Recreational Soccer

Recreational soccer is a large component of the Ellicott City Soccer Club.  The primary objective of the CiTY Rec program is to provide a positive, low-pressure soccer experience for the youth of our community.
Recreational soccer is the CiTY team option for traditional soccer with the lowest commitment level, both in terms of time and cost.

Tryout:  No. All players are placed on teams of 8-10 players for 1st-3rd grades, and 10-12 player teams for 4th-6th grades.  Players in TOTS and Middle School divisions will train together and be divided into even teams on match days.  All teams are co-ed.

Why They Play:  For fun, for exercise, to enjoy soccer in a less competitive environment.

Coaches: Volunteers.  All CiTY coaches are background checked and trained.

Season Length:  Fall season is early/mid-September through late October/early November.  Spring season is late March through mid-May.

Practice Frequency: Once a week.

Practice Length: One hour.

Game Frequency 1 per week.


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    Tots Division

    Kindergarten and one year younger | Games are 4v4

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    Rec League

    1st - 3rd Grade | Games are 5v5

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    Rec League

    4th - 5th Grade | Games are 7v7

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    6th - 8th Grade | Games are 7v7

CiTY Spring 2023 REC

Practice Locations: Chapelgate (Middle School/6th-8th league)

TOTS - Chapelgate

1st-3rd - Chapelgate; other locations in Howard County TBD*

4th-5th - Chapelgate; other locations in Howard County TBD*

6th-8th (Middle School) - Chapelgate

*Most teams train on Tuesday evenings at Chapelgate, though some teams in the 1st-3rd and 4th-5th divisions may train at an alternate location or on a different day of the week. In such cases, practice details will be determined by the coach of that team based on the coach's availabilty and availabilty of fields convenient to the coach and players on that team.

Practice Dates: 

Tots, 1st-3rd, 4th-5th: late March-mid May, exact dates TBD

6th-8th (Middle School): late March-mid May, exact dates TBD

Practice Times:
5:30-6:30 or 6:00-7:00 (depending on location)

Game Dates: Saturdays, late March-mid May

Game Locations: Chapelgate

Game Times: 9:00 am-1:00 pm, exact times TBD

Coaches: CiTY staff coaches and Volunteer coaches


Volunteer CiTY REC Coaches

Ellicott City Soccer Club will provide FREE registration to any player whose parent is the head coach of the team.  We will also offer several coaches training opportunities online and in person, as well as training sessions to use with your team.  Additionally, all head coaches will be provided with a CiTY sweatshirt and CiTY coaching shirt along with equipment to include cones, small goals, training vests and soccer balls to use at each team's practice.


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Recreational Soccer Fees

TOTS (pre-K and K)

**$169 Early bird until Jan. 1 for Spring; July 1st for Fall

REC League (1st-3rd division, 4th-5th division, and 6th-8th division)

**$209 Early bird until Jan. 1 for Spring; July 1st for Fall

REC Teammate Request - Players in the same age/grade bracket can request to play on the same team as their friend, sibling or classmate.  This request is made during the online registration process. 

REC Volunteer Coach Request - Players in the same age/grade backet can request to play on a Volunteer Coach’s team.  This request is made during the online registration process.
CiTY REC Referral Program - When a new CiTY family registers for REC and puts your name in the referral box, we put a credit in your CiTY account. CiTY credits can be used towards any future CiTY program (including travel fees and future REC registrations) and never expire. The CiTY family will continue to grow with your help!