Recreational Leagues – Note – The Recreational leagues will not take place in Fall of 2018. A local recreational option will be announced shortly while we continue to set the foundation for the River Islands Program
Recreational (Rec) Soccer is a starting point for all River Islands soccer players. The player development model provides a format where players play 50% of every game as they prepare for higher levels of competition and challenge.
*******There are evaluations for recreational players. This is completed to ensure equitable placement of players for equity in competition in the recreational level of play. *****
Team Formation – teams are formed based on schools attended and areas in which players live combined with a balanced approach of adding the evaluations of players. Friend requests are taken so that friends can enjoy the soccer experience together. This is not guaranteed though River Islands FC will make every effort to create a friendly environment for all player participation
Age groups are formed in single year levels for U6, U7 and U8. Beginning at U10, the age groups are combined U9/10, U11/12, U13/14, U15/16 and U17/19 This correlates to grade levels to make sure players in the same grades are playing together.
|AGE GROUP||BIRTH YEAR||***GRADE|
|U10 (U9/U10)||2009-2011||2nd grade and 3rd grade|
|U12 (11/U12)||2007-2009||4th grade and 5th grade|
|U14 (13/U14)||2005-2007||6th grade and 7th grade|
|U16 (U15/U16)||2003-2005||8th grade and 9th grade|
|U19 (U17/U18/U19)||2000-2003||10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade|
***Grade player will be enrolled in at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
U6 Crawdads: Players will practice once a week for 1 hour. The focus of this program is every player with a ball. Players will learn to become comfortable and competent with the ball at their feet. Dribbling by all players will be encouraged in an effort to create thoughtful, creative and skillful soccer players. Games will start the last weekend of August and run until early November.
U7-U8: Players will practice twice a week for one hour each practice. Players will focus on individual skills graduating into passing and striking. Games will be played in a 4 quarter, new ball format. Teams play 4v4 + a goalkeeper for 5v5 play on the field. This environment encourages maximum interaction with the ball to ensure player development the River Islands way. League games begin on the last weekend of August and finish in early November.
River Islands FC is seeking volunteer coaches to coach in the recreational program. No experience is necessary though soccer experience is valuable. River islands FC will provide coaching education and training to help properly prepare coaches to deliver a positive, fun and valuable soccer experience for all participants.
All coaches are required to complete the players first online trainings with US Club soccer. In addition, all River Islands FC volunteers will be required to complete Livescan background checks in order to coach. NO VOLUNTEER MAY BE ON THE FIELD WITH RIVER ISLANDS PLAYERS WITHOUT FIRST COMPLETING THESE TASKS
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