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.
September 10th 2022 - October 29th 2022
We WILL play Columbus Day Weekend
April 30th 2022 - June 25th 2022
We WILL NOT play Memorial Day Weekend
Skills Session, then 24 minute game of 4 v. 4
30 minute practice; 48 minute game of 4 v. 4
1st and 2nd Grade
30 minute practice; 50 minute games of 7 v. 7 with goalkeepers
30 minute practice; 50 minute game of 8 v. 8 with goalkeepers (no offsides)
30 minute practice; 50 minute game of 8 v. 8 with goalkeepers (offsides is called)
30 minute practice; 50 minute games of 6 v.6 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. First weekend of games will be Saturday April 30th. 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: At this time practices will be limited to prior to each game. The schedule is set up to make time for each team to have 30 minutes of practice/skill session followed by their assigned games. If your schedule states 8:30am- your practice begins at 8:30am and your game will begin at 9am. Please be aware of this.
Preschool Program: The Preschool program will consist of a 25-minute skills session and then a 24-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. If your child is of preschool age they are welcome to come play. Please note if your child has played more than 3 seasons of preschool soccer you may consider them playing in the Kindergarten level the Spring before they enter Kindergarten. It has proven to be helpful to many players.
Coaching: We need volunteers! 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 of $50.
If you are coaching and get the child discount, other siblings will pay the reduced rate ($65 per child). 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**: $130 There is a $2 processing fee for each family, please register all family members at the same time so as not to incur more than one processing fee. *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.