March 24 — I have been informed that no permits will be issued, until at least April 30. The City Recreation isn’t sure about the month of May yet.
Coronavirus has gripped the whole world, as well as our nation. Professional sports are on hiatus, along will college and school sports. All of the Rochester City youth spring and summer sports programs are on hold at this time. Even if permits are granted later this year, it might be difficult to get the word out, since the schools are all closed. For now, everyone has to wait and see what happens. I’ll keep this website updated, with the latest new developments. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
May 8 — Coronavirus Response Update: All Sports Leagues and Sporting Events are suspended or postponed. The Genesee Valley Sports Complex and the Rochester Community Sports Complex are closed. The city recreation centers are still closed.
* * * Special note: The Young Tigers Soccer Club will move to school #28 and join with the Rochester Juniors. I wasn’t able to secure the field at school #46.
We are a recreational soccer program, . . . fun and non-competitive. All games are played at school #46. Boys & Girls, ages 3-6 years, Starts May 20, ends July 22, a bargain at only $20, Early bird registration is $15, before April 21.
Sneakers are fine, cleats are not required, at these young ages, kids grow out of shoes every year. BUT, shin guards should be used. I bring about 15 pairs with me, but not enough for everyone. I haven’t checked around at the stores, but they shouldn’t cost more than $10. I bring 20 or more soccer balls with me to each soccer session. You can bring your own (SIZE 3 is used), but at this age, the children are quite possessive and might not like any other child kicking their ball.
The club has partnered with The City of Rochester Department of Education and is run by volunteers. The soccer sessions will be held outdoors, at school #46, near the playground and parking lot area (corner of Newcastle and Dorchester roads, inside area bordered by Blossom/Browncroft/590 expressway) on Monday and Friday nights, starting at 6:00 pm.
We follow a highly modified version of the ‘Micro Soccer’ rules that do not emphasize ‘winning over loosing’, but rather helps each player to develop the physical motor skills necessary to participate in a sport. We play a 3 verses 3 format (we play without goalies). This is a ‘participation club’, so parental involvement is highly encouraged and expected. I need your help to make this program enjoyable and a success for the children. Volunteer opportunities are available at every soccer session; whether it be coaching a small group of players, showing them a few practice routines, or helping to run a game.