Youth Athletics

Spring Youth Soccer League

The recreation youth soccer league is now accepting registrations for the 2020 spring season. All teams are
co-ed.  Youngest Players: Those able to participate in the U7 age division must currently be attending 
Kindergarten. Those in Pre-K are not eligible to play. Coaches are usually parent volunteers. 
Cost to play is $65.00. 
Registration is due February 21, 2020
Additional $10.00 for non-residents. $5 sibling discount after first registered player.
Registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis thru the deadline of  February 21, 2020. Program #100S
The league will be divided as follows:
Division  Ages   End Date
U7  ages 5 and 6  not yet age  7 by May 31, 2020
U9  ages 7 and 8  not yet age  9 by  May 31, 2020
U11  ages 9 and 10  not yet age 11 by May 31, 2020
U13  ages 11 and 12  not yet age 13 by May  31, 2020
U16   ages 13, 14, 15   not yet age 16 by May  31, 2020
All registrations are numbered as they are received. Program must have adequate volunteer support to coach teams. No special requests are accepted for team placements or carpools. There is no guarantee of game time or practice nights for players. If an insufficient number of children register or coaches cannot be secured for any age  group, the fees will be refunded. Older age groups typically play games with surrounding military bases &
recreational programs, both in Poquoson and other nearby locations.
If you would like to move a child up into an older age group this must be noted on the form at the time of registration and a special request form to do so must be completed. Children may only move up into an age division if they are at the eldest of their current age group. All registrations received after February 21 will be charged a $15 late fee and placed on a waiting list.  There is no guarantee for placement on a team after the deadline or from the waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list a completed registration form and a check or credit card number must be provided.   Register Early!
Program #100S
   Note: After March 1, 2020 any request for a refund will not be honored. Late registrations 
                                      after this time will be added on a case by case basis only.

Spring Kickstart Soccer (ages 4)

Must be age 4 by April 1, 2020
Kickstart is a program designed for the beginner soccer player. This is the basic introduction to the game of
soccer. It is not a soccer league, but a 5 week instruction & play/skill period for 45 minutes each week.
Cost: $55 per child. No sibling discount; additional $10 for non-residents.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6 and May 13, 2020
5:30-6:15pm South Lawson Park
Instructor: Heather Deaver, Primary School Physical Education Teacher. Cost includes beginner ball &
t-shirt. Program #102
Location: South Lawson Park
Deadline: April 2.

Soccer Coach Training Course

Have you ever wanted to coach a youth team, but felt that you needed more knowlege, or more specifics for
various age groups?  Join the volunteer coaches
training for soccer and you will gain skills for practice planning, team skills and drills, teaching rules of the game and more. This training will be held 2 evenings, March 2 and 3 at 6:30pm. Lots of participation and hands-on activities will be part of the instruction. 
Instructor: Bill MacArthur
Contact Mel Insley at Community Recreation to be included on the list for the 2020 Spring Training
program. Info: 868-3580. 
Program is Free.  Program #101

Youth Volleyball League

Ages 9-13 (Must be age 9 by April 1, 2020)
Learn the fundamentals of the game of volleyball, while enjoying basic game play experience. All
practices in Poquoson. Minimum of 24 players must register to run league & instruction.
Players who have played JV are not eligible
to participate in recreation league.
Specific practice and game times will be announced based on gym availability. Season runs from after Spring Break to approximately June 10.
Volunteer coaches needed. Cost: $65 residents/$75 non-residents. Registration Deadline is March 27th.
$15 late fee applies after registration deadline.
NOTE: non-resident registration will only be
accepted from March 24-27 due to space limitations.
Program: #112

Pixie Stix Field Hockey

Field Hockey for beginners! Ages 5-7 Girls.
5:00-5:45pm Dates: April 19, 26 and May 3, 10
This program is designed to teach introductory field hockey skills for young players. Learn proper
techniques for stick maneuvers, teamwork, strategies of the game and while having fun playing field hockey. Note: Must be 5 by the start of the
program. Registration for each new PIXIE player
includes a correctly sized stick, a ball and a shirt.
Returning players will receive a ball and shirt only.
Instructor: Darcey Chiappazzi, Varsity Field Hockey Coach. Cost: $60 per player
Returning Pixie Players Cost: $40
All players must play with a mouth guard & shin guards each session. Parents provide this equipment.
Additional non-resident fee of $10 per player.
No sibling discount. Location: Turf Field behind PMS
Player minimum to hold program is 12.
Deadline: April 10. Program: #106

Spring Field Hockey Play and Skills Clinic

Sundays April April 19, 26 and May 3, 10
Grades 2-8 skill stations and
play will be grouped according to skill
Times: 5-7pm each Sunday.
Cost: Poquoson Residents: $50/$60 non-residents.
Deadline: April 10. Instructors: Darcey
Chiappazzi, Poquoson High School Varsity Head Coach and Ellie Staples, PHS JV Coach;
Clinic Location: Turf Field– behind PMS
Program: #115