Fall is our main soccer season. The season’s games for U8 and our Travel program (U9 & up) commence the first Saturday after Labor Day and Smurfs start the following Friday.
U9 and up practice 2 or 3 times a week at the coach’s discretion and games initially are scheduled for Saturdays. Home games are played at Fiala Field. Players are notified by their coach during the summer and begin practices in August although some may begin in July.
U8 teams practice 2 times a week with games Saturday mornings, girls at Schaeffer Elementary School and boys at the Farm Bureau Field. Players should hear from their coach in the first or second week in August with practices beginning mid-August.
Smurf teams practice 1 or 2 times a week at the coach’s discretion with games on Friday nights on fields surrounding the Fiala building. Players should hear from their coach in the third week in August with practices beginning late August.
A highlight of the Fall season is our annual Opening Day event. In 2010 we moved the event to the first Saturday following Labor Day and were able to schedule all of our U8 and up teams to home games. It began a new and fun way to begin the season!
Registration occurs the preceding spring, but late registrations are accepted (with a late fee), subject to available roster openings. U9 and up players are required to participate in evaluations held in May.
Travel teams are organized in June for the following fall. This early selection is due to CPYSL registration requirements, and the need to find the appropriate number of coaches.
1st thru 4th graders are invited to register for our winter indoor program. Inter-club games are played at the Hoover Elementary School gym on Friday evenings in January and February. There are no practices held for this program. Registration is during late November through December.
Many travel teams decide to participate in one of the local indoor facility leagues. These are separate from any club activity.
Spring is a smaller and more casual season than fall. Many teams are combined due to numbers as many athletes participate in other activities in the spring.
Travel and most U8 teams have limited practice during the season however Smurf teams do not practice due to field availability.
Registration for Spring begins in late December or early January. Fall registration does not automatically register a player for spring, they are separate registrations.
Wednesday evening pickup games at Fiala Fields are held for U9 and up players and are run by volunteer coaches. It is a fun way to be with friends on a summer evening and play a little soccer too.
Club sponsored player development camp is usually held for a week in July. Each year’s camp details will be communicated on the website closer to the camp.