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Niceville PAL Soccer League


2023 Playoffs (U10 and U12)
Current information regarding the playoffs found on the main page under NEWS.

General Information for the PAL 2023 Season

PAL offers recreational soccer for both boys and girls ages 4 to 18.  The following divisions are available for the 2023 season.  To see what division your player is eligible for based on their birth date, consult the 2023 Age Groups Chart (click here).
  » U6 co-ed - for players 4 and 5 years old
  » U8B and U8G - separate boys and girls teams, for players 6 and 7 years old
  » U10B and U10G - separate boys and girls teams, for players 8 and 9 years old
  » U12B and U12G - separate boys and girls teams, for players 10 and 11 years old
  » U14 - co-ed, playing full 11v11 games, for players 12 and 13 years old
  » High School - co-ed, playing full 11v11 games, for players 14 to 18 years old
  » VIP - special needs players
  » Smart Start Soccer - ages 3 to 5 with parent/adult participation (see the SMART START menu for more info)
Click here for detailed 2023 season info, broken out by PAL division.

Registration Information for the 2023 Season
Online registration begins May 13th, 2023 and is open through July 22nd.  We highly encourage you to sign up online!  Just click the REGISTER link on this website anytime between May 13th and July 22nd.  Payment for online registration must be done via credit or debit card.

In-person registration is Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00am to noon at Niceville City Hall.  In-person registration should only be for situations that require special attention.

» Click here for the 2023 Registration Flyer
» Click here for the 2023 PAL Registration Handout

Registration fees for the 2023 season are the same as for 2022:
  » U6 = $60; the $20 fee difference reflects that U6 coaches referee their own games
  » U8, U14 and HS = $80
  » U10 and U12 = $90; the extra $10 fee covers additional PAL expended for the end-of-season playoffs
  » Smart Start = $20
  » Each registration (online, mail-in or in-person) will have a $3 service charge per session from Sports Connect.
        "Per session" means if you register one player during a single website session there is a $3 charge.  If you register three players all in
        the same website session, there is only one $3 charge.  If you register multiple players in separate website sessions, there will be a $3
        per session.  In-person registration will also incur the $3 charge because players ultimately are registered in Sports Connect.

Coaches are needed!  Please consider volunteering to be a head coach or an assistant coach.

If you would like to sponsor a team for the 2023 season or know of a business who would like to sponsor a team, please see our Sponsorship Form on the SPONSORS page.

2023 Season Calendar (tentative)
» Online registration begins May 13th
» One in-person registration event on July 22nd at the Niceville City Hall, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
» Coaches meeting and clinics on Saturday, August 12th at the Niceville Community Center
» Practice begins the week of August 14th for U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and HS (see details below)
» Games for U6, U8, U14, HS and VIP divisions on Saturdays from September 9th through October 28th
» Games for U10 and U12 divisions on Saturdays from September 9th through October 14th
» Playoffs for U10 and U12 divisions on weeknights from October 16th to 26th and on Saturdays, October 21st and 28th
        (3 to 5 additional games)
» Start Start Soccer season runs from September 19th through October 27th.  See the SMART START menu for more info.

Practice Schedules
Your player will be assigned to a team in early August.  At the Coaches Meeting on August 12th, each head coach will choose their days/times for practices.  U6 teams have one practice per week and U8 and above have two practices per week.  Practices can be any weekday (only at Twin Oaks on Wednesday) at either 5:00pm, 6:00pm or 7:00pm (U6 will not practice at 7:00pm).  Until the coaches meeting, there is no way to know what days/times your player will have practice.  Additionally, PAL does not switch players between teams based on practice schedules.  With over 1,000 players each season, it would be impossible to accommodate team switching, especially since uniforms order have already been placed by that time.  The ability to affect your practice schedule is one of the main benefits of being a PAL volunteer coach.

Other Important Information for the PAL 2023 Season
» Click here for the 2023 PAL Rules and Regulations
» Click here for the 2023 Pairing Request
   Used to pair players of coaches and/or sponsors on the same team for all divisions except U6
» Click here for the 2023 Pairing Request for U6
   Used to pair players on the same team for the U6 division
» Click here for the 2023 Special Request
   Used to request a player to "play up" or "down" an age division or for other special requests
» Click here for the 2023 PAL Sponsorship Form
» Click here for a list of PAL Sponsors and Uniform Colors
» Click here for the 2023 PAL Field Layouts and Locations
   - The Niceville Rec Center address is 200 Campbell Drive, behind City Hall and the Niceville Library (look for the water tower).
   - The Howard Hill Soccer Complex at Twin Oaks address is 601 Highway 85 N, at the intersection of Hwy 85 and College Boulevard.

2023 Photos
Shot In Focus Portrait Studio will be taking individual pictures on two Saturdays, September 30 and October 7, in the Niceville Community Center.  Please ensure your player shows up for pictures, which will be used to Photoshop team pictures for the sponsors’ plaques.  Individual and team pictures will be available for purchase from Shot In Focus but parents do not have to buy any.  Shot In Focus can be reached at 850-629-9843.

Concession Stand
PAL will not operate concession stands at the game fields during the 2023 season.  Parents and coaches will need to ensure they plan ahead to bring with them everything they need for games, especially water and other hydration, as they will not be available for purchase at the fields.

Additional parent and player resources
» Parent Code of Conduct
» Concussion and Head Injury Fact Sheet
» Uniform Sizing Chart
» Soccer ball sizes:
VIP/U6/U8: Size 3
U10/U12: Size 4
U14/U16/U19: Size 5
» Required and Recommended Equipment
» Prohibited Equipment
» SAY Return to Play (2022 version)
    This form is required for a player to return after being removed for concussion symptoms.  SAY Soccer rules require written authorization
    from a physician or other licensed medical professional before an athlete may return to play after exhibiting concussion symptoms that
    cause that athlete to be removed from the field.