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SUMMER REC/YDP SOCCER

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RECREATIONAL AND YDP/ COMPETITIVE SUMMER LEAGUE 2017

The Louisiana Fire Soccer Club has highlighted a need for our players to continue their soccer education during the summer months. The Recreational and YDP/Competitive season currently ends in April and begins again in September. This means our players do not have the opportunity to continue improving their skills, on a consistent basis, for several months. In order for our players to reach the highest levels of play we are introducing the Recreational and YDP/Competitive Summer League so players can continue developing their technical and tactical abilities during the summer months.

Summer Registration: Friday, March 24th - Sunday, May 21st  

Summer Season: Tuesday, June 6th - Friday, July 29th

Programs/ Age Groups 
Recreational Teams  - The program will be co-ed (boys and girls on the same team).

  • U4 (3 and 4 year olds) – Better known as the “Sparks!!”
  • U6 (5 and 6 year olds) – Playing 3v3/4v4 
  • U8 (7 and 8 year olds) – Playing 7v7/8v8
  • U11 (9 through 11 year olds) – Playing 7v7/8v8
  • U14 (12 through 14 year olds) – Playing 7v7/ 8v8            

YDP/Competitive Teams - The program will be co-ed (boys and girls on the same team).

  •  U8 (7 and 8 year olds) – Playing 7v7/ 8v8
  • U11 (9 through 11 year olds) – Playing 7v7/ 8v8 
  • U12 – U14 (12 through 14 year olds) - Playing 3v3/ 7v7

Start Date
Recreational & YDP/Competitive Teams - The season will be seven weeks long and will begin Tuesday, June 6th.   The first weekend of games will be on Friday, June 9th.  The last weekend of games will take place on Friday, July 28th. 

Training and Games
Recreational & YDP/Competitive Team Games – 
The league will consist of seven weeks of play.  Lions (Metairie/ Kenner) and City Park Campuses will be used for games.  There will be one game every weekend.  Games will be played on Friday nights.

Recreational & YDP/Competitive Team Training
Teams will train once a week (Tuesdays or Wednesdays).  Lions Park (Metairie/ Kenner) and City Park campuses will be used for training. Parents choose the campus where they want their kids to play.

Team Formation
Recreational Teams - Upon registration you will choose the campus where you would like to participate (Metairie/ Kenner Campus and City Park Campus). Once registration has closed the Age Group Directors for each campus will form teams. 

YDP/Competitive Teams- Upon registration you will choose the campus where you would like to participate (Metairie/ Kenner Campus and City Park Campus). Once registration has closed the YDP Coordinator and staff will form balanced teams. It is club policy to have balanced teams to ensure that we have a competitive game schedule. 

Coaches  
Recreational Teams - All teams will have a volunteer head coach and assistant coach. These coaches will be under the supervision of the Age Group Director and the Directors of Coaching of the club.  Volunteer coaches will receive coaching clinics throughout the season. 

YDP/Competitive Teams- All teams will be assigned a professional coach from the Louisiana Fire Soccer Club. These coaches will be under the supervision of the YDP/Competitive Coordinator and the Directors of Coaching of the Club.  

Cost
Recreational Teams  – ($75 per player for the summer season)
•    Field space to train and play games on
•    Insurance (every player will be registered with the Louisiana Soccer Association)
•    Developmental training sessions run by volunteer coach throughout the season
•    Will receive practice and game day shirt
•    Referees paid for by club (one game a weekend), and a seven-week game schedule 

YDP/Competitive Teams – ($125 per player for the summer season)

•    Field space to train and play games on
•    Insurance (every player will be registered with the Louisiana Soccer Association)
•    Developmental training sessions for players run by the professional staff throughout  the season
•    Will receive practice and game day shirt
•    Referees paid for by club (one game a weekend), and a seven-week game schedule. (When the team plays 7v7).

Registration
Recreational and YDP/Competitive Teams – Online Registration will open April 3rd and will close on May 21st.  Anyone registering after May 21st may be put on a waiting list and have a late registration fee. 

Uniforms
Recreational Teams - All players will receive one game day shirts (red or grey).  All players will be asked to wear red shorts and socks (of their own) on game day.

YDP/Competitive Teams - All players will receive one game day shirts (red or grey). All players will be asked to wear navy shorts and socks (of their own) for training and on game day.

Sparks  
The “sparks program is for three and four year old boys and girls. Players must turn three before August 1st 2016. The program is designed to introduce/prepare the player with the basics of the game before they enter the next level (U5 soccer). 
a)    The cost is $55.  All sparks will receive a Sparks T-Shirt. 
b)    The program will be gender specific if the numbers allow or co-ed. 
c)     Players will train and play games once a week for an hour with parent coach and with guidance from professional staff coach. 
d)    City Park and Lions Park (Kenner)  Sparks will train/play games on Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm.

NOTE: The Recreational and YDP/Competitive Summer League is open to any boy or girl interested in playing soccer during the summer months. You do not have to be a part of the Louisiana Fire Soccer Club to participate.