The Jackson Soccer Club recreation program is open to children ranging in age from 3-years-old to 17-years-old. The program is broken down into three components -- Peanuts, Mircosoccer, and Intramural -- and has Fall and Spring seasons. In the Fall teams generally begin practicing mid August and the games are played September to early November. In the Spring, teams usually begin practicing by the end of March, with games running from April to mid June.
The Peanuts program is for our youngest soccer players, ranging from age 3 to age 5. Peanuts teams meet on Saturday mornings for fun soccer-related activities and scrimmages. These teams do not practice during the week.
The Microsoccer program consists of teams that play 3 v 3 games on a smaller field. This format promotes more activity and touches on the ball. This is generally a one-year program. Teams practice duing the week and play games on Saturdays. There are usually separate boys and girls divisions, although co-ed teams may be formed if there are not enough players to support separate divisions.
Within the Intramural program, Divisions 3 and 4 play an 8 v 8 format on small-sided fields. Each division has a two-year age range and there are separate divisions for boys and girls. Divisions 1 and 2 play an 11 v 11 format on full-sided fields. Both of these divisions are currently co-ed. Teams practice once or twice a week and play games on Saturdays.
Age Breakdowns for Divisions
The US Youth Soccer calendar year (August 1 to July 31) is used to determine what division a player is assigned to.
For the Spring 2016 season, the divisions are based on the following birth dates:
Division 1: 8/1/97 to 7/31/02 (Coed Division)
Division 2: 8/1/02 to 7/31/05 (Coed Division)
Division 3: 8/1/05 to 7/31/07 (Boys and Girls Divisions)
Division 4: 8/1/07 to 7/31/09 (Boys and Girls Divisions)
Microsoccer: 8/1/09 to 3/31/11 (Boys and Girls Divisions)
Peanuts: 4/1/11 to 7/31/12 (Coed Division)
Forms and Rules