Recreational and YDP Summer Program 2013
The Louisiana Fire Soccer Club has highlighted a need for our players to continue their soccer education during the summer months. The Recreational & YDP season currently ends in April and begins again in September. This means our players do not have the opportunity to continue improving their skills, on a consistent basis, for several months. In order for our players to reach the highest levels of play they need to continue developing their technical and tactical abilities during these months and this is why we are introducing the Recreational and YDP Summer Program.
Recreational Teams -
U4 (3 and 4 year olds) - Sparks!!
U6 (5 and 6 year olds)
U8 (7 and 8 year olds)
U10-U12 (9-12 year olds)
YDP Teams -
U10 (8, 9 and 10 year olds)
U12 (11 and 12 year olds)
Recreational & YDP Teams - The season will be six weeks long. The season will begin during the week of June 10th. The first weekend of games will be on Saturday, June 15th. The last weekend of games will take place on July 20th.
Practice and Games
Recreational & YDP Teams - The league will consist of six weeks of play. Teams will practice once a week (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) and play one game on the weekends (Friday nights or Saturdays). All three campuses will be used for training and games (Metairie Campus - Lions and Lafreniere Park, City Park and Audubon Park). Parents can choose the campus where they would like to participate.
Recreational Teams - During registration parents will choose the campus where they would like to participate (Metairie Campus, City Park Campus or Audubon Campus). Once registration has closed the Age Group Directors for each campus will form balanced teams. It is club policy to have balanced teams to ensure that we have a competitive game schedule.
During registration parents will choose the campus where they would like to participate. Once registration has closed the YDP staff will form balanced teams. It is club policy to have balanced teams to ensure that we have a competitive game schedule.
Recreational Teams - All teams will have a volunteer Head Coach and Assistant Coach. These coaches will be under the supervision of the Age Group Director and the Directors of Coaching of the Club. Volunteer coaches will receive coaching clinics throughout the season. All volunteer coaches will be asked to become certified coaches through the Louisiana Soccer Association and the USSF (United States Soccer Federation). Coaching education certification expense will be picked up by the club.
YDP Teams- All teams will be assigned a professional coach from the Louisiana Fire Soccer Club. These coaches will be under the supervision of the YDP Director and the Directors of Coaching of the Club.
Recreational and YDP Teams - Online Registration (www.chicagofirejuniorslouisiana.com) will open April 10th and it will close on June 1st. Anyone registering after June 1st will be put on a waiting list.
Recreational Teams - All players will receive two game day shirts (grey and blue). All players will be asked to wear red shorts and socks (of their own) on game day.
YDP Teams - All players will receive two shirts (grey and blue). Grey shirt will be used as practice and alternative game day shirt. Blue shirt will be used as game shirt. All players will be asked to wear navy shorts and socks (of their own) for training and on game day.
The "Sparks" program is for three and four year old boys and girls. The program is designed to introduce/prepare the player with the basics of the game before they enter the next level (U6 soccer).
The cost is $75. All sparks will receive a Sparks T-Shirt.
The program will be gender specific if the numbers allow or co-ed.
Players will train and play games once a week for an hour with parent coach and with guidance from professional staff coach.
Metairie Sparks will train/play games on Tuesdays 5:30 pm.
City Park and Audubon Park will train/play games on Saturday mornings 9:00 am.
NOTE: The Recreational and YDP Summer Program is open to ANY boy or girl interested in playing soccer during the summer months.
You do not have to be a part of the Louisiana Fire Soccer Club to participate.