Largo United Soccer Club Recreational Fall Soccer Program
Largo United Soccer Club is pleased to announce that the Recreational Fall Soccer Program, for ages 5 through 19 for boys and girls, has begun its online registration process. The club will have a limited number of onsite registration dates for all age groups. Those dates will be posted by September 1, 2020.
Teams will be made up by Birth Years and players will be subject to a draft, held by Gulfcoast Youth Soccer Association (GYSA), if the club registers enough players to have two teams, in an age group, or reaches the maximum number of players permitted on a roster which is determined by the age group.
Under 6 and 8 age groups is an introductory program that focuses on instruction and small sided games in a safe and fun environment. All exercises are designed age appropriate and fun centered activities. Practices will be held either on Tuesday or Thursday at 6 pm and will last approximately 45-50 minutes. Players will need a size 3 soccer ball, cleats and shin guards.
The under 6 age group will play 3v3 with no goal keepers and their games will last 40 minutes. A uniform and award is provided to all players.
Our under 8 age group will play 4v4 with no goalkeepers with their games lasting 48 minutes. Teams will travel to local clubs in Seminole from time to time. All games are played on Saturdays. Players will need a size 3 soccer ball, soccer cleats and shin guards. A uniform and award is provided to all players.
Practice will begin for both age groups the first week of November with the season beginning on December 5, 2020 and will end February 6, 2021. Both age groups will practice once per week. The dates of match play and the number of matches may change due to GYSA guidelines.
The under 10 age group will practice on either Tuesday or Thursday at 6 pm and will begin the first week of November. The season begins on December 5, 2020 and will end on February 6, 2021. Teams will play approximately 8-10 games and will travel for half their games to local teams in Seminole and Clearwater.
This age group plays 7v7 and matches last 50 minutes. Players will need a size 4 ball, soccer cleats and shin guards. The club provides a uniform and award to every player. Some teams may elect to play in the GYSA jamboree at the end of the season held in February.
Under 12 age group will play 9v9 and will play with a size 4 soccer ball. All players will need a soccer ball, soccer cleats and shin guards. Practice will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6 pm for 60 minutes and will begin the first week of November. The season will begin on December 5, 2020 and will end on February 6, 2021. GYSA does not permit co-ed teams for league play. The club provides a uniform and award to all players. The under 12 age group will play between 9-11 games this season.
Under 14-19 age groups will begin practice the first week of November and will practice on Tuesday and Thursday at 730 pm. The season will begin on December 5, 2020 and end on February 6, 2021. These age groups will play 10-11 games and play 11v11 with goalkeepers.
Game durations vary as follows: U14 play 70 minutes; U16 play 80 minutes; U19 play 90 minutes. Players will need a size 5 soccer ball, soccer cleats and shin guards. The club will provide a uniform for all players and a participation medal to all players. Teams in these age groups can elect to participate in the GYSA end of season tournament. Expenses related to this event are the responsibility of the team.
Fees for 2020-21 Recreational soccer program:
U6 age group $99
U8 age group $130
U10 age group $145
U12 age group $155
U14-19 age groups $180
Players are required to purchase a city of Largo rec card that must not expire before March 1, 2021. Rec cards can be purchased online or in person at either Southwest Youth Center or Highland Rec Center both located in Largo. A refundable volunteer fee of $40 is also due per household. Volunteer fees are refundable once 5 hours of volunteer hours and must be completed by January 31, 2021.