<!-- Insert your title here -->

Recreational League FAQ

When will my coach contact me?
You will first receive an email with team and schedule information, then your coach will contact you approximately one to two weeks prior to the start of practice for the season.

When will practices begin?
Practices will begin as indicated for the start of the season.  2018 fall season is expected to start by August 13.
The spring season generally begins the first or second weekend of April
. The fall season generally begins the middle of August.

When and where are practices?
Practice days and times are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.  After the first week of practice expect 1 practice and 1 game per week.  The practices will be at the North Casper Soccer Complex, each age group will be assigned to a field location for the duration of the season.  

How and when do I get my uniform?
Kindergartner's and older will wear a red/white reversible jersey. The Jersey is available any time at BushWells Sporting Goods store on Collins Dr.
The preschoolers or Lil'Kicker's will receive a colored team t-shirt at one of their first practices. 

When and where are games played?
All of the games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, at the North Casper Soccer Complex.

Why are some teams practicing and my child hasn’t heard from a coach?
The Travel/Competitive teams often start early in the season.  The Rec Soccer teams will practice as indicated by the schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Teams within the same age group may alternate fields and game nights in order to accommodate the 70+ soccer teams.   If you have not heard from a coach, you are welcome to follow up with the Recreation Coordinator at RecSoccer@caspersoccerclub.com or call the office at 307-473-2617

Is this a traveling recreational team?
No.  The Casper Soccer Club Recreational teams do not travel.   All games and practices will be at the North Casper Soccer Complex. 

How many games are there in a season?
There are approximately 6 games per season and approximately 6 practices a season.

What does my registration pay for?
Fees pay for balls, goals, nets, field rental, referees, USYS membership, training costs, field stripping and all the other things required to run this type of program. It does not pay for the uniform. 

What is needed for Games & Practices

What will my child need for the recreational league ?
  • Shin guards with long socks to cover the shin guard
  • Soccer cleats or sneakers
  • Red/white reversible jersey
  • A full water bottle
  • shorts or athletic pants for exercise & weather appropriate
A ball is also suggested. U-5 through U-8 use a size 3 ball, U-10 through U-12 use a size 4 and older players use size 5.  It is suggested to put your name or identifying information on your ball, so if it is misplaced, it can easily be found.

Does my child need cleats to play?
Although shin guards are required, cleats are recommended. Many younger children are more comfortable in their sneakers. Older children will want the traction that cleats provide. 
You will want to purchase soccer specific cleats.  Baseball cleats have an extra toe stud that is dangerous during soccer play.  The toe stud can be cut off to modify a baseball cleat for soccer.  The sole design of a soccer cleat differs from other sports cleats in that it eliminates the midsole to bring the player closer to the ground.  The material of a soccer cleat tends to be more flexible with less ankle support, which allows a player freedom in their foot movement and to feel the ball at their foot. 

Can my child play with jewelry or beads in their hair?
No jewelry or anything that could cause harm to other players or themselves can be worn. This rule includes hair beads and barrettes.  Check with the Rec Coordinator if you have a cast or wear a brace.  We recommend that ears be pierced between seasons, because earrings must be removed to play. This is a Youth Soccer rule and not discretionary for the referees or club officials.

Can my child bring a friend to practice?
Only registered players and coaches can participate in our practices and games. Others are not covered by our insurance.

Why are the teams and spectators on opposite sides of the field?
Players and Spectators are kept separate to aid the coach and referees in team management.  It helps the coach to have all the players in one place. It helps the player to understand that his instructions comes from the coach during the game if he does not have the distractions of family around.

Coaching

Who do I contact if I would like to coach a team?
You can indicate your desire to coach when the registration is submitted.  If you decided to coach after the registration is submitted, please contact us at  bladesfc@caspersoccerclub.com. 

Can I get educational information about coaching?
Yes, please go to Coaches Corner-Rec Soccer page for additional information.  Contact the Rec Coordinator at recsoccer@caspersoccerclub.com for additional information as well. 
US Soccer offers soccer coaching licenses for all levels of coaching and the United Soccer Coaches offers coaching education.

Become a Referee

How do I become a referee? 
A referee officiates the game of soccer.  Referees are USSF certified and are required to complete a training course. Visit the Referee tab or please contact us at  bladesfc@caspersoccerclub.com

Community

As the Casper Youth Soccer Program continues to grow, we seek support from the Natrona County community and beyond. Donations and sponsorship's support: Players’ scholarships, Soccer equipment, Rewarding players for their hard work, Fields for practice, Equipment Storage