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FAQ

REC FAQ’s

Q. Does it matter that my child has never played soccer before?
A.  Absolutely not! Our program is designed so that a player of any skill level can join and have fun.

Q. How do I register?
A.  We have an outline registration only- the link is at Click Here

Any Discount codes can be used in at check-out!

Q. What does U (as in U9) mean?
A.  U stands for Under, as in U9 means 8 years old. The age groups are a guide only- some players may play up depending on size and skill level.

DOB

GRADE

AGE GROUP

 GAMES

 

 

 

 

09/02/13 – 12/02/13

Pre-K

U4

Soccerbugs

09/02/12 – 09/01/13

K

U5

4 x 4

09/02/11 – 09/01/12

1

U6

4 x 4

09/02/10 – 09/01/11

2

U7

5 x 5

9/02/09 – 9/01/10

3

U8

5 x 5

10/02/08 – 9/01/09

4

U9

7 x 7

11/02/07 – 10/01/08

5

U10

7 x 7

12/03/06 – 11/01/07

6

U11

9 x 9

12/03/05 – 12/02/06

7

U12

9 x 9

12/03/04 – 12/02/05

8

U13

9 x 9

12/03/03 – 12/02/04

9

U14

9 x 9

Q. What is the general commitment? Do we have practices during the week?
A.  The Pre School and Pre-K programs hold sessions once a week on Saturdays. The Kindergarten program (U5) and older hold one practice per week plus Saturday games.

Q. What equipment is needed for each player?
A.  Each player should come to practice and games prepared to play. Shin guards are mandatory for all players. They should also bring a ball, a water bottle, and dress for the weather. 

Ball size:

  • Micro and Minis (ages 3-6) and Rec 1 (grades 1-2): size 3
  • Rec 2, Challenge 1, Challenge 2 (grades 3-6): size 4
  • Classic (grades 7-8) and SFL (grades 9-12): size 5

Q. What should my child wear?
A.  Rec World Cup (WC) shirts are included in your fee for players U5 and above.  Players should wear the World Cup shirts, representing their assigned teams, to play in the games on Saturdays along with pant/shorts, socks, and shin-guards.  On practice days, players can wear their WC shirt or any other weather-appropriate shirt.  Cleats are highly recommended, as the grass can get slippery, though they are not required.  If you would like to purchase additional uniforms or gear, including shirts, shorts, socks, or even bags and balls, they can be ordered separately.

Q. How do I find out what team my child is placed on?
A.  Team assignments are typically announced in late-August for the fall season and late-March for the spring season via email that will be sent to the address you used when you registered.  Your coach/admin will contact you once he/she receives their roster. Or, you can view your team assignment by accessing your family’s account; the link to your team is available through the TEAM tag on the right-hand side of the family page after login.

Q. Can I request a specific coach or teammate for my child?
A.  Special requests can be made during on-time registration. These requests should be limited to carpool and coach requests; requests pertaining to specific days or times cannot be accommodated. Requests are never guaranteed.

Q. If my child gets hurt during the season, can I request a refund?
A.  Refund requests need to be made by the set refund request deadline. See refund details. Additional paperwork may be required. Requests submitted after the stated deadline regardless of reason are unlikely to be issued.

Q. Where are the fields located?
A.  Fields are at 3 locations,

  • Brambleton Middle School (All Ages), 23070 Learning Circle Ashburn, VA 20148
  • Le Port School, Brambleton (Pre-K – 1st Grade) 42945 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn, VA‎
  • Bles Park (All Ages) 44830 Bles Park Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

Q. Once at a field, where do we go?

A. On practice and game days, there will be coaches and volunteers to tell you where your player’s team is playing on that particular day. Practice time and game times TBA closer to the season.

Q. How do I find out about Field closings due to inclement weather?
A.  All of our fields are owned by Loudoun County Parks and Recreation. We are required to wait until we have verification from the county as to whether a given field is open for use. This is usually 4 pm on weekdays and 7 am on weekends. The closings are then posted on our web site and at https://www.loudoun.gov/1306/Field-Facility-Status

Q. Will players be given an award at the end of the season?
A.  Yes, all recreational players will receive an end of season award.

Q. What is the All-Star program?
A.  The All Star program is a supplemental program for U8-U12 players i.  All Star teams are selected by in-season tryout and attend a post-season tournament TBA.  Please contact Richard Eaton if you are interested in the All-Star program by emailing reatonfc@gmail.com

Q. What is the process for my child to play with an older age group due to his/her skill?
A. Requesting to move a player to the next higher age group to better match their skill-set is referred to as a “play-up request”.  These request must be made prior to team formation via email to reatonfc@gmail.com.  Note play-up requests will be evaluated by the coaches/staff and are not guaranteed.