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Rec Soccer

Eligibility  ScheduleSeasons & Cost
Boys and Girls

Register by grade in school:
Pre-K - Grade 12 (Ages 4 thru 18)
 OYAA offers two seasons:

 Season #1 = Fall (August, September &   October)

 Season #2 = Spring (April & May)
Season #1:  FALL
$115.00  All grade levels.  Pre-K through 6th Grade, includes uniforms
$115.00  MSSA and HSSA; does not include uniforms

Season #2:  SPRING
$95.00  Returning Players (Fall; Season #1)  Pre-K to 6th Grade

$115.00  New Players (Spring; Season #2) Pre-K - 6th graders joining for Spring only

$115.00  MSSA and HSSA players;  7th - 12th graders

REC SOCCER Information

The OYAA Recreational Soccer Program offers organized recreational level soccer for youth of the community. This gives boys and girls an opportunity to have fun while learning individual and team soccer skills. This volunteer supported soccer league, which started play in 1989.

Spring 2022 Calendar - Important Dates
   -- Important Dates - Soccer Calendar is available HERE
Spring 2022 Registration Message - shared with soccer families on Thursday, October 21 - HERE

* Contact:  [email protected]
* OYAA Soccer Game Fields (Address, Maps etc)
* Players are assigned to teams based on their grade level.
* Pre-K will be Co-ed. Must turn 4 yrs old by April 8, 2022 (for the Spring 2022 season)
* All skill levels welcome
* All teams are coached by volunteers

* Grades 7 & 8 combined, regardless of age. They play in a MSSA league (Middle School Soccer Assoc) that includes from other communities so some travel is required for away games (i.e. Dublin, Westerville, Worthington, Gahanna).  MSSA teams do not receive a uniform from OYAA. The team's coach organizes for an additional cost.

* Grades 9-12, regardless of age (max is 18 years old). They play in a HSSA league (High School Soccer Assoc); OYAA teams play other communities so some travel is required for away games (i.e. Dublin, Westerville, Worthington, Gahanna). HSSA teams do not receive a uniform from OYAA. The team's coach organizes for an additional cost.

Team Formation Process
* Teams are created new each fall season (Season #1). 
* Teams created in the fall season remain together for the spring (Season #2).  In season #2 (spring) new players are added to existing teams as roster space allows, and/or new teams are formed when there are enough players to complete a roster.
* Teams do not "carry over" from the spring to fall season.
* During the fall season registration process, parents may request a teammate or coach for consideration.
* ALL requests are required to be in the Coach Request or Teammate Request field of the player's online registration.
* Email requests cannot be accepted for player-team placement.
* Coaches may not request specific players for their team roster (i.e. sharing an email with a list of players for the team)
* Children of the head coach and assistant coach will be assigned to their team.


Coach and Friend  -- we try.  we really do. However, request to play for a specific coach, or to play with a specific friend cannot be guaranteed.

Requests to Play Up
* Parents may request siblings be on the same team. Younger siblings may play up one year only
* Older Siblings may not "play down" with a younger sibling.
* Parents must indicate their request on both player registrations.
* Final approval at discretion of program Director.

Practice Information
Practice times and location are determined by the coach and are limited to a max of two per week. Attendance at practice is expected.

Game Information
Practices typically begin 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the season. Weather permitting, each recreational team will play an 8-Game schedule at various locations in the Olentangy school district. Most teams play games on Saturdays, with some games on weekday nights and Sunday afternoons in order to complete all of the scheduled games. OYAA makes every effort to reschedule games' weather-related cancellations if days and field space allow. There are no refunds if all games cannot be rescheduled.

Rules & Age Group Specs
See the Program Information Document listed above AND the Coach Resource Page HERE

We ALWAYS need good coaches! Lack of coaches is the primary reason that players are turned away. Please volunteer, we provide training and support. Register yourself as a coach when you register your child. Preseason coach workshops are offered each season.

Fees (Pre-K to Grade 6)
Season 1 = Fall (August, September & October)
$115.00 = All players; fees include participation and uniforms

Season 2 = Spring (April & May)
$95.00 = Returning player fee $95 (players returning from fall)
$115.00 = New players (joining for spring only; includes participation and uniforms)

* players returning from the fall season are assigned to same team and wear the same uniform; returning players who need a new uniform (lost, outgrew, or requesting a different team) will have an opportunity to purchase directly through uniform vendor.

Fees (MSSA and HSSA)

* Player fee is $115 per season ($115.00 for fall; $115 for spring). OYAA pays a fee for teams to participate in the MSSA and HSSA league - entry fee, end of season tournament fee (MSSA) and referee cost.

* Player Registration Price does not includes uniform costs as teams like to get their own kits.

Soccer Uniform Size Guide
Uniform Kit includes 1 jersey, 1 pair of socks, and 1 pair of shorts

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