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Recreational Soccer

The Trident of Rec


It serves the community to remove as many barriers to play as possible

It teaches the sport of soccer in both skill and sportsmanship

It encourages continued play



Recreational Soccer Registration


Below is the registration for Recreational soccer. Please register by March 19th to avoid a $20 late fee. Registration deadline is April 2nd. See additional information about the Spring season below or in the registration. 



Should your child try Competitive instead of Rec?

Does your child:

  • Love soccer?
  • Outplay their rec. teammates?
  • Want to play in soccer in school in the future?
  • Is often "too competitive" for his/her rec team?

If any of these sound like your child, and your child was born in 2015 or before it may be time to try competitive soccer! U9/10 teams start practice in March, older teams already started. Register today if you are interested.

Current Competitive Openings:

U9/10 Boys & Girls - Room for additional players

U11/12 Boys - Full (wait list - contact president@greatriversc.org)

U11/12 Girls - Room for additional players

U13/14 Boys & Girls - Room for additional players

U15/16 Boys - One spot remaining

U15/16 Girls - Room for additional players

U17/18 Girls - Full

Questions: Contact Sarah Laugen (vicepresident@greatriversc.org) or Todd Elfstrom (president@greatriversc.org)

Register for competitive below:

Recreational Soccer Seasons

Spring Season Summer Season Fall Season Winter Season
When does the season start April 25th TBD September 5th January
When does the season end June 10th TBD October 7th Feb
Where are it practices Monticello, Big Lake, Becker & Annandale Becker, Monticello. & Annandale (practice only)** Monticello & Big Lake GRSC Indoor Facility
Where are Games Monticello TBD Monticello GRSC Indoor Facility
When are practices Tuesday, Wednesday, orThursday TBD TBD NA
When are games Saturday Mornings TBD Saturday Mornings Wednesday Evenings
What age groups U5-U12 U5-U10 U5-U10 U5-U10
What Birth Years 2011-2018 TBD 2013-2018 2013-2018
Cost U8 and under $85 Before 3/19, $105 after $85 $85 $45
Cost U9 and up $100 Before 3/19, $120 after $100 $100 $45

*Note: Preferred sites are based on a first come, first serve basis and are not guaranteed.

**Note: We are thrilled to add Annandale and Monticello to the Summer locations for the 2021 season, while keeping Becker as it has been in the past. Annandale will act as a practice site only for this season. Players that choose Becker in their registration will practice and play games in Becker only. Players who choose Annandale or Monticello as practice locations will play games in Monticello. If there is not sufficient interest between Annandale and Monticello to field enough teams to play games in Monticello, then games will be moved to the Becker location only.

***Note: Fall locations are still being finalized and this info will be released when registration is opened up.

The best way to ensure the convenience of multiple locations in each season is to encourage as many kids to register as possible, please share this program with all area kids that may be interested.



For answers to frequently asked questions about GRSC's recreational soccer program, or what changed in 2020, click here: Rec. FAQs

Volunteers needed

Safety Info

For the safety of all players the following important items should be noted:

1. No jewelry is allowed to be worn during games and practices. This includes earring studs from new piercings. Do not get your child's ears pierced right before the season starts, either do it far enough in advance that earrings can be removed during games and practice or wait until the season is over.

2. Shin guards are required for all players.

3. Soccer cleats are recommended but not required, Non-soccer cleats will NOT be allowed! No Baseball, Softball, or Football cleats these are dangerous while playing soccer. 

4. There is no heading in recreational soccer games or during practice.


  • soccer ball is required for practices, U5-U8 use a size 3 ball while U9-U12 use a size 4.  
  • Shin guards must be worn under a player's socks at all practices and games.  
  • Soccer cleats are optional but highly recommended for better traction on the wet grass.


Reusable uniforms are used to save families money while allowing us to provide a better experience for our players. The same jersey will be used year after year so players can reuse their jersey or they can be passed down to family or friends. The cost of the uniforms is separated from the registration fee, allowing you to save money with each new season or year you register. Please indicate what size(s) you will need so we can keep proper inventory on hand.

The full kit includes the reversible jersey, shorts, and soccer socks, items may also be purchased individually. We will schedule fittings so you can verify that you chose the correct size, if the size needs to change we can update the information at that time. 

You do not need to use the shorts or socks from the kit, if you already have black shorts and black soccer socks feel free to use them. 

Modifications to the Game

Small-sided game modifications are made for the recreational program. The number of players on the field, the size of the playing field, as well as the ball and goal size are reduced in size to match the size of the players. Small-sided games are favored for the following reasons:

1.     Skill development is enhanced because of more touches on the ball.

2.     Fast acting fun with more actual playing time and real game action.

3.     Excitement is enhanced due to less time to achieve or advance the ball towards the goal.

4.     Exercise is increased since players play both offense and defense.

5.     The available field space is better maximized to serve all youth.

We attempt to base our small sided games MYSA rules but some age groups may be combined, in which case some kids may not be following the suggested parameters for their age group. 

The MYSA small sided game chart can be found here.