Soccer League, Co-ed Grades K-6

Calling all soccer fans! Participants will get a chance to both practice and play a game each week where they can learn the rules, develop their skills, and play as a team.  All skill levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged! 


Volunteer coaches are needed
! Ask us about our coaching discount incentive.  Please indicate upon registration or contact Lacy if you are interested in coaching. Please see below for more details.

League Information


Game Dates, Time, Location:

Tuesdays, October 15 - November 19
IMPORTANT: The last week of play is the tournament and will be played on Saturday, November 23

Hohokam Fields
1235 N. Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201

&

Escobedo Park

215 E. 6 St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Game times will be between 5:30-8:30 PM (game times are subject to change)



Game Schedule:

6 weeks of games followed by a single elimination tournament

Participants will be notified of their team, coach, practice time and location, and game schedule via email on Monday, September 23 by 5 PM.

Participants will also be contacted by their coach by this time as well.

Game schedules will be posted online below on Monday, September 23 by 5 PM.


LEAGUE SCHEDULES

Kindergarten Schedule

1st & 2nd Grade Schedule

3rd & 4th Grade Schedule

5th & 6th Grade Schedule

Registration Information

Registration Codes:
  • 671104-11 For participants entering kindergarten in the fall

  • 671104-12 For participants entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall

  • 671104-13 For participants entering 3rd and 4th grade in the fall

  • 671104-14 For participants entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall

Participants should register for the class code corresponding with their grade in the fall


Fee:

Kindergarten:  $40 for residents, $48 for non-residents.  (Officiated by volunteer coaches)

Grade 1st - 6th: $50 for residents, $60 for non-residents (Officiated by Youth Sports Staff)


Fee assistance is available for eligible Mesa residents

 
Important Dates:
  • Registration begins Monday, August 12 at 8 AM

  • Registration deadline is Friday, September 16 at 5 PM

  • No refunds after Friday, September 16 at 5 PM, $5 non-refundable fee for cancellations


How to Register:

Participants may register:

  • Online    Register Here   
                          
  • Mail in a registration form         
  • Fax in a registration form
  • Visit our office in person            
  • Put a registration form in the 24 hour drop box at our office
  • At our Youth Sports Kickoff Celebration on September 13

Sign up as an individual or bring in a whole team! 

Uniform:
  • Participants will receive a team shirt at their first game. This shirt should be worn to each game.

  • Participants are required to wear closed-toe athletic shoes or plastic cleats AND shin guards for safety reasons.

  • Participants should were athletic shorts or pants which allow for more comfort while playing.

  • No jewelry

 

Team Formation:
  • Teams will be assembled by proximity of residence unless otherwise requested.

  • Teams will consist of approximately 6-10 players depending on the division.

  • Teammate and coach requests should be included upon registration or by contacting Lacy at time of registration. We will try our best to accommodate, but unfortunately cannot guarantee any requests.

 

Practices:
  • Practice time and location will be determined by the volunteer coach.
  • Practices may begin as soon as the week of September 23 for finalized rosters with approved coaches.
 
Divisions:

Co-ed, Grade K

  • Four 6 minute quarters with 5 minute halftime
  • Size 3 ball
  • Plays 4 on 4
  • Will NOT keep score
  • Volunteer Coaches will officiate games
  • Will Not compete in the tournament


Co-ed, Grades 1st-2nd

  • Four 12 minute quarters with 5 minute halftime
  • Size 3 ball
  • Plays 5 on 5
  • Will NOT keep score
  • Youth Sports Staff will officiate games


Co-ed, Grades 3rd-4th 

  • Four 12 minute quarters with 5 minute halftime
  • Size 4 ball
  • Plays 6 on 6
  • Will keep score
  • Youth Sports Staff will officiate games


Co-ed, Grades 5th-6th

  • Two 25 minute halves with 5 minute halftime
  • Size 4 ball
  • Plays 8 on 8
  • Will keep score
  • Youth Sports Staff will officiate games


Please review the rulebook: YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE RULE BOOK

 

Score Keeping and Standings:

It is important to know that this league is about having fun and developing in the sport, not what the score is or wins vs. loses. With that being said, we do feel there is an age when it is appropriate to begin keeping score. We ask that all participants, coaches, parents/guardians and spectators concentrate on the fundamentals and love of the game rather than the score.

  • Kindergarten and 1st-2nd grade divisions will not keep score (1 - 2 Grade will keep score in tournament only)
  • 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grade divisions will keep score
  • We will not be tracking or keeping standings for the league

 

Picture Day:

Tuesday, October 29
Hohokam Fields
1235 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

  • All participants should plan on being at this game in order to be part of the picture.
  • Purchasing pictures is optional. It is purely a benefit of our league.
  • Coaches will pass out picture packet information at the first game.
  • Picture day schedule will be posted online below on October 16.

 

PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE

Hohokam North

Hohokam South

Escobedo

 
Tournament:

 

Saturday, November 23 IMPORTANT: The tournament will be played on a Saturday instead of Tuesday.
Quail Run Soccer Complex
4155 E. Virginia St.
Mesa, AZ 85215

Game times will be between 9 AM and 5 PM

  • Single elimination tournament
  • Kindergarten division will not compete in the tournament
  • Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Participation ribbons for all other teams
  • Tournament bracket will be posted online below on Wednesday, November 13 at 5 PM. The bracket will be emailed out at this time to coaches and participants. Coaches will also contact players by Wednesday, November 14 at 5 PM with this information.


TOURNAMENT BRACKET

 

Parent/Guardian Information:
  • Parent Meeting: Tuesday, October 1 @ 6pm, location City of Mesa Utilities Community Room (640 N. Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201).

  • Parents/guardians will receive a handbook via email on Monday, September 23. The handbook can also be viewed on this webpage anytime. Please familiarize yourself with the league in advance and discuss the information with your child to help them prepare as well.

  • Parents/guardians are asked to read and abide by the Spectator Code of Conduct. You will receive a copy of this via email on Monday, September 23. It can also be viewed on this webpage anytime.

  • Parents/guardians are asked to review the Participant Code of Conduct and Guidelines with their child before the first game. You will receive a copy of this via email on Monday, September 23. It can also be viewed on this webpage anytime.

  • Participants should bring a bottle of water with their name on it to keep hydrated at practices and games. Water fountains and/or jugs will be available as well at games.

 

Please review the handbook: YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE HANDBOOK

 

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Our soccer league depends on the kindness of volunteers to coach our teams. Youth Sports believes getting parents/guardians and community members involved with our league really adds to the quality of our program and its overall success. Without you, we are unable to provide our league. Ask us about our coaching discount incentive!  If you are interested in coaching, please contact Lacy.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old and older
  • Volunteer application, Background check, fingerprinting, and ID badge completed by Monday, September 16 @ 8a.m.
  • Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting: Saturday, September 21 (Webster Recreation Center 202 N. Sycamore, Mesa, AZ 85201)
  • Abide by the Coaches Code of Ethics

 

Resources Available to Coaches:
  • Online access to practice drills and coaching tools

  • Online concussion training through the CDC

  • Equipment for use during the season including age appropriate soccer balls, jersey pinnies, and cones

  • First Aid kit

  • Adding an assistant coach to help with the team (must be cleared by Lacy)

 

Please feel free to call or email Youth Sports staff at any time with questions, concerns, or suggestions. Your feedback is very important to us!

 

 

Youth Sports Home

Lacy Bienkowski
Recreation Specialist
480-644-3040
480-644-2698 (Fax)

Weather Hot Line
480-644-2765
 
Sports Office
200 S. Center St. Building #1
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-644-2698 (Fax)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211


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Resources:

Participant Code of Conduct and Guidelines

Spectator Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Ethics

Volunteer Coach Application

Registration Form
 
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