Fall 2017 Soccer Grading

Welcome back to Carrollton Recreational Soccer. We look forward to getting the fall season underway. In order for us to begin the season we will need to grade all players who will be playing in the U8, U10, and U13 leagues. Our schedule for grading this upcoming weekend is below. When coming to grading your child should bring a ball, cleats and shin guards. We will also be holding an informational session for our new U-17 league on Saturday as well.
The concession will be open during grading.

We plan on selecting teams between Aug 27th and September 3rd. You should hear from your coach by the 1st week of September. 

 
Grading:
Weather permitting we plan on holding grading at the Fly Soccer Fields.
 
U-8 Boys A-L Friday, August 18th 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Field 2
U-8 Boys M-Z Saturday, August 19th 10:00am to 12:00pm, Field 2
 
U-8 Girls A-L Friday, August 18th 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Field 1
U-8 Girls M-Z Saturday, August 19th 9:00am to 11:00am, Field 1
 
U-10 Boys A-L Saturday, August 19th 9:00am to 11:00am, Field 5 (U13 Field)
U-10 Boys M-Z Sunday, August 20th 9:00am to 11:00am, Field 2
 
U-10 Girls A-L Friday, August 18th 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Field 3
U-10 Girls M-Z Saturday, August 19th 10:00am to 12:00pm, Field 3
 
U-13 Boys Saturday, August 19th 9:00am to 11:00am, Field 4, Closest to the Hill
U-13 Girls Saturday, August 19th 9:00am to 11:00am, Field 4, Away from the Hill
 
U-17 Informational Session Saturday, August 19th 11:00am to 12:00pm, Field 4
 
If you have any questions, please contact us at soccer@carrolltonboosters.org

Fall Soccer 2017

THE PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 3 – 16 as of
December 31, 2017. Please note that this date conforms with national and worldwide soccer organizations. You may believe your child is being assigned to an age group that is inappropriate, but it will be the correct one in accordance with the defined age groupings.

Registered players are placed in the following leagues according to date of birth:

U-4 mixed: Boys and Girls who will be 3 on December 31, 2017
U-6 mixed: Boys and Girls who will be 4 or 5 on December 31, 2017
U-8 Boys: Boys who will be 6 or 7 on December 31, 2017
U-8 Girls: Girls who will be 6 or 7 on December 31, 2017
U-10 Boys: Boys who will be 8 or 9 on December 31, 2017
U-10 Girls: Girls who will be 8 or 9 on December 31, 2017
U-13 Boys: Boys who will be 10,11, or 12 on December 31, 2017
U-13 Girls: Girls who will be 10,11, or 12 on December 31, 2017
U-17 mixed*: Boys and Girls who will be 13,14,15 or 16 on Dec. 31, 2017

*The U-17 Co-ed league is new this season, and its format will be determined by the number of players who sign up.

Children in our 3-year-old program (U-4 mixed) are divided into small training groups that meet on Saturday mornings. Each session will include some basic soccer skill training and plenty of fun. All sessions are expected to be held at the Carrollton Boosters’ Riverview sports complex (baseball/softball fields) on the “Fly” behind the Audubon Zoo.

All other players U-6 and older are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games from mid-September through mid-November. Most games will be on Saturdays, at varying times, plus the U-10 and U-13 leagues will also have Friday evening games. Coaches will schedule practices, usually held on weekday evenings, after the teams are drafted. U-6 teams do not generally practice outside of their Saturday time slot.

All games will be held on the “Fly” behind Audubon Zoo, and team practices will be held either on the “Fly” or at the Cuccia-Byrnes playground at 8321 Forshey St., near the Carrollton Ave. post office.

Players will be issued a team shirt and socks, to be worn at all games. They will also need shin guards, plus either soccer cleats (preferable) or tennis shoes. Each player should have his or her own ball as well. Appropriate ball sizes are #3 for U-4, U-6 and U-8, #4 for U-10 and U-13, and #5 for U-17.

For more information about our soccer programs, please go to the Downloads page and download:  
 
“Rec Soccer 2017-18.pdf”


REGISTRATION
To register, click on the registration tab and follow the procedure. The fee is $100 per child for the U-4 program. For all other age groups, the registration fee is $125 for the first child, plus $100 for each additional child. Note: If registering more than one child, be sure to register all children
before checking out in order to receive the discount automatically.
You may pay on line by credit card or you may choose the option to send a check, but note that your registration is not considered complete until fees are paid. Players who are not registered will not be graded or drafted onto teams.
Note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some leagues will inevitably fill up, so we urge you to register your children as soon as possible.

Contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com for more information or for payment assistance.


GRADING and DRAFTING

All players in the U-8, U-10, and U-13 leagues must be graded in order to be eligible to be drafted onto a team. Grading has not been scheduled yet but will likely begin on Saturday, August 19, and continue the following week. Consult our web site in early August for the grading schedule. Make-up grading sessions will be announced later as well. Players who do not attend grading are subject to being excluded from the league.

All players, including those in the U-6 beginner league, are assigned to teams through a player draft.
By registering your child, you agree to having him or her placed in the player draft, during which any of our volunteer coaches may pick him or her onto a team.  Carrollton Boosters does not guarantee placement of any player onto any particular team, or onto a team with any particular other player(s).  The only exceptions are that coaches get to pick their own children, and that siblings are placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian.  After players have been drafted onto a team, registration fees will not be refunded or credited, except in cases of illness or injury.

COACHES
When registering your child or children for soccer, please consider coaching your child’s team. Carrollton relies on volunteer parents to coach its teams. Coaching is an excellent way to not only develop a greater appreciation for soccer, but to form a special bond with your son or daughter as the season progresses. In order to coach, simply answer “yes” to the question when registering, then also register yourself as a coach, and we will contact you. We will be scheduling coaching clinics in late August/early September.

SPONSORS
Another way to contribute to our program is to sponsor your child’s team. Sponsors select the team’s colors and name, and may include a business name and logo as well. The fee is $275 and can be paid with your child’s registration or can be paid by a separate check. Simply answer “yes” to the sponsor question when registering your child, then, after you have completed your child(ren)’s registration, choose one of three ways to get your sponsor info to us:

  • Click this link to be taken directly to our sponsor form: Sponsor Form



  • click the “Soccer sponsor form” tab on our website’s home page



*** Important to note:
  • Sponsorship choices (colors and team names) are determined by the date they are submitted, i.e first come, first served.

  • Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise.

If you have any questions regarding sponsoring a team, please contact Missy McLellan at 504-914-7786 or by email to developmentcoordinator@carrolltonboosters.org


THE NEW ORLEANS JESTERS IN-SEASON SKILLS CLINIC
Carrollton’s partner in soccer, the New Orleans Jesters of the Premier Developmental League, serve as trainers for our young players and will conduct clinics for our volunteer parent-coaches.

Carrollton offers, for an additional fee of
$50, a series of clinics (training sessions) on Friday evenings throughout the soccer season. The clinics are conducted by members of the Jesters soccer club. You may opt to register your child(ren) for the Friday clinics with your soccer registration, or you may contact Alan Godchaux, algodch@aol.com, to add the clinics later on.

The Jesters also run the NOLA Soccer Academy, which features Pre-Elite and Elite training programs, in which Carrollton Boosters recreational players are invited to participate.

DONATIONS
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the following funds:
Capital Fund - contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.
Scholarship Fund – contributions to this fund help allow Carrollton to include financially underprivileged children in our various programs.
Security Fund – contributions to this fund help Carrollton maintain a visible security force at all our venues.


For more information about our soccer programs, please go to the Downloads page and download:  
 
“Rec Soccer 2017-18.pdf”