News and Events

COVID-19 Updates & Information

To all OTUSA Members,

New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) has prepared it's Return to Play guidelines for youth soccer starting on June 22.  This will be training using social distancing and non-contact soccer. All OTUSA members will receive detailed information as to what the responsibilities for every player, parent and coach are. On July 6th, the non-contact restriction will be lifted and we will be able to return to traditional soccer play. The new protocols that are implemented for June 22 will continue indefinitely.  Check with your coach if you have any questions about what to expect when your team Returns to Play.

A couple of things to note. First, there is going to be a risk. While there are protocols to minimize the possibilities, there is no way to play a contact sport and eliminate all risk. Secondly, this is a personal choice you as a parent have to make for your child. Please know that the Club respects any decision that families will make with regards to either sending your child to participate in training or not sending your child to participate. If you have reservations reach out to your coach to make them aware. Please know Return to Play is not mandatory and the Club is sensitive to everyone’s concerns. Your child will not lose their roster spot in the Club if they do not immediately participate with their team.

Updated Monday, June  29 2020

Ocean United's Thank the Front Line Heroes Campaign - #OceanThanksYou

In appreciation for the Front Line Heroes that we all know and love, Ocean United Soccer has launched a new video campaign to recognize their efforts and sacrifices called #OceanThanksYou.  As we continue our battle against COVID-19, we are learning to adapt to the new “norm” of lifestyle changes it has brought to all of us. We are isolating ourselves to keep our families safe, but when we do need help we know there are heroes on the front line of this pandemic ready to help. They are running to fires, tending to the sick and keeping us safe. They are there for us when we need them most and they truly are our Front Line Heroes.  Every town has them, but we want to recognize and thank our Front Line Heroes right here in Ocean.

The #OceanThanksYou videos on YouTube below are a small way to show our support and appreciation for all of our Front Line Heroes by saying “THANK YOU” in our own way.

 

Please subscribe and share as we try to reach as many people as possible.

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0h8pX2p6aO0z67Ue6VnePQ

 

#OceanThanksYou Video #1    https://youtu.be/GzUWmiUWFpQ

#OceanThanksYou Video #2    https://youtu.be/6f4td5jTUzg

#OceanThanksYou Video #3    https://youtu.be/m2Znq_-ftbc

#OceanThanksYou Video #4    https://youtu.be/6bLUiVhgcc8

#OceanThanksYou Video #5    https://youtu.be/0my5sjaNBRQ

 

If you have not sent in a picture, you still can! 

We want every player to wear an Ocean jersey and take a selfie holding up a sign thanking our Front Line Heroes.  Put a message of support and thanks on the sign (can be any size) and you can even decorate it with drawings or pictures – be creative!  We are encouraging everyone to thank a Front Line Hero you know and include the hashtag #OceanThanksYou in one of the corners of the sign.  Take a picture of the player (and any Front Line Hero if you like) holding the sign and email it to us at OceanThanksYou@oceansoccer.com

Updated Sunday, May 17, 2020

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

Team Accomplishments

2000 Boys

2017 Winner Northeast Region 1 National Presidents Cup

2017 Winner FC Delco Players Cup Championship

2017 Winner EDP Open Cup Soccer Tournament

2002 Girls

2018 -Champion EDP Spring Classic Champion

2004 Boys

2018-Champions Parma Kick Off Tournament

2004 Girls

2018 Good Sports HS JV Division Second place

2018 1st Place  Monroe Spring Kick Off Tournament

2005 Boys

2017 State Cup Winners

2017 Winner MOSA Premier

2016 Winner MOSA Premier

2015 Winner MOSA Premier

2005 Girls

2018 Finalist EDP Spring Classic Tournament

2006 Boys

2018 1st Place Good sports U13 Division

2016 1st Place Wall Classic

2006 Girls

2018 Champions Good Sports U12 Girls tournament

2008 Boys

2018 1st Place Soccer Coliseum Tournament

2010 Boys

2018 1st Place Lacey Labor Day Tournament

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OCEAN UNITED BOARD CONTACTS

Joe Palumbo

President

Stephanie Pickelny

Treasurer/Dir. of Policy Adherence

Mandy Lettieri

Secretary

Glen Abrams

Tournament Director

Joe Critelli

Director of Information & Registration

Doug Sutton

Director of Training & Safety

Darren Spurier

Director of Coaching

Shawn Bivins

Director of Grassroots Program

Neil Warar

Ref. Assignor

Marc Savare

Member at Large