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Recreation Soccer

Recreational programs are typically the first exposure for children to the game of soccer.  At Amelia Island Youth Soccer Club (AIYS), we look to instill a love of the game for each and every player we have in our program.  Our Recreation Program is targeted towards children from the Under 4 age group all the way through  the Under 19 age group.  Any child of any ability level is welcome to play.  The Recreational Program is open to all applicants, regardless of ability (dependent only on facility space and coach availability).

The Recreational Program has two seasons per year:
Fall (August – November) Registration opens late May and closes 1 August.
Spring (February – May) Registration opens November and closes 1 February.

Refunds requested before registration close - No administration fee
Refund requested after registration deadline and before season start - $25 administration fee
Refunds requested after season start date - no refund

Team Assignments U6-U19 

Team assignment is based on a single season.  Teams are formed using age and gender to build teams equally.  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.  No attempt will be made to insure returning players stay on same team.  AIYS attempts to honor as many requests as possible but absolutely no guarantees can be made.

Practice Times and Locations U6-U19 
The volunteer coach sets the practice day and time for the team, subject to availability.  Please note – since our coaches are volunteers, there is no way for AIYS to know your child’s practice schedule until AFTER the season kick-off meeting. 

U6 traditionally practice once a week for 30 minute.  (In our academy format)

U8-U10 traditionally practice twice a week Monday and Wednesday for 1 hour and have one game on Saturday.

U12-U19 Practice twice a week 1.5 hour (coaches choice)

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, and Spring officially starts second weekend in February.

Game Times and Locations
Games are played at Baily Road Fernandina Beach.  Games are scheduled on Saturdays from 8 am. until 12 pm.  Schedule will be posted on website as soon as it is available.

Games are played at North Florida Youth Soccer Club parks.  Games are scheduled on Saturdays from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. and on occasions Sundays. Schedule is on NFYSL Website.

Scheduling U6-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, Amelia Island Soccer Club 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, which 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.  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.



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