General Overview

Overview

Updated 5/13/2020

Fairhope Recreation Soccer is the recreational youth soccer program serving the Fairhope area as well as surrounding areas. Fairhope Soccer is a volunteer organization that has partnered with the City of Fairhope to provide the equivalent of city-league youth soccer. Fairhope Soccer is open to players of all skill and athletic levels and there are no try-outs required.  Our soccer program(s) gives players the opportunity to have fun playing soccer, learn fundamentals, and get some good fitness.

Beginning this spring 2020 season, all U6-U8 teams will participate in a scheduled training schedule providing multiple sessions with our Grassroots Coordinator, Development Coordinator, and Director of Coaching. A schedule will be set for multiple teams each week to participate. This schedule will follow a cycle throughout the 8 week season allowing for multiple sessions under the guidance of our licensed professional coaches. 


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Teams are formed by age groups/birth years
    • U6 (2015)
    • U8 (2014-2013)
    • U10 (2012-2011)
    • U12 (2010-2009)
    • Only Coed teams in U6
    • All players will be placed in their appropriate age group.
    • Request for playing up in age group will be allowed but subject to a staff evaluation.  
  • Playing Format 
    • U6-U8 will play 3v3 or 4v4 Fall & Spring
    • U10 will play 7v7 in Fall; 4v4 or 5v5 in Spring
    • U12 will play 7v7 or 9v9 in Fall; 5v5 in Spring
    • All playing formats may be adjusted for registration numbers 
  • Coaches are need for all age groups.  Please indicate during registration. Equipment & coach shirt provided. For more information regarding coaching, visit Coaching Corner

  • Registration Fees: $110 inlcude jersey, player insurance, league fees, post game drink & snack


PLAYER EQUIPMENT

  • Soccer Ball (Size 3 for U6-U8 / Size 4 for U10-U12)
  • Shin Guards
  • Water Bottle
  • Soccer Cleats (No baseball or football cleats allowed)

Game Day Uniform:

  • In Fall--All players receive a game day uniform which includes, jersey, shorts & socks
  • In Spring--Only jersey is included. Players must provide black shorts & black socks for game day 

 Players MUST have the above equipment for every practice & games during the season. 


PRACTICES/GAMES

  • All practices/games are located at Fairhope Soccer Complex. 18383 County Rd. 13 unless other specified 
  • Practice day & time depends on your volunteer coach.  Below are our practice day guidelines for our coaches.
    • U8 & below 1-2 days/week or at least 4 practices before games begin then 1 game/1 practice ratio is plenty for this age group for about 45 minutes.
    • U10 & above—2 days/week or at least 4 practices before games begin then 1-2 practices/1 game or 2 games/1 practice, no more than 3 touches per week for about an 1hour.
    • Depending on your coach, he/she will schedule Monday-Thursday either @ 5:30pm or 6:45pm
  • Game times vary:
    • Saturday Times--8:30am-12noon
    • Tuesday/Thursday--5:45pm, 6pm, 7:15pm
  • Schedules will be posted online at least one week prior to opening day. 

COACH/PLAYER NOTIFICATION

  • Teams formation begins after registration closes
  • Coaches will receive rosters 2 weeks prior to opening day
  • Coaching Meeting--Mandatory Each Season--TBA

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