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Tentative Fall 2020 Soccer Season Plans

Bentonville Parks and Recreation plans to offer a recreation youth soccer program for girls and boys ages four to Jr. High. As a part of a comprehensive approach to community recreation, our program focuses on participation, sportsmanship, skill development and having fun! Participants are randomly assigned to teams based on age. Junior High teams are assigned to teams based on school enrollment. 

The fall season is tentatively planned to begin September 12, 2020 and run through October 31, 2020 in the event the Governor approves contact sports to resume

For further information please review our fall program flyer

Please continue to check back to our website for more information once it becomes available.

Safety Protocols

If we are permitted to play soccer or other contact sports this fall, below are some of the safety regulations we are currently planning on following. We will adjust these safety measures as needed to meet any and all regulations and guidelines set by state officials and the Arkansas State Department of Health. 

PARTICIPANT SCREENING: Coaches, Players, and Staff will all be screened prior to participating in activity each day. Once screened, players will receive a wristband permitting them to participate each day. Coaches, Players, and Staff will NOT be permitted to participate without first being screened, regardless of any reason. 

TEMPERATURE CHECKS: All coaches and Staff will have their temperature checks prior to participating in activity. This will be done while being screened each day. If a coach exceeds a 100.4 temperature that day, they will not be permitted to participate. 

MASKS: Masks will be encouraged for parents, coaches, and players to wear when not actively participating in a game. Masks will not be required, but they will be heavily encouraged. Please help our teams protect the players, volunteer coaches, and everyone in our league by wearing a mask. 

PHYSICAL CONTACT: To minimize physical contact, high fives, hugs, and handshakes will not be permitted during this time. "air fives", foot bumps, or verbal congratulations will be used instead. Post-game "good game lines" will not take place this season. Instead opposing teams will congratulate the other teams from across the field via verbal congratulations or by clapping. 

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Fields will be more spread out this year than in past years and the layout may look slightly different than past years. Each field will have designated places for each team to sit, and for each team’s parents to sit. This will be identified at the fields. Also, fields will have painted "hash-marks" every 6 ft to identify social distancing and allow parents to properly sit 6’ a part. 

SANITATION: We will be cleaning our facilities including restrooms, gate entrances, and high traffic touch points multiple times per day. Our team uses a Fresh-15 cleaning solution that kills the COVID-19 virus on contact, but is safe to the touch. We will be providing teams with sanitary wipes, hand sanitizer, and proper equipment to clean team issued equipment each practice and game.

Price

If Born Between League Fall Only  Fall + Spring
Aug 2015 - July 2016 Under 5 $75 R / $100 NR $90 R / $130 NR
Aug 2014 - July 2015 Under 6 $75 R / $100 NR $90 R / $130 NR
Aug 2013 - July 2014 Under 7 $75 R / $100 NR $90 R / $130 NR
Aug 2012 - July 2013 Under 8 $75 R / $100 NR $90 R / $130 NR
Aug 2011 - July 2012 Under 9 $90 R / $130 NR $105 R / $145 NR
Aug 2010 - July 2011 Under 10 $90 R / $130 NR $105 R / $145 NR
Aug 2008 - July 2010 Under 12 $90 R / $130 NR $105 R / $145 NR
Grades 7-8 Jr High $90 R / $130 NR $105 R / $145 NR
R = Resident / NR = Non-Resident         

Dates

Event Beginning Date Ending Date
Fall Registration May 1, 2020 August 16, 2020
Late Registration ($10 Fee) ------- --------
Fall Season September 12, 2020 October 31, 2020 

Coaches Needed

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer soccer coaches for every age group in our league. Please consider coaching your child’s team. Coaching is an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of young athletes! Please indicate on the registration form your interest. If you do not have a child in the program, please contact us to volunteer. Contact information can be found on this page for the soccer program. 

All coaches must pass a background check in order to volunteer for Bentonville Parks and Recreation. Please click here to submit your background check.

Pick your Park 

Continuing this Fall, Bentonville Parks and Recreation offers Lil’ Kicksters and U5-U8 league participants the option to choose the location they play at! Lil’ Kicksters and U5-U8 league participants can now choose between Citizens Park (1101 SW Citizens Circle) or Memorial Park (1600 John DeSheilds Blvd). When registering, participants will be prompted to choose the location they prefer to play at. (Leagues U9-JRH will still take place at Memorial Park due to field size requirements.)