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COVID-19 UPDATE 03/14/2020

As of 3/14/2020, The MTSA Board has decided to cancel all soccer activities until we receive further recommendations from the CDC, US Soccer, NJYS soccer, Ocean County Health Department; following the lead of our local School System.  

This includes canceling of all Travel and Recreation training, games, tournaments, scrimmages or any other activities. Currently these measures are being taken as a precaution for the protection of our community.

We anticipate more decisions being made in the next weeks regarding leagues, tournaments and several other things.

The MTSA Board will continue follow the recommendations of the above agencies and we appreciate your patience and assistance while we navigate this unprecedented situation.

As always, please let us know if there are any questions and we will do our best to answer.

CoVID- 19 Update 3/13/2020

Ocean County Recreation and MOSA have both postponed their seasons to start on the weekend of 4/18. Kickers and u6 will now start on 4/25 as it is adjusting to the delayed start of the other leagues. The emails are below.

MTSA will be using the Manchester Township School District as a guide towards whether or not to run practices. If the school closes, we will suspend any soccer activities until they re-open. We will do our best to keep you updated!

Goalie Training!

MTSA is happy to announce once again that we are offering weekly training for our Players who want to focus on the position of Goalie.

Goalie Training will start March 23 at the MTSA complex at 6:30. Dale will be there on Mondays and Thursdays.

Each travel team is invited to send 1 player to the training.

All rec teams may send a goalie and travel may send additional players for $20 per session.


Dale Pearce is the goalie trainer for MTSA. Dale has played soccer and has been a goalie his entire life.

Dale started goal keeping at the age of 4 years old in Lacey Soccer Club. He has been playing at a high level for most of his youth. He played for Lacey Twp. High School and was the starting Varsity Goalie. He currently is still playing on the MTSA Men’s Team.

He has coached youth soccer for over 15 years and holds his “F” coaches license. He has attended many goalkeeping clinics. Dale is returning as our goalie trainer after his sessions in the fall provided positive parent and coach feedback.

The goalie training stresses sportsmanship as well as goalie fundamentals. The MTSA Goalie training program is for both brand new goalies as well as seasoned goalies.

Halloween Tournament October 26th

Manchester Township Soccer Association is hosting it's 9th Annual Halloween Tournament on Saturday, October 26th.

Registration for both Recreation and Travel teams is now OPEN!

Click HERE to secure your spot!

This is a one day soccer event.  Each team will receive at least 3 games.  Trophies/medals for all first and second place teams in age groups u11 and older.

u8/u9/u10 will play 7 v 7, size 4 ball, 20 minute halves  -  $400

u11/u12 will play 9 v 9, size 4 ball, 25 minute halves  -  $440

u13/u14/u15 will play 11 v 11, size 5 ball, 30 minute halves  -  $475


This is a fun Halloween tournament.  Teams are encouraged but not required to wear team costumes and participate in the best costume event.  If teams choose to wear costumes during game play, the costume must all match each member of the team in color and general appearance.  The costume must not have anything hanging or dangling off, or in any way be possibly deemed unsafe or inappropriate for game play by the referee's or tournament committee.


For questions please email Tournament Director Erik Meyers at



Here is the Field Map for the tournament