Houma-Terrebonne Soccer Association: Recreational Soccer

Friday, October 24
** O P E N ** Spring 2015 Recreational Registration on NOW!

Registration has opened up for the SPRING 2015 recreational season. 

REGISTER Online by following the links below!! 

                           < Players Registration (Spring Rec 2015) >                                 < Coaches Registration (Spring Rec 2015) >


Handout: Spring 2014 Recreational Registration

Monday, May 19
HTSA Recreational Soccer Leagues

U6 Boys and Girls Leagues - For 4 & 5 year old Boys and Girls as of July 31st, 2014 cutoff date.  Boys and Girls will have separate leagues this year.  Games will be played at the Lakes Soccer Complex in Houma. A size '3' soccer ball will be used.  We follow a 4 v 4 format with no goal keepers on the field.

U8 Boys and Girls Leagues - For 6 & 7 year old Boys and Girls as of July 31st, 2014 cutoff date.  Boys and Girls will have separate leagues.  Games will be played at the Lakes Soccer Complex in Houma.  Sometimes a coach may play a jamboree type one day tournament in Houma, Thibodaux or another local association.  A size '3' soccer ball will be used. We follow a 5 v 5 format with no goal keepers.

U10 Boys and Girls Leagues - For 8 & 9 year old Boys and Girls as of July 31st, 2014 cutoff date.  Boys and Girls will have separate leagues.  Most games will be played at the Lakes Soccer Complex in Houma, but there may be games against teams from different associations such as Thibodaux and Lafourche in Raceland.  There may be some light regional travel associated with games.  Sometimes a coach or manager will play local weekend tournaments.  This age group moves up to a size '4' soccer ball and follows a 6 v 6 format which includes a goal keeper.

U11 & U12 Boys and Girls  - HTSA does not have a league with set games for U11 age groups and above.  We assign the players into Boys teams and Girls teams at their appropriate age group.  Team Managers will schedule games against other recreational teams throughout the state.  Their team may participate in recreational weekend soccer tournaments.  A size '4' soccer ball will be used and they follow a 8 v 8 format with goal keepers.

U13 - U19 Boys and Girls - HTSA does not have a league with set games for the older age groups.  Teams are formed for each age group but sometimes ages are combined to field a team.  Each team will compete against other recreational teams across the state as scheduled by the team manager or coach.  They most often participate in several recreational weekend soccer tournaments throughout the year.  The U13 and above age groups use a size '5' soccer ball and play a 11 v 11 format on a full sized field.



Monday, May 19
Recreational Policies 2014

Dear HTSA Membership,

We are currently in the middle of registration for the Fall Recreational Soccer season and appreciate the feedback from our membership over the past seasons. The HTSA Board has held several meetings to review and discuss the comments and concerns provided to us and are addressing them to try to improve the Association. We feel it's best to go over some of HTSA's policies, changes and events for the upcoming season that we are now implementing as a result our meetings.

TEAM FORMATION

The Recreational League is designed to be fun and developmental. It is comprised of coaches who are Parent Volunteers. As always, Parents for the U6, U8 & U10 Rec Leagues can request a coach and we will do our best to facilitate that where possible. We aim to facilitate parental requests on carpooling, friendship and geographical request when possible. However, because this is a Rec League, not a Select soccer or competitive league, coaches are not allowed to pick their team. The Rec League is strictly recreational and developmental. Once a player is old enough, he/she may try out for the Competitive League (Blackhawk) teams that begin at U10 Developmental.

UNIFORMS

At the U6 & U8 Leagues, HTSA will be going with reversible soccer jerseys so we can eliminate the use of bibs (pinnies) at the games. Also, HTSA will no longer allow teams to get their own custom uniforms as in years past. It is important to our Main Sponsor and the association that we remain uniform.

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

We greatly appreciate our Parent Coaches and all that they do for the association and children. To better serve our players and their development, we aim to increase the number of teams and, as a result, lower the number of players per team. In order to do this, we are actively requesting for more parents to become trained coaches and assistant coaches for the association. We will be holding Youth Module training courses for the coaches before the season starts in the Fall and will be posting dates as we get closer to the season start. The HTSA Board highly encourages all of our coaches, assistant coaches and any interested parent to participate in these sessions. Even if you are a licensed coach at the older age groups, it would be beneficial to take a refresher course. These courses are free to our Members!

* Date, Time, registration link - TBD/soon to follow*

Houma-Terrebonne Soccer Association



Monday, May 19
Age Chart for Fall 2014/Spring 2015

LSA (Louisiana Soccer Association) and US Youth Soccer playing age brackets follow the school year. Your childs Age bracket for Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 will be determined by their age on July 31st.  If your child is 10 years old on July 31st, 2014, then he or she will be playing U11 (Under 11) for the Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 seasons.  Please find the chart below and for download in the handout section above to help determine your childs appropriate age group.

 

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Age Group Chart

 



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Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Age Chart
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