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play dates for 2015-2016

HOUSE LEAGUE PLAY DATES

  • Fall -  Sept 12-19-26, Oct 3-4-10-17-24
  • Indoor 1 - Nov 7-14-21, Dec 5-12-19, Jan 2-9
  • Indoor 2 - Jan 23-29, Feb 6-13-20-27
  • Spring - May 7-14-21, June 11-12-18-25-26
UNIFORM SIZES
and info

Our soccer uniforms run approximately:


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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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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. 


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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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