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.
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.
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 quite competitive.
Q: Do we need to purchase a special InterCounty uniform?
A: Yes, information about a full kit will be offered at registration, which includes 2 jerseys (1 white, 1 blue), and shorts. This kit can be used for several seasons. The link to purchase uniforms is shown above
Q: Who is eligible to play in the U19 age group?
A: This varies from year to year. Some years we have a U17 division, and some years any players older than U15 will participate in the HS division (aka U19)
Note: If you are a high school senior AND you played varsity soccer and/or are currently a "carded" travel player, you may participate in U19 Intercounty soccer. If you are a high school junior, then you must NOT have played varsity soccer and you CANNOT be a carded travel player.
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---recreational and travel soccer---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! It is basically "travel-lite" for soccer.