Recreation FAQ’s

2013 Fall Season Recreational FAQ’s:

When do I sign up for Fall Recreational Soccer?

Sign ups are from February 18 to July 1st.  There are 3 ways to register:

1) Online Registration is available at the registration page!

2) You also have the option to mail in a registration form and payment.  Forms can be accessed at the registration page.

3) Finally, you can register in person at the Wave office during business hours.  The address is 3138 Roosevelt St. Suite C, Carlsbad CA 92008.

How do you assign players to teams?

We use various data to assign players to teams, and we make every effort to ensure teams remain balanced.  Some of the data we use includes evaluation data from the player assessment day in June, plus coach evaluations from the previous season, along with past playing experiences.

We will assign you to a team according to your zip code, in an effort to keep families practicing on fields in their community.

Do you allow friend requests to play on the same team?

Wave will make an effort to honor one player request (if registering during the early-bird registration period only), as long as the balance of the teams can be maintained.  Please note that requests will need to be mutual to be considered (both players must request to be placed on the same team as one another).  The option to request one friend is available during the online registration process.

Why does your rec league only play U6, U8, U10 etc.? When signing up online, the registration said my child was a U9 player. Will she still be placed on a team?

The online registration tells the “true” age group of your child. Our rec league divisions consist of even year teams, which gives us more teams in each age bracket. For example, U9’s and U10’s all play at the U10 level. U7 and U8 all play at the U8 level, etc. See below for age group break down.

Can I coach a team?

Yes! Email if you would like to coach a rec team. When signing up online, indicate that you would like to coach a rec team. If sending in your form and payment, indicate interest by marking the “COACH” box on the volunteer portion of your child’s registration form.

When do I find out what team my child is on?

Teams are formed in July. You will get a call from your coach by the end of July.

When does the season start?

Practices begin August 12th, on Carlsbad fields. Please contact the league if your player’s coach does not contact you by August 6th. The first games are scheduled for August 24 (U14+ teams), and September 7 (U6-U12 teams). Game schedules do not come out until mid August.

 What days do they practice?

It depends on what your volunteer coach decides is the best day(s) for practice. Usually one to two days a week depending on the age of the team.

When and Where are games played?

All recreational soccer games are played on Saturdays. Games are played on Carlsbad fields. Please see our FIELDS page for more info.

When does the season end?

Last day of recreational games will be November 9th for U6, U14+, and the U8, U10, U12 teams will end with their recreational tournament over the weekend of November 9-10 2013.

Do you have an ALL STAR PROGRAM?

YES! All Stars for ages U8 through U14 are selected in November and go on to represent Wave at All Star tournaments in December and January.

What if my child is not assigned to a team because of late registration?

Refunds, in full, are given if your child is not assigned to a team. Refunds, less a $25 fee, are given if Carlsbad Wave Soccer is notified, in writing, by August 31, 2013 of the withdrawal. All mail is sent 3rd class. 3rd class mail is not forwarded. Therefore, please notify us of all address changes via phone email at .

Are there different programs for different ages? The age matrix is as follows:

Under 6: 4, 5 year olds (as of July 31, 2013) play micro soccer, 3v3 with no goalie. They use a Size 3 soccer ball.

Under 8: 6 & 7 year olds (as of July 31, 2013) play 6v6 with a goalie. Size 3 soccer ball.

Under 10: 8 & 9 year olds (as of July 31, 2013) play 8v8 with a goalie. Size 4 soccer ball.

Under 12: 10 & 11 year olds (as of July 31, 2013) play 11v11 with a goalie. Size 4 soccer ball.

Under 14: 12 & 13 (as of July 31, 2013) play 11v11 with a goalie. Size 5 soccer ball.

Under 16: 14 & 15 (as of July 31, 2013) play 11v11 with a goalie. Size 5 soccer ball.

Under 19: 16, 17 & 18 (as of July 31, 2013) play 11v11 with a goalie. Size 5 soccer ball.

Carlsbad Wave fall season is not co-ed. Teams are comprised of boys teams and girls teams.

What if my child wants to play a longer season and get more training?
Carlsbad Wave offers camps, clinics and a complete Competitive Soccer Program.