Fall Youth Soccer Leagues

FALL SOCCER 2020 Update: The Groveport Recreation Department will not be offering a youth fall soccer season due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. The safety of our young athletes, volunteer coaches, soccer officials, spectators and staff is our highest priority. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer a youth soccer program in the spring of 2021.

The season will consist of 8 games, which will be played on Saturday mornings and several Sunday afternoons.  Practices are 1-2 nights a week and are scheduled by the individual volunteer coach.  Volunteer coaches are needed.  Interested persons should contact Juli Pintz (Recreation Coordinator) at 614-836-1000 ext. 1505 or jpintz@groveport.org.

Soccer officials are needed.  The GRD needs officials for the fall soccer season.  Officials earn $12 - $22 per game, pay rate depends on if official is certified and what division they work.  Officials must be 14 years of age or older.  Interested persons should contact Juli Pintz at jpintz@groveport.org or 614-836-1000 ext. 1513.

The Community Cleat Box is a used cleat exchange program.  Used cleats (in good condition) may be donated, then participants needing cleats for the upcoming season may select a pair from the inventory free of charge.  Check the front desk of the GRC for availability of cleats.


Youth Fall Soccer 2020 -Cancelled for Fall 2020
Code of Conduct and Concussion Info

Lindsay's Law Required Parent Video
Lindsay's Law Required Parent Information Form
Lindsay's Law Required Parent Signature Form 

Youth Soccer Rules Fall 2019




Fall Soccer 2020- We are patiently awaiting Governor DeWine’s decision on the fate of contact sports. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates. 
Leagues:
The Groveport Recreation Department will not be offering a youth fall soccer season due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. The safety of our young athletes, volunteer coaches, soccer officials, spectators and staff is our highest priority. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer a youth soccer program in the spring of 2021. 

4.5 Years - Kindergarten (Grade is Current School Year 2020-2021)
(starts at 4.5 years old)
3 v 3 no goalie; size 3 ball; 20 yd. x 25 yd. field; games are four 8-minute quarters; GRD attempts to evenly divide teams by grade, gender, shirt size, and experience in order to create balance; coaches officiate games.
1st/2nd Grade (Current School Year 2020-2021)
4 v 4; no goalie; size 3 ball; 30 yd. x 35 yd. field; games are four 12-minute quarters; GRD attempts to evenly divide teams by grade, shirt size, and experience in attempt to create balance; soccer officials will be utilized. Genders will be separate divisions when possible.
3rd/4th Grade (Current School Year 2020-2021)
6 v 6 (including goalie); size 4 ball; 40 yd. x 60 yd. field; games are two 25-minute halves; players are assessed (not drafted) to identify and divide the skill level among teams to try and achieve league balance; soccer officials will be utilized. Genders will be divided into separate divisions when possible. MANDATORY ASSESSMENTS: TBA
5th/6th Grade (Current School Year 2020-2021)
8 v 8 (including goalie); size 4 ball; 50 yd. x 80 yd. field; games are two 30-minute halves; players are assessed to identify and divide the skill level among teams to try and achieve league balance; soccer officials will be utilized. Genders will have separate divisions when possible. MANDATORY ASSESSMENTS: TBA
U15 Coed (Birthday August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2007)
11 v 11 (including goalie): size 5 ball; 60 yard x 100 yd.  games are two 30-minute halves; players are assessed (not drafted) to identify and divide the skill level amongst teams to try and achieve league balance; soccer officials will be utilized.  Coed Division.  Teams will play in the MSSA and travel throughout the greater Columbus area for games.
Practices: Fall Season is Cancelled for 2020
Games: Fall Season is Cancelled for 2020
Location: Cruiser Park (4677 Bixby Rd.)- practices and games
Fee: TBA
Registration: TBA
Questions:
Juli Pintz, Rec Coordinator 
614-836-1000 ext. 1513/ jpintz@groveportrec.org