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Columbia Recreational Soccer Program

The Columbia Soccer Club administers Columbia's community recreational soccer program.  We currently have over 1,200 youth soccer players registered in this program.  Our mission is to ensure Columbia's youth have more fun and stay active and healthy.  If you're looking for a great opportunity for your child to develop new friends and more confidence, recreational soccer is the perfect choice.  Learn more about our Recreational program below.


What are the Age Groups?

Our recreational program is available for age groups ranging from 4 years of age to18 (U5-U19). Check our age matrix for more information.

How do I Register?

Registration is for 1 year and includes a Fall season followed by a Spring season.  Registration is typically required by July 1st of each year.  The Club does its best to fill Spring requests as openings permit.  See "Registration" on the top navigation bar for registration details.

What are the Fees?

The Club sets fees prior to Fall registration each year.  The 2013/2014 fee schedule is listed below and includes both the Fall and Spring season:

U5 - U7

$118

U8 - U9

$125

U10 - U12

$140

U13-U14

$145

U15-U19

$145

Please note: Players requesting to be dropped from the recreational program after July 15th will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee; 50% after August 1st.

Is Financial Assistance Available?

The Club does offer financial assistance to families who qualify.  For more information please visit or our Financial Assistance page. Applications are due July 1st.

What is the Commitment?

Games are generally held on Saturday mornings, but may occasionally be scheduled during the week.  Games are typically played at Cosmo Park.  Most coaches will ask parents to help with snack and game reminders.

Are There Competitive Options?

The Club offers more completive options via our Pride Academy and Pride Programs.  Visit these program pages to learn more about these options.

Interested in Being a Volunteer Coach?

The Club is always looking for volunteer coaches for recreational soccer.  Being a volunteer coach is a great way to spend quality time with your child and help out a great cause.  Learn more.  All coaches must register and pass a background check processed through the Missouri Youth Soccer Association.

When are Practices?

Coaches generally determine practice times. The current practice limits are as follows:

U5 - U7

First 25 minutes of game

U8 - U9

One 1-hour session/week

U10 +

Two 1.5 hour sessions/week

Where are Practices?

Coaches set the practice days and times for their teams. 

Beginning in Fall of 2012, the Club will designate practice times and field space for U8 & U9 Mixed recreational teams at Pride Park

This will not be mandatory for coaches, but its highly encouraged to help facilitate coaching assistance and uniformity within the Club.

Click here for additional practice site suggestions. Please note some are available as reservation only. You will be redirected to the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation page.

Additional Questions?

If you still have questions about Recreational soccer please contact the Club's Vice-President of Recreational Soccer.  Contact information is listed under our Board of Directors page.


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Recreational Practices

Coming this Fall of 2012.  U8 - U9 Mixed Recreational Coaches will have the option of holding practices at Pride Park at designated times and on designated fields.  The purpose is to help build Club unity and provide better support for coaches.

 

*Coaches are responsible for monitoring the Club Facebook and/or Twitter feeds for park cancelations.*

The schedule is as follows:

Mixed practice on Field 3

Age

Day Time

U8

TBD TBD

U9

TBD TBD

 

Girls Practice on Field 4

Age

Day Time

U8

TBD TBD

 Pride Park Field Map

 

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