CR United REC soccer

Rec soccer

The purpose of rec soccer is to provide an opportunity for players to have fun, without as much emphasis on advanced tactical or technical instruction and wins. It's a chance to learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.

INDOOR WINTER REC

During the long, cold Minnesota winter months, our recreational soccer program moves indoors and provides an opportunity for participants aged 3 - 6th grade to learn and enjoy the game of soccer in a fun, safe and structured environment.

Winter Session: Saturdays, Jan. 15 - April 2 (no soccer March 12 or 19). 

Programming will run 45 minutes for Pre-K kids and 55-minute sessions for all others. Times will be from 8:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. for the age groups below.

Time Boarded Field
TBD Pre-K Girls and Boys
TBD K Girls and Boys
TBD 1st/2nd Grade Girls and Boys
TBD 3rd/4th Grade Girls and Boys
TBD 5th/6th Grade Girls and Boys

 

No Prior Experience Required: Our focus is to provide a positive environment for all children, while offering opportunities for motor skill development, exercise, social interaction and above all, an unprecedented fun soccer experience playing with friends.

Learning: Participants will learn the fundamental skills of soccer; dribbling, passing and shooting, through structured activities, fun games and scrimmages. In addition to having a great time playing soccer, children will develop social interaction and communication skills.

From improving the pull back to working on an inside hook or feint, players will focus on individual core soccer skills and have an opportunity to put those skills into practice with their team.

Open to players age 3 through Grade 6, players must be 3 by Nov. 1, 2021. Training is offered indoors at Adrenaline Sports Center in Ramsey. This program is provided by Northern Lights Soccer Club in partnership with CR United Soccer Club.

Volunteer Coaches Required: The success of this joint recreational soccer program is dependent upon parents who are willing to coach. Coaches need not have soccer experience to apply! Each session on the field will run 55 minutes and follow a play/practice/play format.

Our staff will run a coaching clinic in January at Adrenaline for all winter soccer coaches. This clinic will include hands-on skills training and coaches should dress accordingly.

If you are able to assist in any way, please check the 'volunteer to coach' box during your child’s registration process. You will be reimbursed half the cost of your registration at the end of the program if you've met all the winter coaching requirements including a background check, concussion training and SafeSport training.

What to bring/wear each week:
Uniforms: Each player will receive a jersey which should be worn for all sessions. No Jewelry allowed. Eyeglasses should be secured with a headband.
Shinguards: MANDATORY for ALL players of every age. Must be completely covered by long socks.
Soccer shoes: Recommended. Sneakers are also fine.
Water: Please bring plenty of water. Only water is allowed onto the turf field - do not bring sports drinks or glass containers.
Soccer Ball: All players should bring a fully-inflated soccer ball to each session.

  • Pre-K to 2nd grade = Size 3
  • 3rd to 6th grade = Size 4

 

Q: Can I drop my child off at Adrenaline and go do other things during the hour? 
A: No. Parents must remain on site with their child throughout their session.

 

Location: Adrenaline Sports Center

8710 -147th Ave Ramsey MN 55303

Registration Fee:

10-week program: $225

Register by November 7 and save $30!

Registration closes December 12

Registration includes a jersey

* Late registrations:  Acceptance of late registration will depend on availability of space. Please email the director at recdirector@northernlightssoccer.org. If accepted there will be a $10.00 fee added to the registration cost. Registration closes on Dec. 12, 2021.

Rec Program pricing and Descriptions

2021 FALL Season

$65
Minis

mini kickers

Birth year 2019

Introduce your child to the game of soccer.  Focus is on motor skills, soccer skills, social development and having fun.  Players will receive a team t-shirt.    

» Co-ed teams

2021 FALL Season

$90
rec page program photo

4U - 5U

Birth years 2017 - 2018

No tryouts are required to join a team.  The program is developed to teach soccer fundamentals: skills, ball handling, knowledge of the game, sportsmanship, team play and create a love of the game of soccer.

» Co-ed teams

 

2021 FALL Season

$105
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6U - 13U

Birth years 2009 - 2016

No tryouts are required to join a team.  The program is developed to teach soccer fundamentals: skills, ball handling, knowledge of the game, sportsmanship, team play and create a love of the game of soccer.

» Co-ed teams

» No fall season for 14U - 18U due to high school soccer seasons

2021 FALL Season

Be a coach!

Make a difference

CR United depends on its volunteers to help turn a soccer season into a GREAT soccer season! No experience or prior soccer knowledge is needed. Session plans and schedules will be provided, as well as online and personal help as needed. All you need is the drive to help kids succeed!

2021 - 2022 Birth Year guidelines

BirthyearAge Group
2019Mini Kickers
20184U
20175U
20166U
20157U
20148U
20139U
201210U
BirthyearAge Group
201111U
201012U
200913U
200814U
200715U
200616U
200517U
200418U
200319U

One of the most common questions that comes up every rec season is about ages, birth years, and why the younger players are playing with "older players".

The simple answer is: they are all in the same age category. Your player's "soccer age" is determined by the age they will turn in the registering season. So, you may have a player who is currently 5 years old, but will turn 6 years old at some point in 2022. This means they are in the 6U (or 6 years old and under) age grouping (see the birth year guidelines chart for all age groupings). We follow guidelines set by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association and United States Youth Soccer Association.

Play Dates

*Play days are subject to change pending field availability

Mini Kickers: Wednesdays; Sept 8 - Oct 13

Rec 4/5U and Rec 8U/9U: Mondays and Wednesdays; Sept 8 - Oct 18

Rec 6U/7U and Rec 10U - 13U: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Sept 9 - Oct 19

Updated 7/12/21

Play times

*Play times may slightly vary through season and are subject to change due to field availability prior to the first date of play

Mini Kickers:  6 or 6:45 pm start
(depending on final registration numbers)

Rec 4U - 5U: 6 pm - 7 pm

Rec 6U -7U: 6 - 7 pm

Rec 8U - 9U: 6 - 7 pm

Rec 10U - 13U: 7 pm - 8 pm

Updated 7/12/21

Play seasons

Rec fall season starts early September and ends mid October.

Rec spring season starts early May and ends late June.

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FAQ

Masks will be NOT be required in accordance with guidelines updated on 4/22/2021 in the Governor's Executive Order 21-11. Your player may choose to wear a mask if desired. Those choosing not to wear a mask on the field of play will not be required to wear one.

rec program contacts

Please look for one of our Rec Field Liaisons for immediate needs on game nights! They are there to help assist you with any needs that may come up. Our Rec Director can also be contacted by email for other concerns or questions you might have.

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