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The goal of this soccer program is to provide a recreational, fun, non-competitive outdoor soccer league for children born between 2009 and 2014. This year, we expect to have approx. 350 children participate in our soccer program!

Participants

The soccer program is a mixed league for children born between 2009 and 2014. There are three levels within our soccer league, U4 (born in 2013 and 2014), U6 (born in 2011 and 2012) and U8 (born in 2009 and 2010).

Skills acquired

U4: The only expectation is that these children have fun since they are between 2 and 3 years old. This may be their first exposure to any structure and they may be apprehensive. They may learn: how to play independent of their parent, how to take turns on the field, and to kick the ball (hopefully towards the net!).

U6: This may still be the first year of play for many children however slightly more structure and game rules will be introduced compared to U4. The children should be able to focus a little more than the U4’s however the main objective is to have fun.

U8:  Same as U6 with a little more emphasis on how to play as a team – passing the ball, intercepting the ball, etc. The biggest emphasis is on having fun.

Team structure

Teams are structured by fair age and gender distribution or as closely as possible. For example, a U4 team of 10 children would have 5 girls and 5 boys with an equal gender distribution of children born in 2013 as well as 2014.

Volunteers

Our entire league is volunteer run, so parents have to sign up for a volunteer position. This could be division coordinator, coach, assistant coach, team parent, or equipment prep.

With over 200 positions to fill each family enrolled in our program is expected to fill at least one position . Our program is completely run by volunteers, so please be ready to step up to fill a vacant position.

Please remember, this league is “fun-only” and a positive attitude and a love of play are more important than soccer skills. We are all doing this to provide our children with the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and activity with other children in our community!