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Ridley United Soccer

Intramurals

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.

The U11 and Middle School programs are co-ed. These levels are perfect for players who enjoy soccer but are not interested in the time commitment required to participate in our travel program. Coaches will continue to develop positional play and team play. Team sizes are determined by participation numbers and game sizes are determined by team sizes. Games may 5v5, 9v9, or anything in between. This is an in-house program for the fall.

When there is interest we also offer High School pick up games to give older players a weekly chance to get out on the pitch.

Spring 2023

U7 (2017/2016)

Games are held on Sunday afternoons, 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.

U9 (2015/2014)

Games are held on Sunday afternoons, on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.

U11 (2013/2012)

Games are held on Sunday afternoons, on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.

Middle School (2011-2009)

Games to be held on Sunday afternoons on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School.

High School

Games to be held on Sundays at a time and location that has yet to be determined.

Spring 2023 Intramural Registration

Intramural Registration opens February 1st.  The cost for U7, U9, and U11 divisions is $110.  U7, U9, and U11 divisions will have an early bird discounted cost through February 28th ($85).  The cost for the Middle School and High School divisions is $50.  New players will need to purchase an intramural uniform consisting of a reversible jersey, shorts, and socks at a cost of $25.  Returning players can use their current uniform.

Standard registration is open from March 1st through March 26th.  Registration closes after March 26th due to the administrative requirements necessary to help the coaches obtain the proper clearances before the season begins on April 16th.  Late registrations will be considered on a case by case basis if their is roster space available.  Late registrations will be charged an additional $20 fee.

Families registering multiple players are eligible for a $10 multi-player discount.  Volunteer coaches receive a $25 refund after the completion of the season.

Spring 2022 Intramural Game Dates

APR 16, 23, 30

MAY 7, 21

Make up day on May 14th, if necessary.

Spring 2023 Game Times

Times will be based on participation and announced after the close of registration.

Spring Practices

Due to the scarcity of playing space during the spring season and the overly full schedules of our multi-sport athletes, Ridley United does not require practices for the U9, U11, and Middle School divisions at this time of year.  Coaches are welcome to practice with their teams but are asked to respect the priority the in season sports have on our shared playing spaces.  The U7 division is the only division that will continue to have scheduled practices during the spring as they spend the first 30 minutes of their game days on Sundays training in skills and drills, followed by a 30 minute game.

*All players MUST wear shin guards and appropriate footwear and have a reversible Intramural Uniform. Players should also have a water bottle and ball.  Boys and girls at the U7 level need a size #3 ball, those at the U9 and U11 levels need a size #4 ball, and those at the U13 level and above need a size #5 ball.

Contact

Ridley United Soccer Club
PO Box 343 
Folsom, Pennsylvania 19033

Email: [email protected]

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