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    Soccer - Spring 2022

    Registration has now ended for Fall Youth Soccer as of 5pm on Monday, March 21st. Unfortunately, we will not be accepting late registrations this season.
     
     

    Statement of Inclusion for Rec & Ed Youth Sports

    Rec & Ed is committed to providing safe and inclusive recreational sports opportunities to all youth, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Youth may register using a variety of gender terms, including “non-binary,” and are welcome to select whichever sports and leagues they prefer.

    About the Youth Soccer League Program
    Kids develop their social and mental skills, physical strength, and character while learning how to play soccer. Teamwork and active participation are key components. Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts. Spring Soccer is open to children who are in Y5 - 8th grade in the 2021-2022 school year. The season will run for 6-7 weeks with practices starting the week of April 11th and games the weekend of April 23/24. Games are played on Saturday/Sunday only. The games will run no later than June 11/12.
     
    We will provide a safe outdoor recreational environment where students are able to see their friends, meet new friends and learn soccer from volunteers in our community. Our most important goal this spring is we want the kids to have fun and be active safely.
     
    Young 5's/Kindergarten- 8 players per team. League limit is 160 participants per league
    1st Grade teams- 10 players per team. League limit is 200 participants per league
    2nd grade/MS grade teams: 12 players per team. League limit is 240 participants per league.

    The first players who sign up during the standard registration period up to the above limit are guaranteed team placement.  Team placement is determined by the Team Sports staff. Our goal is to place students in their school or school area. Students that register for a league that is full will automatically join the waitlist and are not guaranteed team placement.

    With COVID-19 restrictions and limited roster spaces, we are not able to honor special requests this season. Our goal is to place students in either their school or school area during team formation.

    Parent/Guardian safety agreement:

    Before completing registration, parents/guardians will confirm that they will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, including:

    • Completing the REC & ED COVID 19 Waiver & Prescreener before every practice and game.

    • Notifying your coach and Rec & Ed staff immediately if there is a case of COVID-19 in your child or another household member who has been at a practice or game.


    Practices and Games
    Each team will practice one evening during the week, between 4:00PM and 7:00PM. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools or a neighborhood park. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coach.
     
    Practices begin the week of April 11th. No team, private or public, is to practice more than one hour per week.
     
    Games begin the weekend of April 23rd. Most games are scheduled on Saturdays, between 8AM and 8PM, at area parks or schools. A limited number of games may be played on Sunday afternoons. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach.

    Fees
    Registration (Until Monday, March 21st at 5:00pm)
    Resident $115
    Non-resident $125
    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.

    Registration for soccer will run from March 1st through March 21st at 5:00pm. There is no late registration.

     
    Payment
    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Please call the front desk at 734-994-2300 if you can't register online.
     
    Scholarships
    For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.
     
    Refund Policy
    For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy, click here.

    Registration

    You can complete registration online here until the end of the registration period.

    If you are unable to register online please call the front desk at 994-2300 ext 0. The front desk is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4:30pm

     
    If a league reaches its maximum number of participants players will automatically be placed on a waitlist. If a spot were to open up the front desk will reach out about options

    Team Formation

    Young 5's/Kindergarten- 8 players per team. League limit is 160 participants per league
    1st Grade teams- 10 players per team. League limit is 200 participants per league
    2nd grade/MS grade teams: 12 players per team. League limit is 240 participants per league.

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via email or phone from the head coach. Players who have not heard from a coach should contact either Elyse at bairley@a2schools.org or Willie at pickvet@a2schools.org via email.

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Rec & Ed has full control of which students will be placed on teams.

    If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec & Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.  
      
    Special Requests.
     
    You may indicate when you register if you want your child to "play up" a grade.  
     
    Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools  
    Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirement standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of seven players to be registered for a team to be formed. 

    Coaches
    Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed!  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.

    Uniforms
    Participants receive a team t-shirt which must be worn at all games. Players must wear shinguards under their socks. Shorts, athletic shoes, and socks are standard team uniforms. Indicate your child’s t-shirt size when you register. During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings of any kind (including starters), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed.
     
     QuestionsPlease contact: Elyse at bairley@a2schools.org