2 - Boys U8/U9 (Rec): About

Our Basic philosophy for the Boys U8-U9 Recreation soccer program is:
  • Developing the mind, body, and self-esteem through sportsmanship, education, skill, teamwork, exercise and enjoyment.
  • Encourage the development of a positive team attitude through cooperative team play.  The attitude and practice of winning at any cost is not acceptable.
  • A commitment to benefit the majority of Avon Lake youth, not only the talented few. Thus  our  programs shall stress maximum participation from all athletes, regardless of ability. Our programs shall be designed to provide evenly balanced competition.
  • Ensure minimal pressure on youth players from coaches, spectators and parents and encourage youth to simply do their best.


Who?
If your son was born between Aug 1, 2002 and July 31, 2003 (U9) or Aug 1, 2003 and July 31, 2004 (U8), then he belongs in U8-U9 Rec soccer.  This is typically 2nd and 3rd grades.  This league is a developmental league and will help your son develop with his soccer skills in a 6v6 game format on fields larger than Micro.

When?
The Avon Lake Rec Soccer program is a 2 season program with a fall season that starts in mid to late August with practices and 6 games that run until mid October.  The spring season starts in April with 6 games that typically run until early June.  Games are on Saturdays at Learwood Middle School.

Team/Game Format
U8-U9 Boys Rec teams consists of typically 10 players.  Games are 6v6 (5 field players plus a goalie for each team).  Games consist of 2 halves that are generally 25-30 minutes long.  Teams practice once per week with games on Saturdays.  Team practice date/time is set by the coach and is usually on a weekday evening.

Registration Information
For information information, go to Rec Registration Information.  Registration begins in the spring and runs through June for the following Fall/Spring season.  Late registration is often available up until a couple weeks before the first fall season game.  See the Registration Information page for details.

Contact
For more information please contact Boys Rec Director, Grey Kennedy at 216-536-5630 or greyk0730@gmail.com.