What days are the games played?
Recreation League games are played on Saturday morning/afternoon in the Fall and Sunday afternoon in Spring.
Travel games: For teams playing in South Jersey Girls Soccer League, games are on Saturday afternoons for U8-U14 and Sunday for U15+.
For teams playing in South Jersey Boys Soccer League, games are on Sunday afternoons.
For teams playing in EDP, MAPS or JAGS, game days and times vary.
What times are the games played?
For the recreation program: it is impossible to know the exact time of the games prior to the week previous to the start of the season. This is due to the uncertainties of the number of teams, scheduling conflicts of coaches with multiple teams, and available fields and equipment.
For the travel program: the game times are determined by the travel league in which the team is playing not by Cherry Hill FC - game start times are generally anytime from 12:30-3:30 for SJSL & SJGSL. Teams that participate in EDP, MAPS or JAGS have varying game days and times.
Where are games played?
For the recreation program: Fall season games are played at the DeCou fields (Cropwell/Evesham Rd). Spring season games are played at DeCou with the exception of our U11-U14 Boys games which are played at Beck Middle School (Cropwell Rd)
For the travel program: Half of your games will be played at home. Home games are played at either DeCou or Beck depending on the fields schedule.
What equipment is needed?
All players should have shin guards and soccer cleats.
Recreation players: you will receive a playing jersey. You will need to purchase shorts and soccer socks.
Travel players: you will receive a uniform kit which consists of a home jersey, an away jersey, shorts and socks. Uniforms are purchased every 2 years. So, if you begin your travel soccer playing at U8, you will receive a uniform that you will use for U8 & U9 playing seasons. New players will receive a uniform regardless of where the club is in their uniform purchase cycle.
When and where do teams practice?
For the recreation program: practice sessions are at the discretion of our volunteer coaches. Based on your age group, practices may be one or two times a week. We encourage recreation teams to practice on our DeCou rec fields. In addition, our club has leases at many of the local schools for teams to practice.
For the travel program: practice sessions are at the discretion of our volunteer coaches. The coach will decide the number of practices per week. Coaches request practice time on our scheduled fields (DeCou Turf and Johnson). In addition, our club has leases at many of the local schools for travel teams to practice.
When are the registrations held?
Registration for the Fall season begins in April and registration for the Spring season begins in late November/early December. Registrations are accepted via our online registration system at www.cherryhillfcsoccer.com.
What if I'm not comfortable registering online?
Mail-in forms are available via our website. Please read the directions and fill out the form carefully. Return the form with your remittance to the address given on the top of the form.
Can my player play with their friend or with their previous coach?
For the recreation program: there is a field on the registration form to make such a request. However, we cannot guarantee that requests can be fulfilled due to coach availability, team capacity and team balance.
For the travel program: tryouts are held in late Spring to determine the following season's travel teams. Players are placed based on the tryouts.
Do I have to have experience to coach?
You do not have to have experience to coach. What you do need is a willingness to learn the game and continuously improve your coaching ability. We will help by providing licensing courses, guidance to information sources available through print and via the internet, and will be happy to help you in any other way possible. As a volunteer coach you are one of the most important factors in the success of our recreation program. As you become more skilled you might find, in later years, a continued interest in coaching for a travel team.
How can I join the board?
We continually search for parents interested in creating the fun soccer atmosphere that CHFC creates for your young players. Since we are all volunteers, the more help we have the easier it is on everyone. The length of your commitment can be decided before you begin, and your task will be clear. If you are interested, please contact any Board Member (see Board of Directors page of this website).
How can I get a refund?
Refunds will be provided if the Cherry Hill FC Director of Registration is notified in writing (preferably email).
Recreation program fees are non-refundable.
The only exceptions to this policy are:
1) Refunds (less $30 processing fee) are granted if if the player has an injury or medical condition develop prior to the start of the season and Cherry Hill FC is notified in writing (preferably email) prior to the start of the season.
2) Refund request is made prior to August 1st in the Fall and prior to February 1st in the Spring: refunds minus a $30.00 processing fee will be granted.
Travel program refunds are handled in the following manner:
Two-season (Fall/Spring) travel teams:
1) Full refund is granted if a player is not placed on a travel team.
2) Refund minus processing fee is granted if a player notifies Director of Registration and Director of Boys or Girls Travel (as appropriate) by June 30th that they do not intend to play on the team they were placed.
Spring-only travel teams:
1) Full refund is granted if player is not placed on team.
2) Refund minus processing fee is granted if player notifies Director of Registration and coach by Nov 1st that they do not intend to play on the team they were placed.