Recreational League

Program Overview

The Flight Recreational League is designed as a fun instruction-based soccer league for boys and girls born in 2018 through 2004. These leagues combine learning in a fun and positive environment, and the excitement of league through play. Each session is designed to introduce young players to fundamental, age-appropriate soccer techniques through fun games, and then players put these newly learned skills immediately into their game. The program operates under the simple philosophy that kids learn by playing. Thus, everyone plays virtually 100% of the time, in both practice and games – no lines, short explanations, and lots of touches on the ball.

 

It is our goal that through volunteer coaching and by playing in a fun-filled environment that encourages learning, that this program will provide children with the foundation to enjoy the game of soccer for many years to come. All our volunteer coaches have been subjected to background checks, concussion awareness, and SafeSport training. Flight recommends each Coach to gain their USSF Grassroots Coaching License as part of our ongoing Coach Development.

 

Fall 2022 Key Dates

July 1st - Early-Bird Registrations opens

July 31st - Team Creation begins

August 1st - Early-Bird Registration ends & Regular Registrations begins

August 14th - Teams sent to Coaches & Parents

August 15th - Late Registration Fee begins

August 20th - Back to Club Day

August 21st - Game Schedule sent to Coaches & Coaches Meeting - In Person

August 22nd - Practice Starts

September 11th - First Games kick-off

September 24th & 25th - Player/Team Photos Weekend

November 5th - Flight Recreational Festival

Spring 2023 Key Dates

December 1st - Early-Bird Registrations opens

January 1st - Early Bird Registrations ends

January 2nd - Regular Registrations begins

January 16th - Late Registration begins

January 28th - Back to Club Day

January 29th - Game Schedule sent to Coaches & Coaches Meeting - In Person

January 30th - Practice Starts

February 12th - First Games kick-off

March 18th & 19th - Player/Team Photos Weekend

April 8th - Flight Recreational Festival

 

 

 

Game Days

Game NumbersFall Season (2022) DatesSpring Season (2023) Dates
Game #1Sunday, September 11thSunday, February 12th
Game #2Saturday, September 24thSaturday, February 25th
Game #3Sunday, September 25thSunday, February 26th
Game #4Sunday, October 2nd ( 4v4 & 5v5 ONLY )Saturday, March 12th ( 4v4 & 5v5 ONLY )
Game #5Saturday, October 8th ( 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 ONLY )Saturday, March 18th ( 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 ONLY )
Game #6Sunday, October 9thSunday, March 19th
Game #7Sunday, October 16thSunday, March 26th
Game #8Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rdSaturday, April 1st & Sunday April 2nd
Flight Recreational FestivalSaturday, November 5thSaturday, April 8th
Make Up/Rain Out DatesMonday, November 7th thru Friday, November 11thMonday, April 9th thru Friday, April 13th

  • All teams will receive their allotted 8 games across 10 possible game dates from the weekends above.
  • Game Dates have been scheduled with Holidays, Events and Club Tournaments in mind to reduce the need for reschedule.
  • Certain weekends will not have many referees available so this will have certain age groups on one weekend.

Uniforms & Equipment

The Flight Recreational League Uniforms can be purchased from:

Third Coast Soccer
8342 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225)-927-0171

  • All players are REQUIRED to have both Gray (Home Team Jersey) and Blue (Away Team Jersey) to take part in the league/games.
  • Jerseys MUST have the ‘Team Honda/Toyota’ sponsorship on the front however, players born in 2018-2016 ARE NOT REQUIRED to get numbers on the back of their jersey.
  • Matching shorts and socks are OPTIONAL although they are recommended and can also be purchased at Third Coast Soccer.

Equipment Needs

  • Age Appropriate Sized Soccer Ball:
    • Size 3 - Boys & Girls born in 2018 through 2015
    • Size 4 - Boys & Girls born in 2014 through 2011
    • Size 5 - Boys & Girls born in 2010 and above.
  • Soccer Cleats (No Baseball or Football cleats are permitted)
  • Soccer Shorts
  • Soccer Socks (Worn OVER the shinguards, not under)

Recreational League FAQs

Registration opens on July 1st for Fall & Spring. Spring ONLY Registration then opens up on December 1st.

Once registered, all players go into the "pool" of players for that birth-year. Our staff manually place players into teams, based on their future/current schools and then location if needed. Teams are created based on the Volunteer Head Coaches child. 

One of our certified Recreational Coaches, who are volunteer parents or players and have completed their background checks. Want to Volunteer to Coach? CLICK HERE

 Cajun Industries Soccer Complex

Practices are chosen by the Volunteer Head Coach typically between 5:30pm-7:30pm, Monday through Thursday. Recreational Teams practice 1-day per week.

Fall practices will begin the week commencing Monday, August 23rd 2022 & Spring practice will begin the week commencing, Monday January 30th 2023

Shin Guards underneath the socks, Soccer Cleats, no Football or Baseball cleats are permitted and plenty of water!

Third Coast Soccer 

8342 Perkins Rd suite n, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Fall games will begin Sunday, September 11th 2022 & Spring games will begin Sunday, February 12th 2023. All teams will play a total of 8 games each season (Fall & Spring)

Majority of the games will be played on Sundays with the first round of games starting at 12:00pm & last round of games starting at 4:30pm. Some games may be played on Saturday morning between 9:00am - 12:00pm

Flight Recreational Uniform : Home Team wear Grey Jerseys and the Away Team wear Blue Jerseys. ALL players must wear Shin Guards underneath the socks, Soccer Cleats, no Football or Baseball cleats are permitted and plenty of water!

Recreational League - Cost & Registration

2018 THROUGH 2015 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $115
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $130
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $155


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - January 1st | $100
Regular Fee: January 2nd - January 15th | $115
Late Fee: January 16th thru end of Season | $140

2014 & 2013 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $135
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $150
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $175


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - January 1st | $120
Regular Fee: January 2nd - January 15th | $135
Late Fee: January 16th thru end of Season | $160

2010 AND ABOVE BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $190
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $205
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $230


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - January 1st | $175
Regular Fee: January 2nd - January 15th | $190
Late Fee: January 16th thru end of Season | $215

2012 & 2011 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st  | $170
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $185
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $210


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - January 1st | $155
Regular Fee: January 2nd - January 15th | $170
Late Fee: January 16th thru end of Season | $195

SOME AGE GROUPS MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO FULL CAPACITY & ONLY ACCEPTING PLAYERS FOR WAITLIST

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROGRAM OR WANT TO BE PLACED ONTO THE WAITLIST THEN PLEASE EMAIL ADAM_SHAW@ASCENSIONFLIGHT.ORG