Recreational soccer is that soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.
Recreational player is a player who is randomly assigned to a team without regard to his/her abilities and skills.
Recreational team are teams formed randomly to play soccer.
Recreational league is composed of teams formed in a random manner.
(US Youth Soccer)
What is Fairhope Soccer League?
Fairhope Soccer League (FSL) is the recreational soccer program serving the Fairhope area & as well as surrounding Baldwin County communities since 1974. FSL is a volunteer organization that has partnered with the City of Fairhope to provide the equivalent of city-league youth soccer.
FSL is open to players ages 3-14 of all skill and athletic levels and there are no try-outs required. FSL teams are coached by parent volunteers.
The additional benefits provided by FSL include:
Our Directors of Coaching will provide additional skills nights prior to the season to coaching clinic, helpful training tips & support to our volunteer coaches so they will feel more comfortable teaching soccer and enable our players to learn key parts of the game earlier in their development. FSL Skills Nights are planned sessions for each individual player to develop ball control/mastery/skills. FSL Skills nights are optional but are offered additional benefit for FSL players & volunteer coaches.
Additional Programs Offered Under FSL
Fairhope Tots-Fairhope Tots is our early-development program to introduce the game of soccer to 3 year old players and their parents. Our program uses fun games to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and self-confidence. We encourage our Tots players/parents to advance to our Fives program to continue to develop those early philosophy & skills.
Fairhope Fives-Fairhope Fives program is designed to build upon the philosophy & skills first introduced to players and parents in our Fairhope Tots program. The goal of the program is to continue to develop the passion and love for the game of soccer our “Fives” or 5 & Under players.
FSL Footies-Footies is a development program for players 8 & under that provides a more advanced training environment for FSL players who seek to develop individual skills at a more accelerated rate than the traditional recreational model offers.