SOCCER

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!

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:

4U - generally everyone on one team, two 45 mins practices and followed by a 15 min scrimmage, focus on fun, no officials (very laid back)

6U - multiple teams, each team decides when and how many practices, games are scheduled against other teams at the same level, focus on fun, and coaches are the officials (very laid back)

8U - multiple teams, each team decides when and how many practices, games are scheduled against other teams at the same level, officials are provided for all games, focus on a mix of skill development, learning and fun (laid back)

10U - multiple teams, each team decides when and how many practices, games are scheduled against other teams at the same level, officials are provided for all games, focus on a refining skills, development of new skills and learning (competitive and fun)

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.

County, Select and Travel teams interested in being sponsored by ERA can reach out to help@elvatonrec.org for more information, pricing and customized team registration link.

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