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Kingsport Rec Soccer Program

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Youth Rec Soccer runs two separate seasons from March - May (Spring) and from September - November (Fall). Age divisions are offered for children ages 3 - 14 (see  DIVISIONS BY BIRTH YEAR). The mission of the program is to provide an opportunity to learn, practice and love the game of soccer - in a fun, caring environment.

Kingsport Rec provides volunteer coaches and licensed referees. Players meet twice a week - on Saturdays and on one weekday evening. During the first practice session, players are assessed. After assessments, teams are formed based on age, schools, skill level and player requests. The program makes every effort to form balanced teams - in terms of skills - to promote a fun, competitive game of soccer. Small-sided games are used to allow players to develop a feel for the game and to improve their skills in a competitive environment - as recommended by US Youth Soccer. Players are given an equal amount of playing time provided they attend practices. (see  GAME FORMAT / RULES)

All practices / games are held at Eastman Park at Horse Creek. (see  FIELD ASSIGNMENTS)

Players will need soccer cleats, shin guards with socks, athletic wear, a ball and a water bottle. Each player receives a team jersey by the first game day - and an award at the end of the season. (see  UNIFORM / EQUIPMENT)

Registration fees range from $35 - $75 per player for one season. There is a $30 discount for each additional child in the same household, and children under four play for $35 per season.

Field Assignments

Field Assignments for Divisions

U4 Coed - Field D

Tuesdays

U5-6 Girls - Field D

Mondays / Saturdays

U5-6 Boys - Field D

Thursdays / Saturdays

U7-8 Girls - Field E

Mondays / Saturdays

U7-8 Boys - Field E

Thursdays / Saturdays

U9-10 - Girls - Field F

Mondays / Saturdays

U9-10 - Boys - Field F

Thursdays / Saturdays

U11-12 - Boys / Girls - Field F

Tuesdays / Saturdays

U13-14 - Boys / Girls - Field E

Tuesdays / Saturdays

After entering the complex,
Field D is the first field on the left;
Field E is the second field on the left; and
Field F is the third field on the left.






GAME FORMAT / RULES

From US Youth Soccer's Policy on Players and Playing Rules

Documents and Links:

Below is a quick reference to Rule 303: 

Length of Games, Overtime Periods and Ball Specifications

Section 1. (a) Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its State Associations, the length of games, overtime periods and ball size for each age group is as follows:

(b) In tournament play, if the game is still tied after overtime periods, FIFA "Kicks from the Penalty Mark" rules apply to determine the winner.

Section 2. (a) Except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its State Associations, the length of games and ball size for each age group shall be as follows:



(b) For the 10U, 8U, and 6U competitions, ties will stand.


Recommended Goal and Field Sizes

Divisions by Birth Year

FALL 2020

U4 - 2017
U5 - 2016 
U6 - 2015 
U7 - 2014 
U8 - 2013 
U9 - 2012 
U10 - 2011 
U11 - 2010 
U12 - 2000 
U13 - 2008
U14 - 2005
U15 - 2004
U16 - 2003
U17 - 2002

UNIFORM / EQUIPMENT

Each player receives a team jersey by the first game day.

Players are responsible for -

  • shin guards / socks - required for both practices / games
  • shoes - toe cleats / metal cleats are not allowed
  • athletic wear / shorts - dress according to weather
  • ball - Size 3 (U4-U8), Size 4 (U9-U12), Size 5 (U13+)
  • water bottle

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WEATHER POLICY

Cancellations will be communicated on the website, Facebook and by text - if time permits. 

If it appears the weather could affect a practice / game session, the following guidelines will be used to make decisions regarding cancellations -  

  • If the forecast windchill temperature is less than 40 degrees, the session may be rescheduled or canceled. 
  • If rain is expected, and the forecast windchill temperature is less than 45 degrees, the session may be rescheduled or canceled.
  • Drizzle or light rain will NOT automatically result in a session being rescheduled or canceled.

The above guidelines will help direct decisions regarding cancellations. Keep in mind, weather forecasts can be inaccurate or can change suddenly. Decisions will be made based on the best available information. Kingsport Rec Soccer uses the hourly forecast on the Weather Channel. All reasonable attempts will be made to hold sessions as scheduled. Players should always dress appropriately for the weather - in layers with gloves, hats, etc. as needed.

Team / Individual Pictures

Team / individual pictures will be scheduled on a Saturday each season. The date will be announced on the website and Facebook.

VOLUNTEERS

Parents / Guardians

Parents / guardians are encouraged to give at least one (1) hour - per season - to the program. The following service areas are available -

  • Coaches / Assistant Coaches
  • Linesmen
  • Field Managers (setup before practice / games, lining fields, etc)
  • Photographers / Videographers
  • Administrative Assistants (sorting jerseys, picture day, expos, etc)

High School Students

High School students may earn their community service / volunteer requirements with Kingsport Rec Soccer. Soccer experience helpful - but not required. Training and support provided by Kingsport Rec Soccer. Kingsport Rec offers flexible hours and time commitments in a fun, caring environment. Limited volunteer openings available for students. For more information, email the Director at [email protected]

LOST AND FOUND

Please email Lost & Found regarding lost items. Items not claimed within thirty (30) days will be donated to Goodwill.

Contact Us

Kingsport Rec Soccer

PO Box 3792 
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 423-408-8144
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