About USA of Indiana Community Recreation Soccer
How & When Can We Register and Pay?
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Please check the age chart although the registration system will automatically place your child in the correct true age group. For more information on the current USA of Indiana recreation tuition, please click here.
1. Uniform charges apply only to those players who need a new Club jersey.
2. All USA of Indiana’s coaches are certified and complete criminal background checks.
3. Most teams are true age teams. Occasionally age groups may be combined. Some ages are coed.
4. Late charges apply after deadlines.
5. Replacement uniforms at cost: $25 for jersey and black socks.
6. Families may spread payments over several months if necessary. See additional information here: Recreation League Tuition Assistance Options
Where Can I Find Rec Schedules?
Visit your player's Blue Sombrero account and click on VISIT TEAM PAGE, then click on TEAM NAME link and then click on CALENDAR or get from coach. Many parents download and use the Dick's Sporting Goods app. Home team wears Navy and Away team wears Red.
Where Can I Find the Name of My Child's Coach?
Visit your player's Blue Sombrero account and click on VISIT TEAM PAGE, then click on ROSTER TAB, then click on PRINT ROSTER, then select all the check boxes (by selecting "Select All" in upper right corner), then click on GENERATE ROSTER. The Coach's name and contact information will then be visible.
Player Ages & Skill LevelUSA of Indiana offers Recreational Soccer for boys and girls from 18 months years to 20 years old who are seeking a developmentally-appropriate soccer experience. New or developing Rec League players learn basic soccer skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Fun and soccer skill development are the goals. In Indiana, “soccer age” is determined by the player’s birth year. Click here for an Age Chart for all USAi, Travel, Rec Plus, Rec & Tots.
Size of soccer ball#3 for 18 months-8 & under.
#4 for 9U-12U
#5 for 13U-adult
Seasons & Location Participants can either play in the USA of Indiana Pike Rec/Rec Plus Program or USA of Indiana Brownsburg/Avon Rec/Rec Plus Program. Spring season is during April and May and early June. Fall season is during September and October. Each season includes 8 games played on 6 weekends and 2 week nights, plus several coach led training sessions. There are also optional age group training sessions provided by USA of Indiana Soccer Director and Lead Coaches for each age group. Each player plays a minimum of one half of each game. Scores, team and league standings are not kept, and all players receive a participation trophy or medal at the end of each season. All coaches and volunteers complete a criminal back ground check and coaches complete a coaching certification course.
What is the Format?US Youth Soccer, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Indiana Soccer Association, and USA of Indiana believe Rec Soccer players learn best and have more fun playing small-sided game formats of 3 v 3 or 4 v 4. It is widely accepted young players need to develop techniques before being taught tactics. The best way to teach soccer skills and techniques is having children play soccer! The format of play for Soccer Tots ends with 3 v 3 games. The format of play for 5U and 6U is two 3 v 3 games at the same time on two fields. The format of play for 7/8U is two 4 v 4 games at the same time on two fields. The format of play for 12U is 8 v 8. See the full USA of Indiana Recreational League Rules Play here.
Why no Goalies until 10U?Sam Snow, U.S. Youth Soccer Coaching Director, had the following interaction with a coach in Florida not long ago:Sam, can you send me some good articles or a comment on why we should play without goalies at U-8? I am trying to influence a club to change to this format."The U-8 age group is still in an egocentric phase of psychological development, which tells us that we should allow these children to run and chase the ball, to be in the game – not waiting at the end of the field for the game to come to them. It is more important at this age that they chase the game. Children this age want to play with the toy (the ball) and they need to go to where the toy is to be fully engaged." Click here to read entire article.
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