HIGHLAND GROVELAND RECREATION ASSOCIATION

Soccer News

The 2016 HGRA Summer Soccer season begins on May 15 and ends on July 25 with a bye week for the 4th of July (except for  the 10U Leagues which play a game to make-up for the Memorial Day bye).

We are excited to announce an expanded partnership with St. Paul Blackhawks Soccer to facilitate the curriculum and training for our 5U, 6U, 7U, and 8U leagues this summer!  Each week, the players will participate in 30 minutes of professional coach-led activities and games designed to develop the player in a fun, high energy environment.  There will be a 30-minute game following the practice where the players can demonstrate their newly acquired skills.  
 
Our new and improved format will maximize the players time on the field and give them access to some of the best coaching in the area to increase their success and enjoyment of the great sport of soccer!  We look forward to seeing you for a great summer of soccer at HGRA!


                              

HGRA Soccer Leagues

5U “Soccer Scramble”: Weekly sessions starting with group activities led by experienced coaches followed by small-sided games supervised by HGRA staff. Click here for more information on the 5U program. 

6U, 7U & 8U: Coed leagues play 4v4 with no goalkeeper on small fields. High-scoring and fast- moving excitement. Click here for more information on the 6U through 8U programs.


10U, 12U & 14U: Same-gender teams play 7v7 on larger fields with goalkeepers and referees.  Click here for more information on the 10U through 14U programs.


18U: Coed teams play 7v7. League-wide practices and scrimmages on Sunday afternoons. Formal games are on Wednesday nights.  Click here for more information on the 18U program.


Premier League: Roughly split at age 35 depending on registration numbers. Click here for more information on the Premier League.




Soccer Registration

Here are some tips for making sure that you register correctly and with no surprises

1. Read all of the information in the "Online Registration Instructions" page.

2.  Examine the ages/birthdates information to be sure you know what league your child will be in.

3. 
Know which day your child's league will play on to be sure that there are no conflicts with other activities.

4. 
Read the "Buddy" policy carefully to make sure you understand what it allows - and what it does not allow.  You can list one buddy.  Make sure you spell their full name correctly and they do the same.

5. 
Contact your child's intended buddy before registration to verify that the buddy intends to name your child (and nobody else).  Make sure they know your child’s full name and list them during the registration process.

6.   P
ractice schedules are chosen by the coaches with feedback from the players/families.  The 5U, 6U and 7U leagues include "practice" time  in their game schedule so there may not be a separate practice for this leagues. 

7.  Volunteer to coach.  We can only have teams if we have coach volunteers.  Look below for more information on volunteering to coach.

8.  Be flexible HGRA Soccer is a recreational league.  We do not keep records of wins and losses.  The majority of HGRA Soccer coaches are volunteer parents; some are high school and college students.     

2016 Soccer Age Requirements & Game Nights

League assignment is determined by the player's date of birth only.  With over 1,500 players, we do not have the capability of determining league placement by skill level.  The leagues, game day(s) and times, and birth date ranges for each league are shown below.  Once you enter the contact information including date of birth in your registration, the system will automatically let you know which age group you or your child qualify for the 2016 season.

5U
 Coed-Sunday (3:00, 4:00 or 4:30) or Tuesday (5:30, 6:00, 6:30 or 7:00)
9/1/10 - 8/31/12

6U Coed - Tuesday (6:00 or 7:15) 
9/1/09- 8/31/10

7U Coed - Thursday (6:00 or 7:15) 
9/1/08 - 8/31/09

8U Coed - Thursday (6:00 or 7:15) 
9/1/07 - 8/31/08

10U Same Gender - Monday (6:00 or 7:15)
9/1/05 - 8/31/07

12U Same Gender - Wednesday (6:00 or 7:15) 
9/1/03 - 8/31/05

14U Same Gender - Tuesday (6:00 or 7:15)
9/1/01- 8/31/03

18U Coed - Wednesday  (6:00 or 7:15)
9/1/97 - 8/31/01 

U35 Coed - Sunday (5:00) 
DOB Before 9/1/96

Premier (Over 35) - Sunday - (6:30)
DOB Before 9/1/81

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding registration, please email us at hgraregistration@mail.com.  If you have questions regarding a specific league, please send an email to the appropriate account below. We will try to  get back to you within 24 hours.
5U Coed:    hgra5usoccer@mail.com
6U Coed:    hgra6usoccer@mail.com 
7U Coed:    hgra7usoccer@mail.com
8U Coed:    hgra8usoccer@mail.com 
10UBoys:   hgra10uboys@mail.com 
10UGirls:    hgra10ugirls@mail.com 
12UBoys:   hgra12uboys@mail.com 
12UGirls:    hgra12ugirls@mail.com 
14UBoys:   hgra14uboys@mail.com 
14UGirls:    hgra14ugirls@mail.com
18U Coed : hgra18usoccer@mail.com 
U35 and Premier: hgrapremier@mail.com