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Hello from the Fall 2021 Blitzz Rec Program!  


Key Dates & Program Details - Fall 2021 Blitzz Rec Program

Fall 2021 Registration Dates


Early Bird Registration: Ends June 30th (-$10.00 off normal $100 fee/player)
Normal Registration: July 1st - Sept 1st ($100 fee/player)
Late 
Registration: Sept 1st - Sept 10th (+$20.00 on top of normal $100 fee/player)

Registration is 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

  • Initial roster & coaching assignments begin to be published the week of  August 30th - Sept 5th.
  • Coach equipment bag pick-up begins the week of Sept 5th.
  • Practices can start the week of Sept 5th.
  • Youth Ref Clinic is TBD.
  • On-line game schedule published on Sept 6th.
  • Sunday games begin on September 12th.
  • Sunday games will be played at Montana State University fields located at TBD
  • Blitzz Rec Pro Sessions for all birth years (6 sessions) dates/location are:
    • Olders (2007-2012 birth years)
    • Time: TBD
    • Dates: TBD
    •   Location:TBD
    • Rec Academy (2013-2014 birth years)
    •   Time: TBD
    •   Dates: TBD
    •   Location: TBD
    • Youngers (2015-2017 birth years)
    •   Time: TBD
    •   Dates: TBD
    •   Location: TBD

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 2007-2017.
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 positive sideline.
4. My player(s) are not currently interested in high-level competitive play.
5. We do want our player to grow their 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!

How does Blitzz Rec organize the age groups?

For Fall 2021, Blitzz Rec will defines 3 groups of birth years and designs the soccer experience for best fit with each:

Blitzz Rec Youngers (4v4) - ages 4-6 (birth years 2015-2017)
Blitzz Rec Academy (7v7) - ages 7-8  (birth years 2013-2014)
Blitzz Rec Olders (9v9) - ages 9-14 (birth years 2007-2012)

Youngers Program (2015-2017 birth years)

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! 

Academy Program (2013-2014 birth years)

The players in these birth years are at a critical phase in their skills development and transition towards elevated awareness of the complete game. In addition to a 6-game season of 7v7 youth-refereed games, 

Olders Program (2007-2012 birth years)

The players in these birth years are moving into the larger game (9v9) and ready for increased speed-of-play, movement, strategy, and apply the game within the game tactics learned at younger birth years.

Continued NEW from Spring 2021: Blitzz Rec Pro sessions for all birth years!

Blitzz Rec will offer 6 weekly Pro sessions from Blitzz FC staff during the season to all birth years in the program.  The age groups will be trained in 3 separate sessions: 2007-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2017. These sessions are not required, are drop-in and included in your registration fee. The Pro Sessions expose the players/volunteer parent-coaches to training & techniques from Blitzz Rec & Montana Surf FC staff to support your soccer journeys. Finally, the sessions are designed to supplement the weekly training sessions led by the volunteer parent-coach(es) for your assigned team(s) during the season.

What is the cost for a Blitzz Rec season?

For all birth years, the cost is $100 per season (normal without late fee).

What does the cost include?

1. 6 Sunday games 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. 6 weekly Pro Sessions from Blitzz FC professional staff for all birth years.
5. 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 Blitzz Rec jersey.  Just check the appropriate box during the registration process to get the discount!

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 do I register my player(s) & volunteer for 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 are looking for Volunteer Parent-Coaches and Co-Coaches!

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!

BLITZZ REC TEXT-ALERT OPT-IN

To opt-in to our text-alert system for the Fall 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

Blitzz Rec youth center ref pool

Thanks for your interest!  Yes, Blitzz Rec nominally pays for youth center-refs for the 7v7 (Academy) and 9v9 (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!

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