MCDONALDS RECREATIONAL LEAGUE
We take "all comers" in The McDonalds Rec Soccer League. Rules require that all players get to play at least 50% of the time.
Our soccer year starts in the fall and continues through the spring. There are two playing seasons. You must register separately each season, fall and spring.
Fall league games start September 17th and end with a tournament November 19th. Games are scheduled on Saturdays.
Spring league games start February 25th and end with a tournament April 21st.
We host the McDonalds Rec League at Socastee Park.
You may view or printout a brochure of our Rec League by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page,
Within our recreational league program we have a development structure in place to give your child the opportunity to receive the necessary training to move on to the next level.
The PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (PDC)
is the first step in the identification process, and is by invitation.
We invite Rec league participants who demonstrate the right attitude, skills and pace to participate. While the PDC is not for the casual player, a player with the desire to improve and willing to commit to the training schedule is also welcome to join.
PDC participants train together and compete in their own division of local league competition. We hold three PDC training sessions weekly throughout the school calendar year. PDC participants train together as a single pool of players but compete against each other on teams in league competition. We also build tournament team rosters form the player pool to participate in selected tournaments and friendlies through out the seasonal year.
One "parent myth" is that players at this age, U12 and under, must train together as a team to compete successfully as a team. This is not true at all. Our U09 Academy State Cup roster, the 98 Boys Red, did not train together as a team, yet they won State Cup, competiting against teams that trained and played together the entire seasonal year. Our 2007/2008 nationally ranked U11 boys roster, the 96 Boys Red, participate as a team only in tournaments, but train in a player pool with other players and compete on different teams in local and travel league competition. Such results and standings, in spite of our thin player pool when compared to other areas, confirm that the development structure we have in place is right approach to achieve excellence. Such programs as ours have the support of soccer development officers at the state, regional and national level.
For more information about our Rec League and Developmental programs, please click on on the link below to view or printout a brochure or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.