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SOCCER

2021 Soccer Season

Welcome to the Hart Rec soccer program.  Rec is anticipating another exciting year for youth soccer!  Please take the time to read the information below as we get you ready to prepare for our 2021 soccer season.

The Hart Rec soccer program is open to children in preschool (age 4 by start of the season) through 4th grade.  Youth in 5th grade through high school will participate in travel soccer through the Great Lakes Co-Ed Soccer league.

Registration Fee: $20.00 per child.  Add $20.00 per child if living outside of the Hart Area.

Register and sign up online: website: www.hartrec.com.

Information that you will need when signing up: a primary email address, insurance policy carrier, policy number, correct township that you live in and your child’s shirt size. It is important to know the correct township because your township pays a portion of your child’s participation fee.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1ST, NO LATE SIGNUPS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Due to COVID-19, additional safety precautions will be taken.  This will be at the direction of the local health department, MDHHS, and MHSAA.  

If internet is not available or if you would like to pay cash, in person signups will also be made available.  Email [email protected] or contact Brian Lindgren 231-730-4315.

We need soccer coaches! If you are interested, please indicate during registration that you’re interested in volunteering.  A coach’s meeting and training will be scheduled the week before Spring Break.

 Dates to remember:                                                     

-Practices will begin the week after Spring Break.       

-Game dates: April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, May 1th, May 8th & May 15th.


 
  
  
  
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.
Referees

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.