COVID-19 Updates & Information
To all OTUSA Members,
The safety and health of our OTUSA Membership and Staff is of utmost importance to us. Our top priority is to ensure the well-being of all participants in club related activities at all times. Given recent action taken by the U.S. Soccer Federation and with the health of our soccer community in mind, the OTUSA Board has decided that effective immediately all OTUSA soccer activities are SUSPENDED until APRIL 20th. That applies to all games, practices, tournaments and any other team related activity. We will be evaluating conditions on a daily basis and will reassess the situation to determine when it’s appropriate to reinstate soccer activities by April 17th. If we determine that it’s not safe to return to soccer, we will extend the suspension and reassess on a weekly basis until we feel it’s an appropriate time to lift the suspension.
This decision has been made in accordance with the guidance of our governing bodies, public health and medical professionals at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the ongoing acceleration of the COVID-19 in communities from which our soccer families reside. As the number of State emergencies increases, we have decided to exercise caution in the interest of our soccer family.
We’d like to thank our OTUSA Family for your ongoing support as we manage our Club given the current health environment. The safety and security of our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority!
Please note, all decisions regarding OTUSA activities are subject to change based on the ongoing review of circumstances. Further details regarding the impact of COVID-19 on OTUSA will continue to be shared via official OTUSA email and social media.
Updated Wednesday, March 28, 2020
OTUSA offers age and skill appropriate programs for the youth of Ocean Township and surrounding communities that will foster a passion for the game of soccer. Learning soccer skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork will result in a fun and positive experience for our players and their families. Pride in the club, schools and community will help children grow into better players, team mates, and citizens.
HISTORY OF CLUB
Established in 1975, OTUSA was established with the objective to create a positive experience for kids while allowing them to learn sportsmanship, increase physical fitness, and develop soccer skills. With over 500 athletes and dozens of dedicated coaches and volunteers, OTUSA is one of the most respected soccer programs in New Jersey.
The club hosts two core programs: Spring Grassroots Development for children in Kindergarten - Grade 2 and a highly-competitive Travel Soccer Program. The Grassroots Program introduces soccer to young players in a fun, learning environment. The Travel Program accommodates both youth boys and girls travel soccer teams from ages U-8 to U-18 and competes in the MOSA, MAPS, JAGS, and EDP soccer leagues throughout the region. Each team is managed by a volunteer coach, while training is conducted weekly by a professional trainer. OTUSA fosters an environment where players at different levels of technical ability can still develop in a competitive environment. Many of our small-sided age groups have two or three teams as a result of this philosophy.
OTUSA also hosts the annual Jersey Shore Champions Cup every June. Since its inception in 1975, the tournament hosts more than 240 teams from across the Northeast every year. Funds from the tournament are used to subsidize programs to further the development of our players, such as a free foot skills and dedicated goalkeeper development programs. The investment in development has paid off with many OTUSA teams competing at the highest level of competition across the country. In the Spring of 2015, the U14 boys OTUSA Spartans were NJ State Cup Champions, Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions, and National Cup Finalists, which is an outstanding highlight in the club's storied history.
2017 Winner Northeast Region 1 National Presidents Cup
2017 Winner FC Delco Players Cup Championship
2017 Winner EDP Open Cup Soccer Tournament
2018 -Champion EDP Spring Classic Champion
2018-Champions Parma Kick Off Tournament
2018 Good Sports HS JV Division Second place
2018 1st Place Monroe Spring Kick Off Tournament
2017 State Cup Winners
2017 Winner MOSA Premier
2016 Winner MOSA Premier
2015 Winner MOSA Premier
2018 Finalist EDP Spring Classic Tournament
2018 1st Place Good sports U13 Division
2016 1st Place Wall Classic
2018 Champions Good Sports U12 Girls tournament
2018 1st Place Soccer Coliseum Tournament
2018 1st Place Lacey Labor Day Tournament