HIGHLAND GROVELAND RECREATION ASSOCIATION

Soccer News

The 2015 HGRA Summer Soccer season begins on May 11 and ends on July 26 with a bye week for the 4th of July.  

We are excited to announce our continued partnership with St. Paul Blackhawks Soccer to facilitate the curriculum and training for our 5U, 6U and 7U 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!


                              

2015 Soccer Age Requirements and 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 2015 season.

5U
 Coed-Sunday (4:00 or 4:30) or Tuesday (6:00, 6:30 or 7:00)
9/1/09 - 8/31/11

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

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

8U Coed - Thursday (6:00 or 7:15) 
9/1/06 - 8/31/07

10U Same Gender - Monday (6:00 or 7:15)
9/1/04 - 8/31/06

12U Same Gender - Wednesday (6:00 or 7:15) 
9/1/02 - 8/31/04

14U Same Gender - Tuesday (6:00 or 7:15)
9/1/00- 8/31/02

18U Coed - Wednesday  (6:00 or 7:15)
9/1/96 - 8/31/00 

U35 Coed - Sunday (5:00) 
DOB Before 9/1/95

Premier (Over 35) - Sunday - (6:30)
DOB Before 9/1/80

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.




Contact Us

If you have questions regarding registration, please email us at hgraregistration@mail.com.  If you have other soccer questions: Please send league questions to specific league e-mail below.  Please know that we do not allow players to play up or down from the age requirements that are listed on the left side of this page.  We only make exceptions to play down based on medical/disability.  
U35 and Premier: hgrapremier@mail.com

Please note that we are a volunteer organization and will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.  You should expect to hear back from us in approximately two days.

If you wish to volunteer, please select one of the volunteer options on the website when you register. If you have already registered, please log into your account and select the Volunteer tab.  Click on Add/Remove Volunteer Roles and follow the steps from there.  If you don't have an account, please create one and then follow the steps outlined above.  Please make sure to note the name of the player that you are associated with so we can make sure to match you to the player.  If you have any questions, please email us at hgraregistration@mail.com.  

Soccer Registration Information

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.     

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