2018 FALL SCHEDULES - TBA
Northampton Soccer Club’s Recreation Soccer Program provides opportunities for the children of the City of Northampton and surrounding communities to learn and enjoy the game of soccer. Players have fun while developing their fundamental skills, learning the rules of the game, and gaining exposure to elements of team play. The program presents an opportunity for kids to grow and gain valuable experiences, learning discipline, teamwork, positive attitude, general respect and good sportsmanship, all while developing a strong sense of self-esteem.
The Recreation Soccer Program is open to children in grades 3-6 who would like to be active on a team during the fall season. The program has three divisions: 3rd & 4th grade girls, 3rd & 4th grade boys, and 5th & 6th grade coed. As recommended by the US Soccer Federation (USSF), 3rd & 4th graders play a 7v7 format and 5th & 6th graders play a 9v9 format. Teams meet three times a week, with practices and scrimmages on weekdays and games on Saturdays. While most games are in Northampton, we also play with teams from neighboring towns such as Southampton. The season runs from after Labor Day through the first week in November. Teams are coached by parent volunteers.
Registration for fall soccer opens July 1st and closes August 15th. Team assignments are made in late August, and parents will be contacted with information about teams and coaches at the beginning of September. Kids of all skill and ability levels are encouraged to register; all players will receive meaningful playing time in each game. The league does its best to balance teams by age and ability while also trying to place kids on teams with their friends and classmates. There are no tryouts for the program, and all players who register before August 15th will be placed on a team. Late registrants will be placed on teams as space allows.
RECREATION SOCCER PROGRAM SCHEDULE