Rec Season Info

RECREATIONAL FALL 2016 SEASON INFO - BALTIMORE

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.

U7 - U12 RECREATIONAL PROGRAM
Each U7 - U12 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.  

FIELD LOCATIONS

  • All practices will be held at Patterson 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:

PATTERSON PARK:

Age Group Day Time
U7 & U8 Coed Friday 6:30 – 7:30
U09 Coed Monday & Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30
U10 Coed Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 6:30
U11 Coed Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30
U12 Coed Tuesday & Thursday 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.baltimore.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, 2016 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

05/01/16        Early Registration for the Fall 2016 Rec Season begins and ends 05/31/16

06/01/16        Regular Registration for the Fall 2016 Rec Season begins

07/15/16        Deadline for Player Special Requests

08/15/16        Regular Recreational registration ends for Fall 2016 season.

08/30/16        Late Registration begins - A $25.00 late fee will be assessed for any registrants from this date forward.

**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                   U7 - U12 Recreational Coaches Meeting option #1 - TBD 

08/27/16     All players should have been contacted by their team, coach or the club by this date

Week of
08/29/16     Practices begin (August 29, 30 or September 2 depending on age group)

09/10/16     Games begin for all age groups 

11/12/16     Last weekend for regular season scheduled games

Season ends weekend of November 12 pending no make-up games are required.
 

For more information, please contact Rick Leandry, our Recreational Director, at rleandry@unitedfa.org

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