get prepared now -- to coach!   

The links to obtain Concussion Training are below -- its simple, FREE and required!

or the National Federation of High Schools On line Sports 

Concussion Training




  1. Coaches make sure you bring the correct breakdown of referee fees for the game, which is available at the MOSA website.
  2. The flight coordinator can not post forfeits or corrections and protests must go through the MOSA secretary.
  3. If a game needs to be made up after starting, the time of the halves played must be equal.
  4. Small-sided teams must have the players and their parents sit on the same side of the field.

If there is a pre-play, times for other games scheduled that day may change, coaches must check scheduled times each week. 

The best day to schedule a pre-play will be Saturday or Friday.  All games must be scheduled with Gary Shinn ( well in advance!

Please remember coaches are responsible for player and parent conduct.  Everyone involved with any sponsored activities must realize that the game is for the players.  Coaches and adults must ensure the players experience a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and accomplishment during games and training.

Referee Grade 8 Course

SSC will not be hosting a grade 9 (recreational level) referee course at this time.  Min. age is 14 years old for grade 9 referee certificate.

A grade 8 referee certificate is required to referee travel level matches in New Jersey. 
Note: Minimum age is 16 yrs old for grade 8. 

If interested in a grade 8 or 9 referee certificate, please register at the following site:

Grade 8 & 9 Referee Course Offerings

Thank You,
Tracy Vitale
SSC Referee Coordinator

Stafford Community Events

Stafford Twp - Summer Camp 2014 -

Summer Camp 2014 - offered by Stafford Recreation

Includes Pre-School, Day Camps, Trips and Specialty Camps

Registration Details:

                               April 1 - 4pm - 7pm,  April 15 11am - 2pm,  May 14 4pm - 7pm

                              Ocean Acres Community Center - 489 Nautilus Drive

For More Info:


Our Gang Players - Godspell -

One weekend only - Our Gang Players presents "Godspell" at Surflight Theater

April 11-13, 2014

For More Info:


Spring Sports Squirts - Stafford Twp -


Stafford Recreation and US Sports Institute are pleased to announce another fantastic program.  This Spring we will be offering 3 great Sports Squirts programs for pre-schoolers ages 3 to 5.  These classes will be offered on Fridays and run for 8 weeks.

You may register by downloading the form below and mailing it along with a check payable to Stafford Recreation to: 

Stafford Recreation, 260 E. Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 

Cost: $140 per child for an 8 week program 

Click here to download registration form 

Yes, out of town residents are eligible for this program! 

For more information and class descriptions visit


Stafford Twp - Founders Day 2014 -

The 50th Stafford Township Founders Day celebration

Saturday June 14, 2014 - Mark your calendars now!

For More Info:



Team Fundraiser

To post your team's fundraiser to the website please contact Steve Hafner at

General SSC Information


The Stafford Soccer Club will be holding its upcoming monthly meeting on Thursday 04/03/14 @ 8:30 pm in the Ocean Acres Community Center. 

*Highlights will include:  

Spring 2014 start up - Spring 2014 recreational updates, travel updates, and other important issues that need to be discussed.


All are encouraged to attend! 

 Minutes from February 2012 meeting: 

SSC February 2012 Monthly Meeting Minutes

US Youth Soccer Newswire

Manahawkin Weather


    SSC Link to GotSoccer Webpage


 The Source for Everything Soccer

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