Recreational Program Information

Recreational Program Information


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Spring 2024 will initiate the launch of our new recreational program! With our goal to serve youth soccer in the community of Bowling Green and surrounding cities. The program will serve as a foundation and introduction to the game of soccer for ages 4-11 year olds, boys and girls. We will use an 8-week age-appropriate progression training model to provide educational learning on the basics of the game. Anyone of any ability and level of income is welcome to participate. Parents and other volunteers coach the teams to provide a fun and educational environment through scheduled practices and games. Equal playing time is guaranteed and all players are welcome!

What are the dates of the season?
The spring season will begin the first week of March and runs through mid-May
The fall season will begin the last week of August through late-October

What ages can play Rec soccer?
We organize the Rec league by age groups. U6-U12 Boys & Girls.

How often do teams practice?
Teams generally practice once a week, with U10 & U12 teams practicing twice a week if able to. Training schedules will be provided by BGFC.

Where/when will my child's team practice?
All practices/games will be set at Preston Miller Park, if a team decides it wants to train near its neighborhood we are open to any suggestions.

When are games?
Games are normally played on Saturday mornings between 8am-12pm during the season, with the occasional Friday evening game when needed. NO GAMES WILL TAKE PLACE DURING SPRING BREAK AND FALL BREAK WEEKS DURING SEASONS.

How do I get a uniform?
Please visit the Uniform Information page for more info about Rec uniforms.

What are the game formats?
U6: 4v4, no goalkeepers, no offsides, no referee (volunteer coaches referee together)
U8: 4v4, no goalkeepers, no offsides, introduction to (1) referee
U10: 7v7, introduction to goalkeepers, introduction to offsides, (1) referee
U12: 9v9, introduction to goalkeepers, introduction to offsides, (3) referees

What are the costs?

Registration for Rec is $70 for each 8-week season. Additionally, players need to purchase a uniform, if not already done so, (generally $30-35), shin-guards and if possible a ball. Socks are required and must cover the shin-guards. Cleats are recommended but are not required. The uniforms will last 1-2 years.

Further questions?
For additional information, contact