Recreational

The recreational program is open to all, regardless of skill, and continues through age 11. At the younger levels, children play all positions as they learn the basics of the game. As children gain a better understanding of the game, we offer opportunities to try out for travel teams, typically starting at age 9.

The program is divided by age and boys and girls play separately. The age categories are as follows:

U4. For 3 year olds. Thirty minutes, on Saturday afternoons, of tiny kids kicking soccer balls!  This is a Parent and Child session where the parents play alongside their kids. We think this program addition will be nothing but fun!

U6. For ages 4 and 5.  Children participate in fun-filled, 45 minute-long Little Kickers clinics on Saturday afternoons for six to eight weeks beginning the weekend after Labor Day weekend in September.  This program is designed to create a fun learning environment that teaches basic skills through games.  Parents are expected to remain on site for the duration of the clinics. Fee: $70

U8. For ages 6 and 7.  This program focuses on the very basics of soccer with an emphasis on understanding the game, ball handling and being part of a team.  Players play short-sided (usually 6 to a side) and the emphasis is on having fun and developing basic skills.  There is a weekly practice and a weekly game.  Games are held on Sunday afternoons at Doherty Field. Parents are expected to stay during practice and game time. Players will be notified of team assignments on or around August 15. Practices begin in late August and the games are scheduled from Sunday, August 31st through Sunday, October 27th. Fee: $75 before July 31, $85 beginning August 1.

U10. For ages 8 and 9.  This program helps children develop a sense of the game, the various positions, and how to work effectively as a team.  Ball handling and basic skill development are a primary focus.  Teams practice twice a week and play one game per week on Sunday afternoons at Doherty Field. Players are notified of team assignments on or around August 15. Practices begin in late August and the first game is scheduled on Sunday Labor Day weekend. Fee: $75 before July 31, $85 beginning August 1.

U12. Ages 10 and 11.  This program helps children develop a more sophisticated sense of the game, the various positions, and how to work effectively as a team.  Ball handling and basic skill development remain a primary focus.  Teams practice twice a week and play one game per week on Saturdays. Home games are played at Presumpscot Field.  Teams will have the opportunity to travel for several of their games during the season to towns such as South Portland, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Gorham or Cumberland. Players are notified of team assignments on or around August 15. Practices begin in late August and the first game is scheduled on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Fee: $75 before July 31, $85 beginning August 1.

Coaches are needed for our U6 through U12 programs.  Please register as a coach on the Registration page.