OVERVIEW & DATES

Recreational Soccer is the entry level offering from Hillsboro Soccer Club. This level is available for players from Kinder age to 8th Grade.

It is primarily focused on developing the love of the game and targets those players new to the sport or those who just want to play the game without having to commit to a year round sport.

Play in a HSC uniform, experience game environments with sessions twice a week and games at the weekend, all with the emphasis on having fun!

Fall recreational registration is open from May 20th to July 31st. Registration may remain open to specific grades that still have openings, pricing does not change for late registrants. 
Rostering will begin once registration has closed. Most requests are accommodated, some requests may be denied due to specific reasoning.

Spring Recreational open registration is December 31st - March 31st or until teams are full. Further openings will be dependent on roster opportunities.

Formation of teams is dependent on Volunteer Coaches, and players are placed on a first come first serve basis. When a team is full, players will be placed on a wait list until a space becomes available or another volunteer coach is found. Rostering will begin in Mid March as volunteers and teams are finalized.

Practices may begin as early as the week of August 23rd, 2 weeks before competition officially begins. Games start September 11th, and continue for the 8 consecutive Saturdays. Games begin as early as 9 AM and a majority are local at Hillsboro School District Fields & Parks, some affiliate teams do host games in their local area. Areas vary for different age groups.

COSTS

Our Fall fees cover player registration fee, equipment for coaching, field maintenance, risk management, insurance, head coach education, field rentals and club operational costs.

Early Bird Discounts - Ends July 15th

Micros, Kinders, 1st & 2nd Grade - $105.00

3rd - 8th Grade - $130.00

Early Bird Discounts ends July 15th, where an additional $15 will be added to your fees.

FALL RECREATIONAL SEASON

Available to Micros - 8th Grade

We will be hosting two practices per week along with one main game over the weekend, games for Kinder are Thursday evenings, while 1st-8th Grade are on Saturdays.

Fall season practices may begin as early as August 23rd once teams have been formed and volunteer coaches have chosen their practices locations, times, and days of the week.

These details can be found on our TeamSnap application once your player has been rostered to a team officially.

Games officially begin September 9th (Kinder) & 11th (1st-8th Grade), and will continue for the consecutive 7 weeks to ensure for an 8 game season, plus a jamboree day.

Within this year's registration, you will also be able to sign up for other local Hillsboro Soccer Club events such as camp opportunities and our Academy programming.

FALL RECREATIONAL SCHEDULE 2021/22

K-2ND GRADE

3RD & 4TH GRADE

5TH - 8TH GRADE

FEE BREAKDOWN

Now more than ever, we are devoted to ensuring that no player goes without playing because of finances. In an effort to continue our transparency with all of our members, we have created the graphic to the right, to highlight where your registration fees go.

From overhead fees, coach incentives, education, equipment and fields, you can see the full breakdown to the right.

As you can see, every dollar counts, and during these unprecedented times, if you feel that you can help another member of our community play by sponsoring a player, we have ways in which you can do so.

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PURCHASE YOUR RECREATIONAL JERSEY HERE

To participate in the Spring Recreational League, we do require that players purchase their Recreational Red jersey from Tursis Soccer Store off Canyon Lane.

You can purchase online for pick up, have it delivered or if you prefer to shop in store you can certainly visit the friendly staff of Tursis.

8805 SW Canyon Lane, Portland, OR, 97225

RECREATIONAL F.A.Q'S

Q: How do I receive updates about my registration, my player being rostered to a team and other recreational news from Hillsboro Soccer Club?

A: Make sure you have registered through our official website and have downloaded the TeamSnap application from your smartphone’s app store (the phone application is free)! This is where different forms of communication are available, through the club, directors, and coaches. Ensure you’re logging with the email address you used to register your player.

Q: Is Hillsboro Soccer Club recreational programming a good fit for my player?

A: The intention and purpose of our recreational program is to offer a fun, relaxed, learning experience for players of any skill levels. Players may step into the programming with no experience, little to some experience, or have played for years; whatever the case may be, this program is open to all players between the grade levels of kinder through to 8th grade.

Q: When does the season officially begin? Practices? Games?

A:  The Fall recreational season practices begin 2 weeks before Labor Day weekend, August 23rd to allow for teams to get some practice before league officially starts. Games for micro teams (Kinder - 2nd Grade) kick off on Thursday, September 9th, and for our 3rd - 8th grade teams September 11th.

Q: What is the practice schedule? How will I know before I register?

A: Recreational teams practice twice a week. Practice schedules for teams are dependent on the volunteer coach placed with the team. Coaches have the ability to choose the days, location, and time of the practice sessions once the team has been created and rostered. Roster changes are possible if your player’s team's schedule doesn’t work and you’d prefer a different schedule. Schedules vary.

Q: Where are the practices and games? How long is the season?

A: Practice locations vary, all practices are located at local Hillsboro School District fields or local Hillsboro Parks & Recreational facilities. Teams near the Hillsboro area also participate in our Tualatin Youth Valley Soccer League and host games, travel may be included for our 3rd - 8th grade teams. Games are every Saturday, starting after Labor Day Weekend

Q: What items should I purchase for my player before the season begins? (Micro player = Kinder, 1st, 2nd Grade)

A: Hillsboro Soccer Club provides game jerseys along with black soccer socks for micro players who are in grade kinder, 1st, and 2nd. Parents must purchase firm ground cleats, shinguards, and other normal sports attire for practices (athletic wear). 

A2: For 3rd - 8th grade players, no items are provided. Please purchase our red recreational kit at the link included on our recreational webpage of hillsborosoccer.org along with the other required items: firm ground cleats, shinguards, black shorts, black soccer socks. 

*We do offer promotional deals through Tursi’s Soccer Shop along with Dick’s Sporting Goods near the start of the season. Stay posted with messaging and emails through Teamsnap to see those weekend steals!

 

Q:When will my player(s) be rostered to a team and when will I begin receiving emails from my player’s coach?

A: After registration has closed on July 31st, teams will begin to be formed in early August based on friend requests, coach requests, etc. Some requests may not be applied due to different grade placements, gender, etc.

Q: What happens if my player isn’t rostered to a team after early August?

A: Please contact our recreational coordinator Mason Aguirre at his contact of mason@hillsborosoccer.org, make sure to log out and in of your Teamsnap application on your phone before contacting.

Q: How can I help volunteer in the program? What can I volunteer in?

A: Hillsboro Soccer Club’s recreational programming is volunteer run and looks to engage families who are wanting to involve themselves in different areas. If you view our website, there are multiple links that guide you through signing up to volunteer as a coach in the program, or in other areas that include helping sort out recreational gear & equipment, helping line game and practice fields for teams, etc.

Q: What is the format of the recreational Tualatin Valley Youth Soccer League?

A: We format our TVYSL rules and guidelines to better fit specific grade levels and their needs as the individual player. It’s proven by US Youth Soccer that different formats for different age groups are beneficial for the players' development. Please see the club’s webpage for more information on our rulesets and guidelines for formats specific to your player’s grade level.

HSC Academy - Taking the Next Step

In an effort to constantly look to improve our programs and the subsequent learning environment for our players, we realized that there is a gap between programs within our own Player Pathway.

To ensure that we are not doing a disservice to our players, we have created a brand new program called the HSC Academy. This program will be headed by our Recreational Co-ordinator Mason Aguirre, and our Assistant Director of Coaching Michael Wall. Along with quality and experienced coaches from our competitive program, we are looking to create a bridge for players to continue their growth.

Train on turf, with licensed coaches and a player centered environment, to allow our players to reach their true potential.

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Become a Referee

Encouraging your child, or even yourself, to become a referee in the Recreational Soccer program is a wonderful way to introduce yourself into the world of soccer refereeing.

For a 13+ Year old it is a great way to acquire responsibility, furthering their development as a young adult, and of course, an opportunity to earn money in a positive environment.

You can sign up to become a referee by clicking here.

You will be directed to Oregon Referee Committee, where you will find the upcoming classes and respective costs.

Once you are certified, you will be able to sign up for games that are requiring referees and begin your journey.

Pay

2nd Grade - $20.00

3rd/4th Grade - $25.00

5th/6th Grade - $30.00

7th/8th Grade - $35.00

Assistant Referee - $20.00

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Volunteering With Us

Hillsboro Soccer Club is built upon the foundation of our community, with our organization operated entirely by volunteers. We have a passion for teaching soccer, empowering players to develop life skills, and of course, a love of the game.

You can help by signing up via this page to indicate that you'd like to volunteer coach and work with an age group for this year's 6-week spring recreational program! You are then given the incentive of an in-house education through the club, the opportunity to work with your son or daughter within the pod of players. You will also have your program fee reimbursed at the end of the season after the gear has been collected and returned.

The first step to be a coach is to register your intentions. Coaches must register with two different systems.

Registering with the HSC identifies your interest in coaching, while you are also required to complete a Background Check via the Sports Affinity Software each seasonal year. Sports Affinity is an Online Data Management used by OYSA for Risk Management.

Players are required to wear a mask from arrival to the field, during the practice/game and while departing the field to their vehicles. 

Coaching With Us

Are you interested in becoming, or continuing as a volunteer coach for Hillsboro Soccer Club?

Free clinics are sponsored by the club and available to all coaches and cover a variety of topics such as small-sided games, goalie tips, injury prevention, and so on.

The clinics are often geared to particular age levels and range from topics useful to Beginners through Experienced coaches. HSC Recreational Coaches who attend a Coach Clinic will qualify for their player's registration fee reimbursement after the season is complete.

Attend a clinic today (Spring clinic schedule coming soon) - they're free, they're informative and they're mostly instructed by HSC Directors and Competitive Coaches.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Equipment & Field Help

This may include ; counting out bibs, cones and soccer balls for spring teams. Helping set up, kit down for the Recreational Spring meeting, handing out equipment. At the end of the season, aiding in the collection and inventory of Spring Coaches.

This may also include ; grass fields are measured and lined at the beginning of the season, help us paint lines and prep fields. This then needs to be maintained throughout the season, including line work, hole filling and moving goals.