A Ok Trophies, the official suuplier of TARSA End of Season Trophies
Hopefully all the clubs, staff, coaches, players and families made it through the recent Hurricane storm we had in Florida and that all is back to somewhat normally for us. Very scary time for all of us here in Florida but we will prevail through all of this. As the regular season moves upon us, the TARSA Board has decided to move the season start date back a week to October 28th instead of October 21st. This will give clubs an opportunity to get back to normal operations and still give an opportunity for clubs to register players still. Season will run from Oct. 28th thru Jan. 27th with EOS starting Feb. 10th, 17th and 24th.
WELCOME TO THE TARSA SOCCER WEBSITE
TARSA (Tampa Area Recreational Scheduling Association) was instituted in 2000. The purpose of our league is a scheduling tool for the 17 soccer clubs we support in area from Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties within FYSA. The individual clubs have many teams from the 12U thru the 19U age divisions for Coed and Girls age groups. Although we are not a competitive program and specialize in recreational soccer, scores and standings are kept and a End of Season tournament is held each year to determine an age group champion in each gender.
REGISTRATION can be done through the club nearest you and is usually held in July, August and September. Play for each season usually runs from October thru February. Recreational tournaments are held throughout the season also. Click on "Clubs & Locations" tab at top of page for more info on each club and to get to their web sites.
We all know that refereeing soccer games is easy. Well at least when you are on the sidelines. Referees seem to becoming extinct now a days. It is a thankless job and takes much patience to handle. Many younger referees have been turned off by all the negativity involved with players, coaches, families and friends. Well here is a chance to become that referee you always dreamed of. Becoming one only required an on line course and getting assigned to a referee assignor.
For more info on how to become a referee, please visit the below website.
See tab on top for this previous years End of Season Finalists Results and under the "More" tab, you will see the Finalists and Team Photos in the 1st and 2nd Annual "Battle of the Bay Champions Cup.
TARSA is moving towards the initiative that has been put forth by FYSA and USYS Soccer. Age groups will be identified has the age with the "U" at end now. Example: U14 will now be known as 14U. TARSA has decided to transition into two year increments again in the girls age groups. To ease this transition, TARSA will have 4 age groups in the girls division this year. 12U, 15U, 16U and the 19U. Starting in the fall of 2018, we will go back to the traditional two year increments. Please see table below to determine which age group your teams will be in through your clubs. The clubs have been notified of this change and will register players accordingly. If players request to move up an age group, that decision will now be left to club DOC's and approving officials and approval through FYSA is no longer needed. Absolutely no player will be approved to play down an age group.
PLAYING UP GUIDLINES FOR CLUBS
* 9U-2009 TO 14U-2004 are allowed to play up 2 years
* 15U-2003 and above are allowed to play up to 19U
|Age Group||Gender||Birth Years|
|12U||Coed||2006 & 2007|
|12U||Girls||2006 & 2007|
|14U||Coed||2004 & 2005|
|15U||Girls||2003 & 2004|
|16U||Coed||2002 & 2003|
|16U||Girls||2002 & 2003|
|19U||Coed||1999, 2000 & 2001|
|19U||Girls||1999, 2000 & 2001|
US Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives - New Age Group Matrix
As many of you are aware, US Soccer has mandated changes to its aligning the birth year for age groups for upcoming season and playing formats for U12 age group for the 2017 season.
US Soccer has been interested in moving from the current age group format based on school year to one based on calendar birth year. This model is used around the world and USYS would like to have all teams use. This will become mandatory in the 2017 season but is being implemented this coming season. See age group matrix below.
It is important to note that this was not a TARSA league decision but a decision made by governing bodies at higher levels. This effects all clubs in our league as well as our state and rest of the country. Everyone is dealing with same circumstances regarding this change. We as a league realize that this will cause some anxiety for players, coaches and families but hopefully we will all get through this and continue to play a great brand of soccer.
TARSA has decided to field a 15U age group in the girls division this coming year to accommodate what we envision as a 'middle school" age group.
We will continue to use the two year method of placement in divisions. For example, the "U" meaning would be if a team is a U14 team, it would be 14 and under. FYSA and other governing bodies will not allow for players to play down age groups but may make exceptions to playing up an age group. That decision is on a club level and is based on a case by case situation.
In 2017, team sizes will be effected in the U12 age group as teams will go from playing 8v8 to 9v9. The idea is to have more players being able to get touches on the ball and player movement.
TARSA has decided along with many other leagues and clubs to initiate the upcoming player development plan with the following rule changes to our league.
In our 12U age group division, we will continue to honor the no heading of the ball by these players. If a player intentionally heads the ball, an indirect free kick will be awarded to opposing team at spot of foul. This will remain in effect during the entire season in league games.
Also, in this age group, we will move to 9v9 on field playing with rosters expanded to 16 per team. This will continue thru tourneys also during the season.
Both of these are in line with mandated USYS and FYSA player concussion and player initiatives.
In the 14U thru 19U age groups, rosters can be set at 22 max and all players can play in games that are TARSA sanctioned, including playoffs. Tourneys are different by rule of 18 can dress but tourneys will be asked for consideration of this initiative.
Celebrating it's 17th year, TARSA (Tampa Area Recreational Scheduling Association) is a scheduling tool for the recreational programs of 17 soccer clubs we support in the bay area from Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties within Region C of FYSA. TARSA strives to promote fair recreational play among it's clubs and teams and and provides fun competition for all our youth soccer players.
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