In-House Rec Program (5U - 10U)

IN-HOUSE RECREATIONAL PROGRAM

 

Our In-house Recreational Program is for children between the ages of 5U (Born in 2014) to 10U (born in 2009) playing against other teams within the club. 

To determine your child’s age group based on their birth year for this season, CLICK HERE for the 2018-19 Age Group Matrix. 

  • All practices and games are played at Benito Middle School, 10065 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa, FL  33647.
  • Match Formats (based on player attendance):
    • 5U & 6U - 3 vs 3 without Goalkeepers
    • 7U - 4 vs 4 without Goalkeepers
    • 8U - 5 vs 5 with Goalkeepers
    • 9U & 10U - 7 vs 7 with Goalkeepers
  • Teams are coached by volunteer coaches under the supervision of the Recreational Program Technical Director. 


CLICK HERE to return to the General TPA Rec Page


 

WHAT IS THE SOCCER REGISTRATION FEE?

To determine your child’s age group based on their birth year for this season, CLICK HERE for the 2018-19 Age Group Matrix.  

In-House Recreational Program Fees

  • 5U - 6U - $170  (Full Nike Uniform included)
  • 7U – 8U - $200 (Full Nike Uniform included)
  • 9U/10U - $230 (Full Nike Uniform included)

LATE REGISTRATION:  After September 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm - Additional Fee $25.00


 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?

  • 12 Weeks Training Season
  • One/two practices per week (depending on age group)
  • Kid Safe Program - Background check for all Coaches/Technical and admin staff 
  • Full Nike uniform - jersey, shorts, and socks
  • FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association) Player Registration Fee
  • End of the Year Jamboree and Awards
  • Club Overhead Costs (fields maintenance, equipment, lights, administrative expenses, website)
  • Proactive and visible Technical Director and Technical Staff
  • Rain Out Field Closure Text Messaging System link 

Players are responsible for:

  • Shin guards
  • Soccer cleats
  • Soccer ball
  • 5U through 7U - Size 3
  • 8U through 10U - Size 4

 

WHAT IS PLAYER EVALUATION DAY?

Player evaluations are not tryouts, but an identification process to ensure that all teams are properly balanced and are mandatory for all age groups 8U through 10U. As a recreational program for players of all skill levels, this is an effort to ensure a more enjoyable experience for all.


 

CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP & EXTENDED PAYMENT PLANS?

We understand financial situations can make extracurricular activities difficult.  If you feel you may financially qualify for a scholarship or extended payment plan, please click on the form links below and submit to our Recreational Program Administrator Maggie Pesaresi at Maggie@ChargersSoccer.com

Scholarship Form 

Extended Payment Plan Application 


 

WHEN/WHERE ARE THE GAMES AND PRACTICES?

(DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

In-House Recreational Program –

  • Player evaluation Days - October 17th and October 18th, 2018
  • Practices will begin October 29th, 2018
  • All games will be played on Saturdays beginning November 10th, 2018 – 12 weeks season. (10U teams will have 13 weeks due to End of the Season Tournament)

Practices and games will be held at Benito Middle School, 10065 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647

@ For these practice days, you have the option to choose your preference during the online registration process

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

AGE GROUP

PRACTICES

GAMES

5U Coed

Wed. 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle 

Game: Sat. 10:00am

6U Coed

Thurs.  6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle 

Game: Sat. 10:00am

7U Coed

@ *Mon. or Tues. 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle 

Game: Sat. 11:15am

8U Coed

@ *Wed or Thurs. 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Benito Middle 

Game: Sat. 12:30pm

9U/10U Coed

@ *Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 7:15pm to 8:30pm at Benito Middle 

 Game: Sat.  TBD 

* Coach Determination


 

CAN I MAKE A SPECIAL REQUEST?

Special requests for Coach and practice nights are available during the registration process. These requests must be placed in the player’s GotSoccer account during registration.

Special requests via e-mail or via phone call will not be accepted.

Special requests for a particular coach or practice nights are not a guarantee.

A $50.00 fee (in addition to the club’s standard refund policy) will be kept if a member decides to not participate when a special request is not granted. (This will only be allowed if the request is submitted before the deadline). 


 

REFUND POLICY

Chargers S.C. reserves the right to deny any partial or full registration fees once registration and payment has been completed (payment is due at time of registration).

However, in cases of reasonable documented excuse (illness, severe injury, family relocation, etc.) filed BEFORE October 1st, 2018 a partial refund may be granted. 



CAN I BE A VOLUNTEER COACH?

** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A COACH** 

Volunteer coaches are essential to the success of our recreational program. It is for that reason that, in order to assist our volunteer coaches, we offer coaching clinics, reference material, and the opportunity to attend club team training sessions to help to enhance their knowledge of the game and facilitate the overall experience for all players through your own development as a parent coach.

We would love you to consider coaching your child’s team as you will treasure this unique experience.

Any person who volunteers to coach for one (1) full recreation soccer year (Fall Season to Spring Season), attends all coaches' meetings and coach training sessions for their team held during the Fall and Spring season, will be granted one (1) free player waiver for the Spring Recreation Soccer Season. The waiver is ONLY valid for the up-coming Spring Season.  It cannot be carried over into any other soccer year/program nor transferred to another player.

Our coaches are provided with all the necessary training gear: Soccer balls, cones, vests (colored mesh shirts to divide teams into smaller groups).

If you are interested in coaching or have any questions, please feel free to contact Maggie Pesaresi, Program Administrator, at Maggie@ChargersSoccer.com


 

FIELDS/EQUIPMENT/FACILITIES

Chargers S.C. do not own the fields on which we train and play. We use, help maintain and manage the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County School District facilities.  In order to maintain good working relationships with the field owners, we ask that all players, parents, and spectators follow all county and city ordinances in effect. This includes the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and animals on the park grounds and smoking inside the playing field fence.  


 

TAMPA REC FIELD STATUS AND WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY

It is important to note that we will not cancel sessions prior to the scheduled session time due to weather unless it is obvious that the severe weather or field conditions will interfere with training/game.

In order to ensure safe playing conditions for our players and to protect the integrity and structure of our fields, games or training sessions can be canceled under the following circumstances:

  • City of Tampa Parks and Recreation field closure
  • There is standing water on the field
  • Lightning in the immediate area of a game or practice
  • The Rec. Program Administrator, the Technical Director or the referee determines that there are unsafe conditions on or around a field

As soon as training/games are canceled the decision will be communicated in two different ways. 

1. An email message is sent out to all registered players via the primary email account on file on our registration system (GotSoccer).

2.  A text alert is sent out to all registered players through our Rained Out System 

Canceled sessions due to any of the reasons above may not be rescheduled. 


 

DON’T GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN!!!

All updates regarding practice/game cancellations, due to bad weather/field conditions, will be sent out through the text alert system. This is the fastest and most accurate way to receive updates.

To register, please click the following link:

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Also, please be sure to periodically check the website  www.ChargersSoccer.com for important announcements and updates. Most questions can be answered by checking our website first.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMAZING SEASON!

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