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.
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.
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.
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.
Middle School (2010/2009/2008)
Games will be 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 opens Thursday, July, 16.
Sign up in July to take advantage of early bird savings! From July 16th through July 31st the U7, U9, and U11 Intramural registration fee is reduced to $150, rising to the full price of $165 on August 1st through August 28th. The fee for our Middle School Pick Up Division will be $50 in July and $65 from August 1st through August 28th. After August 28th late registration will depend on the availability of roster spots in each division and registrants will be charged an additional $15 late fee.
The uniforms are an additional $25 and should be purchased during registration. If your player already has a Ridley United uniform they do not need to purchase another.
There is a $25 discount for families registering more than one child.
Save money by volunteering. Volunteer to help with one of our events and receive a $50 refund upon completion of your commitment. Coaching volunteers receive a $75 refund upon completion of the Fall season.
Intramural Uniform Pick Up
Uniforms will be available for drive thru pick up at the Catania Field Dome on a date or dates that have yet to be determined.
Intramural Game Dates
SEP 11, 18, 25
OCT 2, 16, 23, 30 (No game OCT 9 - Columbus Day Weekend)
NOV 6, 13 (Intramural Tourney Nov 19 and 20)
Intramural Game Times
9AM for U7
10:30AM for U9 Girls
10:30AM or 12PM for U9 Boys
12PM for U11 Coed and Middle School Coed Pick Up
Modifications to this may be made depending on the number of teams in each division.
Intramural Game Parking
Parking is located in front of Grace Park Elementary School or behind Notre Dames De Lourdes School. Absolutely no parking on Woodland Avenue.
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 in the evening on Friday, 11/19.
U7 Festival at Catania Park in the afternoon on Saturday, 11/20.
U9 Tournament at Catania Park in the evening on Saturday, 11/20.
*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.