Recreation

The main objective of the Dakota United Recreation Soccer (BSL)  is to provide all children, regardless of experience, an opportunity to learn more about the game and the basic skills needed to play soccer. We emphasize that learning is more important than winning.

This program is for Pre-K through 6th Grade.  Recreational soccer is offered in the Spring and Fall seasons. 

Fall recreation soccer typically starts in late August/early September and runs through mid-October. 

Spring recreation soccer typically starts in mid April and runs through May. We schedule 6 games with practices during the week.

Teams normally practice once a week at one of the elementary schools or the Cottonwood Soccer Complex. The practice day, time and location are selected by the volunteer coach during Coaches Handout Night.

Games are typically held on Saturday's at the Cottonwood Soccer Complex on South 12th Street. 

Teams are formed by grade and school.

All players should bring a soccer ball and water bottle to practices and games. 

 

PRE-K THROUGH 6TH GRADE

Registration is closed. - Click My Account at the right, log in or create an account. Click My Players to add your child(ren). Last click Recreation to register. (Please complete your registration once you start. Registrations are not held in the shopping cart to come back to later.)

Fall 2020 Recreational Soccer for boys and girls from pre-k through 6th grade. Your registration includes a t-shirt to match your team. Registration closes completely on August 2.  Please share this page link with everyone you know interested so no one misses out. Late registrations are very difficult when making teams and placing shirt orders so...no late registrations will be accepted once teams are made. Please understand that in order to provide the best experience to our players and members, it’s important for us to hold firm on a final date of registration to properly plan the sessions.

When registering please make sure to choose the proper grade and school your child will be in. Also be sure you have selected the appropriate gender. We receive many calls/emails after team placement goes out that kids are in the wrong grade or on the wrong gender team. We use the information you provide to us for placement.

  • Game times are Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm. Sundays, 12 am - 7 pm, will be used on an as needed basis depending on team numbers and weather. Game dates are August 22 and 29, September 12, 19, and 26, and October 3. The following dates are reserved for weather backup if needed, September 20, October 4, 10 and 17. 

  • Cost is $60 + 3% admin fee
  • $50 for 2nd child, $40 for 3rd child. The price is capped at $40 per child for families with more than 3.
  • Team photos date will be set once dates are secured.

  • Coaches Meeting
    Date: To be determined
    Location: To be determined
    Time: To be determined

  • Registration closes August 2.

Please consider volunteering to coach a team. (Our recreation program is successful because of our great parents that step in to help! Thank you!)  Practices are held either at Cottonwood Park or in neighborhood school fields once per week on weeknights.  Players are required to have a soccer ball, shin guards, and water bottle.  

Age groups may be combined if registration numbers warrant. We do our best to keep players on teams with kids at their school and grade level so please choose your player's grade level correctly.

 

Rules

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Rules

2nd and 3rd Grade Rules

4th and 5th Grade Rules

 

Lesson Plans

I volunteered to coach, now what do I do?

K - 3 Lesson Plans

4th - 5th Grade Lesson Plans