Recreational U4-U19

Rec Seasonal Info

RECREATIONAL FALL 2017 SEASON INFO - FORSYTH

Our Recreational Program currently consists of players from the age of 3 through the age of 18. Please take note that there is no skill level requirement at any age, I.E. we will have children of all levels participating on each team in our program. We have developed a system that provides both a fun and productive environment for players at all levels. Each team requires a volunteer parent coach, however we provide a professional trainer who works with each age group once a week.  Although our focus is predominantly on the enjoyment of playing the game, we would also like to utilize our time effectively with the children by teaching them as much as possible about the game and the skills needed to excel in the sport.

*Please note, all registration is done online. Please click on REGISTRATION to begin.

MINI LEAGUE PROGRAM
The Mini League is a FUN introductory program designed for boys and girls who were born from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. This is a success-based program designed to develop a player’s confidence and a life-long love of the game of soccer. The Mini League program is run as a parent/child clinic format.  We will have a Professional Trainer assisted by the parent/s of each player.  We will work on soccer skills each week through a variety of games and activities. There are no set teams.

The 6-week long season takes place on Friday evenings from 5:30 – 6:15 pm at the Polo Fields, Matt Community Park, and  the South Forsyth Soccer Complex. The cost per season is $95 which includes a t-shirt and ball per seasonal year (both fall and spring seasons = one seasonal year).  I.E. - If you participated in the fall Mini League, you will not receive a new ball and t-shirt for the spring season.  Each player will receive a participation award at the end of each season.

U5 - U19 RECREATIONAL PROGRAM
Each U5 - U19 team requires a volunteer parent coach from each team, however we provide a professional trainer who works with each age group once a week.  Although our focus is predominantly on the enjoyment of playing the game, we would also like to utilize our time effectively with the children by teaching them as much as possible about the game and the skills needed to excel in the sport.  Practices are played during the week (please see practice schedule broken down by field below).  The season consists of at least eight games (played on weekends).  For registration fees per age group and season, please see our Rec General Info page.  

FAST TRACK TRAINING PROGRAM
For U7 & up UFA Recreational players who are interested in a more serious and intense training program. If interested, please contact Jeff Salas or your Age Group Coordinator.  A demanding training program, “Fast Track Training Program” will not only challenge its participants during sessions, but will also specifically require players to keep perfecting their skills through extra work at home. The focus will be on acquiring and mastering proper basic soccer skills, crucial for the Academy level. Fast Track Practices: In addition to the usual once or twice a week practice with their recreational team, a more intense training will be held once a week by an UFA staff trainer.

  • 1 hour/week practice
  • 8 week training program
  • Fees are $80.00 for all 8 weeks ($10.00 per session)

An email will be sent out to our Rec membership detailing the program and schedule the week leading into the first regular season game.  Registration is done by replying to the aforementioned email.

 *This program is not a guarantee to move up to the Academy, but an opportunity to be exposed to a higher level of training.

FIELD LOCATIONS

  • All practices will be held at Matt Community Park, Polo Fields, and South Forsyth. Teams will have all of their practices at the park of their team’s practice park preference. The practice park assignment and team assignment is based on the practice park preference selected during your registration.
  • All teams that practice at the Polo Fields in the age groups U5 through U8 will play their games at the Polo Field.  The U10 through U12 age groups will play their games at the Polo Field, Fowler Park or Matt Community Park.
  • All teams that practice at the South Forsyth Soccer Complex in the age groups U5 through U12 will play their games at the Polo Field or Fowler Park.
  • All teams that practice at Matt Community Park in the age groups U5 through U8 will play their games at Matt Community Park.  The U10 through U12 age groups will play their games at Matt Community Park, Polo Field, Fowler Park or Rock Creek Park.
  • All teams in U14 or older regardless of practice park will play home games at the South Forsyth Soccer Complex, Matt Community Park, the Polo Fields or Fowler Park.

*GAME FIELD LOCATION MAY CHANGE PRIOR TO SEASON AS DEEMED NECESSARY

PRACTICE SCHEDULE BY FIELD
The first practice will serve as a team meeting for introduction purposes and will not include a session with the trainer.  After the first week, a trainer will be present for the first 30 min of one practice with each age group each week.  Teams that practice once will have the trainer present at each practice, and teams that practice twice will have the trainer present at one session each week.  The trainers will hold a group training session to introduce and reinforce a variety of skills throughout the season.  The practice schedule is as follows:

MATT COMMUNITY PARK:

Age Group Day Time
U4 (3 yr. Olds) Friday 5:30 – 6:15
U5 & U6 Friday 5:30 – 6:30
U7 & U8 Friday 6:30 – 7:30
U10 Boys Monday & Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30
U10 Girls Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 6:30
U12 Boys Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U12 Girls Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 7:30
U14 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 – 8:30
U14 Girls Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 7:30
U16 Boys Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U16 Girls Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U19 Monday & Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30

 

POLO FIELDS:

Age Group Day Time
U4 (3 yr. Olds) Friday 5:30 – 6:15
U5 & U6 Friday 5:30 – 6:30
U7 & U8 Friday 6:30 – 7:30
U10 Boys Monday & Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30
U10 Girls Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 6:30
U12 Boys Monday &Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U12 Girls Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 7:30
U14 Girls Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 7:30
U14 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 – 8:30
U16 Monday & Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30
U19 Monday & Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30

 

SOUTH FORSYTH SOCCER COMPLEX:

Age Group Day Time
U4 (3 yr. Olds) Friday 5:30 – 6:15
U5 & U6 Friday 5:30 – 6:30
U7 & U8 Friday 6:30 – 7:30
U10 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 6:30
U10 Girls Monday & Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30
U12 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 7:30
U12 Girls Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U14 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 – 8:30
U14 Girls Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U16 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 – 9:30
U16 Girls Monday & Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30
U19 Boys Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 – 9:30
U19 Girls Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30

 

*PRACTICE DAYS, TIMES, AND/OR FIELD LOCATION MAY CHANGE PRIOR TO SEASON AS DEEMED NECESSARY

PRACTICE (CONTINUED)

  • Practices will be held at Matt Community Park, the Polo Fields, and the South Forsyth Soccer Complex. There is a mandatory TURF SHOE POLICY for all practices. The turf shoes can be worn during games, however we recommend each player wear soccer cleats. 
  • Due to field availability, if a practice is rained out during the week there will be no make up practice scheduled. The rainout line is 678-648-7033, ext 701. This will be updated by 3:30 PM on inclement weather days. Another option is to check the website at www.forsyth.unitedfa.org and the Field Status will be listed on the right-hand side of the Home page. 

VOLUNTEERS
Throughout the season parent volunteers will be in great demand. We will need coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers for each team. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please let us know by registering as a volunteer when you register your child.

Volunteer Registration Instructions

  • Create a family account or log in to your existing family account
  • Please click on the Volunteer tab
  • Click on Find Volunteer Roles
  • Select the program, division and role you wish to sign up for, hit Next and enter all required information

SPECIAL REQUESTS
All special requests regarding either playing on a specific team, or playing on the same team as another player will be considered but are not guaranteed.  All special requests must be received by July 15, 2017 in order to be considered. Registering early will aid in our attempt to grant your requests.  

REQUESTS TO PLAY UP AN AGE GROUP
Generally, players will play in their own age group, but occasionally players will want to play up an age group. Any player wishing to play up to the next age group must first be assessed and approved by the Recreational Director by the assessment date at the latest.  If approved, the Recreational Director will then move the player up to the approved age group in the registration database.  

UNIFORMS
Our recreational uniforms are intended to be used for one seasonal year. Our seasonal year runs from fall to spring and each player receives one uniform per seasonal year. I.E. - If you participated in the fall season, you will not receive a new uniform for the spring season. Prior to the fall season each year, the recreational uniforms will be evaluated and the vendor and/or style may change. Once the uniform is chosen, we will make a one year commitment to that particular uniform. Due to the rapid growth of our club as well as time constraints, we will not be offering exact sizing. Each team will receive the recommended sizes for their age group. Upon receipt, the team manager and/or coach will distribute among the players according to size. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

05/01/17        Early Registration for the Fall 2017 Rec Season begins and ends 05/31/17

06/01/17        Regular Registration for the Fall 2017 Rec Season begins

07/15/17        Deadline for Player Special Requests

07/15/17        Regular Recreational registration ends for Fall 2017 season.

07/16/17        Late Registration begins - A $25.00 late fee will be incurred for any registrants from this date forward.

07/22/17        Assessment Day for all Polo Fields players:

Location: Polo Fields

Age Group Assessment Time
U5 & U6 Coed 11:00 AM
U7 & U8 Boys & Girls 12:00 PM
U10 Boys & Girls 1:00 PM
U12 Boys & Girls 2:00 PM

**This mandatory assessment for all players, returning and new, from the U5 through the U12 age groups is necessary to aid in our attempt to balance teams…this is not a tryout.

07/29/17       Assessment Day for all Matt Community Park players:

Location: Polo Fields

Age Group Assessment Time
U5 & U6 Coed 11:00 AM
U7 & U8 Boys & Girls 12:00 PM
U10 Boys & Girls 1:00 PM
U12 Boys & Girls 2:00 PM

**This mandatory assessment for all players, returning and new, from the U5 through the U12 age groups is necessary to aid in our attempt to balance teams…this is not a tryout.

07/29/17        Assessment Day for all South Forsyth Soccer Complex players:     

Location: Polo Fields

Age Group Assessment Time
U5 & U6 Coed 11:00 AM
U7 & U8 Boys & Girls 12:00 PM
U10 Boys & Girls 1:00 PM
U12 Boys & Girls 2:00 PM

**This mandatory assessment for all players, returning and new, from the U5 through the U12 age groups is necessary to aid in our attempt to balance teams…this is not a tryout.

TBD                U5 - U12 Recreational Coaches Meeting option #1 - TBD 

TBD                U14 - U19 Recreational Coaches Meeting - TBD

TBD                U5 - U12 Recreational Coaches Meeting option #2 - TBD 

08/26/17     All players should have been contacted by their team, coach or the club by this date

Week of
08/28/17     Practices begin (August 28, 29 or September 1 depending on age group)

09/09/17     Games begin for all age groups 

09/15/17     Mini League Season Begins at Matt Community Park, South Forsyth Soccer Complex, and Polo Fields

09/23/17     1st weekend of Forsyth County Schools Fall Break - GAMES WILL BE PLAYED THIS WEEKEND

Week of
09/25/17 –
09/29/17    Forsyth County Schools Fall Break - No practices Monday, September 25 - Friday, September 29

09/30/17    Forsyth County Schools Fall Break - No games this weekend 

10/27/17    Mini League Season ends at Matt Community Park, South Forsyth Soccer Complex, and Polo Fields 

11/11/17    Last weekend for regular season scheduled games

Season ends weekend of November 11 pending no make-up games are required.
 

For more information, please contact Jeff Salas, our Recreational Director, at jeff@unitedfa.org.

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