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Recreational (U8-14) Developmental Program for U8-14 players, typically 2nd-8th grade)


Program Goal: In recreational soccer, our developmental program emphasizes fun and learning in an environment that fosters growth within the game.  Teams will be coached by volunteer parents, but our Recreational Program Coordinator will be available at every step to offer training assistance throughout the year. The Fall season begins in late August and runs through October.  The Spring season begins in early April and runs through late May.  Each season includes 6-8 league games involving neighboring clubs. 


Team Formation: At the U8 level team will be single age (U8) and teams will be coed. Games will follow a 4v4 format. Starting at U9 - U14 our goal is to form gender specific teams.  Sometimes numbers will force us to combine the age groups to form a team.  Additionally, scenarios may exist that would cause us to form coed teams at these age levels. Should the situation allow for a single age team (only U10, e.g.) or single gender teams (only girls, e.g.) rosters will be constructed to best accommodate the group as a whole. SC43 DOES NOT promise that teams will stay in tact from year to year! Teams will hold individual practice 1-2 times per week. With travel, both player and parent commitment levels will also increase. Practices will offer the players the opportunity to get multiple touches on the ball, develop skills in a stress free, environment, participate in age appropriate drills, and gradually get introduced to Tactical Soccer.


SC43 and the Stateline Soccer District have a 50% playing rule at these age groups.  Any player that is actively attending practices and games will be allowed to play 50% of the game as long as he/she is healthy (not injured, e.g.). The registration fee of $200 includes a full Adidas uniform kit on odd years (or new players) in addition to all staff coach, referee, league, administrative, equipment and field maintenance expenses. REGISTER NOW!


Below is a link to the Recreational Online Registration Instructions

http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/17058/Step by Step SC43 Recreational League Registration Instructions.pdf


Game Formats: 

U8 - 4 v 4.  No Goalkeepers.  Games are played on a 30 yd x 40 yd field with mini goals. Offside will not be called.

U9/10 - 6 v 6 w/Goalkeepers.  Games are played on a 40 yd x 60 yd field with 6' x 18' goals.  Offside will be called.

U11/12 - 8 v 8 w/Goalkeepers. Games are played on a 50 yd x 80 yd field with 7' x 21' goals.  Offside will be called.

U13/14 - 11 v 11 w/Goalkeepers.  Games are played on a 65 yd x 110 yd field with 8' x 24' goals.  Offside will be called.



General Recreational Soccer questions please email Heidi Erdmann: Heidi Erdmann22@gmail.com


Updated 8-15-14 NJD

Updated 3-26-15 NJD