Greetings Carrollton Soccer Families,
We are pleased to introduce Bill Hudlow as our Carrollton Boosters 2014 Fall Soccer Program Director. Bill is an experienced recreational soccer program director who has been involved with our organization since 2006, coaching both girls and boys recreational teams. We look forward to Bill's leadership in continuing our Carrollton tradition of offering the best recreational youth soccer program in the greater New Orleans area.
In the weeks to come, we will be making several important announcements about our 2014 Fall Soccer Program. And let’s not forget the FIFA World Cup which begins on June 12 and runs through July 13! What a better way to have your children prepare for the excitement of the World Cup than to attend the New Orleans Jesters soccer camp held at Carrollton playground from June 9 to June 13. More camp information is available at www.nolajesters.com
If you have any questions about Carrollton's soccer program, please do not hesitate to contact me or Bill firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of Carrollton Boosters. Best regards,
Commissioner of Soccer
THE FALL PROGRAM
The 2014 Carrollton Boosters Fall Soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 4 – 14.
All players are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games from September to mid-November. Most games will be on Saturdays, at varying times, but scheduling needs could require that some games be played on weeknights or Sunday afternoons. Coaches will schedule practices after the teams are drafted. Practices are generally on weekday evenings. U-6 teams do not generally practice other than in connection with their regularly scheduled Saturday game.
Players will be issued a team shirt and socks, to be worn at all games. They will also need shin guards, plus either soccer cleats (preferable) or tennis shoes. Each player should have his or her own ball as well. Appropriate ball sizes are #3 for U-6 and U-8, and #4 for U-10 and U-13.
Registration for our 2014 Fall Soccer program will open in June. To register, click on the registration tab and follow the procedure. The fee is $125 for your first child, plus $100 per additional child. If registering more than one child, be sure to register all children before checking out. You may pay on line by credit card or you may choose the option to send a check, but note that your registration is not considered complete until fees are paid. Players who are not registered will not be graded or drafted onto teams.
Contact Alan Godchaux at email@example.com more information or for payment assistance.
GRADING and DRAFTING
All players in leagues older than the U-6 league must be graded. You will be notified by email concerning the grading schedule (once you have registered) and you may also consult our web site this summer for the grading schedule.
By registering your child, you agree to having him or her placed in a player draft, during which any of our volunteer coaches may pick him or her onto a team. Carrollton Boosters does not guarantee placement of any player onto any particular team, or onto a team with any particular other player(s). The only exceptions are that coaches get to pick their own children, and that siblings are placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian. After players have been drafted onto a team, registration fees will not be refunded or credited, except in cases of illness or injury.
When registering your child or children for soccer, please consider coaching your child’s team. Carrollton relies on volunteer parents to coach its teams. Coaching is an excellent way to not only develop a greater appreciation for soccer, but to form a special bond with your son or daughter as the season progresses. In order to coach, simply answer “yes” to the question when registering, then also register yourself as a coach, and we will contact you.
Sponsors are essential to our program and sponsoring a team is a great way to support our organization. Sponsors select the team’s colors and name, and may include a business name and logo as well. The fee is $275 and can be paid with your child’s registration or can be paid by a separate check. Simply answer “yes” to the sponsor question when registering your child. After you have completed the registration, return to our web site and click on the “soccer sponsor forms” tab in order to submit your sponsor info. Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise.
JESTERS CAMP / IN-SEASON SKILLS CLINIC
Our partners in soccer, the New Orleans Jesters, under the supervision of Coach Kenny Farrell, will conduct soccer camps throughout the summer. More information about soccer camps can be found at www.nolajesters.com
The Jesters will also offer, for an additional fee of $50, a series of clinics (training sessions) during the soccer season on Friday evenings. All players registered for the Carrollton Boosters soccer leagues are eligible to participate. Register for the clinic with your child’s soccer registration, or contact Alan Godchaux at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to add the clinic after you have registered your child for the soccer league.
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the following funds:
Capital Fund - contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.
Scholarship Fund – contributions to this fund help allow Carrollton to include financially underprivileged children in our various programs.
Security Fund – contributions to this fund help Carrollton maintain a visible security force at all our venues
The U8 Jesters coached by Johannes Forstpointer competed in the Emerald Coast Cup this past weekend in Destin, FL. It was there first tournament and they were in the U9 division against teams from Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The team made it to the Finals against GCU Academy from Gulfport only to lose the championship on penalty kicks.