PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE: Coaches, Teams, Players, and Guardians should arrive 1 Hour 15 Minutes prior to their scheduled game for pictures.
CONGRATS TO OUR 10U GIRLS COMP TEAM ON THEIR GREAT ACHIEVEMENT AT THE VILLAGE CUP!
We are so proud of our 10U girls competitive team for their 2nd place finish at the Village Cup.
Awesome work girls!
Nature Coast Soccer Club - Where it's about ALL the players!
Nature Coast Soccer Club is a local Citrus County youth soccer club with players of all ages playing on recreational teams, competitive travel teams, and TOPSoccer teams. Children can start playing at age 4 on recreational teams and up to age 18 for the competitive teams. All games are held at Central Ridge District Park on well-maintained fields with dedicated coaches. Our recreational season starts October with games held each Saturday. The competitive season is as follows: for Seniors (U15-U19), August through October, and Juniors (U10-U14), October through March.
New FYSA Heading Guidelines and Updated Playing Up Rule
In conjunction with US Soccer and US Youth Soccer, Florida Youth Soccer Association will be instituting a heading ban for players age 10 and younger. In accordance with the recent U.S. Soccer recommendations on concussion risk management.
FYSA has eliminated heading in matches for player’s age 10-years-old and younger (2006-11u and younger), per the new calendar year registration guidelines.
League, tournaments, and other FYSA sanctioned events that include 2006-11u and younger age group teams heading will not be permitted.
Leagues and tournaments shall allow for 2005-12u heading age divisions. Leagues and tournaments will be permitted to form 2005/2006-12u non-heading divisions. (see playing up guidelines)
Teams that opt for 2005-2006-12u non-heading divisions shall only participate in non-heading divisions and tournaments.
Playing Up Rule
211.3 Playing up (above a player’s normal age group):
It is FYSA's policy that all players compete at a level they are capable of both physically and developmentally. In order for a player to move up more than one birth year will require approval from the affiliate's director of coaching or agent of record and FYSA Director of Coaching.
Failure to obtain proper permissions may result in the player being removed from the team’s roster and sanctions against the team/club.
Playing Up Logistics and Guidelines
Playing up requests will not be reviewed until July 15 and added to rosters after August 1st.
Below is the chart that will be used in determining the ability to play up.
The playing up submissions need to be submitted by Tuesday and will be reviewed on Wednesday each week.
Submissions may be made either throughGotSoccerfor individual players. Spreadsheets should be used for multiple groups of players playing up email@example.com.
Playing up requests should be made in regards to player development purposes. Factors to be considered are technical, physical, and psychological. All of these factors should be present for it to be developmentally appropriate.
Playing up requests should not be made for logistic or club/family convenience.
For special considerations, a club’s Agent of Record, Registrar, or Director of Coaching can submit via theGotSoccer. The considerations will be considered only for players U15 and above.
Below is the chart that will be utilized to make determinations as to the level a player can play up to.
10u and Below
2007 and Below
No Approval Needed
1 Year after the player reaches the age of 11 or player is participating in a non-heading league/tournament division.
12u (September - December Birthdate) to 14u
2005 - 2003
Approval Needed for 12u
12u (January - August) to 14u
2005 - 2003
15u (September - December)
15u (January to August) or Older
2002 - 1998
Nature Coast Soccer Club of Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is focused on the development of youth soccer for all levels and ages. Our club stresses the importance of sportsmanship, physical, mental, and emotional growth for our participants. Our goal is to make the game of soccer fun and to instill a lifelong passion for the sport.
Board of Directors/Volunteers
If you would like to learn more about general volunteer opportunities, contact our Club President, Randy Adams or speak to any Board member at the fields on Saturdays or at practices.
The board generally meets on the third Friday evening of each month, and determines the path that the Club will take in providing the best possible playing experience for our children. Any member of the Club is welcome to attend any monthly meeting. As volunteerism is vital to the success of our Club, you are encouraged to give any amount of time that you can, whether by filling a seat on the board or simply by helping out from time to time.
Help share the load and talk to any Board member.
Nature Coast Soccer is all about the kids but realize that sometimes there can be problems with a player, a coach, a parent, or how the Club is handling a situation. We have taken notice of this and have formed a Complaint Committee that will review all complaints to come to a solution. No complaint will be reviewed within 24 hrs. of incident (cool down period) Please email your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject Complaint.