FREDERICKSBURG FC RECREATION PROGRAM
FREDERICKSBURG FC RECREATION SOCCER: A PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES & SKILL LEVELS
Fredericksburg FC has been the largest soccer club in Fredericksburg and Greater Area since 1986. The Recreation Program can be seen as the first step of introducing the game of soccer to a young player or be seen as a development phase in order to move on to more competitive programming. Many of our players stay within our recreational program and enjoy a long and challenging career without moving on to travel soccer. For Players that seek competitive level training and games, we offer our Youth Academy Program which starts at age 8 and continues to age 10. Travel Soccer begins at ages 11 and Up.
BENEFITS & HIGHLIGHTS
- Fredericksburg FC offers its resources and provides expertise to make soccer fun, safe and accessible for children of all genders, social and economic backgrounds
- Recreation Coaches receive training & support from licensed Fredericksburg Football Club's Coaching Staff
- All Games hosted at FFC Park @ Spotsylvania Sportsplex Facility (7 Bermuda Grass Fields)
- Fredericksburg FC's Office is located at the Fredericksburg Field House
- Goal Keeper Training
GAMES AND TRAINING
- All Games will be held on Saturdays
- Training will be 2 times a week (days and times to be determined)
The Recreation Program is coached by volunteers, recreational teams play on some of the best fields in Fredericksburg, and depending on the age group, can have up to two practices a week in addition to a game on Saturday. Players wear FFC uniforms and all players are required to wear shin guards. The Uniform Kit is able to be used for multiple seasons and programs. Age groups in soccer are noted by a U followed by a number. The U stands for “under” and the number represents an age. U8 is “under eight”. Which age group your child belongs in depends on his/her birthday. Birth dates are determined from January 1st through December 31st of the year player was born. Teams are formed based on the number of players registered for the program and commonly have a mixture of ages on a team. In the younger age groups it is common to form coed teams.
Our Recreation program is based on progressive learning. Our youngest players start with fewer players on the field, a small ball, no goalies and coaches right out on the field guiding them as they go. As players grow and develop, the Field size changes, number of players and ball size gradually increase, and we see the addition of goalies and finally referees are added to the game. Age appropriate development is the basis of our Recreation program.
U8 Recreation Program:
This U8 Recreational level is intended for players and families who are not yet focused on making the decision geared towards the path of committed travel soccer, yet are interested in a system structured around fun and fundamentals. This Intraclub 4v4 league will allow your player to expand on soccer knowledge and technique while providing a path to either U9 Travel or U9 Rec. If you are interested in a more structured professional environment, Click here for more information about the U8 Academy.
U10 through High School Age Recreation Program:
This program is designed for the player and families who are looking for a competitive IntraClub League Play with games located within the Fredericksburg Area. There is no travel required for both Practices and Games. Practice venues are throughout Spotsylvania and surrounding counties and localized for team & coaches as best as possible. All home games are located at FFC Park, which is the areas Top Facility including 7 Bermuda Fields with age appropriate fields sizes and roster sizes.
DETAILS OF SPRING 2017 RECREATION SEASON:
$75.00 must register by January 15, 2017
$95.00 after January 15, 2017
Games begin on or about March 25, 2017
Last Game no later than June 3rd
* Registration closes on March 11th
There will be an additional fee for uniforms, which can be used in future seasons and for other FFC club programming. You will receive a link directly from soccer.com to order uniforms. (Uniform consists of 2 Adidas Estro Jerseys, 1 Adidas Parma Short, 1 Adidas Metro Sock )*
*Note, jersey numbers are not guaranteed. You will receive an email from soccer.com within a week or two after you register. If you do not receive an email from soccer.com, contact the FFC office at email@example.com