Please read the following changes for the 2020 soccer season:
Grade & Age Group Chart
In an effort to be consistent with the other clubs in the area, the recreational (Rec & Rec Plus) age groups for the 2021 season will remain the same as prior seasons. While Mustang soccer changes were within the guidelines of US Soccer mandate, this put Mustang Soccer in a different set of age groups. As a result, our teams playing in outside competition were younger than their opponents. This will realign Mustang Soccer with all outside clubs when we participate in outside competition with others clubs.
Rec Plus players pay an additional $300 fee which covers the cost of the professional trainers, the season kick off jamboree and the mid-season Saddleback tournament. The total cost to play in this program is $625 ($700 if registration is after June 15th).
League play begins in August/September. Because there is tournament play as well as League play, Rec Plus players may play games on both Saturday and Sunday occasionally during the season.
Rec Plus teams play in the mid-season Saddleback Tournament which is a purely Rec Plus tournament. This tournament will happen in September.
Rec Plus teams also play in the week long Dick King End of Season Tournament usually beginning the 1st weekend in November. This is a single elimination tournament so some teams will go on to play the following weekend.
Season: League games begin in August/September and culminate with the Dick King End-of-Season Tournament. There are no games on Labor Day Weekend.
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 2021 AGCs will be posted in May. If you are interested in volunteering to be an Age Group Coordinator, please contact the Rec Plus Director, Chris Rudberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to have any coaching experience to be an AGC.
Team Formation: Teams are formed based on school/zone codes. Friend and coach requests are not considered. 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.
Team Formation Requests: Because of the size of the Rec Plus program, the League is unable to accommodate any friend, 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 if you are 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 Rec Plus team formation so it is important that it is accurate. To view the school/zone code, click here.
Coach Training: Coach training/licensing classes are being scheduled for 2019. Sign up for the Youth Level I, Youth Level II, Youth Level III, Youth Level IV, or Junior Level V sessions to make sure the class meets the minimum participation requirement.
Rec Plus Registration: To play in the Rec Plus program you must complete an online Rec Plus registration ($625) prior to June 15th for your player. To start the registration process Click HERE. The total cost to play in the Rec Plus program is $625 ($700 if registration is after June 15th).