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Opening Day for Fall 2017 Season

Opening Day is Saturday September 9

You and your children are in for an exciting and fun season! We would like to update you on Tenafly Soccer Opening Day 2017- - the official kick off of the 2017 Tenafly Recreation  Soccer Season! Please read all of the information below   

Q. When is Tenafly Soccer Opening Day 2017?

A. This year opening day will take place on the 1st Saturday in September once school starts . Once again this year Tenafly  JR Soccer and the New York Red Bulls will be partnering to bring you what should be a fun and exciting opening day! 

Q. Where is it and what time should I attend?

A. Opening Day Activities will start just outside the McCandless Room (next to the Tenafly Library -100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly) This is where you and your child will meet your coaches and also get their uniform, soccer ball, etc. Once your child has met their coaches they will be directed to the Municipal Field for a ball skills clinic with Red Bulls Trainers. Please be sure your child is wearing shin guards and (soccer cleats or sneakers) for the Red Bulls Soccer Clinic. 

The meeting times for each Division are as follows:  




8:30 AM

9:30 AM


10:00 AM

11:00 AM

Pee Wees + 2nd grade girls

11:15  AM

12:15 PM

Mini BOYS only 

12:15 PM

1:00  PM


1:00 PM

2:00 PM


2:15 PM

3:15  PM



While your child is attending the ball skills clinic, parents will be attending a quick Mandatory Parents Meeting. As the name implies, it is mandatory that at least one parent or guardian attends this meeting. 

At this meeting we will go over the Tenafly Soccer philosophy along with some of the rules of the season and what is expected of you as parents. There is also the opportunity to ask questions regarding the Tenafly Soccer program. 

Q.  What about the Little Kickers, 7th & 8th Grade boys & girls and High Schoolers?

A.  For these programs your child can pickup their team Jersey at their first game. It is recommended that they arrive early to their first game so that the uniforms can be distributed and we can start the game on time. 

Q. What if it rains on Opening Day?

A. Tenafly Soccer Opening Day 2017 will take place rain or shine. Keep in mind that soccer is a sport played in the rain and municipal field can be used in a light or medium rain. You will be amazed to see how may kids have a great time playing soccer in the rain or even a light drizzle. Also, since the McCandless Room is dry year round, at the very least you will be able to meet your coaches, get your uniform and attend the Mandatory Parents Meeting. 

Q. What if I have OLD jerseys, cleats, and/or used soccer equipment?

A:We will also be collecting used soccer gear that is still in good condition to donate to various charities. If you have any soccer jerseys, soccer shorts, cleats, shin guards and/or deflated soccer balls that are still in good condition please drop them off at the McCandless Room in the designated area. We will be collecting all these items to donate to the Boys & Girls Club of America. 

Looking Forward to a FUN SEASON!

Jamie Kraft

Tenafly JR Soccer & The 2017 Tenafly Recreational Soccer Board