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Recreational Soccer

Ages 8-11

Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club’s Under 9 through Under 12 Rec Soccer Program provides young and new players ages 8-11 an opportunity to learn soccer skills and team play. Practicing twice a week, players will learn soccer fundamentals in a fun and safe environment. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Most games will be played on Saturday mornings or Thursday evenings. Game are intramural and will be played within the Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club League at Sokol North Complex. The U9-U10 age group plays 7v7 and the U11-U12 age group plays 9v9.


This program is coed and led by volunteer coaches. The number of players 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/Times 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)


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

  • Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
  • Times: 5:45pm-6:45pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm (Except for games on Saturday mornings)
  • Historically U9 + U10 practice at 5:45pm-6:45pm & U11 + U12 practice 7:00pm-8:00pm

  • Saturday morning games will be played at 8am, 9am, or 10am. Please note that these times are dependent on registration, number of teams and subject to adjustments. 


Sokol North Complexview map

Bobby Miller Center  view map



Born in 2015 – U9

Born in 2014 – U10

Born in 2013 – U11

Born in 2012 – U12



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 Saturday mornings or Thursday evenings
  • Game jerseys and awards included in registration
  • Motivated, enthusiastic volunteer coaches
  • Proven curriculum for player development & fun!
  • Cost $160 (during regular registration) per participant per season


  • Soccer Ball – Size 4
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Soccer Cleats
  • 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 update your contact information to be sure you receive emails.



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 been played at the end of the season, we will re-schedule a maximum of 2 make up games. We do not reschedule missed practices.


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

Saturday, March 9 through 16, 2024 No Games or Practice During Spring Break

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

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


*Game days are subject to change.


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