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Columbia Soccer Association (TN)


Youth Outdoor Recreational Schedule (Subject to Change)
MayFall Registration BeginsNovemberSpring Registration Begins
JulyFall Registration EndsJanuarySpring Registration Ends
SeptemberFall Season BeginsMarchSpring Season Begins
NovemberFall Season EndsMaySpring Season Ends


The youth recreational league is open to players in the U4 – U18 divisions. Divisions are based on birth year. The soccer year starts in the fall and ends in the spring. To verify the division birth year, refer to the US Youth Soccer Birth Matrix. Your child must be at least 3 years old to register.

The emphasis of the recreational league is FUN. Players get to play at least half of every game regardless of skill level. Game scores are not kept, and teams are balanced to the best of our ability to ensure enjoyable play for everyone. If your player is interested in competitive play, we offer our Arsenal select program. Tryouts are once a year in the fall. For more information on Arsenal, contact our VP of Travel.

Please be aware that odd divisions are usually combined with even divisions. For example, players that register for a U5, U7, U9, U11, or U13 division will actually play in a U6, U8, U10, U12, or U14. Some divisions may be combined into coed teams and have a larger age range. For example, U15, U16, and U17 may be combined with the U18 division. This is all dependent upon registration numbers, division enrollments and the amount of volunteer coaches available. 

Games take place on Saturdays between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. U4 - U6 games are administered by our Mentors. Practice may be one or two days during the week. Practice days and times are determined by coaches. 

2020 Spring Calendar

Cost per player: $85 per player plus non-refundable website provider service fee of $3. Sibling discounts added at checkout.

*As of the 2020 Spring Registration period: our website/registration software provider was recently purchased by another company and the pricing structure has changed. The website provider now charges a $3 fee that is not included in the registration cost.

Dec 1 – Dec 15

Early Registration

Dec 16 – Dec 31

Regular Registration

Dec 31 – Jan 19

Late Registration

Feb 22

Coach Saturday 10 AM at Ridley Sports Complex Meeting Room

Coaches must complete all requirements found under Coach’s Corner. This includes Risk Management Registration (background check), SafeSport, Cardiac and Concussion. These are good for 1 year.

March 7

Game 1

March 14

Game 2

Picture Day

March 21

Game 3

March 27, 28 and 29

Rally at Ridley Tournament

No Rec Games

April 4

Spring Break/Mule Day

No Rec Games

April 11

Game 4

April 18

Game 5

April 25

Game 6

May 2

Game 7

May 9

Makeup Day (if needed)

If 2 or more games are canceled, we will attempt to make up at least 1 game.

How do I know what division my child should be in?
The system automatically places your child in the correct division based on their birth year according to the US Youth Soccer Birth Matrix. You can also determine the division by subtracting your child's birth year from the season ending year (fall through spring).
For example, a child born in 2012 playing in the 2019 fall through 2020 spring would be in the U8 division. 
Please note that odd divisions are usually combined with even divisions, such as U7 and U8. Some older divisions with smaller registration numbers may have a larger combination and be coed. For example, U16, U17, and U18 players may be combined into one U18 Coed division in order to have enough players to form teams.  

Special Requests:

Special requests for a specific coach, player, or team are not guaranteed. Hardships will be taken into consideration regarding travel arrangements for games and practices. Teams are generated each season using software that evenly sorts players based on age and other criteria in order to make games balanced and fair. Occasionally, rec teams may need to be reorganized to make play more even. Coaches decide practice days and times. Practice locations are set by the Field Manager. 

Weather and Illness:
We play in the heat, cold, and rain. Severe weather, lightning, or illness may cause games to be canceled. When 2 or more games are canceled due to weather or other events, we will attempt to make up 1 of the missed games, but due to field and referee availability, games may not be made up. 

Game Location
Ridley Sports Complex
6148 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

When will I know about games, practices, uniforms, and other information?
Coaches meet to receive their rosters, uniforms, practice locations, and other information on Coach’s Saturday. We encourage coaches to contact parents as soon as possible after the coach meeting. Coaches set practice times and days. We always need volunteer coaches, please consider volunteering. All volunteers must complete the Risk Management mandates. 

What equipment will my child need?
Your child will be provided a game day uniform which includes a jersey, shorts, and a pair of socks. The uniform is theirs; they will not have to turn it back in. You will need to purchase shin guards, shoes (soccer cleats), and a soccer ball. Shin guards and shoes are required for both practices and games.

 Ball Sizes
 Age Group Size
 U14 - U18 #5
 U10 - U12 #4
 U04 - U08 #3

Do I have to live in Columbia to register?
We do not restrict registration to Columbia, anyone in Maury or surrounding counties is welcome to register to play in our program. 

When are games and practices?
Recreational games are played on Saturdays. Usually the younger divisions play earlier and older divisons later. Game times range from 9 am to 3 pm, but this can vary depending on the number of players registered, the amount of teams, and other variables. Coaches choose the day and times for practices. Some may practice twice a week. 

Columbia Soccer Association (Tennessee)

1116 West 7th Street PMB 248 
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
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