4 - U13-14 Coed (Rec): About

Our basic philosophy for the Coed U12-U14 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 child was born between Aug 1, 1996 and July 31, 1997 (U14), Aug 1, 1997 and July 31, 1998 (U13) or Aug 1, 1998 and July 31, 1999 (U12), then they belong in U12-U14 Coed Rec soccer.  This is typically 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  This league is a developmental league and will help your child continue to develop their soccer skills in a 8v8 game format.  This league is geared toward the developing player and is not as competitive as our travel program.

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 Troy School.

Team/Game Format
Coed U12-U14 Rec teams consists of 15 to 20 players.  Games are 11v11 (10 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 will be 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, Mike Carr at 930-2894 or goirishcarrs@hotmail.com.