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About Recreational Soccer

The Recreation Soccer League sponsored by MUSA is for children, boys and girls, 3 – 12 years of age and is an ideal and vibrant entry point for players to be introduced to the sport, play with friends, and participate on a team. Rec Soccer is open to all players and is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players. No tryouts are required to join a team.  For advanced players seeking more soccer, the competition of travel soccer may be beneficial.


Rec Soccer is an "in town" league where all games are played against other MUSA Rec Soccer teams of the same age. Our philosophy is to provide a positive environment for the development and enjoyment of soccer for area youth to have fun and learn about soccer fundamentals in a non-threatening environment. Score is not kept.


The goal of MUSA’s Recreation Soccer League is to give each player the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of soccer skills while playing in a fun environment. In the Fall and Spring seasons children are placed on teams by age group.


**Format for the U8-U13 divisions **

The older age groups (U8-U13) in both the boys and girls divisions will now be playing larger format games. We will be playing 7v7 games on larger fields and goals that include goalies. There will be an emphasis on learning the different positions and spacing on a soccer field.  

Age Groups


U4, under 4 years old (born in 2020)

U5, under 5 years old (born in 2019)

U6, under 6 years old (born in 2018)

U7, under 7 years old (born in 2017)

U8, under 8 years old (born in 2016)

U9, under 9 years old (born in 2015)

U10, under 10 years old (born in 2014)

U11, under 11 years old (born in 2013)

U12, under 12 years old (born in 2012)

U13, under 13 years old (born in 2011)

player development

As part of MUSA's Long Term Player Development Plan and ongoing efforts to develop players who love the game of soccer, the Board of Directors recently adopted a new format for our players, Foundations: Player Development Guide.

The goal was to see if there was a better way to develop technically skilled, tactically savvy players who were passionate about the game. We wanted to get more players involved with soccer and keep them playing longer. In addition, we wanted to provide an on-going coach training process to help parents who want to be involved become better coaches.

The Foundations: Player Development Guide consists of skills training curriculums aimed at exposing younger players to the sport, developing soccer-related skills and foot/ball control in a non-competitive fun environment.



Each First Kick and Kick Start session typically runs between 45 to 60 minutes, just enough time and not too much before we lose their attention!

  • 8 week practice/game schedule - Games and training sessions will be both be done on Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings

  • Trainers  will run the teams through a 15-30 training session with the assistance of the parents

  • Players will then play a game with their assigned team after


 Game Play

Birth Years2015 - 20202010 - 2014
GoaliesNO GOALIESGoalies
Players3 - 5 players per team5 - 8 players per team
Warm up20 - 30 minutes10 - 15 minutes

All practice/game sessions are held outdoors, on Saturday mornings at All Wars Memorial Park fields, Linwood weather and field conditions permitting.  Schedule can be found here.



  • Taught by experienced professional trainers 

  • Players will be grouped according to their age

  • Each week will develop different skills





Registration for Recreation Soccer League typically opens seven (7) weekends prior to the first scheduled practice/game day. Players and volunteers complete ONLINE Registration at:

  • REGULAR Online Registration 40 days (approximate)

  • LATE Online Registration 8 days (approximate)

  • WALK-ON Registration is opening day, the day of the first scheduled game.

Registration schedule notices are broadcast via e-mail, school backpack distribution and announced via website page.

All of the following discounts and fees will be applied at check-out where applicable.

Online Registration Fee

$95 each player($92.20+$2.80 website fee).

LATE Online Registration Fee

add $10 each player ($95 + $10 ea).

WALK-ON LATE Registration Fee

Held at the field.

add $10 each player ($95 + $10 ea).,

no multi-player discount

Families with multiple players are eligible for discount (late fees apply):

Online Registration Fee

$95 per player for the 1st player registered.

$85 per player for additional players registered

LATE Online Registration Fee

add $10 each player

A team uniform t-shirt is included with this registration fee. Further uniform direction will be provided to the parents once teams are formed. LATE registration players may experience a delay in receiving their uniform t-shirt.




Parents must provide soccer shoes, shin guards, shorts and a water bottle for their player(s), each session.



We do consider scholarship opportunities, you may apply during registration or contact a board member. We are happy to accept volunteer work  in trade if possible! See scholarship section of this website.

MUSA has a strict NO REFUND policy.  If your child can not play after registering, we can move the registration to a future season.

Donations are not refundable.

You may choose to pay by credit card or mail a check to us. All registration fees are due within 10 days of registration. Registrations may be cancelled if not paid for within 10 days.




Contact Us

Mainland United Soccer Association

All Wars Memorial Park, PO Box 155
Linwood, New Jersey 08221

Email: [email protected]

Mainland United Soccer Association

All Wars Memorial Park, PO Box 155
Linwood, New Jersey 08221

Email: [email protected]
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