How are teams created? (Includes Coach and Assistant coach “Perks”)
Teams start with a coach. Coaches may receive up to 4 guaranteed players on their respective teams. Coaches may automatically get their children or direct relatives guaranteed on their teams. Coaches are allowed one Assistant coach. This assistant coach is also allowed to have their children guaranteed on their teams as long as the number of guaranteed players does not exceed 4. At this point, if there are additional guaranteed positions that are not filled, the coach may accept sponsors. The coach may accept up to 2 sponsors, up to but not exceeding the total of 4 guaranteed players. After these guaranteed players are added to the team, all additional players are randomly assigned by the board.
What Player Perks are available for Sponsors?
Sponsors have a couple of options.
- They may choose to allow their player to choose their coach, IF the coach has approved of this player counting towards one of their “4 Guaranteed Players”.
- They may choose to allow their player to “play up” from U14 to U18, IF they have a coach willing to accept this player to his team and allow them to count towards one of their “4 Guaranteed Players”. There is absolutely NO “playing up” for any players that are from any teams U11 or younger.
My child is “too (Insert Excuse Here)” to play on the assigned team, can they “Play Up”?
We firmly believe that players will develop best when paired with children their own age. As a rule, we do NOT allow players to “play up”. The only exceptions we will allow are:
- A player is in the U14 league and the player’s parent, grandparent, or sibling agrees to coach or assistant coach a team in the U18 league.
- A player is in the U14 league and sponsor’s a coach in the U18 league that agrees, in advance of sponsorship, to accept the player as one of their “4 guaranteed players”.
There are NO ADDITIONAL exceptions to these rules. If you do not fit in these exceptions, we Strongly Encourage you to join a travel team to best help your player improve their skills with more appropriately skilled players. If you would like more information in regards to your child playing/practicing with Ocala Premier, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SuperStarters - Saturday mornings
Traditional Rec - Typically twice per week, week nights
Sun Lights - Saturday mornings
SuperStarters - Practice & Games 1 hour (9am-10am)
Traditional Rec - Up to 2 hours
Sun Lights - Practice & Games 1 hour (10am-11am)
All age groups play on Saturday mornings.
SuperStarters - 6 sessions
Traditional Rec - 8-10 Games
Sun Lights - 6 sessions
Your player will have practices, refereed games on Saturday mornings, and a full game day uniform. Proper Cleats and Shin guards are not provided, but necessary for play.
One soccer jersey, one pair of soccer shorts, and soccer socks.
*SuperStarters & Sun Lights will receive one jersey
Soccer cleats are suggested, shin guards, drink (water preferred), and a soccer ball.
*SuperStarters & Sun Lights need a drink (water preferred) and tennis shoes or cleats.
U6-U8 player, size 3 ball
U10-U12 player, size 4 ball
U14-U18 player, size 5 ball
Wait for the coach to contact you either via email or phone call. They will let you know your practice days and times.
About 1 week before your players' practices begin.
2-4 days before the first game.
Click the registration link above. Create an account first, and then finish the registration. It will guide you thru the registration process.
Due to a large number of players with our club, the only way to place a player on a specific team is to either coach, assistant coach or sponsor a team.
When you register your player, there is a section you will check off during the registration process.
To sponsor a Recreational team, please fill out the form here.
Unfortunately this is not possible, unless you are the coach. During registration you may provide a preference of which days to practice. We will do our VERY best to accommodate. However, there is no guarantee that requests will be granted.
Thanks to our corporate sponsor, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, Sun Lights is FREE for all participants.
Big Sun has a “no refund policy”. All sales final.
There are a few rules of play that we have adapted for the recreation soccer league.
- NO SLIDE TACKLING – ALL AGES
- NO Headers for any players under 12 years of age (U12 or under)
There are some additional, more relaxed rules for U6-U8 that foster teaching and learning the game of soccer. You can find them listed in the MENU>LEARN MORE>RULES section at the top of the page.