Super Starters…

is a great way to introduce your young player to the game of soccer.  Super Starters focuses on the basics in a fun and safe environment.  This program is a 6 week, Saturday only program.  Each child gets a special Super Starter jersey and the program is administered by a competitive, high school head coach.

This program does not have separate teams, so no head coach per team, and no weekday sessions.  Just 6 Saturdays Fall & Spring of kicking fun and good times!

Traditional Rec…

is a fun way to get exercise and fall in love with the game.  Players may sign up for one or more seasons.

Training sessions are twice per week with inter-club games on Saturday mornings.

Traditional Rec soccer has two seasons, fall and spring.  Fall is typically 10 weeks.  Spring is typically 8 weeks.

Sun Lights…

is for athletes with intellectual, emotional, and or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide a pathway to love and learn soccer. Sun Lights is designed for players to learn at their own pace in a safe, fun, and supportive/inclusive environment.  Sun Lights is offered in two seasons, Fall & Spring.  Sun Lights is a 6-week, Saturday morning program.  

Registration for Big Sun Youth Soccer Recreational League FALL 2021 is now OPEN.

Before you register please take the time to read these instructions and information below. 

During registration it is important to choose the correct age division for your player.  Please use the chart below to aid in choosing the correct age division. Big Sun has a No Refund Policy. We are a not-profit recreational soccer league that is operated by a volunteer board and depends upon volunteer coaches and support staff. Although we will try to accommodate player request, there are no guarantees that your player will be able to choose his/her coach and/or teammates or what day and/or time practices and games are held.

Super Starters – $50

U6 – $95 until June 1, 2021, then increases to $105.  After July 30, 2021 the rate increases to $125 until full or registration closes on August 9, 2021

U8-U19 $95 until June 1, 2021, then increases to $105.  After July 30, 2021 the rate increases to $125 until full or registration closes on August 9, 2021

**Note:  Registration will close on August 9th.  Please sign up early to be guaranteed a spot.

Request for practicing on the same night (for siblings or friends to ride share) can be submitted here; this is a request and NOT a guarantee.   Please provide your players name and the name of the sibling or friend.

PLEASE do not make arrangements/accommodations based on these requests until you have received a confirmation that your request has been approved.  Big Sun receives a significant number of requests each season and we simply cannot accommodate them all. Our focus is to give every team the opportunity for fair play.  Circumstances, such as weather, may affect practices and/or games and we will do our best to keep everyone updated.

Coaches determine practice days and times.  Want to coach?  Click here and let us know.

Team Sponsors may choose a specific coach’s team.  Only TWO sponsor per team. (Sponsor logo will now go on the right or left sleeve of the player jersey.)  Click here and let us know.

It is important that we all set a good example for the players. We ask that everyone respect the Referees decisions and understand that they are human and will most likely make a bad call during games. Remember this is youth sports, not the World Cup. Whether you agree or disagree with the decision, understand that the call made on the field is Final. Many of the referees are learning just as the players and coaches are. We want everyone to have a great soccer experience; that is our #1 GOAL! Participation and exercise is more important than winning.  The conduct of everyone involved is the priority.

The best way to contribute to the improvement of our league is to get involved!  Coach, sponsor, join the Board, volunteer on game days and setting up, etc.

We use Got Soccer for registration. 

Once you click the registration link you will be directed away from this website (ocalasoccer.org) to www.gotsoccer.com.  IN STEP #2 YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A AGE DIVISION…IT WILL EITHER BE U6, U8 U10, U12, or U15.  Not all ages are available.  See chart below.

Age Division

Players Birth Year

U4/U5 (Super Starters) 2017 & 2016
U6 2016 & 2015
U8 2014 & 2013
U10 2012 & 2011
U12 2010 & 2009
U15 2008, 2007 & 2006
U19 Click Here (Please include your player’s first and last name, DOB, Phone, Email Address)

*  2016 Can choose U4/U5 Super Starter Program OR U6

This will be a 4v4 or 7v7 league; we need your help in getting coaches for this age division; if there is enough interest from player and coaches you will be contacted via email with a link to registration.

If you have read these instructions and information, you can now register online here at Got Soccer.

Having issues with the link?  Click here, https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/easyreg/?ProgramID=90207

Need additional help?  Email us at bigsunsoccer@gmail.com by clicking here.

How often does a youth recreational player practice?

SuperStarters - Saturday mornings

Traditional Rec - Typically twice per week, week nights

Sun Lights - Saturday mornings

How long are practices?

SuperStarters - Practice & Games 1 hour (9am-10am)

Traditional Rec - Up to 2 hours

Sun Lights - Practice & Games 1 hour (10am-11am)

When are the youth recreational games?

All age groups play on Saturday mornings except U19, which plays on Saturdays and some weekdays due to a shorter season.

How many games do they play per season?

SuperStarters - 6 sessions

Traditional Rec - fall season 9 games & spring season 8 games

Sun Lights - 6 sessions

 

What do you get with registration for our traditional recreational teams?

Your player will have practices, games on Saturday mornings, and a full game day uniform.

What is included with my player’s full game day uniform?

One soccer jersey, one pair of soccer shorts, and soccer socks.

*SuperStarters & Sun Lights will receive one jersey

What do I need to provide for my player to play?

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.

What size ball should my player use?

U6-U8 player, size 3 ball
U10-U12 player, size 4 ball
U14-U19 player, size 5 ball

What should I do after I register my player?

Wait for the coach to contact you either via email or phone call.  They will let you know your practice days and times.

When will the coach notify me?

About 1 week before your players' practices begin.

When will the game schedules be posted on our website www.ocalasoccer.org?

2-4 days before the first game.

How do I register my player if they never played with your club?

You would have to create an account first and then click the registration link above.  It will guide you thru the registration process.  Once registered, please upload or email your player's birth certificate or passport copy to GotSoccer or bigsunrec@gmail.com.

Can I request to be on a specific team?

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.

How do I go about coaching a team?

When you register your player, there is a section you will check off during the registration process.

How do I go about sponsoring a team?

Please fill out the form below in the "Team Sponsor" section and email it to us with your questions at BigSunsoccer@gmail.com.

Can I choose my child’s practice days?

Unfortunately this is not possible, unless you are the coach.

What are the registration fees?

Super Starters

 $50

Traditional Rec

U6 – $105

U8-U19 $105 Early-bird,  $125 Regular

Sun Lights

Thanks to Ocala Health, our corporate sponsor, Sun Lights is FREE for all participants.

Does Big Sun have a refund policy?

Big Sun has a “no refund policy”.  All sales final.

Spring 2021

Coaches Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Big Sun Conference Room, 6pm

Coaching Clinic

TBD February 2021

Practice Begins this Week

Monday, February 15

Your coach will contact you with practice nights and times by the end of this week

Opening Day – Jamboree & Picture Day, PLAN TO ATTEND

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Opening Ceremony 8:45 am (prompt 9am start)

Picture Day, PLAN TO ATTEND

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Pictures, ONE hour prior to your game time

No Games

Spring Break Ending Weekend, Saturday, March 20th

Easter Weekend, Saturday, April 4th

Fall Early Registration opens, week of April 12th

Closing Day

Saturday, May 15th

end of season

BigSunSoccer@gmail.com

Fall 2021

Coaches Meeting

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Big Sun Conference Room, 6pm

Coaching Clinic

TBD August 2021

Practice Begins this Week

Monday, August 23rd

Your coach will contact you with practice nights and times by the end of this week

Opening Day – Jamboree & Picture Day, PLAN TO ATTEND

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Opening Ceremony 8:45 am (prompt 9am start)

Picture Day, PLAN TO ATTEND

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Pictures, ONE hour prior to your game time

Fall Early Registration opens, week of October 18th

Closing Day

Saturday, October 30th end of season