Intramural Program

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.

Fall 2020

Intramural COVID Safety Protocols

Due to the public health emergency certain precautions are required to help us have a successful Fall 2020 season.

  • Players should wear masks to and from the field.  Players are not required to wear masks during games or practices but 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.

U7 (2015/2014)

Games are held on Saturday mornings, 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 (2013/2012)

Games are held on Saturday mornings, 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

Games are held on Saturdays, 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 Registration

Intramural Registration will open July 15th.  The cost for U7, U9, and U11 fall programs is $150.  New players will need to purchase an intramural uniform consisting of a reversible jersey, shorts, and socks at a cost of $25.

Families registering multiple players are also eligible for the $25 multi-player discount.  An additional $50 refund is available for any families that volunteer in some capacity with the club (refund is delivered after completing the volunteer activity).  Volunteer coaches receive a $75 refund upon completion of the season.

Registration is now closed.

Intramural Uniform Pick Up

Uniforms will be available for drive thru pick up at the Catania Field Dome on September 6, from 3-4PM and on September 9, from 6-7PM.

Intramural Game Dates

SEP 12, 19, 26

OCT 3, 17, 24, 31 (No game OCT 10 - Columbus Day Weekend)

NOV 7, 14, 21 (Intramural Tourney)

Intramural Game Times

U7 : 9-10AM

U9 : 10:30-11:30AM

U11 : 12-1PM

Intramural Training (U7 and U9)

Due to concerns about the risks of large gatherings there will be no mass training sessions this fall.

Intramural Practices (U9 and U11)

Intramural coaches for U9 and U11 teams are encouraged to hold at least one practice per week during the season.  Times and dates for these practices are determined by each team's coach.

Intramural Fall Tournaments

U11 3v3 Tournament at Catania Park on Friday, 11/20 starting at 6PM under the lights.

U7 Festival at Catania Park on Saturday, 11/21 at 3PM.

U9 Tournament at Catania Park on Saturday, 11/21 starting at 5:30PM under the lights.

*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.  Players are also required to provide their own face masks and hand sanitizer.

Union Affiliate Training Schedule

All sessions to be held at Catania Field.

 

Wednesday – Development Team Training, 8 week program (9/30-11/18)

6-7pm

  • U8 Girls Development Team

7-8pm

  • U8 Boys Development Team

Schedules

Grace Park 2020 Fall Field Map - Click to Enlarge