Grasshoppers: Teams will be formed at the fields on the first day of practice (March 27th).
Practices and games for ALL AGE DIVISIONS will take place this Spring 2021 season at Lighthouse Park; please see the practice schedule under the Recreational Soccer menu on this web site. The game schedule will be shared by your child’s coach when it is released and also posted on this website under the Recreational Soccer menu.
Please be sure your player has cleats, shin guards, and their own water for all practices and games. In addition, no jewelry of any kind is allowed to be worn during practices or games
(not even earrings with band-aids covering them).
We will open registration for our Fall 2021 season in the early summer (typically on/around June 1st). Please check the Player Registration page of the JTAA website where the program will be listed when registration opens. The Fall season itself will run from early September through mid-November.
Teams in U6 through High School typically train two nights a week on weeknights (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and have games on Saturdays. Grasshoppers have no weeknight practices and instead have both skills and drills and small-sided games all on Saturdays. Please know that DO NOT accept requests for specific teams/coaches or practice nights.
Regardless of whether it’s the Fall or Spring season, please know that our recreational programs depend on volunteer head coaches and assistant coaches in order to run successfully so we ask you to please considering sharing your time with your child and his or her teammates. Coaching is a rewarding experience and something special you can share with your child. Not only are you helping shape young minds but you are also making a difference in our local community.
If you’d like to volunteer, you can complete your own volunteer registration at the same time that you register your player. Or, you can click on the “Volunteer Registration” image on the JTAA homepage HERE. You do not need to have a child in the program to volunteer as we also have community members, former players, sports enthusiasts, and others who volunteer their time as head or assistant coaches.
Know that ALL coaches must undergo a mandatory background check through JTAA and through the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA), both at no cost, before they can be assigned to a team. Additional training is also required through FYSA that takes about two (2) to two-and-a-half (2.5) hours altogether to complete online. Detailed information about this is provided after you register as a volunteer coach.
We are not yet sure what the age matrix will be for the 2021-22 rec soccer season. In the 2020-21 season (September through May), we assigned players to teams based on school year calendar birthdays (shown below) as opposed to calendar year birthdays. This allowed the children to play with their school-aged peers/classmates.
2020-21 REC SEASON MATRIX:
|Rec||Grasshoppers||9/01/2015 – 8/31/2017||$75.00|
|Rec||U6 Coed||9/01/2014 – 8/31/2015||$140.00|
|Rec||U8 Boys/U8 Girls||9/01/2012 – 8/31/2014||$140.00|
|Rec||U10 Boys/U10 Girls||9/01/2010 – 8/31/2012||$140.00|
|Rec||U12 Boys/U12 Girls||9/01/2008 – 8/31/2010||$140.00|
|Rec||U14 Boys/U14 Girls||9/01/2006 -8/31/2008||$140.00|
|Rec||High School Coed||9/01/2002 – 8/31/2006||$140.00|
For more information regarding the season, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For inquiries about our competitive (travel) soccer program, email email@example.com.