News and Events

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

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 June 22nd. That applies to all games, practices, tournaments and any other team related activity.  We will be evaluating conditions and will reassess the situation to determine when it’s appropriate to reinstate soccer activities.  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 from 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 Thursday, May 18, 2020

The 44th Jersey Shore Champions Cup has been CANCELED

The OTUSA Board recently made the very difficult decision to cancel our 44th Jersey Shore Champions Cup in June due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic.  The safety of the players, families and everyone involved in the tournament will always be our top priority. With soccer suspended until at least May 15, there just isn't enough time to guarantee that we would be able to host a tournament. We looked at other options, but in the end there were too many challenges without knowing when we would be able to play. For those of you who have registered, you will be directly contacted by our Tournament Director. Contact JSCC.Director@oceansoccer.com with any questions.

We look forward to the JSCC next year and we hope you will join us then!  Hopefully, the virus ends soon and we can get back to some level of normalcy and soccer!

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Updated Monday April 27, 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

SPONSORS & AFFILIATES

DONATIONS

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