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Fall 2019 House Soccer

 

Below are key dates and details for the upcoming fall season as it pertains to U10, U12 and U14 boys’ and girls’ leagues (that’s kids 3rd – 8th grade).  Games will take place on Saturdays for all age groups.  There will also be some games during the week earlier in the season.

 

Key Dates for the fall 2019 season (U10, U12 & U14)

Tuesday, June 18th – REGISTRATION OPEN

 

Sunday, August. 18th – REGISTRATION DEADLINE

 

Thursday, September 5th – Rosters sent to families.  Coaches will contact their teams and establish the practice schedule; initial game schedules released.

 

Saturday, September 7th - New player clinic (3rd graders and above) 10:00am – 11:00am

The new player clinic will be at OBGC park on field #1.  This is for players/parents for whom this is the first time you are playing soccer, OR you are moving up from the developmental program.  Come ready to play.

 

Monday, September 9th – Practices begin this week; first day that teams may officially practice.

 

Saturday, September 14th – Opening weekend.  First games for all age groups.

NOTE: Some weekday games during the season (see generic schedule below).

 

Saturday, November 9th – Final weekend. Championship games for 1st and 2nd place (but every team still has a game).

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions

How do I request a specific team or carpool?   During registration you may indicate your coach and/or carpool preferences.  For those who register before the deadline we can usually accommodate these preferences but there are no guarantees.  After the deadline it is unlikely.  SO, REGISTER EARLY!

When are the games?   Games are played each Saturday during the regular season, holidays notwithstanding.  Additionally, a few games will occur in the evening during the week.  All games are played at OBGC Park.

What times are the games?   Saturday games are anytime between 9am and 3:30pm.  Weekday games after 5pm.

When are practices?   Teams typically practice once a week for an hour on Montgomery County fields in the Olney area, weekdays between 5-8pm.  The actual time, location and frequency for each team is dictated by the head coach, so you won’t know specifics until your team and therefore head coach is assigned soon after the registration deadline.

What do I need to bring?   OBGC provides team jerseys.  The players must wear cleats, shin guards and socks that cover the guards entirely.   As always, water is highly advisable.

Bring a ball to practice; U10s & U12s use size 4, U14s, size 5.

Who makes the playoffs?   New in the spring 2019 season, not all teams make the playoffs but despite this, every team that wishes to continue playing up to the end of the season will have games.

Can my child “play up”?   This is allowed at the specific request of the parent/guardian

Can my child “play down”?   No.  Not under any circumstance.

My child also plays Soccer in another league.  Can he/she play with friends in the House program?   Yes, however the number of “carded” players from other leagues will be limited on any given team.

 

 

 

League age groups and general schedules

U10: (3rd and 4th graders): format is 8v8, half-sized field, size 4 ball.

  • U10 Boys – Saturday games on field #1B, weekday games on Mondays

  • U10 Girls – Saturday games on field #1A, weekday games on Tuesdays

 

U12: (5th and 6th graders): format is 9v9, half-sized field, size 4 ball.

  • U12 Boys – Saturday games on field #2B, weekday games on Wednesdays

  • U12 Girls – Saturday games on field #2A, weekday games on Thursdays

 

U14: (7th and 8th graders): format is 11v11, full-sized field, size 5 ball.

  • U14 Boys – Saturday & weekday games on field #4, weekday games on Wednesday

  • U14 Girls – Saturday & weekday games on field #3, weekday games on Thursday

 

NOTE: Practices are established differently by each coach (see FAQ above)

 

 

 

Coaches

All house soccer coaches and assistants are volunteers.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please use the same player registration website as for players.  Of course, it’s great if you know the sport but enthusiasm and a positive attitude is more important.  We can help you with the basics such as how to manage games and structure meaningful practice sessions.

 

 

 

WANTED: Local referees

OBGC is keen to nurture referees from our local community.  If you’re 13 or older and a certified soccer referee we’re keen to add you to our roster of officials.  Contact us at the email below.

If you’re interested in certifying as a referee, check out the state website below for available classes:

 

http://marylandreferees.com/msr2/?page_id=21

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact: HouseSoccer@OBGC.com

 

Paul Bash

OBGC House Soccer Commissioner

 

2019 Fall Instructional and Developmental Soccer

 

 

Instructional Soccer
The instructional program emphasizes basic soccer skills- dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. The program also heavily emphasizes good sportsmanship in a fun environment. Teams are co-ed and players are placed in groups of 10-12 per team.

 

Age Groups
The Instructional program is open to boys and girls Pre-K (must be 4 by September 1, 2019) through kindergarten.

 

Grading
There is no grading or tryouts for instructional Soccer nor is there and preseason or postseason play. 
Schedule and Location
• Instructional Soccer sessions will run on Saturdays and will begin on September 14. The season will run until late October/early November.
• All Sessions will take place at OBGC Park on field 4
• All sessions will follow this schedule: Pre-K 9:30am Kindergarten 11:00am
• Coaches will notify players with team information before Opening Day
• Please arrive at least 15 minutes early on Opening Day to locate your team and field space information. Volunteers will be available to help

Fee
The instructional fee is $115

 

Equipment
Each player must wear shin guards and bring a #3 ball and water to each session

 

Coaches
We are always looking for more coaches! If you enjoy working with and playing with children please consider volunteering. OBGC will be providing pre-season coach training TBD. Our coaches are the backbone to the OBGC programs. Their attitude and approach are what makes the difference in a child’s experience! If you are interested in coaching please sign up to coach on the OBGC website. All head and assistant coaches are required to pass a mandatory background check and to take an online NYSCA training in order to coach at OBGC.

 

Developmental Soccer (Rising Rangers Boys) (Rising Strikers Girls)


OBGC are once again welcoming families of 1st and 2nd grade Boys & Girls to register for the newly formed Developmental soccer program this upcoming season. The program will be set up and run as it always has done but the Club have given funds to improve and help the parent Volunteer coaches. (Volunteer coaches will be expected to run Sat games) Tuesday night training will be headed by Alan Pringle. Each team will be guaranteed a professional trainer every other week. Depending on the number of teams participating each volunteer coach should always plan on being present on Tuesday evenings. Alan will do his very best to make sure that every team has a “professional trainer” at least 50% of the Tuesday training sessions.

 

The developmental program emphasizes skill and technical development. 

 

Developmental soccer is for 1st and 2nd grade children. 
This is the next progression from the Instructional program and gives the base for players who enter either House or Select Soccer going into 3rd Grade.

 

Players are placed in groups of 10-12 players per team. 
Each team will have the usual parent volunteer Coach like in past years. 
Professional trainer work with each of the volunteer coaches (Volunteer coaches will be expected to run Sat games)
Games will be played in a 4v4 format. There is no preseason or postseason play.

 

Schedule and Location
First practice will begin in september.
Tues Practices will take place at OBGC Field #4
Girls  6:30-7:30pm
Boys  5:30-6:30pm

 

Equipment Needed

Each player must wear shin guards and bring a #3 ball and water to each session

Soccer cleats are not mandatory but are recommended

Developmental Soccer games will begin on September 14
Saturday games will take place at OBGC Field #3

Boys 9:00am-10:00am
Girls  10:30am-11:30am

 

Volunteer Coaches
We are always looking for more coaches! If you enjoy working with and playing with children please consider volunteering. If you are interested in coaching please sign up to coach on the OBGC website.

 

A Note about Registration
Due to a rapidly growing program and a limited number of fields and volunteer coaches, OBGC is forced to limit the number of players in each league and on each team. Please register as early as possible.
Questions regarding registration should be directed to obgcadm@obgc.com

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