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Fall (August) Soccer

General Information

BIRTH YEAR REGISTRATION Starting in Summer 2024, FYSA moved to birth year registration for all age levels. The official governing organization of soccer in the United States, US Soccer, mandated this change in 2017. This article explains why US Soccer made the change as a part of its Player Development Initiative. The matrix included in the article to determine current division is outdated. A correct matrix for FYSA for Fall 2024 is below.

U-Age Players Born In Old Division Name
U6 2018 & 2019 Kindergarten
U8 2017 & 2016 1st/2nd
U10 2015 & 2014 3rd/4th
U12 2013 & 2012 5th/6th

 

Division Fees

Division Registration Fee
U6 $90
U8 $90
U10 $90
U12 $90

 

Season Dates This is a game only league with one scheduled practice for each team on Saturday August 3rd. Games will begin the week of August 5th. Each team will have 2 games per week. All divisions are 4 weeks long.

Week 1 Week of August 5th
Week 2 Week of August 12th
Week 3 Week of August 19th
Week 4 Week of August 26th


Game locations All games are played at our complex located at 1901 Wilbur St. in Fairbanks. 

Player Gear We are excited to have Alaska 529 returning as our jersey sponsor for our standard recreational divisions for the 2024 seasons! You can find more information about player gear and uniforms here.

Refunds 

100 % Refund Friday, August 2nd
75% Refund Friday, August 9th
50% Refund Friday August 16th

 

Financial Assistance In order to make youth soccer as widely available as possible to families in the Fairbanks-Northstar Borough, FYSA provides financial assistance to families in the form of multi-family member discounts on registration and need-based scholarships for registration fees. Funds for scholarships are provided by FYSA and FYSA sponsors. Funds are limited and we cannot guarantee that a family will receive a scholarship or discount. A separate application must be filled out for each player registered.

Discounts FYSA will provide a 10% discount off all registration fees for families registering more than one child in FYSA season-long youth soccer programs (clinics and small-child programs exempted). To qualify, the youth players must share at least one parent or legal guardian. The 10% reduction will apply to all items of an equal or lesser value to the highest cost registration automatically. This discount will only apply if you register both children in the same transaction.  This is applicable to U6 and up.

division chart

DIVISIONS

U6 (Born in 2018 or 2019)

  • Our first full-length season, this league is a fun, developmental league for players born in 2019 and 2018.
  • Teams will have one practice at the beginning and then two games per week for 4 weeks.
  • Matches will be led by a volunteer coach.
  • Teams are generally no larger than eight players.
  • Matches are 4v4 with no goalkeeper and played on a small-sided 4v4 pitch.
  • Matches are played without referees and coaches are allowed on the pitch to assist players.
  • Players will play at least 50% of the time in matches.
  • This league is appropriate for both players with previous soccer experience and players new to soccer.
  • A standard blue & green FYSA reversible jersey is required and may be purchased from our office.
  • Games will rotate between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • This league is coed.

U8 (Born in 2016 or 2017)

  • This division is designed for young developing players, our U8 league is a fun-oriented developmental division for players born in 2016 & 2017.
  • Teams will have one practice at the beginning and then two games per week for 4 weeks.
  • Teams are generally no larger than eight players. Matches are 4v4 with no goalkeeper and played on a small-sided 4v4 pitch.
  • Matches are played with a single referee. Each player will receive at least 50% playing time. 
  • This league is appropriate for both players with previous soccer experience and players new to soccer.
  • A standard blue & green FYSA reversible jersey is required and may be purchased from our main office.
  • Games will rotate between 5:30pm and 6:30pm
  • This league is coed.

U10 (Born in 2014 or 2015)

  • Designed for young developing players, our U10 recreational league is a fun-oriented developmental league for players born in 2014 & 2015.
  • Teams will have one practice at the beginning and then two games per week for 4 weeks.
  • Teams are generally no larger than twelve players.
  • Matches are 7v7 with a goalkeeper and played on a 7v7 size pitch.
  • Matches are played with a single referee.
  • Each player will receive at least 50% playing time.
  • This league is appropriate for both players with previous soccer experience and players new to soccer.
  • A standard blue & green FYSA reversible jersey is required and may be purchased from our office.
  • U10 Game will be at 6pm.
  • This league is COED.

U12 (Born in 2012 or 2013)

  • Designed for developing players, our U12 recreational league is a fun-oriented developmental league for players born in 2012 & 2013.
  • Teams will have one practice at the beginning and then two games per week for 4 weeks.
  • Teams are no larger than sixteen players. Matches are 9v9 with a goalkeeper and played on a 9v9 size pitch. Matches are played with either a single referee or a referee team.
  • Each player will receive at least 50% playing time.
  • This league is appropriate for both players with previous soccer experience and players new to soccer.
  • A standard blue & green FYSA reversible jersey is required and may be purchased from our main office.
  • U12 Games will be at 7:15pm
  • This league is COED.