SAC/HC is currently offering two different programs for the 7/8 Age Group. We are asking each family to choose the program that best fits their child’s needs. You can choose between the Recreation program and the Rec Plus program:
Recreation or Rec Plus?
It is also important to recognize that SAC/HC is reducing the roster sizes of all its 7/8 teams from 10 players to 9 players. This change will allow every child in the program more playing time and touches on the ball. It also means that there will be some roster changes in the transition to the age group. Please remember that in addition to there being no tryouts for the Rec Plus program, player selection and team formation in this program is not intended to produce super teams – it is designed to enhance player development regardless of who the coach may be. Thus, if a parent chooses to participate in the Rec Plus program and play for a particular coach, assignment to the team will be based on a first come first served basis. Specifically, assignment to a team will be made based on (1) the date the parent registered his/her son or daughter to play for the soccer season, and (2) who the parent requested for a coach in the special request section of the registration form. If you are not among the first eight players registered for a specific Rec Plus coach, and have indicated a preference to play in the Rec Plus program, your son or daughter will be placed on a Rec Plus team that has openings. All players, who request placement in the Rec Plus Program will be so placed.
- Does my child look forward to practices and games?
- Is my child fully engaged in practices and games?
- Did my child attend the overwhelming majority of practices and game during the previous soccer year?
- Does my child play soccer on his/her own or with friends?
If you answered in the affirmative to each of these questions then the Rec Plus program is right for your child. If not, you should choose to have your child participate in the Recreation program.
Also, it is extremely important that you recognize that participation in the Recreation program does not mean that your son or daughter will be discouraged from participating in the Select or Travel team program in the following year. You are merely selecting a less intensive program at this stage of your son or daughters soccer development.
If your child was originally registered for the Recreation program, but would now like to participate in the Rec Plus program, please contact both your Age Group Coordinator and SAC/HC’s Registrar as soon as possible. To view a list of all Rec Age Group Coordinators and their contact information, please use the “Age Group Coordinators” link located in the left navigation column. All SAC/HC Office Staff and their contact information can be found within the “Club” section of our website.