Recreational League Program

Recreational Program Overview                                      Registration   Fees for the 2017 season

Field size

Micro

Mini

3/4

Full

Age category

U4

U5

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U12

U14

U17

Senior

Born in

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2004-2005

2002-2003

1999-2001

Before 1999

# of players

5v5 no goalie

5v5

7v7

9v9

11v11

 


 

Micro-field

The micro-field division is an introductory program for young children to the game of soccer.

We have teams in each age category from U4 to U8 for boys and the U4/5, U6, U7 and U8 categories for girls. 

The program emphasizes fun and encourages children and their parents to get involved.

Every player is placed on a team with their own coloured jersey and coach and plays a game every week in a 5v5 format (5 players from each team play against each other).

No scores are kept as playing the game is more important than winning or losing at that age.

Our technical staff is available weekly to assist our players and coaches.

We believe that it is important that our players enjoy what they are doing and are having fun and all of our programs are based on this criteria.

U7 and U8 players are able to join our summer soccer school for free and our spring, fall, and winter programs for a fee.

Technical Training

Our young players U4 to U6 learn the basics of how to kick, pass and move with the ball.

We start introducing team play and positioning for the U7 and U8.

We always emphasize the importance of how to be part of a team, and how to have fun playing together.

Each player has a practice every week with our technical staff and trained coaches to properly learn how to play the game.

 


 

Mini Field

The mini-field division is an introductory program to the game of soccer for young children who have never played or a further step in the development of those who have played in our micro-field program.

We have teams in the U9 & U10 categories for boys and a combined U9/10 category for girls.

The program continues to emphasize fun and focuses on the development of additional soccer skills.

Every player is placed on a team with their own coloured jersey and coach and play a 40 minute game every week. U9 & U10 games are in a 7v7 format (7 players from each team play against each other) with trained referees.

No scores are recorded as playing the game is more important than winning or losing.

Our technical staff is available weekly to assist our players and our coaches.

We believe that it is important that our players enjoy what they are doing and are having fun and all of our programs are based on this criteria.

Players are able to join our summer soccer school for free and our spring, fall, and winter programs for a fee.

Technical Training

Our young players continue to learn the basics of soccer (kick, pass, ball control) with an introductory emphasis on team play and positioning.

We continue to emphasize the importance of how to be part of a team, and how to have fun playing together. 

Each player has a practice every week with our technical staff and trained coaches to properly learn the game.


 

3/4 and Full Field

The 3/4 and full field divisions continue the development of the game of soccer for our players.

We have teams in the U11/12, U13/14 & U15/16/17 categories for boys and girls.

The program continues to emphasize fun, the development of soccer skills, with a greater emphasis on team skills.

Every player is placed on a team with their own coloured jersey and a team coach.

U12 & U14 teams  play a 9v9 game each week on a ¾ sized field for a 75 or 90 minute game (depending on their age.) 

U17 teams play a 11v11 format  with trained referees and lines-people on a full soccer field for a 90 minute game . 

Scores are recorded and we have league standings although we continue to believe that playing the game is more important than winning or losing.

We have full playoffs in September for every division.

Our technical staff is available weekly to assist our players and coaches.

We believe that it is important that our players enjoy what they are doing and are having fun and all of our programs are based on this criteria.

Players are able to join our summer soccer school for free and our U11 – U14 players can participate in our spring & fall soccer school programs for a fee. All players from U11 – U17 can join our winter soccer school for a fee.

Technical Training

Our players continue to learn the basics of soccer with a greater emphasis on team play such as passing and positioning.

We emphasize the importance of how to be part of a team, and how to have fun playing together.

Each team has a practice every week with our technical staff and/or trained coaches to properly play the game.


Senior (born before 1999)

Our senior program is open to both men and women 18 years or older (born before 1999).

For men we offer two divisions: 18-29 (1989 to 1998) and 30+ (1967+)

For women 18+ (1989 +)  .

We provide a safe environment for our league where emphasis is on the enjoyment of playing the game.

Every category has 12 games (1 game/week) and a playoff – in late August for the U29 men's category and September for the others.

We offer closing parties following the playoffs for all teams.

All games are 90 minutes long, played on turf fields with referees and lines-people.

We provide coaches and uniforms (jersey, shorts, socks) to each team.

                                 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our goal is for all players to have an equal amount of time on the field. The only exception would be players who arrive late for their games or those players who have not attended 70% of their team practices.

All juvenile categories are eligible to form an All Star Team and participate in up to two Tournaments (tournament fees paid by NDGSA).

Tournaments are generally out of town and take place over a full weekend (sometimes Friday, Saturday & Sunday) so players must be committed for the entire weekend.  

These teams are dependent on a volunteer all star coach.

COACH'S ROLE

– to provide a fun learning environment, to hold one practice each week,

– to teach players basic skills and the basic rules of soccer

– to offer respectful guidance and training during the games.

PARENT'S ROLE

– to volunteer to help the coach either as team manager or an assistant coach (the best teams have parent volunteers for all positions.)

– to quickly offer to sign up for fruit/popsicle duty,

– to offer to substitute for the coach if they are unable to be present during their vacation time or an illness or work commitment

– to respectfully support the coach in their duties by not distracting players with loud comments from the sidelines and

– by arriving on time and organized for every practice and game.

Parents are expected to watch from the stands and are never to be behind the team or behind the goals.

PLAYER'S ROLE

– to respect and listen to your coach and follow their instructions on the field,

– to have fun,

– to be respectful to the other players on both teams, and to practice what you have been taught at home.