Recreational Soccer Overview
The Greenbush Soccer Club has one of the largest and most successful recreational soccer programs in the capital region. Our fall and spring leagues average 700 kids, playing on 65+ teams, ranging from pre-K to 9th grade. Rec soccer continues through the winter, with indoor seasons taking place at one of the local Afrim's facilities. Support of the program from the community, our sponsors, and our club member families couldn't be greater, and it provides an incredible environment for our young players to have fun and learn the game of soccer.
The goal of our program is to show our kids how much fun they can have learning the sport of soccer while teaching them the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Greenbush considers the U6, U8, U10 (pre-K – 3rd grade) age groups to be developmental, while the older ages are somewhat more competitive. Recreational soccer is an organized, safe, and enjoyable soccer experience for kids who want to play throughout the school year.
Greenbush Recreational Soccer is not focused on winning or losing. The score of games is not kept or recorded. The goal of the recreational program is to develop soccer skills and athleticism in young players, while allowing them to enjoy a fun environment.
Mid September - Late October; Saturday and some weeknight games
Early May - late June; Saturday and some weeknight games
NO Memorial Day Weekend
Skills Session, then 4 v. 4
4 v. 4
4 v. 4
7 v. 7 with goalkeepers
8 v. 8 with goalkeepers
Note: Effective September 2019, 2nd Graders will play 4v4 in their own division, if enough players are regsitered. If need be, 1st and 2nd grade will be combined.
Games: Each team has an eight game schedule. Please be aware games will be scheduled Saturday or Sunday and older divisions (4th/5th and up)may have games during the week. Games are a fun time for the kids to apply all the skills that they are learning during practice. Schedule will be made available to all online via SIPlay.
Practices: The coach of each team will schedule at least one practice per week. Some coaches like to add an extra practice occasionally. Practices are scheduled by coaching staff.
Preschool Program: The Preschool program will consist of a 25-minute skills session and then a 25-minute game. Please note cleats are NOT allowed in the Preschool Program. Please note the preschool program is best suited for children ages 3 and 4.
Coaching: If you are interested in coaching please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All teams are coached by volunteers and parents are encouraged to coach. Head coaches are currently offered the opportunity for ONE child to play at a discounted rate.
If you are coaching and get the child discount, other siblings will pay the reduced rate. Once confirmed as a head coach- credit will be made to your account.
There will be a mandatory coach’s information session before the season begins.
Registration and Fee: Preschool*: $85 Kindergarten-9th Grade**: $125
*Preschool age is best for ages 3 and 4. **We allow 10th graders that do not play travel or school soccer.
Players are provided with a team jersey and are required to have shin guards and appropriate footwear depending on age level. Players in the Pre-K division must wear sneakers. All others can wear rubber molded (no metal) soccer cleats. Please be sure you are purchasing soccer cleats and not football/softball/baseball cleats. This is required for the safety of all players.
For additional information on the Rec Soccer program, contact a member of our Rec Committee.