Spring Rec Season Begins April 29th!!!!!!

Recreational Soccer Overview

Winter 2016/17 Update

The Greenbush Soccer Club has one of the largest and most successful recreational soccer programs in the capital region.  Fall 2017 saw over 830 kids playing on 68 teams, ranging from pre-K to 9th grade.  Support of the program from the community, our sponsors, and our club member families couldn't be greater, and it provide an incredible environment for our young players to have fun and learn the game of soccer.

Now, the rec soccer fun continues into the winter, with our Rec Indoor program.  Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays at one of the Afrim's facilities.  Rec Indoor is a great opportunity to keep kids on the soccer field throughout the winter months, and keep them ready for spring soccer when the snow melts.

Winter Session II registration is open until December 18th, 2016.

 

The goal of our program is to show our kids how much fun they can have learning the sport of soccer while teaching them the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Greenbush considers the U6, U8, U10 (pre-K - 2/3) age groups to be developmental, while the older ages are somewhat more competitive. Recreational soccer is an organized, safe, and enjoyable soccer experience for kids who want to play throughout the school year.

Greenbush Recreational Soccer is not focused on winning or losing.  The score of games is not kept or recorded.  The goal of the recreational program is to develop soccer skills and athleticism in young players, while allowing them to enjoy a fun environment. 


Seasons

  Fall   September 2017 - October 2017 - Exact dates TBD
  Winter (certain age groups)   Three sessions, running late October - mid March
  Spring   Approximate dates - April 29th, 2017 through June 17th, 2017

 


Age Divisions

Division

Format

  Pre-K

  Skills Session, then 4 v. 4 

  Kindergarten

  4 v. 4

  First Grade

  4 v. 4

  2/3 Grade

  7 v. 7 with goalies

  4/5 Grade

  8 v. 8 with goalies

  6/7 Grade

  8 v. 8 with goalies

  8/9 Grade

  8 v. 8 with goalies


Details

Games: Each team has an eight game schedule.  Games are typically played on Saturdays at the Greenbush Soccer Club - Phillips Road Fields.   Each team will also be scheduled 1-2 weeknight games.  Games are a fun time for the kids to apply all the skills that they are learning during practice.

Practices: The coach of each team will schedule at least one practice per week.  Some coaches like to add an extra practice occasionally.  Please talk to your child's coach about the practice schedule.  Practices are typically held at local schools/parks, as chosen by the team's coach.

Preschool Program: The Preschool program will consist of a 25-minute skills session and then a 25-minute game.   Please note cleats are NOT allowed in the Preschool Program.

Coaching: If you are interested in coaching please email ashley216palmer@gmail.com.  All teams are coached by volunteers and parents are encouraged to coach. Head coaches are currently offered the opportunity for ONE child to play at a discounted rate of $50.

If you are coaching and get the child discount, other siblings at the reduced rate ($65 per child).  Once confirmed as a head coach- credit will be made to your account.

There will be a mandatory coaches information session before the season begins.

Registration and Fee: The fee for this season are $100 for first child and $65 for each additional child. There is a $2 processing fee for each family, please register all family members at the same time so as not to incur more than one processing fee. There will be a $10 fee added for payment not received by the due date.

Players are provided with a team jersey and are required to have shin guards and appropriate footwear depending on age level. Players in the Pre-K division must wear sneakers.  All others can wear rubber molded (no metal) soccer cleats. Please be sure you are purchasing soccer cleats and not football/softball/baseball cleats.  This is required for the safety of all players.

Spring registration closes February 5th, 2017.


For additional information on the rec Soccer program, contact a member of our Rec Committee.