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 U13 programs are co-ed. These levels are perfect for players who enjoy soccer but are not interested in the 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.
Intramural COVID Safety Protocols
Due to the public health emergency certain precautions are required to help us have a successful Fall 2020 season.
- Players are required to wear masks at all times and should be encouraged to practice a social distance of six feet apart whenever possible.
- All coaches must wear masks during practices and games.
- All spectators should wear masks and practice a social distance of six feet during practices and games.
- One spectator per participant at games and practices.
- No handshakes or high fives before, during, or after games and practices.
- All age groups will do kick ins instead of throw ins.
Please visit our home page to see a more complete list of Ridley United's safety protocols.
Due to the uncertainty created by this crisis the Club will offer refunds if the seasons are affected.
Games are held on Sundays, at 12pm, 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, on the fields behind Grace Park Elementary School. Girls will be playing at 1:30pm and Boys will be playing at either 1:30pm or 3pm depending on the schedule. Games are 50 minutes and split into two halves with a referee provided by the club.
Games are held on Sundays, at 3pm 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 to be held on Sundays, at 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.
Spring 2021 Intramural Registration
Intramural Registration is now closed. The cost for U7, U9, and U11 divisions is $80. The cost for Middle School and High School divisions is $50. New players in the U7, U9, and U11 divisions will need to purchase an intramural uniform consisting of a reversible jersey, shorts, and socks at a cost of $25.
Standard registration was open from March 1st, through March 31st. Registration closed after March 31st due to the administrative requirements necessary to help the coaches obtain the proper clearances before the season begins on April 11th.
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 2021 Intramural Game Dates
APR 11, 18, 25
MAY 2, 16, 23 (No game on Mother's Day! Yay Moms!)
Spring 2021 Game Times
U7 Boys and Girls - 12pm
U9 Girls - 1:30pm
U9 Boys - 1:30pm and 3pm
U11 Coed - 3pm
Middle School Coed - 4:30pm
*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 Middle School level need a size #4 or #5 ball.