U9-U10 Summer Soccer is for children that will turn 9 or 10 years old this year. You DO NOT need to be a Batavia resident to participate. Our young players will be playing 7 v 7 on a small pitch (soccer field) with a size 4 ball and goals smaller than full size. The rules at this level are very similar to the official FIFA Laws of the Game. At this level the teams are separated by gender.
Although this may not seem like 'real' soccer you know that this game format is best suited to a child's developmental needs at this age.
In a 7 v 7 game, the young player is getting plenty of touches of the ball, which is the best way to develop their skills. They are feeling confident and successful as it is easier to score goals, beat a player and pass to a teammate, this also breeds a love of the game, a desire to play more and a confidence to try new things. They are also learning the basic principles of the game by controlling and dribbling the ball, trying to pass to a teammate, and scoring.
Our goal is to instill a love for the game in our young players. We build pride in each individual player, our teams, and our club. We do our best to foster an environment that allows each player to experience the thrill of healthy competition, participation, and the challenge of improvement.
All coaches are volunteers, without whom this program would not work! In order to support our volunteer coaches, we provide a free coaching clinic to help get our coaches started with their season.
Age Group: U10 - Boys or Girls 9 - 10 years old (must turn 9 or 10 years old on their birthday this year)
Location: Batavia Soccer Park (No Smoking, No E-Cigarettes and No Pets!)
Teams will be created in the U9 and/or the U10 division depending on the number of players that register. The teams will compete in RDYSL (Rochester District Youth Soccer League) and there will be up to 6 away games against teams of similar skill.
Dates: Varies by team
(Days and times are subject to change. The coach will provide a schedule at the beginning of the season. Check back to this page for more information)
Ball: Size 4
Equipment Needed: Cleats, Shinguards (to be worn under socks) and water bottle
Equipment Provided: Jersey, Shorts, Socks
Parent or Guardian Requirement: Work the concession stand on the teams night and provide a frozen treat for the team on assigned night(s)
Registration: Click Here to Register