2018 Spring Recreation Soccer
MARCH Soccer Board meeting at 6:30pm Wednesday 3/7 and that the Travel Soccer Committee will meet directly after.
Registration for 2018 Spring Soccer is now open. Registration can be completed at Blue Sombrero: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=84297
Registration will close when a division is full. Most divisions were at capacity in the Spring and last Fall. There is a $20 late fee assessed for all registrations completed after January 15th.
Cost is only $110 for Gardens’ residents. Non-residents are charged a $55 non-resident fee. This fee is a direct pass through to the City of Palm Beach Gardens.Your third child is free when registered for a single recreation sport. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for 3rd child discount code prior to registering.
All players receive a soccer ball, uniform kit (jersey, shorts, socks), participation trophy and access to free clinics administered by trainers from the Predators Competitive teams.
No requests will be honored for specific uniforms.
Positive Coaching and Parenting
This is a recreation league, the PBGYAA expects all parents to be positive to all players, referees and other parents. Bad behavior or negative cheering is not tolerated.
Player Code of Conduct
We expect all players to be respectful to all players, coaches, referees, and parents. The Board requests that all parents and coaches encourage good sportsmanship
Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 6th, 7:30pm– 8:30pm
All head and assistant coaches need to attend.
Klock Soccer Fields
All soccer activities, including evaluations, practices, and games are schedule to be conducted at the Klock Soccer Fields on Burns Road.
Evaluations will be held for all Boys and Girls age groups U8 and higher. Evaluations give the Coaches the opportunity to see all players conduct some basic soccer skills and play in a short scrimmage. The evaluation provides the Coaches insight into each player’s abilities and it helps to ensure that all teams are drafted with players at all skill levels. During evaluations each player is provided a number that is pinned to their shirt. Evaluations last approximately 45 minutes.
Friday Feb 9th – Klock Soccer Fields
Saturday Feb 10th – Klock Soccer Fields
February 11th-15th – During the week directly following evaluations, the coaches from each gender and age group meet to draft the players onto teams. The player draft is facilitated by Soccer Board members to ensure there is an equitable distribution of all skill level players on each team.
Please note that for any coach that has a child playing in the Spring Recreation program, this player will automatically be added to their team. Also, for any siblings that play in the same age group, they will be drafted to the same team unless the parent requests otherwise.
February 16th After the completion of the drafts for each age group, teams will be allocated in Blue Sombrero and each parent will receive an email notification of the team their child(ren) will be playing on, along with the Coaches name and contact information.
After the notification of what team each child will be playing on, the Coach will be communicating with all parents to introduce themselves and provide additional information regarding the practice schedule and expectations for the season.
It is appreciated if there is one or two parents willing to help the coach and coordinate the other activities for the team such as picture day, snacks, etc.
February 17th – March 5th – The team practice schedule will start February 17th and will continue until March 5th. Each team is allocated field space for two practices a week, one weekday evening practice and also a practice on Saturday.
Once games start, it will be at the discretion of the Coach if they choose to have additional practices or not for their team.
Team Uniforms and Soccer Balls
Each player is provided a soccer ball at the first practice. Please be sure to put your child’s name on it to ensure if it is left at the fields it can be returned to you.
Uniforms will be handed out before Opening day and will only be given to the coach. The uniform kit consists of a jersey, shorts, and socks. A range of sizes are provided to help fit the players as best as possible. We do not take any number requests and please email us if you have uniform issues.
Games and Scheduling
All age groups games will start the week of March 5th. Each team will play two games a week, one weekday evening game and Saturday depending upon the age group.
The official game schedule will be emailed to each parent via Blue Sombrero prior to the first week of games. With approximately 110 teams, the scheduling process takes some time and review before the final schedule is posted.
Age Group Game Schedule:. Subject to change
Saturday, March 10th – The season’s official Opening Day will be Saturday, March 10th. All teams play on this day, and there are other activities available for the kids including bounce houses, snow cones, and the opening of the Concession Stand.
Team and Individual Pictures are taken on opening day on Field 5. Coaches will provide their team with the time schedule for pictures prior to the start of the teams game. A picture make-up date will be scheduled later in the season if necessary.
Season Dark Days
Games will not be played on the following dates:
Monday, March 19 – Saturday, March 24th – Palm Beach County Spring Break
Saturday, May 5th – The Spring Season Closing Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th .All teams will play on this day, including championship games for the U10 and older age groups. Other activities will be available or the kids including bounces houses, snow cones, and the annual Team Basket Raffle to benefit our Soccer Divison Academic Scholarship fund.
Friday Night Clinics
These are free clinics for all players and are run by our professional trainers. Dates are to be confirmed. Further information will be emailed to all parents once the season starts. This is great opportunity for players to build on their skills, especially for those players who have not played before and are still learning the game.
The concession stand is open Tuesday – Thursday, and on Saturday all day. Food and beverages are available for purchase. All proceeds from the concession stand fund the Soccer Division Academic Scholarship fund.
Weather Notifications and Make Up Games
We will email parents if we have any rain outs. We usually do not make a decision until 5pm as we do our best to get the games played. If a game is rained out the Board will attempt to reschedule it to be played at a later date.
Season Updates and Communication
All communication is through email and please email us if you have any questions or concerns. email@example.com
You can download the Dick’s Team Sports HQ app on your Apple or Android device. Use your Blue Sombrero login and password. This will give you mobile access to your child’s team roster, game reminders, etc.
Please visit our website or email us with any questions.