NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Parks and Recreation Commission has opened up registration for youth sports programs in the borough early this year, sending out an email to parents whose children had previously participated. The email contains program information and the registration form.

The fall season has soccer, archery and field hockey programs that are scheduled so as not to compete with each other, allowing children to participate in as many sports as are offered.

Parents and guardians can register their children any time until the morning of Sept. 14 by filling out the registration forms (linked here) and dropping it off at the Recreation Offices at 93 Greenbrook Road.

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In-person registration are from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 10, 11 and 12 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Vermeule Community Center on the corner of Greenbrook Road and Clinton Avenue. Participants are encouraged to come during in-person registration if they have already registered to check our uniform sizes prior to ordering them.

“We will have all pre-registration forms with us,” wrote Dennis Passe, North Plainfield Recreation Director. “We can make size adjustments on your registration form if necessary.”

The fee for all sports is $40.

The soccer program is the largest with players from kindergarten to eighth grade. The cost is $40 and includes a two-month schedule of weekend games, almost always Saturdays but possibly a Sunday or two if necessary. Most teams also practice one or twice during the week. Included in the fee are a t-shirt, shorts and socks.  Participants are responsible for cleats and shin guards.  Games are held on fields throughout the Borough.

Archery is available for third grade to eighth grade students on Wednesday nights at West End School.  There are separate archery programs for high school students and adults.

Field Hockey is being offered only for third grade to sixth graders, and is played at 2 pm on Saturdays.  Soccer games are also held on Saturdays, but interested players are welcome to participate in both sports as long as the fee for both is paid.