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711 Broad Street, Florence, New Jersey 08518
(609) 499-2525 ext 112   Fax: (609) 499-1186

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LISTING OF APPROVED COACHES FOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES
(updated 5/7/14)

COACHES BACKGROUND CHECK  APPLICANT INFORMATION FORM

 

Welcome to the Florence Township Recreation Sports Page!  As part of the Florence Township community, children can enjoy a broad array of active recreation programs that include:

Baseball Baseball  T-Ball  •  Minor League  •  Little League Major Division  •  Junior Division

Click here to visit the Softball Web Site Softball  T-Ball  •  Coach Pitch  •  Minor League  •  Little League Major Division  •  Senior Division

Football Football  West Jersey Football League  •  National Prep & Youth Football Association

Cheerleading Cheerleading West Jersey Football League  •  National Prep & Youth Football Association

Basketball Basketball  Florence Township Recreational Basketball Association (Boys & Girls)

Field Hockey Field Hockey  Florence Township Field Hockey Association

Soccer Soccer  Florence Township Soccer Association (Boys & Girls)

 

There is a nominal fee for each child that participates in a sport. Fees are used to offset some of the costs associated with providing such a wide variety of active recreational opportunities. Please feel free to contact the Director of Recreation about our programs, registrations and associated fees.  In addition, please visit our Florence Township Recreation Committee Page for meetings and contact info by clicking here.


Click Here for Recreation Related Forms.

 

Our League Presidents and Coaches
Florence Township has a long tradition of excellence in sports.  Beginning at our recreation level and continuing thru the Florence Memorial High School programs there are several athletic activities available for youths to participate.  Many students have even continued to excel at both the college and professional levels.  The foundation of these achievements begins at the recreation level.  The recreation sports program serves as an introduction to sports for the children of the community.  The basic fundamentals and sportsmanship are taught thru the dedication of our volunteers.  Each coach that participates in our recreation program completes an extensive background check and fingerprinting process.  Once approved EVERY coach is issued an Identification Badge which must be worn while participating within the program(s).  Concussion & Head Injury Certification is also required for all coaches.  The completing of these requirements is overseen by our recreation department and League Presidents. 

The League Presidents, Vice Presidents, Treasurers and Secretaries serve as a governing body for each program and coordinate their efforts thru the recreation department.  Without the devotion of these individuals, it would be very difficult to provide quality sports programs.  We encourage families to consider registering their children to participate in recreation sports.  We feel that during the recreation years, many valuable lessons are learned.  Physical activity thru sports is a healthy form of development and learning about teamwork and sportsmanship is vital when extended from the sports fields to the classroom to being a responsible youth in the community.  As residents of Florence Township, we urge you to visit our recreation sports links, attend meetings, ask questions and most importantly sit along the sidelines and cheer on your children and their friends.

 

Visiting Our Parks

In addition to the many active recreational activities, the Township of Florence has many parks and scenic areas where you can enjoy a walk, a picnic or even reserve an area for a private special occasion.

Information on Applying for Use of a Public Park

Application for Use of a Public Park

 

Venturing Outside of Town

As families consider traveling outside of town, there are countless destinations to visit and enjoy.  Some within a short driving distance are:

Avalon & Stone Harbor Cape May Long Beach Island Sea Isle
Island Beach State Park Seaside Point Pleasant Wildwood

And many others:    http://www.jerseyfamilyfun.com/field-trip-fun/new-jersey-beaches/

Theme Parks

Six Flags Great Adventure - Theme Park and Safari, Jackson, NJ.

 

Golfing

Attention Golfers!!!  Enjoy hitting fairways & greens at some of these great local courses.
Springfield Golf Farm

Burlington County Country Club
Old York Country Club
Cream Ridge Country Club
Rancocas Country Club
North Hanover Country Club
Deerwood Country Club

Horse Racing

If watching the horses is to your liking, Florence is less than an hour drive to Monmouth Park, Philadelphia Park and Freehold Park.

Professional & Semi-Pro Sports

The area is filled with exciting and family fun sporting events to attend throughout the year.  Many of these same venues host concerts, monster truck shows and the circus productions.

Mercer County Waterfront Park

- Trenton Thunder

Campbells Field

- Camden Riversharks

Wells Fargo Center
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Philadelphia 76ers
- Philadelphia Wings
- Philadelphia Soul 

Lincoln Financial Stadium

- Philadelphia Eagles

Citizens Bank Park

- Philadelphia Phillies

MetLife Stadium

- New York Giants
- New York Jets

Prudential Center - Newark
- New Jersey Devils

Shopping 

Florence is centered between some of the largest shopping centers and malls in the central New Jersey area. They include:

Burlington Center Mall
Quaker Bridge Mall
Cherry Hill Mall
Princeton Market Fair
Mercer Mall
Moorestown Mall
Freehold Mall
Oxford Valley Mall
Franklin Mills Outlet

Camping & Fishing
Camping and fishing opportunities abound at every turn. Including:

Delaware River
Lebanon State Forest
Colliers Mills
Prospertown Lake
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area

Theater:

Sony Entertainment Center


711 Broad Street  •  Florence, NJ 08518  •  609-499-2525
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