(Please note: due to the fluidity of the situation, this policy is subject to change at any time.)
Masks are not required to be worn by players, but are recommended. Coaches, parents, and spectators who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask when at least 6 ft. of physical distance can not be maintained. Coaches will do their best to keep players physically distanced when possible.
The league is designed to provide youth with a positive opportunity to learn, enjoy, and participate in the sport of soccer.
GENERAL LEAGUE FORMAT: The learning environment of the age divisions of the Penfield Recreation soccer program is structured to progress children through game/activity experiences appropriate to their developing physical and mental abilities. In the 6 & 7 divisions the children play the Micro format. 8 and above divisions play regular formatted soccer.
REQUESTS: Although we attempt to meet requests for team placement (i.e. play with friend, neighbor, particular coach), THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEES! No requests accepted after teams are formed in late April.
COACHES: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Teams are coached by enthusiastic persons who volunteer their time so that children may enjoy the sport. We need your support! If you would like to volunteer your time, please indicate on the registration form. These youth need your support and interest! Before the start of the program all coaches are invited to a coaches meeting to discuss their league format.
The Town of Penfield does not carry medical insurance for program participants. Player headgear remains optional for participation in our soccer league.
6 Division: Children meet one night per week (choose Tuesday or Thursday) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Parents will receive a letter in late May with specific details of when and where the program will operate. Children will take home a program soccer ball at the conclusion of the program.
7 Division: Children meet two times per week. Coaches will hold one practice per week - location, time, and day scheduled at their discretion. Meeting time on Wednesdays is either 6:15 or 7:15 pm; times alternate weekly. You will receive a schedule for the entire program on the first meeting night. Halfway into the season, teams will begin play against one another in fun, micro format “games.”
8-10 Divisions: Children will be contacted by their coach in late May; practices will begin at that time. Teams usually play one game per week between the hours of 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Games are generally played on the designated night although some alternate play days may be necessary. Practice locations, days, and times, may vary from week to week and are held at the discretion of the coach.