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Recreational Soccer

Ages 4-7

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club’s U5-U8 Rec Soccer Program provides young and new players ages 4-7 an opportunity to learn the game of soccer. Meeting twice a week, players will learn soccer fundamentals and team play in a fun and safe environment. Practices and games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are intramural and will be played within the Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club League at two locations for your convenience. The U5-U8 age groups play 4v4.

This program is coed and led by volunteer coaches. The number of children registered, their ages and gender will determine the teams and brackets. We make every effort to ensure all teams are equal in number of players, ages and gender. Our objective is to have a minimum of 6 teams in any bracket. We reserve the right to change the format due to numbers, age, or gender. All practice times and game times are the same for every team in an age group, with few exceptions. We are not able to honor special requests.




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Bobby Miller Center  view map


Born in 2013-2016




Coaching Opportunities

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club has coaching opportunities available across many levels and age groups. 


  • 10 Week Season
  • 1-2 Practices per Week
  • Most Games on Thursday Evenings
  • Motivated, Enthusiastic Volunteer Coaches
  • Game Jerseys and Awards Included in Registration
  • Proven Curriculum for Player Development & Fun!
  • Cost $140 per participant per season


  • Soccer Ball – Size 3
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Soccer Cleats (preferred)
  • Players will be provided two soccer jerseys to wear for games
  • Parents may wish to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sessions for seating

Important Information

  • Coaches are needed for all age groups. (Please sign up to coach at tcpara.org.)
  • Parent’s Meeting – February 23 at 6:45, via Zoom – Now Online
  • Coach’s Meeting – February 24 at 6:45pm via Zoom – Now Online           
  • Note:  Zoom Meeting Information will be sent to the email address listed in your PARA  
    household account.  Please update your contact information to be sure you receive emails.



  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 Game (Jamboree, played at Sokol North!)
  • Thursday, April 1, 2021 Game
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 Game
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 Game (Awards Day, played at Sokol North!)

*Game days are subject to change.


Registration is now open for this program. A valid birth certificate must be on file at PARA for a player to participate. You may register online if you have a valid birth certificate on file as a prerequisite in your household. Alternatively, registration is available in person at any PARA Office during office hours (8am-5pm, M-F).

  • Early Bird Registration: Now - January 5 for $130 ($10 off!)
  • Registration: December 15 to February 15
  • Late Registration Ends: February 22 (A $25 late fee will apply.)
  • Fee: $140 per participant per season
  • The fee includes practices, games, two soccer jerseys and an award!

Please be sure to update your contact information with Tuscaloosa County PARA when you register.



In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of field closures using the OneCall system and email if possible.  OneCall is a computer-generated phone call.  Please be sure to update your contact information with Tuscaloosa County PARA when you register.

If fields are closed due to inclement weather, we will offer a maximum of two make up days.

For more information, please contact Bradlee Colburn, Juniors Coordinator or Coach Barry Spitzer, Executive Director.

Barry Spitzer

Director of Coaching