Recreational Soccer

Updated Wednesday June 15, 2016 by Waxhaw Soccer.

RECREATIONAL SOCCER ( AGE GROUPS U8 - U15)

Questions:  Email the Rec. Commissioner Sarah Berlin at sarah.berlin27@gmail.com

Our Recreational Soccer program is about encouraging kids and their love of the game.  This is a great opportunity for kids who want to give the sport a try - no matter their age or experience - and find out why it is the most popular sport in world!  

Important Fall 2016 Dates:

  • A $15 fee will be added to registrations after Aug 1st
  • Registration closes August 7th.
  • Practices start the week of August 22nd
  • First Games will begin the weekend of Sept. 10th
  • Rain Makeup Weekend for Games will be the weekend of Nov. 3rd.
  • Tournament Weekend is Nov. 12th/13th
  • Rain Makeup Weekend for Tournament is Nov. 19th/20th

Ages

Players must be registered by their Birth Year.  Ex.  If a player was born in 2009, they will register for U8, no matter the month they were born in.  Requests for player placement will be considered but there is no guarantee that the request will be granted.

Practices & Games

Recreational teams will have two team practices per week.  The practice day and time will depend on coach and field availability.   If you have any practice time conflicts, please note those in the comment sections during the registration process.  Again, we will try our best to work with you,  but there are no guarantees.

Practices are held at H.C. Nesbit Park behind Kensington Elementary School, and at Western Union Elementary School.

Because these teams compete against teams from other associations in Union County, they may be required to travel in the immediate area.

Following are the age groups anticipated for this season:

Age Bracket Plays Periods Ball Size
U8 Co-ed or Girls  7 v 7 Four 12 min quarters  3
 U9 Co-ed or Girls       8 v 8  Two 25 min halves            4
U10 Co-ed or Girls        8 v 8  Two 25 min halves            4
U11 / 12 Co-ed or Girls       8 v 8  Two 25 min halves            4

U13 / 14/Co-ed or Girls

U15/16 Co-ed or Girls

      8 v 8  Two 30 min halves

 

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Equipment Needed

Each player is required to have a uniform.  There are new uniforms this season, so every player will be required to purchase a uniform.

Each child will also need shin guards and an appropriately sized soccer ball at each practice and game.  Soccer cleats are not required but are highly recommended.

 

Fees

Your fees pay for league and state registration fees, referee fees, equipment, field maintenance and utility costs.

The fee for the Fall 2016 season is $180 for players U8 & above, and the cost of the uniform of $27.  This includes the jersey, shorts, and socks.

                                           **THERE ARE NO REFUNDS**

Coaches

Coaches at this level are volunteers.  They willingly give of their time and energy to our young players.  In return for their efforts they receive our appreciation, memories made with their children and a group of smiling faces.  Please consider becoming a coach and indicate your interest by selecting that option during registration. 

Comments

If you have a specific day, time, or location that you can or can not practice, please add this to the comment section of the registration.  While we strive to honor requests; however,  we can not guarantee all can be met.