Recreation Soccer



Creating a Passion and Love for the Game!

NRFA's recreational league is a volunteer based, inclusive soccer program for kids of all abilities and experience levels, ages 3 and up. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, make friends, exercise, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.

NRFA strives to provide the local communities of Johnston and Eastern Wake counties with a positive recreation soccer experience for children.  Recreation Soccer is the foundation for any community soccer program and lays the groundwork for teaching children the fundamentals of the game. The importance of recreation soccer for early development cannot be understated. We are not focused on wins vs. losses, rather we place emphasis on player development.  We value all players, regardless of their skill level.

Recreation (2023 Registration Now Open)

Thank you for your interest in NRFA Recreation Level Soccer. Registration is now open for the 2023 fall season. Games are held once a week on Saturdays and practices are held once a week. Practice dates are determined by each individual team.

Below, you'll find answers to many of your questions about important dates, ordering uniforms, practice locations, coaching opportunities and more.

Important Registration Dates

  • May 21 - August 20: Registration Open
  • August 21 - September 1: $20 Late Fee Added to Registration Rate
  • September 2: Registration CLOSES

2023 Fall Schedule Dates

  • August 14: Players are placed on rosters and added to team snap
  • August 19: Coaches meeting
  • August 21: 8U- High School practice begins
  • September 9: 8U- High School games begin
  • September 11: 4U-6U practices begin ( exact date depends on field and age group)
  • October 28: Last game of the season
  • November 4 & 11: Make up games due to rain outs

Practice Locations

  • Knightdale Station Park
  • Clayton High School
  • Riverwood Middle School
  • 10U-High School Teams: Practice locations will be based on registration. Exact field locations will be determined closer to the start date based on coach and field availability.


  • All players are required to have a NRFA recreation uniform.
  • 4U-6U- Red Jersey only. Parents can purchase the full kit or only the jersey. Players are required to wear long socks that cover shin guards. Cleats are not required
  • 8U-High School- Full kit that includes red jersey, blue jersey, blue shorts, blue socks. Players are required to wear shin guards and cleats. Turf cleats are optional. Not all players will be on turf fields.

Supplies Needed
Shin guards, soccer ball, cleats (8U and older), and required Macron uniform that must be purchased separately from registration.

Coaches Interest Forms

NRFA offers a head coach incentive for coaches 8U- High School. Coaches must fill out the coach’s interest form and complete a background check and safe sport training prior to the start of the season

All coaches will be required to take a Risk Management Certification course to be approved.

Other Information

  • 10U- High school practices are held once a week monday- Friday between 5:30-8:30pm. We do not take practice day/ location request
  • Players are assigned to new teams in the fall and will play with the same team in the spring
  • We do not take coach, player, or practice day requests. 

Age Group Chart

Born In Age Division Number on Field Ball Size Max Roster
2006High School11v11522
2007High School11v11522
2008High School11v11522
2009High School11v11522
201014U9v9 or 11v11516
201114U9v9 or 11v11516

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