General Schedule For Games & Practices

Specific game schedules will be available in late Aug. The weekday you practice will be determined in late July by your coach (1st-8th grades). We combine two grades per division (1st-8th grades).

“Pre-K Kickers,” Three-Year Olds (Pre-K Boys & Girls):

  • No formal games. Practice: Sat, 1:00-2:00pm, Fieldstone, Sept 7 to Nov 16. 11 practices.

“Pre-K Kickers,” Four-Year Olds (Pre-K Boys & Girls):

  • No formal games. Practice: Sat, 2:15-3:15pm, Fieldstone, Sept 7 to Nov 16. 11 practices.

“Kinder-Kickers,” Girls (Kindergarten):

  • No formal games. Practice: Sat, 2:15-3:15pm, Fieldstone, Sept 7 to Nov 16. 11 practices.

“Kinder-Kickers,” Boys (Kindergarten):

  • No formal games. Practice: Sat, 3:30-4:30pm, Fieldstone, Sept 7 to Nov 16. 11 practices.

1st/2nd Grade Boys (Div 6B):

  • Games vs. other Montvale teams: Sat, 1:00pm, Fieldstone, Sept 7 to Nov 16. 11 games.
  • Practice: once a week, 5:30-7:00pm, Fieldstone. Early Aug to late Oct. Your coach picks which weekday.

1st/2nd Grade Girls (Div 6G):

  • Games vs. other Montvale teams: Sat, 2:15pm, Fieldstone, Sept 7 to Nov 16. 11 games.
  • Practice: once a week, 5:30-7:00pm, Fieldstone. Early Aug to late Oct. Your coach picks which weekday.

3rd/4th Grade Girls (Div 5G); 5th/6th Grade Girls (Div 4G); 7th/8th Grade Girls (Div 3G):

  • Games vs. local towns: Sat, 9:15am or 11:00am (depending on the week), Sept 7 to Nov 16. Home (Fieldstone) and away games (at local towns) are played. 11 games.
  • Practice: once a week, 5:30-7:00pm, Fieldstone. Early Aug to late Oct. Your coach picks which weekday.

3rd/4th Grade Boys (Div 5B); 5th/6th Grade Boys (Div 4B); 7th/8th Grade Boys (Div 3B):

  • Games vs. local towns: Sun, 1:00pm or 3:00pm, (depending on the week), Sept 9 to Nov 18. Home (Fieldstone) and away games (at local towns) are played. 11 games.
  • Practice: once a week, 5:30-7:00pm, Fieldstone. Early Aug to late Oct. Your coach picks which weekday.

Further Info…

  • Oct 13-14 games (when Montvale teams play each other, 3rd-8th grade) may be at different times than indicated above.
  • Club players are NOT obligated to attend Rec practice since they already train many days a week and we don’t want to risk injury or exhaustion. But Club players must attend Rec games.
  • Home games/practices take place on eight different turf fields at Fieldstone Middle School (47 Spring Valley Rd, Montvale): four are “small-sized” (60x40yds), two are “mid-sized” (80x50yds), and two are “regulation-size” (100x60yds). It is important to know which field you will be playing/practicing on so everything starts on time. Your coach will send you a field map.
  • Due to the size of our program, some Sun boy games may need to be played in WCL.

Competitive Balance

After safety, competitive balance is priority #1 (which is a safety issue in of itself).

  • Every attempt is made to create teams that are equal in terms of talent and age. To help ensure this, coaches can only request one assistant coach at the draft. We also make sure players don’t “play down” (see Division Eligibility below).
  • Requests for a specific coach, teammate or practice day will not be accepted as it disrupts competitive balance. One exception: siblings can be on the same team.
  • Please do not quit once teams have been drafted as it disrupts competitive balance. (This is why refunds are not given after teams have been drafted.)
  • Player photos are required 3rd-8th grades for game-day passes, which refs check prior to every game. This helps maintain competitive balance (i.e., no “stacking” teams by “borrowing” strong or older players).
  • NWBSA does “dynamic scheduling” to make game schedules more balanced. After week five, teams will be better matched according to records — e.g., 0-5 teams will be matched against other 0-5 teams, etc.

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