Westfield Soccer Association

Intercounty Frequently Asked Questions

For those of you not familiar with InterCounty soccer, here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q:  What is InterCounty Soccer?

A:  InterCounty Soccer is a way to play recreational soccer against teams from neighboring towns.

The Westfield Intercounty soccer program participates in the Suburban Youth Soccer League.

Information about this league can be found here: SYSLNJ

 

Q:  What age groups are available in the Fall?

A:   In the fall, we field teams at the HS, U15, U13, U11 levels.

 

Q:  What age groups are available in the Spring?

A:   The same as in the fall with the addition of the U9 level.

 

Q:  How do you try out for an InterCounty team?

A:  There are no tryouts!  Everyone who registers on a timely basis is placed on a team.

 

Q:  How much of a commitment does it take to play InterCounty?

A:  The same commitment it takes to play InTown Rec soccer.  Generally there is one game each weekend and one or two practices during the week. This being said, teams are built around enough players to allow for the occasional absence but also to allow for substantial playing time. Sustained absences from practices and games are disruptive and are not fair to other players or the volunteer coaches.

 

Q: Exactly when will practices and games be held? Will they conflict with other sports and activities?

A:  The practice schedule will be set once we know the number of teams. Please note your preferred day in the special request section when registering.

Games are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays and could be at any time of the day.  An occasional Friday night game may also be scheduled. 

 

Q:  Isn’t there a lot of travel associated with InterCounty?

A:  There is little travel.  Half your games are played at home and the other half are played in nearby towns such as Cranford, Clark, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, New Providence, etc.

A full list of clubs can be found here: Participating Clubs

 

Q:  Is the league very competitive?

A:  As with the in-town rec program, there are varying degrees of team strength.  Divisions are divided whenever possible to allow for stronger and weaker sub-divisions.  There will be teams from some towns that are very strong but generally the games are competitive.

 

Q: Do we need to purchase a special InterCounty uniform?

A:  Yes. If you need a uniform for the Spring season, please note that in the comments section when registering.

 

Q: Who is eligible to play in the U19 age group?

A: Anyone who is in HS but who has aged out of U15.

SUMMARY

If you enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer but do not have the time commitment to play Travel Soccer, then InterCounty Soccer is the answer for you.  It combines the best of both worlds by allowing you to participate in a more relaxed, less intensive, less committed environment while still enjoying the excitement and challenge of playing teams from other towns!