MissionToms River FC offers something for every player. The mission of TRFC is to provide our member families and children with a place where they can develop the skill and knowledge to play, as well as respect and enjoy, the world's game of soccer in a safe, fun and challenging environment.From our Clinic Program through to our nationally competitive Travel and PDA Shore teams, our primary goal is player development. TRFC's purpose as an organization is to ensure that each child is placed with players of similar ability and level of commitment, so they can be continually challenged, but never overwhelmed.
This program is designed for inexperienced players in the U4-U6 age groups, and stresses soccer fundamentals, skills and good sportsmanship. Clinic is a non-competitive program in which no standings are kept and the sole purpose is to teach the game. Players work with both a professional trainer and a volunteer parent coach for one hour every saturday morning.
The first half hour is spent focused on games and drills to teach and reinforce basic soccer skills.
The second half hour is spent playing small-sided soccer games (typically 3 on 3) to give the kids the opportunity to get on the field and make their own decisions, and again reinforce the basic soccer skills they worked on with the trainer and coach.
The small-sided game approach to teaching soccer is based on the fact that the best teacher of soccer skills is the ball itself. Small-sided games allow each child to maximize the number of touches they get on the ball in a live game situation.
The clinic program is also a place for volunteer parent coaches to learn the craft of coaching and the finer points of soccer instruction. Coaching at the Clinic level requires no previous experience, and each week the professional trainers spend time with the volunteer coaches, overseeing them, giving them instruction, and helping them to eventually take the lead role of their developing young team.
Equipment requirements for the Clinic program are as follows:
A TRFC T-shirt is given to all NEW participants on the first day of Clinic, and completes the Clinic 'uniform' (t-shirts are given out to all NEW players on the first day of the Spring season.
- size 3 soccer ball
- navy blue soccer shorts
- navy blue soccer socks
- shin guards
- soccer cleats
The Clinic program starts with 10 sessions in the Fall season and finishes with 10 sessions in the Spring season.
Cost of the full year program is $195, which covers the 10 week Fall half of the seasonal year, as well as the Spring half.
Cost of the Spring-only registration is $135, which covers just the 10 week Spring season.
In either case, $75 of your registration costs go towards pre-paid fund-raising raffle tickets. You can sell the tickets to make back $75 of your registration costs, or enter all of the tickets into the raffle for yourself.
Each May, players who are returning for the following Fall must re-register during the Fall registration period which typically opens on May 1st. Each Fall players move up an age group, just like school. This year's U4 players will be U5 players when they register for next Fall.
At the U6 age group, the transition to league play begins in the second half of the program. U6 players follow the same Clinic curriculum as the other age groups in the Fall, but in the Spring they participate in an in-house U6 league each Saturday.
The Spring 2020 Clinic program will follow this schedule:
Each Saturday the following schedule will be used:
- First day of Clinic is Saturday, April 4th
- Sessions are each Saturday for 10 weeks.
- All sessions are held at Oak Park in Toms River.
- 8:45am U4 and U5 Coaches Clinic (Trainers work with volunteer coaches)
- 9:00am U4/U5 Players Session
- 10:30am U6 Players Session
If you have questions on the clinic program, please email our Clinic Director