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Outdoor Soccer - Youth Rules & Regulations    









- All parents coaching will have their child's fee waived.  If you have already paid, the money will be refunded to you soon.


-Program length:

U-8 EVERY TUESDAY from May 26 – July 7th (rain makeup is July 14th)

U-10 EVERY WEDNESDAY from May 27th – July 8th (rain makeup is July 15th)

U-12 EVERY THURSDAY from May 28th – July 9th (rain makeup is July 16th)


- COACHES: PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL YOUR PLAYERS/PARENTS ASAP!  Shirts should be ready and handed by the 2nd day of soccer.  Please inform that shin guards, while not mandatory, are safe and suggested for each child.  Shorts or sport pants are fine, along with sneakers or cleats.  Balls will be provided by the City but can be brought on your own too.  Balls will be set on the fields prior to game time by the City of Plattsburgh.


-On the first day, please tell parents to report to the appropriate soccer field and only you need to report to the soccer shed to receive whistles or any other info from me. 


- Soccer Coordinator Contact: Justyn Gordon (726-6922) or (324-7709)…



- Cancellations and Weather Policy

In the event that weather or other issues force us to cancel scheduled events, games or practices, we will take the following steps:

·         We will cancel as soon as possible to give teams as much notice as possible.

·         Once a game or program is determined to be cancelled, we will send out an email to everyone who is enrolled in our system and also post the cancellation on our City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department Facebook page. 

·         Cancellations will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Occasionally we encounter conflicting schedules, time constraints or other events that prevent rescheduling games.  In such cases, we reserve the right to not reschedule, but we will only do this if absolutely necessary.




- Philosophy of Recreation Soccer: City of Plattsburgh outdoor youth soccer leagues are designed for participation and FUN.  Our philosophy is to provide a recreation outlet to all participants.  Participation, learning and fun, NOT competition, is the essence of our program.


- Wednesday Games:

U-8    6 versus 6 (goalie optional)        2-15 minute games           size 3 or 4 ball

U-10  5 versus 5 (6 w/goalie)              2-15 minute games           size 4 or 5 ball

U-12 5 versus 5 (6 w/goalie)                2-18 or 20 minute games  size 5 ball


-Coaches, the main priority is equal playing time for each child.  At 5:15pm each day, it is good to have a 10-15 minute practice session with your players and then follow the game lengths stated above.  I have attached practice plans for your division to help you with practice ideas and skills, and added some practice lessons below. 


- NO REFEREE.  Coaches (or designated parent/friend) will Referee.  Please only have 1-2 coaches for both teams on the field at once.  Whistles will be provided by the City on the first day, if needed. 


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