3RD GRADE TEAM
Tuesday: 6:00PM-7:30PM – Hillside (Grass)
Thursday: 6:00PM-7:30PM – Anderson (Grass)
Saturday: 9:00AM-10:30AM – Hillside (Grass)
*Sunday: 12:30PM-2:00PM – Watchung (Turf)
The 3rd Grade Program is designed to develop (or with newer players, begin to develop) the skill sets needed for competitive play. The curriculum is designed to take each boy to his next level, and the teams and program in general to the highest levels possible. We will play other town programs from Essex and Bergen counties. We may have “A” and “B” teams at each grade, and coaches have full discretion to decide on which team the players will play and to vary rosters as they see fit according to skill level, attitude, and attendance.
In general, the goal is a ratio of two or three practices to one game per week, and to have our travel games on weekends and practices during the week, and there will be exceptions to this general structure. Usually, practices start the week of March 3rd and the Season ends May 30th. For weekday practices, the end of practice may be extended from 7:30 to 8:00 in the second half of the season when there is more daylight. All practice locations will be confirmed two weeks before the start of the season. We may add optional scrimmage days to the schedule if/when fields and coaches are available. We make every effort to keep times and locations consistent but occasionally there is a change based on weather, field conditions, or conflicts with other field users. Games will tend to be on Thursday and Friday evenings and on Sundays. Final game schedules will be announced ahead of the season.