Rec Soccer

Fall 2022 Recreational Soccer


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 60-minute sessions on Saturdays at Gavins Pond Fields. The season will run from September 10 through October 29. There will be no soccer on October 8 due to the holiday weekend. If two or more sessions are cancelled due to inclement weather, one session will be added on November 5. Registration for Rec Soccer costs $100 and financial aid is available for families in need. Please refer to our Financial Aid page for more information.

Schedule

● PreK, U5 session 8:30-9:30 AM

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

● First Grade, U7 session 11:00-12:00 AM

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

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

Rec is not a drop off program, a parent or guardian must remain on-site. As of June 2, 2021, COVID related field capacity restrictions are no longer in place. Spectators are encouraged to continue following social distancing guidelines and spectators who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations to protect their health.


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


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 any applicable 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!