The soccer year starts fresh with the Fall season. This means that players are free to join any Fall team without having to complete transfer paperwork. No player is obligated to a team, nor team obligated to a player, based on the previous soccer year commitment.

Note that once a player has registered with a Fall team, that registration lasts the full soccer year (August 1st - July 31st). It is not possible for a player to transfer to a new team if the old team would fall below roster minimum, thus causing an entire team to fall apart at the whim of one player. So be sure of the player, for there is no guarantee of movement.

Be thoughtful in your team formation.
When looking for a player, please consider these factors at a minimum:

  • Make sure you are recruiting for the right age group.Teams are organized by the age and gender of the players. Players may play on a team in an older age group but not a younger one. Girls may play on a Boys team, but Boys may not play on a Girls team. There are no Coed divisions OR special Coed brackets/playing rules. Mixed gender teams play in the Boys division. Players fall into different age groups based on the Age Chart. The Team Age is based on the age of the oldest player on the team. There are no waivers or exceptions to this grouping.

  • Make sure your team has enough players to register. Do not over-commit and subject players to last-minute scrambling to find a team.

  • Request practice times and locations to fit your players' situations. Set expectations for attendance, number and length of practices - and generally where your team tries to secure practices (since the location is never a guarantee season over season).

  • Player Strength / Playing Level: Players register for your team for a full soccer year (Fall - Winter - Spring, just like the school year). If a player is not a great fit, he or she will be compelled to transfer or worse not play at all because the effort to keep up made for a bad experience. 

  • Coaching Cost and Coaching Credentials: Teams have different types of coaches and coaching styles. Are you a volunteer parent coach or a paid professional? Does your team utilize both? Make sure you make clear all fees associated with playing on your team.

  • Commitment required: Make sure all players are in agreement about number of seasons played per year and number of tournaments (if any) attended each year. (This can vary player by player, but if the team intends to play year round and more than a couple of players don't intend to play Spring, coaches should be aware so that they can shore up the roster post-season.)

Looking for a player without a team to join yours?

There are two steps:

  1. Let players know you're looking!
    Fill out a Team Profile on the Teams Looking for Players Form. Be detailed and thorough in your team description and your expectations. We also highly recommend that you check with your current players' friends and schoolmates for possible interest. 

    Prospective players will see your team information on the following pages:
    Girls Rec Teams Looking for Players 
    ​- Boys Rec Teams Looking for Players 

  2. Contact players that meet your requirements.
    Once you've completed the form, you will receive a password to access the seasonal listing of Players Looking for Teams

IMPORTANT : Once you've found the player(s) you require, send us an email so we can remove your team from the list.​