SJB Logo 1996 - 1998
SJB Logo 1999 - 2003
The South Jersey Barons were founded in 1996 as a professional club in the Unite Soccer League, the club debuted in the 1997 season and was named the South Jersey Barons. They joined the United Soccer Leagues (USL) as a professional team, competing in the Second Division (two levels down from MLS), which at the time was called the D-3 Pro League.
In 1997 the Club formed a 503c Non-Profit Youth Academy names South Jersey Barons Youth Academy, which worked along side the USL Pro team by the same name. The first ever SJB Youth Academy team was the 1993/94 Boys team that featured current SJEB Coaching Staff Ian Simmons and Joe Banks.
In 2000 the club introduced a Women's team in the W-League and in 2003 the mens team joined the PDL.
From 1997 to 2009 the SJB Youth Academy grew from 1 team to 17 teams, and in 2009 the Mens PDL team and the Youth Academy ended their association and the South Jersey Barons Youth Academy merged with South Jersey Elite which was run and operated by former Kixx Player and Head Coach Don D'Ambra, the club was re-named South Jersey Elite Barons.
In 2016 the clubs U15 - U18 teams joined forces with the New Jersey Rush to form SJEB Rush High School aged teams to strengthen the teams at the older ages to compete on a national level.
In 2017 we announced that the SJEB and NJ Rush teams would merge at U13 when they begin playing 11v11.
SJB Logo 2004-2009
SJEB Logo 2009-Present
SJEB Rush 2016-Present
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