The Seminole FC-Competitive program is an affordable option for players wanting to take their game to the next level. Our trainers include nationally licensed, former European professional soccer players.
Costs: The 2017-2018 Seminole FC-Competitive fees are:
UNDER 9-10: $600 plus uniforms* (also see Sem Rec card below).
UNDER 11-12: $650 plus uniforms* (also see Sem Rec card below).
OVER 13: $700 plus uniforms* (also see Sem Rec card below).
Items include in fees:
* NOTE: Uniforms will be ordered and paid for directly by players online @ www.soccer.com . Uniform costs per player are estimated to range from $110 to $130 (Adidas brand, includes two jerseys, one pair of shorts, two pairs of socks).
In addition, each player must have a Seminole Recreation membership card. These are free for Seminole city residents, $120 for non-residents.
Season: Depends on coach & team. Senior Teams (Under 15 & older) will start over the summer. Junior teams begin practice in August, others in September, schedule will be based on team need/availability. The USA regular junior season (U9 - U14, usually 14 games) starts the 3rd or 4th weekend of October with breaks for Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays (follows public school schedule). The season ends the middle of February.
Time: Seminole FC-Competitive teams practice 2 to 3 times a week for one & one-and-a-half hours (1.5 hrs) at a time (3 hours total). Individual or small group keeper training adds an hour to one-and-a-half hours a week. Some teams gather for casual fitness training & team bonding activities (bike rides, beach soccer, etc) as well. Pick-up soccer games at Seminole Rec (for kids & adults) are growing in popularity as well.
Travel: For an idea of how much travel is involved for each age group, click the following link for the 2014-15 USA Soccer League Team schedule. Given the number of local clubs, Central Pinellas teams usually have the least amount of travel for away games
Tournaments: Again, the number & location depends on coach & team. Local tournaments occur in October & March, with a number of others held in the greater Tampa Bay area throughout the year. Disney hosts several as well in February, May, July, August & September at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.