Schedules, rosters and contact info can be found in the tabs to the left.
Recreation teams focus on enjoyment of the game and skill development in a non-results oriented environment.
Recreation players are placed on teams based on grade level. There are four levels:
- 1st & 2nd grade
- 3rd & 4th grade
- 5th & 6th grade
Recreation practices for grades 1-6 will start in mid-August. Games will continue through mid-October. Kindergarten will likely play at Friendship Park in Waterboro early morning. 1st & 2nd grade teams play Saturday mid-morning at Bunganut Sports Complex in Lyman. 3rd & 4th grade teams play Saturday midday at Bunganut Sports Complex in Lyman. 5th & 6th grade teams play Saturday afternoons at Bunganut.
All players should have sneakers or cleats, water and shin pads. Please, soccer cleats only. Other cleats (such as baseball or football) will not be allowed for safety reasons. Mouth guards are not mandatory but are encouraged starting in grade 5/6. Players are encouraged to have their own soccer ball but it is not necessary. Each coach has a few extras with them.
• Entering Kindergarten through Sixth Grade (consideration given to Pre-K age)
• Player registers properly with Massabesic United
• No tryouts required
Modified Recreation Rules
|Ball Size||Game time||Players on the field||Referees||Notes|
|Kinder||3||15 min halves, sub @ 5 min||3v3, no goalie||1 coach from each team||No heading|
|Gr 1/2||4||20 min halves, sub @ 5 min||5v5, no goalie||1 coach from each team||No heading|
|Gr 3/4||4||25 min halves, sub as needed||7v7 including goalie||1 center ref||No heading, no offsides|
|Gr 5/6||4||30 min halves, sub as needed||9v9 including goalie||1 center ref, 2 assistant ref when possible||Heading allowed|
Offsides is enforced