Introduction to the Independence Soccer Club
LETTER TO CLUB MEMBERS
The Independence Soccer Club was established as a 501 ( C )( 3 ) non-profit educational organization in 1993 with the approval of the Recreation Commission in order to offer a competitive soccer program not provided in our community. In 1996 the Independence Recreation Commission asked the I.S.C. to administer the Recreation program from 3rd through 8th grade. In the summer of 2007 the recreation committee voted to have I.S.C. administer recreation soccer from kindergarten through 8th grade. Due to community requests the I.S.C established a pre-k program the same season.
The I.S.C is a self-funded organization which does not rely on taxpayer money to provide its program. The ISC is not a private club. The fall recreation program provides an opportunity for all of the children in our community to play soccer. Our travel program which runs from fall through the spring season offers the possibility for the more serious player to participate in a competitive environment. The ISC considers it to be a feeder program to Hackettstown High School. Our primary focus remains to develop the children of Independence Twp. into skilled soccer players in addition to the fun of experiencing team sports.
The club maintains the position that we must put our faith and trust in “you” the community. We depend on the parent’s voices within our township to express that it is vital for our community’s children that fields and other amenities are provided to us for use. The Independence Soccer Club is a volunteer parental structure, which provides administration and supervision for the activity of community soccer.