NEW: Recreational Plus+ (Grades 4-8)
Recreational Plus+ is for players seeking a higher level of competitive play in addition to the Core Recreational program. This tryout based program is for all players going into 4th-8th grade and offers advanced training sessions and league games versus teams in the Mid Willamette Valley. In order to form teams, we need key volunteer coaches to help participate as part of the programs incorporating coach mentoring to support coach and player development. Rec Plus+ offers an extra game each Saturday for up to 6-7 games in a season. All Rec Plus+ players must be rostered on a Core Rec team for consideration.
NEW FOR FALL: We are inviting 3rd & 4th graders to tryout and join in on the practice squad, which will be Wednesdays at Whiteaker MS throughout the season. There will be no games for this age group, unless a 4th graders qualifies for a 5th/6th grade team.
Tryouts: Monday, Aug. 8th & Wednesday, Aug. 10th
8:30 AM-9:15 AM - 3rd/4th graders
9:15 AM-10:30 AM - 5th/6th graders
10:30 AM-11:45 AM - 7th/8th graders
Location: McNary HS (grass field)
=> Bring water bottle, soccer shoes, and shinguards
To register, log into your SportsConnect account and look for the "MVSC Rec+ Tryout" Program for your player(s).
Coaches interested in coaching a team: Please email us at email@example.com by August 7th to be considered. Coaches are responsible for game days and receive support from the Rec+ Coaching staff during the week.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Rec Plus+?
Rec Plus+ offers advanced training sessions and league games versus teams outside the Salem-Keizer area. Everyone going into 4th-8th grade is eligible to participate. Teams will be composed of 5th/6th graders (with qualified 4th graders) and 7th/8th graders.
Does my child still play Core Recreational Soccer?
Yes, your child is required to participate in the MVSC Core Rec Program to be eligible to participate on an Rec Plus+ team, this could result in 3-4 practices per week and often 2 games per weekend. Players will have to practice with both their CORE team and their Rec Plus+ team. Inevitably there will be some scheduling conflicts, and families will have to work with both Rec Plus+ and CORE coaches so players can attend as much practice as possible. Participation in the Rec Plus+ program requires participation in the CORE program as well. Rec Plus+ games tend to be on Saturday (and sometimes Sunday) afternoons after CORE games are completed.
How much is Rec+?
The cost to participate on an Rec Plus+ team is $125* per season which includes Fall/Spring League (6-7 games per season), and uniform set. Summer tournaments are an additional fee. For those wishing to only practice, the cost is $75.
Is there travel required?
Yes, typically all Rec Plus+ teams will play 4 home games (Whiteaker/McNary), and 4 away games per season (Albany, Corvallis). Rec Plus+ does require a higher degree of commitment.
Coaches must be volunteer coaches and will receive guidance and mentoring from experienced coaches during regularly scheduled practices. The premise is to not only develop players, but develop coaches who are also seeking to learn more about the tactics and strategies of the game.
*Additional cost is $125 payable after team placement (includes registration fee and an additional jersey.