Chargers Soccer Club (CSC - Formerly known as Fusion FC) 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 Recreational Director.
General Recreational Program Philosophy
The primary goal of the CSC 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.
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 three areas: Recreational Academy Program, In-House Rec. and Traveling Rec. (TARSA). Games are played at Benito Middle School for Academy Program and 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 three different programs:
Academy Program: Our Academy Recreational Program is for boys and girls between the ages of 4, 5, 6 and 7 years of age and provides an environment to play soccer in a fun and organized format. This Academy format is supported by the Florida Youth Soccer Association and the US National Coaching Staff. The overall philosophy of the Academy is to develop the players first. Both in training and games the coaching staff will be focused on making a player more competent on the field, and not focused on winning and losing games.
In the Academy approach, there are no teams in the traditional sense. Each week players will train with groups that will help them develop certain skills and abilities. Players will be required to use the skills and concepts worked on in training to achieve those goals during the game. For additional specific Academy Program information please click here or on the link in the right margin.
In-House Rec: Our in- house recreational soccer program is for children between the ages of 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. CSC 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 TampaBay area. For additional specific TARSA information please click here to go to the TARSA website or click on the link in the right margin. For the 2012-13 season TARSA has combined the U16 Girls and the U19 girls into one age group which will be called U16/U19 High School Girls. This was done in an effort to creat more teams.
U5 - U6 Academy (4 - 5 year olds) - $170 ($120 + $50 raffle ticket purchase*)
U7 - U8 (6 - 7 year olds) - $200 ($150 + $50 raffle ticket purchase*)
U9 thru U19 (8 - 18 year olds) - $220 ($170 + $50 raffle ticket purchase*)
Payment plans are available during the online registration process to pay 50% up front and the balance one month later.
* Parents of each player will purchase $50 worth of raffle tickets (5 tickets) with their registration fee. Then each family will have the option to keep their tickets for themselves or sell the tickets and get back their $50 investment. Hopefully, we have made it easy for you to sell your tickets. The raffle will have a car and/or cool electronic gadgets. The raffle drawing will be held in January and there will be opportunities to sell additional tickets to help offset your registration fees.
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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 Kyle McLeish at email@example.com
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Practices should start between the middle of October. All games are played on Saturday’s beginning in late October going through the beginning of February with breaks for the holidays. Games schedules will be released once teams are formed. For all dates please click here for the Recreational Calendar or click on the link in the right margin.
U5 Academy- No practices during the week. Games are at 9:00am Saturday.
U6 Academy- Practice every other Thursday at 5:30 pm. Games are at 10:15am Saturday.
U7 Academy – (once a week for 1 hour) Practice every Monday or Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Games are at 11:45am Saturday.
U8 Academy- (once a week for 1 hour) Practice every Monday or Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Games are at 1:15am Saturday.
In- House Rec. Program
U10- (once a week for 1 hour) Practice will be determined by head coach of the team. Games are on Saturday.
U12- (minimum of once a week for 1.5 hour, optional second practice) Practice will be determined by head coach of the team. Games are on Saturday.
U14- (minimum of once a week for 1.5 hour, optional second practice) Practice will be determined by head coach of the team. Games are on Saturday with a potential of some Sundays.
U16- (Twice a week for 1.5 hour) Practice will be determined by head coach of the team. Games are on Saturday with a potential of some Sundays.
U19- (Twice a week for 1.5 hour) Practice will be determined by head coach of the team. Games are on Saturday with a potential of some Sundays.
CSC 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.