2014 Spring Soccer Grading Schedule

All players, except those in the U-6 beginner league, must be graded. Soccer grading will be held at the ballpark at 8321 Forshey St on Saturday, Jan. 11, as follows:

U-8  Girls A-K    9:00
U-8 Girls L-Z    10:00
U-10 Girls A-K  9:00
U-10 Girls L-Z  10:30
U-13 Girls all     10:00
U-8 Boys A-K     12:00

U-8 Boys L-Z     1:30
U-10 Boys A-K   12:00
U-10 Boys L-Z   1:30
U-13 Boys all     1:00

Players must be registered in order to be graded. Please register early to ensure your child’s placement in the program.

2014 Spring Soccer

THE PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters Spring Soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 4 – 12 as of July 31, 2013. Registered players are placed in the following leagues* according to date of birth:

U-6 (Under 6) mixed: Boys and Girls who are 4** or 5 on July 31, 2013
U-8 Boys: Boys who are 6 or 7 on July 31, 2013
U-8 Girls: Girls who are 6 or 7 on July 31, 2013
U-10 Boys: Boys who are 8 or 9 on July 31, 2013
U-10 Girls: Girls who are 8 or 9 on July 31, 2013
U-13 Boys: Boys who are 10, 11, or 12 on July 31, 2013
U-13 Girls: Girls who are 10, 11, or 12 on July 31, 2013

* For Spring soccer, you will have the option of advancing your child one age level. For example, if your son is a “soccer 5-year old”, meaning he was 5 as of July 31, 2013, then you will be able to register him for either the U-6 mixed league or the U-8 boys league. Likewise, if your daughter is a “soccer 7-year old”, meaning she was 7 as of July 31, 2013, then you will be able to register her for either the U-8 or U-10 Girls league.

** Children who have turned 4, or who will turn 4 before January 1, 2014, will also be eligible to play in the U-6 league.

All players are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games from late January through March or early April. All games are at the Carrollton fields at 8321 Forshey St., near the Carrollton Ave. post office. 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 outside of their Saturday time slot.

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
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
algodch@aol.com more information or for payment assistance.

GRADING and DRAFTING
All players in the U-8, U-10, and U-13 leagues must be graded. Grading will be held at our ballpark at 8321 Forshey St, and will likely begin on Saturday, Jan 11. Consult our web site in mid-December for the grading schedule. You will also be notified by e-mail.


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.

COACHES
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
Another fun way to contribute to the program is to sponsor your child’s team. 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 holiday soccer camps during the winter break. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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
algodch@aol.com if you wish to add the clinic after you have registered your child for the soccer league.

DONATIONS
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.

Fall Soccer at Boosters in 2013

THE PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 4 – 12 as of July 31, 2013. Registered players are placed in the following leagues according to date of birth:

U-6 mixed: Boys and Girls who are 4 or 5 on July 31, 2013
U-8 Boys: Boys who are 6 or 7 on July 31, 2013
U-8 Girls: Girls who are 6 or 7 on July 31, 2013
U-10 Boys: Boys who are 8 or 9 on July 31, 2013
U-10 Girls: Girls who are 8 or 9 on July 31, 2013
U-13 Boys: Boys who are 10,11, or 12 on July 31, 2013
U-13 Girls: Girls who are 10,11, or 12 on July 31, 2013

All players are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games from mid-September through mid-November. All games are at the Carrollton fields at 8321 Forshey St., near the Carrollton Ave. post office. Most games will be on Saturdays, at varying times, plus the U-10 and U-13 leagues may have occasional Friday evening games. Coaches will schedule practices after the teams are drafted. Practices are generally on weekday evenings. U-6 teams do not generally practice outside of their Saturday time slot.

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
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.

Note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some leagues will inevitably fill up, so we urge you to register your children as soon as possible.

Also note that children who are, or who will be, simultaneously playing for another soccer club, are not allowed to participate.

Contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com for more information or for payment assistance.

GRADING and DRAFTING
All players in the U-8, U-10, and U-13 leagues must be graded. Grading has not been scheduled yet but will likely begin on Saturday, August 24, and continue the following week. Consult our web site in early August for the grading schedule. Make-up grading sessions will be announced later as well. Players who do not attend grading are subject to being excluded from the league.

All players, including those in the U-6 beginner league, are assigned to teams through a player draft.
By registering your child, you agree to having him or her placed in the 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.

COACHES
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. We will be scheduling coaching clinics in late August/early September.

SPONSORS
Another way to contribute to our program is to sponsor your child’s team. 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, then, after you have completed your child(ren)’s registration, choose one of three ways to get your sponsor info to Rini Marcus:
1) Click this link to be taken directly to our
sponsor form:
2) e-mail your sponsorship info to Rini Marcus at
rinimarcus@aol.com
3) click the “Soccer sponsor form” tab on our website

*** Important to note:
- Sponsorship choices (colors and team names) are determined by the date they are submitted, i.e first come, first served.
- Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise
If you have any questions regarding sponsoring a team, please contact Rini Marcus at 504-261-0119 or
rinimarcus@aol.com

THE NEW ORLEANS JESTERS
Our partner in soccer will once again be the New Orleans Jesters of the Premier Developmental League. Members of the Jesters, under the direction of
Coach Kenny Farrell, will serve as trainers for our young players and will conduct clinics for our volunteer parent-coaches. The Jesters have also started the NOLA Soccer Academy, which features a Pre-Elite and an Elite training program Carrollton Boosters recreational players and for those who wish to continue playing club soccer beyond their Carrollton years. Visit nolajesters.com for more information on these programs.


PRE-SEASON CAMP / IN-SEASON SKILLS CLINIC

For an additional fee of $100, Carrollton offers a preseason soccer camp which will run from Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, 9:00 - 12:00, at our fields at 8321 Forshey St.
Campers should bring a soccer ball and wear shin guards and soccer cleats, and may bring a snack and a drink. We will provide water.

We will also offer, for an additional fee of $50, a series of clinics (training sessions) during the soccer season on Friday evenings.

Both the pre-season camp and the Friday clinics will be conducted by members of the New Orleans Jesters soccer club. All players registered for the Carrollton Boosters soccer leagues are eligible to participate. Register for the camp or clinic along with your child’s soccer registration, or contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com if you wish to add the camp or clinic after you have registered your child for the soccer league.

DONATIONS
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.