AGE GROUP BOYS AND GIRLS 7- 18.
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
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.
Fall season will run from the middle of September to
Thanksgiving. Registration for Fall will begin in early May.
season will run from the beginning of April to the middle of June.
Registration for Spring will begin in Early November.
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
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.
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.
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
The head coach and the
assistant coach positions are usually filled by parent volunteers.