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RECREATIONAL SOCCER

AGE REQUIREMENTS
 

AGE GROUP BOYS AND GIRLS 7- 18. 

Divisions

In recreational soccer divisions are based on Birth Date and your child must meet the restrictions to play the division.  Divisions usually run as Under 7, Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 12, and Under 14 with a SPECIFIC cut off date. For example, for the Under 7 Division your child must be under 7 by August 1st of the current year to play in that division.  Some leagues will also have a senior division which will be under 18. 

The breakdown of the divisions will usually coincide with your child's school grade but birthdates takes precedence over grade level. You will find that with older children age groups are widened and a division will encompass multiple grade levels.

 

 

REGISTRATION
 


Fall season will run from the middle of September to Thanksgiving.  Registration for Fall will begin in early May. 

Spring season will run from the beginning of April to the middle of June.  Registration for Spring will begin in Early November. 

How to Register?
Forms for registration can be obtained on the organization's web site or at your local sporting good store.  In addition, many schools will distribute flyers for the organizations announcing the registration time frames.   Organizations will often give you the option to register on line at their web site.   A birth certificate is required at this time to prove the age of your child. 

 

 

COMMITMENT FOR RECREATIONAL SOCCER

 

Practice will begin about two weeks prior to the first game.  There will be practice once per week for about 1 hour.  Your coach will normally talk to everyone on the team and determine a night that is convenient for everyone. 

Games will begin for Fall soccer in Mid September Spring soccer will begin in April.  The play consist of approximately eight regular season games, once per week on Saturday or Sunday. 

Are there tournaments?

In addition, your team will participate a tournament at the end of each season.  Tournaments are two days of soccer, usually 2-3 games on Saturday and 1-2 games on Sunday, with teams being eliminated based on their standings from each game.   

 

COST OF RECREATIONAL SOCCER

 

        

The registration fee for Recreational soccer is normally between 75.00 - 90.00 dollar.  Many organizations will give a discount for a family with multiple children.

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR SOCCER
 

 

You must provide your child with a soccer ball.  Check with your coach or local sporting goods store to determine the size ball that your child needs.  Normally, U8 - U10 will need a # 4 ball and U12 - U14 will need a # 5 ball.  Soccer cleats are required.  Shin guards are necessary.  A water bottle is needed.   These items can be purchased at any sporting goods store, Wal-Mart, Kmart or Target. A uniform consisting of a tee shirt and socks will be provided by the league.  Shin guards are to be worn underneath of the socks. Shorts, color specified by the league, will be required.

For further information on  shoes and shin guards see soccer shoes.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

The head coach and the assistant coach positions are usually filled by parent volunteers.