Recreational soccer is offered in the fall and spring for youth Preschool through 2nd grade and is sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District.
All Sunflake soccer scheduled for tonight (Thurs., Sept 20) has been cancelled due to the forecasted weather for this evening.
2018 Fall Sunflake Soccer
Equipment Hand Out for Coaches – Wednesday, Aug 29 @ 5:30-7:00pm (Bringewatt Park)
Fall Season: September 4 – October 13, 2018
Ages: Preschool through 2nd grade
(Preschoolers must be 4 years old by April 1, 2018 for Spring Sessions and must be 4 prior to September 1, 2018 for the Fall Session.)
Teams: Preschool and Kindergarten teams will be co-ed. All other teams are either boys or girls. Teams are formed on a basis according to grade, school, or number of registered players.
3RD – 6TH GRADE SOCCER is ran by Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club. Visit the GGFSC website for more information and registrations.
Sunflake Soccer 2018 Fall Season
- Please read this: 2018 Fall Info Sheet
Registration Window (June 19 – August 15)
Activity Codes for online registration
- 123123-00 – Preschool
- 123123-01 – Kindergarten
- 123123-12 – First Grade
- 123123-21 – Second Grade
All practices and games dates are weather permitting
September 5th for PreK & Kindergarten – Due to Labor Day falling on Monday, September 3rd. Preschool and Kindergarten Soccer will have their first practice on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:00-6:30pm. All remaining practices will be on Mondays at 6:00-6:30pm.
September 4 for Boys Grades 1&2
September 6 for Girls Grades 1&2
First Games: Saturday, September 15 (5 weeks of games)
Last Saturday Games End of Spring Season: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Team Rosters – Will be emailed and posted on our website prior to the start of the season.
All Practices start @ 6:00pm unless noted on schedule. Later in the season practices may start earlier with decreasing sunlight.
Practice and Games:
Preschool and Kindergarten will practice Mondays at 6:00-6:30pm and play games on Saturday mornings per schedule (Games times will be 9am-10am or 10:30-11:30am).
1st & 2nd Grade Girls will practice Thursdays (6:00-6:45pm) and have games Tuesdays (6:00pm) and Saturdays (10am or 11:15am).
1st & 2nd Grade Boys will practice on Tuesdays from 6:00-6:45pm and have games on Thursdays (6:00pm) and Saturdays(10am or 11:15am).
Game/Practice Schedules: will be emailed prior to the start of the season and posted on www.gfparks.org
Game Jersey: MANDATORY- To be purchased by the player from Gerrells Sporting Goods
Tennis Shoes or Soccer Shoes are suggested
Shin Guards – THESE ARE MANDATORY
Soccer Socks – THESE ARE MANDATORY -worn over shin guards
Soccer Ball – Please bring one to practice as coaches have a few but not enough for every player. Preschool through 2nd Grade will use the Size 3 soccer ball.
All coaching is done by volunteers such as parents, family members, high school players, and soccer enthusiasts.
Coaches that coach the entire season will have their child’s fee reimbursed to them after the season.
If a coach cannot be found when the season begins, one of the parents will be expected to step forward and volunteer. Teams will not be allowed to practice or play without a coach. It will not be the sole responsibility of GFPD to find a coach.
I volunteered, now what?
Many first time coaches volunteer or are volunteered to the job. First things first…Relax. Relax and think about how much fun you are going to have.
Goal: Create a fun, learning soccer environment for your players in training and in games.
Prepare a list of simple and clear rules for your players and their parents. Introduce yourself to the team.
Consider the following:
- Schedules and locations for training sessions and games.
- Drop off and pick up times for training sessions and games.
- Player responsibilities and behavior at training sessions and games.
- Parent responsibilities and behavior at training sessions and games.
- Player equipment (Everyone should bring a ball & have shin guards)
- Coaching equipment
- Discuss the procedure for canceling training sessions and games.
It’s about player development, not winning and losing
Activity Codes for online registration:
123123-00 – Pre-K
123123-01 – K
123123-12 – 1st Grade
123123-21 – 2nd Grade
The Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club runs 3rd – 6th grade soccer. Visit the GGFSC website for more information.
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