United Futbol Academy

Metro Atlanta

Recreational U5-U12

 

Recreational Fall 2021 Season Info - Metro Atlanta

 

Our Recreational Program currently consists of players from the age of 5 through the age of 12. Please take note that there is no skill level requirement at any age, i.e., we will have children of all levels participating on each team in our program. We have developed a system that provides both a fun and productive environment for players at all levels. 

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.

Each team is coached by a volunteer parent coach, however we provide UFA staff trainers who work with the teams. Recreational games will be played twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays, as well as on Saturdays for 10 weeks beginning on Tuesday Sept. 7th/ Thursday Sept. 9th, and Saturday Sept. 11th. Last games will be played Nov. 2nd/Nov. 3rd and Nov. 6th.

*Please note, all registration is done online. Fee for all ages is $99. Please click on REGISTRATION to begin.

For questions regarding the Recreational program, please contact ufametrorec@unitedfa.org.

 

 

Important Dates: Fall 2021

 

05/01/21    Early Bird Registration for the Fall 2021 Rec Season begins

05/31/21    Early Bird Registration ends - $10 for Mini League, $15 for U5-U19 Rec Soccer

06/01/21    Regular Registration for the Fall 2021 Rec Season begins

07/15/21    Regular Recreational registration ends for Fall 2021 season.

08/20/21    Late Registration begins - A $25.00 late fee will be incurred

08/24/21    Rec Practice lead by Future Academy Staff (8/24, 8/26, 8/31 & 9/2)

09/7/21    Games begin for all age groups 

10/09 & 10/10   No games due to DeKalb County Schools Fall Break

10/09/21    Free Recreational Clinic *(U6 & above)

11/06/21      League Season ends

 

Season Practice and Game Dates

Rec Practice lead by UFA Metro Future Academy Staff: Aug 24th, 26th, 31st, Sept 2nd

Rec Game Dates: Saturdays Sept 11th, 18th, 25th, Oct 2nd, Oct 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Nov 6th


Fast Track Training Program

For kids aged 5 & up, our Fast Track Training Program is for UFA Recreational players who are interested in a more serious and intense training program. If interested, please contact ufametrorec@unitedfa.org for more information, or click here to register.

 

A demanding training program, “Fast Track Training Program” will not only challenge its participants during sessions, but will also specifically require players to keep perfecting their skills through extra work at home. The focus will be on acquiring and mastering proper basic soccer skills, crucial for the Academy level. 

Fast Track Practices are held In addition to each players’ recreational team, and is a more intense training which will be held once a week by an UFA staff trainer.

  • 1 hour per week practice on Fridays
  • 8 week training program
  • Fees are $100 for all 8 weeks ($12.50 per session)
 

Fast Track Dates: Fridays Sept 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (Nov 5th & 12th make-up dates if applicable)

*This program is not a guarantee to move up to the Academy, but an opportunity to be exposed to a higher level of training.

 

FIELD LOCATIONS

All practices, Fast Track Training sessions and games will be held at Keswick Park.

 

VOLUNTEERS

Throughout the season parent volunteers will be in great demand. We will need Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Managers for each team. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please let us know by registering as a volunteer when you register your child.

 

Volunteer Registration Instructions

  1. Create a family account or log in to your existing family account
  2. Please click on the Volunteer tab
  3. Click on Find Volunteer Roles
  4. Select the program, division and role you wish to sign up for, click on Next and enter all required information
 

SPECIAL REQUESTS

All special requests regarding either playing on a specific team, or playing on the same team as another player will be considered, but are not guaranteed. When registering for our Recreational Program, you are registering specifically for the program and not to play on a certain team and/or with a certain player. All special requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. 

 

UNIFORMS

Our recreational uniforms consist of a jersey, shorts and socks. Players who participated in the Fall 2020 and/or the Spring 2021 seasons will not need to order new uniforms (unless they have grown out of them. All new players will need to purchase a uniform in the link below, this is an additional cost to your season registration:

 

https://www.playwatchwear.com/your-store/clubs/brookhaven-fc/ufa-metro-rec.html

For uniform questions, please reach out to metrouniforms@unitedfa.org 

Please contact playwatchwatchwear for uniform ordering/ shipment question

 

 

Equipment Needed for the season:

Players may wear either turf shoes or cleats for practices and games.

Size appropriate soccer ball:
05U - 08U = size 3
10U - 12U = size 4
 
Shin Guards are required at all times (all practices and games).
 
Requests to Play Up an Age Group
Generally, players will play in their own age group, but occasionally players will want to play up an age group.  Any player wishing to play up to the next age group must first be assessed and approved by the Recreational Director by the Assessment date at the latest. If approved, the Recreational Director will then go into the registration database and move the player to the division they will be playing up to.
 
Registration Status
Player registration is not considered complete until the online registration is submitted and payment has been processed. No player will be added to a recreational team until the participation fees have been received and recorded. Recreational registration must be completed for each season, spring and fall. Recreational registration will be coed.
 
Refunds
United Futbol Academy has a No Refund Policy.
 
Seasonal Information
You will receive email reminders with additional information as we get closer to the beginning of the season. For further information on our upcoming Fall 2021 Recreational season, please check our Rec Seasonal Info and Rec Frequently Asked Questions pages.
 
05U-12U Recreational League is Coed
Each 05U-12U team requires a volunteer parent coach from each team. 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.
 
The United Futbol Academy (UFA) adopted policies on Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Child Abuse. Click here for the UFA Player Health & Safety document. Please review carefully and note that the document along with Fact Sheet and instructions to view videos and training courses may be found on the UFA website under About Us/Resources/Forms & Policies. PARENTS AND PLAYERS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO REVIEW/TAKE ALL HEALTH & SAFETY COURSES.
 
In addition, UFA Policies & Procedures may be found on our website under About Us/Resources/Forms & Policies.
Should you have any questions, please email your UFA branch Program Registrar. We look forward to seeing you in the spring.
 

 

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