The main purpose of recreational soccer is to have fun, exercise and enjoy soccer in a less competitive environment and develop the game's basic skills while focusing on player’s physical, socio-emotional, communication, and cognitive development. All activities are age appropriate to increase motor development, stimulate thinking, and teach fundamental soccer skills.
Recreational soccer is a program that does not require tryouts and accepts all players who want to have fun, learn the sport, and develop the basic skills and knowledge of soccer. It s the foundation and starting point for all soccer players, and does not emphasize travel, high level competition, game scores, or standings. It does not require any certified rosters or member passes for participation. It is offered for different age groups and throughout all seasons. Recreational soccer players can also choose to participate in other soccer programs (e.g. camps, clinics, etc.) that provide more training and challenge to ensure all players have the opportunity to develop and advance throughout the different levels within the club.
Coaches are ex-professional soccer players or on-the-field skilled soccer players. Coaches might also be volunteers. All coaches are required to be background checked, as well as trained and licensed through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
Although kids are grouped according to their age/grade bracket and approximate skill levels; unless specified differently by the coach and discussed with each parent, teams may be coed or gender specific. Special requests can be submitted to play on the same team as their friend, family member, or classmate. Requests are made at the time of online registration.
Our club follows traditional youth soccer seasons. Soccer season is divided into Fall and Spring. Our spring season goes from early/mid March through late May/early June, whereas our Fall season goes from early/mid September through late October/early November.
The current dates for the Fall'23-Spring'24 soccer seasonal year are, as follow:
Recreational soccer may continue during the winter and summer depending on coach and field's availability. Practices will be held together with travel teams if necessary.
Winter season goes from Dec. 4, 2023 through March 1, 2024 (No training for two weeks during the holidays). Specific dates will be provided by coach and club director at the end of the Fall season. (*New schedule for winter is now released)
Summer'23 season will be divided into 3 4-week training sessions:
June 5-June 30, July 10-Aug 4, and Aug 7-Sept 1
**Players are welcome throughout the year.
# weeks/season: 10-11 weeks (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Practice duration: one hour
Practice Frequency: once per week as shown in our schedule
Players can register for two practices per week depending on the number of spots available within each rec team. Rec teams are formed based on age and skill level.
Schedule for practices over the summer will be the same as for the Fall and Spring. Further details can be found under Practice Schedule. Practices over the winter season will be released at the end of the Fall season. (*New schedule for winter is now released)
All practice details will be determined by the coach of that team based on his/her availability as well as on the fields that are available and convenient to him/her. Any schedule changes will be discussed and agreed to with parents.
Short duration and small sided games are played at the end of the training to practice the class lessons. The coach divides the players into even teams to the extent possible. Weekend games are held at the discretion of the coach. Games may be scheduled against other clubs. All players in recreation programs will play at least 50% of the game per the U.S. Soccer guidelines. Coaches will manage substitutions accordingly to ensure minimum playing time for each player is met.
The cost for recreational soccer can be found under Club Fees. During the registration process, parents can select the payment plan based on the number of practices they are registering for and if they are participating in fall, spring, or both. Uniforms/jerseys can be purchased in our online store (coming soon!!!).
Each player is expected to bring their appropriate ball size, water bottle with their name printed on a label or a drink of their preference, shin guards and soccer cleats.
Spectators/parents may sit the side of the field or the bleachers during the games and practices.
Spectators/parents may not stand or sit behind the goals or on the end lines, or in the field areas assigned for coaches and players.
Any criticism of players, coaches, or referees is prohibited.
Please refrain from coaching from the sidelines as kids will be distracted during games and/or practices. Positive cheering is encouraged. Examples of positive cheering are “Good job!” or "Good Safe" or "Amazing Goal". “Stay back on defense!” "Attack" are examples of coaching from the sidelines.
No pets allowed. If a person brings a pet to the field, it should be taken back home or stay at least 50 yards away from the field for the safety of the players or other people at the field.
If a player cannot come to practice due to sickness, the player will be allowed to participate with a different group as agreed to with the coach. There will be two (2) makeups scheduled at the end of the season for any practices cancelled due to Inclement weather. Some practices could be extended to make up for cancelled practices. Notifications will be provided to parents in advance of the practice. Under some circumstances, decisions will be made on the field prior to or during the practice. The Club will follow the US Soccer recommendations. Coaches will use their own judgement for holding, shortening, or cancelling practices.