Playing Soccer in Cold Weather

We've had a great and relatively warm soccer season here in New Jersey. With the last few weeks of the
season coming up the weather is poised to turn colder. While much of Europe plays soccer though the winter months, we typically move indoors to smaller 7-7 or smaller type games and training.

Preparing for your last few, cold games

  • Dress in warm socks and thermal underwear, or spandex-type underclothing, avoid cotton 
  • Be sure to adequately warm up before your games. It is easier to get injured during colder weather
  • Warm up with Sweats and and a jacket
  • Wear warm headgear
  • Bring a water repellent jacket for the sidelines if raining or snowing
  • Drink plenty of water. Even in cold weather you can dehydrate
Even in cold weather soccer can be fun if your properly prepared. So make a list of the things you'll need and be prepared.

Note: This article is for entertainment purposes only. Always follow the advice of your league and coaches no matter the playing conditions.

Revolution (U14) & Shockers (U13) Take Morris County League Cup

Congratulations to the Roxbury Revolution (U14 Girls ) and Roxbury Shockers (U13 Girls ) for capturing Morris County League Cup Championships. Well done girls!

Roxbury to Host Parsippany Pride Tournament Games

This weekend, October 12-13 Roxbury is thrilled to be hosting some of the 25th anniversary Parsippany Pride Soccer tournament at Horseshoe Lake in Roxbury, NJ. It should be a really fun weekend of soccer. Even if your team is not playing stop by and see some high quality soccer.

Many Roxbury teams will be participating. For a full schedule, visit the site

Good Luck to Everyone Today. Have a Great Tournament

Hungry? Need a T Shirt to remember the KOC?

Food Vendors to Look for 

  • Roxbury Bagels - @ Concession stands
  • Drinks from Push2O - @ Concession stands
  • Pizza from La Gratella pizza Fruits,candy,chips,muffin, coffee- @ Concession stands
  • Cures barbecue and catering : hamburger ,hot dogs, sausage& pepper sandwiches,pulled pork sandwiches, tornado potatoes, BBQ chicken sticks 
  • KP'S Kettle Corn & Concession : Kettle corn popcorn, cotton candy 
  • Goldy's ice cream: ice cream truck 
  • Angela's Italian ice cart: Italian ice 
  • Island Fusion : pork/chicken shish kebabs, Noodles, Fried rice, grilled corn,spring rolls, smoothies

 Other vendors 

  • Athletic Republic will have a tent and they'll be offering "fitness testing" to players and spectators
  • Pocono cup soccer : Soccer items
  • Tornado Bandz NJ: titanium necklace, customized dog tags

Get a Tournament Shirt

Lots of great choices...see more at the stand

Getting Ready for Kickoff!

We can't wait to see you all this weekend. It looks like the weather will be beautiful and we're in for a
wonderful weekend of soccer and fun. 

Tonight our crack Roxbury KOC staff is in training to make sure you will feel welcome. The food staff is gearing up, the field marshals are receiving their final orders and soon the goals will be up and ready for play. 

We've even put fresh turf in the goals to make the KOC is the best tournament experience you'll have all year. 

If there is anything we can do to help you, ask a volunteer and we'll do our best to make you feel at home. 

Which Sports Players Run the Most?

Which sports players run the most? To any soccer fan, or soccer mom or dad there is not doubt. Soccer. In fact the difference is startling. The major Pro and school sports of baseball, football and basketball can't hold a candle to the distance covered by by most soccer players, withe the exception of a keeper. Only Tennis comes even remotely close. Though not as large as the pros, youth soccer players from U11 up often play on fields that are as large as or larger than a football field. Even if these players only cover 75% of the distance it would mean they are covering 21 miles in a 4 game tournament over two days! (if they play the entire game) More than the distance of a half marathon, even without playing the entire game.

Who runs the most? Midfielders, particularly right midfielders. Keepers run the least but hey, they do have a pretty crazy job. On a side note, only 2% of that running is with the ball.

So join us in a season starting, blood pumping festival of running, kicking and scoring on August 24th and 25th at the Roxbury Kickoff Classic and be amazed at what your kids can do. Sign up Now

Data Source - The New York Post

Heat Exhaustion, Play Smart

The past few weeks in NJ have provided us with some staggering heat. Temperature's in the 90's have been pretty consistent, as has relatively high humidity, a potentially deadly combination. Although it appears we'll get a break next week, there is still plenty of summer ahead. As you and your child venture out to final summer tournaments and get ready to start your travel teams camps, be aware of the environment they are playing in.

Playing in high temperature without proper hydration and supervision can prove to be anywhere from bothersome to dangerous. Make sure your child has plenty of water or sports drinks available to them both before and during games and practices.

Have a safe warm up to your upcoming season by practicing sensible precautions. Your child will play better and be safer.

There are many sites and resources available on how to recognize heat exhaustion. Make sure your aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and fatigue. Here are a few sites to visit.

NOTE: We do not offer medical advice and are not responsible for the information found on these sites. Read and use this information at your own risk.

Mayo Clinic