Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club

Recreational Program General Information

RECREATIONAL OVERVIEW
The Recreational Program does not keep standings and is open to all applicants, regardless of ability (dependent only on facility space and coach availability). The Recreational Program has two season per year: Fall (September – November) and Spring (March – May). The JYSC Recreational program has both a Girls Division and a Boys Division.  JYSC does not typically encourage co-ed teams.  Teams are grouped by age in single years from Under 5 to Under 10 and in two-year age groups for Under 12 (U11 & U12), Under 14 (U13 & U14),Under 16 (U15 & U16), and a triple-age group for Under 19 (U17, U18, & U19).  We must abide by age guidelines as determined by birth dates.

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM REFUNDS
Refunds requested before registration close - $20 administration fee
Refund requested after registration deadline and before season start - $30 administration fee
Refunds requested after season start date - no refund

Team Assignments U5-U19 – Team assignment is based on a seasonal year that starts with the Fall Season.  Fall teams are formed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Players may request a particular coach or friend to play with, if and only if you register prior to the Fall Registration deadline.  Coaches in all age groups are volunteers; please be sure to indicate on your child’s form if you are willing to volunteer to coach.  Players returning in the Spring who played in the Fall will be placed on their Fall team, unless otherwise requested. JYSC attempts to honor as many requests as possible but absolutely no guarantees can be made.


Practice Times and Locations U5-U19
 – The volunteer coach sets the practice location and times for the team, subject to availability.  Please note – since our coaches are volunteers, there is no way for JYSC to know your child’s practice schedule until AFTER the season kick-off meeting.  The season kick-off meeting is held approximately 10-14 days prior to the beginning of the season. In the fall, practices do not officially begin until after September 1st. During the registration process, there is a Field Request option to choose between 1 of our 3 parks. (Earl Johnson, Losco Park and Chuck Rogers Park). During team assignments, JYSC does their best to place players on teams who practice near their requested field choice. There are however, no guarantees. 

Game Times and Locations U5-U10 - Games are played at Chuck Rogers Park.  Games are scheduled on Saturdays from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. and on rare Sundays from 1 P.M. until 5 P.M.

Game Times and Locations U12-U19 - Games are played at Chuck Rogers Park, Earl Johnson Park and Losco Regional Park and throughout the North Florida Youth Soccer Club parks.  Games are scheduled on Saturdays from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. and on Sundays from 1 P.M. until 5 PM.  

Scheduling U5-U19
 - The goal is for every team to have a schedule of eight games, with a maximum of ten, during the season. Although the schedule may initially be eight to ten games, JYSC cannot guarantee that the team will actually play any particular number of games. Circumstances sometimes arise during a season, over which the Club has no control, that may prohibit a team from playing a scheduled game. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, weather, a team folding, and a team canceling and failing to reschedule a game due to unforeseen circumstances.

Games are scheduled between teams of the same age and sex.  There may be an odd number of teams in each age group or there may be an even number of teams.  If there is an even number of teams, generally speaking, each team will be scheduled for a Saturday game day.  If there is an odd number in the rotation, generally, each team will have a “bye” week on the schedule.

Playing Time - Youth recreational soccer focuses on the development of the player.  It is an opportunity for each child to learn individual skills and teamwork skills.  Youth recreational soccer is not focused on winning or losing; it is about each child playing to the best of his or her ability while having fun.  It is about rewarding effort. Therefore, regardless of ability, each recreational player is guaranteed playing time during one half of each game. It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure that every child plays an appropriate amount of time. JYSC does not keep standings in the recreational division.

Playing Rules Overview 


Div

Ball Size

# on the Field

Quarters / Halves

Time btw Qtrs

Half-time

Other Rules

U5

3

3 No Goalkeeper

4 (10 minutes)

2 min

5 min

*No Offside/No Direct Kicks/Kick-ins/Throw-ins

U6

3

3 No Goalkeeper

4 (10 minutes)

2 min

5 min

*No Offside/No Direct Kicks/Kick-ins/Throw-ins

U7

3

4 No Goalkeeper

4 (12 minutes)

2 min

5 min

*No Offside/No Direct Kicks

U8

3

4 No Goalkeeper

4 (12 minutes)

2 min

5 min

*No Offside/No Direct Kicks

U9

4

6 Includes Goalkeeper

2 (25 minutes)

5 min

U10

4

6 Includes Goalkeeper

2 (25 minutes)

5 min

U12

4

8 Includes Goalkeeper

2 (30 minutes)

5-10 min

U14

5

11 Includes Goalkeeper

2 (35 minutes)

5-10 min

U16

5

11Includes Goalkeeper

2 (40 minutes)

5-10 min

U17/U19

5

11Includes Goalkeeper

2 (45 minutes)

5-10 min

Field Directory

  • Locations

Chuck Rogers Park

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11950 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville Florida United...

(Last updated 09/15/14 at 06:23 PM )
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Earl Johnson Park

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5308 St. Augustine Road United States 32207

(Last updated 09/15/14 at 06:23 PM )
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Losco Park Grass Field

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10931 Hood Road South Jacksonville Florida Unit...

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Losco Park Turf Field

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10931 Hood Road South Jacksonville Florida Unit...

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