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Swansboro Soccer Association

Swansboro Soccer Association


Micros is divided up into both Micros Junior (U3-U6) and Micros Senior (U7-U8).   You can register below and find some information that's good to know as a parent, coach, some frequently asked questions, and helpful links.  If after reading you do not find what you are looking for please feel free to reach out, [email protected], or come to one of the open monthly board meetings.  We hope to see you at the fields!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

-When will I know if games are cancelled?  The decision to cancel games will be made as early as is reasonable and in cases of weather will be made by 7am on Saturday morning for micros games.  Do not expect a decision earlier than Friday night for weather as the weather forecast changes throughout the week.  

-Why are the fields closed for practice?  There are times when the fields will be closed to practices or games for different reasons.  Most commonly if the fields have been soaked with too much water and playing on them could cause damage to the fields or injure players.

-Why is there not a game every Saturday during the season?  There will be Saturdays that do not have games during the season.  This can be due to a festival or holiday in town, a tournament taking place at our fields, or a different reason the complex may be booked or closed.

-When are games? Games will take place on Saturday mornings.  The earliest game will start at 8am and we work to have the last Micro game finished by 11:30.  At the end of the season U7 and U8 will have tournaments where they will play multiple games in one day and may play past 11:30.

-I cannot find what team my player is on?  We will not post teams with coaches until that coach has completed the required training, been background checked and is approved to coach.  Please be patient with this process at the beginning of the season as we work to get our coaches cleared and teams assigned.

-What are the season dates?   We aim for 8 Saturdays of games that fall within the following windows.  The reason for the window is seasons can shift due to festivals, tournaments, coaches pending, or other unforeseen circumstances so please be patient.   For the fall in general the first game is shortly after Labor Day and the last game usually finishes sometime before Thanksgiving.  In the spring the season is starts sometime in March and finishes before the end of May.



Thank you for signing up to help coach! We appreciate your commitment to the club, community and players. It is important to make sure you begin your Risk Management and Safesport Training as soon as possible. We cannot release any team information to you and practices cannot begin until your background check comes back approved. This can take some time and is out of our control as a club so the sooner you complete your part of the process the better. Please check the Swansboro Soccer Association website and complete the Risk Management application and Safesport training.

-If this is your first season coaching or you are a returning coach who wants to add to the tools and drills you already know, we have information and resources on the Swansboro Soccer Association website to help.

-The rule modifications for these age groups are also posted on the website.

-Once you are approved check your email for your roster. Contact the parents on your roster and establish practice times for your team. For available practice locations reach out to the Director for your age group.

-We encourage you to set up a group chat (GroupMe is a good option that many use) for your parents and engage one of your parents as the "Snack Coordinator" to help manage end of game snack sign ups (which are also encouraged).

-If you have further questions, please check our Frequently Asked Questions part of the Micros page on the Swansboro Soccer Association website.  If you still have questions, please reach out via email at  [email protected] 

Micro Recreation

- Swansboro Soccer Association is made up of many volunteers to help create a safe and fun environment for our players.  You can check the website, lookout for emails, or reach out to find out how you can get involved.

-Don't have time to volunteer but own a business? Please consider a sponsorship.  You can view our sponsorship packages here.  Contact our sponsorship coordinator with any questions.

-Once your player’s coach is approved (they have completed the required risk management training and their background check has been approved) they will reach out to you with practice times and location.  Please make sure your contact information, both email and phone number, is updated on your account to make this contact easier for the coaches.  Practices are set by the coaches and will generally be one or two days a week.

-Games will take place on Saturday mornings and the schedule (once posted) can be accessed online.  There may be some Saturdays where there are no games due to local community events or if the fields are being utilized for another event.  It is important to remember that at this age games are noncompetitive and fun.  It is expected that the games can be chaotic in the beginning of the season as there are many players who are playing for the first time and others who may already understand the game.  The gameplay will progress as the season moves along and the players grow.  These games are a great time for discovery learning for the players as they see and figure things out and should not be seen as winning or losing at these ages.  End of game team snacks are highly encouraged.

- Uniform shirts for this division will be ordered by the club thanks to our club and sponsors. They will consist of t-shirts with different colors for the different teams.  We will wear these shirts for games along with shin guards, cleats, black soccer socks, and black shorts that you can purchase at any local sporting goods store or order online.  Appropriate t-shirts, shorts, soccer socks, shin guards and cleats are also required for practices along with a size 3 soccer ball and water bottle.

- The “U” means under, so U3 would be players “Under 3” years old (2 year olds) up through the U8 division which is mostly 7 year olds, and some advance players who may choose to play in an advanced division.   The age divisions are determined by what their age is on Dec 31st of the fall season.  This is determined by the state, not a club policy.  If your player is advanced, please email the coordinator to discuss moving them up an age bracket.  Players cannot play “down” an age division (except in specific and very limited circumstances).  If it is their first year playing soccer you are in the right place.  There are plenty of players, even up to our U8 division, that are playing for the first time this season, and remember the goal is to have fun.

-If your player has grown and is getting serious about learning more about soccer while having fun our Academy program begins at U8 and offers many wonderful opportunities to continue to play at a more advanced level alongside other players and parents who are willing to make that level of commitment.

- You will see in our rules posted online that the players will be playing a game that “closely resembles soccer”.  This is to emphasis that age-appropriate adjustments have been made to the game you may be familiar.  Please remember at these ages the primary goal is to develop a love of the game, and ensure they have fun while beginning to get exposed to the game, not how well they play the game yet or how many goals they score.

-Micros is designed to be noncompetitive.  There is no score keeping during the games, and likewise there is no carding during the games (red or yellow), at these ages the goal is that we teach players and that the players have fun in a safe environment.

-In alignment with this we do not have official referees.  At these ages it is important that the players are exposed to concepts of the game and are having fun.  The coaches can make field decisions that need to be made, keeping in mind getting the kids to play and keeping them playing safely is what is most important. 

-Game cancellation and rescheduling policy.  If games on Saturday morning need to be called for any reason the decision will be made no later than Saturday morning at 7am.  As a general guide weather decisions will not be made any earlier than Friday the night before since the weather has been known to change. 


Want to be a Coach?

As an all-Volunteer association, 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.

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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].

Want to get more involved in Micros?

Micros Junior and Senior are each ran by a group of volunteers that work together to help put on a great season for the players.  If you have any time that you can contribute or you want to make a difference for players in your community, please reach out to the committee chair or come to a monthly open board meeting to see about joining the committee.  

Field Directory


SSA Complex

1202 Hammocks Beach Road Swansboro North Carolina United States 28584

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Swansboro Town Park (Classic/ Academy Practice)

724 Commerce Drive Swansboro North Carolina United States 28539

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St. Mildreds SSA Practice Fields (Recreation Practice Area)

653 Old Hammock Road Swansboro North Carolina United States 28539

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Swansboro Soccer Association
1202 Hammocks Beach Road 
Swansboro, North Carolina 28584

Email: [email protected]

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