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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment is required for my child to play soccer?

Soccer is a sport that requires very little equipment. Your child will need cleats, shin guards, a soccer ball, and a water bottle. A mouth guard is a good idea. Shin guards which have an ankle guard (pads on the ankle bone) and a strap that goes under the foot are ideal. Kids kick at the ball like crazy, and the ankles can get kicked a lot. Be sure to get guards that are long enough (within a couple inches of the bottom of the knee). The size of the soccer ball depends on your child’s age.


What Size Ball Should My Child Be Using?

Soccer balls used in youth leagues come in sizes 3, 4, and 5. RSC uses the following standard:

  • 3-7 Years Old (U4-U8): Size 3
  • 8-12 Years Old (U9-U12): Size 4
  • 13 on up (U13-U18): Size 5

A Size 5 ball is the same used by adults. There are also Size 1 balls, which are often called ’skills balls’ that players can use to practice foot skills.


Should I Get My 4-5 Year Old Cleats?

Players are allowed to wear sneakers, however, if the grass is wet from dew in the early morning or recent rain, the field will be very slippery and your child may fall down trying to make a sharp turn. This is where cleats are helpful, even at young ages. Many sporting goods stores and large discount retailers have smaller cleats that are very inexpensive. They may only last a year, but your child will have likely outgrown them before they wear out. Check with families who have slightly older children - they may have lots of used cleats around they want to get rid of!

What is the soccer season?

Fall season lasts from September through October and a spring season generally runs April through June.

Fall soccer season?

Registered players of all age groups will be contacted by their coach in mid-August. Please be sure to notify the Recreation Department if your phone number has changed since you registered.

U6 Teams 

Players will receive a letter at the beginning of August containing information that is pertinent only to the U6 age group. Sessions will be Saturday mornings from 9-10am (tentatively) and will be held at either the middle school or at Cammett Field. More detailed information will be in your letter. Players in this age group will receive a soccer jersey, soccer socks & their own soccer ball. 

U8 Teams
Practice once a week and have games on Saturday mornings.   A soccer jersey & soccer socks are given to each player.

U10 Teams
Practice twice a week and have games on Saturday mornings.  These teams will play against  Fremont & Epping teams. You may have to travel to play some of those games. Raymond games are played at the middle school,  Epping games will be played at the Seacoast United Fields & Fremont games are played at Memorial field. Click "Field Directions" on the left for directions. 

Competitive Soccer

Raymond Soccer Club offers competitive teams for girls and boys who wish to further develop their soccer skills in a more competitive environment while stressing sportsmanship and fun. Teams in this program travel outside Raymond to compete against teams from other soccer clubs. Practices are generally more frequent and longer than for players in the Developmental League and playing time in games is at the discretion of coaches. Teams are coached by volunteer parents who have taken the proper licensing class for their age group. At the present we field teams in the following divisions:  U14/13, U12/11, and U10/9 divisions.


Contact Us

Raymond Soccer Club

4 Epping St., Recreation Department
Raymond, New Hampshire 03077

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 603-895-7031
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