100 Kids Each Week Can't Be Wrong
The 2013/14 Indoor Soccer Season brings a record number of youth players to Bloomington Soccer's Turf Tigers, Little Kickers and JUNIORS programs! The combined participation in these sessions averages over 100 players under 10, each week (Nov-March), training at the Twin Lakes Rec Center.
Bloomington Soccer is committed to professional player development and we're grateful for the endorsement from so many soccer families in Monroe County!
Instructional Soccer For Ages 4-7 yrs
Turf Tigers Soccer for players ages 4,5 is a great way to introduce the world's most popular game to your young player. Your child doesn't need formal soccer experience, does not have to be a "natural athlete," and doesn't need experience in formal sports instruction.
Afterall, they're only 4-5 yr olds - the only things they should be good at are sleeping and eating.
Little Kickers Soccer for players ages 6,7 is another introductory class, where players begin to show their personalities by playing the game. While the activities look similar to the Turf Tiger classes, Little Kickers have matured a bit and really show it in our small-sided games.
See the INSTRUCTIONAL SOCCER page for class descriptions, times and links to register.
Why Bloomington Soccer?
Professional coaching, a safe environment and dependable facility are just some of the reasons why youth soccer training at the Twin Lakes Rec Center with Bloomington Soccer, makes sense.
And as a licensed US Soccer Federation coach, Chris Doran employs the principles of US Soccer's recommended curriculum for players at every stage of their development.
The result? Your young players enjoy experienced instruction - with age-appropriate expectations, opportunities to apply what they've learned in small-sided games and a desire to keep playing the world's most beautiful game!
2013 Points Of Emphasis For League Play
Our league participants enjoyed an exceptional fall season of sportsmanship and quality soccer. In an effort to avoid becoming too comfortable, however, our players are asked to review the following and remain attentive to these points of emphasis in the 2013 winter season:
All U18 and U14 League Participants MUST wear Shinguards
This is a caution-able offense. The player in question may return to the match after 2 minutes and with shinguards.
It's recommended that ALL players wear shinguards in games.
Slamming door enroute to bench is dissent
Deemed a "passive" manner of dispute; a caution-able offense.
Players must be 4 feet from door prior to substitute's entry
This helps manage player count for referees, but also insures safety should the run of play approach the bench doors.
Players and coaches are encouraged to leave doors shut and secure until such time the exiting player reaches the door.
Field player jerseys: Consistent, All White, All Dark - Please, no Gray
As always, teams on the left of the schedule wear dark, teams on the right wear white. If your team has a unique jersey color, it's certainly permissable for a red team to compete against a blue team.
Gray jerseys are not permitted - simply because the distinction between dark/gray/white isn't as clear.
And please equip your goalkeeper in a unique jersey and/or gloves.