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2018 Soccer Season

Welcome to the Hart Rec soccer program.  Below are important dates and information regarding this year’s soccer program. 

Parents: Please register and sign up your children online on our website:  Some important info you will need when signing up: a primary email address, insurance company, policy number, correct township you live in and your child’s shirt size.

Registration will also be available during Spitler Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences.  4-7pm February 21st and February 22nd. 

The soccer program is open to grades preschool(children 4 years old as of November, 1st 2017) -8th grade.  We also offer high school boys soccer.  

Registration Fee: 1 Child- $20, 2 Children-$35, 3 Children-$45, 4 or more-$50. Add $20.00 per child if outside the Hart Area.    

SIGNUPS START JANUARY 7th AND END FEBRUARY 24TH. February 24th is the DEADLINE to signup, no signups will be allowed after this date!        
Dates to remember:                                       
-Soccer Clinic this year will be March 17th        
-Season starts March 19th and end’s May 12th.
-Game dates: April 7th, April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, May 5th & May 12th.   

The clinic will be held at Norman E. Kuhne Recreation Park (Hart rec soccer fields behind Health Department- on Oceana Dr). This will be an opportunity for youth soccer players to develop fundamental and skills.   We are offering this clinic early so kids can also get their Rec team and individual pictures taken. Players registered for the 2018 Rec soccer program will also receive their soccer shirt, meet their coach, find out when practices are, and receive their game schedules.  Please plan on attending this clinic!!!  What to bring: soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, and cleats.  Attached is your child’s picture form, please save and have pre-filled for the day of the clinic. Questions, please contact Gary Jorissen @ 231-425-0588.

CLINIC SCHEDULE: Preschool and kindergartners will be notified via EMAIL and posted on website what group your child is in.    

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN- Group A-9am-1045am                     
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN- Group B-1100am-1230pm    
1ST AND 2ND GRADES- 1245pm-2:30pm                            
3RD AND 4TH GRADES-2:45pm-4:15pm                                                 
5TH THRU 8th GRADES-4:30pm-6:00pm                   



Pre-School / Kindergarden
Co-Ed Teams


Pre-School /Kindergarden Rules
* 6 to 8 players on a team 4 players on a field
* No Goal Keeper and No Goal Tending
* Four 10 min quarters, 2 min b/w quarters, 5 min halftime.
* No penalty kicks.
* Coaches on field during game act as referees and coach kids.
* Coaches to promote play and flow.
* Coaches to teach mostly ball control/handling & proper throw-ins.
* Last week of practice go over positions and passing.
* Size 3 soccer ball

1st & 2nd Grades
Co-Ed Teams

1st & 2nd Grade Rules

* 12 to 13 players on a team. 8 players on field (7 plus goalie)
* No offside calls. But coach should try to teach it.
* No "cherry picking" Even though offsides won't be called if another team purposely puts a player "parked" in front of goal, then ref should stop play and explain to coach/team.
* Coaches should be teaching above plus positions and passing.
* Centerline check in
* Coach's must remain in box.
* No slide tackle
* Front toe cleats prohibited.
* Size 3 soccer ball

3rd & 4th Grades

Boys & Girls Teams

3rd & 4th Grade Rules

* Offsides will be called
* 12 to 13 players on a team - 8 players on field (7 plus goalie)
* All players must play at least 1/2 of each half.
* Medium field with medium goals (approx. 25x50)
* Two 20 minute halves - 5 min halftime.
* Coaches must rotate players in during their possesion of the ball throw in. Must yell "subs" to ref and wait for refs to waive them in. Needs to be quick exchange.
* No slide tackles
* Heading is aloud
* Centerline check in
* Coach's must remain in box.
* Front toe cleats prohibited
* Size 4 soccer ball

5th & 6th Grades

Boys & Girls Teams

5th & 6th Grade Rules
* 15 to 16 players on a team - 11 players on field (10 plus goalie)
* Some schools that we play may have less on field. We would have to match what they do.
* Large field with large goals.
* Two 30 min halves - 5 minute half time.
* Subs must check in at the half line.
* Feet planted on all throw ins.

* Coaches to start to assign players to positions. Teach strategies, proper passing (triangles), defensive, strategies, goal/corner kicks, as well as continue to emphasize fundamentals.
* Front toe cleats prohibited.
* Size 5 soccer ball

Required Equipment
All players on all levels must wear shin guards. Shin guards are also required to be covered with a sock. Shoes should not have a forward toe cleat. No metal spikes or cleats. No screw cleats. Soccer cleats are recommended because they do help with control and decreases slipping. All players are required to have a ball. See Ball size requirement listed above for each grade level.

We must remember that it does not matter who wins or loses. We are teaching - not winning. If we teach right now, the winning will come later. Referees for all games will be high school students that play high school soccer. They will miss calls. The referee does not care who wins or loses. They are helping support our communities and develop young athletes. It is expected that coaches, parents and players treat them with respect. If you have concerns about a referee bring it to your the Soccer Director's attention.

Cancellation of Games

It will be up to the HOST site Director to cancel any games scheduled that day. Host site Director will be responsible to contact coaches of both teams. A game will be cancelled no later than 1 hour prior to the scheduled start of a game. Only exception for a game being cancelled less than 1 hour prior to start will be lighting or SEVERE weather. Please remember it is spring in Michigan and we play in the elements, including rain.

Direction to Hart Rec Soccer fields
3986 N. Oceana Drive, Hart, MI  49420. 
It is the site of our county ambulance company and also the District Health Department #10.  Take US 31 to Polk Rd.  Go East to the second stop which will be Oceana Drive.  Go north about 1-2 miles.  Fields are on the East side of the road. Look for the three tiered sign that says, EMS, Health Department and Dental Clinic.