Rec Soccer

Spring 2021 Recreational Soccer


Registration for Spring Soccer is Now Closed.


What is Rec Soccer, how does it differ from Travel?

Recreational soccer (or rec soccer) is an intramural program. Teams are comprised of Sharon residents; sessions are organized by grade level. Travel soccer is a tryout program in which players travel to play against teams from other towns.

The spring rec program, like the fall, will bring small groups together for modified scrimmage/game play for 45-minute sessions on Saturdays at Gavins Pond Fields. The season will run from April 10 to June 5. There will be no soccer on April 17 due to school vacation week. If two or more sessions are cancelled due to inclement weather, one session will be added on June 12.

Schedule

● PreK, U5 session 8:30-9:20 AM

● Kindergarten, U6 session 9:45-10:35 AM

● First Grade, U7 session 11:00-11:50 AM

● Second Grade, U8 session 12:15-1:05 PM

● Third & Fourth Grade, U10 session, 1:30-2:20 PM

Rec is not a drop off program, a parent or guardian must remain on-site. As of March 2021, due to MYSA restrictions, each player may have two adults spectators accompany them to the field complex. Siblings are also permitted.


Following each session, the parking lot will need to be fully cleared to allow for the next session to arrive. Please note the transition time between sessions to allow groups to clear the field before the next session arrives.


Complete information on our COVID-19 protocols can be found here.

Session Structure

Sessions will consist of approximately 20 minutes of instructional work (drills), a short break (for water and hand sanitizing) and 20 minutes of scrimmage/game play.

Masks & Equipment

Masks are required. Players, coaches and parent spectators must wear masks for the duration of the session. Player masks must be the ear loop kind, player masks cannot wrap around the neck. Players must also wear typical soccer equipment: shin guards with socks worn over them and athletic shoes or cleats. Players should bring their own ball (U5, U6, U7 and U8 use a size 3 ball, U10 uses size 4).


Parent Volunteers Needed

This program will depend heavily on the participation of parent volunteers. We are looking for volunteer coaches along with age group coordinators to assist in program operations. Coaches will need to complete MYSA-required trainings and will receive instruction from Sharon Soccer Association regarding COVID-19 protocols.

Parent coaches will be provided with coaching instruction, drills and simple instructional techniques, with drills sent in advance of sessions. SSA Director of Coaching Paul Vasconcelos (PV) is available to answer questions about drills via email, Zoom or socially distanced at the field.

Many families in our rec program are brand new to Sharon Soccer. Help us spread the word. Please forward this email to families you think might be interested.

Coach Responsibilities

Coaches, as in seasons past, are responsible for creating a fun, safe experience for their players. This means running sessions on Saturdays, communicating with the team and parents by email each week to remind them about sessions and rules, and managing the flow of the practice and scrimmage. In the COVID environment, this will also require reminding players and parents to keep masks on for the duration of the session, and tasks such as wiping down and keeping in their possession some league-provided equipment (to include 2-3 balls and a set of cones).

Age Group Coordinators

Frequent communication with parents is essential. We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with keeping parents and coaches informed and engaged this season. Please email annew@sharonsoccer.org to volunteer.

All experience levels are encouraged to volunteer!