Welcome to Chatham Recreation

Chatham Recreation is a joint program sponsored by Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.


View Chatham Recreation sponsored and Chatham “Club” programs

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Registration procedures for Chatham Recreation Sponsored Programs/Training and Chatham "Clubs".

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Chatham requires all adults working with the children to have an initial Fingerprint Background Check and then a Name Check Renewal.

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Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Training, medical and field procedures, etc. minimize injury risks and protect coaches from civil lawsuits.

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Upcoming Activity/Registration Information: Chatham Residents
For further program information, etc. on the activities listed below, please go to the activity link noted or visit the Home page and click on Programs.
Some programs are Chatham Recreation sponsored and some are Chatham Club sponsored.

Rutgers Safety Training: For Chatham Coaches and Assistants
Please see the Training/Safety information at the top of this page for information and registration

Fall Activities:
Cross Country: Chatham Residents
Register on Community Pass
Ages 9-14 in grades 3-8.
No 2022 Grade 2 or Grade 9 children.

Space is limited and a Wait List will be formed

Field Hockey: Chatham Residents
Registration is open until August 1.
Grades 3-8 as of the Fall 2022. |
Visit www.chathamfieldhockeyclub.org for information and registration.

Football, Flag Football and Cheerleading: Chatham Residents
Tackle Football
  - Grades 4 through 8 during school year 2022-2023. Registration closes August 16th.

Cheerleading - Grades 4 through 8 during school year 2022-2023. Registration closes August 16th.
Flag Football - Grades 3-6 during school year 2022-2023. Registration closes August 16th.
For information and registration visit the chathamfootballclub

Soccer: Chatham Residents
Registration closes July 15th.
Registration for the Fall Recreation Soccer, Fall TOPSoccer and the 2022/2023 8U Technical Development Program is open.
See below the Soccer Category Information on each program and how to register.

  • Recreation Soccer
    Registration for Recreation soccer is by grade. All players who will be in Grades K-8 in Fall 2022 are welcome to register. Instructions for registration are HERE.
    The registration deadline for Recreation Soccer is July 15, 2022. More information on Recreation Soccer can be found HERE.
    Please direct all general questions or comments regarding Recreation Soccer to chathamunitedrecsoccer@gmail.com.
  • 8U Technical Development Program (TDP)
    The 8U TDP is our full-year Technical Development Program. All players born in 2015 are welcome to register. The 8U TDP is a pre-Travel program (Travel Soccer begins at 9U. Travel Soccer and our 8U TDP are run by birth year not grade). Instructions for registration are HERE
    Please direct all general questions or comments regarding the 8U TDP to chatham.united.u8@gmail.com.
  • TOPSoccer
    The Chatham United TOPSoccer program is for Chatham players with disabilities aged 5-15 years with a birth date falling between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2017. The emphasis of this program is on development, training, and meaningful participation rather than competition. TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement, which is, “to foster physical, mental, and emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.” Our goal is to enable our young athletes with disabilities to develop their physical fitness, technical skills, courage and self esteem, through the joy and excitement of playing soccer.
    TOPSoccer is designed to give everyone a chance to play soccer, while providing the experience of working together as a team, achieving individual goals, and, most of all, HAVING FUN!
    Registration instructions for TOPSoccer soccer are HERE.  More information on TOPSoccer can be found HERE.
    Please direct all general questions or comments regarding TOPSoccer to ChathamTOPSoccer@gmail.com.







Chatham has several facilities that are shared between Chatham Recreation activities, approved Chatham "Club" activities and the School District of the Chathams.  Working with the school district and our shared resources, both indoor and out, enables our groups to provide numerous programs to our community.

To potentially reserve a facility at one of the schools, communication needs to be made to the School District of the Chathams.

To potentially reserve a facility in Chatham Borough or Township, please contact cnauta@chathamrecreation.org.

To view our facilities and facility guidelines, please click on Read More.

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Chatham Recreation Joint Advisory Committee meets approximately 6 times a year. The Chatham Recreation Joint Advisory Committee is committed to develop, promote, organize, implement and maintain a variety of programs for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.

The Chatham Recreation Joint Advisory Committee administers and schedules programs that strive to be the best recreational programs.

Goals are achieved through open communication, the establishment of policies, the time hundreds of volunteers shared with both communities and the cooperation of the Chatham Borough Council, the Chatham Township Committee and the School District of the Chatham’s

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