Recreational Program

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • NEW LOCATION! New practices and games at Rotary Park on Merritt Island.
  • See the tables below for practice nights for your age group.
  • Have you heard about our Rec All-Star Program? For next-level Rec, players are trained by professional, licensed coaches twice per week. Teams play each other within the program.  Check It Out Here

AGE BRACKETS

For the 2021-22 SEASON HERE IS WHERE YOUR PLAYER ENTERS:

IN-HOUSE:

  • U-5: Born between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • U-6: Born between January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
  • U-7: Born between January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
  • U-8: Born between January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

BYSL:

  • U-9: Born between January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
  • U-10: Born between January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
  • U-11: Born between January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
  • U-12: Born between January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010
  • U-13: Born between January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
  • U-14: Born between January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008
  • U-15: Born between January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
  • U-16: Born between January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
  • U-17: Born between January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
  • U-18: Born between January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
  • U-19: Born between January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003

Fall Rec 2021

REC In-House and REC BYSL are now closed. First Touch is open. Please visit us in January for Spring Rec registration.

Our next programs opening this winter are Pathways and Winter Camps.

REC FIRST TOUCH

First Touch starts Saturday, Sep 11. Please scroll down for a Program description.

The program takes place 4 weeks at two parks: Wickham Park Soccer Fields (Croton Rd. entrance) and Viera Regional Park.

Weeks 1 through 4 = Wickham Park

Weeks 5 through 8 = Viera Regional Park

 PLAYERS BORN IN 2018

NOTE: When making a new account in GotSport, the child is the Registrant. Once you create the account, you can add other children to it. Parents and sibling players are all under one account.

REC IN-HOUSE

The Fall In-House Season practices start the week of Sep 6.

Please scroll down for a Program description.

Field choices are in Viera Regional Park, Wickham Park, Dick Blake Park Rockledge, or Rotary Park Merritt Island.

Game Weekends:
First Game Weekend - Sep 11/12
No Games - Oct 9/10
Final Game Weekend - Nov 6

FOR PLAYERS BORN 2014-2017, U5 to U8

NOTE: When making a new account in GotSport, the child is the Registrant. Once you create the account, you can add other children to it. Parents and sibling players are all under one account.

REC BYSL

The Fall BYSL Season practices start the week of Aug 30, the day depends on your team.

Please scroll down for a Program description.

Field choices are in Viera Regional Park, Wickham Park, Dick Blake Park Rockledge, or Rotary Park Merritt Island.

There are 8 to 10 games per season, half of the games played at home and others against Brevard clubs.

Game Weekends:
First Game Weekend - Sep 11/12
No Games - Oct 9/10
Final Game Weekend - Nov 13/14

PLAYERS BORN 2003-2013, U9 to U19

NOTE: When making a new account in GotSport, the child is the Registrant. Once you create the account, you can add other children to it. Parents and sibling players are all under one account.

ALL STAR

Looking for a Little More? In our All Star Program, players are trained by professional, licensed coaches twice per week. The games played are within the program. Players will wear competitive-style Puma uniforms.

REC COACHES

Coaches must register in order to create a GotSport account and have access to their teams. If you registered your child yourself, you already have an account. You can login with that email and password to register.

Register only after contacting Director Hugh Cousins, rec@spacecoastsoccer.org

Safety

Click Here to see our COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Uniforms

Uniforms are no longer used between seasons. All players will be ordering a uniform (included in registration).

Special Requests

Send all requests to Hugh Cousins at rec@spacecoastsoccer.org ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED.

Coach Requests: Coach requests are guaranteed* when registration is placed by season deadline (Jan 1 for Spring, July 1 for Fall). Any request after that point will be accommodated according to space.

*First come/First served basis

Friend Requests: We try to accommodate requests to be placed on the same team as another player but this is not always possible. Team makeup must be even in player levels and numbers.

Program Descriptions

First Touch and Recreational In-House Programs

First Touch and Recreational In-House are for boys and girls ages 3 years to 8 years old. Teams play each other in an in-house league. See below for specific age information. All Programs are available in the Fall and Spring.

Contact: Hugh Cousins, rec@spacecoastsoccer.org

FIRST TOUCH U4

The objective of First Touch is to replicate the back garden environment in which most young players are introduced to soccer by helping to educate parents on activities that can be used in this situation. These specific physical play programs for children from 3-4 years old are aimed at giving children their very first start with the ball. 5-year-olds not quite ready for Recreational In-House are also able to register.

How Does It Work?

The sessions involve both the parent and their child participating within the practice. The head coach oversees the practice, demonstrating the activities. The activities are based on a philosophy that utilizes the child’s imagination to create a positive, exciting, and fun soccer environment. As a result of this soccer philosophy, we create a fun, yet highly active, pressure-free practice.

Coaching Methodology

First Touch uses soccer to develop not only coordination skills but emphasizes socialization. The program is about a great deal more than just developing a child's affinity and control with the ball, it is about giving them a well-rounded start in their physical, social and educational development and developing the 'whole child'.

Benefits include: balance and coordination improvement, increased self confidence and improved social skills.

REC IN-HOUSE U5-U8

Recreational In-House is designed to offer an alternative to the traditional recreational program in that it provides a development pathway to the next levels of Junior Division U9-U14 & Senior Division U15-U19.

We provide a progressive weekly age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on ball mastery, 1v1 situations, passing, shooting/striking, defending, and overall individual player development. This can be differentiated from a traditional recreational program where the focus is to develop a team rather than develop the player.

Professional Club Trainers are available at every session to help and oversee Parent Coaches to deliver the weekly lesson plan.

FEES

First Touch = $95 (includes t-shirt)

In-House U5-U8 = $175 (includes uniform)

$10 Sibling discount when you register more than one child.

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BRACKETFIRST TOUCHIN-HOUSE U5/U6IN-HOUSE U7/U8
Age3-4 yr olds4-6 yrs old6-8 yrs old
Required Equipment#3 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards. We also recommend a snack and drink. Adults should wear sneakers.#3 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards#3 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards
UniformAppropriate soccer clothingPlayers receive one uniform shirt, one pair of shorts, and socks.Players receive one uniform shirt, one pair of shorts, and socks.
PracticeSaturdays at 9:30 am, half at Wickham/half at VieraTwice per week at 5:30-6:30pm
Viera Wed & Fri 
Wickham Tue & Thu
Rockledge Tue & Thu
Merritt Island Tue & Thu
Twice per week 5:30-6:30pm
Viera Wed & Fri
Wickham Tue & Thu 
Rockledge Tue & Thu
Merritt Island Tue & Thu
GamesScrimmages within the sessionGames are 9:00am Saturday mornings. Games will vary between the different sites. If they practice at Wickham the majority of their games will be played there.Games are 10:15am Saturday mornings. Games will vary between the different sites. If they practice at Wickham the majority of their games will be played there.
Game Day FormatA parent or adult must be on the field with the player throughout the duration of the session.Players will play 4v4 on a 30x45 yard field with no referees. Coaches manage the game and step in to deliver information on kick off, kick ins from the side and other basic game rules. Our aim is to make the game a learning and teaching environment.Players will play 4v4 on a 30 x 45 yard field with no referees. Coaches manage the game and step in to deliver information on kick off, kick ins from the side and other basic game rules. Our aim is to make the game a learning and teaching environment.
Fee$95$175$175

Recreational BYSL Program

The Recreational BYSL (Brevard Youth Soccer League) Program is for both boys & girls U9 to U19 who want to continue to improve their skills and play the game of soccer. Teams play other Brevard County clubs in the BYSL league. See below for specific age information. All Programs are available in the Fall and Spring.

REC BYSL U9-U19

In the Recreational BYSL Program emphasis is placed on continuing development for the kids who may want to play high school soccer, while continuing other sports or activities. Also, many just continue to play for the fun. Teams play within the Brevard Youth Soccer League (BYSL).

The Rec BYSL program continues the tradition of the In-House style training with emphasis placed on continuing skill development. Kids who play other sports will have the option to play in either the fall and/or spring season. Teams are based on age.

The Spring season runs from late March to early May. Fall runs late August to November. There are 8 - 10 games per season, half of the games played at home and others against other Brevard clubs.

Contact: Hugh Cousins, rec@spacecoastsoccer.org

FEES

Registration fee = $200 (includes uniform)

$10 Sibling discount when registering more than one child. (You must create a Family Account)

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BRACKETBYSL U9/U10BYSL U11/U12BYSL U13/U14BYSL U15-U19
Age8-10 yr olds10-12 yrs old12-14 yrs old14-19 yrs old
GenderCoed & GirlsCoed & GirlsCoed & GirlsCoed
Required Equipment#4 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards#4 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards#5 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards#5 soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards
UniformPlayers receive one uniform shirt, one pair of shorts, and socks.Players receive one uniform shirt, one pair of shorts, and socks.Players receive one uniform shirt, one pair of shorts, and socks.Players receive one uniform shirt, one pair of shorts, and socks.
PracticeTwice per week 6:30-7:30 pm;
Viera Wed & Fri
Wickham Tue &Thur 
Rockledge Tue & Thur
Merritt Island Tue & Thu
Twice per week 6:30-7:30 pm;
Viera Wed & Fri
Wickham Tue & Thur 
Rockledge Tue & Thur
Merritt Island Tue & Thu
Twice per week, 90 minutes. Days & times determined by the coach. Viera, Wickham, or Rockledge.Twice per week, 90 minutes. Days & times determined by the coach. Viera, Wickham, or Rockledge.
GamesGames are scheduled by BYSL and can be played anywhere in Brevard County as far north as Titusville or as far south as Vero Beach. Home games are played at Wickham Park. Games may potentially be played at Viera if there are field conflicts.*Games are scheduled by BYSL and played in Brevard County as far north as Titusville or as far south as Vero Beach. Home games are played at Viera or Wickham.*Games are scheduled by BYSL and played in Brevard County as far north as Titusville or as far south as Vero Beach. Home games are played at Viera or Wickham.*Games are scheduled by BYSL and played in Brevard County as far north as Titusville or as far south as Vero Beach. Home games are played at Viera or Wickham.*
Game Day FormatPlayers will play 7v7. Game will be played on a 40x60 yard field. Coaches referee the games. Our aim is to make the game a learning and teaching environment.Players will play 9v9. Game will be played on a 65x85 yard field. There will be referee and Assistants for these games as teams will play other clubs. Our aim is to make the game a learning and teaching environment.Players will play 11v11. Game will be played on a 75x130 yard field There will be referees and assistants for these games as teams will play other clubs. Our aim is to make the game a learning and teaching environment.Players will play 11v11. Game will be played on a 75x130 yard field There will be referees and assistants for these games as teams will play other clubs. Our aim is to make the game a learning and teaching environment.
Fee$200$200$200$200

*Games may potentially be played in Rockledge if there are field conflicts.

Space Coast United Soccer Club  |  P.O. Box 410301, Melbourne, FL  32941  |   info@spacecoastsoccer.org