Mary Munford Soccer Program

The Mary Munford PTA runs a soccer program in the Fall and Spring seasons through the Richmond City Department of Parks and Recreation.  Many volunteers are needed to act as coaches, assistant coaches, and team parents!  Please look at the information below for more specific information on volunteering.  If you have additional questions after reviewing the information below, please visit the Mary Munford soccer registration site or email marymunfordsoccer@gmail.com.

TO REGISTER FOR SOCCER CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THE MARY MUNFORD SOCCER REGISTRATION SITE.

This tab contains general information.  For more information on fees, age groups, policies, practices & games, or equipment, please click on the appropriate tab above.

Registration for the Spring 2022 season is from Saturday, March 19th - Saturday, April 2nd. 

Season Dates:

First week of practice starts April 11th.

First U6 games are April 13th and April 14th.

First Saturday games on:

April 16th for U8 division

April 23rd for U10-U12 divisions

U6: last games are on June 8th and June 9th.  Rain make-up dates are 6/15 and 6/16 if necessary.

U8: Last game is on June 11th. Rain make-up dates are 6/18 if necessary.

U10/U12: Last regular season game is June 18th.  (Subject to change based on city schedule)

NO PLAYOFFS IN THE SPRING

Rosters posted no later than April 7th.

 

General Information

The Basics:

The Mary Munford Soccer Program is part of the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities Soccer Program and follows this program’s policies and guidelines. Our soccer program serves children, ages 4 to 12, from Mary Munford and other area schools. There are two soccer seasons – fall and spring. The fall season includes playoffs for U-10 and U-12 teams.

Volunteer coaches: 

We are always looking for volunteer coaches. If you coach, one registration fee per team you coach is waived. Please consider helping out the program by volunteering to coach.  If you’re interested in coaching, fill out the volunteer coach registration online when you register your child.

Team Parents: 

Each team should have a team parent that helps to schedule snacks and/or end of the season celebrations. If you would like to be a team parent, please register online when you register your child.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the Mary Munford Soccer Program, please visit the Mary Munford soccer registration site or email us at marymunfordsoccer@gmail.com.

Fees

  • U6 Registration ..........................................$35.00
  • U8, U10, and U12 Registration .................$40.00
  • Jersey ..........................................................$10.00-$19.00
  • Socks ...........................................................$5.00
  • Non-city Resident Fee ...............................$20.00 per player
  • Late Fee .......................................................$15.00 per player

Age Groups for the Spring 2022 Season

Players are divided by age into U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14 teams.  The age classifications are:

  • U6: Born in 2016 or 2017
  • U8: Born in 2014 or 2015
  • U10: Born in 2012 or 2013 (copy of government issued photo ID required)
  • U12: Born in 2010 or 2011 (copy of government issued photo ID required)
    • Children born after December 31, 2017 will not be eligible for the Spring 2022 season.
Please note the following policies:
 
  • Registration is first-come, first-served and each registration is date and time stamped by the online registration system. We create and fill teams based on volunteer coach availability and field space availability.  We also attempt to create balanced teams with regards to gender and age.
  • Once each division’s limit for players is met, a wait list will start for that division. If we are able to admit anyone from the wait list, it will also be done on a first-come, first-served basis. A player will not be charged any fees until he/she is admitted.  If a space becomes available on a division’s wait list, the player will be admitted to the program and an email will be sent to the email address in the online system. The registration will not be complete however until you log back in and authorize payment.
  • Players may indicate a practice day preference OR a coach preference – not both. Some helpful tips: In arranging carpools, please coordinate with others by selecting the same practice day. If you prefer a particular coach, check with him to see if he’s coaching this season and on what day.
  • We cannot guarantee a player a specific coach or practice day but will do our very best to be accommodating.  Should a player’s team placement be unsatisfactory, we’ll refund all fees minus a $5 processing fee.
  • Due to the complexity of building a large number of teams involving several hundred players, we will not make changes to teams.
  • We encourage coaches, parents, and players to embody and promote the spirit of our recreational soccer program: learn new skills, have fun, and make new friends.

​​Inclement Weather, Field Closings, and Game Cancellations

 

  • For weekday field closings and practice cancellations due to inclement weather or wet fields, emails and text messages will be sent those scheduled to play that day.
  • To find out the status of a Saturday game (U-8, U-10, and U-12), please call 646-1126 after 8 a.m. the morning of the game.  We will also send out email and text notifications. 
  • To get instant alerts regarding cancellations, be sure to go to the mobile phone settings within your Sports Illustrated Play account and enable texting. 

 

Practices and Games
 
  • All practices are held on the fields at Mary Munford from 5 to 6 P.M.
  • U-6 teams practice once a week for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute game, either on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
  • U-8 teams practice once a week and have games on Saturdays at Mary Munford.
  • U-10 and U-12 teams generally practice twice a week at Mary Munford and play games on Saturdays at Bryan Park.
  • U8 and above practices could be scheduled any week night (Monday thru Friday).  Practice days are weekdays and are determined by the availability of our volunteer coaches and field space.

Equipment

  • To play for a Munford team, a player will need a red and black striped Munford jersey, red socks, black shorts, shin guards, and cleats.
  • If your child needs a uniform, you may order one when you register your child. This will include a red and black striped Munford jersey and a pair of red socks. We will not provide the shorts, shin guards or cleats.

Mary Munford Field Diagrams