Registration starts in February for spring seasons and June for fall seasons. Check our home page for sign up information.
Coaches are a vital part of our program and are all volunteers. If you are participant, give your coach a big “thank you” for all of their time and work. Each August, the SSA provides a free coaching clinic to all coaches volunteering for our Rec programs. This clinic is conducted by Indiana Youth Soccer and teaches coaches age appropriate skills and activities to improve players’ skills and their experience in the program. Learning is very important, but so is having fun!
Parents, your help is needed! Each team needs a parent to assist the coach in organizing your child’s team. Responsibilities may include handing out and collecting fundraising forms, handing out picture forms and picture packages, organizing the snack schedule and stopping by the shelter house each game day to see if there is any information to pass along to your team. If you would like to volunteer to be a team parent, please mark the box on your child’s registration form. If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreational soccer is for children age 4-8th grade. The division in which your child will play in for the Fall and Spring League is determined by their age as of August 1. For example, if your child was seven as of August 1, they would play in the U-8 Division, even if they turned eight during the season.
Click here to see the age division chart USYS IYSA Age Chart.
Age Division Guidelines
Click on a division to see Indiana Youth Soccer Guidelines.
SHIN GUARDS – All participants MUST wear shin guards during all practices and games. For your child’s safety, they will not be permitted to play without them.
BALL- Encourage each player to have their own ball. One way players can derive maximum benefit from practices is by increasing their contact with the ball.
Size #3 – smallest standard size, usually for divisions U-6 and U-8.
Size #4 - intermediate size, used for divisions U-10 and U-12.
Size #5 – largest standard size ball, for divisions U-13 & up
Cleats/Boots – Recommended but not required, tennis shoes are acceptable. Baseball or football type shoes with square or rectangular cleats are not legal or safe for soccer. Soccer cleats should be rubber or molded plastic (NO METAL CLEATS).
WATER BOTTLE – Each player should provide their own water bottle for each practice and game. Remember to label water bottle with player’s name.
JEWELRY- No jewel may be worn during games, including earrings.
SHIRTS, SOCKS, SHORTS – Socks should be long enough to pull OVER shin guards (this also helps the shin guards to stay in place). Shirts will be provided for Fall & Spring Soccer. Depending on the time of year, you may want to dress in layers, e.g. sweat pants over shorts). If your child will wear a sweatshirt or jacket during the game, their team shirt should be on the outside of all layers. It can be very windy at Freeman Field, therefore, colder than you may expect. Plan to bring an extra layer and/or blanket to each game.