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    Fall 2018 Recreational Soccer League - OPEN REGISTRATION


    FALL 2018 SEASON

    Program Dates: Aug 20, 2018 - October 20, 2018


    Why CUSA Recreational Soccer League?

    CUSA has introduced a year round, 4.5 season recreational soccer league this year in response to what we see is a need for a better focus on individual player development in recreational youth soccer. Most of the recreational soccer leagues in the area exclusively use parent volunteer coaches with little to no training and support. They may not have even played the sport prior to being asked to coach a team, just so their son or daughter would be able to play. This is an unfortunate reality with many recreational sports programs, especially in soccer.

    CUSA has decided that this is not in the best interest of either the players or the sport of soccer in the United States, so we have decided to introduce a program that takes a hybrid approach to the training of our recreational youth soccer players. We are partnering up our paid, professional soccer coaching staff with each of the volunteer coaches to ensure that all players, regardless of which team they are assigned to, have the ability to receive age appropriate training every week in activities led by our training staff and implemented by their coaches in a group setting.

    Games will be held on Saturdays, and they will be primarily located at Oak Grove Park. We are looking to partner with other local recreational programs to play friendly games with teams from their organizations, so there may be some local travel to neighboring communities for a small number of games. This will allow players to experience playing other recreational teams from around the area without having to commit to a more extensive competitive travel soccer program.

    What does your program include?

    CUSA Recreational Soccer League is unique to the Dayton area. Instead of all player training being done at random parks in the area, led by volunteer coaches who may not have had access to any formal training or lesson plans, all age levels will have a weekly group practice session led by our team of certified, paid trainers. Each practice will see your player's coach work with the same training methods and materials that our coaches use with our competitive teams. The practices will be led by our experienced training staff in partnership with your player's volunteer coach to ensure that all players are receiving age and skill level appropriate instruction to ensure their development as both a team and as an individual soccer player. By combining this training and our methods of distributing players into teams of balanced skill levels, your players will have a more enjoyable experience, getting more touches on the ball and more opportunities to grow as an individual player and a team member.

    Like many things in life, balance is key. Throughout each season, all players will be evaluated internally by our staff to ensure that from season to season, every team has a balance of players with the appropriate skill levels in order to help prevent lopsided games, as these experiences do not provide opportunities for any player to grow and enjoy the sport. The closer the scores, the more fun the games are to play and watch.

    Your registration fees include new uniform jerseys each season, all trainer fees, all referee fees, and Ohio South Youth Soccer Associaion (OSYSA) and US Youth Soccer membership fees. You will be expected to provide the soccer boots, shin guards, black soccer socks that cover the shin gards, black shorts, and a positive attitude to learn and have fun!

    What about referees?

    CUSA is also excited to announce that we will be using paid, professional USSF Certified referees for all of our games, even our recreational programs! This will not only allow our players to have consistent, high quality referees. We are also working with the Ohio South State Referee Committee on re-introducing the USSF Grade 9 Recreational Youth Referee certification to Ohio. This program will allow new, young referees to learn the game from the perspective of the officials and give them a chance to earn money while doing something they enjoy. By starting at the recreational level, they can learn how to be a referee in a lower pressure environment and still have a defined path to grow into higher levels of officiating if they choose. The USSF Referee Certification program is not only recognized by CUSA and OSSRC, but it is also recognized by both the national SAY and AYSO organizations and in many cases can be used as an equivalent certification in their programs as well.

    Grade 9 Referee Classes will be starting soon and more information will be posted on the CUSA and OSSRC websites.

    I would like to be a volunteer coach for my child's team. Can I get training, too?

    ABSOLUTELY! We offer tuition reimbursement to our volunteer coaches who take NSCAA Development or U.S. Soccer Grassroots coaching courses. If you are interested in these programs, please contact our Director of Coaching for more information.

    We hope to see you out on the pitch!