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 (8 games total)

▪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. Each division has one (1) practice per week and games each Saturday (8 games total).

 

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 14
12U 10-11  9 v 9 (8 + GK) Min 12 – Max 16
14U 12-13  9 v 9 (8 + GK) Min 12 – Max 16
15U 14  9 v 9 (8 + GK) Min 12 – Max 16

*Age Groups for 2020-2021 Seasonal Year

**Recommended

 

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:

 

ALL players MUST purchase a uniform. Our uniform kits are good for two years or 4 seasons (The current uniform kits are good through the 2020 Fall Season). Cleats and Shin Guards are not included but are REQUIRED.

 

Uniforms must be ordered online through Specialty Sports. You can go into the store to try on sizes but orders MUST be placed online through the following link: https://specialtysports.tuosystems.com/stores/savannahunited

 

▪Divisions U6 and U8 Adidas Kit – $60.25 plus tax and registration fee

▪Divisions U10 – U15 Adidas Kit – $86.21 plus tax and registration fee

 

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 the following:

 

▪Recreation Administrator, Vanessa Asterman, v.asterman@savannahunited.com

▪Program Director, Paul Smith, p.smith@savannahunited.com

 

2020 Fall Season Schedule:

Practices begin: Monday, August 24
Game 1: Saturday, September 26
Game 2: Saturday, October 3
Game 3: Saturday, October 10
Game 4: Saturday, October 17
Game 5: Saturday, October 24
Game 6: Saturday, October 31
Game 7: Saturday, November 7
Game 8: Saturday, November 14

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).

Practice:

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.