Information and Registration for Rec Soccer

The SWSC Rec Soccer Program is for players Pre-K (age 4) to 7th grade and is designed as an introduction to soccer with a mix of skill training and game play with an emphasis on fun. All ages are “non-results orientated” meaning there are no official game scores or standings. Coaches have no disincentive to play everyone equally and to move players around the field in all different positions. Players are free to try things, make mistakes, learn, and have fun.

  • Played at Gavin Park, Wilton, NY in both the fall and spring.
  • Programs start at a Pre-K level - 7th Grade, and are coed.
  • Open registration is offered about 3 months before the session starts.

Key features of the Fall 2020 Session

  • Participants: Pre-K to 7th Grade
     
  • Session: Saturday, September 12h, 2020 to Saturday October 24th, 2020
    • Full schedule available pre season
    • Games Columbus Day Weekend
  • Days & Times:  
    • Tuesday 5:00-6:00PM  Pre-K, 1st, and 2nd Grade Teams
    • Wednesday 5:00-6:00PM 2nd, 3rd/4th, and 5th/6th/7th Grade Teams
    • Saturday 9:00-11:30AM - All teams will continue to play games on Saturdays. Half of the games will take place from 9-10 and the other half will be play between 1030-1130. Schedules will have designated times and field locations in advance
       
  • Location: Gavin Park
     
  • Format: Skills Training 50% and Game Play 50% - small sided for a lot of touches & goals
    • Wednesdays: 1 hour team practice 75% skills 25% scrimmage
    • Saturday: 
      • PreK-2nd Grade- 10 minute warm up and 50 minutes for game play
      • 3rd/4th- 5/6/7th Grade- 10 minute warm up and 50 min for game play
      • Pre-K, K play 3v3, small fields, small goals, no keepers
      • 1st Grade and 2nd Grade play 4v4, small fields, small goals, no keepers
      • 3rd & 4th Grade play 7v7, U10 field and goals, with keepers
      • 5th, 6th & 7th Grade 8v8, U12 fields and goals, with keepers
      • Small fields get progressive larger for each Division (PreK-5/6/7th)
  • Cost:
    • $90 Wilton Residents and active SWSC Members
    • $100 All other Players
    • Multi Player Discount
    • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 
      • Families Approved for Free or Reduced cost School Lunch or Food Stamps
      • Cost $15 per player (jersey, and shorts, socks and shinguards, if needed)
         
  • Registration Includes:
    • Uniform Jersey (black shorts and black soccer socks not included, but may be optionally purchased or provided through the Financial Assistance Program)
    • Soccer Ball
    • Participation Award

Saratoga Wilton Soccer Return to Play Guidelines

Please read the return to play document (SWSC Rec Return to Play Guidelines.docx) These are subject to change based on State and local recommendations. Two of the most significant changes are that only one family member will be permitted per child. Small children do not count. Also, there will be attendance taken before each session. Gavin Park and the Club are committed to offering this program in the safest possible way for everyone involved. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.

There will be a limited to number of teams and registration will close when they fill so do not hesitate to sign up when registration opens on August 3rd!

Volunteer Coaches

  • Like most recreation level youth sports programs, we depend on Volunteer Parent Coaches.
  • We try to have two (or more) coaches for each team, so that a parent does not need to be there for every session to volunteer.
  • Soccer/coaching experience is nice but not required especially at the younger ages – we will provide coaching assistance.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING

Coaching Resources

Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

US Soccer Grassroots License

Soccer Starts at Home

Why Pay Small Sided Games?

 

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