Recreational Season Information







u8 Rules

  • This age group will play  5 v 5 which includes a goalkeeper
  • A player may only play goalkeeper for a total of one half [20 minutes]. 
  • All kicks, including goal kicks, corner kicks, kick offs, and kicks resulting from a foul, are indirect.
  • Defenders must be in their half of the field on a goal kick.
  • Defenders must not be closer than 8 yards to the ball on a corner kick.
  • No offside rule.
  • Coaches may substitute on their team's throw in, any goal kick or kick off.


The Cartersville Bartow Youth Soccer Association offers a recreational soccer program for those who enjoy the game of soccer. All players will particpate in at least half of each game. Our focus is on teaching basic skills and love of the game. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to coach. Coaching courses and practice plans are provided to give structure to the program. This is a FUN FAMILY environment.

Under 4 - This program, designed for three year olds, introduces kids to an organized activity with other children and a club trainer. The kids meet once a week for about 45 minutes. Instruction includes fun activities that focuses on individual work with a ball. Each child receives a t-shirt.

Under 6 - Designed for four and five years olds, this is the first age group that has teams. Kids meet twice a week for a hour. Each session includes 30 minutes of practice and 30 minutes of games. Practice focuses on improving individual ball skills. Children need to have a uniform to participate. Trophies are provided by the club for every child.

Under 8 - Designed for six and seven year olds. Kids practice twice a week with a separate game on Saturdays. Practices, an hour in length, are designed to improve individual ball skills and introduce the concept of team play. Children need to have a uniform to participate. Trophies are provided by the club for every child.

Under 10-14 - Kids practice twice a week with a separate game, generally on weekends. Practices are an hour to hour and a half in length. All of the rules of soccer are in effect for games. Practices are designed to improve individual ball skills and introduce tactics of the game. Children need to have a uniform to participate. Trophies are not provided by the club.




Important Dates and Information


Important Things to Know

  • To view your child's Rec team information throughout the season Click here and login to your Affinity account (be sure to use Internet Explorer as your browser)
  • Special requests will be considered but not guaranteed. 
  • Player's cannot be guaranteed a position on a team if registered beyond deadline dates.

Season Pricing Information

Clash Crashers Under 4 - $50
Under 6 Division - $75
Under 8 - $95
Under 10 through Under 19 Division - $105

Team Requests

 While requests cannot be guaranteed, team requests and “buddy” requests are accepted.


You may pay for registration with a credit or debit card (Master Card or VISA )
- or -
by mailing a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check (made out to “Clash Soccer/CBYSA”) to P.O. Box 2018, Cartersville, GA 30120.

All refund requests are subject to an administrative fee of $15.00


  Returned Check Fee

You will be charged $25 for any returned checks and your player will not be placed on a team until your account is paid in full.

Important Dates and Tentative Season Schedule


17 -     On Site Registration 10a - 1p Cartersville Soccer Complex

29 -    On Site Registration 4p - 6p Cartersville Soccer Complex



7 -     Recreational season registration Late Fees begin for U8

7 -     On Site Registration 10a - 1p Cartersville Soccer Complex


13  -     Recreational practice begins for U8 and above (emails will be sent to each player with coach and practice times)

24 -    U5/U6 Late Fees Begin



14 -   U5/U6 Parent and Player meeting 6:30 pm and uniform distribution  Cartersville Soccer Complex

21 -   U5/U6 Program begins Tu/Th @ 6:00 pm


3-7  -    Cartersville City Spring Break

17 - 21 - Bartow County Spring Break


4  -    U5/U6 End

 Dates subject to change


Coaching Incentive Package

CLASH is offering new tools and incentives to those who coach. CLASH will be hosting coaching courses that offers Georgia Soccer certification. This course will equip you with the information to begin coaching which in turn will allow the Club to offer quality coaching and a great soccer experience for our players, parents and coaches.  

Your incentives:

*       Clash is offering parents’ who coach reimbursement of their player’s registration fees (team coached) after:

§         Completion of a Georgia Soccer coaching course

§         All club equipment returned at the end of the soccer season.

*       Access to “The Challenger Way” coaching resource which includes videos, pdf and on screen information in addition to hundreds of practices to review, print and use for your coaching sessions.

*       Georgia Soccer Coaching certification.

*       Free Coach Tee Shirt.

  Additional Reasons to Coach

  1. Quality time with your child
  2. Observing your child with his/her peers
  3. Exercise
  4. Relationship building with other parents 
  5. Setting an example by giving of yourself
  6. Confidence building:  Not only yours but also the children

Finally, from my many years of experience I can say that coaching is very rewarding. Seeing children succeed due to your influence is incentive enough.

Bill McMullen

Director of Coaching

Please contact Bill McMullen at 770-655-7532 for more information.