Parent Checklist

  1. The most important two things to remember are to (1) sign up and (2) select either the East League at Polo Road Soccer Complex near I-20 & Alpine Road in the Northeast, or the West League at Ballentine Park in the Northwest. A link to apply online will be emailed to returning players several weeks before the beginning of each season. For current application deadlines, and other important information, please see our main recreational section.

  2. Player team assignments can be accessed by logging into your online account.  Contact information for your coach will also be available here.

  3. Your coach will be in touch with you after teams are formed and before the first games. If you have not heard from your coach within one week before the season’s first weekend, please contact your age group coordinator.

  4. Coaches will distribute game and practice schedules, uniforms, and picture information.  Picture schedules are posted online each week.

  5. Parents and players can review Columbia United FC’s current game rules and regulations in our recreational coaches info section.

  6. Players are required to wear shinguards to all games and practices. For other equipment information, please see: "What equipment does my child need to play soccer?" under the Frequently Asked Questions section. 

  7. This game is for the children! Parents are expected to set examples for their children by refraining from unsportsmanlike behavior. Bad attitudes or language will not be tolerated. Any player, coach or parent will be instructed to leave the soccer complex if either of these occur. No questions asked!

  8. Do not abuse the referee. Anyone who addresses the referee in a negative manner will be instructed to leave the soccer complex.

  9. Parents are encouraged to help coaches organize halftime and post-game snacks. Many teams also hold season-ending parties to honor the players and coaches.

  10. Check out Latest News from our home page announcements on a regular basis for up-to-date information. Any questions (or complaints) not answered by this site should be directed towards your age group coordinator.

In case of inclement weather on practice and game days, please either call our Field Status and Closings message (1-866-946-2832 Ext. 50) or refer to the Field Status section of this website to find out if the fields are closed. Fields will close if the conditions are wet and soggy.

Contact Us

Contact Info

P.O. Box 2082
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: 1-877-457-2832

Fax: 1-888-675-2704

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