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Central Georgia Soccer Association

Recreation Program Overview

Recreation Program




Our Recreation Program involves children ages three to nineteen with instructional lessons and practices once or twice a week. This is an encouraging family oriented experience with emphasis on fun and enjoyment. CGSA’s Recreation Program is built around the concept of "Just for fun!". The league is a progressive program starting with the Under 4 (U4) and progressing to the U6 and then to the RILS teams of U10 and up. As best we can, players are placed on teams from their community areas school. Practices will be at the CGSA Complex when possible or at local school or public fields. We encourage attending your parent meeting(s) where questions can be answered. see the Parents Information webpage for more parent meeting information.

General Spring and Fall Schedules:
Spring Fall
January June On line Registration Opens
February August Practices Begin
March September Games begin
May November Last Games Played

Games usually occur on Saturday's but there may also be an occasional Sunday or week night game. Each season will have 8 to 10 games.

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.
U-4         $60 per season
U-6 $75 per season
U-7/8 $90 per season
U-10 $95 per season
U-12 $105 per season
U-14 to 19     $110 per season

 
Fees Include:
  • League Registration Fees
  • Facilities
  • Team Equipment
  • Weekend League Games
  • Referees
 
Coaching and Managing:
Coaching and managing is provided by team parents willing to invest their time in the area youths and are supported by the professional coaching staff of CGSA Club. Our Coaches are highly valued contributors to our program. CGSA will provide our Coaches with training opportunities and weekly written programs for our Dino League, and training sessions for our older age groups. Volunteers are encouraged to seek advanced training through state certifying organizations.  If you are interested in joining our team of Recreation Coaches, please indicate such on the registration form or contact our Director of Recreation at recdirector@cgsaclub.com

Goals and Objectives:
The recreation program introduces both the players and families to soccer and attempts to achieve the following goals for each player
   1. Self Confidence
         - Demonstrate and reinforce individual abilities
         - Encourage participation
         - Demonstrate value as player and member of a team
   2. Demonstrate the value of working as a team
         - Earning the team’s trust and confidence
         - Trusting individual and team member’s abilities
         - Helping each other helps the team
   3. Skills of Game
         - Fundamentals: Passing, Dribbling, Shooting, Throw-ins
         - Tactical application of fundamentals:                              
         - Thinking: learn to watch game, know when to dribble, pass, or shoot
         - Work together to maintain control of ball
   4. Strategies:
 - Playing positions
 - Moving the ball up the field
 - Situational Strategies: Know where to be and what to do during Kick offs, corner kicks, penalty shots, etc. 

U4(Co-ed)
This is just a starter league to teach the kids the very basics of kicking ball and dribbling. There is a Club trainer teaching the kids. Parents are highly encouraged heavy to be active with the kids during the practices and “games”. Practices and games will occur twice a week and will last 45 minutes with many breaks in between activities. Games may occur about half way through the season directed by the trainer depending on the group dynamics.
 
U6 (Co-Ed) – 3v3
Provide players opportunity to touch the ball as much as possible. This is fun atmosphere with the beginning of team dynamics. There is a 10 week curriculum that is not only enjoyable for the children but makes coaching easy even for the novice parent coach. There are also assignments for the parents to take home to continue development at home.  Practices are held once a week for 45 minutes to an hour (coaches discretion based on player stamina). There will be 10 games played against other teams within the CGSA Club.
 
U7/U8 (Co-ed) - 4v4
Provide players 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 1 hr. The coach and parents may wish to opt for a second practice as they see fit. There will be 10 games played against other team within the CGSA Club.
 
U10 Through U19
U10 - 6v6; U12 - 8v8; U14 & up - 11v11
For those players that do not wish to advance to the Academy or Select Divisions this is a more relaxed and fun atmosphere for youth players. Players are introduced to a higher level of competitiveness. Age appropriate tactics and strategies are introduced. Individual participation and team spirit is stressed, working as a team to win the game is the goal. Practices are held twice a week for 90 minutes. There are 8-10 games schedule by the state against surrounding communities. 
 
 
Our Facilities: 
We have multiple home field locations for our players. All are fully developed with irrigation systems and lighting. Check out the Field link on the home page for locations. We have a fully functional snack shop with drinks, snack and all sorts of goodies. Please feel free to contact the recreational director if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
 
For More Information, contact the club at: recdirector@cgsaclub.com