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Recreation Play Info

Recreation Soccer Program

The SSA Recreational Program is offered to allow children to develop physical and social skills through soccer. For many, the recreation program is their first introduction to the game. Recreation play consists of weekly practices and games.  Players will be guided through various engaging, imaginative, and fun soccer-based activities by our volunteer staff. Anyone who registers for recreational soccer is placed on a team based on birth year and sex without regard for skill or experience and everyone is guaranteed playing time. As players get older, the recreation program continues to be great option players all the way up to age 18.

Teams will begin forming after regular registration closes, and rosters will be sent out after final registration ends. Once a team is formed your coach will notify you of practice dates, times and locations.  Practice is normally one to two times per week and 45 minutes to an hour. Days and times are set by the volunteer coach. Team requests will be taken into consideration at registration, but there are no guarantees.

Micro Recreation (3U-8U):
Children as early as 2.5 years old are able to join the league and begin learning the basic skills of the game, while also developing social and teamwork skills. Games will be held on Saturdays at the SSA Complex and range from 9am - 12noon. The schedules will be created by SSA and be listed on the Team Central module of our website.

Uniform Costs (not included in registration cost) are estimated at $23.93 +Tax and Shipping.  All SSA Players will be required to purchase an Adidas official SSA uniform. Uniforms will be obtained/ purchased through soccer.com.  You will receive an email from soccer.com when your uniform is ready to be ordered.  Jersey Numbers will be selected during your registration process.  Please ensure that you select Jersey number for your player and an alternate number during the registration process.  SSA has the ultimate call on Jersey Numbers.  Required Micro Recreation uniform kit consists of Adidas SSA (1) Yellow jersey. **As long as the jersey still fits, micros can reuse their jersey from season to season, no matter their jersey number.

Regular Recreation (9U-19U):
Game schedules for play will vary Saturdays and Sundays.  All games will be scheduled by East Carolina Soccer Association (ECSA), not SSA.  SSA has no control over schedules and schedule changes.  Games will be scheduled for home and away fields. Travel could include Carteret (Morehead City), Craven (New Bern), Onslow, and Duplin (Beulaville) counties.

Uniform Costs (Not included in registration cost) are estimated at $44.70 +Tax and Shipping.  All SSA Players will be required to purchase an Adidas official SSA uniform. Uniforms will be obtained/ purchased through soccer.com.  You will receive an email from SOCCER.COM when your uniform is ready to be ordered.  Jersey Numbers will be selected during your registration process.  Please ensure that you select Jersey number for your player and an alternate number (example #1, #10, or #24) during the registration process.  SSA has the ultimate call on Jersey Numbers.  

Recreation Game Chart

Age
Division
 FormatBall Size  Game Duration
 3U-6U4 v 43(2) 15 min halves
7U-8U 5 v 53(2) 15 min halves 
9U-10U6 v 6 4(2) 25 min halves 
 11U-12U8 v 8 4(2) 30 min halves  
13U-15U 11 v 11 5(2) 35 min halves 
 16U-19U11 v 11 5(2) 40 min halves 

SSA Laws of the Game Modifications:
3U/4U Micro Recreation Rules-  ssa laws of the game modifications u4 recreation.pdf
5U/6U Micro Recreation Rules-  ssa laws of the game modifications u6 recreation.pdf
7U/8U Micro Recreation Rules-  ssa laws of the game modifications u7 recreation.pdf

ECSA Recreation Program details:
ECSA Bylaws- ecsa_by-laws_aug2015..pdf
ECSA General Policy- ecsa general policy_update_22_june_16..pdf
ECSA Laws of the Match- ecsa corrected_laws of the match_lom_13_sep_2016..pdf

Volunteer

Want to be a Coach?

As an all-Volunteer Recreational Program, SSA is always looking for volunteers to coach our youth. We provide volunteer coaches with drills, practices, equipment and coaching techniques that can help them with their teams.

Sign up here

We also look for volunteers for other areas (Concessions, Sponsorships, and Field Maintenance etc.). If you select to be a volunteer with SSA when registering, the club will contact you regarding volunteer positions or you may contact us directly if interested in assisting at [email protected]

Contact Us

Swansboro Soccer Association

1202 Hammocks Beach Road 
Swansboro, North Carolina 28584

Email Us: [email protected]
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