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New Tampa Fall Recreational Soccer
2014-15 Season

Fall Rec Registration

CLICK HERE to access the registration link.

Chargers Soccer Club is proud to continuing serving the New Tampa area since the mid 1990s as New Tampa Soccer Association and then as Fusion FC and now as the Chargers Soccer Club.  We may have a new name, but it is the same great program and staff.  

Chargers SC welcomes you and your young player(s) to another exciting season of recreational soccer. Our season runs from October to early February.  Players will receive an entire uniform package consisting of Nike jersey, Nike soccer shorts, and Nike soccer socks. Teams are coached by a volunteer coach under the supervision of the Director of Soccer and the Tampa Technical Director.

General Recreational Program Philosophy

The primary goal of the Chargers recreational soccer program is to offer every player the opportunity to enjoy participating in the game of soccer within a learning/teaching environment. Our recreational program is not about winning, it is about teaching, so that the young players have fun, learn to love the game of soccer and become as skilled a player as possible.

Organization

Our recreational soccer program is for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 18 and provides an environment to play soccer in a fun and organized format.  Our recreational soccer program is divided into two areas: In-House Rec. and Traveling Rec. (TARSA).  Games are played at Benito Middle School for In-House Rec.  TARSA teams will practice and play their home games at New Tampa Community Park.  Also, see Age Group Matrix to determine the right age group for your child.

Here is small overview of our two different programs:

In-House Rec: Our in- house recreational soccer program is for children between the ages of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 years of age. All practices and games are played at Benito Middle School. One of the identifying factors of In-house recreational soccer is the distribution of talent across the teams in each age division. This is done in order to ensure more equitable competitions. Chargers attempts to accomplish this by distributing the current talent pool to each of our teams based on each player’s age, level of experience and a subjective evaluation of the player’s skill level by coaching staff familiar with that player’s abilities.

Traveling Rec. (TARSA): Traveling Rec. soccer is for older boys and girls.  Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 participate in this program.  Practices and home games are played at New Tampa Community Park.  These teams play against other recreational soccer teams from the surrounding areas in the TARSA league. This league is coordinated with other local clubs and involves minimal travel within the Tampa Bay area. For additional specific TARSA information please click here to go to the TARSA website or click on the link in the right margin.   

What is the soccer registration fee?
 
U5 - U6 (4-6 year olds) - $120 + fundraiser

U7 - U10 - $150 + fundraiser

U11 thru U19 - $170 + fundraiser   

What is this season’s **fully-recoupable** fundraiser?

Parents of each player will purchase $50 worth of raffle tickets (5 tickets) at the time of their registration.  Then each family will have the option to sell those 5 tickets and recoup their full $50 investment or, if they would like, they can keep their tickets for themselves.  The raffle will have realy cool electronic gadgets and other great items making them easy to sell.  The raffle drawing will be held in January and there will be opportunities to sell additional tickets to help offset your registration fees.  Click here to see last season’s raffle prizes and winners.

What Is Included? 

11 week season - practices and a game per week (excluding the holiday weeks), full uniform (Nike Jersey, Nike shorts and Nike socks), end of the year trophy and end of the year jamboree. 

 
Coaches/Volunteers

Our Recreational program can’t be successful without the support and participation of parent volunteers. Each season we depend on individual parents to help us by coaching one of our many recreational teams. The need of volunteer parents is crucial to the success of our program. We hope you consider involving yourself in helping us with your child. No experience is required to coach, we have a staff that will support and mentor you throughout the season. We will offer coaching courses and trainings to provide you with the background knowledge that you will need.  If you have any questions about coaching, please feel free to contact Maggie Pesaresi at Maggie@chargerssoccer.com

Practices/Games

Practices should start middle of October. All games will be play on Saturday’s beginning October 18th for traveling teams and November 1st for in-house teams going through the beginning of February with breaks for the holidays.  Games schedules will be released once teams are formed.  We will have a recreational calendar up soon.

Tentative Schedule

 

AGE GROUP

PRACTICES

GAMES

U5

No weekday practice

 Game: Sat. 9am

U6

Every other Thurs.  6:00pm at Benito Middle School

 Game: Sat. 10:15am

U7

Mon or Tues  6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle School

 Game: Sat. 11:45am

U8

*Mon or Tues  7:00pm to 8:00pm at Benito Middle School

 Game: Sat. 1:15pm

U10

*Tues, Wed or Thurs 7:00 to 8:15pm at Benito Middle School

 Game: Sat.  TBD

U12

*Twice a wk Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs 6-7:30pm at NTCP ¹

 Game: Sat. TBD

U14

*Twice a wk Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs 7:30-9pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD

U16

*Twice a wk Mon & Wed or Tues &Thurs 7:30-9pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD

U19

*Twice a wk Mon & Wed or Tues &Thurs 7:30-9pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat or Sun TBD

 

’* Coach Determination

 

 

¹ NTCP = New Tampa Community Park

 

Fields/Equipment/Facilities

Chargers SC does not own the soccer fields on which we play. We use, help maintain and manage the fields that belong to the City of Tampa/Hillsborough County School District.  In order to maintain good working relationships with the field owners, we ask that all players, parents, and spectators treat each field with care and respect and follow all county and city ordinances in effect. This includes the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and animals on the park grounds and smoking inside the playing field fence.