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Recreational Program


Regisration is closed for the 2023 season.

U6-U19 - Youth Recreational Soccer

Our Recreational Program is available for whoever wants to play; there are no tryouts or prerequisites. Registration will continue as long as there is space available on a team for your child and coaches can be secured. You are encouraged to register as early as possible.  At the younger ages we try to place children from the same school together on teams so that they will know their teammates and see them on a regular basis. We try to keep players together on the same team each year. In the upper age groups, as our number of players starts to decline, we try to keep the number of players balanced across teams to make them all competitive. As the children get older, the number of players on a team increases as they begin playing on larger fields and play longer games.

Do you have general questions about our soccer program?

Contact the Recreational Program Coordinator

Do you have questions related to registering your player?

Contact the Recreational Program Registrar 

2023 Season Details

You will be contacted by your coach in late July with your team's information.

Practices for U6/U8/U10/U12 may begin in August.

 U14/U16/U19 may begin in July. 

Games will begin late August/early September. We will have approximately 10 games. The season will end in early to mid November. U10-U19 teams will play games on Saturdays. 

We try our best to reschedule games affected by weather or poor air quality. However, sometimes it is not possible to reschedule all games. 

  • Practices and/or games may be cancelled because of excessive heat.
  • Practices and/or games may be curtailed or cancelled because poor air quality. 
  • FOSC cancels all sanctioned activities when the local Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeds 150. 

2023 Age Matrix

This matrix indicates the age group in which your child will play. Children are not permitted to play in an age group lower than what is indicated by their birth year.  Children MUST turn 4 years old by 08/31/23. 

Under 6
01/01/2019 - 08/31/2019
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018


Under 8
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016


Under 10
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015 
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 


Under 12
 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012


Under 14
01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011
01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010


Under 16
01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009
01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008


Under 19
01/01/2007 - 12/31/2007
01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006
01/01/2005- 12/31/2005




I'm new to soccer and I have some questions before I  complete my registration!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Do you have a first time soccer player? FOSC is a great place to begin! We have lots of info on this page but here are a few common questions.

Q. How old does my child have to be to play soccer with FOSC?

A. Your child must turn 4 years old by August 31, 2023. There are no exceptions.

Q. After I register, when will I hear from the Coach?

A. You will hear from your Coach in July or early August, depending upon your player's age group.

Q. When do practices start?

A. Practices can begin August 1st, however some teams wait until mid August. The Coach decides when his/her team will begin.

 U14, U16, and U19 practices are likely to begin in July as league play may begin in mid-August. Details coming soon.

Q. How long is the season?

A. Our Recreational Soccer program runs from early August through early November. There are typically about 10 games in a season for each team in U10 through U19. 

Q. How long are the games?

A. The game duration varies with the age group. The following table provides more information regarding the length of game play. Note: the half-time break is not included. 

U6: 20 minutes

(2, 10-minute halves)

U8: 40 minutes

(2, 20-minute halves)

U10: 50 minutes

(2, 25-minute halves)

U12: 60 minutes

(2, 30-minute halves)

U14: 70 minutes

(2, 35-minute halves)

U16: 80 minutes

(2, 40-minute halves)

U19: 90 minutes

(2, 45-minute halves)



Q. We are a busy family with two working parents. Can I choose my practice days/times?

A. No. We roster over 900 players each season and we cannot accept requests for practice days/times. We allow our volunteer coaches to choose their practice schedules.

Q. How long is practice?

A. The duration varies by age and by Coach/team. For the Littles, practices are typically about 1 hour long, while for U10-U19 team, the practice can last up to 2 hours. 

Typically practices are either M/W or T/Th. FOSC has two practice time slots:  4-6 PM and 6-8 PM. The time slot and duration selected depends on player's age and daylight.

Q. Can I request friends to be on my child's team?

A. Yes, there is a section on the registration form for friend requests. Please understand this is a request, not a guarantee.

Q. Can I get a refund if the practices do not work with our schedule?

A. Yes. You can email the registrar and ask for a refund, however, there is an admin fee that is withheld as our club pays the league for every player that is registered. Please see section on refunds for the schedule and more info.

Q. Can I change teams if the time slot/schedule does not work out?

A. We encourage parents to contact the Coach before reaching out to the registrar. There is limited movement possible after the formation of the teams. 

Q. Can we play for a team for which we are not assigned?

A. No. 

Q. Can you tell me anything else about your club?

A. Our mission is to positively impact our community by providing the game of soccer to youths of all ages and playing abilities. We strive to create an environment that inspires a love for the game and that enables the full potential of our youth in skill development, personal growth, and leadership. We are active members in our community and recognize a responsibility to make contributions through our service, our programs, and civic partnerships. 



Info on Uniforms and Equipment

For our 2023 season, uniforms can be purchased at Soccer Pro in Fair Oaks for our U10-U19 players.  Players who purchased uniforms from Score will  be permitted to use last year's uniforms for the 2023 season. The micro soccer shirts cannot be worn in the U10 age group. 

Soccer Pro now has our uniforms in stock. You can head over there to pick up your set of jerseys and any other gear you need. 

  • Micro soccer players (U6 & U8) do NOT need to purchase these jerseys. They will receive shirts from their coach. 
  • U10-U16 DO need to have a set of FOSC jerseys for games. 
  • If you purchased jerseys last season from our previous online vendor, Score Sports, your player can wear them again. 
  • Micro soccer shirts from last season cannot be worn in U10 this season. 

Soccer Pro asked us to let all parents know that they do not do custom numbers on the jerseys. This means you cannot choose your player's jersey number. 

The U10-16 uniform is a set of jerseys, black shorts, & black socks. The shorts and socks can be purchased at Soccer Pro or any store.

Soccer Pro is located at 11726 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA, 95628

*U6-U8 player jerseys are included in the registration fee.  Jersey distrubution information for U6-U8 will be available soon.

In addition to jerseys, ALL players will need the following:

Black Shorts: Black shorts are available at Soccer Pro but can be purchased at any store. 

Shin guards:  For the Littles, shin guards that are inserted into a sleeve are adequate. For U10 and above, FOSC encourages players to use more substantial shin guards to reduce the potential for injury. 

Socks:  Soccer socks are commonly referred to as "OVER THE CALF" and extend up to just below the player's knee. The sock covers the shin guard. Shin guards are not allowed to be exposed during game play.  

Some goal keepers wear socks that extend above the knee. The extra length is useful to protect against scrapes during game play. Some defenders also choose to wear such socks. 

Balls:  Each player must purchase his/her own soccer ball to bring to practice and for practicing at home.  The ball does not have to cost a fortune, a ball can be purchased starting at around $8 to $10. Your Coach and Club will have balls available for game play. 

Soccer Ball Sizes

  • U6 & U8 = size 3
  • U10 & U12 = size 4
  • U14 & above = size 5


Team Placement

Your player will be placed on a team according to his/her age. Only the U6 age group is coed.

Team/Friend Requests

  • We do our best to honor all requests. You can indicate your requests during registration. We do NOT honor requests for practices days, times, or locations. We roster over 1,000 players. We allow our volunteer coaches to choose their practice days/times/locations. 
  • Please register on time. We may not be able to accommodate your requests if you register late. 

Play Ups

If you would like your child to play up to the next age group, please contact our registrar HERE.  A player is permitted to play up one birth year only in certain circumstances. 

U6-U19 - Competitive Soccer

Fair Oaks Soccer Club believes in the benefits of character development through sport, whether that sport be individual or a team effort. For those soccer players who wish to move in to a higher level of play, FOSC recommends contacting the American River Futbol Club (ARFC). Both FOSC and ARFC are members of U.S. Club Soccer, and the membership allows for transition between recreational and competitive play. Competitive play occurs year round while recreational soccer is a fall activity. 

A note for those players who play competitive soccer, FOSC does not support concurrent registration and/or play in both recreational and competitive soccer. FOSC players are free to transition to competitive play in the spring and return to recreational soccer in the fall. Those players in possession of competitive player passes in the fall are not allowed to participate in recreational soccer. Players registered in both recreational soccer and competitive soccer in the fall season will be removed from the FOSC roster, and the player will forfeit registration fees. For players in U10 or U12 age groups, the Three Bridges Soccer Group specifically restricts concurrent registration.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the FOSC president via email at