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Welcome to AC Sandhills

 
The AC Sandhills Recreation Program is a volunteer-based program serving over 800 players annually. Our Recreation Program serves Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Seven Lakes, Carthage, Rockingham, Raeford, Candor, Biscoe, Vass and other surrounding communities. Games are played in the Fall and Spring Seasons.

The Recreation Program main goals are focused on learning and enjoying the wonderful sport of soccer.  For many, the recreation program is the very first introduction to the game.   Children as early as 3-years old, Mini-Kicker Program, are able to join the league and begin learning the basic skills of the game, while also developing socially as they are introduced to being a part of a team. As the player's grow from small children, the recreation program continues to be a great option players all the way up to 16 years of age, who love the game, enjoy the competition and still are focused on pure fun.

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U8+ Recreation Soccer Program


ACS 2018 Spring Recreation Soccer Season


U8 – U18 Boys and Girls
Age Breakdown

U8 - 2010/2011
U10 - 2009/2008 
U12 - 2007/2006 
U14 - 2005/2004
 High School - 2003-1999**
   **Players born in 1999 have to still be in high school**

Season Dates

Trainings

First Training Sessions will begin the week of February 19, 2018

Practice days, times and locations will vary based on team – if you have a special request, please note during the registration process. 
**While ACS makes every effort to grant all requests, due to high volume of players with special requests, we may be unable to satisfy every demand**

Games

All games will be played on Saturday’s and will start at 9:00AM

Begin Saturday, March 17, 2018 and will run through May 5, 2018

U8 Location: Canon Park in Pinehurst, NC

U10-U14+ games well be played at Morganton Sports Complex in Southern Pines
Address is: 190 Fire Ln., Southern Pines NC, 28387

Uniforms

Players (U8 and older) need One White and One Orange uniform
Uniforms can be found by clicking on this link: Uniforms
(Away teams will wear White Jersey; Home teams will wear Orange Jersey)

Important Registration Dates

Regular Registration (Until January 8, 2018)

$95 per player

Late Fee Registration (After January 8, 2018)

$105 per player

Anyone registered after January 8, 2018, will be charged a $10 Late Fee on your Registration.

Registration Deadline

February 2, 2018

New Procedure

        All Recreation Registration Balances MUST be paid in Full by the first session or you will be ineligible to play.
**AC Sandhills reserves the right to drop any player with an outstanding balance before the first game.

All recreation teams will be randomly selected, and coaches will contact their teams after the coaches meeting in Mid-August.  If you have not heard from your team's coach by mid-February, 2018, please contact us at info@acsandhills.com or call us at 910-944-9042.

U6 Recreation Soccer Program

U6 Boys and Girls (Co-Ed) Recreation Soccer Season

Age Breakdown
6U (2013/2012)

Season Dates

Session/Games:

Begins Saturday, September 16, 2017 and will run through November 4, 2017

Players can choose between session/game starting at: 9AM, 10AM or 11AM on each Saturday (Depending on what you registered for)

Each session/game is 50 minutes; includes basic movement with and without ball, soccer fundamentals taught through small sided games, followed by 4v4 games to small goals.

6U session/games location:
Elks Lodge 280 Country Club Circle
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Uniforms

Players NEED 1 Orange Jersey – Cost: $22.20

Where to buy Uniforms - **Click on the link below:

https://www.soccer.com/club/20467235?clubShop=SHIRTS

**The page will ask for a jersey number. You are free to pick a random number.

 Important Registration Dates

Registration Fee

$75 per player

Registration Deadline

October 9, 2017

Registration Listing

2018 Spring Recreation Soccer

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 2nd, 2018

All participants who register BEFORE February 2nd, 2018 are guaranteed a roster space. Any player who registers after this deadline will be placed on a WAIT LIST, and contacted by AC Sandhills if there is a space available.

**A $10 Late Fee will be applied on January 8th, 2018 to anyone that registers on or after this date.

The Rundown for the 2018 Spring Recreation Soccer Season:
- Practices will begin the week of February 19th, 2018.
- Games begin March 17, 2018 and run every Saturday until May 5th.
     *April 7 will be a weekend of no games and will be reserved for rain make up games.
- Your coach should contact you following the Recreation Coaches Meeting on February 6, 2018.

All Recreation Registration Balances must be paid in Full by the first practice or you will be ineligible to play. (AC Sandhills reserves the right to Drop any player with an outstanding balance after the first practice)

**Please email AC Sandhills at info@acsandhills.com if you have any questions or call the office at 910-944-9042.

High School Boys

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

High School Girls

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U10 Boys

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U10 Girls

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U12 Boys

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U12 Girls

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U14 Boys

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U14 Girls

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U8 Boys

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

U8 Girls

Registration Dates: 10/30/2017 to 02/02/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/19/2018 to 05/05/2018
$95.00

NCYSA Age Chart

Please use the following birthdates below as reference for your player's NC Youth Soccer Association Age.

*You will only be allowed to register for your player's true NCYSA age group.*

Here is the link to the Correct Age Chart for 2016/2017 Season: 2016-17 NCYSA Age Chart

Want to Volunteer as a Head Coach?

AC Sandhills Recreation Soccer would not exist without its Volunteer Coaches. Thanks to the hours dedicated to spreading the knowledge of and love for soccer, our coaches are able to provide a positive experience for our recreation players.

In order to work with minors, each coach must complete a North Carolina Youth Soccer Association Risk Management Application and pass the NCYSA Background Check. Coaches are also briefed on rules of the game, AC Sandhills Player/Parent Codes of Conduct, and encouraged to attend coaches education seminars.

If you are interested in coaching a team, please contact us at info@acsandhills.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the season officially begin for practices and games?
A. The first practice sessions will begin February 19, 2018. The first games will be played on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The season will run until May 5, 2018.
Q. When/Where will games be held?
A. Games will be every Saturday beginning March 17, 2018 until May 5, 2018. Game times will begin between 9:00AM and 12:00PM. 8U games will be held at Cannon Park in Pinehurst. 10U and older games will be held at Morganton Sports Complex in Southern Pines.
Q. When is the last day to register for Recreation Soccer and how much does it cost?
A. The last day to register for soccer is February 2, 2018. Until January 8, 2018, regular costs will be $95. After the regular registration date, the cost of the late registration fee will be $105.
Q.  When registering for Recreation Soccer, can I have my child play up/down an age group?
A.  Players can always play up in an older age group but they cannot play down into a lower age group.
Q. Can I make any requests when registering?
A.  During the registration process, you may put in for the following requests: training dates/times and location of training sessions. **While ACS makes every effort to grant all requests, due to high volume of players with special requests, we may be unable to satisfy every demand**
Q
.  How are teams formed and players allocated to those teams?
A.  Teams are formed by the number of players registered per age group.  Then our Recreation Coordinator looks at all training requests and randomly places players on teams according to their requests (training date/time/location preferences).
Q. When/Where will practices be held?
A.   Practices will be twice a week for about an hour in the evening. Friday evenings are reserved for games that get rained out on Saturdays.
Q.   Will my child get much playing time even if they have never played soccer before or went to practices?
A.    All players will be guaranteed the chance to play at least half of the game regardless of experience or their practice attendances.
Q.  How do I make a payment?
A.  To make a payment, you will need to sign into your account and then "Open Orders".  Payments can be made using either a Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa Only), Check or Cash.  Checks can be made out to AC Sandhills.
Q. How do I order uniforms?
A.   Uniforms are a separate order from registration. Uniform orders can be made through soccer.com
Q.  Can I get a refund for my registration?
A.  If the player(s) haven't played a game, then AC Sandhills can issue a refund.  If they have played in a game, AC Sandhills would evaluate and give partial refunds accordingly.
Q.  When should I hear from my coach?
A.  Coaches must attend the seasonal Coaches Meeting before the start of Recreation Soccer Season.  This is when the coaches get their rosters and training schedules.  We have the meeting 2 weeks prior to the first session week.  All our coaches are Volunteers and have regular day jobs so AC Sandhills asks to give them some flexibility and time to reach out to their players after our Coaches Meeting.
Q. How do I become a Volunteer Coach?
A.  AC Sandhills is always looking for coaches to help with teams.  Email usat info@acsandhills.com or call at 910-944-9042, to see if spots are available. **Note: Parents planning to volunteer as coaches are not required to pay for their child to play. However, they must pay before the start of the season and will then be given the refunded money at the end of the season.
Q.  Can I train/play in game(s) wearing any of the following: jewelry, glasses or cast for broken limbs?
A.  Players may wear glasses, at their own risk, but ACS recommend wearing athletic glasses.  Jewelry (earrings, tongue/lip rings, belly button rings, wrist bands, etc.) are not permitted.  Earrings are not allowed to be taped over; must be taken out.  Medical bracelets are allowed but must be taped using athletic tape; face of band can be visible.  All hard casts on arm(s) must be covered using padding such as bubble wrap.

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