Welcome to the Avon Soccer Club's Recreational Program!
This page is designed to provide you with more specific information about the Avon Soccer Club’s Recreational Soccer Program. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, then please be sure to contact your child’s coach or one of the volunteers with the Avon Soccer Club. (Visit the Avon Soccer Club’s Contacts Page.)
Intramural (U8-U14) Practices and Games
Practices (U8 through U14—1 night/week)
Your coach will expect your child to be prepared to practice, which means being ready to work and to have fun! Please be sure that your child has on cleats (double knotted) and shin guards (worn under socks at all times). Please bring the correct size soccer ball (U8, U10, and U12—size 4, U14—size 5) and a full water bottle to each practice. All items should be labeled with your child’s name and phone number. Long hair should be tied back and no jewelry (including necklaces, earrings, watches or hair clips) should be worn. Please have your child visit the restroom before practice.
PLEASE BE ON TIME to pick your child up from practice. This is both a common courtesy and a safety issue. If your child is to go home with someone else, then please be sure to personally notify your coach prior to the start of practice. Sometimes coaches can be delayed. Do not leave your child on the practice field without a coach in attendance.
Games (U8 through U14)
Game schedules are posted by team in the Avon Soccer Club’s team pages. All players should plan to arrive at the fields at least fifteen minutes before their game begins unless otherwise instructed by their coach. Your child should wear his/her team jersey, shin guards under socks, and cleats. Please DO NOT bring your child’s soccer ball on game days (they get lost very easily). Parking is available on either side of the Fisher Meadows Athletic Complex. (View the Fisher Meadows map.) Please drive SLOWLY!!!!
Soccer Stars and Kindergarten Clinic Sessions
Session schedules are posted by team in the Avon Soccer Club’s team pages. All Kindergarten Clinic and Soccer Stars sessions will take place on Saturday mornings for one hour at the Fisher Meadow Clinic Field (far back corner of the athletic complex). (View the Fisher Meadows map.) The sessions will be led by professional coaching staff from the Oakwood Soccer Club in Glastonbury, CT. Parent coaches will assist each team. Parents are required to stay!!
Please have your child prepared to have FUN!!! Proper attire is required. All children participating in Kindergarten Clinic and Soccer Stars must plan to arrive at the Clinic Field at least ten minutes before their scheduled game. Your child is required to have on his/her cleats (double knotted) and shin guards (worn under socks at all times). Please bring the correct size ball (size 3) and a full water bottle. All items should be labeled with your child’s name and phone number. Long hair should be tied back and no jewelry (including necklaces, earrings, watches or hair clips) should be worn. Please have your child visit the restroom before start time.
Important Information for All Recreational Programs
If you will miss (or be late) . . .
then be sure to notify your coach as far in advance as possible. Soccer is a team sport, and while a perfect attendance record may be nearly impossible, please try to be fair to the rest of your child’s team when planning vacations and other events.
In the event of inclement weather, please call 409-4365 for Town of Avon rainout information. Parents can, and should, subscribe to the notices from the Recreation Department on the Town's website. All cancellation notices posted to the website will go directly to your e-mail immediately upon posting.
If your child has allergies (especially to bee stings), asthma, or any other serious health issue, then be sure to discuss the issue with your coach. Coaches do not have extensive first aid kits. If your child may need more than a bandage or ice pack, then be sure that your child’s coach has it and knows how to use it.
Youth sports is a time to model correct and appropriate behavior for the children. Always keep in mind that this is a GAME and that these are CHILDREN playing. There will be mistakes made by players, coaches and referees alike. Cheer your child on, but step back from the sideline, and please let your coach do the coaching. While most coaches welcome any comments from the parents about how to make the season more productive and fun, please remember that the coaches are all parent volunteers who are working hard to spend time teaching your child. If you should have any concerns about your child’s coach, then please contact the Avon Soccer Club. (Visit the Avon Soccer Club’s Contacts Page.)
The referee staff is trained and certified, but some are also young adults. Parents are not allowed, at ANY time, to make comments or have other interaction with the referees. Parents who disregard this rule will be asked to leave the fields. If you have questions or concerns about referees and/or game rules, then contact the Referee Coordinator. (Visit the Avon Soccer Club’s Contacts Page.)
Above all, please remember that the Recreational Soccer Program is first and foremost about your children having FUN. The goal is for Avon’s youth to learn to play soccer, get along with and play as a team, and be competitive and show good sportsmanship while having FUN. The Avon Soccer Club is looking forward to another great season!