Recreational soccer is offered in the fall and spring for youth Preschool through 2nd grade and is sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District.
There are no announcements at this time.
2018 Spring Sunflake Soccer
Spring Season: April 9 – May 19, 2018
(Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018 @ 5:00pm)
Fall Season: September – October, 2018
(Registration Window: July -August )
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 Spring Season
- Please read this: 2018 Spring Info Sheet
Registration Window (February 9 – March 19)
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
First Practice: (April 9th for PreK & Kindergarten) (April 10 for Boys Grades 1&2) (April 12 for Girls Grades 1&2)
First Games: Saturday, April 21 (5 weeks of games)
Last Saturday Games End of Spring Season: Saturday, May 19, 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.
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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.
How? Talk to the Program Director and request helpful coaching materials and coaching aids.Talk to other Soccer Coaches in the program or in your community who have worked with these age groups before.
Prepare a list of simple and clear rules for your players and their parents. Introduce yourself to the team. Conduct a preseason meeting to review these rules and to go over other important information.
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!
- Provide proper age appropriate activities at training sessions and games.
- Assure that training and playing areas are safe.
- Make sure that all players are wearing the correct equipment and that it is appropriately sized.
- Make sure that you are assisted by another adult when coaching the players (This includes the time when players arrive and when they depart from training sessions and games).
Activity Codes for online registration:
123123-00 – Pre-School
123123-01 – Kindergarten
123123-12 – First Grade
123123-21 – Second Grade
The Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club runs 3rd – 6th grade soccer. Visit the GGFSC website for more information.
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