Scottsdale Soccer Recreational Program’s Volunteer Coaching:
Volunteer coaches indicate their interest in coaching during their child’s player registration - look for the "Volunteer Question" during registration. If you become interested in coaching a team after your child registers, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request or for additional information.
The Scottsdale Soccer Recreational Program will collect all coach’s names and form teams based on the coaches who have volunteered. Coaches cannot request players but players, during registration, can request a coach. A coach’s child is automatically assigned to the coach’s team. Teams are formed based on zip-code and/or school attended in order to create neighborhood teams where possible. Our Pre-season Coach Meetings are held in early September where team rosters are handed out. Coaches contact their players around the second week of September and begin practice at that time.
League Rules - Modified for Age Specific Use.
The Scottsdale Soccer Recreational Program uses modified rules to adapt the game of soccer to our specific age groups. For the modified rules for 4 - 5 year old divisions, click here. For the modified rules for 6 year old and older divisions, click here.
Game Schedules & Coaching Conflicts
Game schedules will be emailed to coaches by the Sunday prior to the first game of the season. All teams must be formed before the scheduling process can begin. Game conflicts will only be avoided for coaches who are listed as the head coach of two or more teams. Both teams must participate in the Scottsdale Soccer Recreational League.
Can a team reschedule a game?
The answer is no. With over 250 teams and 125 games each Saturday, it is not possible to efficiently mold a game schedule to the busy lives of all coaches, players and families. We will continue our practice of not allowing games to be switched, delayed or rescheduled. It would never be possible to accommodate the desires of all, so we refrain from doing this for anyone. If a team knows it will be unable to field the minimum number of players needed to play, the coach MUST send and email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org notifying them of the forfeit. The coach MUST also notify the coach of the opposing team. Games are not officially made up but the coaches can agree to play somewhere at sometime if they so choose. No Club facilitation, field allocation or staffing of such games will be offered.
Practice Field Allocation
Practice field space in Scottsdale is at a premium with field allocations controlled by the City of Scottsdale. Here is a short list of practice areas that we most likely will be assigned for the Fall season:
If you are interested in any of the above spaces, please keep an eye out for an email coming from email@example.com which will be sent out towards the beginning of September. This email will contain a link to SignUp Genius which is an online tool used for organizing team practice field requests.
There are many other open spaces in Scottsdale and surrounding areas that are practical for practice. You are free to use any space that you find suitable. Remember, groups with fields reserved have priority; but non-reserved fields are available to all on a first-come basis.
Practice Goals for Sale.
Coaches can again purchase ‘ PUGG' pop up practice goals at a reduced cost. Scottsdale Soccer subsidizes the cost of these goals for Rec Coaches who can purchase a pair of goals for $40 (includes carry bag). These goals can be purchased during uniform/equipment collection or during regular office hours.
Mandatory Recreational Program Coaching Meetings:
All Rec Coaches must attend one of our Pre-season Coach Meetings for an overview of important information pertaining to the upcoming season as well as to collect their roster(s). Each Coach Meeting will include age-specific coach education and training and an opportunity to ask any questions on coaching.
The Recreational Program Coaching Meetings for the Fall Recreational Season will be held on the following schedule:
Coaches of 1st and 2nd grade teams: Wednesday 6th Sept, 2017, 6pm, Mountain View Park Rec Center.
Coaches of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teams: Friday 8th Sept, 2017, 6pm, Mountain View Park Rec Center.
Coaches of Preschool and Kindergarten teams: Saturday 9th Sept, 2017, 9am, Mountain View Park Rec Center.
Coaches of 7th/8th grade and GHS teams: Saturday 9th Sept, 2017, 11am, Mountain View Park Rec Center.
All meetings will last less than two hours and will be held at the Mountain View Recreation Center at Mountain View Park - 8625 East Mountain View Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85258