LIST OF PROGRAMS
INSTRUCTIONAL - IN HOUSE PROGRAM
Our instructional program is for players between the ages of 5-6. This program is designed to introduce young players to the game and learn the basics.
Practice is one night a week.
All games are held at Newton Park on Saturday mornings.
Players will need the following:
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Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow
The DD League differs from Instructional in that the kids are put on a team that lasts for the entire season. Each team has a coach (or two) that will work with the players in expanding their knowledge of soccer and building on their soccer fundamentals. Like the instructional league, each player’s team will meet on one of two different practice schedules.
Practice and Games will be at soccer at Newton Park. These games will start promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Size 3 ball
The format is to have four 10 minute quarters. These games follow most of the basic rules of soccer that they will be playing when the kids progress into the travel teams (age’s eight through fourteen, played in Greater Akron Amateur Soccer Association or GAASA.) There is also a referee assigned to these games (usually a player from some of our older GAASA teams or even the High School.)
While the referee is there to control the game, he or she is also instructed to help the kids learn the game. So you may see a referee allow a player to throw in a ball a couple of times so they can get it right. Again, we don’t feel the scores of these games or which teams win or lose to be very important. It is only important that the kids have fun, learn an appreciation for the game of soccer and that we, as a community, get an opportunity to encourage children of all skill levels while they play a game.
In order to provide a safe and fun learning environment for all our players, a guardian must remain at the fields at all times during games and practices. If your player is a disruption to practice they maybe asked to come sit with their guardian until practice is over so that the rest of the team can continue learning.
While we have been fortunate the past few seasons with nice weather for the most part, just a reminder that we do play in most inclement weather situations with the exception of lightening or poor field conditions. We will notify parents if these situations arise.
Building a Better Future
Since 2000, we have contributed to the development of children in the greater San Francisco area through our wide range of programs. Our Fundraising Opportunities is centered on instilling strong values into our youth and provides a space for them to expand their mind while meeting new and interesting individuals.