Youth & Adult Soccer - Fall and Spring Programs

Registration Periods:
City Residents - January 25-March 30
Non-City Residents - February 1-March 30



Hello Soccer Families!

We are pleased you have chosen to participate in our Spring Soccer League. Although this year's league will certainly look different than it has in previous years, we can assure you that our focus on SAFETY and FUN for the players has not changed. We have studied the New York State Sports and Recreation Guidelines  in order to develop new protocols and league activities. While we will highlight a few significant procedures below, we encourage you to view our Return to Rec Operational Plan for complete details and understanding along with reviewing our program information below.

Your family’s safety is our number one concern as the City works towards a return to play!

In order to ensure the safety of both you and the community, the City will be instituting the following measures

  • All participants will undergo a health screening prior to each practice/game. This screening will consist of:
    • Answering NO to the following COVID-19 related questions:
      • Has the participant or anyone accompanying them had COVID-19 symptoms in the past fourteen (14) days? 
      • Has the participant or anyone accompanying them had a positive COVID-19 test in the past fourteen (14) days? 
      • Has the participant or anyone accompanying them had close or proximate contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days? 
  • Masks are required for coaches and staff.  Participants are encouraged but not required to wear a mask while playing.  
  • Spectators are expected to maintain social distancing and wear a mask when unable to maintain distance.  
  • Allowing no more than two (2) spectators per participant per practice/game.
Parking:
In an effort to coordinate parking with the reopening of the Casino, we are asking that all Rec participants park in the unpaved section of the lot closest to Nelson Avenue. Click here for the map.

Refund Policy:
An appropriate refund will be issued in the event of program changes or cancellations.

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Program Information:

DivisionAges/GradesPractice/Game Days
Little Kickers:Ages 3-5Sat: 9:00AM - 9:45AM 
Big Kickers:Grade KSat: 10:00AM-11:00AM
League (co-ed):Grades 1-2Mon: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Sat: 11:15 AM - 12:15PM

Grades 3-4Tue: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Sat: 9AM-10:30AM
  or 11AM-12:30PM 

Grades 5-7Wed: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Sat: 10AM-11:30AM
   or 12PM-1:30PM

Grades 8-12
Games played @ the 
Willard J. Grande Memorial Recreation Field (North Side)
5 Clement Ave
Tues/Wed/or Thurs:
5:30PM-7PM
Sat: 9AM-10:30AM
or 10:45AM-12:15PM
or 12:30PM-2PM 
Adult Rec LeagueAdults 18+Thurs: 5:30PM-7PM 
Dates:4/25/21-6/19/21 - Kickers & League
4/29/21-6/17/21 - Adult League 

Location:Saratoga Casino and Hotel342 Jefferson St
Need:Water, sneakers/cleats, shin guards, mask  ** No jewelry or watches**


Fees (Register Early to Reserve a spot and save):

Kickers:City $45Non-City $65
Grade 1-12:City $60Non-City $80
Adults: City $45Non-City $65

Fees after 3/29:

Kickers:City $70Non-City $90
Grade 1-12:City $85Non-City $105
Adults: City $70Non-City $90
Volunteer Coach:City $25Non-City $25

Welcome to Rec Soccer!

Little Kickers is a Parent/Child introductory program that teaches basic soccer fundamentals through games and activities. In keeping with safety and social distancing guidelines, we ask that only 1 parent accompany the participant on the field. Our instructor and parents will work together, and participants will go through stations to prevent one large group gathering. Since 1 parent will be participating with their child, please only 1 additional guest per participant.

Big Kickers has teams and coaches. Teams will practice skills for the first half of the session and play games the other half.

Our league is separated into grade appropriate divisions to expose players to skills based on level of play. Divisions are COED. The Kickers play 1 time per week, on the weekend. All other divisions play once during the week and once on the weekend. Divisions and schedules may change depending on registrations.

Our Adult league the play is very informal, keeping with the REC format. While informal, FIFA laws shall generally apply. We play without refs, so players are expected to be self-policing. No official score or standings are kept. Games will be two 25 min halves. Players may register individually, or request to be on the same team. One head coach is needed per team. 4 Teams max with up to 12 players per team.


- T-Shirt Included for all - 


*Volunteer Coaches Needed*
Two volunteer coaches are needed per team. Registration fee is reimbursed 50% on or before 3/29 for the child you coach. Please register yourself as a coach and complete the Volunteer Coach Form. Please remember to register your child as well. 

Coaches Meeting:

Date:Thursday, April 8th 2021
Big Kickers and Grades 1-2:5:30 PM
Grades 3-12:6:30 PM
Adults: Thursday, April 22nd 6:30PM 
Location:Rec Center

Soccer Referees
Referees are paid and assigned to Grades 3-12 games. Certifications are not required.

Referee Meeting:

Date:Thursday, April 15th 2021
Time:6:30 PM
Location:Rec Center
Email for information and to confirm attendance:recreservations@saratoga-springs.org

For additional information email recreservations@saratoga-springs.org

Visit www.saratoga-springs.org for updates to our City.

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