SPRING SEASON - 2017
REGISTRATION: January 23 - February 10, 2017 at Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT). Kindergarten registration is limited to 120 children and may end before February 10 if the limit is reached. You may register in person at the Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) Office, 100 County Drive, Grafton. Office hours are 8:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or you may mail your completed registration form with a check to SOCCER-PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690. Please make check payable to "TREASURER, COUNTY OF YORK." Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted as well. You may also register ONLINE under the Registration Information link.
ELIGIBILITY: Those who are in grades K-12 may participate. Participants who are currently in grades 9-12 and are in the process of trying out for a school soccer team, are encouraged to register. Refunds will be given to those participants who make the school team.
NEW THIS SEASON! We are now accepting non-county residents!
FEES: Residents - $55 for the first child; $50 for each additional child per family, York County Residents only
Non-County Residents - $90 for all non-county residents
FEE WAIVED: Fee waived for York County families falling within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - Federal Food Stamp) eligibility limits. Proof of eligibility along with proper ID are required for registration in person at the PRT office. This waiver is available for York County residents only.
SPECIAL REQUESTS: Teams are put together based on grade, gender, siblings, school, and experience. Since there are over 1,000 registered children, special requests cannot be accepted. Registrations received after the deadline will automatically be placed on a waiting list and assigned to teams on an as-needed basis.
EQUIPMENT: Participants must provide their own shin guards and wear them to all practices and games. Shoes with molded soles are recommended but sneakers are acceptable. Shoes that have detachable, metal, or full sized toe cleats are prohibited. All jewelry is prohibited. Uniform tee-shirts are provided for grades 1-12 and must be worn for all games. No shorts/pants with zippers or pockets allowed at practices and games.
INSTRUCTIONAL KINDERGARTEN CLASS (GRADE K): This coed program is for current kindergarteners. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in learning the fundamentals of soccer. Classes meet for one hour on Saturday for eight (8) consecutive weeks, beginning March 4. There is a maximum of 30 children per class (two classes per site.) Tee-shirts are not provided. Program culminates with a game for the parents to see their children demonstrate what they have learned!
LEAGUES: Leagues offered are 'Coed' (boys & girls) and 'Girls Only'. If not enough girls registered for a Girls Only league, they have the option to participate in the Coed league.
COACHES MEETING: The coaches meetings are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 for grades 1 through 6, and Wednesday, March 8 for grades 7 through 12. Coaches are volunteers and are always needed!
PRACTICES/GAMES: Practices and games will be held at various county schools and public parks. Weekly practices and games will be scheduled on Saturdays and two weeknights. Practices will begin on Saturday, March 11, 2017.