Questions? We've Got Answers! The most commonly asked questions with the Newtown Soccer Club responses are on this page. We strive to provide the best soccer experience for your rec soccer star, so please remember, at anytime, the information below can change. Visit often for the most up-to-date information. If your question is not here please look under the recreation or registration tabs and if you still can't find the answer, contact VP of Recreation at
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Q. What are the birthdate ranges for each Rec division for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Season?
NEW RECREATION BIRTHDATE RANGES FOR FALL 2017 - SPRING 2018
U14 = 1/1/2004 – 12/31/2005
U12 = 1/1/2006 – 12/31/2007
U10 = 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2009
U8 = 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010
U7 = 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011
U6 = 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2012
U5 = 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2013
U4 = 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014
High School Rec is for boys and girls in grades 9-12
U4-U6 will meet weekly for age appropriate skill building and introduction to the game of soccer on Saturday mornings/early afternoons.
U7 and up will have one weekly practive and a game on Saturdays (boys U7/U8 games are on Sundays). Team sizes and game day team sizes will be determined by the US Soccer guidelines.
Q: What is the recreation uniform?
A: Newtown Soccer Club is excited to announce that new recreation jerseys will be provided for all REC players - including our youngest soccer stars! U4 & U5 divisions will receive a soccer jersey. U6, U8, U10, and U14 divisions will receive a soccer jersey representing one of the international soccer clubs. High School division will receive a soccer jersey and socks. Each player will have the same coach and team for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 seasons; therefore will only receive one uniform. If your child only registers for one season, that player will still get a team uniform. If you change the team your child is on after jerseys are distributed, there will be an additional fee charged to cover the cost of a new jersey. The uniforms are FREE to all rec players and are provided by the generous sponsors of the Newtown Soccer Club. To learn more about our sponsors click HERE.
Q: What if my child received the jersey but for some reason needs another one?
A: If you change the team your child is on after jerseys are distributed, there will be an additional fee charged to cover the cost of a new jersey. Otherwise, each request for an additional uniform should be submitted to the child's coach and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with the VP of Recreation. Parents are responsible for purchasing a second jersey.
Q: What equipment is required?
A: All players will require shin guards worn under the socks and the team their team uniform. Cleats are recommended for U4 & U5. However, cleats are required for U6 and above due to the field conditions.
Q: What rules pertain to my age group?
A: Rules per age group are found on the Referee's tab on this website here... just scroll down a little.
Q: How do I know if games or practices are canceled?
A: The Newtown Soccer Club does not cancel games or practices in general. Field closures due to weather are done by Newtown Parks and Recreation. You can set up automatic email alerts by going to their page and clicking on the "EMail Subscriber" link located on the bottom right hand corner. If the field you are scheduled to play at is closed by Parks & Rec, then your practice or game is cancelled. Referees and Trainers know to cancel/postpone games immediately in the instances of lightning (seen or heard) or rolling thunder (twice). The rule of thumb is that the game or practice can resume after 30 minutes of no activity. If P&R does not close fields, rain is not a reason to cancel a game or practice.
Q: Where do parents sit to watch our kids?
A: Parents should sit on the opposite sideline of the Coaches and please do not sit or stand behind the goals (end line). We would ask that you do not "Coach" from the sidelines... leave that up to the team Coaches. Also, our referees are young and still learning and the Coaches have been instructed how to deal with possible missed calls, etc. As parents, please respect the referees and set a great example for your kids by not shouting at the Refs. Remember, this is just recreation... not professional!
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