The Recreational Program includes coed teams from 8U through 14U. The season begins in late August/early September and runs through the first week of November. It starts up again in mid April and runs through mid June. A total of 16 games (8-9 in Fall and 7-8 in Spring) will be played at various area locations. Rained out games will be rescheduled if possible. Teams are coached by trained, volunteer coaches (Y1 licensed or above). Most games are played on weekends though a few games each season can be scheduled on a weeknight.
FEES for 2019/2020
$250 for the year, includes both fall and spring seasons, a uniform, all league and referee fees and a 1 day in-house tournament/festival in the spring
8U teams will have one practice each week. The practice day and time are determined by the Coach. They will play under the 4v4 format. There is no goalkeeper. Game time is 4 x 10 minute quarters. No offside will be called. #3 Ball is used.
10U teams will have 1 to 2 practices during the week. These players will play in the 7v7 format. There are 6 players on the field + a goalkeeper. Game time is 2 x 25 minute halves. Offside is called. #4 Ball is used.
12U players will have 1 to 2 practices during the week. The teams will play in the 9v9 format. There are 8 players on the field + a goalkeeper. Offside is called. Game time is 2 x 30 minute halves. #4 Ball size is used.
14U players will have 1 to 2 practices during the week. They play with 10 players on the field + a goalkeeper. Ball size is #5. Game time is 2 x 35 minute halves. Offside is called.
Starting at the U-9 level, games will use build-out lines. A horizontal line drawn from sideline to sideline 14-yards in front of each goal, build-out lines will encourage possession and playing the ball out of the back. When a goalkeeper has the ball in hand or takes a goal kick, the opposing team remains behind the build-out line until the ball is put into play. This line also indicates where offside can be called, as teams cannot be called for offside between the midfield and build-out line. As part of small-sided standards, there will be no offside infraction before the U-9 age group. New rules also ban headers as well as punts and drop kicks from the goalkeeper.
Registration will be open from June 1 - July 31.
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As you may have heard, US Soccer has moved to a Birth Year Cut-Off rather than a School Year Cut-Off for the 2016-2017 season for competitive play. NSU has moved to this Birth Year Cut-Off for our Academy and Select teams, however for our Recreational teams, we will continue to follow the School Year Cut-Off.
2019-2020 Schedule will be published late August
Please print the Medical Waiver below and return it to your Team Manager at your first practice. You MUST complete and return this form.