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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.


Key Dates for the Spring 2024 Season:

  • "Early Bird" registration ($10 off): December 7 through December 21
  • Regular registration: December 7 through January 25
    • Late registration ($25 late fee applies): January 26 through February 1


Registration fee is per player per season. Fee includes practices, games, 2 soccer jerseys, and an award.



Tuesday, February 20


Saturday, May 4 (Awards Day)


  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sokol North Complex and Bobby Miller Fields
  • Times: 5:45pm - 6:30pm or 6:45pm - 7:30pm
    • Historically U5 & U6 practice at 5:45pm-6:30pm and U7 & U8 practice 6:45pm-7:30pm
      (Except for 2 games on Saturday mornings)


Sokol North Complexview map

Bobby Miller Center  view map


Born in 2019 - U5

Born in 2018 – U6

Born in 2017 – U7

Born in 2016 – U8




Coaching Opportunities

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club has coaching opportunities available across many levels and age groups. 
We also offer coaching education and training. Contact Executive Director, Barry Spitzer for more information. 


  • 1-2 practices per week
  • Most games played on Thursday evenings
  • Motivated and enthusiastic volunteer coaches
  • Game jerseys and awards included in registration fee
  • Proven curriculum for player development and fun!
  • Cost: $140 per participant per season (during "regular" registration)


  • Soccer Ball – Size 3
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Soccer Cleats (preferred)
  • Players will need black soccer shorts and socks for games
  • 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. 
  • Parents Meeting:
    • Phelps Activity Center Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00pm
    • Bobby Miller Activity Center Thursday February 8 at 6:00pm
  • Coach Meeting: Virtual Coaches Meeting Tuesday February 13 at 7:30pm
  • Note:  Virtual Meeting Information will be sent to the email address listed in your PARA household account.  Please ensure your contact information is up to date to receive emails.



Saturday, March 2, 2024 - Jamboree (Played at Sokol North)

Saturday, March 9 through16, 2024 - No Games or Practice During Spring Break 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - Awards Day (Played at Sokol North)


*Game days are subject to change.
Saturday games will be played in the morning. Our goal is to play 8 games. We have rainout days incorporated into the regular season. If 8 games have not bee played at the end of the season, we will re-schedule a maximum of 2 make up games. ."  We do not reschedule missed practices.


Registration for the Spring 2024 season will open on December 7. 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 in your household account, as a prerequisite. Alternatively, registration is available in person at any PARA Office during office hours (8am-5pm, M-F). Please be sure to update your contact information with Tuscaloosa County PARA when you register.



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In the event of inclement weather, we will notify you of field closures using the OneCall system and FaceBook by 4:00pm on weekdays and 7:00am on weekends. We only announce when the fields are closed. 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 Coach Barry Spitzer, Executive Director.

Barry Spitzer

Executive Director of Soccer 
Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club