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STARS - Skills Training And Recreational Soccer

Spring 2023 details and registration info PAGE

Registration is now closed. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please email with your players name, gender and date of birth.



Competitive:  If your player is rostered on an FC Dallas-EC competitive team, they are not eligible to play in STARS. 

Pool:  If your player is a pool player for an FC Dallas-EC team, then you are encouraged to register for STARS.

Tryouts:  If your player is trying out for an FC Dallas-EC competitive team for the spring season, you may register for STARS and tryouts.  If you player makes a competitive team, they will be de-registered from STARS.  If they are selected as a pool player, they will be allowed to remain in STARS.

STARS Registration

Spring 2032 registration opens on December 1st and runs through January 14th!

Age Groups 2023

Age Division Birth Year Birth Year
High School (19U) 2004 2008
14U 2009 2010
12U 2011 2012
10U 2013 2014
8U 2015 2016
6U 2017 2018



U6 - HS: $110  per player


  • US Club Soccer Registration
  • Uniform (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Referee Fees for STARS games
  • Field Usage Fees

2023 Registration Information

Registration Opens: 12/1/2022

Registration Closes: 1/14/2023


WHAT:  STARS is a recreational soccer program administered by the FC Dallas Emerald Coast competitive youth travel soccer club. 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 and High School (U16-U19).

The STARS program is an entirely volunteer-run program. In order to provide the best experience for our athletes and families, we are always looking for people who want to help out! Anyone who can help out with administration, field maintenance, or game day management can email the STARS Director at

WHO: Boys and girls born in 2004 through 2018.  Teams will be co-ed.

WHERE: Practices and games to be held at Lewis School in Valparaiso and/or Twin Oaks in Niceville for U6-U12. U14 and HS will play at multiple sites.

U6 practices once a week, U8-HS practices twice a week.

  • Games begin on February 18th.
  • Please note that a copy of the birth certificate and medical insurance information is required at registration for new players.
Season timeline:
  • The first week of practices the week of Feb 6th
  • Gameday#1:  18 Feb
  • Gameday#2:  25 Feb
  • Gameday#3:  04 Mar - Silent Saturday
  • Gameday#4:  11 Mar
  • Gameday#5: 25 Mar
  • Gameday#6: 01 Apr
  • Gameday#7: 15 Apr
  • Gameday#8:  22 Apr
  • Gameday#9: 06 May
  • Gameday#10:  13 May

Field Map (coming soon)


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 us at

Coaches' meeting and clinic information: January 29th


U6-U10 Lewis Middle School

U12 +Twin Oaks Park

  • 6U and 8U at 9:00 AM
  • 10U at 10:00 AM
  • 12U at 11:00 AM
  • 14U+ at 12:00 Noon

Click here to volunteer to coach/manage a team!

We need coaches for 2023 Spring Season

Volunteer Requirements

All coaches/volunteers must complete:

  • Online registration
  • Disqualification-Suspension Review
  • SAFESPORTS Training
  • US CLUB BACKGROUND SCREENING (both linked below).  

This process is through the Gotsport system. After you have completed registration Email to make sure you have an account.

The background check takes up to 10 days to clear once submitted, so begin the process asap!

Each requirement has a hyperlinked help section below.


Use the login link here to access your account. Your username is your email address, and you will be able to reset your password from there.

Your full legal name, address, and contact info must be 100% correct to submit your coaching requirements. Please try to complete your requirements ASAP as this is a new system. This will save your team time getting you're rosters and player cards.



Submit Background Screening

Submit SafeSport

Submit Disqualification Review Acknowledgement

We've provided a link here with useful articles on how to begin your coaching requirements. If you have any questions about navigating GotSport, please let us know.



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


  • 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.


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.

Please send your license certificate to


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Contact us at: or (850) 238-3041

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