For information about the REC Program, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Recreational Program is generally open to boys and girls age 3–19. All kids are welcome regardless of experience, talent, or abilities. Players are randomly assigned to teams.
The soccer year starts with the Fall Season and continues with the Spring Season. For recreational soccer, each season is considered a separate program and registration must be completed each season.
Player Registration Fee: covers the full uniform and all normal seasonal costs including referee fees, player insurance, etc.
We do offer payment plans with online registrations received on time. To utilize the payment plan, you will be required to set up automatic payments with a credit card or debit card.
Equipment: Players receive one jersey, one pair of shorts, and one pair of socks for their uniform. They will also need cleats, shin guards and a soccer ball.
Refunds: Please click here to read the full Refund Policy.
Practices: Teams can practice 1-2 times per week. The days, times, location, and length of practices are up to each team’s head coach.
Games: There are 7 game days each season, all on Saturdays. Each team will be scheduled to play 7 games. Some teams may play 8 games, depending on the number of teams in the division. All games are played at Riverside Soccer Complex.
Makeup games may be played on Saturdays, Sunday afternoons, or weeknights.
How Teams Are Formed
Recreational teams are formed according to Standing Rules Article 1 and Article 2. For the Fall Season, the Board of Directors determines the age groups/divisions and the number of teams per division. Teams and players are not kept together from the previous season. Players are randomly assigned to teams according to age. Player movements are then made according to Standing Rules Article 2.8.
Spring Season Team Formation
The Board of Directors determines if changes are needed to the divisions or number of teams from the fall season. Children that played in the fall season will stay on their fall team for the spring season. If requested, they can be moved to a different team for the spring season. New players are randomly assigned to teams.
The Board of Directors allows for certain requests to be submitted with regards to team placement of players. No guarantees are given that the requests will be accepted and/or honored. The player must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by the posted on-time registration date each season. Requests are only accepted by the link posted on the REC Registration page.
REC Season General Timeline
|Fall Season||Steps/Events||Spring Season|
|April||Online registration opens||October/November|
|August||On-time registration ends||January|
|August||Late registration starts|
(players accepted as space allows)
|August/September||Coaches approved, teams formed, players placed on teams||January/February|
|September||Coaches receive team rosters||February|
|September||Team practices begin||February|
|September||Refund request deadline||February|
|September||Deadline to order parent jerseys||February|
|September||Game schedules posted on website||February|
|September/October||First game day||February/March|
|October/November||Last game day||April|