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Div A Coaches Information

Division A Coaches Information

Revised 2023

Division Director Contact
A Division Director email is: [email protected]

Player Ages

A Division is for players in the U14 through U19 age categories.

Coaching Education

Volunteer recreation coaches are required to attend the preseason meetings held by the Hamilton Girls Soccer Club.  Volunteer coaches are required to fill out a NJYS KidSafe and Volunteer Coaching Information Form in order to coach in the recreation program. They must also watch the CDC Concussion Course video (every 2 years) and obtain a certificate and be fingerprinted and background checked every three years.  All volunteer coaches must also complete the nationally required Safe Sport Training and obtain a certificate after the course.

Concussion Information
Information For Parent and Student Athletes -- CLICK HERE for details
Concussion Information For Coaches -- CLICK HERE for details

Game Location
Spring - all games will be held at Vets' Park on "New Field 1" or "Kater Field". Please click the "Fields" tab for field directions and locations.

Fall - We play in the ICL League which will require minor travel to neighboring townships, home games are at Vets Park New Field#1 and Kater Field.

Training Location
There is no division-wide training for this division.

Practice Location
Practice days, times and locations are up to the volunteer coach.

Game Play
Fall- We play in the ICL League which will require minor travel to neighboring townships, home games are at Vets Park New Field
To view the Mercer Girls Inter-County League Rules click HERE

Spring - Games are played on Sundays between noon and 5pm with an occasional weeknight game
Games are two - 35 minutes halves in length and are played in a 11v11 format including a goalkeeper
To view the Laws of the Game for A/Senior Division click HERE

At the start of the season each team will be given team uniforms by Score that include a colored shirt and socks. Players should wear black shorts for game days. Goalkeepers MUST be designated by a different color than what the field players of both teams are wearing.

Inclement weather procedure
In case of bad weather player parents will be emailed with any cancellation details. Check the league Facebook page as well. During games, the referee has complete control of any suspension or canceling of games. Coaches should also reach out to their teams via text and/or Gamechanger to provide any cancellation information

Substitutions and Playing Time Requirements
Coaches must ensure equal playing time. Half of each game is the mandated playing minimum per player, as long as the player has upheld his or her half of the player/parent Code of Conduct. Failure to ensure fair playing time constitutes a violation of the coaches code of conduct.

Goalkeeper Playing Time
Up to the Coach.
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