2019 Fall Recreation Soccer
Registration can be completed at Blue Sombrero:
Registration for Fall Soccer is open. Registration can be completed at Blue Sombrero.
Registration will close when a division is full. Most divisions were at capacity in the Spring and last Fall. Registration can be completed at Blue Sombrero: http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=41657
Cost is only $130 for Gardens’ residents. Non-residents are charged a $55 non-resident fee. This fee is a direct pass through to the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Your third child is free when registered for a single sport. There is a $20 late fee assessed for all registrations completed after August 1.
All players receive a soccer ball, uniform kit (jersey, shorts, socks), participation trophy and access to free clinics administered by trainers from the Predators Competitive teams. No requests will be honored for specific uniforms.
We are also always in need of other volunteers to help! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your contact information.
NEW!! Gardens District Park Soccer Fields
All soccer activities, including evaluations, practices, and games are schedule to be conducted at the
Gardens District Park , 5115 117th Ct North, PBG
✅ Key Dates
✅ Coaches Meeting - Wednesday, August 14th - 6:30pm
This meeting will cover the following topics:
Background checks, Rules, Practice schedule, Sponsorships, Game schedules, Coaching expectations, Club update
✅ Evaluation Schedule:
Friday Aug 16 - Gardens District Park
Saturday Aug 17th - Gardens District Park
All age groups are split by year of birth as of Jan 1, 2020 per US Soccer guidelines.
✅ Team Drafts and Team Information
August 18-22nd - During the week directly following evaluations, the coaches from each gender and age group meet to draft the players onto teams. The player draft is facilitated by Soccer Board members to ensure there is an equitable distribution of all skill level players on each team.
Please note that for any coach that has a child playing in the Fall Recreation program, this player will automatically be added to their team. Also, for any siblings that play in the same age group, they will be drafted to the same team unless the parent requests otherwise.
August 23rd After the completion of the drafts for each age group, teams will be allocated in Blue Sombrero and each parent will receive an email notification of the team their child(ren) will be playing on, along with the Coaches name and contact information.
After the notification of what team each child will be playing on, the Coach will be communicating with all parents to introduce themselves and provide additional information regarding the practice schedule and expectations for the season.
It is appreciated if there are one or two parents willing to help the coach and coordinate the other activities for the team such as picture day, snacks, etc.
August 24 – September 9th - The team practice schedule will start August 24th and will continue until September 9th. Each team is allocated field space for two practices a week, one weekday evening practice and also a practice on Saturday.
Once games start, it will be at the discretion of the Coach if they choose to have additional practices or not for their team.
Team Uniforms and Soccer Balls
Each player is provided a soccer ball at the first practice. Please be sure to put your child’s name on it to ensure if it is left at the fields it can be returned to you.
Uniforms will be handed out before Opening day and will only be given to the coach. The uniform kit consists of a jersey, shorts, and socks. A range of sizes are provided to help fit the players as best as possible. We do not take any number requests and please email us if you have uniform issues.
A team sponsorship donation of $350.00 helps to offset the expense for the ball and uniform kit provided to each player! Local businesses, families, and individuals can sponsor teams.
$350.00 Team Sponsorship
✅ Season Key Dates
Games will begin Tuesday, Sept 9th
Opening day Sept 14th - OPENING DAY CELEBRATION OF OUR NEW FIELDS AND BEING AWARDED THE 2019 FYSA CLUB OF THE YEAR!
Saturday, Sept 21st –– Picture day for all teams U5/U6 – U15
Tuesday, Oct 8th - no games – holiday observance
SUNDAY OCT 14th - games played from (Tues Oct 8th and Thurs Oct 31st off dates)
Oct 18 - 22 – No Games – Competitive Program - Palm Beach Classic tournament
Thursday, Oct 31 no games Halloween
Sat Nov 2 – Sat Nov 9 – Playoff games for age groups U10 and higher.
Saturday, November 9th – Closing Day, Championship games for ages groups U10 and higher
✅ Games and Scheduling
All age groups games will start the week of September 9th. Each team will play two games a week, one weekday evening game and Saturday depending upon the age group.
The official game schedule will be emailed to each parent via Blue Sombrero prior to the first week of games. With approximately 100 teams, the scheduling process takes some time and review before the final schedule is posted.
✅ Age Group Game Schedule: Subject to change
Monday – Tops Soccer program, High School teams
Tuesday – U8 Boys, U10 Boys and U12 Boys
Wednesday – U5 and U6 Coed, U14 Boys and Girls
Thursday – U8 Girls, U10 Girls and U12 Girls
Friday – Free clinics
Saturday – U5 and U6 Coed,U8, U10, U12, U14 Boys and Girls
✅ Opening Day
Saturday, September 14th - The season’s official Opening Day will be Saturday, September 14th. All teams play on this day, and there are other activities available for the kids including bounce houses, snow cones, and the opening of the Concession Stand.
We will also be running our annual Food Bank collection. Nonperishable items will be collected and donated to our local community food banks.
✅ Team and Individual Pictures
Saturday, Sept 21st – Pictures will be taken on the second Satruday of the season. Coaches will provide their team with the time schedule for pictures prior to the start of the team’s game. A picture make-up date will be scheduled later in the season if necessary.
✅ Friday Night Clinics
These are free clinics for all players and are run by our professional trainers. Dates are to be confirmed. Further information will be emailed to all parents once the season starts. This is great opportunity for players to build on their skills, especially for those players who have not played before and are still learning the game.
✅ Closing Day
Saturday, November 9th – The Fall Season Closing Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 10th . All teams will play on this day, including championship games for the U10 and older age groups. Other activities will be available or the kids including bounces houses, snow cones, and the Annual Team Basket Raffle to benefit our Soccer Division Academic Scholarship fund.
✅ Concession Stand
The concession stand is open Tuesday – Thursday, and on Saturday all day. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
All proceeds from the concession stand fund the Soccer Division Academic Scholarship fund.
✅ Season Updates and Communication
All communication is through email or text message.
Please email us if you have any questions or concerns at: email@example.com
Sign up for text message updates: IMPORTANT - In order for you to begin receiving text messages, you will need to first text: 2019FallSOCCERCLUBS273 to 84483.
You can also download the Dick’s Team Manager app on your Apple or Android device. Use your Blue Sombrero login and password. This will give you mobile access to your child’s team roster, game reminders, etc.
Weather Notifications and Make Up Games
We will email parents if we have any rain outs, please note the City of Palm Beach Gardens makes the decisions on field closures. We usually do not make a decision until 5pm as we do our best to get the games played. If a game is rained out the Board will attempt to reschedule it to be played at a later date.
At the end of each season collect gently used cleats. We have more than 100 pairs of refurbished cleats During evaluations and the first week of play the refurbished cleats will be available FREE to all soccer players in need.
Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.