Recreation soccer is open to boys and girls aged 4 to 18 years old. The children are divided into groups based on their birthday (see chart below).
Players in this age group are four to six years old. There are no teams in micro soccer, instead all players are assembled in one place and then divided into stations for pre-configured instruction. The program at this age does not have a formal practice feel to it, instead it is more free-form and instructional through example, demonstration, and play. Don’t be surprised if as a parent you are encouraged to come and ‘soft play’ with the kids and get a hands on understanding of soccer. You’ll find it fun and educational.
U8, U10, U12, U14, U18
The other children in the Rec program are divided into co-ed teams based on their age. The size of the team is also based on the age group (see chart below).
Children will practice twice a week – once with their coach and once with a professional trainer (usually on Saturday mornings) and have a game on Sunday. The practice sessions are usually one hour long and the duration of the games is once again dependent on age (see chart below).
The goal of these sessions is to teach the children the basics of soccer using fun drills and games. The professional instructors will start the children on drills which will be reinforced by the parent coach during the second day of training.
SCSL is a member of the Hunterdon County Recreational Soccer League. HCRSL is composed of neighboring Hunterdon County soccer organizations and teams. The U8-U18 teams travel to the local municipal locations for away games. These teams include Kingwood, Union, Alexandria, Holland, Flemington and Delaware.
Practices are held either at the East Amwell Municipal Complex or across the street at the East Amwell School Fields. Once the teams are formed, the coaches will inform the parents of the training location and time.
What to wear
All children should wear shin guards, cleats, and comfortable clothes to practices (shorts and t-shirts).
One of our primary goals at South County is to ensure that any child who wants to learn to play soccer can do so at an affordable price.
The cost for recreation soccer is $60 for Micro players and $90 for all other levels.
The club also offers a discount to families with more than one child. NO family ever pays more than $300 no matter how many children in the family register.
NEW THIS YEAR: We are pleased to offer a payment plan – a $25 deposit at registration and the balance divided equally into two additional payments.
Games are usually played on Sundays and depend on the age group.
Duration of games:
- U8: 4-12 minute periods
- U10: 2-25 minute periods
- U12: 2-30 minute periods
- U14: 2-35 minute periods
- U16: 2-40 minute periods
In the event of excessive heat and/or humidity the referee in consultation with the coaches may institute water breaks during the match.
Match Team Size:
- U8: 7 vs 7 with goalie
- U10: 7 vs 7 with goalie
- U12: 9 vs 9 with goalie
- U14: 11 vs 11 with goalie
- U16: 11 vs 11 with goalie
Micro – Born 1/1 – 12/31/2012 and later
U7 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2011
U8 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2010
U9 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2009
U10 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2008
U11 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2007
U12 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2006
U13 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2005
U14 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2004
U15 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2003
U16 -Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2002
U17 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2001
U18 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 2000
U19 - Born 1/1 - 12/31, 1999