Recreational Fall Program Overview

The Scottsdale Soccer Fall Recreational Program is a community based non-coed soccer program for boys and girls in PreK through 8th grade and also Girls High School players. Currently, there are over 2,500 Fall Recreational Soccer Season players organized into roughly 270 ‘pure grade level’ teams – 1st grade boys teams play 1st grade boys teams, 3rd grade girls teams play 3rd grade girls teams, etc.

The PreK, Kindergarten, and Girls High School divisions run from September until the weekend before Thanksgiving. All other divisions run from September to to the second Saturday in December, with a break for Thanksgiving. The first game of the season for all divisions will take place on Saturday, September 23.

Player applications to participate are accepted from May to August 15 with team formation beginning late-August. After August 15, the 'wait list period' begins from which players are placed on teams on a first come, first served basis to fill openings as they become available. We consistently place hundreds of players from the Wait List so do not hesitate to sign up. Any wait list players who are not placed will receive full refunds.

Coaches will receive their rosters at the Pre-Season Coach Meetings held the week of Labor Day in September. Coaches are then encouraged to contact their players immediately and practices can begin as early as the week of September 11.

 

Practice Days, Time, and Location
The volunteer coach chooses the day(s), time and location of practice since they have been kind enough to volunteer their time to coach the team. Most teams practice on Monday through Thursday, between 4:30pm and 7:30pm, although coaches can determine a practice schedule that is right for the team. We try to create "neighborhood teams" as much as possible so it is more convenient for a coach to schedule practices "in the neighborhood", subject to field availability.

Practice sessions are usually once per week for PreK and Kindergarteners for one hour or less while older players can practice up to ninety minutes two times per week.

Practice information for your player will not be available, in advance, until your coach contacts you to let you know they are your coach and has worked through the field allocation process.


Game Fields
Games are played on Saturdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm and some Friday nights (for 4th grade teams and older) from 5:00pm - 9:00pm on City of Scottsdale fields:


Coach & Teammate Requests
Requests for placement with a specific coach and/or teammate must be made during the registration process. Every attempt will be made to satisfy requests for those who register by August 15, however, not all requests can be fulfilled. Coach and teammate requests will more than likely not be able to be honored for those who register after August 15, during the wait list period of registration, so register early to avoid disappointment.


Registration & Pricing
Early registration must be completed by June 30. Regular registration continues through August 15, with a wait list created after August 15. Any registrations received August 16 through September 30 are placed on a wait list and players will be placed on a team on a first-come, first-served basis as openings are available. 

We have continued our value pricing as in past seasons.  This is likely the best value in youth sports! 
 

 Registration Period  Dates  PreK & Kindergarteners   1st graders & older 
 Early Registration  Through June 30th  $70.00  $80.00
 Regular Registration  July 1st Through August 15th  $85.00  $95.00
 Wait List Period August 16th Through September 30th $125.00 $135.00

 

Registration for the Fall 2017 season is open and available.


 

 

Player equipment

Players should invest in the following items to use for the duration of the season:

  • Shin guards (required)
  • Soccer ball (click HERE for appropriate ball size by division)
  • Water bottle
  • Soccer cleats (optional, but highly recommended)

Scottsdale Soccer will provide each team with game uniforms. Uniforms will include a jersey, shorts, and socks.
 

Can I help?
As a volunteer-based organization we are always in need of coaches! As you register your player, please sign up to coach if you can. Soccer is a simple game to coach for teams of this age. We need your help to provide this great experience for our young soccer player! Thank you to all past, present and future coaches who volunteer their valuable time to the kids!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our Scottsdale Soccer Recreational and Competitive Soccer Programs are intended to be mutually exclusive: Blackhawks Competitive Program players play for the Blackhawks Competitive Program and cannot also register for the Recreational Program. Likewise, Recreational Program players cannot also register and play for the Blackhawks Competitive Program.

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