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SJEB 2017/18 BOYS TRYOUTS
AGE  DATE TIME LOCATION REGISTER  EMAIL BIO FORMAT
2011 Boys 8/21 5:30pm Total Turf, 614 Lambs Road, Pitman Register Chris Ferrari Bio 4v4
2010 Boys 8/21 5:30pm Total Turf, 614 Lambs Road, Pitman Register Dan Christian Bio 4v4
2009 Boys     Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout. Register Wayne Grocott Bio 7v7
2008 Boys     Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout. Register Wayne Grocott Bio 7v7
2007 Boys

 

 

Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout.

Register Ian Simmons Bio 9v9
2006 Boys     Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout. Register John Thompson Bio 9v9
SJEB 2017/18 GIRLS TRYOUTS
AGE DATE TIME LOCATION REGISTER EMAIL BIO FORMAT
2011 Girls 8/22 5:30pm Total Turf, 614 Lambs Road, Pitman Register Neil Mullin Bio 4v4
2010 Girls 8/22 5:30pm Total Turf, 614 Lambs Road, Pitman Register Neil Mullin Bio 4v4
2009 Girls    

Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout.

Register John Thompson Bio 7v7
2008 Girls

 

  Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout. Register John Thompson Bio 7v7
2007 Girls     Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout. Register John Thompson Bio 9v9
2006 Girls     Fill out form and contact coach to arrange tryout. Register Wayne Grocott Bio 9v9

 

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SJEB will be making significant changes to our club structure with the implementation of the Birth Year registration by U.S. Soccer, we feel the changes made by US Soccer will positive for the development of soccer players in the US. 

SJEB has been the premier Youth Soccer club in South Jersey for the past decade and was established in 1997. We have placed over 450 players in college soccer programs since our inception and currently have 280 players in the U7-U12 age groups. We have a tradition of quality training, teams and coaching staff, this will be the case in the future and your son/daughter is in a club with longevity and consistency. 

We strive to provide our bright, talented and committed young athletes with the best environment to maximize their growth as athletes and individuals. We also strive to continue to provide premier training and player development at a value compared to other clubs providing comparable services.

We offer year round programming for our players meaning, consistent training philosophy, age appropriate training and games, and all training is provided by full time coaches. 

Below is the SJEB plan for each age group.

U7 & U8 Boys & Girls (4v4)
- Tuition contract runs from June 1st to May 31st.
- Full Time SJEB Staff Coach with several assistants and Junior Mentors.

- Player pool training, players rotate through several stations each session.
- 14 Summer training and in house 4v4 games
included in tuition.

- 26 Fall training sessions and In house 4v4 games included in tuition.
- 8 Winter Futsal training and games from January to February included in tuition.
- 24 Fall training sessions and In house 4v4 games
included in tuition.

U9 & U10 Boys & Girls (7v7)
- Tuition contract runs from June 1st to May 31st.
- SJEB will field full time team in either PAGS, JAGS, EDP, SJGSL or SJSL teams for our members who dont want to play TWP.
- Players wanting to play TWP can do so & do SJEB training and in-house.
- 14 Summer training sessions included in tuition.

- 26 Fall Training sessions & league games for Full Time player, included in tuition.
- 8 Winter Futsal training and games from December - February included in tuition.
- 24 Fall Training sessions & league games for Full Time player, included in tuition.
- In-house 7v7 games @ Tuckahoe Turf Farm on professional standard grass fields.

U11 & U12 Boys & Girls (9v9)
- Tuition contract runs from June 1st to May 31st.
- EDP League play, USCS State Cup, EDP Open Cup included in tuition.
- Begin year round tournament play, Four tournaments included in tuition.
- 14 Summer training sessions included in tuition.
- 26 Fall Training sessions & league games for Full Time player, included in tuition.
- 8 Winter Futsal training and games from December - February included in tuition.
- 24 Fall Training sessions & league games + USCS State Cup, included in tuition.
- Recommended that players now focus on SJEB only.

U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 & U18 Boys & Girls (11v11) - SJEB Rush
- SJEB and NJ Rush teams merger at the U13 age group.
- Train as a team, coaches option to do position specific with other teams in the HS age group along with 
- No training during the HS season.
- EDP 1 team Guaranteed entry into top regional showcase: Bethesda, Manhattan, Jeff Cup, APC.
EDP League play, NPL League play, USCS State Cup, EDP Open Cup
- Optional Futsal program.
- Contract runs from Aug 1st to July 31st.
- Players solely focused on SJEB activities along with their High School teams.

U.S. Soccer birth year change has two minor obstacles at U15 and U18, EDP have come up with solutions for both and these make the most sense.

1) U15 Age Group
At this age group the older half of the team i.e. Jan - Aug will be Freshman in H.S., the Sept - Dec players at Middle School. EDP will be doing a U15 Fall season which means our Jan - Aug Freshman will be able to play club ball with their team on weekends and HS during the midweek or the Freshman may for-go playing HS soccer and play club only. It will depend on the individual team and what the majority of the Freshman decide they are doing. Either way all players will maintain their weekly training and games, its only a 3 month disruption over a 14 year youth playing career. If the majority of HS players play for their HS teams, the 8th graders will be able train with the U14 team twice a week and play with their U15 team on weekends with their HS team mates @ U15.

2) U18 Age Group
At this age group the older half of the team i.e. January - August will have graduated and off to college. The Aug-Dec players will play with the age group below so the U17 - U18 age groups will be combined, for example next season the ’98 and ’99 boys will be the U18/19 Division.

Tryouts
Tryouts for the U8-U14 Boys and Girls will be held in April/May 2016 for the 2016/17 season. Current SJEB members do not need to fill out the tryout registration form. Tryouts for the U15 - U18 season will be held in May/June for the 2016/17 season. All dates will be posted on our website if you want to share them with any players in your community who would be interested in our club.

Glossary

    •    “Player pools” are where all players from the age group train together with several coaches, they rotate through several activities during the training sessions to speed up development. The training at the younger ages is focused on individual development and technique, training to compete with and against is not relevant. 

    •    “In House Games” With the large player pool and top class facility at Tuckahoe we can run our own scrimmages, at the younger ages U7-U10 theres no need for league play, referees and competitive parents/coaches, our in house games are 4v4 for U7-U8 and 7v7 for U9-U10 as mandated by US Soccer. There are no referees, silent sidelines and very little communication from coaches. The games are player orientated, they must do the talking and they are free and encouraged to be as creative as possible, have fun with the ball and make their own decisions. We don’t believe in the competitive element that league play brings at U7-U10 with screaming parents, referees keeping score, league standings and playing to win. We believe in creating talented individuals at that age, there is no rush to get to the EDP and competitive soccer. Players at this age just want to have fun with our any pressure from adults who put their own agenda onto the game of wins, goals, medals and trophies. This does not help players become skillful, technical and creative, a pressure free, loose fun environment does. 

    •    “Stations” With a large player pool the players are split into small groups at training and rotate through several stations during the 1.5 hour session. Each station is different and age appropriate training. For example at U10 with 40 players in a pool they will be split into groups of 10, do a ball mastery warm up together then rotate through 1) 1v1’s, station 2) Technical station 3) Small sided game station 4) Combination play station. Stations are 20 minutes each, they see all four coaches at training, things move sharp and to the point, no dead time at training.

    •    “Full Time Staff” John Thompson, Dan Christian, Wayne Grocott who are our Technical Directors and will head up 12 of our 14 age groups from U7-U14 Boys and Girls. Our TD’s have over 20 years experience of coaching and administrating Elite Youth Soccer. The two remaining age groups will be coached by experience SJEB staff.

    •    “Assistant Coaches” Most if not all of our coaching staff are SJEB Youth Academy Alumni or played for the Barons Professional/PDL Team and have a passion for the game and the club and are assigned to our U8-U14 age groups. Our assistant coaches in each age group attend both training sessions, run one of the stations under the guidance of the Head Coach. They are available for all games and attend games assigned by the Head Coach. 

    •    “College Coaches” The majority of our older teams are coached by our College Coaches who are on our staff along filled in with SJEB senior staff. The seasons for College and HS is very similar so it helps with their club team schedules. They have a vast knowledge of College soccer, contacts in the college games and can guide our players in the college soccer decision process.

    •    “EDP League” At U11 when the players begin playing 9v9 soccer we enter our teams into the EDP League, which is the top league in our Region outside of USSDA. Clubs in the league have the same philosophy, style of play and structure as SJEB and the emphasis on technical and tactical soccer. Our players begin traveling for games and the games have a competitive element. We don't believe in that element at U7-U10, we believe in creating talented individuals at that age, there is no rush to get to the EDP and competitive soccer. At U10-U11 (9v9) players will still train in player pools but we will have a team in EDP Flight 1, EDP Flight 2, MAPS Elite and players will be placed on the roster that will suit their current level of play, there will be player movement on our rosters as players develop at different rates at this age. At U13-U14 (11v11) teams will train separate, and player assigned to EDP 1, EDP 2 teams depending on their ability. The coaching staff may do joint session to do some functional training (position specific) if we have multiple teams at that age group.

    •    “Summer” - Summer generally consists of 6/7 weeks of training starting after the Memorial Day weekend. U8-U12 teams selected from the April/May tryouts start their season in the Summer, take a break the last couple of weeks in July and the first couple of weeks in August then start training again around Aug 10-17th.

Why Play for SJEB?

  • We offer year round training and games at the highest level.
  • From U7-U12 we focus on Technical and Tactical player development.
  • We are the highest ranked club in South Jersey.
  • We use the best facilities South Jersey has to offer. 
  • Everyone of our U18 Boys and Girls teams in the last 10 years have graduated as a top 10 team in the state.
  • We have placed over 500 player into College Soccer programs.
  • We have the best coaching staff in South Jersey, training sessions are intense and professionally run.
  • We are considered by fellow EDP Super Clubs as the quintessential All-in EDP club.
  • We are the only EDP Super Club in SJ on the Boys and Girls side.
  • Only club in South Jersey  with NPL Status Boys & Girls.
  • We are more cost effective club amongst our peers in NJ.
  • Our players have gone onto represent US National Teams & training camps.
  • We offer a college seminar for our players to learn the college recruitment process.
  • We offer Goalkeeper training.
  • We offer Speed and Agility Training.
  • We have a mentor program for players who want to learn to coach.
  • We run two social events every year.