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Recreational

Recreational Soccer Program

At Louisiana Fire Juniors, recreational play is intramural, that is, our teams only play other La Fire teams at our fields. Practice and most games are held at the same facility. The teams are coached and trained by volunteers, usually parents of the players. Scores and league standings are not kept. Development of our players is our key concern. The club mandates a minimum of 50% playing time for each player except in certain circumstances involving injury or discipline. Recreational play is the only play available in the U4 - U16 age groups.

PARK AGE GROUP DIRECTORS

City Park: Corne Eksteen  - ceksteen@louisianafirejrs.com 

Lions Fields Kenner: Eric Gresse -  egresse@louisianafirejrs.com

PAC Fire Fields (Westbank): John Burke - jburke@louisianafirejrs.com 

Sparks

The “Sparks” program is for three and four year old boys and girls.  Players must turn three before August 1, 2017. The program is designed to introduce/prepare the player with the basics of the game before they enter the next level (U5 soccer).

  1. The cost is $75.  All sparks will receive a Sparks T-Shirt

  2. The program will be gender specific if the numbers allow or co-ed

  3.  Players will train and play games once a week for an hour with parent coach and with guidance from professional staff coach

  4. Lions Park Campus – Wednesday night 5:30pm - 6:30pm

  5. City Park Campus – Saturday morning 9:00am - 10:00am

  6. PAC Fire Campus - Thursday night 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Spring Season: January 28th - April 21st 
 

U5-U8 players 

The leagues are divided into boys' and girls' divisions, which play both fall and spring seasons. Each season affords the opportunity to participate in about seven to ten games over the course of an 8 to 12 week season. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. The teams play what is called "Small-sided games", which consist of either 3v3/4v4 with no goalkeepers for U5 and U6. U7 and U8 will play 6v6/ 7v7 and includes a goalkeeper. The game is played in quarters and substitutions are made at the quarter. As always, the main emphasis is on player development, understanding the basics of the game and utilization of basic ball handling skills. However, this emphasis goes hand in hand with an emphasis on fun and providing an overall positive soccer experience for the youth player.

U5 - U8 REC is offered at the following campuses:

City Park: Fall and Spring 

Lions Park: Fall and Spring 

PAC Fire (Westbank): Fall and Spring 

Spring season: January 28th - April 21st 
 

U9-U16 Players

The leagues are divided into boys' and girls' divisions, which play both fall and spring seasons. Each season affords the opportunity to participate in about seven to ten games over the course of an 8 to 12 week season. 

U9 -U16 Recreational teams play small sided games in a 8v8 format. Goal Keepers are used at this age group. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. Games consist of two 25 min halves.

U9 -U16 REC is offered at the following campuses:

City Park: Fall and Spring 

Lions Park: Fall and Spring 

PAC Fire (Westbank): Fall and Spring 

Spring season: January 28th - April 21st