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U6 – U18 Recreation League

The SVU Recreation programs are offered in the Fall and Spring and provides the opportunity for young players to develop basic soccer skills and teamwork in a stress-free and fun environment.  SVU is a long-time advocate of small-sided games, which promote player development across all age groups. This program is inclusive and is not based on results.

  • Spring 2024 Details

    IMPORTANT DATES:
    Practice Begins:
     Week of April 1st, 2024
    Match Dates: All Saturdays: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/7, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1
    *no matches on 5/25 (memorial day weekend)

    Practices are held in 4 areas on the city/county. Players have the choice to be on a any team in any of our regions as it does not need to be the same area of residence.

    PRICES:
    $TBD for 2024-25 – for all U5-U8 Coed/Girls Divisions
    $TBD for 2024-25 For all U9-U14 Coed/Girls Divisions
    *This does not include the Jersey fee

    Registration Late Fee: $TBD for 2024-25

  • Practice Regions

    MATCH DAY LOCATION:
    Monger Park Soccer Complex will be the home of Recreation Match Days for our Spring 2024 season! We are excited to offer an unmatched game day experience for all families, in one location for our whole program. Monger Park Soccer Complex: 6105 S Valley Pike #6051, Mt Crawford, VA 22841

    PRACTICE LOCATIONS:
    To keep costs down, we rely on municipalities to provide fields. If a municipality decides to close their fields, than an alternate location will be identified as close to the planned location as possible.

    Harrisonburg District:
    Horizons Edge Sports Campus
    325 Cornerstone Ln, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

    Broadway District:
    John C. Elementary School
    290 Raider Rd, Broadway VA 22815

    Turner Ashby District:
    Monger Park Soccer Complex
    6105 S Valley Pike #6051, Mt Crawford, VA 22841

    Spotswood / East Rock District:
    Montevideo Middle School
    7648 McGaheysville Rd,
    Penn Laird, VA 22841

  • Age Groups & Match Formats

    AGE GROUPS: All of our recreation divisions are built with groups of players across two age groups. Starting Fall 2024 we will be following US Soccer guidelines to group players by birth years. 

    For Fall 2024:

    U6 Age Groups: Players born in 2019 & 2020

    U8 Age Groups: Players born in 2017 & 2018

    U10 Age Groups: Players born in 2015 & 2016

    U12 Age Groups: Players born in 2014 & 2013

    U15 Age Groups: Players born in 2012, 2011 & 2010

    U18 Age Groups: Players born in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006.

    MATCH FORMATS: All of our recreation divisions are built with groups of players across two age groups. Click the Links to see match formats:

    U6 Age Groups will play 3v3 Mini Soccer

    U8 Age Groups will play 4v4 Match Format

    U10 Age Groups will play 7v7 Match Format

    U12, U15 & U18 Age Groups will all play 9v9 Match Format

     

  • Equipment & Uniforms

    SVU RECREATION JERSEY KIT

    This jerseys will be an additional $24.00 fee. They will be necessary to purchase, if you did not participate during the Spring 2021, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 season.

  • Financial Aid

    The purpose of the SVU Financial Aid program is to provide financial support for families with the greatest need so that they may participate in SVU programs without financial hardship. Financial aid is available in the fall and spring for qualifying families in the Recreation, Challenge and Travel programs based on demonstrated need and SVU’s ability to fund the assistance.

    Financial Aid Application and Approval

    All families requesting financial aid must complete a Financial Aid Form. All financial aid requests will be reviewed by staff and will be kept confidential. Applicants for financial aid MUST APPLY EACH TAX YEAR (April 15-April 15), with complete and current Information. The level of aid for which an applicant qualifies can be requested for programs throughout the year.  However, each financial aid request must be approved for each program.  Each financial aid request is subject to available funds. Any financial aid awards given will apply only to the current program registration.

    Completed Financial Aid Forms may be emailed to the SVU Support Team [email protected], mailed or dropped off at the SVU Office (SVU Soccer:  735 East Market Street, Unit C Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

    Financial Aid Coverage

    Financial aid is applied to registration fees only. It does not apply to uniform or other equipment expenses or any additional tournament fees or expenses.

    The amount of financial aid provided may vary by family. The amount is determined based on participation in public assistance programs (Medicaid, Free/Reduced Lunch Program, etc.), or by documenting income within established limits, as well as the total amount of aid offered to all other participants during the season.

    The aid approved on that form will only apply to the current program you applied for. Any aid requested for additional programs (camps, clinics, additional training, etc.) will need to be submitted in writing. Submitting a new application is not necessary within the same tax year.  Not all programs are eligible for financial aid.

    English Copies
    Financial Aid Application – All Programs

    Copias En Español
    Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera – Todos los Programas

    
                
  • Volunteer to Coach!

    Coaching in SVU Recreation League

    Head Coach (Recreation)
    The recreation head coach is responsible for managing team practices and games. The coach is expected to follow and implement the curriculum for the specific age group assigned. The Head Coach can expect to volunteer 2-3 hours per week from September through October and April through May. Practices are held one night per week in your home area with a game at Monger Fields on Saturdays. The coach is required to pass a background check, complete the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) Safe Sport Training and participate in pre-season coach training.

    Assistant Coach (Recreation)
    The recreation assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in running team practices and games. The assistant coach is expected to follow and implement the curriculum for the specific age group assigned. If needed the Assistant Coach may act as the head coach for a team. The assistant coach can expect to volunteer 2-3 hours per week from September through October and April through May. Practices are held one night per week in your home area with a game at Monger Fields on Saturdays.

    The assistant coach is required to pass a background check, complete the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) Safe Sport Training and strongly encouraged to participate in pre-season coach training.

  • Spring 2024 Details
  • Practice Regions
  • Age Groups & Match Formats
  • Equipment & Uniforms
  • Financial Aid
  • Volunteer to Coach!

Spring 2024 Details

IMPORTANT DATES:
Practice Begins:
 Week of April 1st, 2024
Match Dates: All Saturdays: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/7, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1
*no matches on 5/25 (memorial day weekend)

Practices are held in 4 areas on the city/county. Players have the choice to be on a any team in any of our regions as it does not need to be the same area of residence.

PRICES:
$TBD for 2024-25 – for all U5-U8 Coed/Girls Divisions
$TBD for 2024-25 For all U9-U14 Coed/Girls Divisions
*This does not include the Jersey fee

Registration Late Fee: $TBD for 2024-25

Practice Regions

MATCH DAY LOCATION:
Monger Park Soccer Complex will be the home of Recreation Match Days for our Spring 2024 season! We are excited to offer an unmatched game day experience for all families, in one location for our whole program. Monger Park Soccer Complex: 6105 S Valley Pike #6051, Mt Crawford, VA 22841

PRACTICE LOCATIONS:
To keep costs down, we rely on municipalities to provide fields. If a municipality decides to close their fields, than an alternate location will be identified as close to the planned location as possible.

Harrisonburg District:
Horizons Edge Sports Campus
325 Cornerstone Ln, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Broadway District:
John C. Elementary School
290 Raider Rd, Broadway VA 22815

Turner Ashby District:
Monger Park Soccer Complex
6105 S Valley Pike #6051, Mt Crawford, VA 22841

Spotswood / East Rock District:
Montevideo Middle School
7648 McGaheysville Rd,
Penn Laird, VA 22841

Age Groups & Match Formats

AGE GROUPS: All of our recreation divisions are built with groups of players across two age groups. Starting Fall 2024 we will be following US Soccer guidelines to group players by birth years. 

For Fall 2024:

U6 Age Groups: Players born in 2019 & 2020

U8 Age Groups: Players born in 2017 & 2018

U10 Age Groups: Players born in 2015 & 2016

U12 Age Groups: Players born in 2014 & 2013

U15 Age Groups: Players born in 2012, 2011 & 2010

U18 Age Groups: Players born in 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006.

MATCH FORMATS: All of our recreation divisions are built with groups of players across two age groups. Click the Links to see match formats:

U6 Age Groups will play 3v3 Mini Soccer

U8 Age Groups will play 4v4 Match Format

U10 Age Groups will play 7v7 Match Format

U12, U15 & U18 Age Groups will all play 9v9 Match Format

 

Equipment & Uniforms

SVU RECREATION JERSEY KIT

This jerseys will be an additional $24.00 fee. They will be necessary to purchase, if you did not participate during the Spring 2021, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 season.

Financial Aid

The purpose of the SVU Financial Aid program is to provide financial support for families with the greatest need so that they may participate in SVU programs without financial hardship. Financial aid is available in the fall and spring for qualifying families in the Recreation, Challenge and Travel programs based on demonstrated need and SVU’s ability to fund the assistance.

Financial Aid Application and Approval

All families requesting financial aid must complete a Financial Aid Form. All financial aid requests will be reviewed by staff and will be kept confidential. Applicants for financial aid MUST APPLY EACH TAX YEAR (April 15-April 15), with complete and current Information. The level of aid for which an applicant qualifies can be requested for programs throughout the year.  However, each financial aid request must be approved for each program.  Each financial aid request is subject to available funds. Any financial aid awards given will apply only to the current program registration.

Completed Financial Aid Forms may be emailed to the SVU Support Team [email protected], mailed or dropped off at the SVU Office (SVU Soccer:  735 East Market Street, Unit C Harrisonburg, VA 22801)

Financial Aid Coverage

Financial aid is applied to registration fees only. It does not apply to uniform or other equipment expenses or any additional tournament fees or expenses.

The amount of financial aid provided may vary by family. The amount is determined based on participation in public assistance programs (Medicaid, Free/Reduced Lunch Program, etc.), or by documenting income within established limits, as well as the total amount of aid offered to all other participants during the season.

The aid approved on that form will only apply to the current program you applied for. Any aid requested for additional programs (camps, clinics, additional training, etc.) will need to be submitted in writing. Submitting a new application is not necessary within the same tax year.  Not all programs are eligible for financial aid.

English Copies
Financial Aid Application – All Programs

Copias En Español
Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera – Todos los Programas


Volunteer to Coach!

Coaching in SVU Recreation League

Head Coach (Recreation)
The recreation head coach is responsible for managing team practices and games. The coach is expected to follow and implement the curriculum for the specific age group assigned. The Head Coach can expect to volunteer 2-3 hours per week from September through October and April through May. Practices are held one night per week in your home area with a game at Monger Fields on Saturdays. The coach is required to pass a background check, complete the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) Safe Sport Training and participate in pre-season coach training.

Assistant Coach (Recreation)
The recreation assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in running team practices and games. The assistant coach is expected to follow and implement the curriculum for the specific age group assigned. If needed the Assistant Coach may act as the head coach for a team. The assistant coach can expect to volunteer 2-3 hours per week from September through October and April through May. Practices are held one night per week in your home area with a game at Monger Fields on Saturdays.

The assistant coach is required to pass a background check, complete the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) Safe Sport Training and strongly encouraged to participate in pre-season coach training.