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Juniors/Recreation Program Questions

What is Recreational Soccer?
The Sumter Soccer Club is committed to the long-term development of players.  Every player is different and develops at their own pace.  We offer our Junior program for those ages U4-U8.  They practice with a Coerver Coach twice a week and play one game.  It is all about having fun, getting touches and learning the skills needed later.  We also offer a true in-house non-travel program for those U10-U12 players that may not have the commitment level or experience to be able to play on one of the Academy or Select teams.  It offers weekly training with a Coerver instructor as well as weekly games.  There is no travel in either program and there are no tryouts or required evaluations.

How Do I Register My Child for the Juniors or Recreation Programs?
Typically registration for our Juniors and our recreational offerings are held in July-August for the fall season and in February for the spring season.  Check back on this site and the club’s social media pages for information about when these enrollment periods officially open.  Once you do this follow the link provided to register.  If you have any question about registering contact the club Registrar at [email protected].

How Are Players Selected for a Team?
The program director and director of coaching divide the teams into equal numbers at their discretion.  Request to be on specific teams are accepted and all effort will be made to make it happen, but practices and games are on the same evenings, so conflicts should not be an issue.

What Equipment Do I Need?
Each player will need an age appropriate ball, that they will need to bring each week.  They will also need shin guards to participate.  It is also highly recommended they bring water or a sports beverage to help keep them hydrated and wear cleats to help with traction.

When Are the Games?
All games for this level are help on Friday evenings, unless otherwise announced.

Is Their Travel Involved?
No.  This is an entirely in-house program played at our facilities in Sumter

When Do Practices Start?
Typically practices start in September for the fall season and March for the spring season.  You should get a notice from the program director or coach via email about a week before the start of practices.

What days during the week are practices?
Generally, practices are on Monday and Wednesday and start at 5:30 pm for the youngest age group.   

Where Does My Players Team Practice?
Currently all Juniors and Recreational practices are being held at Summit training complex.

Where Will Games Be Played?
Currently all Juniors and Recreational games are being held at Summit Realty.

How Long is The Season?
Each season normally runs about 8 weeks.

How Many Practices Are There Each Week?
Barring issues with weather teams practice twice a week for about 45 minutes and play one small sided game.

Where and When Will My Child Practice?
Currently all Juniors and Recreational practices are being held at the Summit training facility.  We will announced firm dates and times after registration closes at the beginning of each season.  Practice times typically start around 5:30 pm for the younger group with the older groups following.

What is the Cost for Junior?  Recreation Teams?
Cost are set each year based on the cost associated with running each program.  The current fee schedule is posted on our registration landing page.  CLICK HERE 

Are the Cost of Uniforms Included in My Fees?
At this level the cost of the uniform is included in the cost.

What is included in the Uniforms kit?
Each uniform kit included one jersey, one pair of shorts, and a pair of socks.  This is included with in your registration fee.

Are the Teams Co-Ed?
Yes, at this age the team are co-ed as physically there is not much difference.

What About Playing Time?
Everybody plays and plays more than half the game.  Teams are kept small and games are designed to maximize player touches.

Can I Request a Specific Practice Day or Time?
No.  All Juniors & Recreation level players practice at the same time and location in a specific age group.

Can I Request My Child Be on a Certain Team?
Yes.  Request will try to be honored when possible, but are at the sole discretion of the program director.

What Size Ball Does My Child Need?
An age appropriate ball.  How to identify an age appropriate ball


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Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Email: [email protected]

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