Dear Recreation Soccer Families:
tion season, AC Sandhills conducted a survey of soccer families. We wanted to know what we do well and where we need to improve. The responses were candid and your voices were loud and clear: improve communication, evaluate cost, level the playing field and stop rainouts.
We are still working on the weather, but under the guidance of Zach Pressley, ACS Recreation Soccer Coordinator, the club is excited to announce a number of changes to our recreation soccer program effective immediately.
Registration is now open! Click this LINK.
Late Fee ($10) will be added after August 10, 2018
Practices Start: Week of August 27
First Game Day: September 15
Last Game Day: October 27
New Web Site: AC Sandhills is now required to collect electronic birth certificates and current photos of all soccer players. The club has partnered with industry leader Stack Sports to develop a secure website for you to upload this information from a computer or smart phone. An adult parent/guardian will need to click this LINK then create a new account and register each athlete. Registration is now open. With a current photo and birth certificate ready, this will only take a few minutes to complete. Here are the instructions:
1. Click this LINK
2. Select Member Login (menu bar, top left) to create a Stack Sports account. Add your email and create a secure, memorable password
3. Click Add a Family Member (the last blue horizontal box on left) – Complete for each participant. You will need each child’s current photo and a clear picture/scan of the birth certificate.
4. Click Registration Now for Recreation
5. Complete Parent/Guardian Information
6. Continue to Register Each Participant
7. When all participants are registered, continue to Complete Registration where payment information is entered and processed.
Over the next few weeks, the club will roll out a host of modern communication tools and features that work on your computer or smart phone. This includes coach/team, coach/parent and club/parent communications, practice and game schedules, and faster notice of inclement weather. Once complete, the new web site will be easy to navigate and, among other features, will include a calendar of club events populated with camps, clinics and programs through July 2019.
U4 Mini Kickers - Fall season - (1) one session per week - Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday - shirt included - $60 (same as the past three years)
U6 Future Stars - Fall season - (1) one session per week - Saturdays 9am/10am/11am - shirt included - $75 (same as the past three years)
U8-high school recreation soccer - Fall season – $95 (same as the past three years)
Rather than asking U8-high school families to purchase two new game jerseys in addition to the registration cost, the fee now includes a white (home) and orange (away) game shirt for each player that will be work for the fall and spring seasons. Be sure to check the appropriate shirt size during registration.
There is a very limited opportunity for local businesses to sponsor recreation teams. If your business would like its name on the back of a recreation shirt for $150, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.
Location, Location, Location:All U8 - high school recreation soccer games will be played at Morganton Road this fall.
Randomized teams: All recreation teams will be randomized. Teams selected in August will play together in the fall and spring seasons, then will be randomized again next year. The club will do as much as possible to accommodate siblings on the same team and preferred practice days.
Also new this year, Julio Penalillo, ACS Interim Director of Soccer, and Godfrey Miller, ACS Interim Director Classic Soccer, (and others) will provide developmental support to our volunteer coaches and help all players progress through the appropriate age curriculum.
There will be seven (7) games for all age groups.
For U8 players, a Futsal Camp on Nov. 17 and 18 is included at no additional cost! More information on Futsal (indoor soccer) will be coming soon.
Volunteer Coaches: We need volunteer coaches for all ages! The club will provide a curriculum and assist with practice plans. Please call the office at (910) 944-9042 for more information.
Thank you for choosing AC Sandhills! If you have any questions about recreation soccer or the registration process, please call Zach Pressley at (910) 944-9042 or email him at [email protected].
President, AC Sandhills