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FALL 2022 RECREATION SEASON - DETAILS

FFC Recreation Soccer is a grassroots recreation soccer program. The intention of this program is to provide a safe, educational environment for local youth to enjoy recreation soccer - no pressure, no statistics, no league tables, no wins-ties-losses - just the opportunity to learn more about the beautiful game, improve their soccer skills, as well as the opportunity to build character and social skills.

To help achieve this goal, it is important that teams in each division are balanced so that all games are competitive (we don't want those blow-out score lines - they achieve nothing for either team!). Subsequently, it is important to understand that we cannot accommodate requests to retain teams from season to season. However, we do recognize the chemistry that players can develop when playing together, or with a coach.

We also recognize that our volunteer coaches need support and guidance so that they too can enjoy the game as well as develop their skills as a coach and educator. Subsequently, FFC ENCOURAGES our volunteer coaches to take online US Soccer Grassroots Certification classes. In fact, if coaches complete both an online Grassroots Certification class and that season as a volunteer coach, FFC will refund the cost of you taking that online class - Contact [email protected] for more details.

We hope that you consider FFC for your recreation soccer - either as a player or volunteer coach - this coming Fall 2022.

NOTE: Registration links for the Fall 2022 Recreation Soccer season are at the bottom of this page.

Cost

Age Group:Cost:
U8$65 per player*
U10$65 per player*
U12$75 per player*
U14$85 per player*
HS$85 per player*
*NOTES:
- $25 late fee applies if you register after 31 July 2022
- Last date to register: 7 August 2022
- There are no refunds on player fees  


NOTES: 

  • Late fee applies to any registrations submitted after 31 July 2022.
  • Last date for Fall 2022 registration is 7 August 2022.
  • The Fall 2022 season is expected to have a minimum of eight (8) games.
  • Registration costs exclude uniform costs - see further below for uniform details
  • If you experience difficulty registering, please contact the FFC office on 540-760-6409 or email FFC administrator at: [email protected]
  • General questions regarding FFC's Recreation Soccer program should be directed to the Recreation Director, Steven Kirk at: [email protected]
  • FFC allocates players to teams in the best interest of our program and is based upon providing a balanced, educational soccer program.


Fall 2022 Season Dates

NOTE: All dates are subject to change/adjustment based on factors outside of our control, which includes weather and other safety factors.

Training/Practice:  ALL practices will be held at FFC Park, 1898 Mills Drive, Fredericksburg, VA.
Practices for all teams/age groups will be on Mondays and Thursdays.
Practices will begin the week of August 22nd.
NOTE: Initial week of practice will be a pool practice in each age group and will be prior to rostering players to better support a balanced program.
Games:Games will be played at FFC Park as well as at other local fields - based on the opponent for the weekend.
Note that weather and other factors may result in the need to have mid-week games in place of practice.
Games will begin on Saturday, September 10th
 Last game on Saturday, October 29th, dependent on weather (tentative)
Note: No games are scheduled to be played Labor Day weekend or Columbus Day weekend.
*Games may be played on other days based upon field availability and number of teams.

 

Team Assignments and Schedules

FFC allocates players to teams in the best interest of all participants. Our program and is based upon providing a balanced, educational soccer program. Requests for specific coaches may not be honored.

Age Groups may be combines to create a viable team for players.  Proper consideration is given to all players when this is done.

Team and coach assignments as well as game schedules will be posted as soon as possible.

Registration Notes

How to Register

Select the specific Register Now link provided below, based upon your child's age group.

U8 (5 v 5 including goalkeepers) - players born 2015/2016
U10 (7 v 7) - players born 2013/2014

- U12 (9 v 9) - players born 2011/2012
U14 (11 v 11) - players born 2009/2010
HS (11 v 11) - players born 2004/2005/2006/2007/2008

Note: ALL FFC recreation programs for Fall 2022 will be coed, unless sufficient registrations are received to provide boys-only and/or girls-only programs in an age group. If registration numbers are low for U14 and/or HS age groups, the age group may switch to half field format playing smaller-sided teams (e.g. 7v7, 8v8 or 9v9).

  • If you have a Fredericksburg FC account, you will need to login. NOTE: Recently our service provided updated the login process to our website. You may need to reset your password.
  • If you do not have a Fredericksburg FC account, you will need to create one to register.
  • There are no refunds on player fees or uniforms.  Depending on the situation, a credit for future club programming may be given, but it is not guaranteed.  

Recreation Uniform Information

Soccer Uniform

There will be an additional fee for uniforms, which can be used in future seasons and for other FFC club programming. The FFC Recreation Soccer Uniform consists of:

  • 1x Adidas Estro 19 BLUE Jersey - see below (NOTE: Jerseys are NEW for the FALL 2022 season)
  • 1x Adidas Estro 19 GRAY Jersey - see below  (NOTE: Jerseys are NEW for the FALL 2022 season)
  • 1x Black Adidas Shorts - you can purchase from soccer.com if needed (on the Recommended screen of your player's soccer.com profile page)
  • 1x Black Adidas Socks - you can purchase from soccer.com if needed (on the Recommended screen of your player's soccer.com profile page)


REQUIRED JERSEYS (Home (BLUE) and Away (GRAY)) - adidas Estro 19 Jerseys

Notes:
  • You will receive an email from Soccer.com for ordering Jerseys. 
  • NOTE: your child's jerseys MUST MATCH the style in the images above for the Fall 2022 season. 
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO ORDER YOUR UNIFORMS EARLY
  • If you do not receive an email from Soccer.com, or have specific uniform questions, please contact the FFC office at [email protected] or 540-760-6409 for assistance.
  • Jersey numbers are auto-allocated by Fredericksburg FC and cannot be pre-selected. Availability of specific numbers is not guaranteed - especially numbers 1 through 20.

Volunteer Coaches

WANTED: Volunteer Coaches for Fall 2022 Recreation Soccer with FFC

The FFC Recreation Program is built around volunteer coaches. Your commitment will just a few hours per week for practices and games. If you are interested in coaching an FFC Recreation Soccer team, email FFC Recreation Director, Steven Kirk at: [email protected] to express your interest as soon as possible. Note that you can also express your interest to volunteer when registering your child or by selecting from available volunteer options from your FFC Account (requires registration).

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Registration Q&A

  1. I don't see a U11 registration link - how can I register my child for U11? FFC uses an alternate year division program. Thus, we typically combine the years that are not listed with the year above. Thus, U12 consists of 10 and 11 year olds. Thus, our typical age groups are U8, U10, U12, U14 and High School (14+). However, based upon the number of registrations received in each age group, we may adjust the age groups to best balance participation. If this happens, the recreation director will notify you.
  2. I am registering my child, but I only see U14 listed - I was expecting to see U12 for her? The registration links offered in your account for your child are based upon their date of birth. FFC utilizes US Soccer's age banding for this purpose - you can see the breakdown HERE or further below in this FAQ. Note that typically, a player will play in the same age group from FALL to SPRING.
  3. I see separate links for girls and boys, but I thought the FFC recreation program was coed/want my son and daughter to play on the same team. Separate links are shown for boys and girls, but FFC will default to COED in an age group that has insufficient registrations to have separate boys and girls divisions. Should there be separate boys and girls programs, the boys program could also be COED if the need is there.
  4. I want to register my child to play for a specific coach - how do I do that? FFC allocates players to teams in the best interest of all participants. Our program and is based upon providing a balanced, educational soccer program. Requests for specific coaches are not permitted in our recreation soccer program.
  5. I want to volunteer to coach. How do I do that? If you are registering your child to play, a volunteer option will be presented to you during the process. If you are just volunteering to coach (without a child registering), simply email [email protected] with your name, best contact phone number and email address and we will take care of the process with you.
  6. Are the FFC Uniforms required? Yes. FFC utilizes BOTH BLUE (home) and GRAY (away) jerseys for all recreation teams. In Fall 2020, a new uniform was adopted, which will last through (and including) the Spring 2022 season. You can purchase the jerseys via soccer.com - a link will be provided after registration. Any plain black shorts and black soccer socks can be used, so you can always use those you already have.

    NOTE: It is important that you place any order with Soccer.com for jerseys as soon as possible in an attempt to ensure timely delivery for the soccer season. Soccer.com has previously identified that delivery time has been longer than normal, due to COVID-related challenges. This may mean that your child's uniform may arrive after the beginning of the season; it might even be mid-late season. Naturally, this is beyond FFC and Soccer.com's control.
  7. I have received the email link to order uniforms, but it states they may take up to 28 days for delivery, which means they won't be here before the start of the season - what can I do? For practices, any shirts can be worn, but for games we require the FFC jerseys to be worn. However, delivery delays can be a challenge. You can have your child were a solid BLUE (royal blue preferred) T-shirt if you are the HOME team or a solid GREY T-Shirt if you are the AWAY team until your jerseys arrive. We would prefer them to be as plain as possible.
  8. This page states that the season is only 6 games - is that correct? FFC Recreation Soccer seasons are scheduled for a minimum of 6 games. FFC may choose to add additional games to the schedule at their discretion.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure that we provide a balanced program to all participants in an age group, we may not be able to accommodate any requests for a specific coach. This is somewhat no different than your child being allocated their teachers at school. Adjustments to rosters may be necessary as the season progresses to accommodate the best balance for our program. We appreciate your understanding that having teams with a more balanced skillset in an age group is important to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable experience playing soccer. 

Email [email protected] with any questions not answered above and we will do our best to answer them for you.

AGE GROUP MATRIX

In accordance with the new US Youth Soccer Initiative, birth-year registration calendars will now align with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. The initiative will align registration with the international standard.

How to determine the birth year used for a competition: Birth year registration should be based on the year in which the season ends. For example, if a season begins in the fall of 2021 and ends in the summer of 2022 (ex: 2021-22 season), the players would be registered based on their age in the year 2022. Competitions that take place in a single year (ex: fall of 2021 only) should use that year to determine birth year. To simplify determining the age group, just subtract the birth year from the year the season ends.

Year Season Ends – Birth Year = Age Group:

  • 2022-2023 (Season) – 2007 (Birth Year) = U16 (Age Group)

  • 2022-2023 (Season) – 2012 (Birth Year) = U12 (Age Group)

Please use the matrix below to line up your child's birth year, which will show the specific age group for a given season.

Season

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

Birth Year

 

 

 

2020

 

 

U5

2019

 

U5

U6

2018

U5

U6

U7

2017

U6

U7

U8

2016

U7

U8

U9

2015

U8

U9

U10

2014

U9

U10

U11

2013

U10

U11

U12

2012

U11

U12

U13

2011

U12

U13

U14

2010

U13

U14

U15

2009

U14

U15

U16

2008

U15

U16

U17

2007

U16

U17

U18

2006

U17

U18

U19

2005

U18

U19

 

2004

U19

 

 

Field Status

Open Open

FFC Park (07:42 AM | 05/22/22)

Open Open

VYSA Turf Fields (06:45 AM | 10/11/22)