Spring 2021 – Safe and Socially Distant

REGISTER

Dear Coaches, Parents, and Players:

Johns Creek United Methodist Church is excited to announce that we are planning to have a spring season!!

We hope you consider registering for the Spring 2021 season. We appreciate that due to the impact of COVID-19 this upcoming season will not look like ones in the past. As a program we are finalizing a number of policies designed to keep you and your families safe. We are using the guidelines laid out by US Soccer as the foundation for these policies as well as the guidance of JCUMC and local health officials. The US Soccer document can be found here. We will be sharing specific policies for JCUMC with you over the coming weeks as they pertain specifically to our program.

We also plan to limit this spring season to just playing teams from Johns Creek United Methodist and Johns Creek Baptist Church. We believe this limits exposure to multiple parks with multiple returns to play policies. This will result in playing matches against the same teams several times based on enrollment.

We are truly looking at the spring season to work on fundamentals, have fun, be safe and enjoy the game we all love.

Registration will close on Sunday, February 28th, in order to create rosters and a safe “socially distant” game day schedule.

Please remember to request your coach from last year if you would like to stay on that same team and also specify 3 practice day preferences for your convenience.

Program Details:

Soccer is offered to boys and girls ages 4 through 12 years old.

This program is a 1 practice/1 game per week setup. There are typically 9 practices and 8 games scheduled

All leagues are gender specific.

Pricing for the league is tiered by age group.

Each player is required to have a program uniform. If you need a new uniform (2 shirts / short / sock) they are available for purchase during registration at a cost of $30.00. There will be two jerseys of better quality and style. We plan to stick with this pattern again for another 3+ years for multiple season use.

We plan on beginning practice the week of March 8, 2021. We are targeting our first game day being Saturday, March 20th. We plan on an eight (8) week schedule, completing by the end of May. We will not schedule games or practices the week of Holy Week and Fulton County Spring Break.

Refund Policy: If requested by a family, we will refund 100% prior to March 7th. We will offer 50% refund between March 8th and the end of the fourth week of game play. There will be no refund offered after the fourth week of game play.

Cancellation Policy: If we have to cancel the season based on church / state / county guidelines we will offer a refund prorated based on the number of weeks completed. Example: If we are forced to cancel the season after the second weekend of games, the player would be refunded 6/9 (2/3) of the season. One week of practice and two weeks of game play were completed.

Please consider volunteering to coach!

Sincerely,

Johns Creek United Methodist Church Recreation Program

What makes us special?
All of our players will play at least 50% of the game as this is a developmental league based off fun and learning.
We stress the importance of learning both offense and defense and players will have the opportunity to rotate in games throughout the season.
Giving opportunities – We will collect old soccer cleats, uniforms and soccer balls and will be donating to less fortunate local soccer programs.
Our coaches are volunteers from our community. We provide a coaching clinic at the beginning of the season along with a coaching curriculum with weekly direction. If you are interested in coaching, make sure to check the coaching box during registration or send a message to George Wilson at gwilson@johnscreekumc.org.

JCUMC For 2020-2021 season:

U12 (BORN IN THE YEAR 2009 & 2010) 9V9 (MAX ROSTER 14)

Heading allowed

Ball size – #4

Field size – 90 yards long x 50 yards wide

U10 (BORN IN THE YEAR 2011 & 2012) 7V7 (MAX ROSTER 12)

Buildout line

Keeper: No punting, players behind buildout line

Continue no heading

Ball size – #4

Field size – 75 yards long x 35 yards wide

U8 (BORN IN THE YEAR 2013 & 2014) 6V6 (MAX ROSTER 10)

First age group with Keeper

Ball size – #3

Field size – 60 yards long x 35 yards wide

U6 (BORN IN THE YEAR 2015 & 2016) 4V4 (MAX ROSTER 8)

Ball size – #3