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INDOOR ASSIGNMENTS AND SCHEDULES

BOYS INDOOR TEAM ASSIGNMENTS      BOYS REVISED U10 ROSTERS 11/22

GIRLS INDOOR TEAM ASSIGNMENTS

Play dates will be:  Nov 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 3, 10

 

U8 boys and girls schedule at the Village Glen, 162 Mill St

ALL OTHER Age Group schedules at the NARC, Millersport Hwy at New Rd

note:  U10 boys team schedule changed as of 11/22 -please verify times

note:  U10 girls team 4 vs 1 on Dec 20 is moved from 1pm to 2pm

 

 

 

 

 


 

OUTDOOR SPRING HOUSE FOR 2015
order a uniform if you do not have the green/silver set

SPRING OUTDOOR HOUSE LEAGUE

Play dates will be:  May 2, 9, 16, June 6, 7, 13, 20, 27

 

U6 SPRING OUTDOOR at North French at 9, 1015 or 1130am

Spring - May 2, 9, 16, June 6, 13, 20

 

 

 

 

UNIFORM SIZES
and info

Our soccer uniforms run approximately:


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INDOOR HOUSE LEAGUE FOR 2015

PLAY DATES are:

INDOOR 2 - Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14

U8 plays at the Village Glen

U10-12-14-Coed play at the North Amherst Rec Center

 

U6 play dates are:

#1 - Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13

#2 - Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

No uniform required.  We give each child a shirt.  Sessions at 9 am or 10 am

NEW THIS YEAR:  play will be at the North Amherst Rec Center

What should I bring to Soccer Practice?
What about Games?
Shinguards:  Always wear your shinguards at Games and Practice and Camps. 
Cleats:   Although cleats are not required, they do help. 
                For Indoor Soccer, no cleats.  "Flats", or indoor shoes are not required, but again, they help.  Sneakers are Ok too.
 
Soccer ball:  U8 plays with a size 3 ball.
                         U10 & U12 use size 4
                         U14 and up play with size 5
 
Water Bottle:  Even if it’s not hot out, always bring water to Games and Practice and Camps
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HOUSE PROGRAMS

The House Program runs an outdoor league in both the Spring and Fall and two Winter indoor sessions. Ages run from 6 to 18, depending on date of birth (please see the Age Matrix at our Registration Center). We will have a group for boys and girls in each of these divisions, except Under 18 which is coed, based on the number of registrants. We also run an Instructional Under 6 Program during the year.

  1. Ages?
  2. Fees?
  3. Games?
  4. Practice?
  5. How do I get on a Team?
  6. Coaches and Volunteers?
  7. Program Focus?
  8. Eligibility?

 

 


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OUTDOOR House (Recreational) League Rules
for all age groups

 

RULES AND GAME FORMAT FOR:

  1. U8 - 4 v 4
  2. U10 - 7 v 7
  3. U12 - 9 v 9
  4. U14 Boys - on a full-sized field
  5. U14 Girls -  on a smaller field with less players
  6. Coed (15-18) - 11 v11

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Coaching Information
Keep it fun and positive always!

As a House League Coach, you need to always remember the philosphy of Amherst Soccer is to focus on player and skill development and not entirely focus on winning.  Competition is good since it helps us to guage our progress but, a winning team should not be the primary focus of this league, especially at 8 and 10. 

  1. We don't keep scores, standings or statistics in House (recreational) League soccer
  2. Games should start promptly to stay on schedule.  Encourage arrival at least 15 minutes prior to game time to prepare to play.  Please allow the referees to take the lead on keeping time and schedule.
  3. Make sure all of your players have shin guards on (under their socks) and jewelry removed.  No hats are to be worn.
  4. Check the playing field for hazards quickly before the game
  5. Check to assure the goalposts are anchored
  6. All referee decisions are final.  No arguing or challenging calls.  The referees are mostly newly certified and very young.  Give them the courtesy of allowing them to gain more experience without harrassement.  Referees are taught to not listen to coaches talking to them during the game unless it is a request to substitute or a polite conversation during halftime or post game.  Do not distract the referees by continuing to complain about or ask for clarification on calls that have passed.
  7. Referees are instructed to explain their calls to the players that don't seem to completely know the rules yet.
  8. Hostile actions toward referees subject a coach to ejection from the league.
  9. Players must stay on their feet - no sliding or slide tackling allowed - and should not try to play the ball when on the ground.
  10. Each player MUST play at least 50% of EVERY game they attend
  11. Each player should have the opportunity to play every position during the season. 
  12. If you have trouble finding those that will play goalkeeper, set a rule that everyone will play at least 1/2 of a game during the season when you ask them to without dissent.  If you have a volunteer to play goal, that is fine but, at young ages all players should be learning every position.
  13. If one team is dominating play, since standings are of no consequence, you should adjust accordingly to equalize the game.  For instance, give the players a goal that they must do something challenging before they can score again.  Examples are:  5 consecutive passes before a shot can be taken, no shots within the box, shots only with the non-dominant foot, shots only off a drop pass, play players in positions they are weaker at, etc.
  14. If a team is short players at game time for any reason, you should ask some of your players to play for the visiting team.  The idea is to give alot of playing time to everyone.  Try sharing players for a half and then switching with other players if they object.
  15. All teams should line up and shake hands following the end of each game
  16. No one is permitted to stand or sit behind a goal during the game.
  17. Coaches must coach from the area near their bench (20 feet in either direction) and refrain from running up and down the sidelines to coach.
  18. Coaches must stay on their half of the sideline at all times
  19. Coaches are NEVER allowed on the field during the game UNLESS the referee WAVES you on to deal with an injury.  Do not run onto the field as soon as you notice an injury.  Soccer is a contact sport and players will deal with it if we allow them to.  Most injuries are not serious
  20. Parents and spectators should be on the opposite side of the field from the coaches and players.  U8 parents and spectators should be on the outside of the field area and coaches and players on the inside.
  21. Only 3 coaches maximum will be allowed with the players.
  22. At U8, the groups rotate through to the next higher numbered field.
  23. Please look around and pick up water bottles, items left behind, etc. before you leave the field
  24. Be alert for lightning and get everyone into cars immediately if it is seen

See the RULES FOR HOUSE SOCCER LEAGUE page for more information.

INDOOR HOUSE LEAGUE RULES OF PLAY

U8 indoor games are played at the Village Glen on Saturdays - 162 Mill Street

U10-12 games and 14(COED) are played at the North Amherst Rec Center on Saturdays - Millersport Highway at New Road (near Smith)

8-Game Sessions are run from around November 7th to early January with no games on Thanksgiving weekend or over Christmas break (INDOOR SESSION 1)  and from around January 29th to March 19th (INDOOR SESSION 2).  All sessions are 1 hour.  There is no practice time available indoors. 

Schedules are posted at each location as well as on this site.  Coach and team assignments will always be posted on the web a week before the first games.

 


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Inclement Weather & Cancellation Guidelines
Soccer is played in the Rain! Our buildings are open unless a driving ban!

INDOOR GAMES

With the advent of the snowy season and possible driving or school closings, this is the policy of Amherst Soccer regarding closures:

OUTDOOR GAMES

Any cancellation of games will be made at the fields at game time.  Only in rare situations will sessions be canceled


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ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
New! NYWEST Institutes policy regarding Coach and Parent conduct

We expect all parents, spectators and coaches to understand the conduct required at a soccer match. NY West, our parent organization, has implemented a new policy that takes effect immediately.  Please familiarize yourself with proper conduct towards the referees.  In many instances, these referees are young children themselves who have just recently become referees.  We need to support them in their development.  Let’s all sit back, enjoy the action and leave the control of the game to the refs.  Don’t get caught up in the heat of the action and say the wrong thing or embarass your child.  Let the coach coach, the kids play, let the refs ref.   continue...


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