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Recreational Soccer

Recreational Soccer

Recreational Soccer is our entry level program designed for players who are new to the game or just looking to play for fun. Within this program there are two distinct divisions for the different age groups; Division 3 (D3) and Division 4 (D4).

Recreation D4 (U4 - U10)

Recreational D4 is for players aged 3 – 10 years old (U4 – U10), players with birth years from 2013 – 2019. In D4 players are placed on teams according to their neighborhood prior to the beginning of the season. Team selection also takes into consideration if the player is returning to a team or has submitted a friend or coach request during registration.

Return to team deadline is Feb 11th, team placement cannot be guaranteed after this date. Late Registration begins Feb 12th and runs through Feb 26th, again team placement not guaranteed during this time but we will do out best to assign players to teams.

NOTE: Practice times and days and times cannot be requested prior to registration, practice day and time is determined by the Volunteer Parent Coach. The only way to chose which day you want to practice is to volunteer as a coach. Your coach will be in touch regarding practice day and time the week of Feb 20th.

All Division 4 games are played at the T&C Sports Complex, typically on a Saturday. Practice times and locations will not be available until players are assigned to their teams the week before the season starts.

Recreational teams are coached by Volunteer Parent Coaches who have passed a Kidsafe background check and completed the necessary child safety courses required by the State. The Parent Coach of the team will decide when the team practices, therefore requesting a team that trains on a specific day is not possible. If you are interested in coaching a recreational team please email our Soccer Director.

Registration fees include;

  • 9 weeks of games
  • 9 weeks of team practice (once-a-week) for U6-U10, no team practice for U4 & U5
  • 6 weeks of Skills Training for all players, more info here
  • Game day jersey
  • End of season participation medal

For general questions about Recreational D4 Soccer please email our Soccer Director. For questions about player placement in specific divisions please email your age group commissioner below.

Age GroupGenderCommissionerEmail
U4 & U5 (2019 & 2018)Boys and GirlsJaime Llanou4u5soccer@tandcsports.org
U6 (2017)GirlsCamilo La Rotau6girlssoccer@tandcsports.org
U6 (2017)BoysDan Rawlinsonu6boyssoccer@tandcsports.org
U7 & U8 (2016 & 2015)GirlsRob Abneyu7girlssoccer@tandcsports.org, u8girlssoccer@tandcsports.org
U7 & U8 (2016 & 2015)Boys & GirlsDave Pawelsu7boyssoccer@tandcsports.org, u8boyssoccer@tandcsports.org
U9 & U10 (2014 & 2013)GirlsJeff Reedu9girlssoccer@tandcsports.org, u10girlssoccer@tandcsports.org
U9 & U10 (2014 & 2013)BoysChris Cashmanu9boyssoccer@tandcsports.org, u10boyssoccer@tandcsports.org

Skills Training and Keeper Training

During the Fall & Spring seasons we offer Skills & Keeper Training sessions to all players registered at T&C Soccer. These sessions are included in your registration and run for a total of 6 weeks. Click here for more information about Skills & Goalkeeper Training.

FAQ's

Is Recreational Soccer appropriate for beginners?

Yes. This is our entry level program for those who are new to the game or just playing for fun.

How many players are on a team?

  • U4, U5 & U6 (3v3) roster size 4-6
  • U7 & U8 (4v4) roster size 6-8
  • U9 & U10 (7v7) roster size 8-112
  • U11 & U12 (9v9) roster size 12-14
  • U13 & U14 (11v11) roster size 14-18
  • U15 – U19 (11v11) roster size 16-20

When will practices be held?

U4 & U5 do not practice during the week but may get together on a weekend before a game. U6-U10 teams practice once during the week with their coach who will let the team know when practice is. All players have access to Skills Training which takes place once a week for 6 weeks throughout the season, more information here.

Where will practices be held?

At Town & Country Sports Complex. Once your child is placed on a team and assigned a coach your coach will notify you of your practice time and field number. Practices are typically held one day during the week, Monday through Thursday somewhere around 5 or 6pm.

When do we get the practice schedule?

You will receive your practice schedule once your child has been placed on a team and a volunteer parent coach has stepped up or been assigned to the team. It is the coach who decides when the team practices and then notifies the team. You should find this out the week before practice begins.

What if the assigned team's practice time/day doesn't fit our schedule?

With over 1500 recreational players playing at T&C each year and the heavy reliance on volunteer parent coaches it would be impossible for us to assign players to teams based on parents schedules. The best way to choose your practice day is to volunteer to coach. If you cannot make practice please reach out to your coach and let them know. One thing that is set before the season starts is Skills Training, more information here.

When are the games played?

Games are played on weekends throughout the season, typically a Saturday but sometimes a Sunday. You will receive your 8 game schedule for the season during your first week of practice. If any games are cancelled due to the weather we will attempt to reschedule.

Where are the games played?

The games for Recreational D4 (U14-U10) are all at Town & Country Sports Complex. Recreational D3 (U11-U19) home games are at Town & Country Sports Complex and away games may be played at other teams/clubs locations in and around the greater Austin area.

Where do I view the live game schedule?

On your Sports Engine app or online account. Once your coach has received the season schedule they will post it into SE. You will also receive a link to an online schedule in TC Fields during the first week of practice.

Will my child get medals or trophies at the end of the season?

Yes. Recreational D4 (U4-U10) players all receive a medal at the end of the season. The coach of a team parent can collect the medals from the green soccer shed next field #20.

Will there be travel involved?

Travel is only required for D3 (U11-U19) teams as they compete in CAYSA D3 not our in-house D4 league. Travel is required for roughly 50% of the games, typically 4-5. games per season. Travel is in and around the greater Austin area.

When is my child ready for Academy?

Great question. Our Academy program is for U8, U9 & U10 players who are experienced in soccer and are looking for more in terms of development and competition. You can find out more information about our Academy program here.

How do we register for Select Soccer?

Select Soccer consists of two main programs; Premier (paid coaches) and Competitive (parent coaches). Tryouts are required for all teams in these programs regardless of division. Tryouts take place every May for annual positions on teams, we do have some players join prior to the Spring season also. If you are interested in joining a Select Soccer team please email our Soccer Director and he will put you in touch with the appropriate coach.

What is the difference between Rec. and Select?

Recreational Soccer is our entry level program and does not require a tryout. Select Soccer consists of two main programs Premier and Competitive, both require tryouts to join a team. Recreational teams compete in CAYSA D3, Select teams compete in CAYSA D2 and WDDOA

Recreational D3 (U11 - U19)

Recreational D3 is for players aged 10 – 19 years old (U11 – U19), players with birth years from 2012 – 2004. In D3 there are no tryouts necessary, players are placed on teams by neighborhood prior to the beginning of the season. Team formation also takes into consideration if the player is returning to a team or has submitted a friend or coach request during registration.

Return to team deadline is Feb 11th, team placement cannot be guaranteed after this date. Late Registration begins Feb 12th and runs through Feb 26th, again team placement not guaranteed during this time but we will do out best to assign players to teams.

NOTE: Practice times and days and times cannot be requested prior to registration, practice day and time is determined by the Volunteer Parent Coach. The only way to chose which day you want to practice is to volunteer as a coach. Your coach will be in touch regarding practice day and time the week of Feb 20th.

D3 teams compete either in-house or in the local area (CAYSA) league. If teams are placed in the CAYSA league then you can expect more travel to games, potentially from Temple to far South Austin, depending on where the other teams are and whether the game is Home or Away. Half the games, the home games, will be played at the T&C Sports Complex.

Recreational teams are coached by Volunteer Parent Coaches who have passed a Kidsafe background check and completed the necessary child safety courses required by the State. The Parent Coach of the team will decide when the team practices, therefore requesting a team that trains on a specific day is not possible. If you are interested in coaching a recreational team please email our Soccer Director.

Registration fees include;

  • 7-8 weeks of games (min. 50% play time)
  • 9 weeks of team practice (twice-a-week)
  • 6 weeks of Skills Training for all players, more info here

For general questions about Recreational D3 Soccer please email Rich Swain our Soccer Director. For questions about player placement in specific devisions please email the age group commissioner below.

Age GroupGenderCommissionerEmail
U11-U19BoysBennett SchneiderD3BoysSoccer@tandcsports.org
U11-U19GirlsJeff ReedD3GirlsSoccer@tandcsports.org

Skills Training and Keeper Training

During the Fall & Spring seasons we offer Skills & Keeper Training sessions to all players registered at T&C Soccer. These sessions are included in your registration and run for a total of 6 weeks. Click here for more information about Skills & Goalkeeper Training.

Calendar

DATEEVENT
Nov 15thRegistration open
Feb 11thRETURN TO TEAM DEADLINE
Feb 12thLate Registration/Waitlist (Team placement not guaranteed)
Feb 12thCommissioners form teams
Feb 13th WeekCoaches assigned to teams
Feb 20th WeekTeam Communication (Coach/Roster/Practice/Schedule, etc)
Feb 22ndD4 Teams Coaches Meeting/Clinic (6-7pm)
D3 Coaches Meeting/Clinic (7-8pm)
Feb 23rdD4 Teams Coaches Meeting/Clinic (6-7pm)
D3 Coaches Meeting/Clinic (7-8pm)
Feb 26thLate Registration Closes (Team placement not guaranteed)
Feb 27th WeekTeam Practice Begins
Mar 4thSeason Games Begin
Mar 13-19thSpring Break (No practice or games)
Mar 20thSkills Training Begins
Apr 27thSkills Training Ends
May 7thSeason Games End
May 12-14thT&C Spring Cup (Optional)

Age Group Rule Changes

Moving from U10 to U11

  • U11 is 9-v-9 on a larger 47×75 yard field
  • U11 teams have a total roster size of up to 16 players.
  • The games go from two 25-min halves to two 30-min halves.

Moving from U12 to U13

  • U13 is 11-v-11 on a full size field.
  • U13 teams have a total roster size of up to 18 players.
  • The games go from two 30-min halves to two 35-min halves.
  • Ball goes from size 4 to size 5.
  • Goal goes from 6.5’x18.5′ to 8’x24′

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