SOCCER

A New Soccer Commissioner Is Expected 2022.  The following information may change.

 

The recreational or house soccer program provides playing opportunities for approximately 300 children from Anne Arundel County each year.  The program runs from late August through the first weekend in November.  The program does not have try-outs and invites everyone regardless of skill level to join us for learning, fun and exercise!

Spring Soccer is offered at certain levels in clinic format. Those levels can vary by year depending on the amount of interest. The clinic format is based on a weekly practice with an occasional friendly coach officiated scrimmage. The focus will be on activity, learning and fun.

All recreational and house teams are considered clinic teams.  Practices are scheduled at the start of the season and then the coaches on each team schedule games against one another at their convenience. While ages are not rigid as we prefer for athletes to play with their friends, family and classmates the following is generally how divisions are divided:

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4U

- One large group

- Two 45 minute practices each week

- Each practice followed by a 15 minute scrimmage

- Scrimmages are 4 v 4 with no goalie

- No officials

- Focus on fun

6U

- Teams of 4 to 8 players

- Multiple practices each week

- Coaches schedule games against other teams in the age group

- Scrimmages are 4 v 4 with no goalie

- No officials

- Focus on fun

8U
- Teams of 8 to 14 players

- Multiple practices each week

- Coaches can schedule games against other house teams or scrimmages against other area teams

- A single official is provided for up to 7 games each season

(additional official fees are the responsibility of the team)

- Games are 7 v 7 with a goalie

- Focus on a mix of skill development, learning and fun

10U

- Teams of 8 to 14 players

- Multiple practices each week

- Coaches can schedule games against other house teams or scrimmages against other area teams

- Two officials are provided for up to 7 games each season

(additional official fees are the responsibility of the team)

- Games are 7 v 7 with a goalie

- Focus on a mix of skill development, learning and fun

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We will work with each team to make sure levels are even, friends play with friends and also that the schedule is as laid back or demanding as is desired.

Coaches and Team Officials are all parent volunteers who are organized by the team prior to the season start.  Teams will utilize our Team Snap application to communicate organize decide on a plan of action and work with ERA to implement that action prior to the start of the season.