About Recreational Program
The Carlsbad Galaxy Recreational Program is overseen by the Director of Recreation, Gregg Cacioppo:
If you are looking for a place to play then look no further. Carlsbad Galaxy has the experience, knowledge and resources to fulfill every soccer players’ needs!
Carlsbad Galaxy run’s two recreational seasons in the calendar year. First of which is the 6 week spring league run by our professional LA Galaxy SD coaches (February 25 – April 1).
- Please click here for the Spring League FAQs (link coming soon).
Our widely popular fall recreation league runs from September – November. Registration ends in June and this league fills up quickly so sign up right away.
Registration for the 2017 Carlsbad Galaxy Fall Recreational Soccer Season is still open!
For your convenience, we have two location based registration options:
- NORTH CARLSBAD will play and practice on fields North of Palomar Airport Road including but not limited to: Zone 5, Magnolia, Chase, Hope, Calavera Hills, Jefferson
- SOUTH CARLSBAD will play and practice on fields South of Palomar Airport Road including but not limited to: La Costa Heights, La Costa Meadows, Alga Norte, Aviara Park, Poinsettia Park, Stagecoach Park, El Camino Creek, Mission Estancia
- U5 and U7 – $210.00 (registration closes June 16th – all players accepted after the close date will have to pay a $25 late fee)
- U8-U19 – $235.00 (registration closes June 16th – all players accepted after the close date will have to pay a $25 late fee)
Under 5: U5 players (born in 2013) play 4v4
Under 7: U6/U7 players (2011/2012) play 4v4
Under 8: U8 players (born in 2010) play 7v7
Under 10: U9/U10 players (born in 2009 & 2008) play 7v7
Under 12: U11/U12 players (born in 2007 & 2006) play 9v9
Under 14: U13/U14 players (born in 2005 & 2004) play 11v11
Under 16: U15/U16 players (born in 2003 & 2002) play 11v11
Under 19: U17/U18/U19 players (born in 2001, 2000 & 1999) play 11v11
Our Fall 2016 Recreational Registration includes:
- Home and away LA Galaxy Adidas uniforms
- Personalized trophy (U12 and below ONLY)
- Picture package
- Certified USSF referees for age groups U8 and up
- Field set up and take down
- Cal South trained and licensed volunteer coaches
- All registration is online
- New players must submit a copy of their birth certificate to the Carlsbad Galaxy office for age verification: 5315 Avenida Encinas, Suite 200, Carlsbad 92008 (open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri)
- Early Bird Registration ends on April 7
- Registration fees increase on April 8 to $210.00 (U5 & U7), $260.00 (U8 and above)
- Registration will close on June 16
- A $25 late fee will be assessed on all registrations after June 16 and players will be placed onto the waitlist
- We will do our best to honor one buddy request but it MUST be reciprocated, if received prior to the close of registration on June 16 – requests must be made at the time of registration and must be entered into the appropriate field during the registration process (we will NOT accept requests via email)
- Play up requests must be made by June 16 and can only be confirmed by Director of Recreation
- Please contact Affinity Sports at 1-800-817-5977 with any questions regarding the online registration process
For frequently asked questions, please click here.
- Injuries – The injury must occur before the first game of the season and prevent the player from participating for the majority of the season. Parents must provide a medical note from doctors as proof
- No placement – If we cannot place your child due to a lack of coaches then we will provide a full refund
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COACHING OR SERVING AS A DIVISION COORDINATOR, PLEASE CONTACT US AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please Note: Registration for the 2017 Spring League is now CLOSED!!!
We welcome all young soccer players looking to participate in a fun, safe and positive soccer environment utilizing Carlsbad Galaxy’s professional coaching staff.
The focus of the Carlsbad Galaxy Spring League is to improve ability on the ball.
Our professional coaches will teach new skills each week and guide players on how to implement these skills in a game scenario. Learning new skills, turns and techniques will enable participating players to get 100s of touches on the ball every session and will ultimately inspire confidence within the players to go out there and express themselves!
The Spring League will play with one location in North Carlsbad, at Magnolia Elementary School, and one location in South Carlsbad, at Aviara Community Park.
DATES: Saturdays, Feb 25-Apr 1
- 4 to 6 year olds – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- 7 and 8 year olds – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
- 9 to 12 year olds – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- North Carlsbad @Magnolia Elementary School is FULL (click here to map)
- South Carlsbad @Aviara Community Park is FULL (click here to map)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 10, 2017
FAQs: Please click here for Spring League FAQ’s
The one hour sessions are divided into 30 minutes of training with our professional coaching staff followed by 30 minutes of mini scrimmages.
The registration fee also includes a custom designed Carlsbad Galaxy Spring League game jersey. Players should wear shorts, soccer cleats, must have shin guards and bring a water bottle.
All of our volunteer coaches are given training and tools to help them be successful. If you are interested in becoming a coach please fill out the form below:
We thank you in advance for dedicating your valuable time to make a difference in our wonderful community.
RECREATIONAL COACHES RESOURCES
- Coaches’ Recreation Handbook 2016 – Click here to access
- Team Parent Handbook 2016 – Click here to access
- Recreational Coaches Manual – Click here to access
- 2016 Practice Field Schedule – Click here to access
- Challenger Soccer Ball Sale – Click here to access
U6 RECREATIONAL SESSIONS – Cal South
- Click here to gain access to 32 instructional U6 session videos
- Click here to gain access to 9 U6 lesson plans
FUN GAMES THAT TEACH SOCCER
MORE TECHNICAL DRILLS
- 44 Small-Sided Soccer Games
- 50 Small-Sided Games That Make A Difference
- 50 Fine Soccer Drills
- 20 Week Program
- Fifa Laws of the Game
- The 10 Most Important Conditions to Develop Creative Potential within Each Child
- UEFA ‘B’ License Technical Guidelines
- UEFA ‘B’ License Team Tactics
- UEFA ‘B’ License U17 Set Plays
- Concussion information for coaches
NUTRITION & HYDRATION
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