Ridley United's Intramural program encompasses over 500 members from various areas of Delaware County. Age groups range from 5 to 13. Older children can participate as volunteers and referees. We offer both Spring and Fall programs.
U7 & U9 - In House
At the U7 and U9 levels the coaches begin to teach team play skills while also giving the boys and girls room for individual achievement. Each level introduces slightly more structured play than the last in order to prepare our young players to pursue travel soccer should they so desire.
The focus of U7 intramurals is to help our boys and girls continue to develop fundamental skills while nurturing a love of soccer. We teach through various games and drills that encourage fun and competition while developing skill without the players even being aware of the fact that they are learning. The goal of this level is to have the kids come off the field smiling and laughing, but also as a slightly better developed player. Our games are small sided (3v3 or 4v4) without Goalkeepers to encourage open field offensive and defensive play.
U9 shifts the focus to a more structured style of play meant to mimic what is played by the earliest levels of travel soccer. The coaches and trainers continue to develop the players' fundamental skills while adding elements of positional play, team play, and beginning to teach the more complicated rules of the pitch. Sided play will be decided by team size but will be either 5v5, 6v6, or 7v7, all with Goalkeepers. We hope to keep the practices and games fun while giving all of the boys and girls equal opportunity to play and develop knowledge of the game. Players at this level will either move on to our Travel Program or the Coed Intramural Program.
Games are held on Saturdays, from 9:30-10:30AM on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. These sessions are split starting with 30 minutes of skills and drills followed by a 25 minute game.
Club training sessions are, with a couple of exceptions, held on Mondays for boys and Wednesdays for girls, from 6-7PM at Catania Park under the direction of the club trainers, Alex Shaw and Tim Young, with the help of each teams' coaches. See U7 and U9 Training Dates below for a list of all dates.
Games are held on Saturdays, from 10:45-11:45AM (or 12-1PM if needed) on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.
Club training sessions are, with a couple of exceptions, held on Mondays for boys and Wednesdays for girls, from 7-8PM at Catania Park under the direction of the club trainers, Alex Shaw and Tim Young, with the help of each team's coaches. See U7 and U9 Training Dates below for a list of all dates.
At the U9 level, coaches are encouraged to hold an additional practice once a week. Time, date, and location are at the coach's discretion.
U7 and U9 Intramural Game Dates
SEPT 8, 15, 22, 29
OCT 13, 20, 27 (No game on the 6th, Columbus Day weekend)
NOV 3, 10
The Under the Lights Tournament to be held on November 17th. U7 will play in the afternoon and U9 will play in the evening on the same day.
U7 and U9 Training Dates
SEPT 5, 12, 17, 24
OCT 1, 15, 22, 29
SEPT 5, 12, 19, 26
OCT 3, 17, 24, 31
*All players MUST wear shin guards and appropriate footwear and have a reversible Intramural Uniform. Players should also have a water bottle and ball for all games, practices, and training sessions. Boys and girls at the U7 level need a size #3 ball and those at the U9 level need a size #4 ball.
U11 & U13 - DCIS League
Both U11 and U13 will play in the DCIS league; this means they will have home games at Edgewood Elementary School and away games in local townships: Lansdowne, Collingdale, Glenolden, Tinicum, Norwood and MUSC. Each team will play 10-12 games during the Fall season between September and October only. These games will be played during the week and at weekends. Each team may practice 1 times a week either at Grace Park Elementary or Edgewood Elementary School Fields. Each team will require a head coach and an assistant coach to help if conflicts arise. A coaches meeting will be organized before the season starts so coaches can get their cones, DCIS rule book, GK Jersey and to answer any Fall season questions.
Games will be 50 minutes in length and they will play 8v8 (7 field players + GK).
Games will be 50 minutes in length and they will play 9v9 (8 field players + GK) and they must have a minimum of 2 boys/2 girls on the field at all times.
*All players MUST wear shin guards and appropriate footwear and have a reversible Intramural Uniform. It is recommended that each player brings with them a drink during all games and practices.
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