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STARS - Skills Training And Recreational Soccer


U6 - $70 per player
U8 & U10  - $90 per player

Cash or check only, includes:

  • US Club Soccer Registration
  • Uniform (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Referee Fees for STARS games
  • Field Usage
  • Participation Medal
  • End of Season Festival (mini-tournament & awards)


WHAT:  STARS is a recreational soccer program administered by the FC Dallas Emerald Coast competitive youth travel soccer club. This program is designed for kids of all levels of play with small sided teams to maximize player's touches on the ball.  Games are 3v3 for U6 players, 4v4 for U8, and 7v7 for U10 players.   For those that have played or coached STARS in the past, recognize that there will be some important changes this year to refocus on player development, particularly in the U6 and U8 divisions.

WHO: Boys and girls ages 4 to 10. Teams will be co-ed.
WHEREPractices and games to be held at Lewis School, Valparaiso

  • Field Map (coming soon)
  • Practice Schedules:  Practices will begin the week of February 12. U6 practices once/week, while U8 & U10 practice twice/week.
  • Game Schedules:  Games will be played on Saturday mornings, beginning February 24.
  • End of Season Festival:  One day mini-tournament to be held on Saturday, April 28.

Registration is closed as of 28 January.

  • Online registration will begin December 1, 2017 and remain OPEN through January 28, 2018, unless all spots are filled.
  • Registration is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

In Person Registration

  • January 20 (Saturday) & 28 (Sunday)
  • Niceville City Hall
  • 8am - 2pm
  • All forms to register your child are below so that you can save time and complete ahead of time.  Blank forms will be available at registration.
  • Please note that a copy of birth certificate and medical insurance information is required at registration.


Volunteer Coaches and Team Managers

STARS is an all-volunteer organization. Without dedicated volunteers STARS could not exist. Please get involved to support the program for the kids. Remember, STARS is about more than the game... it's about the health, fitness and development of our kids.   If you have questions about becoming a volunteer coach, please contact the STARS program directors, Eric Umbreit or Anthony Loicano at

Coaches meeting and clinic tentatively scheduled for 10 February.  More details will be sent to registered coaches after registration closes.

Click here to volunteer to coach/manage a team!

We need coaches for 2018 Spring Season

Feb 12 - Apr 28, 2018


All coaches/volunteers must complete online registration, the SIDELINE SPORTS YOUTH INJURY RECOGNITION COURSE and a US CLUB BACKGROUND SCREENING (both linked below).  If you coached for STARS last year, you do not need to complete a background check, as they are good for two years.  However, you will still need to submit your updated SSD certificate. 

NOTE:  Assistant coaches that are under 18 years old only need to complete the online registration and the Sideline Sports module.  Background checks are not required.


  • The course costs $5. We will reimburse you for this course.  
  • It takes approximately 1 hour to complete the course. You can start/stop the course as needed and even take it over a multiple days so that you can work it in around your schedule.
  • When completing the application, please use "FC Dallas Emerald Coast - STARS" as the club name. 


  • If you coached for STARS last year, your US Club Background Screening is still valid and you are not required to renew it for this season.
  • Once you complete the SIDELINE SPORTS COURSE, you will receive an email with your Certificate of Completion.  Forward that email to then re-open the email and click the link.
  • Click the 'US Club Background Screening' link above and complete the requested information to get to the background screening application.  Upon submission you will receive another email to activate your account.  You will have to pay the $18 fee, but FC Dallas - EC will reimburse this cost.
  • On the webpage that opens click the 'Activate My Account' button and complete the requested information.  You will need the Sideline Sports Completion Certificate Number to complete this step.  Also note that for club name you will choose FC Dallas Emerald Coast. 
  • Once you receive your background screening email with the 'CLEAR' result, please forward that email along with your Sideline Sports Completion Certificate to the STARS program director at


If you plan to attend in-person registration only, please click on the links below to print and fill out prior to registration:


Email Eric Umbreit or Anthony Loicano at

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Contact us at: or 703-473-0852.

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