Comparing Programs

The Germantown Legends offer different RECREATIONAL soccer programs based on both age and skill level. The following is a brief explanation of our REC soccer programs.

PROGRAM HappyFeet LEAGUE FUTURE LEGENDS
WITH INSTRUCTION
JR LEGENDS LEGENDS COMPETITIVE
(SELECT) SOCCER
 
AGE GROUPS* Little Toes 2.5 - 3.5
Big Toes 3.5 - 4.5
U5 Coed
U6 Coed
U7 Boys & Girls
U8 Boys & Girls
U9 Boys & Girls
U10 Boys & Girls
U12 Boys & Girls
U15 Boys & Girls
U19 Coed
U8 Boys & Girls
U9 Boys & Girls
U10 Boys & Girls
U11 Boys & Girls
U12 Boys & Girls
U13 Boys & Girls
U14 Boys & Girls
U15 Boys & Girls
U16 Boys & Girls
U17 Boys & Girls
U18 Boys & Girls
U19 Boys & Girls
US YOUTH SOCCER DIVISION Not Applicable Division 4 Division 4 Divisions 1, 2 & 3
REGISTRATION Varies Fall:  Begins in June
Spring:  Begins in November
Fall:  Begins in June
Spring:  Begins in November
Early May for Tryouts
LATE REGISTRATION Varies Fall:  August 1
Spring:  February 1
Fall:  August 1
Spring:  February 1
Not Applicable
MATCHES BEGIN Not Applicable Fall:  Early September
Spring:  Early March
Fall:  Early September
Spring:  Early March
Fall:  August
Spring:  February
PRESEASON TRAINING BEGINS Not Applicable Fall:  August 1
Spring:  February 1
Fall:  August 1
Spring:  February 1
Fall:  July
Spring:  January
TEAM TRAINING Not Applicable Fall:  Late August
Spring:  Late February
Fall:  Late August
Spring:  Late February
Fall:  July
Spring:  January
WEEKLY TRAINING SESSIONS None

U5, U6, U7 and U8 - One day
U9 and U10 - 'Up to two' days per week

One day per week Three times per week
SKILLS PROGRAM Taught during sessions

Included in each U5- U8 Staff led Future Legends training session.
U9- U10:  Staff led training each Wednesday

Not Applicable

Saturday Skills program

Friday Finishing Training

Goalkeepr training

SKILLS (BALL MASTERY) SESSIONS Not Applicable

REC SKILLS CLUB
Additional registration required for ALL U6 thru U8s.**

FREE to ALL U9/ U10s.

Not Applicable Saturday Skills
GAME DAY(S) Saturday mornings (one day per week commitment) Saturdays Saturdays

Varies depending on league and tournament play

MSSF (Weeknights M- TH)

DURATION 7 weeks
Beginning in August/ September (Fall) and March (Spring)
11 weeks
Practices begin in August (Fall) and February (Spring)
11 weeks
Practices begin late August (Fall) and February (Spring)
Fall thru Spring commitment
NUMBER OF MATCHES Not Applicable Schedule 9 (play no less than 7 depending on weather and field conditions) Schedule 9 (play no less than 7 depending on weather and field conditions) Varies
MATCH LOCATION(S) Germantown Soccerplex

U5 thru U8 - Cloyes
U10 - Soccerplex

TBD Varies depending on League and Tournament play
OVERNIGHT TRAVEL None None None Varies by team
FORMAT Small-sided games; Varies U5 thru U6 - 3v3
U7 thru U8 - 4v4
U9 thru U10 - 6v6
U12* - 8v8
U15* - 7v7
U19 Coed* - 7v7 or 11v11
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12 - 9v9
U13 and older - 11v11
COACH(ES) HappyFeet Coaches

Skill sessions are led by the Legends Staff before training once per week

Legends Staff teaches the 'move or skill of the week' during each warm-up session.  

Volunteer coaches are provided instruction and supplies for each session.

Legends Staff referee and 'coach on the field' for U7 and U8 (4v4) games.

Volunteer coaches (parents) manage teams, games and end of training scrimmages.

Volunteer (Parent) coaches. Professional, Licensed Coaches.
REFEREES NO Referees U5- U6:  Not applicable
U7- U8:  Legends Staff for 'on-field' instruction.
U9- U10:  USSF Licensed Referees
USSF Licensed Referees USSF Licensed Referees
REGISTER
Opens each May before tryouts begin.

*  Determined by the number of players registered and or league participating in.
** Additional registration fee.


TENNESSEE STATE SOCCER ASSOCIATION
The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. Founded in 1976, TSSA is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by representatives from our 100+ Member Associations, and maintains a State Office in Nashville, TN with a professional staff.  Our vision is, “To be the Premier State Association known for Partnerships, Promotion, and Pioneering the next movement of soccer.” 

The Tennessee State Soccer Association is part of a much larger soccer community.  TSSA is a proud member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

TENNESSEE STATE SOCCER ASSOCIATION YOUTH PLAY LEVEL DEFINITIONS

DIVISION 1 – Our highest level of play is offered to teams that are categorized as U13 to U19.  This level of competition is recommended for our elite teams. Teams are eligible to participate in tournament sanctioned events and will typically play in our Tennessee State League (TSL) and the National Championship Series (NCS) of United States Youth Soccer (USYS).  These teams may qualify to play in our Division 1 State Cup, Region III Tournament, and the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Tournament.  Players at this level have the opportunity to also participate and be selected for the Olympic Developmental Program (ODP).  Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.

DIVISION 2 – Our 2nd tier level of play is offered to teams that are categorized as U13 to U19.  This level of play is recommended for our teams that are not quite at the elite level but aspire to be there one day.  Teams are eligible to participate in tournament sanctioned events and will typically play in our Tennessee State League (TSL) and may qualify to play in our Division 2 State Cup, Region III Presidents Cup Tournament, and the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Presidents Cup Tournament.  Players at this level have the opportunity to also participate and be selected for the Olympic Developmental Program (ODP).  Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.

DIVISION 3 – Our 3rd final level of competitive play is offered to teams that are categorized as U13 to U18.  This level of competition is recommended for teams that desire something more than the local recreational soccer league.  Teams are allowed to play in tournament sanctioned events and are eligible for the Division 3 Tennessee State League (TSL) and may qualify to play in our Division 3 State Cup.  Players at this level have the opportunity to also participate and be selected for the Olympic Developmental Program (ODP).  Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.

DIVISION 4 – This level of play is categorized as our local grassroots (or recreational) age U3 to U19.  Play is specifically organized  locally and teams are allowed to participate in tournament sanctioned events that have a specific bracket organized for recreational teams.  Recreational teams are NOT allowed to play competitive teams without prior approval from the Tennessee State Soccer Association.  Teams are eligible to compete in seasonal Kohl’s Cup or Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup events designed specifically for our recreational minded teams.  Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.

SOCCER JUNIORS – This level of play can range in skill levels.  This category is specifically designed to offer a lower cost to our teams categorized as U9 to U12.  Teams are allowed to participate in tournament sanctioned events, but there are no State Cup competitions offered to these age groups.  Tennessee State Soccer Association strongly recommends that all clubs registering Soccer Juniors use the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) recommended modified playing rules (Policy 13) when organizing play for these age groups.  Registration at this level includes Indoor and Futsal registrations.

INDOOR/ FUTSAL - This level of play is designed for players seeking ONLY to register and play during the indoor/futsal soccer season.  This season is typically but not limited to the winter months.  Players categorized to be on teams age U3 to U19 are eligible to participate.  It is suggested that players attempt to play on teams and against teams with similar abilities, but need to understand that Indoor/Futsal events may merge ability groups together to make an event more likely to occur.

For more info, visit TNSoccer.org.


UNITED STATES YOUTH SOCCER
The United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to make soccer the preeminent youth sport in the country.  US Youth Soccer registers nearly 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

US Youth Soccer is the largest youth affiliate and member of U.S. Soccer, the governing body for soccer in the United States.

TSSA is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) and the United States Adult Soccer Associatoin (USASA).  US Youth Soccer is the largest member organization within the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and USASA is the largest member organization for adult soccer in the United States.  Both US Youth Soccer and USASA are organized into four Regions; TSSA is part of Region III.

From its humble beginnings in 1974 with just more than 100,000 registered players to its current registration of more than 3,000,000 players between the ages of five and nineteen, US Youth Soccer has always been recognized as a leader in youth sports organizations.  US Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States, and is comprised of over 600,000 volunteers and administrators, and over 300,000 dedicated coaches, most of whom also are volunteers.

US Youth Soccer provides a healthy activity through its recreational and small-sided game programs.  These programs emphasize fun and de-emphasize winning at all costs.  Every child is guaranteed playing time, and the game is taught in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

USYS provides a fun, safe and healthy game for all kids. This includes big kids, little kids, tall kids, short kids, young kids, older kids, kids who want to play for one season, kids who want to play for twenty seasons, kids who play strictly for fun and kids who want to compete at the highest level possible. Kids are different, and because they are different, their physical, social and psychological needs are different.  US Youth Soccer recognizes this, and their programs are aimed at meeting the different needs of all kids.

For more information, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.


US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Each summer US Youth Soccer crowns a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19).  The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels known as the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series which provides approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.

The Tennessee State Championships is open to any properly registered team aged U13 – U19 in our Division 1 (most competitive) League.  Qualification is through our Division 1 State League or Midsouth Conference.  The Boys State Cup is held in the Fall, while the Girls State Cup is held in the Spring.


US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUE
The US Youth Soccer National League is comprised of three areas of competition.  The primary league competition features 13 regionally aligned National League Conferences that operate team-based and club-based leagues.  Two national-level competitions — the National League Showcase Series and the National League Playoffs — provide connectivity between the conferences and offer a platform for teams to play unique cross-conference matches with added exposure to scouts.  The National League Playoffs also provide teams with opportunities to advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.


US YOUTH SOCCER MID SOUTH CONFERENCE
The US Youth Soccer Mid South Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program in the Multi-State Tier.  The Mid South Conference consists of teams primarily from Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.  The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, as well as a chance to earn a coveted spot in the National Tier of the Leagues Program, the US Youth Soccer National League.


US YOUTH SOCCER OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for international competition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.

In Tennessee, there are three phases of the selection process, state trial, state pool, and state team.  These training sessions are conducted by high level, licensed college and/or club coaches, who are committed to give elite players opportunities to play against the best and to provide them exposure at the regional, national, and international level.


US YOUTH SOCCER PRESIDENTS CUP
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level.  The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game.  It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport. 


US YOUTH SOCCER TOPSoccer
US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers.  The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability.

TOPSoccer was formed to perpetuate the US Youth Soccer mission statement which is, in part, "to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition."  There are thousands of children with disabilities who need, and can be provided with, the opportunity to play soccer through the TOPSoccer program.


The Germantown Legends are a premier youth soccer club located in Germantown, Tennessee. 

Established in 2011, the Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation!

The Germantown Legends Soccer program is the official 'Soccer Provider' to the City of Germantown.

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