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What is Rec Soccer?

What is Recreational Soccer?

It’s the Player’s Game- The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.

What does “recreational soccer” mean? 

So you have heard the term before, but do you really know what “recreational soccer” is?   There are no legal definitions, no US Youth Soccer rules, policies or regulations.   One of the most often used terms is one of the least defined.  Soccer has created a new meaning for the word recreation and the word recreational.

US Youth Soccer does offer a partial definition in its “Policy on Players and Playing Rules” in the definitions section when it states:

recreational league” means an intraclub league in which— 

a.       the use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting, or any similar process to roster players to any team on the basis  of talent or ability is prohibited; 

b.      (the club administering the league accepts as participants in the league any eligible youths (subject to reasonable terms on registration) 

c.       a system or rostering players is used to establish a fair or balanced distribution of playing talent among all teams participating; and 

d.      league rules require that each player must play at least one-half of each game except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline. 

recreational team” means a team that participates in a recreational league.

Each state association has its own definition and implementation but there are common perceptions of what people mean when they refer to recreational soccer.  

Recreational soccer: Is that soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.

Program Details

Practice Day/Times
Practice- Days and times very depending on what the coach chooses.  Practices are Monday-Friday evening.  Each team will practice one day a week. 
Games- Games will be played on Saturday and the schedule will be published prior to the season starting.
Make-Up Games- We will use Sunday afternoons as our Makeup Games that have been canceled because of Inclement Weather or Field Conditions.

Locations
YMCA Powhatan Soccer Fields
3798 Powhatan Road, Clayton, NC 27520


Coaching

Volunteer Coaching
We could not have good programs without our volunteer coaches.  If you have an interest or questions, please email [email protected]

Johnston United Soccer Association

439 Athletic Club Blvd 
Clayton, North Carolina 27527
Phone : 919-351-0650
Email : [email protected]
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