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.
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 Sundays, from 12:00-1:00PM 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.
Games are held on Sundays, from 1:10-2:10PM on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.
Games are held on Sundays, from 2:20-3:20PM on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.
Games are held on Sundays, from 3:30-4:30PM on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.
Intramural Game Dates
APR 7, 14, 28 (No game APR 21 - Easter Sunday)
MAY 5, 12, 19 (Make-up game MAY 26)
The cost is $80.
*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 and U11 levels need a size #4 ball.
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Register online for the Spring 2019 season.
Pick up uniforms ordered during registration at the Catania Park dome on Saturday, March 30th and Wednesday, April 3rd from 6-7PM. Uniforms can also be bought at this time.