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STARS - Skills Training And Recreational Soccer


U6 - $70 per player

U8 & U10  - $90 per player

U12 & U14 -  $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. We are adding U12 and U14 leagues for the upcoming season. Consistent with Club Development programs around the world, this program is designed to maximize development, touches, playing time, and (most importantly) fun for kids at all levels of play.  Games are 4v4 for U6, 4v4 for U8, 7v7 for U10, 9v9 for U12, and 11v11 for U14.   


WHO: Boys and girls born in 2005 through 2014.   Teams will be co-ed.

WHERE: Practices and games to be held at Lewis School, Valparaiso for U6-U12. U14 will play at multiple sites

Registration is now open!

  • Games begin February 23rd
  • In -Person Registration at Niceville City Hall - 26 Jan 9am - 2pm
  • Blank registration forms will be available at registration.
  • Please note that a copy of birth certificate and medical insurance information is required at registration.
Season time line:
  • First week of practices:  11-15 Feb
  • Gameday#1:  23 Feb
  • Gameday#2:  02 Mar
  • Gameday#3:  09 Mar
  • Gameday#4:  30 Mar
  • Gameday#5:  06 Apr
  • Gameday#6:  13 Apr
  • Gameday#7:  20 Apr
  • Minitourney/Season complete:  27 Apr

Field Map (coming soon)

End of Season Festival:  One day mini-tournament at the end of the season.


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 us at

Coaches meeting and clinic information will be released soon!

Click here to volunteer to coach/manage a team!

We need coaches for 2019 Spring Season

All coaches/volunteers must complete online registration, the SIDELINE SPORTS YOUTH INJURY RECOGNITION COURSE and a US CLUB BACKGROUND SCREENING (both linked below).  

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.

U6 and U8 coaches must complete the US Soccer 4v4 Module at  This course costs $25, which will be reimbursed.

U10 coaches must complete the US Soccer 7v7 Module at  This course costs $25, which will be reimbursed.

U12 coaches must complete the US Soccer 9v9 Module at  This course costs $25, which will be reimbursed.

U14 coaches must complete the US Soccer 11v11 Module at  This course costs $25, which will be reimbursed.


  • 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. 
  • 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


  • All modules required the completion of the Introduction to Grassroots Module (free of charge) prior to completion of the respective online module.
  • STARS coaches will be reimbursed for the online version of their module ($25).  Any coach may elect to register for and attend an in-person course, but will only be reimbursed $25.


  • Coaches may request players from their fall recreation teams.  
  • Requests will be considered, but are not guaranteed.
  • All teams will be co-ed.


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

FC Dallas Emerald Coast Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of FC Dallas Emerald Coast?

Contact us at: or (850) 238-3041

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