There have been a few rule changes (FALL 2019) at the U9 and U10 level and can be found by going to our rules page. We now play 7v7 and use a build out line (mandated by US Youth Soccer). U11 and U12 will play 9v9. No referees will be used for 4v4 games.
For the 2019/20 soccer season here is how the birth year registration breaks down:
Born in 2017
Born in 2016
Born in 2015
Born in 2014
Born in 2013
Born in 2012
Born in 2011
Born in 2010
Born in 2009
Born in 2008
U3-U5:We put special emphasis on these years to create a love of the game.
U6-U8: We see these years as key ages to develop basic technical competencies to enable players to grasp the soccer basics while continuing to develop the love of the game.
U9 and above: are truly recreational play. To play the game for fun, physical exercise, soccer and social development within the community setting.
Playing time: HYSA policy is that everyone will play at least 50% of the game. Player’s time is connected to practice and participation, if a player regularly misses practice, it will affect playtime.
Player rotation: All players should be encouraged to “rotate” positions including the goal keeper. We want children to experience all positions and get a chance to develop all over the field.
Player Sharing: If one team has a full team and another has players missing, please share players and give your children as much playing time as possible.
Goal differential: Differentials of 3-4 goals, teams should start getting creative by limit touches, ten passes before shooting, shoot outside of the box only, moving players positions or playing a player or two down to challenge the winning team.
Score lines: No results are being recorded within HYSA Recreation Soccer, no league standings, or win/loss/tie records. Please don’t relate success of your team to how many games they win.
Consistent experience: As a club we want every child to have the same opportunities and experience throughout their years in the program. Therefore, we follow the club policies and the structure provided from the club professionals to ensure this. Balanced teams, exposure to different coaches is a goal to get to long term. Keeping our players having fun and growing the love of the game is paramount.
We are looking to provide competitive match ups, however winning at all cost is not what our program is about.
A uniform (shirt/jersey, shorts, and socks) and insurance coverage. The fee also helps cover other expenses such as field maintenance, referees, staffing, equipment, etc. Trophies are up to the individual teams as the league does not provide trophies for every player.
Our teams are formed through a variety of ways, including individual sign ups, existing teams (ie schools or local organizations), and those teams within HYSA that have played together for many seasons.
Please contact our Director of Recreation Dan Sidebottom at email@example.com or 615-905-4865 for any questions related to recreational soccer at HYSA and Tennessee Soccer Club.
Our league rules and guidelines are here.
Once registration closes we will put you on a waiting list. We first place those players who signed up on time on teams. If teams are still needing players we will then being placing those on the waiting list on teams.
Yes, we offer a list of coaches resources on our “COACHES CORNER” page, but more than that, we will spend time with you to help alleviate your coaching concerns.
It depends on their age. For this answer and other answers related to Rec Guidelines, team sizes, goal sizes, game length, etc.
You can find most soccer equipment at stores like We Got Soccer, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, Target, Walmart, etc. Each season we have a special day at Dick’s for which the give you 20% off of your purchases of these items.
Yes, we have a Cleat Exchange program. Old cleats can be donated at the concession stand and we will keep them available for families to trade out a pair if their child outgrows their cleats mid-season.
Every precaution is taken to provide a safe environment for your child. We do not play if lightning is within 8 miles of the complex or until we’ve had no lightning strikes within 30 minutes in that 8 mile radius. We have a heart defibrillator located on the wall outside the concession stand. Our weather and medical procedures policies are sent out to coaches and parents before each season.
Games will be cancelled if lightning is within 8 miles (indicated via phone apps) and cannot be picked back up until there are no more strikes within 8 miles for 30 minutes. Games will also be cancelled if fields are too wet (standing water primarily). We will communicate cancellations via website, email, Facebook, Twitter. We will make every attempt to make up any games canceled due to weather. If a game has reached half time or beyond we will consider those games completed and will not rescheduled.
For most general recreational questions you can contact Dan Sidebottom our Director or Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org or the HYSA/Tennessee Soccer Club Office at 615-905-4865. We also send out a survey at the end of the season and would invite your feedback and comments.
We’ve created a Parent/Coach committee for the purpose of providing you with opportunities to express your perspectives, help address issues as they arise, and help produce change and implementation of change when and where needed. If you’d like more information please contact our Director of Recreation Dan Sidebottom at email@example.com.