Have you ever wonder what the difference is between Competitive and Recreational soccer?

Recreational Soccer:

  • No Selection/Tryout process.  All players who register are assigned a team as long as space is available on team rosters.

  • Typically, coaches are parent volunteers so that teams can be formed.  Some coaches do have soccer experience.  

  • All games are usually held at the same location every weekend for 6 - 8 weeks per season. 

  • Coaches must follow the 50% playing rule for all players.

  • Rec teams practice 1 to 2 times per week for an hour to an hour and half, depending on age.  

  • Parents pay per season and are provided a uniform once a year as part of the Fall registration fee.  Fundraising may be required by league.  

Competitive Soccer:

  • Tryouts are held on July 1st and players are committed to their team for one seasonal year (July 1 - June 30)

    • The seasonal year is divided into a Fall and Spring season.​

  • Each team has a USSF license coach.  

  • Competitive teams participate in league games, currently San Angelo Elite teams play in the Arlington Premier League.

  • Games occur on Saturday or Sunday, teams usually play two games each time they travel.  

  • Playing time depends on player's ability and committment.  

  • Training occurs twice a week and can last up to two hours each time.  Coaches focus on skills training and tactical awareness on the field.  

  • Competitive soccer requires parents to pay for uniforms, practice attire, league registration fees, referee fees, tournaments, and traveling fees.  

    • Fundraising is available to help cover cost.  ​

San Angelo, Texas | E-mail: saelitesoccer@gmail.com | 325-450-7548

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