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. 

Savannah United Recreational Soccer program is designed to create a fun filled, organized playing environment for players of all skill levels with ALL volunteer coaches. It is a place for players to be able to play with friends while experiencing the joys of completing in this beautiful game. No Try-Outs are required! Here is an overview of the steps involved each season:

 

  1. If you have not already, we recommend that you start with creating your free Savannah United account. Simply click on LOG IN at the top right of our web page. This will allow to create your family account and add as many players as you want.
  2. Next you can begin registration. The great thing about having a Savannah United account is that all the Programs available to you will be shown in your family account based on your player(s) age.
  3. During the registration process you will be asked if you would like to volunteer as either a Head coach or an Assistant Coach. Our Recreation program is an all-volunteer coached program. All our volunteer coaches complete a background check and required SafeSport screening. Volunteering as a Coach is a fantastic way to spend time with and make a positive difference in the player’s lives.
  4. Once you register for a program, you will be able to easily order your Savannah United uniform kit for your player(s). All players must wear the approved, current uniform kit (kits are good for four (4) seasons) to compete in our Recreational program. These uniforms are provided through Specialty Sports. Your confirmation email will provide you with the link to order your uniform online or you can Click Here. When ordering you will only need to select the size (uniform kit colors are already established). On the check out page in the Team/Age Group of Player please enter Recreational Program.
  5. During the registration process, our directors are working on putting the teams together. The team formations are based on practice day and location. All requests are considered on a first come, first serve basis. Teammate/Coach requests are always considered, but not guaranteed.
  6. Approximately 1-2 weeks before practice may begin (typically 2 weeks before the games start) our volunteer coaches will begin reaching out to their players and you will receive a team roster email. For Fall Recreation program you will typically hear from your coach in mid-late August and for the Spring Recreation program you will typically hear from your coach in mid-late February. These date time frames are always posted on the Registration page. If you don’t hear from your coach by those dates, please reach out to us at V.Asterman@SavannahUnited.com
  7. Practices (training) typically begins 2 weeks prior to the Season Start date. This is the date that games will begin.
  8. Game schedules are released 1 to 2 weeks prior to the Season Start date. Your Coach will share the schedule with you, and it will also be available on your Team page

As always, if you have any questions as all, please reach out to us at V.Asterman@SavannahUnited.com

 

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**

 

Quick Links:

Frequently Asked Questions

Rules of Play

Age Group Chart

Financial Assistance

 

Recreational Program:

The Savannah United Recreational Program is a fun filled soccer program for ALL players, Boys and Girls from 4-14 years of age. The Savannah United Recreational Program is primarily devoted to the enjoyment of youth soccer players. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, develop life skills and discover a love for the game. Prior soccer experience is not required and there is no tryout. We encourage players that are NEW to the game to come on out and have some fun.

Our Recreational Program runs 8-10 weeks. Practices take place once a week and games are every Saturday (each team will have at 7-8 games per season). All teams are coached by a volunteer coach.

Please CLICK HERE for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

 

Upcoming Important Dates for 2022 SPRING Recreational Season:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by December 31, 2021, to receive $10 off your registration fee

LATE FEE: A $10 late fee will be added to any registration after February 27, 2022

IMPORTANT 2022 SPRING SEASON DATES:

Registration OPEN NOW

December 31, 2021 – Early Bird Discount Ends

February 21, 2022 – Teams May Practice*

February 28, 2022 – Late Fee is added to all registrations

March 12, 2022 – ALL Games begin

March 19, 2022 – NO GAMES

April 16, 2022 – NO GAMES

May 14, 2022 – Last day of games and Play-Offs for U10 & U12 divisions

 

For additional information or questions regarding our recreational program, please contact our Recreational Coordinator, Vanessa Asterman at v.asterman@savannahunited.com.

 

 

SIGNUP FOR 2022 SPRING RECREATION SMS Text Updates:

 

To receive text alerts for field closures, game cancellations, and other Savannah United program updates please text the keyword: 2022SPRINGREC4487 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).