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Clearwater Fall Recreational Soccer
2014-15 Season

PROGRAM UPDATE (11/19/14)

  • U4 - U10 In-house Rec players:  Registration for all age groups U4 - U10 In-house Rec players is NOW CLOSED.  (NOTE:  Tentative start date for practices for In-House Rec soccer should be about the beginning of December.  You will be contacted closer to that time with regards to exact start date, etc.).
     
  • U11 - U19 Travel Rec players:  Registration for all age groups U11 - U19 Travel Rec players is NOW CLOSED.  Those teams have been formed and have already begun their league play.

 


Registration Fees and Available Age Groups: (Note:  to determine your child's age group for this season, click on the Age Group Matrix link in the right margin.)

In-House (All practices and games are at Countryside Sportsplex)

Little Kickers – Ages 4-6 - $99 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*
U8 – Ages 7 & 8 - $110 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*
U10 – Ages 9 & 10 - $130 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*

Travel (Practices are at Countryside Sportsplex and game locations vary)

U12 – Ages 11 & 12 - $150 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*
U14 – Ages 13 & 14 - $150 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*
U16 – Ages 15 & 16 - $150 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*
U19 – Ages 17 - 19 - $150 + $50 recoupable fundraiser*

What is a recoupable fundraiser?

Parents of each player will be given $50 worth of raffle tickets (5 tickets) at the time of their registration as part of their registration fees.  Each family will have the option to sell those 5 tickets and recoup their $50 or, if they would like, they can keep their tickets for themselves.  The raffle has a variety of electronic gadgets and other great items.  The raffle drawing will be held in the January/February timeframe and there will be opportunities to sell additional tickets to help offset your registration fees.

What is included in the registration fee?

11-week season – 1 practice a week (In-house age groups: Little kickers – U10) or 2 practices a week (Travel age groups: U12-U19), 1 game a week, full Nike uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks), end of year trophy, and end of year jamboree.

City of Clearwater Recreation Card

All players must have a valid City of Clearwater Recreation Card in order to be eligible to play.  Please email a copy of your City Recreation Card receipt to CLWRecSoccer@ChargersSoccer.com.   If you own a business that falls within the City Limits to be considered a Clearwater resident by Parks and Recreation, you can use that address to procure the Clearwater resident recreation card rate.  Click here for more information on the City’s website - see "Recreation Cards" listed in their left margin. 

The purchase of a City of Clearwater Recreation Card not only allows your child to play soccer, but you are also able to access City of Clearwater sponsored parks and programs at a discounted rate!

Where can I go to purchase/renew my child's City Rec Card?

Most information can be found on the City of Clearwater website -   CLICK HERE  to access their site - see the "Recreation Cards" link listed in their left margin.  To purchase/renew your City of Clearwater Rec card, you can go to either of the following locations:

Countryside Recreation Center   
2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater, FL 33761   
Phone:  727-669-1914

The Long Center   
1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765   
Phone:  727-793-2320

Team Sponsors

In effort to build community support for youth soccer, we are requiring each team to have a sponsorship.  Sponsorships can be from businesses, individuals, and/or groups of people.  Sponsorship amounts vary by age group due to number of players on a team as well as time spent on the field. 

All sponsors will receive an advertising spot on the recreation website as well as at the complex and an appreciation plaque at the conclusion of the year.

 Please contact Lindsay Danielson at CLWRecSoccer@ChargersSoccer.com for sponsorship forms. 

*An added benefit of bringing in a sponsorship is the ability to have your child as well as choose 2 other players on the roster.  If your child wants to be on a team with his/her friends, this is the best way to ensure 2 of your child’s friends are on his/her team.*

Little Kickers - $125
U8-U10 - $175
U12+ - $250

Scholarship & Extended Payment Plans

We understand financial situations can make extracurricular activities difficult.  If you feel you may financially qualify for a scholarship or extended payment plan, please contact Lindsay Danielson at CLWRecSoccer@ChargersSoccer.com to get a scholarship or extended payment plan application. 

Practices

In-House Age Groups: Begins Mid-Late November

1 weekday practice and 1 Friday game each week (The first game kicks off at 6:30 PM on Friday evenings) – Both are held at Countryside Sportsplex.

Travel Age Groups: Training begins mid-late October, Season begins around November 1st.

2 practices each week at Countryside Sportsplex and 1 game each weekend (location varies).

Practice Schedule (Little Kickers-U12):

Little Kickers: Mondays 6-7 PM
U8s: Tuesdays 6-7 PM
U10s: Wednesdays 6-7 PM
U12s: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7:30 PM

TENTATIVE Practice Schedule (U14-U19):

U14 – Monday and Wednesday 7:30-9 PM
U16 – Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-9PM
U19 - Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-9PM

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteer coaches whether you are a seasoned player/coach or new to soccer!  Our coaches are exposed to coaching clinics and receive invitations to attend club team training sessions to enhance coaching development.  More importantly, as a volunteer coach you have the opportunity to enhance the development of a young athlete through your own development as a coach.