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Travel Soccer Overview

Rutherford F.C. is the competitive travel soccer program for boys and girls ages 8 years and up located in Rutherford NJ.  Our travel program provides more advanced players the chance to compete against teams from many areas in New Jersey and New York.

The travel program’s mission is to provide a safe, quality  soccer experience, and promote through training and healthy competition, an environment where young athletes can improve their soccer skills and become better prepared to be young adults – both on and off the soccer field.

The travel program promotes commitment, teamwork, fair play, and sportsmanship, and requires that all participants comply with the Code of Conduct.


Some additional facts about the Travel Program include:

Approximately 200 players participating in more than 300 games during Fall and Spring outdoor seasons.

The Travel Program serves as a feeder for area high school soccer teams with alumni playing at Rutherford HS, St Mary HS, IHA, Mt. St. Dominic, St. Peters, Queen of Peace, etc.

Emphasis on giving back through periodic community oriented fundraisers including the annual Rutherford Food Pantry drive, Lindsey Meyer Run and PassBack program,



Organization Model

Rutherford FC is comprised of approximately 15 boys and girls teams ranging from U9 – U18.  In accordance with U.S. soccer guidelines the U9 – U12 teams will play on small sided fields (7+goalie) and teams U13 and above will play full sided.  Players must tryout and be selected to participate on a travel team.


League Play

The Fall and Spring outdoor seasons are played in Northern Counties Soccer Association ("NCSA"), a highly regarded youth soccer league with over 70 clubs sponsoring over 800 teams.  NCSA teams are located primarily in Bergen County, NJ but are from as far away as Union County, NJ and Rockland County, NY. 

Boys teams usually play league games on Saturdays in the fall and Sundays in the spring, while the girls teams play on Sundays in both the fall and spring.



Rutherford FC teams are coached and managed by volunteers from Rutherford.  However, weekly training sessions are conducted by professional certified trainers with extensive experience and knowledge of youth soccer.


Time Commitment

Travel soccer is a year round commitment as teams usually play 10 games in the fall and 10 games in the spring.  Some of those games can involve significant travel time as well, but they are usually within a 45 minute drive.  Teams practice 2 nights per week in the fall and spring with each practice session lasting approximately 90 minutes.

Attendance at each practice and game is mandatory unless there is a valid reason for missing (illness, schoolwork, family commitments..).

Please note many coaches within the organization will hold winter indoor training and attend tournaments in various locations, both of which are optional and in addition to the standard fall and spring seasons.


Cost (Sept – June, excluding indoor training and tournaments)

$390 per player (Includes league fees, referee fees, equipment, insurance, and admin costs, and Includes approximately 20 sessions with our professional trainer over the fall and spring)

Uniforms – Approximately $90 (Includes home and away jersey, shorts, socks, and practice jersey)

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