2017 SPRING RECREATIONAL SOCCER SEASON INFORMATION
Please review the below information which should answer most of your questions regarding the upcoming 2017 Spring Rec Soccer Season. If you still have questions or need assistance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
We Do Have Limited Openings!
To be placed on one of our wait lists please email: email@example.com
AGES - 4 - 18 (must be 4 by Oct. 1) Everyone Plays!
COST - Returning players from Fall 2016 season - $100, All new players - $120. Cost includes: shorts, shirt, socks, referee fees and all training sessions (including extra sessions with professional trainers).
PARENT MEETINGS – Parent informational meetings are scheduled by age group on the dates and times listed below. The parents meetings will be held at the playground pavilion at the top of our soccer fields which are located behind Lakewood Ranch High School. (5490 Lakewood Ranch Blvd)
U5 & U6 (birth year 2011-2012): February 6, 2017 – 6pm
U7 & U8 (birth year 2009 - 2010): February 8, 2017 – 6pm
U9 – U12 (birth year 2005 - 2008): February 6, 2017 – 7pm
U13 & U14 (birth year 2003 & 2004): February 8, 2017 – 7pm
U15 - U18 (high school team, birth years 2002 - 1998): the coach will contact you for a meeting
COACHES - Volunteer coaches are always needed!! If you selected to volunteer as your child’s coach during the registration process, we will be in touch soon. If you did not sign up during the registration process but would like to volunteer as a coach, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org We will be holding coach’s clinics on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:30pm. For those that need a refresher or have never coached before, this is a great opportunity to obtain some good information.
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS – Coaches should receive their rosters by Sunday, February 5, 2017. We expect all players to hear from their coach no later than Saturday February 11, 2017. Unless it is an emergency, please try to wait until after that date to contact us inquiring about your child’s team.
SPECIAL REQUESTS – Please note that the Club has decided to not honor requests for players to be with specific coaches or allow all or partial teams to remain together from the fall season. We found that the teams that were doing so got an unfair advantage and it was causing some very lopsided games. As such, we will allow the coaches to keep two players, their child and an assistant coach’s child. If there is not an assistant, the coach can reserve one other player. We do not anticipate making exceptions to this. If you have made a request for a specific coach on your registration form, we will not be considering those and will also not be sending individuals emails out letting you know that.
We will, however, honor requests for specific practices nights and, as always, will do our best to accommodate those requests. We also try our best to accommodate requests to be placed with another player if those requests are reasonable.
PRACTICE – Sessions will begin the week of February 13, 2017. Your assigned coach will advise you of your practice night and time when they contact you. Generally, teams will be practicing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays most beginning at 6:00pm but some may start earlier. Sessions will be at our fields located behind Lakewood Ranch High School.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE NIGHT – Each player will be able to train with our club's professional trainers. As the season gets started, we will announce what evening these training sessions will take place.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED BY PLAYERS – Players are required to wear shin guards at all practices and games. They should also bring a ball with them to each practice. Ball sizes are: U5-U8 – Size 3; U9 – U12 – Size 4; and U13 – U18 – Size 5. Soccer cleats are recommended for all ages. Please include ample water and most important a winning smile 🙂
GAMES – Spring is a 8-game season and games are played on Sunday. The games will be played at our fields located behind Lakewood Ranch High School. The first game will be Sunday, February 26, 2017 and the last game on Sunday May 7, 2017. In addition, U11 - U18 players may have some games hosted by other clubs depending on the number of players/teams registered.
We look forward to another successful Spring recreational season at Braden River Soccer Club. Last Spring, we had over 650 players! Hope to see everyone soon!
Teams fill up fast, be sure to register today, deadline to register is January 29, 2017!