United Futbol Academy

Metro Atlanta

Recreational U4-U12

 

UFA Metro Recreational Soccer Program

 

The Recreational Program 

Recreational soccer is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. Our fun and friendly recreational soccer program is for all players, new or experienced, between ages 3-12. Our progressive program is beneficial for any player's intent, as it provides the opportunity for growth and the experience required for entry into the more competitive leagues if desired. By following the US Soccer curriculum we were able to implement a program that is age-appropriate and enjoyable for each participant. 

 

Our Recreation Soccer Objectives

 

  • Create a fun, positive, and safe environment to learn how to play soccer.
  • Utilize soccer basics in order to promote valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and confidence.
  • Follow US Soccer and GA Soccer Guidelines

 

For any recreational questions or concerns feel free to contact us at metrorec@unitedfa.org.

 

IMPORTANT RECREATIONAL SOCCER DATES

 

This page will be updated with new dates as the next season 

 

RECREATIONAL AGE GROUPS - FALL 2020 & SPRING 2021

  • The following can be used as proof of age: a birth certificate or birth registration issued by an appropriate government agency, Board of Health records, passport, alien registration card issued by the United States Government, a certificate issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service attesting to age, or a certification of an American citizen born abroad issued by the appropriate government agency. Hospitals, baptismal or religious certificates will not be accepted.
  • A player may play in his/her proper age group, or in an older age group. A player may NOT play in a younger age group.
  • Any team playing a player who is over age shall forfeit the game(s) in which that player takes part.

PLAY FOR FREE!

Tell Your Friends About US!

 

What’s better than playing at UFA Metro Rec? Playing at UFA Metro Rec with your friends, of course!! We know how much more fun everything is when you do it with your friends and we love to not only provide our players with that opportunity but also show appreciation to them for their help with growing our UFA Metro Rec Family. We would like to show appreciation to the Families who refer our program to their friends and family members by offering a unique referral incentive program. Each family can earn special incentives simply by spreading the word that “UFA is the place to play!” 

REFER UP TO 10 PLAYERS FOR FREE FAMILY REGISTRATION NEXT SEASON!

 

Family Referral Program Outlined Below

 

 

Families can earn referral incentives by indicating who they were referred by in registration!

 

RECREATIONAL SCHOOL TEAMS

 

Online learning can really get in the way of quality time with classmates and school friends. We want to offer the opportunity to play with your friends and represent your school. If desired, 5-7 players who attend the same school can now play together on a team with a volunteer coach here at UFA Metro Rec. Be sure your friends are registered and contact us at metro@unitedfa.org if interested.

 

OUR RECREATIONAL PROGRAM GUIDELINES

  • Create a lively, positive, safe environment to learn how to play soccer and have fun.
  • Use soccer to teach life skills, value teamwork, promote discipline, confidence, and self-esteem
  • Follow US Soccer and GA Soccer Guidelines
  • Program is developed by US Soccer curriculum to be age-appropriate and specific to the needs of the participants

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Our Recreational Program introduces both the players and their families to soccer and strives to achieve the following objectives

 

Self Confidence
  • Demonstrate and reinforce individual abilities
  • Encourage participation
  • Demonstrate value as player and member of the team
Demonstrate the value of working as a team
  • Earning the team’s trust and confidence
  • Trusting individual and team members’ abilities
  • Helping each other helps the team
Skills of the game
  • Fundamentals: Passing, Dribbling, Shooting, Throw-ins
  • Tactical application of fundamentals
  • Thinking: learn to watch the game, know when to dribble, pass, or shoot
  • Work together to maintain control of the ball
Tactics:
  • Playing positions
  • Moving the ball up the field
  • Know where to be and what to do during kickoffs, corner kicks, penalty shots, etc.
 

4U COED MINI KICKER LEAGUE:

  • No set teams
  • Central trainers
  • Six 45-minute clinics serving as practices/games
  • Volunteer parents as assistant trainers

 

The 04U Mini League is a FUN introductory program designed for boys and girls who were born from January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017. This is a success-based program designed to develop a player’s confidence and a life-long love of the game of soccer. The Mini League program is run as a parent/child clinic format. We will have a Professional Trainer assisted by the parent/s of each player. We will work on soccer skills each week through a variety of games and activities. There are no set teams.

The 6-week long season takes place on Friday evenings from 5:30-6:15 pm at TBA. The cost per season is $95 which includes a t-shirt.  Each player will receive a participation award at the end of each season.

RECREATIONAL LEAGUE 5U - 12U

Each 05U-12U team requires a volunteer parent coach from each team, however, we provide a professional trainer who works with each age group once a week. Although our focus is predominantly on the enjoyment of playing the game, we would also like to utilize our time effectively with the children by teaching them as much as possible about the game and the skills needed to excel in the sport.

5U/6U (CO-ED) – 4V4

Provide players the opportunity to touch the ball as much as possible. We create a fun atmosphere while introducing team dynamics. There is a 10-week curriculum that is not only enjoyable for the children but also makes coaching easy, even for the novice parent coach. Practices are held once a week for 45 minutes to an hour (coach’s discretion based on player stamina). There will be 8-10 games played against other teams within the UFA Metro Club. Most games will be played on Saturdays at Keswick Field. *, see the schedule for specific dates and times*

7U/8U (CO-ED) – 4V4

Provide players the opportunity to touch the ball as much as possible. Players are introduced to field positions and development of team play. Playing to win is introduced, however, individual participation and team spirit is the goal. Practices are held once a week for a minimum of one hour. The coach and parents may wish to opt for a second practice as they see fit. There will be 8-10 games played against other teams within the UFA Metro Club. Most games will be played on Saturdays at Keswick Field.

9U/10U – 7V7

30-minute halves, 1 referee. Practices are held twice a week for 90 minutes. There are 8-10 games scheduled by the state against surrounding communities. There will be 8-10 games played against other teams within the UFA Metro Club. Most games will be played on Saturdays at Keswick Field.

11U/12U – 9V9

30-minute halves, 1 referee.

 

PLAYER APPRECIATION

We use our social media platform to celebrate our Recreation Players' accomplishments on and off the field all season long. 

 

Bi-Weekly Newsletter- is released on our Facebook Page every two weeks during our recreation season in order to keep open communication with our soccer families. This newsletter highlights player/team achievements, birthdays, upcoming events, announcements, etc. 

 

Player of the Week - will be chosen by Volunteer and Club coaches and per parent, permission will be celebrated with a post on our Instagram and Facebook page. This will spotlight one player that stood out on the field during the previous week. 

 

Fall Jamboree- To celebrate a fun and successful season we will have even more fun. Our Fall Jamboree will be a huge community celebration filled with Soccer games, attractions, giveaways, face painting, vendors, and much more! It’s sure to be a day you won't want to miss! Stay tuned for more details. 

  

ACTIVITY FEES

Activity Fees are the most competitive and valued fees in Georgia with a strong program, excellent facilities, and a strong training and volunteer commitment.

FEES INCLUDE

  • League Registration Fees
  • Facilities
  • Team Equipment
  • Weekend League Games
  • Referees
  • Uniforms

 

U4 Mini Kickers: $150

U5 - U6: $150

U7 - U8: $160

U9 -U10: $175

U12: $175

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • 4U – 8U needs a size 3 soccer ball for all practices
  • 10U – 12U needs a size 4 soccer ball for all practices
  • Shin guards are required for all practices and games
  • Cleats are recommended (no baseball toe spike), tennis shoes are acceptable
  • Water or sports drink for practices and games

 

COACHING AND MANAGING

 

Our Recreational Program is coached entirely by parent and community volunteers and supported by the UFA Metro Coaching Staff. We rely on parents and family members as volunteer coaches to help ensure manageable team sizes and maximum playtime for each player. Our coaches are highly valued contributors to our program. UFA Metro will provide our volunteer coaches with training opportunities and weekly written programs and training sessions for our Recreational League. Volunteers are encouraged to seek advanced training through state certifying organizations. Please join in on the fun!

 

Interested in being a volunteer coach? Volunteers can indicate their desire to join our team while registering your player. Feel free to register individually or indicate a desired assistant coach. If you would like to be paired with a UFA coach, simply let us know and we will assign one to your team for you please contact us with any further questions ufametrorec@unitedfa.org.

 

Want to help? Not Interested in coaching? Throughout the season, parent volunteers will be in great demand. In addition to coaches and assistant coaches, we will also need Team Managers, to bring snacks, monitor scheduling, etc. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please let us know by registering as a volunteer when you register your player.

We offer:

  • a volunteer discount
  • a weekly coaching curriculum
  • a preseason coaching seminar run by our Director of Coaching (no experience necessary!)
  • a season clinic run by our Director of Coaching – Recreation to cover fundamentals

Interested in becoming a volunteer coach? Please review the following requirements:

  • It is mandatory that all Rec Coaches and Team Admins pass a background check through Ga Soccer.
  • Coaches/Team Admins should register and can use the same account used to register their child. Click here to register.
  • You must be able to coach 10 weekly 1-hour practice sessions for 5U-12U. You must be available to coach games on Saturdays and some Sunday games for 12U and up teams.
  • Coordinate team communications or designate a Team Parent to handle game reminders and other email updates in a timely manner. A Team Parent would need a background check as well.
  • Communicate any issues right away to your Recreation Coordinator.

 

Mandatory Pre-Season Coaches Meeting & Field Clinic – for all new and returning coaches.

Date:  TBA

Time:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Delivered at 12:00 pm

Keswick Park Clubhouse

3496 Keswick Dr.

Chamblee, Ga. 30341 (MAP)

This will include age group coaching clinics and  Q&A sessions.

 

 

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