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Recreational Game Schedules

Recreational Soccer Program

At Louisiana Fire Juniors, the 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 4U - 17U age groups.

PARK AGE GROUP DIRECTORS

City Park: Eric Gresse - egresse@louisianafirejrs.com

City Park: John Burke - jburke@louisianafirejrs.com

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

Westbank: Ray Markase - rmarkase@louisianafirejrs.com

Sparks

The “Sparks” program is for three and four-year-old boys and girls.  Players must turn three before August 1, 2019. The program is designed to introduce/prepare the player with the basics of the game before they enter the next level (5U 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 a small-sided game (Scrimmage) once a week for an hour with parent coach and with guidance from professional staff coach

  4. Lions Campus  – Wednesday night 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Summer Sparks is at Lafreniere Park)

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

  6. Westbank Campus - Tuesday night 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Season Schedule for 2020:

Spring Season: January 27th - April 18th 

Summer Season:  June 2nd - July 23rd

Fall Season: September 8th - November 14th
 

5U - 8U 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 5U and 6U. 7U and 8U 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 the 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.

5U - 8U REC is offered at the following campuses:

City Park Campus: Fall, Spring, and Summer 

Lions Campus: Fall, Spring, and Summer (Lafreniere Park)

Westbank Campus: Fall, Spring, and Summer  

Season Schedule for 2020:

Spring Season: January 27th - April 18th 

Summer Season:  June 2nd - July 23rd

Fall Season: September 8th - November 14th
 


 

9U - 17U 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. 

9U  - 17U Recreational teams play small sided games in an 8v8 format. Goal Keepers are used in this age group. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. Games consist of two 25 min halves.

9U -17U REC is offered at the following campuses:

City Park: Fall, Spring, and Summer  

Lions Park: Fall, Spring, and Summer(Lafreniere Park) 

Westbank: Fall, Spring.

Season Schedule for 2020:

Spring Season: January 27th - April 18th 

Summer Season:  June 2nd - July 23rd

Fall Season: September 8th - November 14th