ABC's youth recreational soccer program is open to:
- Boys - ages 4 through 14
- Girls - ages 4 through 18
Individual player and team sign-ups
In-person sign-up sessions for ABC's youth recreational SOCCER program (2022 season) have already been held, however...
ABC will continue to accept late registrations on an "as space available" basis. We do all we can to place everyone on a team, but eventually teams do fill up (even newly created ones), so we cannot make an absolute guarantee of placement on a team. Late registrations are processed in the order received, so the sooner you send your information, the better your chances of being placed.
To submit a late registration, go to the Contact ABC page and send the following information:
-- Name of player (child)
-- Full date of birth (month/day/year)
-- Gender (male / female)
-- Name of parent/guardian
-- Best contact telephone number
-- Indicate if you are willing to assist with coaching or managing a team
You will be contacted if there is available space on a team in your child's age group.
NOTE: If you were on an ABC team last year and are going to play on the same team again this year, you do not need to re-register or sign up again. Please contact your team manager or coach to make sure they know you are returning.
-- IMPORTANT NOTE --
Formation of teams depends on having parents or other adults help to coach and operate the team. Youth sports league teams can exist only with responsible parental/adult involvement. If you want to know what is involved in coaching or running a team, just ASK! Contact ABC (See more on parental involvement below...)
Who can play?
Boys (age 4 through 14) and Girls (age 4 through 18) are eligible to play soccer at ABC. Players MUST be at least 4 years old BY September 11, 2022 (opening day for ABC soccer). Only recreational level teams play in ABC's soccer league.
Age levels for Youth League soccer teams are 9 through 14 for boys and 9 through 18 for girls. Younger players are eligible to participate in ABC's Soccer Training League program.
See the Boys soccer age chart and the Girls soccer age chart for specific age divisions and date cutoffs. BOYS with a date of birth BEFORE May 1, 2007 or GIRLS born BEFORE January 1, 2003 are too old to play in our soccer program.
There are no residency requirements to play in ABC's youth sports programs. ABC Ball Park is a not-for-profit private youth sports organization and is collectively owned by the families whose children participate in its sports programs. If you can get here, you can play here!
Where is ABC Ball Park?
ABC Ball Park is located at 10050 Livingston Avenue, St. Ann, MO -- just north of St. Charles Rock Road and St. Gregory Lane - about 1 mile east of Lindbergh Blvd. Get map…
What is the cost?
There is no initial up front cost to register as an individual player at ABC. Players pay their share of the team fee when placed on a team. The fee shown below is for an ENTIRE TEAM -- this amount is divided equally among all team players.
Team registration fees are:
- $475 - 6-U (4, 5 & 6 year old training league teams - 4 on 4) – 10 game season
- $650 - 8-U (7 & 8 year old training league teams - 7 on 7) – 10 game season
- $875 - 10-U (8 on 8) – 12 game season
- $1025 - Older than 10-U (12-U, 14-U, HS) – 12 game season
Once placed on a team, additional costs may be incurred for team expenses – such as for uniforms and/or team equipment, when needed. While teams are encouraged to keep these expenses as low as possible, players and parents should be aware that these costs depend on the decisions made by the team as a whole and are shared among all players.
Teams may attempt to offset these additional costs (and perhaps even the team fee) by obtaining sponsors, conducting fund raisers, etc. These activities, when conducted, are the sole responsibility of each team.
NOTE: ABC no longer requires teams to provide workers for the concession stand -- just come and play ball, no other duties required!
When are the games played?
The 2022 soccer season at ABC will begin on Sunday, September 11 and continue into early November.
Games are typically played on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Additional days of the week may be scheduled depending on need.
Youth league teams play a 12 game season. Training League teams (Pee Wee 1 - 6-U and Pee Wee 2 - 8-U age groups) play 10 games.
When (and where) are practices?
Practice schedules and locations are determined by each individual team.
Photo ID Card
Photo ID's are required for all soccer players. New players to ABC or those with expired ID's must come to one of the scheduled ID card sessions scheduled prior to the season. Read more for currently scheduled dates…
Bring the child (for a "photo” ID), proof of age (birth certificate or expired ID card), and $5.00.
ID cards are valid for 3 years and can be used for all ABC sport programs. If you have a non-expired ID card from another sport, it can also be used for soccer.
How can parents help?
Parental volunteer involvement is crucial to the success of our youth sports programs. Each team needs volunteers to help manage and coach, make phone calls, be a scorekeeper, etc. The ABC soccer commissioners can give you guidance on what is required to manage or coach a youth team.
ABC Ball Park requires that background checks be performed on all volunteer managers and coaches. The cost of up to three (3) background checks per team is included in the team fee. The fee for additional background checks is $10.00 each.
Don’t just sit in the stands. A group of kids needs parental volunteers to help them become a team. Without the managers and coaches, the kids don’t play. Come out and help guide your child and his teammates through their soccer experience. Help teach the game, help teach sportsmanship!
Need more info or have questions about ABC's recreational soccer program?? Contact our soccer commissioner, Gina Gerhardt, at 314-412-8539 or send an e-mail message on the Contact ABC page.