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FAIRHOPE SOCCER LEAGUE 2014
Updated 7/26/14

RECREATIONAL SOCCER DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEER PARENT COACHES.  Please consider volunteering to coach when you register your player.  If you have any questions about coaching, please see the Fairhope Soccer League FAQs tab or cotnact our registrar at fslrec.registrar@gmail.com

 

FAIRHOPE SOCCER LEAGUE FALL 2014 

  Recreational soccer for age divisions U5, U6, U7, U8, U10, U12 and U15

(Age divison based on player age on 8/1/2014).

FSL is a volunteer youth sports league that depends entirely on parent coaches. Please volunteer to coach when you register your child. Training and support for parent coaches will be provided by the coaching staff of Mobile Bay FC.

Season runs from Opening Day, September 20th, 2014 through Closing Day, November 8th, 2014.  All Games for U5-U8 are planned for Saturday mornings and 2 Thursdays evenings at Founders. Games for U10-U15 are planned for Saturday Mornings and 2 Thursday evenings at Founders and/or Trione in Daphne.  

Player skills sessions hosted by the coaching staff of Mobile Bay FC will be offered throughout the season. Dates and Times TBA.  Parent coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend these skills sessions with their teams.

We are also planning a FSL Soccer Movie Night for players and families at Founders (outdoor movie, popcorn and other concessions) TBA.  Donations are accepted, but entry to the event is free.

FSL Fall 2014 fee $85 include Nike Uniform Kit (Jersey, Shorts & Socks)

Tots Soccer fee $45 includes T-shirt

All players must wear shin guards and soccer cleats.

 


Online Registration Deadline: Monday, August 25th
Opening Day and Team Pictures:  Saturday, September 27th
Coaches Clinic:  TBA
Saturday Dates: TBA
Thursday Evening Dates: TBA
Skills Session: TBA
Movie Night: TBA
Closing Day: Saturday, November 8th
Daphne/Fairhope Rec Tournament: Week of November 10th
Baldwin County Cup Tournament: TBA
 

 

 

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 FSL Questions? Contact Us!

If your question is about the registration process, or problems with the online registration system, please contact Michelle Jenkins, FSL Registrar at fslrec.registrar@gmail.com.  If your questions are about the overall recreational program, please contact John Luce, FSL Committee Chairperson at . johnluce@bellsouth.net and/or Jeremy Smith, FSL Committee Assistant Chairperson at  JeremyT.T.Smith@airbus.com. All other questions should be referred to the appropriate age group commissioner for your child, as listed below.

Recreational Level – Fairhope Soccer League
With the recent merger of Blast Futbol Club and Mobile Soccer Club this past May 2012 and renaming the whole organization to Mobile Bay FC, the FSL Committee has decided to rename the recreational side FSL-Fairhope Soccer League. FSL functions under the Mobile Bay FC organization along with our Academy programs (Blast Academy & Mobile Academy) and our MBFC Club/ Travel program. As one organization, there will be unity of effort in implementing our mission. This means more seamless interaction at all levels, maximizing the talents of our coaches and volunteers, and more effective use of our limited resources.
 
Fairhope Soccer League (FSL) will continue to give players the opportunity to have fun playing soccer, learn fundamentals, and get some good fitness.
 
The additional benefits for the Recreational Level include:
Coach Advisers for each age group will conduct skills training sessions appropriate to the players’ ages. Coach Advisers will also work with our volunteer coaches to develop age appropriate practice sessions. This will help our coaches feel more comfortable teaching soccer and enable our players to learn key parts of the game earlier in their development.
 

FSL Commissioners (Fall 2014 TBA)

Below Spring 2014 Commissioners

U5 (Boys & Girls)

Amanda Calhoun

abcalhoun@gmail.com

U6 (Boys & Girls)

Jeremy Smith

jeremytoddsmith@hotmail.com

U7 (Boys & Girls)

Brian Thomas

chargedawg@hotmail.com

U8 (Boys & Girls)

Jarrod Weems

jeweems@hotmail.com

U10 Boys

Chris Pennington

chris.pennington@att.com

U10 Girls

John Luce

Johnluce@bellsouth.net

U12 Boys

Tim Sears

khtt280@yahoo.com

U12 Girls

Kyle Hoffman

hoffmankmkb@gmail.com

U15 Boys

Shannon Hesse

sshesse@yahoo.com

U15 Girls

Shannon Hesse

sshesse@yahoo.com

 

FSL/TOTS AGE GROUP CHART 2014-2015
Added 7/1/2014
BIRTHDATE RANGE
AGE GROUP
August 1, 2010-July 31, 2012
Tots Soccer 3-4 yrs. old
August 1, 2009-July 31, 2010
U5 Coed
August 1, 2008-July 31, 2009
U6 Coed
August 1, 2007-July 31, 2008
U7 Coed
August 1, 2006-July 31, 2007
U8 Coed
August 1, 2004-July 31, 2006
U10
August 1, 2002-July 31, 2004
U12
August 1, 1999-July 31, 2002
U15
US Youth Soccer Introduces Practice Guides for U6-U8, U-10 and U-12 Age Groups
Parent Coach Practice Guides
FRISCO, Texas (May 6, 2013)  The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department has introduced its latest coaching resources with three age-specificpractice activity guides. The three guides — for the U6-U8, U-10 and U-12 age groups — give coaches an idea of what should be covered throughout a season while highlighting activities that focus on development in a low-stress, fun-filled environment.
 
Each resource covers multiple types of practice activities, from warm-ups and individual training to small-sided and group games. The exercises are tailored to meet the cognitive and physical characteristics of each age group.
The guides each contain individual activity descriptions with accompanying coaching points, so coaches are aware of what to watch for during each exercise. With 20 sessions broken down in each guide, there are more than enough activities to meet the needs of any youth soccer season.
 
US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities
- Provides a list of varying characteristics of Under-6 and Under-8 players in regards to sports.
- How to play Small-Sided Games with “large” rosters.
- Activities focus on individual soccer skills that build on one another.
 
US Youth Soccer Under-10 Practice Activities
- Provides a list of characteristics of Under-10 players.
- Advice on how to connect with the youth athlete.
 
US Youth Soccer Under-12 Practice Activities
- Information on inserting tactics into training.
- Activities geared toward development and decision-making.

The practice activity guides can be very beneficial to those new to coaching youth soccer and act as a useful resource for experienced youth coaches. You can download all three practice activity guides below, as well as other useful resources from the US Youth Soccer Coaching Department.

US Youth Soccer U6-U8 Practice Activities [.pdf]
US Youth Soccer U-10 Practice Activities [.pdf]
US Youth Soccer U-12 Practice Activities [.pdf]

Coaches Document Center [link]
Includes the Player Development Model, Vision Document, Skills School and Coaching Manual

Training Session Template [link]

Coaches Section:  http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.

 

 
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