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Recreational Soccer

Overview

Brandon Futbol Club’s recreational program is designed for every child, regardless of skill level, who is interested in playing soccer. Our seasonal year is divided into two individual seasons, Fall and Spring. We register for the Fall season during the preceding Summer months and register for the spring season in January. The seasons run from August-November and from January-May.


Age Groups

U4-U6

  • These age groups utilize the smallest of small-sided games (3v3) to encourage player participation and touches on the ball.
  • Teams generally practice once a week, although U5 and U6 coaches may opt for a second practice
  • Players will need a size 3 ball, shinguards, and cleats (Cleats are optional for U4)
  • Practices and games are held at Shiloh Park on Kennedy Farms Parkway in the Fall and the Multipurpose field (up by the baseball fields) by the Spring.  
  • The focus of these age groups is entirely on having FUN and introducing kids to the love of the game.

U7-U8

  • These age groups utilize a 4v4 format on slightly larger fields than U6.
  • Referees are introduced at this age to begin formally teaching the “rules” of the game to the players
  • Teams are formed utilizing a draft in an attempt to create a fair playing environment
  • Players will need a size 3 ball, shinguards, and cleats.
  • Practices and games are held at Shiloh Park Fields
  • The focus at this age should still be primarily based around having fun, but also at providing a skills-based learning approach in a no-pressure environment

U10

  • Games are played in a 7v7 format (including Goalkeepers)
  • Introduction to some of the higher-level rules of the game (such as offside)
  • Teams are formed utilizing a draft
  • Players will need a size 4 ball in addition to cleats and shinguards
  • Practices and games are held at Shiloh Park Fields
  • At this age, basic tactics and team strategy can be combined with continued focus on skill development

U12

  • Games are played utilizing a 9v9 format (including Goalkeepers)
  • Teams are formed utilizing a draft
  • Players will need a size 4 ball in addition to cleats and shinguards
  • Practices and games are held at Shiloh Park in Brandon
  • At this age, tactics and team strategy are more advanced and should be combined with a continued focus on skill development

U14 and up

  • Games are played in a full 11v11 format (including Goalkeepers)
  • Teams are formed utilizing a draft
  • Players will need a size 5 ball in addition to cleats and shinguards
  • Practices and games are held at Shiloh Park in Brandon
  • At this age, tactics, teamwork, and team strategy become very important and should be combined with a continued focus on skill development

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Recreational Soccer

  • How Much is Recreational Soccer?  Prices vary from age group to age group.  For Fall 2018 - U4-U5 is $70.00, U6 is $85.00, U7-U8 is $100.00, U9 - U10 is $115.00, U11-U12 is $115.00, and U13 and Up is $120.00.  Spring prices are discounted for returning players.  
  • When can you register for Spring 2019? Spring 2019 Registration starts Dec 2018 - January 20, 2019.
  • How do we sign up for soccer?  go to the website www.brandonfc.com and click on the first tab that says Spring 2019 Registration.  Once you have clicked on it you will be taken to another page.  Please use the same log in as you have in the fall and log into your account.  If you are new to our league then please create an account with us (the first page is your parent info and once you have created an acct, check your email to approve the acct, log back in ) and sign your child up!!
  • Do returning players wear the same uniform as the fall 2018?  Yes you will wear your same uniform as you wore in the fall and will be placed on the same team.  
  • Why do we have to move to the multi purpose field in the Spring?  We are working really hard to pay for lights at our new fields.  We move to the multipurpose field (by the baseball field) so we can utilize those light until we get our own on our fields. 
  • Are skills really worth it?  Yes, our skills program is one of the best by far.  We have our licensed  coaches teaching your child the necessary skills to improve their game and grow as a soccer player.  And the best thing, we offer it for FREE! 
  • Does my child have to play Rec Soccer to play on the Academy team? Yes, they do have to play Rec to play Academy.  U8 Academy is a secondary form of training at a higher level.  This is a Mississippi Soccer Association rule not a BFC rule.  
  • Why does U4 and U5 not have any teams?  We have started our new Tots program and it seems to be really working well.  We have our licensed Staff out there on Saturday mornings to show and work with your children on soccer activities that will eventually turn into soccer skills.  These coaches play games and teach them the correct way of playing soccer.  You come Saturday mornings and have a practice and then do a small sided 3v3 game!  Kids and Coaches love it! The U 5 does the same thing  on Saturday mornings, but they do split into teams at the end and have an extra game for about 20 - 30 mins.  
  • How can I help?  Our Recreational Side of BFC is Strictly VOLUNTEER only.  We volunteer all our time to provide children with the love of soccer and have a fantastic place to play soccer!  We are always needing volunteers - coaches, directors, committees, help with tournaments, sponsorships, board members, etc.  If you can think of it we probably need your help.  If you are willing to help in anyway please email admin@brandonfc.com and we would love for you to join our team! 
  • How do I stay connected with BFC so I know important things that happen?  Good question!  You can sign up for our texting service - text @brandonfc to 81010 , we have a Facebook page (Brandon Futbol Club), Instagram page (brandonfutbolclub), and a Twitter page !