Ancient City Soccer Club Recreational Program

RECREATIONAL SOCCER  

The club’s recreational program is designed for kids to learn the game of soccer, improve their soccer skills,
and to have fun. Participants in the recreational program range from first-time players gaining their first
experience to the game all the way to players who have participated for many seasons.  Everyone is welcome!

WHO CAN PLAY? 

Boys and girls from 4 years old to 19 years old.
Note – it is an FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association-our governing body) rule that players must be 4 years old by July 31 of the fall season to be eligible to play.  Click on the link “AGE GROUPS” for a detailed look at the age group structure.
 
RECREATIONAL SOCCER AGE GROUP STRUCTURE

Our club structure is organized to create an age appropriate environment for each child.  The number of players on the field, field size, goal size, ball size and the length of each game is structured to allow each child to most effectively improve their soccer skills and have as much fun as possible!

 
 
Age Group Number of Players Ball Size  Length of Game
 
U5/U6 3 v 3(No GK)       3 8 minute quarters
U7 4 v 4     (No GK)       3 10 minute quarters
U8 4 v 4     (No GK)       3 12 minute quarters
U9/U10 7 v 7       4 25 minute halves
U11/U12 8 v 8       4 30 minute halves
U13 and older 11 v 11       5 35-45 minute halves
U19 Rec 7 v 7       5 45 minute halves
 
 
REGISTRATION COST

U5-U6 - $240 per year (a fall and a spring season)
U7-U10 - $250 per year (a fall and a spring season)
U11-U16 - $275 per year (a fall and a spring season)
U17-U19 - $135 per year (a fall and a spring season)
*This includes a uniform and a soccer ball.
 
WHEN

The Fall Season starts in the beginning of September and runs for approximately 10 weeks until mid November.  The Spring Season starts in the beginning of March and runs for approximateley 10 weeks until mid May.   
 
PRACTICES

U5/6-U8 teams practice once a week at a location/date/time to be determined by the coach.  U5-U8 practices are about an hour in length.  U9/10 and older teams practice twice a week at a location/date/time to be determined by the coach.  U9 and older practices are about an hour and a 15 minutes to an hour and a half in length as they get older.
 
GAMES 
 
9-10 games per season plus the Spring Festival at the end of the spring season.  U5-U12 teams play all games on Saturdays at Gamble Rogers Middle School against other ACSC teams.  U13-U19 teams play in the North Florida Youth Soccer League. Games are Saturdays (with the possibility of playing a game or two on a Sunday) – ½ of the games are home and ½ are at clubs in within the league rotation (Ponte Vedra, Creeks, Jacksonville).
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINES
 
Registration for the Fall and Spring Season closes in early September.
Mid-season registration for the Spring Season closes in early February.