Recreational

RECREATIONAL LEAGUE SOCCER


Hamburg Community Soccer Club is comprised of players from South Lyon, Whitmore Lake, Brighton, Dexter, Howell, Pinckney, Gregory, Ann Arbor as well as Hamburg Township. If you are looking for a place to play recreational soccer, Hamburg Community Soccer Club has a GREAT recreational program at affordable fees.


Recreational programs for the 2017-2018 season for all boys and girls who are ages 4-13. No tryouts are required. Registration closes August 30th.

Programs for players under the age of 4 (birth year 2013) are available as well. Please see the Lil Striker's Page.

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2016, PROGRAMS FOR PLAYERS WILL BE BASED ON THE THE CALENDAR BIRTH YEAR. This is very important to remember when registering.

  • Special requests will ony be considered to the extent possible. Special requests are never quaranteed and we do not accept coaching requests
  • Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis
  • Registration for the upcoming season is currently under construction
  • We do not offer Fall only sessions.

Questions?

A League Coed - U5/U6 (birth years 2013 and 2012)


B League (Boys and girls) - U7/U8 (birth years 2010 and 2011)


C League (Boys and Girls) - U9/U10 (birth years 2008 and 2009)


D League (Boys and Girls) - U11-U14 (birth years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007)


What's included:

  • One price for approximately 14 weeks of Soccer (Sept-Oct and Apr-Jun) Approximately 7 games in the fall and 6 games in the spring
  • New Uniform (1 Game Jersey, Shorts and Socks)
  • Soccer Saturday Festivities in June 2018
  • Hamburg Township Park usage
  • MSYSA insurance fees
  • KIDSAFE background checks on all coaches through the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association.
  • Membership into MSYSA (Michigan State Youth Soccer Association)


Registration of recreational player's U7 to U14 is done by gender and age group. However, there are times when coed teams may have to be formed especially at the younger levels.

HCSC reserves the right to determine game format as determined by MSYSA.

HCSC programs are set up to follow the age chart as determined by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, in which all players are a member. For benefits of MSYSA, please click this link MSYSA benefits

Hamburg Community Soccer Club is a member in good standing with the Michigan Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA). As part of your registration, players and teams are eligible to participate in the numerous MSYSA events and programs.

All HCSC outdoor activities and home games are held at West Bennett Park (Merrill fields) one of the finest soccer complexes in Livingston County. HCSC takes great pride that we have been able to help Hamburg Township in the development and maintenance of this soccer complex since it's establishment.

Registration is open. If you need more information about the HCSC Rec program please visit our FAQ page first.

If your question is not answered in this section, then send a note to the volunteer registrar at info@hamburgsoccer.org

All of our volunteer coaches have a complete background check done through MSYSA. They must have a valid Risk Management number before being assigned to a team.

Hamburg Community Soccer Club (HCSC) is a member of the following soccer organizations

Check this video out! HCSC

 
Rec League information

When registering your child, remember it is based on how old they will be during the soccer season you are registering for. A soccer season consists of August 1 to July 31. 

Who Can Play?

Recreational soccer is open to ALL boys and girls ages  4-13. Youngest players must be 4 and the oldest 13 based on the players birth year.  Players who are not age 4 in 2017 are eligible for our Lil Striker program. We have no recreational programs for players ages 14 and up. See the MSYSA age chart 

This is a non-competitive league. There is no official score keeping and no official winner or loser. This league encourages participation of players regardless of skill level. Coaches are encouraged to focus on teaching the rules of the game, skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship as winning is not the focus of this league. Teams play only against teams in the same age group and of the same gender.

Teams are randomly formed by age group and gender. The coach is a parent volunteer and their child (ren) will be placed on their team. The practice schedule (nights and frequency) are at the discretion of the volunteer coach.

  • All registrations must be done on line and paid for in full prior to the start of the season.
  • Registration for BOTH the Fall and Spring seasons normally begins at the end of June and runs to late August.
  • Spring only regular registration runs from early January until mid March If your child is placed on a wait list, it is due to the lack of volunteer coaches. Please consider coaching your child's team!
  • Late fees will also be charged to all registrations entered after the end of regular registration. Register early.
  • Recreational players may elect to "play up" one league. This is primarily designed for players who have later fall birth dates and wish to be with their respective grade level. You do need to register your child in their respect age group and then place your request during the registration process in the appropriate area. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be honored. Payment of the difference between the leagues (if any) must be done before team placement will occur. If there is a price difference between programs, it is suggested that you should not submit payment until approval has been granted.
  • We do not offer just fall only sessions. 

Teams can expect to play 7-8 games in the fall beginning the first weekend after Labor Day and ending late October and 6-7 during the spring session beginning usually in April and ending in June.

  • The A, B and C league teams' games are normally played on Saturdays mornings between 9 am and 4 pm with the potential of 2 or 3 weeknight games beginning around 6 pm. D league teams' games are normally played on Sundays between 2 and 4 pm and on Fridays about 6 pm. D teams can expect to have Saturday games scheduled during the year, one in September and several on Soccer Saturday in June.

As part of your recreational registration fee, each player will receive a complete game uniform consisting of team colored soccer jersey, shorts and socks. Additional equipment that will be needed and the player will need to acquire is as follows:

  • Soccer shoes: Must be soccer shoes with plastic cleats, no tennis shoes. Shoes with any metal on the bottom is prohibited by club rules.
  • Soccer shin guards: Mandatory for games and practices to protect players. Socks are worn OVER the shin guards. "A league (U6)": a # 3 size ball is required. 
"B league (U8) ": a #4 size ball is required. 
"C league (U10": a #4 size ball is required 
"D league (U14)": a #4 size ball is required.

◦                     Water bottle: Recommended for both practice and games.

  • These items can be purchased at many local discount and sporting goods stores. The volunteer coach will contact you 1 to 2 weeks before the start of the first game of when they will begin practices. 

  • Soccer ball: Many team practice activities will require everyone to have a ball. 
 
Volunteers always in need!
Parents,

It is important that every player who is interested in the game of soccer be given the opportunity to become part of a team.

However, as the numbers increase, so does the need of volunteer coaches.

Hamburg Community Soccer Club runs on the kindness of parents who volunteer to coach our kids each year. We need your help!

If you have coached in the past, (and have not already signed up), please help us again this year. If you have never coached before, we’ll help get you started and provide the support you need to have a successful season. You do not need to be a licensed coach or have any specific coach training to volunteer.


Volunteer coaching is an investment of time, energy and heart. You are volunteering to help kids learn about and love soccer. If you love kids and soccer and you have some extra time on your hands this is the perfect opportunity.


If you wish to volunteer or need more information, please feel free to contact me via email.


info@hamburgsoccer.org