Thursday
Apr122018

Early walk-on registration opportunity for new volunteer coaches 

The spring season for JP Children’s soccer is rapidly approaching, with Wednesday’s first practice scheduled for April 25 and the first Saturday practice set for April 28. We look forward to seeing you at Pinebanks Field shortly!

 

If you are still hoping to register your child for the spring season, there is now an alternative to waiting for the first Saturday and hoping for a walk-on spot at your preferred time slot. Family members willing to coach can now register their child at the preseason coaches meeting. At this meeting, you will meet fellow volunteers, learn basic drills and get trained in how to lead a fun and engaging practice.

All teams already have at least one coach, meaning no walk-on coaches will be responsible for their own team.

 

New coaches are needed for all ages, with an especially big need for Level I teams.

 

The coaches meeting will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 25 Greenough Ave. in Jamaica Plain.

 

The meeting for Level 3 coaches will be at 4 p.m.

 

The meeting for Level 1 and 2 coaches will be at 5 p.m.

Monday
Apr092018

2018 Spring Online Registration closed—Walk On and coaching opportunities still available 

Online Registration for the Spring 2018 season is now closed. If you did register we will be sending e-mail confirmation of your team assignment and practice time within a few days.

 

There will be a limited amount of Walk On registration available at Pinebanks Field on April 28--the first Saturday practice of the spring season! Please come on this day even if you are interested in signing up for the Wednesday practice, as no one will be available to process Walk On registrations on Wednesday.  

 

The first day of practice for Wednesday teams is April 25.

 

The first day of practice for Saturday teams is April 28.

 

Walk On registration is the only way to get on a team now, but it is first come first served. The spots available are very limited given the huge demand to play in the spring. More teams and spaces could be added if more coaches come forward and volunteer.

 

Coaching is a fun and low-stress and support the league, and no previous experience with organized athletics is required. Each team is also staffed with multiple volunteers, which allows coaches to divide up the responsibilities for each practice. 

 

The coaches meeting will take place on Sunday, April 22.  

Wednesday
Feb142018

2018 Spring Season Registration closes on April 8--Coaches still needed!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Spring Soccer Season and will continue through Sunday, April 8. Please continue reading for general information about the league, how to register a child to play, and start and end dates for the spring season. Please also considering signing up to be a volunteer coach. The league can only field a team if there are enough volunteer coaches.

As of now, there are still a number of Level I teams (for children aged 3.5-4.5) that need coaches to volunteer. Coaches do not need any prior experience and do not need to attend all weekly practices, as each team is staffed with at least two coaches. Most of all, it's a fun way to spend an hour outside with your child and new friends each week! 

This spring, we still need:

Two Level I coaches at 9 am

Five Level I coaches at 10 am 

Two Level I coaches at 11 am 

Thanks for your consideration and see you later this month! 

What is JP Children’s Soccer?

JPCS is a laid back, grass roots, community based kid-focused league. We emphasize fun activities and positive reinforcement along with team and community building.  Our coaches are all volunteers and have a wide variety of soccer experience and personal styles. As long as the children are having fun, we are being successful.

How do you get involved?

Please read this and other pages in our here to get as much information about the league, our mission and how to register.

The Spring Season runs from Wednesday April 25th to Saturday June 23th at Pinebanks Field (see our FAQ page for a map).  Registration will close on Sunday, April 8th.  The earlier you register, the more likely you are to get your 1st choice practice time.  The spring season is very popular and so we can’t accept any late registrations.

The season is 8 weeks, with a one hour "practice" for all the teams, held on Wednesday at 4 PM or Saturday at 9, 10 and 11 AM.  One key for us every season is volunteers to be coaches and team parents.  Please consider taking on one of these roles.  We are always in need of coaches, particularly for our Wednesday teams.  

Please read through our 5 Things to Know listed at the top of this page as well as the About JPCS and FAQ page to learn more about JP Children's Soccer. 

There is no Saturday practice or Sunday games on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th and 28th).   

Level 3 players may also come to an optional scrimmage on Sunday Afternoons at Pinebanks at 3:00 PM.  Level 3 coaches will be there to coordinate the games.  

Registration Age Guidelines  

3.5 – 4.5: Level 1  

4.5 – 5-5: Level 2  

5.5 - 6.5: Level 3

The cost for the season is only $25 and we are an all-inclusive league with no set boundary lines.  Children from all neighborhoods and towns are welcome.

Now if you are ready to register go to: www.jpcsregister.com

Parents/Coaches – New regulations for the City of Boston require us to certify that all coaches and other personnel involved in the league have been provided training regarding head trauma. This will be in the form of an on-line video that we will ask all volunteer coaches.  If you want to get a jump on the training please link to the CDC video; CDC concussion training.  We realize it is long, but we and other sports league will all be required to certify that you watch it and that you are engaged in the prevention of head trauma in partnership with us.  We will also post more information on this when registration opens.  

If you still have equipment and need to get it back to us please let us know with an email to contact@jpchildrensoccer.org or send a message to the coach coordinator.   

JP Children’s Soccer has a long history of supporting children in the community and this is all based on the volunteer coaches and team parents.  Our Leadership Team is also comprised of volunteers and we are always looking for new additions to the leadership team to take on roles that allow us deliver this popular program to the JP Community.  If you are interested in joining our team please contact us as contact@jpchildrensoccer.org