Recreational League

Program Overview

The Flight Recreational League is designed as a fun instruction-based soccer league for boys and girls born in 2019 through 2006. 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 2023 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 24th - Game Schedule sent to Coaches

August 25th - Recreational Coaches Clinic

August 27th - Coaches Meeting

August 28th - Practice Starts

September 10th - First Games kick-off

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

Spring 2024 Key Dates

December 1st - Early-Bird Registrations opens

December 31st - Early Bird Registrations ends

January 1st - Regular Registrations begins

January 15th - Late Registration begins

January 29th - Game Schedule sent to Coaches

February 4th - Coaches Education Day/Meeting

February 5th - Practice Starts

February 18th - First Games kick-off

February 24th/25th - Player/Team Photos Weekend

 

 

 

Game Days

Game NumbersFall Season (2023) DatesSpring Season (2024) Dates
Game #1Sunday, September 10thSunday, February 18th
Game #2Saturday, September 23rdSaturday, February 24th
Game #3Sunday, September 24thSunday, February 25th
Game #4Sunday, October 1st ( 4v4 & 5v5 ONLY )Saturday, March 9th ( 4v4 & 5v5 ONLY )
Game #4Saturday, October 7th ( 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 ONLY )Saturday, March 16th ( 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 ONLY )
Game #5Sunday, October 8thSunday, March 17th
Game #6Sunday, October 15thSunday, March 24th
Game #7Sunday, October 22ndSaturday, April 6th
Game #8Sunday, October 29thSunday, April 7th
Make Up/Rain Out DatesMonday, October 30th thru Thursday, November 2ndMonday, April 8th thru Thursday, April 11th

  • 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/Mazda’ sponsorship on the front however, players born in 2019-2017 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 2019 through 2016
    • Size 4 - Boys & Girls born in 2015 through 2012
    • Size 5 - Boys & Girls born in 2011 and above.
  • Soccer Cleats (No Baseball or Football cleats are permitted)
  • Soccer Shorts
  • Soccer Socks (Worn OVER the shinguards, not under)

Recreational League FAQs

Adam Shaw ( adam_shaw@ascensionflight.org )

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 28th 2023 & Spring practices will begin the week commencing, Monday February 5th 2024.

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 10th 2023 & Spring games will begin Sunday, February 18th 2024. 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 11:30am & last round of games starting at 4:00pm. 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

2019 THROUGH 2016 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $125
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $140
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $165


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $110
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 14th | $125
Late Fee: January 15th thru end of Season | $150

2011 AND 2010 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $200
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $215
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $240


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $185
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 14th | $200
Late Fee: January 15th thru end of Season | $225

2015 & 2014 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $145
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $160
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $185


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $130
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 14th | $145
Late Fee: January 15th thru end of Season | $170

2009 THRU 2007 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st | $240
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $255
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $280


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $225
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 14th | $240
Late Fee: January 15th thru end of Season | $265

2013 & 2012 BIRTH-YEARS

Fall Cost (Covers both Fall & Spring Seasons)
Early Bird Fee: July 1st - July 31st  | $180
Regular Fee: August 1st - August 14th | $195
Late Fee: August 15th thru end of Season | $220


Spring Cost (Covers Spring Season ONLY)
Early Bird Fee: December 1st - December 31st | $165
Regular Fee: January 1st - January 14th | $180
Late Fee: January 15th thru end of Season | $205

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 SPRING SEASON OPEN ON DECEMBER 1ST