The Recreational Plus program is part of the Recreational program and is for a player looking for additional instruction and time commitment. It is offered to U9-U14 age groups.
- There are no tryouts for the Recreational Plus program.
- Recreational Plus practices 2 times per week, once with their coach and once with a professional trainer. Training practices begin the 1st week of August and continue for the duration of the season. Each team is assigned a trainer and training time. Training practices are held at the Mustang Soccer Complex.
Recreational Plus players pay an additional $300 fee which covers the cost of the professional trainers, the pre-season Jamboree and the mid-season Saddleback tournament. The total cost to play in this program is $625 ($600 before February 29th and $700 if after June 15th).
League play begins the weekend of September 10th. Because there is tournament play as well as League play, Recreational Plus players may play games on Saturday and Sunday during the season.
Recreational Plus teams play in the Saddleback Tournament mid season which is a purely Recreational Plus tournament.
Recreational Plus teams play in the Recreational Dick King End of Season Playoffs in early November. This is a single elimination tournament so some teams will go on to play the following weekend.
- After June 15, players will be waitlisted and placed on a team if there are excess coaches or an open spot on a team and they will be charged a $75 late fee if they are placed on a team.
Season: League games begin on the weekend of September 10th, and culminate with the Dick King End-of-Season Playoffs in early November.
Age Group Coordinators: Your AGC is your resource for questions pertinent to your age group/gender. They are also responsible for coach recruitment. The full list of 2016 AGCs will be available in the spring.
Team Formation: Teams are based on school/zone codes. Returning coaches are allowed to request a certain number of players from their previous season, depending on age group, which includes the children of the head and assistant coaches.
U9/U10: *4 players (including children of head and assistant coaches)
U11/U12: *5 players (including children of head and assistant coaches)
U13/U14, U15/U16, U17/U19: *6 players (including children of head and assistant coaches)
*Note: Friend Requests will be INCLUSIVE of a Coach's Player Protection request.
Team Formation Requests: Because of the size of the Recreational Plus program the League is unable to accommodate any coach, team, practice schedule, carpool, or after school care requests. The only way to guarantee placement on a specific team is to be part of the coaching team (one head coach and two assistant coaches) or to be one of the eligible protected players from last year’s team.
School/Zone Code: Your school and address zone tells the League where your player attends school and the area in which you live. This information is used as one component of Recreational Plus team formation so it is important that it is accurate.
Coach Background Checks: All new Mustang head and assistant coaches must complete a fingerprint background check. Click here for a description of the background check process.
Recreational Plus Registration: To play in the Recreational Plus program you must complete an online Recreational Plus registration ($625) prior to June 15th for your player. To start the registration process Click here. The total cost to play in the Recreational Plus program is $625 ($700 if registration is after June 15th).
Recreational Plus Coach Registration: All Recreational head and assistant coaches must register online. See the ’Recreational Plus Coach’ sidebar for more information. 2016 Recreational Plus Coaches meeting will be held in July at the Mustang Soccer Complex at 4680 Camino Tassajara in Danville.