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Grand Island Soccer Club RECREATIONAL Soccer


2018 Recreational Soccer Season - COMPLETE

Hi there Grand Island Soccer Players & Parents --

 

As we’ve recently completed our Summer-Recreational Season across all age groups, we wanted to extend a very large THANK YOU to all of the players, parents, coaches, referees, as well as other volunteers who make these seasons and programs a success!

 

Hoping the kids all had a great time and a good experience through their sessions and games. For those age groups where we were able to integrate the World Cup theme and certain countries/uniforms, it looked like the kids really enjoyed themselves and “adopted” their respective countries. 😊

 

Thanks again. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions we can address.

 

All 2018 Recreational Games/Events Are Now Complete


Interested in Coaching?
U8-U15 Recreational Coaches always welcomed, experienced or not.

 

Over the last several years, the Grand Island Soccer Club Recreation program has continued to grow and evolve – so as to meet the needs of players from 5 to 15.

 

Grand Island Soccer Club Recreation Programs/Leagues provides basic instruction and is intended to be a 'FUN' league promoting fair play, good sportsmanship and teamwork for the youth of Grand Island. Teams will be balanced through a draft process, so requests are only supported in the case of siblings.

 

For 2018, we ran the following programs and age groups, all co-ed:
U5 / U6 / U7 (Micro Soccer) / U8 / U9 & U10 / U12 / U15

  • Who: Boys & Girls, ages 5-15
  • Registration: CLOSED
  • Cost: $92-$99
    • U5-U7 Micro Soccer Program - $92
    • U8-U10 Recreational Programs - $99
    • U12-U15 Recreational Programs - $92
    • $25 discount for current registered GISC Travel players
  • Age Group Matrix (pdf)
  • Where: Veteran's Park Fields

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

We thank you for another great year - see you next year!

 


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2018 Recreational Program Structure, Rules & Regulations & Age Group Coordinators


Under 5/6/7:

This is the GISC Recreational program for U5/U6/U7 aged players (per the GISC Recreational soccer age group matrix). This is a program where all players will play the entire time and will benefit from more “touches” on the ball. There are no formal teams across these age groups, as players will rotate through the drills and several small-sided games with the help of facilitators. This program offers an ideal blend of “fun” for the kids, as well as activities to begin teaching the basic fundamentals of the game. (with players typically separated by the U5 – U6 – U7 age groups).

This program is scheduled to begin in early July, to be held at Veteran's Park Fields.

 

Coordinators:

Mike Rudney mrudney@hotmail.com, phone: 909.1325

Roger Hutton huttonr2@gmail.com, phone: 490.0052

Bethany Bernatovicz development@gisoccerclub.org

 

Back to Recreational League Structure ->


Under 8:

The Under 8 program is a bit different that the U5/U6/U7 program as this program starts to introduce formal games/teams to the kids. The first 10 minutes of every game will often be some degree of “team practice” – then to transition into the games accordingly. Note, U8 teams play against one another in 5V5 games (4 field players plus a goalie) on a “smaller” field size (age appropriate), with games made up of four 10 minute quarters.

Games will typically be played on Saturdays (mornings/early PM), as well as potentially certain week days, at Veteran's Park Fields.

Note - Referees are used for this program/games.

As with the other GISC Recreational Soccer age groups and programs, the priority is first to offer a FUN/SOCIAL environment for the kids.

 

Coordinator: to be announced

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Under 9/10:

Note that the U9/U10 playing field is larger than the U8 field -- The nets are bigger, and there are more players on the field at one time than there were in the younger age group(s). Also note that the U9/U10 Recreational league/division will follow FIFA rules; with referees being used. All teams play in a 7v7 format (6 field players and a goalie). Games will typically be four 15 minute quarters. Games will generally be played on Saturdays between the hours of 9 am, and early afternoon, and also one random day during the week with a start time at approximately 6:30pm. No results are kept but are monitored by the GISC club. In addition to playing House League, players who have mastered a high level of soccer ability for this age group may be playing Travel Soccer and those who are not yet doing so, should be encouraged to try out for Travel Soccer to play teams from other towns. Held at Veteran's Park Fields.

As with the other GISC Recreational Soccer age groups and programs, the priority is first to offer a FUN/SOCIAL environment for the kids.

 

Coordinator: to be announced

 

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Under 12:

At this age group, teams will typically play in a 9v9 format (8 field players and a goalie). Games will be two 35 minute halves. Games will be played on Saturdays between the hours of 9am and early PM, and potentially also one random day during the week (start time would be approx 6:30pm). Referees are used. No results are kept but are monitored by the GISC Board of Directors. In addition to playing House League, players who have mastered a high level of soccer ability for this age group may be playing Travel Soccer and those who are not yet doing so, should be encouraged to try-out for Travel Soccer to play teams from other towns. Held at Veteran's Park Fields.

As with the other GISC Recreational Soccer age groups and programs, the priority is first to offer a FUN/SOCIAL environment for the kids.

 

Coordinator: to be announced

 

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Under 15:

Please refer to the Age Group Matrix (pdf) for details. Note, that a player can play up one age group, but cannot play down.

The Under 15 age group is typically a very social, less “competitive/serious” profile of games. First and foremost (like the rest of the GISC Recreational program/age groups) is meant to be FUN!

Note - This age group will follow FIFA rules. All teams shall play in either 9v9, 10v10, or 11v11 format (TBA). Games will typically be two 40 minute halves. Referees are used. Held at Veteran's Park Fields.

 

Coordinator: to be announced

 

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For More Information About Recreational Soccer Contact our Coordinator

     

 

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