2017-18 Tampa Fall Rec Program

New Tampa Fall Rec Soccer 2017-18 Season

The Chargers Soccer Club is proud to continue serving the New Tampa area since the mid-1990’s.  

The Chargers S.C. welcomes our community families to another exciting recreational soccer season.  Our In-House Program season runs from November to February and the Traveling Program from October to March. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


GENERAL RECREATIONAL PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY


The primary goal of the Chargers S.C. Recreational Soccer Program is not about winning, but to offer every player the opportunity to enjoy the game in a fun learning environment while honing new skills.
 



ORGANIZATION

Our recreational soccer program is for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 18.  The program consists of an In-House Program and a Traveling Program (TARSA)
 



ONSITE REGISTRATION

You can register from the comfort of your home or office by clicking REGISTER HERE.  The online registration process is the first step.  Once this step is completed, the following information MUST be uploaded directly to your child's Got Soccer account (CLICK HERE for easy directions). 

  1. ANY PLAYER WHO DOES NOT YET HAVE A COPY OF THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN THEIR ACCOUNT WILL NEED TO DO SO (a staff member will also need to physically see the original as well)
  2. A close-up head shot of your child (no sunglasses or hats)

If you are unable to follow to complete this process you can email the Recreational Program Administrator at Maggie@ChargersSoccer.com  
 



ONSITE REGISTRATION DATES

If you prefer our assistance to register you can attend one of our onsite registration dates listed below (uniform samples for sizing will be available).



WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE?

Note:  U.S.  Soccer has made changes to the country’s age group matrix this season.  To determine your child's NEW age group based on their birth year for this season, click on this 2017-18 Age Group Matrix link.


In-House Recreational Program Teams

  • Our In-house Recreational Program is for children between the ages of 4 to 9 year olds (born in 2008 through 2013) playing against other teams within club.
     
  • All practices and games are played at Benito Middle School, 10101 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa, FL  33647. 
     
  • Match Formats (based on player attendance):
    • 5U & 6U 3 vs 3 without Goalkeepers
    • 7U 4 vs 4 without Goalkeepers
    • 8U 5 vs 5 with Goalkeepers
    • 10U 7 vs 7 with Goalkeepers
       
  • Teams are coached by volunteer coaches under the supervision of the Recreational Program Technical Director.
     

Traveling Recreational League (TARSA) Teams

  • Our Traveling Recreational Program is for boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 18 (born in 1999 through 2007).
     
  • The Traveling Recreational teams participate in the TARSA League (Tampa Area Recreational Scheduling Association). This league is a scheduling body that is comprised of many 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.  
     
  • All practices and home games are played at New Tampa Community Park, 17302 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647.  
     
  • Match Formats:
    • 11U & 12U 9 vs 9 with Goalkeepers
    • 13U/14U & Up 11 vs 11 with Goalkeepers
       
  • Teams are coached by volunteer coaches under the supervision of the Recreational Program Technical Director.
     


WHAT IS THE SOCCER REGISTRATION FEE?

Note:  U.S.  Soccer has made changes to the country’s age group matrix this season.  To determine your child's NEW age group based on their birth year for this season, click on this 2017-18 Age Group Matrix link.

In-House Rec

  • 5U - 6U - $170 
  • 7U – 8U – $200
  • 9U/10U - $230  

Traveling Rec

  • 11U – 19U - $230 

LATE REGISTRATION:  After September 30, 2017 at 11:59pm - Additional Fee $25.00
 



WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?

In-House

  • 12 Weeks Training Season
  • One/two practice per week (depending on age group)
  • Kidsafe Program-Background Check for all coaches/technical and admin staff 
  • Full Nike uniform - jersey, shorts, and socks
  • FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association) Player Registration Fee
  • End of the Year Jamboree and Awards
  • Club Overhead Costs (fields maintenance, equipment, lights, administrative expenses, website)
  • Proactive and visible Technical Director and Technical Staff

Players are responsible for:

 

Traveling

  • 15 Weeks Training Season
  • Two training session per week
  • Kidsafe Program-Background Check for all coaches/technical and admin staff 
  • Full Nike uniform – home jersey, training/away t-shirt, shorts, and socks
  • FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association) Player Registration Fee
  • TARSA End of the Season Tournament (3 weeks)” - Optional
  • $100 team credit towards one tournament participation
  • Referee Fees
  • End of the Year Jamboree and Awards
  • Club Overhead Costs (fields maintenance, equipment, lights, administrative expenses, website)
  • Proactive and visible Technical Director and Technical Staff 

Players are responsible for:



CAN I APPLY FOR A 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 click on the form links below and submit to our Recreational Program Administrator Maggie Pesaresi at Maggie@ChargersSoccer.com

Scholarship Form 

Extended Payment Plan Application 
 



WHEN/WHERE ARE THE GAMES AND PRACTICES?

(DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • In-House –
    • Practices will begin October 31st, 2017.
    •  All games will be played on Saturdays beginning November 11th, 2017 – 13 weeks Season
    • Practices and games will be held at Benito Middle School, 10101 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647
       
  • Traveling –
    • Practice will begin October 9th, 2017.
    • All games will be played on Saturdays or Sundays beginning October 21st, 2016 - 15 weeks season PLUS an “End of the Season Tournament”
    • Practices and home games will be held at the New Tampa Community Park, 17302 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647. 

@ For these practice days, you have the option to choose your preference during the online registration process. 

Tentative Schedule

 

AGE GROUP

PRACTICES

GAMES

5U Coed

Wed. 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle School

Game: Sat. 10:00am

6U Coed

Thurs.  6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle School

Game: Sat. 10:00am

7U Coed

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

Game: Sat. 11:15am

8U Coed

*Mon./Wed, or Tues./Thurs. 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle School

Game: Sat. 12:30pm

9U/10U Coed

*Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 7:15pm to 8:30pm at Benito Middle School

 Game: Sat.  TBD 

11U/12U Coed
 

11U/12U Girls

*Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 6:00pm to 7:30pm at NTCP ¹

*Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 6:00pm to 7:30pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

Game: Sat. TBD by TARSA League

13U/14U Coed
 

15U Girls

*Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by TARSA League

Game: Sat. TBD by TARSA League

15U/16U Coed

*Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by TARSA League

17U-19U Coed

16U-19U Girls

Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

*Mon./Wed. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League
Game: Sat. TBD by TARSA League

 

* Coach Determination

¹ NTCP = New Tampa Community Park

 

 



CAN I MAKE A SPECIAL REQUEST?

Special requests for Coach and practice nights are available during the registration process. These requests must be placed in the player’s GotSoccer account during registration.

Special requests via e-mail will not be accepted.

Special requests for a particular coach or practice nights are not a guaranteed. A $50.00 penalty (in addition the club’s standard refund policy) will be assessed to the account of member decides to not participate when a special request is not granted.
 



REFUND POLICY

The Chargers S.C. reserves the right to deny any partial or full registration fees once registration and payment has been completed (payment is due at time of registration).

However, in cases of reasonable documented excuse (illness, severe injury, family relocation, etc.)  filed BEFORE October 1st, 2017 a partial refund may be granted. 
 



CAN I BE A VOLUNTEER COACH?

** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A COACH 

Volunteer coaches are essential to the success of our recreational program. It is for that reason that, in order to assist our volunteer coaches, we offer coaching clinics, reference material, and the opportunity to attend club team training sessions to help to enhance their knowledge of the game and facilitate the overall experience for all players through your own development as a parent coach.

We would love you to consider coaching your child’s team as you will treasure this unique experience.

Any person who volunteers to coach for one (1) full recreation soccer year (Fall Season to Spring Season), attends all coaches' meetings and coach training sessions for their team held during the Fall and Spring season, will be granted one (1) free player waiver for the Spring Recreation Soccer Season.  The waiver is ONLY valid for the up-coming Spring Season.  It cannot be carried over into any other soccer year/program nor transferred to another player.

Our coaches are provided with all the necessary training gear: Soccer balls, cones, vests (colored mesh shirts to divide teams into smaller groups).

If you are interested in coaching or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Maggie Pesaresi, Program Administrator, at Maggie@ChargersSoccer.com
 



FIELDS/EQUIPMENT/FACILITIES

Chargers S.C. do not own the fields on which we train and play. We use, help maintain and manage the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County School District facilities.  In order to maintain good working relationships with the field owners, we ask that all players, parents, and spectators 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. 
 



TAMPA REC FIELD STATUS AND WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY

It is important to note that we will not cancel sessions prior to the scheduled session time due to weather unless it is obvious that the severe weather or field conditions will interfere with training/game.

In order to ensure safe playing conditions for our players and to protect the integrity and structure of our fields, games or training sessions can be canceled under the following circumstances:

  • City of Tampa Parks and Recreation field closure
  • There is standing water on the field
  • Lightning in the immediate area of a game or practice
  • The Rec. Program Administrator, the Technical Director or the referee determine that there are unsafe conditions on or around a field

As soon as training/games are canceled the decision will be communicated in two different ways. 

1. An email message is sent out to all registered players via the primary email account on file on our registration system (GotSoccer).

2.  A text alert is sent out to all registered players through our Rained Out System 

Canceled sessions due to any of the reasons above may not be rescheduled.
 



DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN!!!

All updates regarding practice/game cancellations, due to bad weather/field conditions, will be sent out through the text alert system. This is the fastest and most accurate way to receive updates.

To register, please click the following link:

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Also, please be sure to periodically check the website www.ChargersSoccer.com for important announcements and updates. Most questions can be answered by checking our website first.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING SEASON!!