Recreational Program FAQS
- How can I be a coach if I don't know anything about soccer?
The hardest part of being a volunteer youth coach is actually taking the initiative and volunteering. Northern Soccer Club provides excellent coaching education through our professional coaching staff along with manuals and on-line practice lessons plans.
- When will the season begin and how long will it last?
The fall 2013 season will start September 14 and last through November 3rd. There will be two weeks of practices starting September 3rd. Registration will be open from July 19 through August 20th. Players signing up AFTER August 20th will only be accepted if there are places available .
- When and where will games be played?
At the youngest age groups (Under-8 and Under-6), all practices will take place either in Eldorado or at The Downs. All Saturday games will take place in Santa Fe at The Santa Fe Downs.
- When will we know our teams?
We have changed the format for the Rec season for fall 2013. We are introducing 1 year age brackets and group practices for the first 5 weeks. Starting September 3rd we will have 5 weeks of group training at the Downs and Eldorado - and for the Saturday games the teams will be selected by the coaches to produce balanced, competitive teams. Starting in October 5th the Dir3ector of Coaching, Head of Player Development and the coaches will put together teams that will stay as a team through the end of the season.
- What is the cost?
The cost to play recreational soccer is $70 per season (U6-U19) IF you register on-line. Registrations through the office will be charged at $85. Registration will be open from July 19 through August 20th. Players signing up
AFTER August 20th will only be accepted if there are places available .
- What is the difference between Recreational and Select soccer?
Select, or competitive soccer, is intended for players seeking to improve their skills by playing at a higher level. Each team is selected by the head coach and the Director of Coaching based upon player tryouts. In recreational soccer, coaches are not permitted to pick their players, but instead are given a group of players from the available pool. Recreational soccer programs are an excellent way to learn the game and have fun. Select soccer is for players who can demonstrate a higher skill level and want to progress to the next level of competition.