Soccer Coordinator: Andrew Burns
Program Philosophy & Overview
The Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department strives to offer quality programs that emphasizes participation, skill development, sportsmanship, and fun in a wholesome, supportive environment. PRT is also dedicated to providing a safe environment for those participating in youth sports programs run by the City. Find out more about our Safety Initiatives.
Recreation Soccer is offered in the spring and fall for ages 5-13. Practices and games are held at Manchester Meadows and Cherry Park. The Kickers program (ages 5 & 6) is held on Saturday mornings at Cherry Park. Practices and games for all other ages are held on weekday evenings. A team shirt and socks are included with the program fee. Participants are responsible for providing shin guards. Cleats are recommended, but not required. Players may want to bring a soccer ball to practice. The program fee also includes mandatory accident insurance, which remains in effect for all city-sponsored athletic activities within that calendar year. Soccer Manual
|Age Group Divisions|
|Kickers||Ages 5 - 6|
|Under 8 (U8)||Ages 6 - 7|
|Under 10 (U10)||Ages 8 - 9|
|Under 12 (U12)||Ages 10 - 11|
|Under 14 (U14)||Ages 12 - 13|
The registration brochure will specify the age cut off date.
Kickers is an instructional league offered to 5 and 6 year old. At each Saturday morning session, teams will learn a new skill, participate in warm-up exercises, and play in a mini-game against another team. 6 year old have the option of playing in the Kickers league or playing in the Under 8 division. 6 year old that have played organized soccer in the past are encouraged to play in the Under 8 division.
Registration for the spring season typically begins at the end of January and runs for 3 or 4 weeks. Registration for the fall season starts at the beginning of August and also runs for 3 or 4 weeks. A registration brochure with program details and a registration form for the new season will be posted to this website when it becomes available – usually two weeks prior to the start of registration. The registration fee includes a team shirt and socks and a mandatory accident insurance, which remains in effect for all city-sponsored athletic activities within that calendar year. First time participants will need to present a copy of their birth certificate at registration. There are several ways to register. Registration Details
Team Notification & First Practice
After teams are assigned, you will be notified by your coach as to your team’s practice schedule and practice location.
Jamboree & Team Photos
At the beginning of the season, a Jamboree is held where all teams will gather and play another team in a shortened version of a game. Team and individual photos may be taken during the Jamboree. Uniforms will be given out at Jamboree, if not already given out at a practice. The Jamboree date will be listed in the Registration Brochure. Your coach will let you know what time your team will participate in the Jamboree.
Season & Game Schedules
Your coach will provide you with a game schedule. Season and game schedules are also posted to the PRT Sports League Schedule webpage.
Weather Cancellation Policy
Decisions to cancel games will be based on current weather conditions and/or field conditions. Normally, games will not be cancelled until near the scheduled starting time. As soon as games are canceled, the decision will be posted on the weather line. If PRT determines that weather and/or field conditions necessitate the cancellation of practices, the decision will be posted on the weather line. However, a coach may decide to cancel a practice due to weather independently of PRT. If this is the case, the coach will contact players to let them know. Soccer Weather Line: 803-325-2677.
Code of Ethics
All parents and/or legal guardians will be required to sign a Parents Code of Ethics. Soccer Rules
Coach or Sponsor a Team
PRT often relies on the support of volunteers to deliver programs to the community. Find out how you can support the youth sports program by becoming a coach or team sponsor. Click Here