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Concord Soccer - Delaware

Fall Soccer

Fall 2017 Registration Opens June 24th

Concord Soccer Fall 2017 Development Program

            

The Fall Soccer Development Program needs your help! In order to provide the opportunity for 800+ youth of our community to play soccer on Saturdays the club needs volunteers. Volunteering has many benefits to all involved and help us keep the registration fee as one of the most affordable sports programs in the area. Concord is one of the few sports organizations that does not charge a member nor volunteer/ service fee. Please help us keep it that way. There is a volunteer task that meets your abilities and interests. All will take a minimal amount of your time and enable you to work with our great team. Opportunities include field lining crew, equipment organizers, registration administrators and age group coordinators. Volunteering sets a good example to your child and helps you learn more about the club and the game of soccer. Please consider helping. You will be prompted during registration to volunteer.

The Soccer Development Program (SDP) follows Concord Soccer's Mission in providing instruction and games in the sport of soccer for the youth in our community. Our approach fosters character development, sportsmanship, skill acquisition and fun in a positive, respectful environment. CSA's Soccer Development Program (also known as recreational or instructional soccer in some clubs) is non-competitive for levels Kiddie Kicker thru u12. That means that no standings or won-loss records are kept by the Club and there are no championships or playoffs.

Fall, Winter Indoor and Spring soccer is offered in the soccer development program. Volunteers are key to our program. The clubs needs volunteers to process registrations, organize teams, line fields, prepare equipment, serve snacks and coach. Please consider donating your talent, skill and time to our club. Get involved and give back to your community. All of our development team coaches are volunteers. Head and assistant coaches are needed at every age group. We encourage moms and dads to get involved as coaches. The Club provides clinics and materials for those interested in coaching or assistant coaching. You will be prompted to volunteer during the online registration.

A player will be assigned to an age group by the registration system based on the year they are born. Please note, this is done by the system during registration. 
Age Groupings

Kiddie Kickers 4 year olds born in 2013
Kiddie Kickers II  5 years old born in 2012
U-8 Boys and Girls 6-7 years old born in 2011 and 2010
U-10 Boys & Girls 8-9 years old born in 2009 and 2008
U-12 Boys & Girls 10-11 years old born in 2007 and 2006
U-14 Girls 12-13 years old born in 2005 and 2004. Dependent on 16 players and two parent coaches signed up by August 17th.  Payment will be collected after 16 players have signed up.  No early bird registration is available for this age group.
U-14 Boys 12-13 years old - born in 2005 and 2004. Dependent on 16 players and two parent coaches signed up by August 17th. Payment will be collected after 16 players have signed up.   No early bird registration is available for this age group.
U-16-U18 Girls 14 thru 17 years old - born in 2003, 2002, and 2001. Dependent on 16 players and two parent coaches signed up by August 17th.  Payment will be collected after 16 players have signed up.   No early bird registration is available for this age group.

No one will be allowed to be in a lower age group than their age indicates.

The Kiddie Kickers program is coed and starting at the under 8 level, there are girls and boys divisions.

Player Registration and Fees......
For Kiddie Kicker levels the fees are $65 early bird - $75 regular registration.
For U8 level the fees are $80 early bird - $90 regular registration.
For U10 and up levels the fees are $90 early bird - $100 regular registration.

Registration opens June 24th.
Early bird registration ends July 12th. On July 13th, regular registration begins.
Registration closes August 17th *** 

*** IMPORTANT – Availability of a spot on a team is not guaranteed, even if registration is open. Team spots are based on the number of teams, coaches and practice space available. Age groups do fill and close before registration is closed for the overall program.

Registration is performed online at www.concordsoccer.com and payment is made with a Visa credit card. You are sent an email receipt after successfully completing your registration. Ensure you receive this receipt as it is a confirmation that you have registered correctly. The email also has helpful information.

Refunds are only given prior to the second game and a $10 processing fee is applied. Refunds are made by check and mailed to the player's residence by the fourth week of the season. Refund requests are to be e-mailed to csa@concordsoccer.com.

A multi-player discount of $25 is given to a family that registers MORE than two players. So that's for three or more players, not two players.  This discount is applied during checkout.

Player Carpool, teammate and other special requests……Due to the volume of special request made in the past, Concord Soccer can no longer honor special requests during registration.  This includes carpool, playing for a coach and friends as teammates.  The philosophy of our club is to meet new friends, families and coaches in our community thru soccer.  Please do not email us with special requests.

SDP Practices.......
For age groups Kiddie Kickers thru u10, one practice a week is held during the evening of a weekday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) starting after 5:30 for an hour. U12 and up levels will practice two nights during the evening of a weekday (Monday thru Friday). Practices are held at either Talley Day Park fields or Brandywine School District fields and begin the week of September 12th. You are prompted during registration for what nights you are able to practice.

SDP Games......
For ages Kiddie Kicker  and U8 games are an hour in length and games start at 9am and finish around 2pm.  Each week the start time will vary from the previous week.  For age u10, games are an hour in length and games start at 8:30am and finish around 11:30am.  Each week the start time will vary from the previous week.  For ages U12 and up, the games can start as early as 8:30am and finish as late as 4:30pm.  U12 games last an hour.  U14 and up games last an hour and a half.

Required Equipment.......
Shin guards are required for all ages. Protective mouthpieces are required for players with braces. No jewelry (eg. Bracelets, necklaces and earings) is to be worn at practices and games. Soccer shoes, versus sneakers, are optional for the Kiddie Kicker levels. Soccer shoes are strongly recommended for levels U8 and up. A player is required to bring a water bottle to practices and games as proper hydration is needed.

Uniform.....
Kiddie kicker thru U10 levels, Concord Soccer red and white reversible jerseys are required and may be purchased for $20 and picked up at Talley Day Park field the first two Saturdays between 9am and 12pm.  Contact the SDP jersey vendor Soccers11 with any questions hugheshue@mac.com

For U12, U14, and U16 programs a Concord Soccer Adidas uniform kit is offered for purchase - see the link on the www.concordsoccer.com website to order. The uniform kit includes an Adidas red short sleeve jersey, Adidas red shorts and red socks.



Weather Cancellation Policy......
The cancellation of practice due to weather is decided and communicated by a team’s coach. Game cancellations are decided by club administrators and communicated via updates on the website www.concordsoccer.com, on Twitter at @csaconcord. A decision on game day is made by 7:30am. Should the weather worsen during the day, the decision to cancel is to be made by the game referee. Games cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled later in the season.

Snack Program...... An after game snack offering is the responsibility of the team coach and parents.

Coaches.....
Thank you for volunteering. Your attendance is requested at a pre-season Coaches meeting. The meeting will be held at the Brandywine Town Center Community Hall in August at the Brandywine Town Center Hall - Next to the pond and Target. Logistics for the upcoming season will be discussed.

Key Dates For The Fall Soccer Development Program.....

Early Bird Registration Opens Online June 24th

Regular registration starts July 12th

Registration ends August 17th.

Information will be available online and parents will be contacted with player-team and game information by September 6th

Coaches meeting will be held at the Brandywine Town Center Community Hall, by Target on Naamans Road, in August.

Opening Day is Saturday September 9th.

Practices begin Monday September 11th.

Picture Day is Saturday September 30th.  Rain date is Saturday October 7th.
Unfortuntately Due To A Last Minute Cancellation By The Photographer - Picture Day Has Been Cancelled

Closing Day is Saturday November 4th.

Games cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled later in the season.

You can contact the Soccer Development Program at Email: csa@concordsoccer.com