Recreational League

Program Overview

The Flight Recreational League is designed as a fun instruction-based soccer league for boys and girls born in 2016 through 2003. 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 2020 Key Dates

July 1st - Early-Bird Registrations opens

August 17th - Team Creation begins

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

September 7th - Teams sent to Coaches & Parents

September 21st - Practice Starts

September 27th - Recreational Coaches Meeting - Virtual

September 28th - Late Registration begins

October 1st - Parent Meeting - Virtual

October 3rd & 4th - Player/Team Photos Weekend #1

October 4th - First Games kick-off & Registration ends

October 18th  - Player/Team Photos Weekend #2

Spring 2021 Key Dates

December 1st - Early-Bird Registration opens

January 1st - Regular Registration & Team Creation/Adjustment begins

February 1st - Late Registration begins

February 13th - Recreational Coaches Meeting - (details to be sent via email)

February 14th - Registration & Team Creation/Adjustment ends

February 15th - Practice starts

February 23rd - Parent Meeting - (details to be sent via email)

February 28th - First Games kick-off

March 7th - Player/Team Photos Weekend #1

March 13th-15th - No Recreational Games due to Jambalaya Cup Tournament

March 28th - Player/Team Photos Weekend #2 - (details sent via email)

April 24th - Medals handed to Coaches for Players

May 8th - Last date for Games to be played

Game Days (revised August 26th, 2020)

Game NumbersFall Season (2020) DatesSpring Season (2021) Dates
Game #1Sunday, October 4thSunday, February 28th
Game #2Sunday, October 11thSunday, March 7th
Game #3Sunday, October 18thSunday, March 21st
Game #4Saturday, October 24thSunday, March 28th
Game #5Sunday, October 25thSunday, April 11th
Game #6Sunday, November 1stSunday, April 18th
Game #7Saturday, November 14thSaturday, April 24th
Game #8Sunday, November 15thSunday, April 25th
Rainout/Make-up #1*Saturday, November 21stSaturday, May 1st
Rainout/Make-up #2*Sunday, November 22ndSunday, May 2nd
Rainout/Make-up #3*Sunday, December 6th (if needed)Saturday, May 8th

  • 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.

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 2016-2013 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 2017 through 2013
    • Size 4 - Boys & Girls born in 2012 through 2009
    • Size 5 - Boys & Girls born in 2008 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 registrations, closing on August 31st and December 1st for Spring registrations, closing mid-February.

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.

Practices generally begin mid-August for the Fall Season lasting around 10-weeks. In the Spring practices start mid-February also lasting around 10-weeks.

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

 Cajun Industries Soccer Complex

Games generally start the second Sunday after your first practice, all teams will play a total of 8 games each season (Fall & Spring)

Games are played on Sunday afternoons from 1pm with the last games starting at 5:30pm. Recreational Teams play 1-game per week.

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

Recreational League - Cost & Registration

2016 THROUGH 2013 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - August 31st | $115
Regular Fee: September 1st - September 28th | $130
Late Fee: September 29th - October 4th | $155


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $100
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 31st | $115
Late Fee: February 1st - February 14th | $140

2012 & 2011 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - August 31st | $135
Regular Fee: September 1st - September 28th | $150
Late Fee: September 29th - October 4th | $175


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $120
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 31st | $135
Late Fee: February 1st - February 14th | $160

2010 AND ABOVE BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - August 31st  | $170
Regular Fee: September 1st - September 27th | $185
Late Fee: September 29th - October 4th | $210


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $155
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 31st | $170
Late Fee: February 1st - February 14th | $195

New Account Required for 2020/21 Season Registration