Why Choose an Organized Youth Soccer Team?
As with other sports, it's possible to play soccer anywhere there is enough space and enough people to form teams. However, there are many benefits to signing up for an organized youth soccer club.
One of the most obvious benefits of being in an actual club is that you can count on there being enough people to play. Youth soccer requires between eight and 11 players per team (depending on player age) to do it right, and it's unlikely that there are 16-22 kids in a neighborhood – enough for two teams – that will be available every time you want to play. However, kids can come from much farther away to partake in organized Tri-State area soccer. This makes it so that when you show up to play, you'll actually have enough people to join you.
Another benefit is that there will be a referee. While it's common for adults to complain about refs, the fact is that a game without them can devolve into arguments that end with someone "taking the ball and going home." Having a person who has the clear authority to decide on whether a rule was broken will make your games less argumentative, more fun, and more likely to run to their proper conclusions.
Finally, a Tri-State area soccer club will have a suitable place to play. While it's possible to play on a sandy lot or a parking lot, these aren't ideal locations for a game. The club will have a better area, and you won't have to worry about cars coming through where you're trying to play. This is both safer and less annoying.
If you're ready to play soccer without any hassles, join a real club today.