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Recreational Soccer Program

Sporting Columbia administers Columbia's largest outdoor recreational soccer program in partnership with Columbia Parks and Recreation at Cosmopolitan Park.  Our rec program is currently home to over 1200 youth soccer players ranging in age from 3 to 18.  Our goal is to provide Columbia youth an opportunity to be active, healthy, and have fun learning the game of soccer!  If you're looking for a program for your child to develop new friends and more confidence, recreational soccer is the perfect choice!

For questions about our recreational soccer program, please email our Rec Coordinator at rec@sportingcolumbia.net.


Recreational Soccer - Spring 2024

Spring 2024 rec registration is November 15 through February 15. 

Please email rec@sportingcolumbia.net if interested in late registration opportunities after February 15.

Late Registration Fees
U4 - U8                          Spring     $130.00
U9 - High School      Spring     $140.00

ALL players need to register again if they wish to participate for the Spring 2024 season.

NEW players will receive a team jersey and soccer ball included with registration.    

RETURNING Fall 2023 players who register for spring will remain on their current teams and will be provided a new jersey (if desired).

Please note:  Refund requests can be made via email to rec@sportingcolumbia.net.   All requests will be reviewed.  No refunds offered after the February 15th registration deadline. 

Spring 2024 Game Dates (6 games)

Saturday, April 13
Saturday, April 20
Saturday, April 27
Saturday,  May 4
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, May 25 (Rain date)
Saturday, June 1 (Rain date)

 

Recreational Soccer Divisions

Sporting Columbia Recreational Soccer offers U4-High School Coed divisions and U8 & U10 Girls divisions.  Please make sure to specify Coed or Girls on your player's registration.  Age groups correspond with the school year and are outlined below for the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 seasons.   

COED

DIVISIONS

DATE OF BIRTH 
U4 8/1/2019-7/31/2020
U5 8/1/2018-7/31/2019
U6 8/1/2017-7/31/2018
U7 8/1/2016-7/31/2017
U8 8/1/2015-7/31/2016
U9 8/1/2014-7/31/2015
U10 8/1/2013-7/31/2014
U11 8/1/2012-7/31/2013

U12/U13

(Combined)

8/1/2010-7/31/2012

U14/HS

(Combined)

8/1/2005-7/31/2010

 

GIRLS

DIVISIONS

        DATE OF BIRTH          

U7/U8 Girls

(Combined)

8/1/2015-7/31/2017

U9/U10 Girls

(Combined) 

8/1/2013-7/31/2015

 

Additional Information

When are games?
Games are generally held on Saturdays.  An occasional weeknight game may be scheduled to accommodate the number of teams in a division. Game times begin at 8:30 AM and continue through the day as necessary.

Where are games?
Games are played at Cosmopolitan Park located at 1615 Business Loop 70 West.

When and Where are practices?
Coaches determine practice days, times, and locations. 
Practice limits are as follows:

U4 - U7 First 30 minutes of game time
U8-U9 One 60-90 minute session per week
U10+ Two 60-90 minute sessions per week

 

What are the rec seasons and when is registration open?
Sporting Columbia currently hosts fall and spring rec seasons.  Fall registration is open May 1-June 30 and the season is late August through October.  Spring registration is open November 15-February 15 and the season is late March through May.

Is financial assistance available for rec soccer?
Yes, please click on the form linked below for financial aid submission requirements and deadline to apply.

Spring 2024 Rec Soccer Financial Aid Application


INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER REC COACH?

Being a coach is a great way to spend quality time with your child and help out a great cause. All coaches must register online, complete and pass a background check processed though Missouri Youth Soccer Association.  Please email rec@sportingcolumbia.net if interested in volunteering!