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Spring Rec 2024

HFSC SPRING 2023 REC SOCCER

The HFSC Recreational program is a noncompetitive soccer program that helps younger players build a foundation for future growth in soccer. HFSC aims to make soccer accessible to any child wanting to play by providing a local, affordable, well-run recreational program.

The HFSC Recreational program offers girls’ and boys’/coed teams for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade (born 2009 through 2020). 

Teams are led by a volunteer Coach and practice a minimum of 1 time per week. 

SEASON DETAILS

  • The season runs April 27 - June 15, 2024 (7 Saturdays, no games Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Registration Close: midnight on Friday, 03/22/2024
  • Coaches meeting: TBA
  • Rosters and schedules will be announced: TBA

CAPACITY LIMITS

In order to deliver the best experience for our players, and coaches, the following capacity limits are in place for the Spring 2024 season:

  • U6 - 100
  • U8 - 112
  • U11 Boys - 96
  • U11 Girls - 64
  • U14 - 108

When you register, if your division is full, you will be instructed to choose the "waitlist" option. Players can come off of the waitlist in one of two ways - more coaches volunteer, or a player cancels their registration. Waitlist entries will be processed in the order of (1) parent volunteers to coach for their child's team, (2) first come, first serve.

FEES:

  • Pre/K through 5th grade divisions  =  $125 per registrant 
  • 6th-8th grade division =  $130 per registrant  
  • 10% Discount off total fees for families with 3 or more participants registered during the same registration session.

GAMES AND PRACTICES ARE HELD AT DAYS AND TIMES ARRANGED BY OUR VOLUNTEER COACHES AT SOCCER FIELDS IN HOMEWOOD, FLOSSMOOR AND OLYMPIA FIELDS

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INFO FOR Spring 2024

HFSC provides the following equipment each rec season as a part of registration fees:

  • Jersey
  • Shorts
  • Socks

Families will need to provide the following:

  • Shinguards
  • Cleats are encouraged, but optional
  • Families may want socks for practice but could use the ones provided as well
  • A soccer ball is also required for practice! Sizes:
    • Size 3 ball: Ages 5-8
    • Size 4 ball: Ages 8-11
    • Size 5 Ball: Ages 12+

Below are the club's registration and team-building policies. Please read through this information in its entirety

Recreational divisions operate on a “soccer year” that starts in the fall, and carries through to spring of the next calendar year. New teams are organized every season.

Players registering in the U8 and older divisions will undergo evaluations in an effort to form balanced teams. Evaluations will happen once per soccer year. Players evaluated for the fall season will not be re-evaluated if returning for the spring season. Players playing spring-only will be evaluated in the spring.

It is our goal to place players returning in the spring on the same teams whenever possible.

  • Player participation may change in the spring which can dramatically change team makeup
  • Coaches not returning can also affect placement
  • Players registering for the spring only may be placed where needed

A parent volunteering to coach a team will have their child placed on the team coached unless otherwise requested during registration, or if they are in a different age division.

Brothers or sisters in the same division will be placed on the same team unless otherwise requested during registration.

A coach may request one parent to be an assistant. The assistant must request to be placed with the head coach. The assistant coach will have their child placed on the team coached unless otherwise requested during registration, or if they are in a different age division.

Sponsors may indicate that they want their child to be on the team sponsored.

A request not to be placed with a specific coach will be honored. The player will be placed on a team based on need.

During registration, one request to accommodate carpooling will be accepted. The request must be mutual with the other player to be honored.

No requests for specific coaches, or to play with specific players will be honored.

DIVISION AGE GROUP MATRIX

Note: players may submit requests to play UP a division, but not to play DOWN to a younger division

Division Oldest Birth Date Youngest Birth Date Fee
CoEd U6 09/02/2017 04/01/2020 $125
CoEd U8 09/02/2015 09/01/2017 $125
Girls U11 09/02/2012 09/01/2015 $125
Boys U11 09/02/2012 09/01/2015 $125
CoEd U14 09/02/2009 09/01/2012 $130