Recreational Soccer Program 8U-15U (Travel)

Recreational Soccer Program U8-U15

Developmental Program for 8U-15U players

Program Goal: 
In recreational soccer, our developmental program emphasizes fun and learning in an environment that fosters growth within the game. Teams are coached by parents, and our Director of Coaching is 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 are single age (U8) and coed. Games follow a 4v4 format with no goal keeper. U8 teams practice one evening per week.

For U9 - U15 teams are gender specific. 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. SC43 DOES NOT promise that teams will stay in tact from year to year! Teams will hold individual practice 2 times per week. 

With travel, both player and parent commitment levels increases. Practices 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 for these age groups. Any player that is actively attending practices and games will play 50% of the game as long as he/she is healthy (not injured, e.g.). 

The registration fee of $230 includes a full Adidas uniform kit on even years (or new players) in addition to all staff coach, referee, league, administrative, equipment and field maintenance expenses.

U8 Players need to provide soccer shoes, shin guards and a size 3 ball.

U9-12 Players need to provide soccer shoes, shin guards and a size 4 ball.

U13+ Players need to provide soccer shoes, shin guards and a size 5 ball.


Game Formats: 

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