Ames Soccer Club

5U-10U Fall 2019 Soccer Information Sheet

Practices: Practices begin August 19th and end October 24th

All practices are held at the Hunziker Youth Sports Complex: Field Location Map

5U-6U = fields 2A - 2F, 7U-8U fields = 4A-4D, 5A-D, 6A-B, 9U-10U fields = 12-17.

5U-6U practice every Tuesday OR Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

7U-8U practice every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

9U-10U practice every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Players must bring a soccer ball and drink (water) to all practices and wear shin guards along with appropriate attire such as shorts and T-shirt (no street clothes).

Players will go straight to their team's assigned field (listed on the rosters) for the 1st practice session.

Wednesday Technical Training Sessions (9U-10U teams only)

We are once again offering players in the 9U-10U an opportunity to receive an extra training session on Wednesday led by the club's professional coaching staff. The sessions will be from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. beginning date TBD and running for seven consecutive weeks. There is no cost for participating and no need to register. Just show up at the 8U fields wearing your regular soccer gear and bring a ball!

CISL League Game Schedules

We will notify everyone when game schedules are ready. Schedules will be posted at: CISL Game Schedules

The first league games will be Sep 7th and last league games will be Oct 26th.

Ames Soccer Club Communication with Parents

Announcements, including weather cancellations, will be sent to the primary email listed for each player.

In addition, we will post announcements and cancellations on social media on Twitter (@amessoccer) and Facebook

Game/Practice Weather Cancellation Policy

You can information about the procedure for dealing with weather impacted practices and games at:

Weather Cancellation Policy

5U-10U Ames Soccer Club Uniform

The 1st Order DEADLINE is June 29th! - please see page after to see if stock is still availible. There will be another round, but uniforms ordered in the 2nd order, might not arrive for the start of the season.

Go to the ASC Uniform Page to order the Ames Soccer Club Recreational Bundle seen below.

Be sure to use the code AMES15 for 15% off your order!

Commissioner/Further Questions?

5U-10U Rod Donavon rod.donavon@amessoccer.org

Tecnical Director Scott Wilson scott.wilson@amessoccer.org

 
General Information

U5-U10 Registration Information

Click here for an explanation of the age group system.

Fall seasons start at the beginning of the school year and run through mid/late October. Spring seasons begin roughly April 1 and run through the end of the school year.

Financial Assistance Available

If you need financial assistance to afford to play soccer with the club please fill out this online google form. CLICK HERE

Fall/Spring Teams

Players who sign up on time will be reassigned to their old teams as much as possible. New players will be placed on old teams or put on all-new teams as numbers dictate. Teams are formed as much as possible based on school attendance.

We make every effort to break teams into one-year brackets. Registration numbers may force combination of U5 and U6 age group teams sometimes.

U5-U10 Team Names

The club gives names to each of the U5-U10 teams. The purpose of this is to generate awareness of soccer throughout the world. The names derive from three of the most important leagues in the world:

  • English Premier League. The EPL is one of the very best leagues in the world.
  • Spain's La Liga. Two of the very best teams in the world (Barcelona and Real Madrid) are in La Liga.
  • Major League Soccer (USA). This is the top professional league in the USA, with the closest team in Kansas City.

How do we play in each age group?

One thing can be said for sure: 4-year-olds aren't prepared to play 11-on-11 adult soccer on a huge field! ASC follows the recommendations of US Soccer and Iowa Soccer and plays modified games for younger players. The youngest players play 4 vs 4 on a small field with a few simplifications and then introduce goalkeepers at the 9/10u age group, where we get to 7 vs 7 (with offside). 11u teams play with full soccer rules (including offside) with 9 vs 9, and the full game on the full sized field is reserved for the U13 and older age groups. Our practices are also designed to reflect the age-based needs, abilities, and attention spans of our players.

Team Formation

Fall teams are formed primarily based on what school the player attends. Roster sizes cannot exceed the maximum of 6, 6, and 12, respectively, for 5/6u, 7/8u, and 9/10u. Spring teams are the same as Fall teams to the extent possible for all players that register on time, and new players will be placed with their school team as possible. If you are homeschooled, please just list the school your child would otherwise attend so we can place you with neighborhood kids.

All teams in the U5-U10 age groups are "recreational", and we focus more on player development than on "winning" as a team. No game scores or standings of any sort are kept. Sportsmanship by players and parents is of the highest importance.

Two important items to keep in mind:

  • If you are a returning player and you register on time, we will make every effort to get you placed back on your same team. If you are registering for Fall, and changing age groups from U6 to U7 or U8 to U9, please be aware that the size of the team changes.
  • If you are a returning player and you want to change teams (e.g., because of a personality conflict), you may request a team-change at the time of registration, but we cannot accept specific requests to be on a specific team because these are "recreational" teams.

Coaching

Every U5-U10 team needs a volunteer parent coach. You will have the option of volunteering for this position or other duties when you register. The club offers extensive support for volunteer parent coaches, including the staff Coaches writing and attending each practice, seasonal coaching clinics, and paying for our coaches to attend various licensing courses they might want to attend to learn more.

 
Quick Links

5u-10u CISL Game Schedule

Click HERE

 
Register HERE!
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