Soccer

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Boys and girls are invited to join us for our Fall Youth Soccer League, our most popular youth sports league of the year!  This league will introduce and develop age appropriate skills and game-play strategies that lead to a lifelong enjoyment of "The Beautiful Game", while creating a foundation of physical abilities that translate to a variety of other sports and activities!

In collaboration with Challenger British Soccer Academy (one of the top soccer development organizations in North America), our program features a curriculum that provides a stepping stone approach to soccer skill development, and provides a well-rounded understanding of the game rules and strategies.  As with all of our programs, this instruction is delivered in a setting based on positive encouragement, inclusion, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Registered children will participate in one practice per week and a 6 game season.  All players receive a team t-shirt, and most equipment will be provided!  Bring your shoes and shin guards, and Let's Play!


***2017 LEAGUE REGISTRATION has ended.  Please use the link below to be added to our league wait list.  Children from the wait list will be used to fill in rosters that are in need of additional players.***

JOIN LEAGUE WAITLIST HERE - (Families will be contacted once a child has been placed with a team)


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

August 4 - PreSeason Info to ALL Registered Parents via Email.
August 7 through 11 - Team Rosters Created and Coaches Assigned.
August 11 - Volunteer Coaches Notified with Pre-Season To-Do's & Background Check Instructions.
August 18 - Final Rosters to Coaches.
August 22 - COACHES MEETING - All Coaches!  Scheig Center, 5pm & 7:30pm.  
August 27 through September 1 - First Week of Practices
September 6 & 7 - Team T-Shirt Pickup (Coaches)
September 9 - Opening Day, USA Youth Sports Complex

LEAGUE FORMAT:

Grade levels refer to the grade in which the child will be entering in the Fall, as of September 1, 2017.

Kindergarten - Co-Ed (boys & girls together), games played on a U-8 sized field, 5 vs. 5, No Goalies.
1st Grade - Boys Division and Girls Division, games played on a U-8 sized field, 5 vs. 5 WITH Goalies (use of goalies is new for 2017).
2nd Grade thru 4th Grade - Boys Division and Girls Division, each grade separate, games played on a U-10 sized field.  8 vs. 8 WITH Goalies.
5th & 6th Grade - Boys Division and Girls Division, grades combined , games played on U-12 sized field. 8 vs. 8 WITH Goalies.
7th & 8th Grade - Girls Division Only (Boys Division TBD), grades combined, games played on a U-12 sized field, 9 vs. 9 WITH Goalies.

For specific game formats, rules, etc, please see full league rules below in the "League Rules & Info" section.

TEAM STRUCTURE:

  • Kindergarten teams are Co-ed (boys and girls together).  All other formats are separated by gender and grade.
  • Grade levels are kept separated when possible (dependent on participation rates), and grouped together when necessary (5th & 6th Grade combined, for example).
  • Play with your friends! Children will be placed onto teams by school (or combinations of nearby schools).  Specific Friend and Coach Requests WILL BE HONORED whenever possible!

SCHEDULE & LOCATION:

  • All games will be played at USA Youth Sports Complex, in NE Appleton.  Specific field assignments TBD.
  • Games will be played between 8am and 3pm, dependent on age and grade level.  In general, the youngest age groups will play the earliest games.
  • SATURDAYS beginning September 9.
  • There will be NO GAMES the week of September 30 (tentative) due to a scheduled tournament at the complex.
  • Games conclude Saturday, October 21, barring any weather related rescheduling.
  • TEAM PRACTICES will begin the week of August 28, and will take place at time / location of volunteer coach's choosing.  Severaly area parks / fields will be available for reservation for practice.


LEAGUE RULES & INFO:

Concussion & Emergency Information Forms

Rules Differences by Age Group (Quick Rules)

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Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103
Email

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911

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Hours:

Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

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