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If you would like to join our league this season, sign up or contact us to find out more information. Players can sign up at any time during the year. Registration is per calendar year (eg. Jan - Dec).
Our organization is dedicated to promoting a positive soccer experience and providing the opportunity to play soccer to everyone who wants to play, regardless of skill or ability. We have players ranging in skill from absolute beginners to former professional players. Soccer is a fantastic way to exercise while having fun.
Our youth program caters for kids aged 3 to 12, for kids aged 13 to 15 we recommend GASA who offer a Spring program.
We have a special program for kids age 16 and 17. Please contact us using the information below for further information.
Athens Soccer Academy offer a Sunday League for Women in partnership with Athens Community Soccer. This league is open to women aged 16+ and is typically played from 4pm on Sunday afternoons. You must be a member of Athens Community Soccer to participate in this League, and the League is managed through this site. There is a nominal per season fee charged by Athens Soccer Academy for referees and other associated costs.
Our Adult Members Enjoy:
- 9 months of soccer (April - Nov)
- 12 week Fall Season
- Officially Sanctioned League
- Official FIFA rules / Referees
- Good Natured / Friendly games
- Use Official FIFA Match Balls
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Welcome to Athens Community Soccer...
Athens Community Soccer is a volunteer run 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the soccer experience in Athens County, Ohio for Youth and Adult Players.
We offer Saturday morning recreational soccer leagues for Adults (18+) in partnership with the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). Players can join at any time during the year. Our philosophy is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to play soccer in our local area.
Adult League 1 is our top-flight Saturday morning League, we recommend this League for anyone with prior soccer playing experience and moderate-good level of fitness. League 1 maintains standings and is played in a competitive yet friendly manner.
Adult League 2 is our recreational Saturday morning League, we recommend this League for anyone looking for a fun, friendly and social soccer experience. Games are played at a decent pace with players ranging in age from 16 to over 65.
Adult League 3 is our second tier recreational Saturday morning League, we recommend this League for anyone looking for a fun, friendly, social soccer experience where they can build their skills by getting more time on the ball. Games are played at a slower pace than League Two. League 3 is open to women ages 16+ and men ages 35+. Men under the age of 35 can play if they have no prior soccer experience. Games are played at 1pm.
Adult Cost ($35 / year)
The cost of Adult membership is $35 per calendar year (Jan 1st - Dec 31st), we offer a discounted rate for players registering in the Fall who also wish to register for 2015. Membership enables you to play in as many games as you would like, including League 1, League 2 and League 3. There is a modest referee fee per player of $1 per game.
Athens Community Soccer offers a Saturday morning youth program in partnership with SAY Soccer. Our youth program caters to two age groups, kids aged 3 to 6 and kids aged 6 to 12. The program is designed to provide kids with a fun, safe, fair and balanced environment to play soccer. Our Spring season starts in April and ends in early June. Our Fall season starts in September and ends in late October. The youth program is designed to maximize the participation for each kid, giving them a fun experience and helping to build their skills and confidence.
Kids aged 3 to 6
This program is coached by experienced soccer players. The program is designed for kids to learn basic skills, build confidence and have a positive fun experience. For many kids this is their first time participating in a team sport and our goal is to provide them with a positive start.
The program starts with a quick warm up in a large rectangular area marked with cones, kids can bring their own ball (size 3) or borrow ours for the session. After the warm up, we play a fun game called "The Monsters Game", this teaches the kids ball control, how to shield the ball while having fun. We always play this game first as the kids become familiar with it and it helps to build their confidence knowing how to participate in the first activity. The second game is changed each week, and usually focuses on a skill such as running, dribbling, passing or shooting the ball. We end the session with several small sided games, typically 3v3 or 4v4, making sure each team is fair and balanced as much as possible.
This age group kicks off at 10.10am every Saturday morning starting September 6th 2014, and running until Saturday October 25th. There is no session on Saturday October 18th.
Kids aged 6 to 12
This program is coached by experienced soccer players. The program is designed to give kids the opportunity to play soccer and have a positive fun experience. There are no set teams, each week as kids show up, the coaches will assign them to a team by handing them a vest (pinny). The coaches may move players from one team to another to keep the games balanced. The games are played using size 4 premium soccer balls, using small sided goals from Bownet and offer a fun fast paced environment for kids to improve their skills. This program is ideal for kids who play multiple sports and cannot commit to a rec, club or travel team. The program is also great for kids who play rec, club or travel soccer and want access to coaches with extensive soccer playing experience to learn new skills and tactics.
This age group kicks off at 9am every Saturday morning starting September 6th 2014, and running until Saturday October 25th.
Youth Cost ($20 per year)
The cost of our youth membership is $20 per calendar year (Jan 1st to Dec 31st). This not only covers our Spring and Fall seasons, but also covers outdoor Futsal during the Winter months at the Athens High School turf field.