Instructions - CHILDREN'S FOOTBALL (2023)

field addresses

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Instructions - CHILDREN'S FOOTBALL (1)

  • Belleville – Parque Belleville
  • Chester – Parque Chubb
  • Essex Fells – Parque Grover Cleveland
  • Franklin Lakes – Elite-Trainingsakademie
  • Kinnelon - Kinnelon Recreation Park
  • Livingston - Hillside Elementary School
  • Centro Comunitario Livingston - Monmouth Court
  • Long Valley - Zion Lutheran Church
  • Mendham – Wysong Park
  • Montclair – Parque Brookdale
  • Morris Twp. – Loantaka Park
  • Oakland - Oakland Recreational Complex
  • Oakland-Wells-Feld
  • Paramus – Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex
  • Paramus - Parkway Elementary School

Belleville – Parque Belleville

The park is located on Belleville Avenue between South Franklin Avenue and Union Avenue. There is a parking lot on Belleville Ave. The parking lot is small. If parking is not available in this lot, you will need to park on a nearby street. There is a children's playground in the middle of the park. Just below the playground is a large open lawn. This is where the meeting takes place.

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Chester – Parque Chubb

The park is on the west side of Route 24. The park is half a mile west of the intersection with Route 206. Upon entering the park, follow the gravel road to its end. You will come to a parking lot. Next to the parking lot is a small soccer field with a children's playground right behind it. Training takes place on this soccer field.

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Essex Fells – Parque Grover Cleveland

The field area is located in the section of the park along Brookside Avenue (near the intersection with Cleveland Road). Parking is allowed on the "park side" of Brookside Avenue.

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Franklin Lakes – Elite-Trainingsakademie

The address of this facility is 1 Tice Road. Please note that Tice Road is a short street that is easy to miss at Pulis Avenue. They are the first building on the left after turning onto Tice Road. The entrance to the facility is located next to the first sectional door.

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Kinnelon - Kinnelon Recreation Park

This park is located at 52 Boonton Avenue.

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Livingston - Hillside Elementary School

The school is located at 98 Belmont Drive. The school has parking lots and parking is also allowed on Hillside Avenue. We use the upper fields along Hillside Avenue.

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Centro Comunitario Livingston - Monmouth Court

The community center is at the end of Monmouth Court. Behind the community center there is a field area where we carry out the program. Note that the field is also behind a small shopping center that houses the Precious Cargo for Kids store.

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Long Valley - Zion Lutheran Church

The address of the church is 11 Schooley's Mountain Road. There is a softball field behind the church. Our meetings take place outdoors.

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Mendham – Wysong Park

The park is located in the Ralston neighborhood of Mendham parish. The park is about 2 miles west of the Black Horse Tavern. It is on the east side of Route 24. We teach outside on the baseball field (near the playground). This is the park next to and to the east of the Ralston Fire House. In the View Map link below, our location is called Ralston Field.

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Montclair – Parque Brookdale

The park is bounded by Watchung Avenue, Grove Street, and Bellevue Avenue. There are several entrances to the park. If you enter the park through one of the entrances, you will come to the one-way street that circles the park in a counter-clockwise direction. Inside this racetrack is a small football stadium with an artificial grass field. There is a tall flagpole next to the artificial turf pitch. There is a large lawn next to the flagpole. This is where we do the meetings. If the area is too wet or muddy, the coaches will conduct the sessions on artificial grass.

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Morris Twp. – Loantaka Park

Enter Loantaka Park from Kitchell Road (which is off of Spring Valley Road). Once in Kitchell, you will see a driveway on the left. When you enter here, head towards the back of the parking lot. There is a softball field on the right. Our sessions take place in the outfield of the softball field.

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Oakland - Oakland Recreational Complex

The complex is located on Oak Street, which is off of Ramapo Valley Road.

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This field is located at the end of Valley Forge Road. Valley Forge Road is a residential street. At the end of the street, between houses 9 and 11, there is an entrance on the left. This entrance leads to the field.

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Paramus – Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex

The Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex, also known simply as the "Sports Plex", is located on the Garden State Plaza Parkway. This street is a short slip road that connects Passaic Street and the Garden State Mall parking lot. The Sports Plex parking lot is essentially the part of the mall that is furthest from the mall. Both Waze and Google Maps list the complexes as the Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex.

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Paramus - Parkway Elementary School

Parkway Elementary School's address is 145 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus. Park in the lot and follow the sidewalk to the field behind the school.

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  • Paramus – Reid Park
  • Parsippany - Parque Old Troy
  • Randolph – Parque Brundage
  • Parque Randolph-Hedden
  • Parque Randolph Heistein
  • Randolph – Deportes Kozak
  • Park Ridgefield - Park Overpeck
  • Roxbury-Feld Lincoln/Roosevelt
  • Short Hills – Alter Park de Short Hills
  • Südorange – Meadowland Park / Flood Hill
  • Wayne - Captain Kilroy Field
  • Wayne – Athletics PS2
  • Westwood-Brookside Park
  • Whippany – Williams Sportcoaching

Paramus – Reid Park

The address of this park is 275 Spencer Place.

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Parsippany - Parque Old Troy


The park's address is 335 Reynolds Avenue. We will play children's soccer in the gardens of the baseball field. Note: Across the street from the park are the soccer fields of the Parsippany Soccer Club. We are NOT active in these areas. We are located across from Old Troy Park.

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Randolph – Parque Brundage

The park is on Carrell Rd. Do not enter the park at Sussex Tpk. Enter the park through the entrance next to the tennis courts on Carrell Rd. Go to the back of the lot. You will see a grassy area next to the picnic area and skate park. This is where the meetings are held.

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Parque Randolph-Hedden

There are several pitches at Hedden Park. We hold the sessions in the fields at the end of Concord Road. Calle Concordia is a residential street. Just follow it to the end and you will reach the park. The box will be on the left.

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Parque Randolph Heistein

The park is on South Road. which is on Dover/Chester Rd. The park can be reached from Doby Rd. or Südstr. Entering through any entrance, you will see a pavilion in the middle of the park. Park near the pavilion. Sessions are held on the outfield of the Little League Baseball field.

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Randolph – Deportes Kozak

This indoor facility is located in the Aspen Business Park at 6 Middlebury Boulevard. The building is brown brick with a large clock and the white number 6 in the upper right corner on the front of the building.

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Park Ridgefield - Park Overpeck

We hold the sessions in Palisades Park, part of Overpeck Park. For GPS/Google Map purposes, use 200 Roosevelt Place in Palisades Park. That's where you want to enter the park.

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Roxbury-Feld Lincoln/Roosevelt

Located at the Lincoln/Roosevelt School - 34 Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ. To get to the school grounds, take Hunt Road from North Hillside Avenue.

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Short Hills – Alter Park de Short Hills

The address of this park is 274 Old Short Hills Road.

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Südorange – Meadowland Park / Flood Hill

From South Orange Avenue, turn right onto Ridgewood Road North. Turn right on Mead Street. Turn left onto Meadowbrook Lane. Park on Meadowbrook Lane. This is the base of Floods Hill and this is where the sessions will take place.

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Wayne - Captain Kilroy Field

This field is located at 6 Concord Place. Here is a baseball field. We use the outfield of this field. Note that very close to Wayne is also Kilroy Field at Osbourne Terrace. You don't want Kilroy Field at Osbourne Terrace, you want Captain Kilroy Field at 6 Concord Place.

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Wayne – Athletics PS2

This indoor facility is located at 321 Hamburg Turnpike.

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Westwood-Brookside Park

The park is located at the intersection of Lake Street and Brookside Avenue. Note that for GPS or Google Maps purposes, be sure to use this intersection as there are two Brookside avenues in Westwood.

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Whippany – Williams Sportcoaching

This indoor facility is located at 9 Whippany Road, Building A1, Unit 5.

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What are 3 rules of football that are very important? ›

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