The age determination
date is August 1st for
all age groups except the 5-6 Co-ed. For 5-6 Co-ed, a child must be
5 years old before December 1, 2018. No exceptions.
Parents may choose to
play their child 1 age
group up. For example, if a child is 8 on August 1st and
thus qualifies to play in the 7-8 age group, the parents can
choose instead to play the child in the 9-10 age group.
The 5-6 Co-ed age group
is more clinic oriented. Each session is split between practice
time and game time. For children who have played this format
previously and are ready for a full game, parents may choose the
7-8 age group. Just remember the size difference between a 6
year old and an 8-9 year old. Once you have selected an age
group, you can move your child to another age group only if
there is space available in that age group.
Time and Place
The program will begin
in mid November/early December and will run through mid-March
2019 (Dates are dependent on age group). All games for the 5-6,
7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 age groups are played at the Forest
Hill/Hickory Activities Center on Commerce Road in Forest
Hill, MD. Games for the 13-14 and 15-17 age groups are played
at the Harford
Sports Performance Center at
121 Industry Lane in Forest Hill, MD.
Each age group meets only
1 day a week.
There is no practice day and game day like outdoor soccer.
Generally, the first 3 weeks of the season are practice
sessions. After that, the regular season games begin. No
standings are kept. There will also be an end-of-season
tournament for all age groups except the 5-6 Co-ed. The
tournament is based on a random draw match-up.
different age groups will play as follows:
The 5-6 teams will
play on Sunday afternoon (Saturday is possible as an overflow day if needed).
The 7-8 and 9-10 teams will play on Thursday or Friday evenings,
or Saturday . This will follow a rotating
schedule as has been done in the past*.
The 11-12 Boys teams
will play on Monday evenings.
The 11-12 Girls
teams will play on Tuesday evenings.
The 13-14 teams will
play on Monday or Thursday evenings.
The 15-17 teams will
play on Friday evenings.
**These days are subject
to change based upon registration response and field
*An example of the
rotating schedule could be: Week 1 on Thursday night, Week 2 on
Friday night, Week 3 on Saturday morning, Week 4 on Saturday
afternoon, Week 5 on Saturday night, Week 6 would return to
Thursday night. This rotation will depend on the number of
teams in each age group.
Teams are formed by age group and a selection process via a 'draft' conducted by coaches in early November. During the registration process, requests may be made but the program can not guarantee any request (other than siblings if they were in the same age group). An emphasis on parity amongst the teams is placed during the draft. Every effort is made to balance the teams accordingly to the benefit of everyone in the league.
All players will need
shin guards, soccer socks to cover the shin guards, soccer ball,
sneakers (regular tennis shoes) or an indoor soccer shoe (no shoes with spikes/cleats), and lots of water for each session. Indoor soccer is a much faster paced game.
Ages 5-6 # 3 ball
Ages 7-8, 9-10 # 4 ball
Ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 # 5 ball
Our program is made possible by our outstanding volunteers. Interested in joining? Coaches and Assistant
Coaches are needed. Just register as a volunteer for the program. All coaches and assistant coaches are subject to a rec
council background check. Interested in helping in another way? Contact us.
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