Traveling Rec Program (11U-19U)

TRAVELING RECREATIONAL PROGRAM - TARSA

Our Traveling Recreational Program is for boys and girls between the ages of 11U (Born in 2008) to 19U (born in 2000). 

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

The Traveling Recreational teams participate in the TARSA League (Tampa Area Recreational Scheduling Association). This league is a scheduling body that is comprised of many local clubs and involves minimal travel within the Tampa Bay area. For additional specific TARSA information please click here to go to the TARSA website.  

  • 12U teams will train at New Tampa Community Park and will play their home games at Benito Middle School
  • 14U thru 19U teams will train and play their home games at New Tampa Community Park, 17302 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647.
  • Match Formats:
    • 11U & 12U 9 vs 9 with Goalkeepers
    • 13U/14U & Up 11 vs 11 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.  

Traveling Recreational Program - TARSA league

  • 11U – 19U - $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?

  • 16 Weeks Training Season
  • Two training sessions per week
  • Kid-Safe Program - Background check for all coaches/technical and admin staff 
  • Full Nike uniform – home jersey, training/away t-shirt, shorts, and socks
  • FYSA (Florida Youth Soccer Association) Player Registration Fee
  • “TARSA End of the Season Tournament (3 weeks)” - Optional
  • $100 team credit towards one tournament participation
  • Referee Fees
  • 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
    • 10U11U/12U - Size 4
    • 13U/14U and up - Size 5

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 12U through 19U. As a recreational program for players of all skill levels, this is an effort to ensure a more enjoyable experience to 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) 

  • Traveling Recreational Program - TARSA league

Player evaluation Days October 3rd and October 4th, 2018

  • Practice will begin October 15th, 2018
  • All games will be played on Saturdays or Sundays beginning October 27th, 2018 – 16 weeks season including an “End of the Season Tournament”
  • Practices and home games will be held at the New Tampa Community Park, 17302 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647.
  • 12U teams will train at New Tampa Community Park and will play their home games at Benito Middle School

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

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

AGE GROUP

PRACTICES

GAMES

11U/12U Coed
 

11U/12U Girls

@ *Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Benito or  NTCP ¹ (TBD)

@ *Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 6:00pm to 7:30pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

13U/14U Coed
15U Girls

@ *Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

15U/16U Coed

@ *Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

17U-19U Coed

16U-19U Girls

Tues./Thurs. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

*Mon./Wed. 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NTCP ¹

Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League
Game: Sat. TBD by 
TARSA League

* Coach Determination

¹ NTCP = New Tampa Community Park


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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