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6U (4 and 5 year olds) and 8U (6 and 7 year olds) Recreational Soccer

6U Recreational Soccer Division (4 and 5 year olds)
Games on Thursday nights - Required Items: Size 3 Soccer ball, Cleats, Shin guards, and Water bottle.
Players in this group begin playing soccer in a more traditional sense and are introduced to the team concept.  Each team practices once a week (either Monday or Tuesday) and plays one game per week on Thursday night.  Games will be set up as 3v3, with no goalkeepers to encourage individual development.  This age will also utilize the "New Ball Method".  The New Ball Method means that when a ball goes out of bounce, a coach will supply a new ball into the game.  This cuts down on time spent chasing stray balls and restarting the game. 

8U Recreational Soccer Division (6 and 7 year olds)
Games on Saturdays - Required Items: Size 3 soccer ball, Cleats, Shin guards, and Water bottle. 
This program begins to prepare players for a more organized style of the game.  Each team practices once a week (Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday) and plays one game per week on Saturday.  Games are set up as 5v5, with goalkeepers.  This age will introduce throw-ins, goal kicks, and corner kicks.  No referees are used.  However, our coaches will still help with controlling each game, which will keep the game play moving quickly.  This will help cut down on time spent chasing stray balls and restarting the game. 

Practice nights are either Monday or Tuesday nights.  Time slots are 5:30 and 6:30.
Coaches get to pick their practice days and times, so we do not know when coaches will practice till after teams have been formed. We want to be flexible to our coaches first, as they are volunteering their time and have busy schedules just like the rest of us. We will try to work with families who have practice conflicts, but we cannot make any guarantees.  You should be contacted from your coach by the second week of September for the fall season and by the second week of February for the spring season.

GAMES for 6U 
Will be played on Thursday nights
Games for 8U Will be on Saturday mornings
Fall games typically start the second/Third week of September
Spring games Typically begin the first or second week of March

Click: Registration for instructions on how to register. 


Registration fees cover the cost of site Directors, fields, field maintenance, field equipment, insurance and registration through GA Soccer.


Uniforms for 6U and 8U include a jersey color coded by team with the Rapids FC logo. 


Shin guards are mandatory for practice and games for all players. Players must provide their own shin guards and soccer ball. Sizes of soccer ball needed: 6U- 8U age groups use size #3

The recreational teams are coached by parents and volunteers. The only requirement is that our volunteers have a love for working with kids, enjoy helping kids and have a desire to be involved in the lives of children! Soccer experience is not a coaching requirement! There are many educational resources that can show the way. Our coaches are encouraged to get coaching licenses, which help coaches learn how to coach and what is age-appropriate. Rapids FC strives to place every child on a team who wants to play, but we can only form as many teams as we have coaches for. Not only do we support our volunteer coaches, the success of the club relies heavily on families volunteering! The volunteer coach is one of the most integral parts of Rapids FC and we value their dedication and commitment to ensuring that our kids are safe and having fun.