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Recreation Overview

RECREATION Overview

Our Interleague or "recreation" program offers an introductory, fun playing environment for players of all skill levels between the ages of 3-15 years old (2021-2010). Our program has two seasons - Fall and Spring. Teams practice once weekly at their chosen park and play one game on a Saturday over an eight week period. Each team is coached by a parent volunteer, who must pass a background check, complete safe sport training and concussion protocol certification. Each season concludes with a postseason tournament for the U8+ age groups, Games rotate between Lake Parker Park and Loyce Harpe Park (Carter Road).

Recreation Quick Facts

  • SWAN SHIELD
    offered both in the fall and spring

    Offered both in the Fall (Sept - Dec) and Spring (Mar- May) 

  • SWAN SHIELD
    Register at PlayMetrics
  • SWAN SHIELD
    Munchkins & minis

    1 practice per week, game on Saturday

  • SWAN SHIELD
    u8-u15

    1 practice per week, game on Saturday; End of year tournament play

Ages & formats

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Munchkins and Mini-Kickers

As part of the Inter-League Program, SCSC has a separate curriculum for the very youngest members, the “Munchkins” & "Mini-Kickers". Designed for our youngest soccer stars, the Munchkins & Mini-Kickers Programs are committed to introducing soccer to youngsters, while fostering excitement, love of the game, and age-appropriate exercise. Parental involvement is integral to children’s success in the Munchkins & Mini-Kickers Programs! Players and parents alike are encouraged to learn and practice the skills of kicking and dribbling the soccer ball. Munchkin Birth Years 2021 & 2020 (U4 & U5) Mini Kicker Birth Year 2019 (U6)

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U8-U15 Program

These age groups are separated into age and gender specific teams. Our programs are available for girls and boys in these age groups. These age groups have one weekday (M-F) evening practice/ games are typically played on Saturday. These age groups play in end of year tournaments which may require a Sunday or weeknight game.

Our U8-U15 age groups do participate in several tournaments throughout the Fall and Spring seasons.

  • Judges Cup: A tournament for the U10-U15 age group played across Polk County. This event happens at the end of the Fall season.
  • Champions Cup: A tournament for our U8s played every Fall.
  • All Stars: All Stars, for ages U10 and above, is an advanced tournament that takes the very top players of each age group and forms teams to participate in the county-wide All Stars Tournament. All-Stars is held over several days in January (Thursday - Sunday) at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. Teams come from Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland, Lake Wales, and Winter Haven.
  • Ernie Head Invitational: A Swan City end-of season tournament, held in the Spring, and honoring long-time recreation coach and contributor, Ernie Head.
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TOPSoccer

USYS Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization, started TOPSoccer in 1991 to provide young athletes with disabilities an environment filled with meaningful learning, development and physical participation opportunities through the game of soccer.

At Swan City SC, our TOPSoccer program is one of the best in the region, offering dedicated volunteers, engaged players and loads of fun. TOPSoccer is held in the fall and spring each year.

 

Field locations

Swan City SC offers two park locations for recreation play. Families may select which park during the registration phase, which helps determine team assignment. Please note, at times, games will be played at alternating fields depending on the number of teams in each age group. Practices will remain at your chosen field.

Lake Parker Park

910 E. Granada Street - Lakeland, FL 33805

Loyce Harpe Park at Carter Road

300 W. Carter Road  - Mulberry, FL 33860

Uniforms

Uniforms are not included in your program costs. They are ordered separately, allowing parents the opportunity to select the best size for the player and receiving the kit directly to the home. Kits are ordered online and paid for directly by the parent or guardian. Full recreation kits include - home and away jersey, shorts and socks. Optional items are also available for players and parents.

Fees

Recreation fees are due upon registration. Club fees help cover the costs of fields, referees, coaching education, affiliation fees, and program administration. Fees can be paid via cash, check or credit card. Credit card transactions do incur a transaction fee per the LeagueApps platform. Early bird, regular and late registration pricing is in effect each season and current pricing is updated regularly.

Swan City SC is proud to offer Scholarship Assistance to any player who may need additional support. Scholarships are need-based and require an application process. Click below to learn more.

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"My boys (ages 12 and 10) have been in Swan City Rec for 5 years. It has been an incredible place for them to take what they love and refine it into quite the skill. They have fun while growing in discipline and confidence. The coaches and the staff really care about the kids which makes the entire experience not just a club, but a family." ~ Rachel Bulman

Registration Details and Important Dates

Volunteer to Coach

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Why Become a Volunteer Coach

Our coaches are the lifeline of our recreation program. They range in experience from  parents to family members, former players and friends of the community who are excited about providing young players with a fun and active experience learning the game of soccer. Our mission is clear: to create a fun, nurturing and competitive environment for our players to develop their love and passion for the game, create new and lasting friendships and build a lifetime of memories. Join the team and help us prepare the next generation of athletes who not only succeed on the field, but also at the game of life!

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Coaching Requirements

All coaches are required to register and complete our coaching credentialing.  Coaches will receive a background screening and will partake in virtual safe sport classes before becoming eligible to coach.

Coaches receive:

  • Background Screening
  • Safe Sport and Concussion Classes
  • Training and Curriculum
  • Ongoing Support

Join the team today!

Recreation Staff

Need help or have questions? Click on the staff below to send them an email.

Recreation Sponsors