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Who is SYSL NJ?

SYSL NJ was founded to provide a competitive, semi-recreational soccer environment for member clubs and organizations and their constituents to develop, promote, and serve the NJ soccer interests of their youth members (under the age of 19) through healthy amateur competition and educational programs.

SYSL NJ is a semi-recreational league and is comprised of member clubs from the suburban New Jersey footprint of Union, Middlesex, Essex, and Somerset counties. The league offers high quality, flighted competition, ranging from the purely recreational athlete through more competitive players that cannot make a full-time commitment to a rigorous travel soccer program. SYSL NJ provides a supportive structure to foster development and recreation without abandoning the thrill of competition and thus provides a home for players at every skill level. Our league also uses a 25 Mile radius philosophy, from Mountainside, NJ, so that no parent/player has to travel more than 30 minutes to travel to a game.

Our league supports good sportsmanship at every level, fair play, and positive learning with a "Kids Remember Moments, Not Scores" mentality.

Play hard, Play smart, Have fun!

Our Board Members and Committees

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Our History

Andrew Bondarowicz and John Dilts - First Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of SYSL

Andrew Bondarowicz and John Dilts - First Commissioner & Deputy Commissioner of SYSL

SYSL NJ was established in August 2017 by Andrew Bondarowicz from Scotch -Plains and John Dilts from Cranford with a collaboration of towns from Cranford, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains -Fanwood, Springfield, and Westfield soccer clubs (SYSL NJ Founding Member Clubs). These clubs wanted to participate in a well organized recreational soccer league where the members would be ensured a positive soccer experience and a voice in doing so.  
Under the direction of Andrew and John  (pictured here), who served as the first Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner respectively, SYSL NJ mission has been to provide a competitive, educational, well-rounded semi-recreational soccer experience for all the kids, no matter their skill sets and is certified league member of New Jersey Youth Soccer Association.
The inaugural Fall 2017 season kicked off with 82 teams from 6 towns with teams from U9 - High School age groups.  As of 2020, SYSL NJ  has grown to over 3,400 kids from 180 teams representing 15 towns. (Berkley Heights, Bound Brook, Clark, Colonia, Cranford, Edison, FC Thunder, Metuchen, Mountainside, New Providence, Panther Soccer Club of Roselle Park, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains-Fanwood,  Springfield and Westfield.)              
The growth and success of SYSL NJ is due to all the efforts of our volunteers, coaches, parents and kids from all the towns.

Our Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 465
Cranford, NJ 07016