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Total Soccer Summer 2020


NOTE: Fall 2020 Total Soccer Registration Opened in Early August
(Please click here for more information and to register for the Fall 2020 season)

FRIDAY Sessions in Summer 2020:
Completed: Jul 10Jul 17, Jul 24, Jul 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, Aug 28
Remaining: Aug 30, Sep 4

AGE: U7 - U12 (6 to 11 years old)

DESCRIPTION: 8-week youth soccer program designed for development and fun at all skill levels.
The summer program is designed & priced so players can attend any 5-6 sessions during the 8-week program. 
Players may attend all 8 weeks but the flexibility was built into the program to accommodate family vacation schedules.
Each of the sessions is ~ 1 hour long.

LOCATION: Pleasant Valley Park, Fields 3 & 4
Field 3 & 4 are located towards the back of the park
Address:  3405 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

6 & 7 year olds: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
8 & 9 year olds: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
10 & 11 year olds: 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

COACHING: Professional coaching provided during each session.
The entire program is overseen by Mark Dutton, FC Berna's Director of Total Soccer.

COST:  $125
Summer Program / 8 week program.
(Priced with expectation that player attends 5-6 sessions during the 8 week program - to provide families the summer schedule flexibility)

The safety of our players, staff and families is of the utmost importance to us.
We followed federal, state, local and NJ Youth Soccer guidelines to bring a safe & fun environment to everyone.
Following guidelines apply to all FC Berna Program Members:
* Please bring your own soccer ball and water bottle, clearly labeled to each session.
* Parents must indicate on TeamSnap if the player is attending or not for each session.
* Complete the FC Berna COVID-19 Health Questionnaire @ Home:
  (Required Prior to Each Session)
   Link to FC Berna COVID-19 Health Questionnaire
* All Parents & Players please review and follow these FC Berna Parent and Player Return to Play Guidelines which contains additional information & guidance to be followed before, during and after each session.

Limited Availability Note:
To assist with social distancing guidelines. A maximum of 40 players will be permitted to register for each age group.
After we receive 40 player registrations, a "wait list" will automatically begin for that specific age group.
If you are placed on a wait list - we will contact you directly via email if/when a space opens up.
Wait list is on a first come first serve basis. A spot is not guaranteed.
Therefore space is limited and we encourage you to register now.

Club provides a game jersey (shorts and socks are not provided). Players can wear any comfortable clothing.  Soccer socks & shin guards are required. Sneakers or soccer cleats are fine. Soccer cleats not required but are the only type of cleats permitted. 

Players: Dress in comfortable clothing - as denoted in Uniform Kit above. Bring something to drink (with player name on it) and of course a smile. In addition due to current regulations and to ensure player safety, all players must bring your own soccer ball to each session.  Goals, cones, nets, etc. will be provided by the trainer and club.  
Parents: Come dressed in appropriate clothing based on the weather conditions. Outdoor folding chairs, blankets, etc. are recommended but please adhere to new social distancing parameters and wear masks when around others.  We typically encourage parents to chat with each other & encourage all players, but please refrain from "coaching" your child from the sidelines. Especially at this unique time we are asking parents either remain in their car during the session or if remaining at the park that they adhere to social distancing requirements and wear a face covering when around other the staff, players and other extended FC Berna family members. 

Any schedule updates and / or cancellations will be posted within home page, here on the Total Soccer Summer 2020 page, TeamSnap Calendar and an email sent out to all registered players. Please be aware that we can and do practice & play in the rain. We actively monitor weather and field conditions to ensure player safety.  Always assume that the Friday sessions are proceeding as scheduled unless cancellation is explicitly communicated. So please reference TeamSnap and this site for can any cancellations - there is no need to contact Total Soccer Director or Administrator since TeamSnap and this web site has the latest information. 

To facilitate team scheduling, tracking player attendance, communication, etc. TeamSnap is leveraged for each of the age groups. Information on the how to subscribe for free to your child's TeamSnap page will be sent to you prior to the season. 
Reminder - due to COVID-19 concerns, all parents must denote in TeamSnap if their child will or will NOT attend each session.

There is a wonderful curriculum scheduled each week for your child to grow and enjoy playing soccer.
For more information on what is scheduled to occur during each week's sessions.
Please review this Total Soccer Curriculum document.

Weekly sessions are designed for players to work on individual skills, technique, footwork, ball handling, scoring, etc. and then apply those learned skills within a game-like situation.


As with any sport, the more you practice the better you become.  So players are encouraged to continue practicing at home. Our website includes videos for 70+ different soccer skills (see "Information" tab for link) that you can practice in your free time.

Reminder - due to current health concerns - all players must bring their own soccer ball to each session.
Soccer Ball Size Recommendations:
Size 3 (Junior) 7 years old and younger
Size 4 (Youth) Ages 8 – 12
Size 5 (Adult) Ages 13+

All levels are welcomed. 

As denoted by the grid above - to ensure fair play and enjoyable playing environment, in addition to following the US Youth Soccer Player Development guidelines; we try as best we can to group kids together by birth year. Due to registration numbers - some age groups will practice & play together, but coaches do remain focused on ensuring a fun & safe environment for all players - regardless of size or age.
In order to meet this objective - we strongly recommend that players participate with their defined age groups and gender.  

We recommend you read this wonderful article on US Youth Soccer.
It will give you a good introduction as to what to expect as a new soccer parent - on and off the field.
In addition offers good very good training material for all soccer / youth sports parents:

Program Director: Mark Dutton   [email protected]
Administration: Mike Williams  [email protected]
(Please email your program questions to Mike Williams.)



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