Farmington Recreation Soccer
The Farmington recreation league is open to all school aged children in town however, there are limitations for high school students during the fall season. It is necessary to register with the Parks and Recreation Department in order to be eligible for play for each season even if your child plans to play travel soccer. The recreational program is played during two seasons (fall and spring). All players shall register separately for each season.
The fall season typically starts in September and finishes in early November and the spring season runs April through June. Registration dates are advertised in advance for the upcoming season on our website and on the Farmington Town Recreation web site.
Our goal is to provide a positive environment, where all of the children can enjoy soccer, teamwork, friendship, community and family.
We base our program on theses philosophies:
• Everyone plays
Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer – so we want every player on every recreation team to play at least half of every game.
• Open registration
Our program is open to all children between 5 and 18 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.
• Positive coaching
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better – skilled and better– motivated players.
• Good sportsmanship
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to install good sportsmanship.
• Player development
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills
and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as
members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. The success of our program is all due to the incredible amount of time our volunteers put in.
Each player must be dressed as follows for each game:
A. Jersey tucked into shorts.
B. Shorts (uniforms are to be worn for games).
C. Shin guards are mandatory (practice and games).
D. Soccer shoes (low-sided “football” shoes with rubber or plastic molded cleats) or sneakers. Metal cleats are not permitted.
E. Socks pulled up over shin guards.
F. Mouthpieces are strongly recommended for players wearing braces.
G. The players cannot wear bracelets, earrings (please ask child to wait till after the season to get ears pierced), wrist watches, barrettes or any other such objects including a cast or splint which could cause injury to themselves or another player. The referee will check players before each game.
BALL: Your child should be encouraged to practice with a ball of the size appropriate to their age.
You can help your child’s coach by making yourself known and thanking them for their interest.
Support the coach’s request that your child be on time for practices and games. Remember that the coaches volunteer their time to help your child and need your help and cooperation.
The referee is entitled to the highest respect. His/Her mistakes (and there will be mistakes) shall be accepted WITHOUT COMPLAINT. Please give them the respect and understanding to which they are entitled.
The region and the children need your participation. Go to the games. PARENTAL SUPPORT is crucial. Above all, be tolerant of the children’s mistakes and weaknesses. When you are at the games, cheer for the team, not just your own child. If they enjoy it and have fun, they’ll want to play it to the best of their ability.
As all of the coaches in the Farmington Soccer Club are volunteers, times of practice will be assigned by the Club President. The practice fields are located throughout the community. Each player must arrange to arrive on time and be picked up on time.
SCHEDULE OF GAMES
Games are to be played according to the schedules distributed in advance. Games are played regardless of weather unless notified to the contrary by the Club President . Practice sessions may be canceled or rescheduled at the discretion of the Coach or Club President. Most games will be played on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. During the season, rainouts may occur, weeknights may be scheduled for makeup games. Practices (training sessions) are Monday through Friday and are assigned by the Club President.