How can I register for a program?
You can register for our program three different ways; on-line, mail or in-person. To register on-line you must first Create and Account and then follow the steps under the Registration Help tab.
Where do I mail or drop off my registration form?
You can mail or drop off your registration forms at the Independence Township Municipal Building located at 286-B Route 46 West in Great Meadows, NJ. Our mailing address is: Independence Township Recreation, 286-B Rt. 46 West, PO Box 164, Great Meadows, NJ 07838.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept credit card payments.
Who do I make my check out to?
Checks are made out to: Independence Township Recreation
How do I know if I am a resident or a non-resident?
A resident is considered anyone from a household that's tax municipality is Independence Township. Registrants who come from a household that pays taxes to Liberty, Allamuchy, Hackettstown, or any other municipality are considered non-residents and thus subject to non-resident program fees.
Why is there a different fee for residents and non-residents?
The reason we have different fees for residents and non-residents is due to the fact that the Independence Recreation Department receives funds from property taxes collected from Independence residents. Non-residents do not pay these taxes to our community and thus are required to pay a higher registration fee.
I missed the registration deadline, can I still register for my program?
If you have missed the registration deadline you may contact the Recreation Department at 908-246-1348 to attempt to register. Depending on the program and the number of spaces still available or team roster capacity you may be allowed to register or will be put on a waiting list.
Can I get a refund for a program I registered for?
To request a refund please contact the Independence Recreation Department at email@example.com or you can go to forms and documents on this web page, print out refund paperwork and return to Independence Recreation Department.
Refunds will be awarded: 14 days or more prior to start of program - FULL REFUND
Less than 14 days prior to start of program - HALF REFUND
After the Start of the program - NO REFUND
Youth Sports FAQ
What youth sports programs are offered?
We offer programs in Field Hockey, Soccer, Basketball (Boys and Girls) and Softball. Also Lacrosse and Little League Baseball are offered by affiliate programs.
Where do our youth sports teams practice and play?
Practices for all outdoor sports are held at the "Field of Dreams" recreation complex, with games in most youth sports leagues being played throughout Warren County. Our basketball program practice in the Central School and Great Meadows Middle School Gymnasiums, with games being played at various schools throughout the Hackettstown sending district.
I want to coach my child's team, how do I go about doing that?
Our programs would not be able to happen if it was not for our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to coach a team, please complete the volunteer coaches section on the registration form or contact the Independence Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are all coaches required to complete a background check?
We require that all of our volunteers, coaches and otherwise, to complete a free and private background check.
How do I know if a game or practice has been canceled due to weather?
If a game or practice is canceled due to weather you will be contacted by your child's coach or the Independence Township Recreation Department. You may also check our website or Facebook page to see a weather update on fields and programs.