2019 SPRING SOCCERPlease take a moment to review the Carrollton Boosters Recreational Soccer Overview
The Carrollton Boosters soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 3 - 16 as of July 31, 2018.
Registered players are placed in the following leagues according to date of birth*:
U-4 mixed: Boys and Girls who were 3 on July 31, 2018
U-6 mixed: Boys and Girls who were 4 or 5 on July 31, 2018
U-8 Boys: Boys who were 6 or 7 on July 31, 2018
U-8 Girls: Girls who were 6 or 7 on July 31, 2018
U-10 Boys: Boys who were 8 or 9 on July 31, 2018
U-10 Girls: Girls who were 8 or 9 on July 31, 2018
U-13 Boys: Boys who were 10,11, or 12 on July 31, 2018
U-13 Girls: Girls who were 10,11, or 12 on July 31, 2018
U-17 mixed: Boys and Girls who were 13,14,15 or 16 on July 31, 2018
* For Spring Soccer, you have the option of advancing your child one age level. For example, if your son is a “soccer 5-year old”, meaning he was 5 as of July 31, 2018, then you will be able to register him for either the U-6 mixed league or the U-8 boys league. Likewise, if your daughter is a “soccer 7-year old”, meaning she was 7 as of July 31, 2018, then you will be able to register her for either the U-8 or the U-10 Girls league.
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 will be held on Saturday mornings 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 late January through early April. Most games will be on Saturdays, at varying times, plus the U-8, 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 the 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 program, please contact soccer commissioner Ed McGinnis at [email protected].
To register, click on the registration tab and follow the procedure. The fee is $125 for the first child, plus $100 for each additional child. 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 [email protected] for more information or for payment assistance.
GRADING & DRAFTING
We will use the grading system we employed a year ago: Players who are registered for the same league in which they played in the Fall 2018 season will not need to be graded. All players who are moving up to a new U-8, U-10, or U-13 age group, and all U-8, U-10, and U-13 players who did not play in the Fall 2018 Carrollton soccer program, will need to be graded. Grading is expected to take place in early January, after the winter break. Consult our web site in mid-December for the grading schedule.
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.
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.
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:
1) Click this link to be taken directly to our soccer sponsor form: Soccer Sponsor Form
2) e-mail your sponsorship information to Missy McLellan at [email protected].
3) 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 [email protected]
THE NEW ORLEANS JESTERS IN-SEASON SKILLS CLINIC
Carrollton’s partner in soccer, the New Orleans Jesters of the Premier Developmental League, serves 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, [email protected], 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. For more information about these programs, contact Kenny Farrell at [email protected]
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Capital Fund. Contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.