The RED Division is part of the SVSC Community League. RED (U12) teams play 7V7 matches with goalkeepers. The RED Division serves players who do not wish to play on a Competitive team. SVSC wants players to have the opportunity to continue to play soccer in a recreational and fun format.
The Red Division (U11) is for players born in 2012 - 2014. There is a max of 88 players in the Red Division.
Players born in 2014 have three options at SVSC - UNITED, RED, COMPETITIVE. See details under PROGRAMS tab to decide which is right for you.
There are two seasons - Fall and Spring.
The Fall season will begin September 11. Teams will be will play 8 games and have 8 practices.
All games and practices are at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex.
Teams will be will have 8 Monday practices scheduled. Each team will have two Mondays off.
Teams will play 8 games on Fridays, at 5:30 or 6:30.
Players receive a new uniform each season - jersey, shorts, socks.
There are no extra costs.
Players only need to buy cleats and shinguards.
OPTIONAL ADD ONS
When you reach checkout during registration you will be asked about some optional additional programs/items.
We are now offering speed & agility training, details listed during checkout. You can also purchase an SVSC car magnet or Icon Card.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will we have our own coach?
Yes. Each team will have a volunteer coach. The coach's child plays for free. Coaches must agree to implement the SVSC curriculum. If you would like to coach please contact Allen Mandell - email@example.com
What support can coaches expect from SVSC?
Coaches will be provided with 8 complete practice plans, team shape/tactics, league rules. The League Director will be available to provide guidance, the necessary cones & pinnnies or other equipment when needed. Each player needs to bring his/her own ball.
What if there are not enough coaches?
If there are not enough coaches we will be forced to close registration or refund those players without coaches.
Will we have have practices?
Yes. Each team will have 8 practices.
Will there be referees at the games?
Yes. There will be certified referees at each match when available. If certified referees are not available we will substitute staff coaches for refs.
Why aren't players allowed to head the ball?
The US Soccer Federation banned heading a long time ago for players under 12 years of age in order to reduce the risk of concussion in young players, and rightly so. The reasons for this are many and backed up by extensive research. Because some players in the division are not yet 12 the entire division is a NO HEADING division.
What about the other rule changes?
If heading is not a part of the game at this level then there are natural trickle-down effects. If players can't head the ball, why put them in situations where their choice is to head the ball (illegally and perhaps dangerously) or get out of the way? That's why punting and long goal kicks are not allowed (US Soccer rules for 7v7). Requiring shorter passes develops players' abilities to pass and maintain possession. At SVSC we extended the spirit of that rule to all free kicks. We utilize "pass-in" rather than throw-ins for similar reasons. This modification is not uncommon. Futsal/indoor soccer do not play throw-ins at any level. Throw-ins are an easy skill to learn if players choose to continue playing at levels where they are part of the game.
The SVSC Red League is a recreational soccer league for boys and girls from U10-U12. Players play an eight game season. Teams may form themselves prior to registration or players may be placed on open teams.
To register, use LEAGUES tab and click COMMUNITY LEAGUE.