Youth/Teen (Grades 1-12)

Hudson United’s Recreational Youth/Teen leagues provide players the opportunity to play and learn the game of soccer in an environment that is filled with fun, friends, and fitness.

Recreational soccer is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and the development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. It can be a great activity for the beginning player as an introduction to a team sport. It can also be a great activity for the skilled player that enjoys soccer but prefers or can only commit to playing once a week.

Teams are formed based on age with a balance of experience and ability. Players usually remain on the same team all year, so friend requests are welcomed. Recreational players all have equal playing time, so there is no bench warming.


Outdoor Format: 90 minutes on Saturdays for the fall outdoor session. The 90 minutes will include a warmup/practice and then a game. The outdoor start times can be 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm. Outdoor games are played at Barlow Farm Park in Hudson.

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Boys or Girls

1st

4 vs 4

25 minutes

4 x 10 minutes

No

No

No

2 tries

Size 3

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Boys or Girls

2nd/3rd

7 vs 7

25 minutes

4 x 12 minutes

No

Yes

Yes

2 tries

Size 4

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Boys or Girls

4th/5th

8 vs 8

25 minutes

4 x 12 minutes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 try

Size 4

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Coed

6th-8th

8 vs 8

20 minutes

4 x 15 minutes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 try

Size 5

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Coed

9th-12th

11 vs 11

10 minutes

2 x 35 minutes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 try

Size 5

Indoor Format: 60 minutes on Saturdays for the indoor sessions. The 60 minutes will include a short warm up/practice and then a game. All games are played at NC Soccer in Hudson. There are only 3 large fields at NC Soccer, so the indoor start times can be as early as 8:20 AM or as late as 4:00 PM. Age groups usually play during a particular time slot.

Indoor team schedules will be based on the number of players that register and the number of coaches that volunteer. 

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Boys or Girls

1st

4 vs 4

15 minutes

4 x 8 minutes

No

No

No

2 tries

Size 3

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Boys or Girls

2nd/3rd

7 vs 7

15 minutes

4 x 8 minutes

No

Yes

Yes

2 tries

Size 4

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Boys or Girls

4th/5th

7 vs 7

15 minutes

2 x 20 minutes

No

Yes

Yes

1 try

Size 4

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Coed

6th-8th

6 vs 6

15 minutes

2 x 20 minutes

No

Yes

Yes

1 try

Size 5

Division

Grade

Players

Warm Up

Game

Offside

Direct Kicks

Goalie

Throw In

Ball

Coed

9th-12th

6 vs 6

15 minutes

2 x 20 minutes

No

Yes

Yes

1 try

Size 5

CoachingGames are coached by a parent volunteer. Many of our volunteer coaches come with soccer playing or soccer coaching experience. We also have coaches that have no soccer or coaching experience but are enthusiastic and enjoy making soccer fun for kids. All coaches are provided coaching assistance and support from the Hudson United Director of Youth Recreational Soccer. To ensure the safety of our players, all our recreational coaches and assistant coaches complete an online background check and an online concussion training course.

Player Developmental Track: All interested recreational players grades 1st-5th grade may consider exploring the Hudson United Travel Program. Most of our travel players start in the recreational league.

CalendarThere are four 7-week sessions for 2022/2023. Players may choose to participate in one or all 4 of the sessions. The fall session is played at Barlow Farm Park in Hudson. All Indoor games are played at NC Soccer in Hudson.

2022-2023 Fall Recreational Outdoor Soccer Session:

 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8,10/15

*No soccer on 9/3 due to Labor Day Weekend*

Registration for this session is July 1, 2022-July 31, 2022.

2022-2023 Recreational Indoor Soccer Session #1:

10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

*No soccer 11/26 due to Thanksgiving Weekend*

Registration for this session is Sept. 11, 2022-Oct. 15, 2022

2022-2023 Recreational Indoor Soccer Session #2:

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18

Registration for this session is Nov. 6, 2022-Dec.17, 2022.

2022-2023 Recreational Indoor Soccer Session #3:

 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22,4/29

*No soccer on 3/25 & 4/1 due to Hudson’s Spring Break *

Registration for this session is Jan. 15, 2023-Feb.18, 2023.

 

Equipment

Jersey: All registered players receive a Hudson United jersey the first session that they play. This jersey will be use over the course of all 4 sessions.


Shin Guards: All players must wear shin guards to all games. Players are not permitted to play without shin guards. Shin pads need to be under soccer socks.
Shoes: Soccer shoes with rubber cleats are desirable but not required for outdoor soccer. Tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes are required for indoor games. No outdoor shoes with cleats are permitted indoors.


Mouth Guards: Parents should consider having their child wear a properly fitted mouth guard.


Water: We also encourage players bring a filled water bottle to all games.


Soccer Balls: Players should bring a soccer ball each week. See size chart above.


Jewelry: If possible, leave jewelry at home. Players will be required to remove bracelets, necklaces, and earrings before playing.

Cost

$85 per session. Each registered player receives a jersey to keep (one jersey per year). Other expenses covered by the registration fee include referee fees, outdoor field lining and usage, indoor field usage, insurance, administrative costs, and equipment usage including goals, nets, cones. 

Direct questions to Kristy Hunt, Director of Youth Recreational Soccer at khuntsoccer@gmail.com.

Hudson United Soccer
P.O. Box 2122
Hudson, OH 44236
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