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Rec Soccer Program

RECREATIONAL SOCCER: AGE GROUPS U8 - U16

Questions:  Email our Rec Commissioner,  Caroline Beglin at  [email protected]

Our Recreational Soccer program is about encouraging kids and their love of the game.  Right now, our kids deserve some sense of normalcy, an outlet to exercise, and the opportunity to continue friendships and make new ones.  With our COVID guidelines, our recreational program will provide a safe environment for kids who want to continue playing the game they love or 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! 

COVID Guidelines for Playing Rec Soccer:

Parents are ultimately responsible for the well-being of their children and should only register their children to play if they feel comfortable. One important change from the Fall is that ALL PLAYERS AND PARENTS MUST HAVE A MASK ON AT ALL TIMES.

Guidelines:
1.  Pursuant to the latest mandates by the governor and Union County, all players must wear a mask during training, games, while on the bench, and traveling to the practice field and away from the practice field.  So, MASK WEARING AT ALL TIMES.

2. Games will be scheduled throughout Saturday and Sunday. Saturday games can begin as early as 9 AM. Sunday games can begin as early as 1 PM.

3.  Two family members can attend each game.

4.  All parents of participating players must sign and submit the "Hold-No-Harm Release."  

Important Spring 2021 Dates:

Registration opens January 1.

Registration closes February 26.

Practices  start the week of March 5.

Games start the weekend of March 27/28.

No games on April 3/4 or 10/11.

Games will end the weekend of May 22/23.

Makeup games on Friday evenings. These would be due to weather related cancellations predominately.

Queen City Classic is on June 4/5. This is an optional tournament.

Ages

Teams will be formed as follows:
U8 Girls (any 2013 birthday)--playing 7v7 which is 6 field players and a goalie-size 3 soccer ball
U8 Boys (any 2013 birthday)--playing 7v7 which is 6 field players and a goalie-size 3 soccer ball
U9 Boys (any 2012 birthday)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 4 soccer ball
U9/10 Girls (2011 and 2012 birthdays grouped together)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 4 soccer ball
U10 Boys (any 2011 birthday)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 4 soccer ball
U11/12 Girls (any 2009 and 2010 birthday)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 4 soccer ball
U11/12 Boys (any 2009 and 2010 birthday)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 4 soccer ball
U13/14/15 Girls (all 2006, 2007, 2008 birthdays mixed together)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 5 soccer ball
U13/14 Boys (any 2007 and 2008 birthday)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 5 soccer ball
U15/16 Co-Ed (primarily boys!! any 2005 and 2006 birthday)--playing 8v8 which is 7 field players and a goalie-size 5 soccer ball

*Anyone who plays on a full or half-year Academy or Classic Travel Team, and therefore has been carded by NCYSA for any duration of the school year, is not eligible to play on a Union County Youth Soccer Rec Team. *

Practices & Games

  • Rec teams have two one-hour practices per week at Western Union Elementary. Practice times will range from 6pm-8pm. We try to schedule our younger Rec teams for the 6pm slot.  The  practice days and time will depend on coach and field availability.  If you have any practice day conflicts, please note those in the comment sections during the registration process.  Nothing is a guarantee , but we will try our best to work with the times you are available.
  • HOME games are at Western Union Elementary.  The Union County Youth Soccer League plays against teams at Weddington (Optimist Park), Mint Hill (Brief Road Fields), Porter Ridge (Hemby Bridge Fields), Indian Trail (Edna Love Fields), and Piedmont (Noel Williams Fields).  Saturday games can begin as early as 9 AM. Sunday games can begin as early as 1 PM.

Equipment Needed

The cost of a team jersey, black shorts, and black soccer socks is included in your registration fee. 

Each child will also need shin guards and a soccer ball at each practice and game.  Cleats are not required but are highly recommended.

Each child will need an individual hand sanitizer and a water bottle marked with his or her name.

Each child is required to wear a mask while playing, during games, during practices, both on the bench and on the field. AT ALL TIMES.

Fees

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

The fee for the Spring 2021 season is $225.  There are no refunds after registration.

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 during registration.

Head Coaches (if only one coach for a given team) receive 100% off player cost. If there are two coaches for a given team, both coaches receive 50% off player cost.  This will be handled after the start of the season.

Please click here for the official Union County Youth Soccer Handbook.

Registration Listing

2021 Waxhaw Soccer Spring Recreational

Micro Soccer: Age Groups U4 & U5
Micro Soccer provides an introduction to the game of soccer in a positive, engaging, and non-competitive atmosphere.  At this level, our youngest players learn basic soccer skills while developing their gross motor skills and coordination. Players are encouraged to have multiple touches on the ball through fun skill-building games. They are introduced to soccer while making new friends and most of all, having FUN!

Early Development Program (EDP): Age Groups U6 - U7
Our EDP continues to foster love of the game while developing foundational skills for young players in a positive, engaging, and non-competitive atmosphere. At this level, our players work on building their individual skills by playing in a setting designed to maximize the number of times they touch the ball. That means more FUN!

Recreational Soccer: Age Groups U8 - U15
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!  

Recreational Soccer U8 - Boys - 2013

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$0.00

Recreational Soccer U8 - Girls - 2013

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

Recreational Soccer U9 - Boys - 2012

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

Recreational Soccer U9/U10 - Girls - 2012/2011

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$0.00

Recreational Soccer U10 - Boys - 2011

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

Recreational Soccer U11/U12 - Boys - 2010/2009

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

Recreational Soccer U11/U12 - Girls - 2010/2009

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

Recreational Soccer U13/U14 - Boys 2008/2007

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

Recreational Soccer U13/14/15 - Girls - 2008/07/06

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$0.00

Recreational Soccer U15/U16 Coed - 2006/2005

Registration closes on 02/27/2021 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/01/2021 to 05/31/2021
$225.00

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