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HELLO! FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLITZZ REC ON THIS PAGE.

Thanks for your interest in the Blitzz Rec Program!

Hopefully, you find answers and information you need on this page.  See highlighted yellow areas for recent updates to Spring 2020 season due to covid-19.

See below for contact details to direct further questions you might have about this season and the program.  We want to help!. 

What are UPDATED Spring 2020 Rec Season Dates & Details?


HELLO!

WE ARE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING MODIFIED SPRING 2020 RECREATIONAL SOCCER SEASON THAT EMPHASIZES FUN, SAFETY AND THE VALUE OF GETTING YOUR PLAYERS OUTSIDE. PLEASE REVIEW DETAILS BELOW FOR AN OVERVIEW OF CHANGES TO THE SEASON.

Follow this link to read our Return to Play Policy for the Spring 2020 Blitzz Rec Season

Blitzz Rec Return to Play Policy_May 16 Revision.pdf

Registration Dates


REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR THE SPRING 2020 SEASON!!!

Registration is done by birth year. If registration numbers allow we will do single birth year teams, but there may be instances where we have to combine 2 birth years and/or run co-ed teams to form adequate roster sizes).

Season Dates & Locations

  • Virtual Coaches Training/Meeting on TBD.
  • Practices can start either the week of May 24th or May 31st.  It depends on rosters ready and volunteer coach preference.
  • On-line game schedule published on June 1st.
  • Sunday games are June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, and June 28th
  • Games will be played at the new Bozeman Sports Park (4600 Baxter Ln) and Adam Bronken Soccer Complex (4195 Durston Rd). (Only for the June season, 4v4 games have the option to play at alternate field locations determined by and agreed upon by volunteer coaches on opposing teams) 
  • Blitzz Rec Academy Pro Sessions (4 sessions) dates/location are:
    • Adam Bronken Soccer Complex
    • Dates: Thursday, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
    • Time: 5:00PM-5:45PM
  • Camp Sessions (3 sessions) for Blitzz Rec Youngers dates/location are:
    • Adam Bronken Soccer Complex
    • Dates: Wednesdays,June 10th, 17th, 24th
    • Time:5:00-5:45PM

Is Blitzz Rec for our family and our player(s)?

If these fit your world & goals, then Blitzz Rec is for you:

1. My player(s) are born in the years 2006-2016.
2. My player(s) wants to have fun more than anything else. And so do we.
3. We prioritize fun, carpool convenience, playing with friends on same team, and enjoying a happy sideline.
4. My player(s) are not currently interested in high-level competitive play.
5. We do want our player to grow his or her technical skills & gameplay to help them and us decide if we want more soccer in our lives.
6. Our family does not want to travel outside of the Gallatin Valley to play games.
7. We are not interested in win-loss records.

If you decided that Blitzz Rec is for you and your player (awesome), then read more!

When are the Rec seasons?

The program is offered 2x/year - Spring and Fall. 

The Spring season runs typically from mid-April to early June and the Fall season runs typically from mid-September to late October.

How does Blitzz Rec organize the Spring 2020 Blitzz Rec age groups?

Beginning in Fall 2019, Blitzz Rec approaches the ages in 3 groups and designs the soccer experience for best fit with each group:

Blitzz Rec Youngers - ages 4-6 (birth years 2014-2016)
Blitzz Rec Academy - ages 7-8  (birth years 2012-2013)
Olders - ages 9-14 (birth years 2006-2011)

Blitzz Rec Youngers Program

For the Youngers, Blitzz FC follows methods designed by US Soccer that are shown to help young kids learn the game of soccer as well as help them develop as individuals through small-sided games (4v4).  A few benefits to small-sided games are: 

• More time to create more opportunities for learning and skill development.
• Games and practice help develop confidence, creativity, problem-solving, and soccer skills.
• More involvement in the play means more fun! 

In addition, the Blitzz Rec Youngers are offered 3 camp sessions from Blitzz FC staff during the season (as part of your registration fee) and exposes the players/volunteer parent-coaches to training & techniques.  These camp sessions are designed to supplement the weekly training sessions led by the volunteer parent-coach(es) for the team during the season.

Blitzz Rec Academy Program

In addition to a 6-game season of 7v7 youth-refereed games, we offer 6 weekly Pro Sessions to enhance the Blitzz Rec Academy players' experience.  The players in these birth years are at a critical phase in their skills development and transition towards elevated awareness of the complete game.  Blitzz FC, therefore, has designed these Pro Sessions to cultivate & develop key skills of these players to help successfully transition them to the next-level of competitive play.  The Pro Sessions are organized & led by Blitzz FC professional coaching staff.

What is the cost for Spring 2020 Blitzz Rec?

For all birth years, the cost is $112 per season (normal without late fee).

What does the cost include?

1. A min of 4 games (up to 6) games on Sundays at a Bozeman-area field space supported with professional equipment & Blitzz info table.
2. A volunteer parent-coach(es) for each team to lead, organize, and support your players' soccer experience.
3. A minimum of 1 practice/week led by your volunteer parent-coach(es) that are supported by Blitzz with an equipment bag, background check, organization, and some training.
4. 4 weekly Pro Sessions from Blitzz FC professional staff for Blitzz Rec Academy players (2012-2013 birth years).
5. 3 weekly Camp Sessions from Blitzz FC professional staff for Blitzz Rec Younger players (2014-2016 birth years).
6. US Youth Soccer affiliation and the required concussion protocol training of Blitzz staff and awareness that is shared across parent-coaches, youth refs, parents, and guardians to protect your players.

What does the cost NOT include?

The reversible Blitzz Rec jersey required on Sunday games is not included the registration cost.  The reversible jersey is purchased separately for approx $18 at Play it Again Sports (on-line or at retail location in Bozeman).  Order Blitzz Rec Jersey Online from Play it Again Sports Here!

We do offer a $5 discount on your registration (per player) if you already have a reversible jersey.  Just check the appropriate box during the registration process to get the discount!

6. How do I register my player(s) & volunteer for Spring 2020 Blitzz Rec?

To register, head to the top of this page to the 'Login/Register' option. Click on Register. If you already have an account (thank you!), and go through the registration process. If you do not already have an account (welcome to Blitzz!), you will need to create one and go through the registration process from there. During the registration you can elect to volunteer as a parent-coach or co-coach.  Simple!

We need Volunteer Parent-Coaches and Co-Coaches for Spring 2020!

The Blitzz FC Rec Program is fueled by a passionate network of volunteer parent-coaches.  Thank you!  We are grateful for the support and the commitment our volunteer coaches deliver to ensure a successful program for all involved.  In exchange for volunteering as a coach or co-coach, we offer a $100 discount for each team you volunteer coach or co-coach (max 2 teams) toward your next season's registration. 

Note that you do not need to be an experienced coach, played soccer before, etc.  We only require your passion.  We will set you up with tools and resources to succeed on behalf of your parents and players.  Finally, we often have more volunteers to coach or co-coach, so not all volunteers will find a team.  We will do our best and, in some cases, we may not be able to match you with a team.  Thanks for understanding!

SPRING 2020 BLITZZ REC TEXT-ALERT OPT-IN

To opt-in to our text-alert system for the Spring 2020 Blitzz Rec season, choose an option below to opt-in.  

Note that we will purge all emails/numbers from the system at the end of the season.
 
We will use this text-alert system FIRST to alert program participants of weather delays, cancellations, time changes, fields changes, lightning watch/warning/delay, lost and found, etc. This is a public text alert group. So, there is no keyword needed during the opt-in options below. Ignore, request for keyword (leave blank), if asked.

Opt-In Instructions to follow prior to start of season


 

youth center ref pool

Hello!  For the Spring 2020 Blitzz Recreational Soccer. season in June, we will not have youth center refs and volunteer coaches, parents, and siblings will be helping to referee our 7v7 and 9v9 games.  We will resume the youth center ref program in the Fall 2020 season.  

Thanks for your interest!
  Yes, Blitzz Rec nominally pays for youth center-refs for the Micro and Olders games.  This s a great opportunity to learn how to ref, build leadership skills, and support the Blitzz Rec community.

Email to learn how to become a part Blitzz Rec Ref Pool!

Other info I can read?

I have more rec questions.

For more information, please email Brandan Hill at [email protected].  
Emails are normally answered within a 48 hour time period.

Thank you for your interest in the program and see you in the Spring!

Brandan Hill
Blitzz FC