United Futbol Academy

Metro Atlanta

Recreational U4-U12

 

UFA Metro Recreational Soccer Program

The Recreational Soccer Program offers an opportunity for youth players (ages 4U to 12U) to play soccer at a less challenging and competitive level, while still placing an emphasis on learning and having fun.  Our Recreational  Soccer is entirely coached by parent and community volunteers.  

 

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.

Please consider helping out! Fill out this google doc and register as a volunteer coach when registering. (Please see this Document for more info)

Please be reminded that in order to be placed on a team your balance must be paid in full. No child will be placed on a team with an outstanding balance.
 
All discounts will be applied at the check out stage! If you choose not to volunteer this season, an additional $35 will be applied to your registration fee. If you do choose to volunteer the $35 dollars is waived. The teams are Coed.
 
Our recreation league practices and games are held at Keswick Park & Dresden Park. Practices can be Monday- Friday due to the Volunteer Coaches Discretion. U4 practice on Saturdays only.

 

 

Important Dates:

Spring 2021

 

January 6th - Registration begins
February 7th - Recreation Assessments
February 10th - Last day of Special Request
February 14th - Mandatory Volunteer Coaches Meeting (TBD)
February 15th - Late Fee Begins
February 15 Week - 1st Draft of Team Placements
February 22 Week - Practices start for 5U and Up
March 2 Week - Games Schedule Release
March 13th - 04U Starts
March 6 - First Games
April 10th - No Games ( Spring Break)
April 24 - O4U ends
May 8th - Last Games for 5U & Up (Rec Jamboree and Picture Day)

 

Equipment Needed for the season:

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

Size appropriate soccer ball:
04U - 08U = size 3
10U - 12U = size 4
 
Shin Guards are required at all times (all practices and games).
 
When will I hear from a Coach?
Coaches will begin contacting their teams the week of February 15th. If you have not heard from a coach before your team practice starts, please contact metrorec@unitedfa.org
 
Special Requests
Please note, you are registering for a program and not a specific team. As always, we will do our best to honor any special requests, but they ARE NOT guaranteed. The last day to submit special requests is Feb.10th
 
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 Spring 2021 Recreational season, please check our Rec Seasonal Info and Rec Frequently Asked Questions pages.
 
Uniforms - Parents will be responsible for ordering the uniform. To order the recreational kit, please visit the https://www.playwatchwear.com/ufa-metro-rec-kit.html
 
Any questions or concerns please email metrouniforms@unitedfa.org.

 

Division - Birth Year
4U Coed - 2017
5U Coed - 2016
6U Coed - 2015
7U Coed - 2014
8U Coed - 2013
9U Coed - 2012
10U Coed - 2011
9U-10U All Girls - 2012 and 2011
11U-12U Coed - 2010 and 2009
 
U4 Program 
04U Coed Mini 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 - to 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 in 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 Saturdays ( Time is TDB) The cost per season is $90 which includes a t-shirt. Each player will receive a participation award at the end of each season.
 
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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