Recreational 6U – 15U

Recreational soccer is the foundation of our club! We are the largest and most highly rated recreational soccer program in Chatham County because of the effort and attention we and our volunteer coaches give to every player. Recreational soccer marks the first playing experience for many children, which is why it is known as the grassroots of the club. Practices are geared towards learning the sport, individual skills, coordination development, and FUN! No tryouts are required.

Savannah United Recreational Soccer is a program primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, and develop life skills including a life-long love of the game. Our Recreational Program includes:

▪Players of all skill levels

▪Less competitive play

▪Players assigned to teams in a random manner based on practice day request

▪Biannual shuffling of players and teams

▪Practice once (1) a week

▪Games every Saturday

▪Volunteer Coaches trained by Savannah United professional staff

Our recreational program has two seasons, Fall and Spring. The fall season runs from September through November and the spring season runs from March through May and each season runs for 10-12 weeks. Practice is held once (1) a week at either Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex or Wilmington Island. All games are on Saturdays at Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex.


Recreational Program Divisions:

Division Age* Game Play Roster Size**
6U 4-5  3 v 3 No GK Min 5 – Max 7
8U 6-7  5 v 5 (4 + GK) Min 7 – Max 10
10U 8-9  7 v 7 (6 + GK) Min 10 – Max 12
12U 10-11  9 v 9 (8 + GK) Min 12 – Max 14
14U 12-13  9 v 9 (8 + GK) Min 12 – Max 16
15U 14  9 v 9 (8 + GK) Min 12 – Max 16

**Recommended Age Groups for 2021-2022 Seasonal Year**


Team Placement:

Considering that many of our participants and volunteer coaches have played/coached with the same team for multiple seasons we have created a Team Registration for each division in addition to individual registration which we have always had. The team registration MUST be done by the volunteer head coach and will allow them to create their own teams and invite players (save your roster contacts from this season because you will need email addresses for all players you are inviting on your team)! Although teams will be created by the volunteer head coach, registration fees will be paid by the individual players invited to the team. Each team will have a minimum and maximum number of players allowed on the team based on the division. Any volunteer coach wanting to take advantage of this new registration feature please ensure you have the email addresses for all the players/parents that you would like on your team, as this is how you will send out the invite for them to join your team.

For individual registration participants, team assignments will be done in a random manner based on practice day request. Which means, biannually (fall and spring), players and teams will be shuffled. We promise you will have a great season!


Uniform Information:

NEW UNIFORM KITS! ALL players MUST purchase a new uniform kit for the 2021 Spring season. Our uniforms kits are good for 4 seasons. Cleats and shin guards are not included but are REQUIRED. ALL uniforms MUST be ordered online through Specialty Sports, Any questions regarding uniform sizing and/or orders MUST go directly to Specialty Sports, 912-352-7081.


Financial Assistance:

If you have questions about the cost of the program or are concerned your child may not be able to participate due to financial limitations, please contact our office at 912-691-2472 to discuss our financial aid process.

For additional information or questions regarding our recreational program, please contact Vanessa Asterman at


Upcoming 2021 Fall Season

Teams May Begin Practice: Monday, August 23

Game 1: Saturday, September 18

Game 2: Saturday, September 25

Game 3: Saturday, October 2

Game 4: Saturday, October 9

Game 5: Saturday, October 16

Game 6: Saturday, October 23

Game 7: Saturday, October 30

Game 8: Saturday, November 6 (Playoff Games for U10/U12 Divisions)

The season game schedule will be released one week prior to the first game.





To receive text alerts for field closures, game cancellations, and other Savannah United program updates please text the keyword: 2021FallRecsports4487 to 334-310-2497.

Program Cost:

Recreational program registration fee is $100.00 plus uniform kit purchase if needed (includes: player insurance, GA Soccer registration, administration fee, field rental, and referee fee).


Weekly practices are held Monday through Thursday and available at Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex or Abolt O’Brien Field on Wilmington Island. ALL games are held on Saturdays at Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex.