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St. Albans Recreation Soccer 2022

Attention: $25 Late fee for soccer registration goes into effect 8/20/2022
 
Soccer 2022 –  We're ready for fall soccer! St. Albans Recreation offers soccer programming for kids ages 4 through 4th Grade.  The focus of our program is learning skills and fun.  Players will work on increasing their soccer skills in a safe, fun environment.  Our soccer program is an opportunity for kids to get out, be active and be with friends.  Kids will play games against other teams in their age range on Saturday & Sunday mornings with practices during the week. 
Registration – All players must be pre-registered on our website or over the phone.
Outside – All activity will take place outside. In the case of bad weather participants will be emailed about cancellations and we will post on our Facebook page.  Please make sure you have an updated email on file for these notifications and that you've opted to receive them.
Practice - Practice days are listed below. Choose which option works best for you and your child. Once coaches are confirmed, you will be notified of the exact time of your child's practice.  Practices are generally one hour in length.  Practices start the week of 8/29/22.
Game Schedule - Games will be played on Saturday & Sunday mornings at Hard'ack Recreation Area.  Detailed game time schedule will be announced in September.
Games are are for kids in Grades 1 through 4
Those dates are:  
Sat 9/10
Sun 9/18
Sat 9/24
Sun 10/2
Sat 10/8
We also plan to schedule game a game under the lights at The Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center for all kids - ages 4 through 4th grade. Date to be announced.
Kids enrolled in ages 4 and Kindergarten will learn skills and play scrimmages during their practices.
 
Recreation Director Kelly Viens 802-524-1971 or k.viens@stalbansvt.com



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START SMART SOCCER (4 year old) - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Tuesdays at Hard'ack.  AUGUST 23, 2022 Through SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
Children must be 4 by August 1, 2022. The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm
Start Smart Soccer is a program to introduce the game of soccer, the skills required to play and a BASIC understanding of the game. Participants meet new friends, learn sportsmanship, and experience a team concept....and maybe learn a little bit about soccer. Each participant receives a team jersey.
- Coaches are parent volunteers.
- Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. 
Each group/ team will practice separately.
- This group does not play games. Although it is nice to try once or twice toward the end of the season.
- Families will not be contacted after you register, you simply show up on the date and time you selected.

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KINDERGARTEN SOCCER - PROGRAM RUNS one afternoon per week on Thursdays at Hard'ack. AUGUST 25, 2022 through September 29, 2022  This program is for children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2022.  Kindergarten soccer is designed to introduce the games basics and skills while offering lots of soccer fun. All teams are co-ed.  The players will be divided into 2 groups. Choose which one works best for your family. 5:00-5:45pm or 6:00-6:45pm.  A great way for your little one to meet new friends and learn to play on a team. 
- Coaches are parent volunteers.
- Kids will be broken down into groups/ teams of 10-12. 
- Each group/ team will practice separately.
- This group may play some small scrimmages. 
- All players receive a jersey. 
- Families will not be contacted after registration.  You simply show up on the first date at the time you selected.

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FALL YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM FOR KIDS IN 1st- 4th GRADE
PRACTICES START WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2022

No Practices on September 5th (Labor Day). 


STANDARDS OF PLAY FULL DOCUMENT LINK!

1st and 2nd grade Soccer (4v4)
4v4 Standards of play. 
- Field Dimensions 90ft by 60 ft
- Size 3 Ball
- 4v4 with no goalies
- Shin Guards required
Games will be 4 ten minute quarters with 5 minute breaks between. The idea behind this is to get kids more touches on the ball. Smaller field, smaller pop-up style goals and no goalies keeps kids playing and reduces risk of injury. 

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3rd and 4th grade Soccer (7v7)
7v7 Standards of Play.
- Field Dimensions 180ft by 105 ft
- Size 4 ball
- 7v7 (6 field players with 1 keeper)
- Shin Guards are required
- Heading of the ball not allowed (If the ball is headed in game it is an in-direct free kick for the opposing team)
- Build out line is used to help promote playing the ball out of the back field in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move beyond the build out line until the ball is put into play. 
- Goalkeepers cannot punt or drop kick the ball. They must pass, throw or roll the ball into play. 
- Games will be 2 x 25 minute halves with a 10 minute break between. 
- Offside is not called in games but the idea can be taught in practices to prepare kids for the next level of soccer. 
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Choose whether you would like your child to practice on Tuesday & Thursday or Monday & Wednesday by registering for your choice belowCoaches will contact families to let them know what time their practice will be on those days and to introduce themselves.

Coaches are parent volunteers - Practices are usually 2 times per week, with time to be determined by the coach's availability. Each Player receives a uniform. 



MORE INFO:
  • COACHES FOR GRADES 1-4 WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER THEY RECEIVE THEIR ROSTERS. FAMILIES WITH KIDS IN KINDERGARTEN AND SMART START SOCCER WILL NOT BE CONTACTED. YOU SIMPLY SHOW UP ON THE DATE AND TIME YOU SELECTED AT REGISTRATION.
  • TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD A PLACE ON A TEAM, REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 20th 2022. IF THERE IS NOT ROOM IN AN AGE CATEGORY, THE WEBSITE WILL NOT LET YOU REGISTER. YOU WILL SEE A NOTICE INDICATING THAT THE ACTIVITY IS FULL. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A SPOT ON A TEAM FOR KIDS REGISTERED AFTER THAT DATE.
  • MANY COACHES PREFER TO CONTACT FAMILIES VIA EMAIL. PLEASE LOG ON TO YOUR ST. ALBANS RECREATION ACCOUNT AND CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE "OPTED IN" FOR GENERAL AND CANCELLATION EMAILS SO THAT YOUR COACH CAN CONTACT YOU. IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS DOING THIS, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 802-524-1971

Hard'ack Soccer Rules
  • Hard'ack is a great place for the whole family - including siblings who aren't playing soccer. Please keep an eye on them to ensure both their safety as well as the safety and enjoyment of everyone else while you're here.
  • Do not allow children to hang on the cross bars of nets that are not in use.
  • Do not allow children to climb on the nets of goals that are not in use.
  • Do not allow children to ride bikes in the soccer area (including areas that are not in play) Bikes are allowed on the trails, not on or near the soccer fields.
  • Do not litter, and please encourage kids to pick up trash left behind, even if it isn't theirs.
  • No Smoking anywhere on the property.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Start Smart Soccer age 4 (group 1) 
4 N/A Tu  08/23/2022 - 09/27/2022
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$69.00 R, $96.00 NR
 
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Start Smart Soccer age 4 (group 2) 
4 N/A Tu  08/23/2022 - 09/27/2022
06:00 PM - 06:45 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$69.00 R, $96.00 NR
 
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Kindergarten Soccer (group 1) 
N/A K Th  08/25/2022 - 09/29/2022
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$69.00 R, $96.00 NR
 
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Kindergarten Soccer (group 2) 
N/A K Th  08/25/2022 - 09/29/2022
06:00 PM - 06:45 PM

Hard’ack Recreation Area
$69.00 R, $96.00 NR
 
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Grades 1 & 2 Monday & Wednesday practices 
N/A 1 - 2   08/29/2022 - 10/15/2022

$89.00 R, $120.00 NR
Practices are not 2 hrs long :) Families will be contacted with exact time of practice when coaches confirm times.
 
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Grades 1 & 2 Tuesday & Thursday practices 
N/A 1 - 2   08/29/2022 - 10/15/2022

$89.00 R, $120.00 NR
Practices are not 2 hrs long :) Families will be contacted with exact time of practice when coaches confirm times.
 
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Grades 3 & 4 Monday & Wednesday practices 
N/A 3 - 4   08/29/2022 - 10/15/2022

$89.00 R, $120.00 NR
Practices are not 2 hrs long :) Families will be contacted with exact time of practice when coaches confirm times.
 
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Grades 3 & 4 Tuesday & Thursday practices 
N/A 3 - 4   08/29/2022 - 10/15/2022

$89.00 R, $120.00 NR
Practices are not 2 hrs long :) Families will be contacted with exact time of practice when coaches confirm times.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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