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.
Who: Players of ALL skill levels (Ages 6 - 14)
What: Summer Fun and Skills Camp
When: June 4-6 and July 9-11 (5:30 - 7:30 each day)
Where: Ashton Brosnaham Fields
Why: Because you can't wait until the season starts again!
Spring 2018 PLAYER REGISTRATION: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read Frequently Asked Questions below for complete league details and dates:
|2018 PFC Spring Rec Soccer Calendar|
|02/17/18||Sat||9:30 - 10:30||U10 Player Evaluations|
|02/17/18||Sat||11:00 - 12:00||U12 Player Evaluations|
|02/17/18||Sat||12:30 - 1:30||U15 Player Evaluations|
|03/05/18||Week||1st Week of Practice|
|03/12/18||Week||2nd Week of Practice|
|03/17/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 1|
|03/24/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 2|
|03/31/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 3|
Rec Soccer-NO GAMES U6/U8
U10 and up-AWAY
|04/14/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 4|
|04/21/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 5|
|04/28/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 6|
|05/05/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 7|
|05/12/18||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer-Game 8|
|05/14-5/19||Sat||TBD||Rec Soccer - Tournament|
REGISTRATION COSTS, DEADLINES, & UNIFORMS
Registration fee for U6 Coed is $120 includes uniform.
Registration fee for U8 and up is $135 includes uniform.
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 January 1, 2018 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Feburary 11, 2018 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 year age groups, so Under 6 Coed also includes Under 5, Under 8 includes Under 7, etc.
U6 Coed (under 6): Born in 2012, 2013, & 2014
U8 (under 8): Born in 2010 & 2011
U10 (under 10): Born in 2008 & 2009
U12 (under 12): Born in 2006 & 2007
U15 (under 15): Born in 2003, 2004, & 2005
WHAT IS PLAYER EVALUATION DAY?
Player evaluations are not tryouts, but are mandatory for all age groups U10 and higher. 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 17, 2018 at the following times on Field 4. PLEASE ARRIVE 20 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN.
U10 Boys & U10 Girls- 9:30am to 10:30am (2008 AND 2009)
U12 Boys & U12 Girls- 11:00am to 12:00pm (2006 AND 2007)
U15 Boys & U15 Girls- 12:30pm to 1:30pm ( 2003, 2004, AND 2005)
PRACTICE & GAME INFORMATION
PRACTICES BEGIN THE WEEK OF March 5th. 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 March 17TH. 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.
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 5:00pm.
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