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Ancient City Soccer Club Recreational Program


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!


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.

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 5 v 5     (GK)       3 12 minute quarters
U9/U10 7 v 7     (GK)       4 25 minute halves
U11/U12 9 v 9     (GK)       4 30 minute halves
U13 and older 11 v 11  (GK)       5 35-45 minute halves
U19 Rec 11 v 11  (GK)       5 45 minute halves

The Fall Season starts either late August or at 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 approximately 10 weeks until mid May.   

U5/6-U10 recreation teams train once a week at a location/date/time to be determined by the coach.  U5-U10 practices are about an hour in length.  U12 and older teams practice twice a week at a location/date/time to be determined by the coach.  Practices for U12 and older are about an hour and a 15 minutes to an hour and a half in length as they get older.
9-10 games per season (Fall and Spring) 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 within the league rotation (Ponte Vedra, Creeks, Jacksonville).
Registration for the Fall and Spring Season closes in early September.
Mid-season registration for the Spring Season closes in early February. 

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