Fall 2017 – Important Dates

August 19-Coaches Meeting for U7 and older teams (coaches begin to contact players).

August 28-First week of U7 and older practices begin.

September 12-U5/U6 Coaches Meeting (coaches begin to contact players).

September 16-First playdate for U7 and older teams.

September 23-First playdate for U4-U6 players.

November 18-Last scheduled Rec games (subject to weather).


ABYSA Recreation Soccer

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 Children ages 3-17 (check age chart for elegibility) :

  • Have fun

  • Learn soccer and life skills

  • Enjoy great exercise

  • Fall and Spring seasons available


Fall soccer practices begin in late August, with games beginning September 16 for older players (U7 and above) and September 23 for players aged U4 through U6.) With more than 3,500 children participating each year, ABYSA Recreation Soccer is our largest program.  Because the emphasis is on fun and participation, it is the ideal environment for most kids.  This program is the entry point for children who are new to the game.  Experienced players who desire a more competitive environment should consider our HFC Academy, Challenge, and Classic programs.  In recreation we use fun games to develop basic skills, such as ball control and dribbling, and to further players’ enjoyment of the game. In the recreation program, the youngest age groups (U4-U6)  have both practices and games on Saturdays, while the older groups (U7-HS) practice one day a week and play Saturday games.

Recreation soccer is coached by volunteers. Our volunteer coaches use a curriculum made of fun and developmentally appropriate practice activities designed by ABYSA Director of Coaching and Player Development, Shane Weems.

To learn more about your child’s specific age group, visit our program descriptions page.