The goal of Gulf Coast Texans - Pensacola Futbol Club recreational soccer is to provide exposure of soccer in the community to youth that possess a wide variety of skill and interest for the purpose of promoting good health, sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and developing a love for the game of soccer. All youth involved should have the type of positive experience that increases the probability of their return the following season and continuing their participation in this beautiful sport.
Spring 2019 PLAYER REGISTRATION:
Spring 2019 COACH REGISTRATION:
|2019 Spring Rec Soccer Calendar|
|12/19/2018||Wed||9:00am||Early Registration ($5 Discount)|
Regular Registration Open
|2/10/19||Sun||11:59pm||Registration Closes ($10 Late Fee Begins)|
|3/16/19||Sat||9:00am||Week 1 Games|
|3/23/19||Sat||9:00am||Week 2 Games|
|3/30/19||Sat||9:00am||Week 3 Games|
|4/9-4/12||Wk||5:30pm||Week 4 Weeknight Games|
|4/13/19||Sat||9:00am||Week 5 Games|
|4/20/19||Sat||9:00am||Week 6 Games|
|4/22-4/26||Wk||5:30pm||Week 7 Weeknight Games|
|5/4/19||Sat||9:00am||Week 8 Games|
|5/6-5/10||Wk||5:30pm||Rec Tournament Week|
* Schedule is subject to change upon Club needs, Coaches request, and Weather.
REGISTRATION COSTS, DEADLINES, & UNIFORMS
Uniform kit (plus ball as a special gift) is $35.00. If you can still wear your uniform from prior seasons those can be used again and a new uniform does not have to be purchased. Once your uniform is ready for pick-up, you will be notified via email of pickup days and times.
'Open Registration' for the Spring Season begins NOW with an Early Registration discount until January 1, 2019 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 10, 2019 Any registrations after this time will be considered late and are assigned on an "as available" first come, first served basis. There will be a $10.00 late fee assigned to these registrations.
UNDERSTANDING AGE GROUPS
Recreational soccer is played with combined 2/3 year age groups, so Under 6 Coed also includes Under 5, Under 8 includes Under 7, etc.
U6 Coed: Born in 2013, 2014 & 2015
U8 (under 8): Born in 2011 & 2012
U10 (under 10): Born in 2009 & 2010
U12 (under 12): Born in 2007 & 2008
U15 (under 15): Born in 2004, 2005 & 2006
WHAT IS PLAYER EVALUATION DAY?
Player evaluations are NOT tryouts, but are mandatory for age groups U10 through U15. This is a recreational soccer league open to players with all levels of skill and interest in soccer. We are coordinating player evaluations for the purpose of working towards a more balanced league where all players will have a positive experience and an equal opportunity to improve their game. The kids will have fun doing various training drills and small-sided games.
MANDATORY PLAYER EVALUATION DAY
These are held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the following times on Field 4. PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN.
U10 Boys & U10 Girls- 9:00am to 10:00am (2009 AND 2010)
U12 Boys & U12 Girls- 10:30am to 11:30am (2007 AND 2008)
U15 Boys & U15 Girls- 12:00pm to 1:00pm (2004, 2005, AND 2006)
PRACTICE & GAME INFORMATION
PRACTICES BEGIN THE WEEK OF March 4, 2019. Practice times are determined by your volunteer coach according to what best fits his/her schedule. SOME COACHES DO PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY. There will be two one hour practices per week made available for each team.
Games are typically on Saturdays and will begin Saturday, March 16, 2019. It is possible for make-up games to occur on a weeknight including Friday.
All games are played at Ashton Brosnaham Park (10360 Ashton Brosnaham Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534). The exception to this would be the U10, U12 and U15 divisions where these teams may "inter-league" with other local parks in the Pensacola area.
WHAT TEAM IS MY CHILD ON? WHO IS OUR COACH?
Teams will be built during the week prior to the beginning of practice. It does not mean that you should have heard from your child's coach simply because others have as this process takes a full week to complete.
The league orders the same or similar style every season so that a player can continue to use his or her uniform as long as it fits. When uniforms arrive, the coaches are notified so that he or she can pick them up at the field house and distribute to their team. Uniforms usually arrive the week of the first games. The uniform kit costs $35.00 and includes a complimentary ball as a bonus this season while supplies last. The kit has a white jersey, red jersey, black shorts, and black socks. Any further questions about uniforms should be directed to Dawn Hart at email@example.com .
We do allow for requests in our U6 Coed and U8 Divisions. However, we do not take player/coach requests for Divisions U10 and higher. You are encourage to makes notes when registering your player. These notes will be considered on a case by case basis by the coaches at the draft selections.
We understand and appreciate the many activities of your families but with over 750 kids playing soccer at our facility each season, it is not possible to accommodate practice schedule requests and conflicts.
Practice days and times as these are determined by our volunteer coaches. Coaches are encouraged to practice 1-2 times per week M-F evenings starting some time after 5:30 p.m.
You can secure your child's day and time for practice by volunteering to coach.
YES! YOU CAN BE A COACH! THE KIDS NEED YOUR HELP!
The kids need your help to coach and provide a positive soccer experience. Our desire is to make the rosters smaller this year so that all kids receive more playing time and touches on the ball. You do not have to be a soccer expert, you only have to have a desire to work with kids. We will have a Coaches Clinic to teach parents how to run practices, games, etc...as well as provide ongoing support throughout the season. All of us had to start somewhere - take a step of faith and enjoy the rewarding experience of working with kids! Please let me know if you have any questions about being a head coach or an assistant coach.
LEAGUE GAME RULES
Questions? Please contact Alain Espinosa Recreational Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org