Recreational Soccer (U4-U19)
The PAYSL Recreational program is a fun-based program that both introduces the game of soccer to our younger players and allows older players who do not wish to participate in a competitive environment the opportunity to continue playing. Scores are not kept for the younger groups (U8 and younger) and there are no standings since the Rec program is about enjoying the game without the focus on competition. Each player receives equal playing time and a balanced amount of time in different areas of the field. Through our Rec program, PAYSL is committed to ensuring that the introduction of soccer to our young players is based on having fun while learning the fundamentals of the game. We also hope that by providing a positive and enjoyable experience we can cultivate an appreciation for the game of soccer to keep young players interested for years to come.
Format of Play
All recreational programs utilize small-sided game formats which encourages learning in a fun and positive environment with the added excitement of more action for all kids. Small-sided games are created to maximize active participation and touches on the ball by having fewer players on a smaller field. PAYSL believes that our young kids simply learn by playing and this allows the game to be the teacher. Our U6 (under 6) age group plays 3 v 3 and the U8 (under 8) age group plays 4 v 4, neither of which utilizes a goal keeper. Once kids move into U9 and U10, the goalie is introduced and the game is played 6 v 6 while U11 - U12 age groups play 8 v 8, and U13-U19 play 11 v 11 . As the players move up in age, the field and goal sizes also increase along with the number of players.
Spring 2018 Fee:
*Fees include uniform, jersey, shorts, socks
*All Coaches are volunteers