Since 1993, the Town of Prosperity has worked with local volunteers to provide quality recreation for children 4 to 14 years of age.
Starting with Tee Ball and Coaches Pitch, the program has expanded to include those sports as well as Girl’s Softball and Soccer. As the program expanded so have the facilities. Today, in addition to the Town’s original Dixie Youth fields, the Town has a recreation complex complete with a baseball field, soccer field, basketball court, playground, recreation office/concession stand and a second stand alone baseball field.
In 2006 the Town of Prosperity partnered with the County of Newberry through the YMCA to offer a more organized program that would continue to use all town facilities as well as sponsors.
These guidelines were written in accordance with the Guidelines for Re-opening County, Municipal, and School Athletic Fields & Resuming Youth Sports Events published May 20, 2020 by the state of South Carolina. Please review the linked document for Newberry County Recreation's Return to Play Guidelines.
Q. What is the objective of the soccer program?
A. To provide us a safe, FUN, educational soccer experience for the players and their families as well as to provide instruction and to inspire teamwork, sportsmanship, and community awareness.
Q. How will information be communicated to us?
A. Staff and coaches primarily communicate via text messages to expedite getting information out to all involved. However, information may also be communicated via phone call. It is important that you provide a working number and are responsive.
Q. How are teams selected?
A. Younger division teams are randomly selected. An effort is made to ensure each team has an even number within each age bracket. Older division teams are selected using a draft format. A returning player will be placed on the same team as the year prior unless they are moving to a new division.
Q. What does the registration fee cover?
A. The registration fee covers the player's shirt, shorts, and socks. Players must supply their own shin guards. Each player will also be provided a medallion at the end of the season.
Q. Can my child play at an older age level?
A. Typically this is discouraged as it affects player development; however, if you would like your player to move up, a request must be made directly to the Director of Sports Programming & Administration at Newberry County Recreation for approval.
Q. What if my child needs to miss a practice/game?
A. Advanced communication when possible is always encouraged. Typically, there is no impact or penalty to missing a practice or game; however, if it becomes habitual it may impact playing time during games. Again, communication is important.
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In addition to the registration form, please make sure to fill out and turn in the Risk and Waiver of Liability form as well.