U6, U8, U10, and Traveling Recreational Team Information!
Congratulations to all SSC recreational teams for an outstanding season! The Stillwater Soccer Club appreciates the many coaches and parents who volunteered to help coordinate activities for the teams. Especially, the Club would like to recognize Jeff Hartman (U6 Coordinator), Edwin Sutherland (U8/U10 Coordinator), and Joe Evans (Traveling Rec Coordinator) for their hard work.
Stay tuned for details about registration and team formation for the fall season. Information will be posted at this site, on our Facebook page, and through Twitter.
Recreational Team Information
U6 - Beginning with the fall 2011 season, the U6 soccer program formerly under Stillwater Parks & Recreation will operate as a part of the Stillwater Soccer Club.
The U6 program, for players ages 4 – 5 years old prior to August 1, joins the U8 Academy, U10 non-traveling recreational, U12 through U19 traveling recreational, and U11 through U19 SSC APEX traveling competitive programs currently operated by SSC.
Registration for the U6 program is $45 and includes a t-shirt. Players are coached and officiated by parent volunteers (training is available), and all sessions are academy style with players rotated through various coaches and training sessions. Games for the U6 program are 3v3 format and will focus on basic rules of the game; parent involvement through coaching; good sportsmanship; and include the technical goals of dribbling, shooting, passing, receiving, basic movement and positioning in a fun and safe learning environment.
The U6s practice schedule will be announced by the U6 Commissioner after registration and before the season begins.
U10 & Traveling U12, U14 & U16 Recreational Soccer
The Organization: The Stillwater Soccer Club (SSC) is a volunteer run organization for the promotion and development of soccer within Stillwater and the surrounding communities. The Club is a division of Frontier Country Soccer Association (FCSA), which is a one of the seven divisions of the Oklahoma Soccer Association (OSA). These groups all adhere to the guidelines set forth by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the Federation Internationale de Futbol Association (FIFA).
Contacts: The SSC phone line is 533-KICK (5425). Visit our website at www.stillwatersoccerclub.com for additional information. We appreciate helpful comments and will try to answer all questions.
Photos and Birth Certificates: At fall registration, or when new in the spring, a photo and a copy of the player's birth certificate are required at registration. The photo will be used to create a photo ID player pass that each coach keeps for referee inspection at games. The birth certificate will be kept on file with SSC's registrar as required by FCSA.
Attire: A jersey will be provided by SSC for use during the season. The items provided by each player are basic shorts and soccer socks (color is set by individual teams), as well as shin guards and soccer cleats cleats.
Teams: Teams are formed to utilize the maximum number of players. Both boys and girls teams are offered when the numbers allow. Girls can play on boy's teams with coach and board approval. Requests for team placement are accepted and serviced as best as possible. Unfortunately, requests cannot be guaranteed.
Games: The fall season starts in early September; the spring season begins in March. Both seasons consist of 7-10 games scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. Coaches should begin contacting players in late August (fall season) or lat February (spring season) and games should begin about mid-September/mid-March. All U10 games are played in Stillwater, and their schedules are set after the traveling team schedules are set. It is important to note that with U12 and above as traveling teams, typically HALF the games will be played in Stillwater and HALF out of town within Frontier Country, generally taking about 1 to 1.5 hrs to reach. It is the policy of SSC and FCSA that each player plays at least half the game.
Cancellation: Games are generally played regardless of weather (except lightening & thunder). However it is sometimes necessary to cancel a game. The team coach is the person to supply this information or call if there are questions.
Practice: Normally practices are held twice per week at a Stillwater location, and are 1 to 1.5 hrs in length and are scheduled by the team's coach.
Coaches: All SSC coaches are volunteers. Many take advantage of training available through OSA. Their clinics are offered at various times and locations throughout the year. With this training, anyone who enjoys working with youth can be an effective coach. Please contact SSC to find out more about coaching.
Referees: The only paid members of SSC are our referees. Anyone willing to learn the game, attend training, AND pass the test (age 12 or older is recommended) can be a referee. Training is offered in Stillwater in early August. Please check our Referees page or contact a member of SSC to find out more about being a referee.
Volunteers: Please consider volunteering for individual teams or the club by notifying the team coach or SSC board members.
Recreational Soccer Documents