Spring 2018 – Important Dates

February 17-Coaches Meeting for U7 and older teams (coaches begin to contact players).

February 26-First week of U7 and older practices begin.

March 6-U5/U6 Coaches Meeting (coaches begin to contact players).

March 10-First playdate for U7 and older teams.

March 17-First playdate for U4-U6 players.

May 12-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


Spring soccer practices begin in early March, with games beginning March 10 for older players (U7 and above) and March 17 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.