RECREATIONAL PROGRAM FAQS
Yes, we have open boundaries. Players join us from the Eureka School District as well as Rocklin, Loomis and Roseville.
Soccer is August-November. Kids are asked to be at practice 1-2 days a week and at games on Saturdays.
Games are in Granite Bay or Loomis for the U6, U7 and U8 players and extend to Rocklin, Lincoln and Roseville for U9+.
New for 2021, home teams will wear dark (green) color jerseys and away teams will wear light (white) color jerseys. Black shorts and black socks can be worn for both home and away games.
Each coach submits a survey requesting dates and time slots. Generally speaking most teams choose a Monday/Wednesday slot or a Tuesday/Thursday slot. Practices can be 4-5:30 or 5:30-7 (teams get one early each week and one late). Once the time changes, most teams drop to 1 practice (the early slot). Practice starts in early August.
Registration is approximately $150, uniforms are about $30, ball, cleat and shin guard packages start at $30. Hand-me down jerseys and cleats from past GBFC players work too!
Additional fees include a 3.5% credit card processing fee and a $4 GotSport Software Fee. The software fee is collected by GotSport, who runs the registration system and is standard among other clubs. For this fee, your team will have access to the GotSport Team App during the season, which provides team management, communication, and other features.
The registration fee goes up to $175 after May 31st.
There is an age matrix that is followed nationally. A few players a year, for various reasons, ask to be moved to the next bracket up. GBFC grants some of these based on the situation. You can not move down under any circumstances. If your player exhibits exceptional talent and is unable to mix competitively with their proper age group, you may consider having them try out for our Competitive Program or completing a Petition to Play Up form. This form will be reviewed by our Coaching staff and Board of Directors and a decision will be made based on the individual situation. These requests are granted on a very limited basis. Please contact our Director of Coaching at RecCoachDirector@granitebayfc.com if you would like to request to have your child moved to an older bracket.
Your child needs no soccer experience. However, it is helpful if they enjoy running around for extended periods and like to be outside.
Please go to Soccer Pro for all your uniform needs.
11726 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Your child will need cleats, shinguards, black soccer socks (to be worn OVER the shinguards) and a ball. Lowest total cost about $40, some cleats run much higher as quality increases.
Our areas uses a simultaneous 4v4 format for our youngest players. This nationally recognized small-sided game format is developmentally appropriate and recognized as the best way to teach youth soccer around the world. Side note: only our U6 teams are coed, all other teams are single gender.
Please feel free to write a coach name, friend (or two), school name or other helpful info on your form. Reciprocated requests are easier to accommodate. The more information the better chance your child has to have a known buddy on the team.
Yes, absolutely! We have multiple levels of sponsorship available. Each team is responsible for securing at least one sponsor!
GBFC has a 50% play rule. However, eager players may be in for more than that.
The coaches have a meeting in late July and players are called or emailed by August 1st.
You will know the game times for the first 5 games the day or so after Labor Day.
Every team is different. Many teams choose trophies at the lower levels (Classic Impressions on Douglas is a commonly used business) while other older players prefer team shirts, plaques, posters, and/or a team party. It is up to the group.
Team parents make the coach’s job so much easier. We encourage every team to have one. They generally plan the trophies, team party, send emails about picture day, find a sponsor, organize a coach gift, create a snack schedule etc. Ask your coach for details.