Tryouts for the 2023-24 Travel Season are open now!
We are excited for our upcoming season! Travel teams are available for those born in 2009-2017.
You must be a resident of Millburn or Short Hills to participate.
Millburn Soccer Club is proud to continue its free membership to the U7 program for players born in 2017.
There will be two tryout dates for U7s (2017 birth year) and U8s (2016 birth year) - players in those age groups should plan to attend both tryouts for their birth year.
A registration link for tryouts is below.
Tryouts for 2009-2016 teams will take place at Soccer Palace in West Orange in March.
Address: 1315 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
Tryouts for 2017 teams will take place at Deerfield Elementary School in April.
Address: 26 Troy Lane, Short Hills, NJ 07078
All players, including current players, must pre-register for tryouts to ensure that we have adequate staff available, and there is a $40 registration fee for each player. Players must try out within their birth year. Schedules are subject to change -- changes will be posted to our website and registrants will be emailed updates. Only players and their families who can commit to BOTH the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 travel soccer seasons should try out for a Millburn Soccer Club team.
What to bring (or don't):
Travel Team membership: $1595
This includes 2 weekly practices during the fall & spring seasons (90 minutes each), participation in fall and spring league seasons (typically 10 games each) and up to three tournaments at the manager's discretion. (Some 2016 teams may play in a festival format instead of league games if such placement would be more appropriate for that team's skill level and development.) The program now also includes a weekly indoor turf practice during the winter season.
Membership for our "A" (most competitive) teams will include an additional third weekly practice consisting of an hour long tactical session during the fall & spring seasons. This is in addition to those benefits listed above. The fee for these teams will be $1795. If your child is offered this membership, it will be listed in his or her offer letter.
The 2017 program remains free but MSC requires a $100 administrative fee for the full season.
|2012 Girls||Sunday||March 5||12:00 -1:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2016 Boys (session 1)||Sunday||March 5||1:30 - 3:00 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2016 Boys (session 2)||Sunday||March 12||12:00 - 1:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2016 Girls (session 1)||Sunday||March 5||3:00 - 4:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2016 Girls (session 2)||Sunday||March 12||1:30 - 3:00 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2014 Girls||Sunday||March 5||4:30 - 6:00 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2009-10 Boys||Sunday||March 5||6:00 - 7:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2014 Boys||Saturday||March 11||12:00 - 1:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2012 Boys||Saturday||March 11||1:30 - 3:00 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2015 Girls||Saturday||March 11||3:00 - 4:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2009-10 Girls||Saturday||March 11||4:30 - 6:00 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2011 Boys||Saturday||March 11||6:00 - 7:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2011 Girls||Saturday||March 11||6:00 - 7:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2015 Boys||Sunday||March 12||3:00 - 4:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2013 Boys||Sunday||March 12||4:30 - 6:00 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2013 Girls||Sunday||March 12||6:00 - 7:30 PM||Soccer Palace|
|2017 Boys (session 1)||Monday||April 17||4:00 - 5:30 PM||Deerfield Elementary School|
|2017 Boys (session 2)||Monday||April 24||5:45 - 7:15 PM||Deerfield Elementary School|
|2017 Girls (session 1)||Monday||April 17||5:45 - 7:15 PM||Deerfield Elementary School|
|2017 Girls (session 2)||Monday||April 24||4:00 - 5:30 PM||Deerfield Elementary School|
MSC plans to organize all 2023-24 travel teams by birth year.
The partial exception is that U15 and U14 players – 2009 and 2010 players – will be organized into one joint group for tryouts and, likely, team formation. Combining these birth years will allow us to continue to offer our older eighth graders (i.e., 2009s), who otherwise would usually not have enough players to form teams at the same age, a home, especially as many of them have played in MSC their entire careers. Other clubs in the area consistently take the same approach, so any U15 teams will be matched up with similarly formed teams and ages next year, rather than being matched up against “older” kids. However, if based on tryout results there are enough players to form balanced and competitive teams at both the U14 and U15 levels, MSC may decide to offer separate teams for both birth years.
Millburn Soccer Club has made a commitment to the community to field as many teams and to accommodate as many committed players as is practical. Although tryouts will be organized the same way we expect to form teams, MSC will continue to retain the flexibility to form teams based on subscription and ability levels in specific age groups. Thus, it is possible that MSC could decide to combine eligible players from two different birth years into one if there were not enough remaining players in their age groups for a team and the combined team would be sufficiently competitive. We will also continue to regularly self-evaluate in order to determine whether further improvements can be made to our program, and welcome our members’ feedback.
We know that team formation can be a sensitive topic. There is no system that is perfect. But after our review of the applicable data and based on the overwhelming support of our membership, we truly feel that this is the best approach for our Club as we continue to provide the best environment for our players to achieve at the highest levels.