Upward Soccer is for players 3 years old through eighth grade. It is open to players of any skill or experience level. Guided by dedicated coaches, players will gain skill and confidence and be guided in personal and social growth. Teams practice for one hour one day a week. Practices are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday at either 5:30 or 6:30 PM.
We offer two seasons. For 2017, registration for fall soccer begins in early July and runs through early August. After registering, players must attend an evaluation and sizing session on Saturday, August 5, from 8:30-11 :00 AM. Fall season practices begin the week of August 21. Games begin September 9 and continue through October 28.
Registration for spring soccer begins in early January and continues through early March. Spring season practices begin in mid March. Games begin in late March and continue through the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
Players are divided by age and gender. Divisions depend on the number of players registering. Normally, we have 3 year olds, 4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds. Age is determined as of August 31. Teams for 9-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds will have a tournament to close out the season. All divisions will play outdoors.
Registration fee includes reversible jersey, shorts and socks. There is a discount for fall players who return for the spring season.
Shin guards are required for all players. Players will not be allowed to participate in games or practices without shin guards. Soccer cleats are recommended but not required. Some used shin guards and cleats have been donated and are available in the Recreation Office.
Coaches and assistant coaches are always needed! If you have the desire to work with children and are available for about 3 hours per week, please an application. We will ask you to submit to a background check. Coach training is held before the season.
Scholarships are available in return for assistance in our concession stand or physical arrangements.
Contact Mike Groos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 268-5549, ext. 149 for more information.