Outdoor

Fall Instructional Soccer 2014

Spring Instructional Soccer

The Fall Instructional League will begin it's first games on September 6th! 
 
The Kirkwood Soccer Club Instructional League Program is designed to teach soccer skills.  Emphasis is placed on learning and enjoyment, not only winning.  Teams of similar age groups are geographically formed and play each other within a KSC sponsored league.  With the belief that participation is the best way to improve soccer skills, club regulations require that each participant play at least half of every game.  Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.  All of our coaches are parent volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering as a head coach or assistant coach, PLEASE let us know.  We will provide you with the training, literature, and support you need to succeed.

Our Fall League will begin Saturday, September 6th and wrap up on November 1st. Age groups are 18 months  to 18 years old. Uniforms are needed beginning with Soccer Tots and older.  A reversible jersey or a complete uniform are offered. Uniforms can be ordered online through a link that will be online using the link on the Instructional Page.

Important Dates:

June 23, 2014  Spring Registration opens on-line. Early-Bird $6 in effect

July 4, 2014 Last day of $6 Early-Bird discount

August 22, 2014 Registration closes.  Players will be accepted as space allows.  Late fees apply after August 22nd.


August 29, 2014 U12, U14 and U16-18 coaches meetings

August 30, 2014 Soccer Tot and Kinderkicker coaches meeting (6 PM)
U8 and U10 coaches meetings (7:15 PM)

September 6, 2014 Opening day

October 11, 2014 No games Columbus Day Weekend

November 1, 2014 Last games of the season


Programs


Itty Bitty Sports..

Our youngest players. This is a parent/child interactive sports experience for 18 to 35 month olds.  Parents and players will learn the basics of soccer, basketball, kickball, bowling and many other sports with the emphasis on having FUN!  Registrations are currently being taken.  The session times for the Itty Bitty Program is 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Our Kirkaroo Program...

Is for 3 year olds, sessions are held in our indoor arena on Saturdays.  The session times for the Kirkaroos are 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. This is a parent/child participation program.Our goal is to introduce basic soccer skills through creative and fun activities. The curriculum is designed around weekly themes. Our energetic staff assures loads of fun and fast action instruction!!!! Our mascot "Kirkaroo"

Kirkaroos Plus Program...
Designed for our 3 1/2 year old players.  While maintaining a thematic approach to teaching the kirkaroos basic skills, the Kirkaroos Plus program is designed to introduce the players and parents to the Soccer Tots program in the fall.  The last two spring classes will be outside (weather permitting) with mini training sessions followed by short games on our small sided fields. This session will be held at 2 PM each Saturday.  Only players that are 3 1/2 years old may register.  When registering your child choose the 2 PM option and your child will be registered as a Kirkaroo.  

Soccer Tots...

Outdoor team play begins with our 4 year olds.  Teams are coached by parents, practices are held generally once a week.  This league is not gender specific.  The times, days and locations of practice are determined by the coach.  They will play games on Saturdays using small sided games 4 vs 4.  The fields will be 60' x 90', goals are 2' x 6'. There are no goalkeepers used.  The expectations from this program include: learning team concepts, developing technical skills (passing, dribbling, shooting).  You will need to purchase a uniform for this program. (Practical Hint: Order it a little big so that you can get few seasons out of it!)

Kinderkickers... 

When you are 5 years old, you play with the Kinderkickers. They will continue to work on their skills and team concepts. Parents are the coaches. Teams may begin to practice twice a week. Games will be on Saturdays using small sided games of  4 vs 4.  The fields will be 60' x 90', goals are 2' x 6'. There are no goalkeepers used. This league is not gender specific.

U8 and Older

We have separate divisions for boys and girls.  Practices are held twice a week by parent coaches, games are on Saturdays.  Fields are 90' x 120', goals are 5' x 6'. 

Soccer Tots through U10's play each other in a league format on our grass fields on Saturdays at the Kirkwood Complex.


U12 and older-players participate in an Interclub League. This league is in New Castle County and games are played against teams in similar age groups from the local clubs. Games are played at Kirkwood Soccer and the local clubs.  The schedule is generated by Delaware Youth Soccer Association.

HOME JERSEY IS YELLOW AND AWAY JERSEY IS BLUE


Payment must be received before a player will be placed on a team

AGE GROUPS Born on or Before Born On or After REGISTRATION FEE
Kirkaroos 7/31/12 8/1/11 $80.00
Soccer Tots 7/31/10 8/1/09 $80.00
Kinderkickers 7/31/09 8/1/08 $80.00
Under 8 7/31/08 8/1/06 $80.00
Under 10 7/31/06 8/1/04 $80.00
Under 12 7/31/04 8/1/02 $80.00
Under 14 7/31/02 8/1/00 $80.00
Under 16 7/31/00 8/1/98 $80.00
Under 18 7/31/98 8/1/96
$80.00


To Register:

On the upper right corner of this page, click on "Register" if you are not logged in, or on "My Account" if you are already logged in.  
For NEW users, when you set up your account, you need to register each of your children as "Participants", the system will recommend individual programs for everyone in your family.
AGE GROUPS BEGIN END REGISTRATION FEE
Kirkaroos 8/1/07 9/1/08 $60.00
Soccer Tots 8/1/06 7/31/07 $60.00
Kinderkickers 8/1/05 7/31/06 $60.00
Under 8 8/1/03 7/31/05 $70.00
Under 10 8/1/01 7/31/03 $70.00
Under 12 8/1/99 7/31/01 $70.00
Under 14 8/1/97 7/31/99 $70.00
Under 16 8/1/95 7/31/97 $70.00
Under 18 8/1/93 7/31/95 $70.00
AGE GROUPS BEGIN END REGISTRATION FEE
Kirkaroos 8/1/07 9/1/08 $60.00
Soccer Tots 8/1/06 7/31/07 $60.00
Kinderkickers 8/1/05 7/31/06 $60.00
Under 8 8/1/03 7/31/05 $70.00
Under 10 8/1/01 7/31/03 $70.00
Under 12 8/1/99 7/31/01 $70.00
Under 14 8/1/97 7/31/99 $70.00
Under 16 8/1/95 7/31/97 $70.00
Under 18 8/1/93 7/31/95 $70.00

Uniform Order


The Eurosport web page is waiting for your order!  You have two uniform options for our league:
  • KSC Reversible Shirt    $15.94  + shipping

  • (2) Estro Jerseys, (1)Blue jersey and (1)Yellow jersey, Striker Shorts, Classic Socks   $39.34  + Shipping
We are now using Eurosport for ordering our Instructional Uniforms.  We no longer carry uniforms at the Club.
  
You can order either a reversible uniform or the entire uniform kit at the following link:


http://www.soccer.com/playerpassnav/teamGateway_2.0.php?club_id=18229294






Instructional League Schedules

Spring 2014 Instructional League Schedules


All  schedules are now  posted under "Team Central"

Directions to Inter-club fields

Inter-club league rules

Instructional League Rules

Instructional League Program FAQ

When will I hear from the Coach?

Players will be notified several weeks after registration ends. Please put a home phone number or a number where there is an answering machine. This will make communications by the coach more efficient. NO BEEPER NUMBERS PLEASE!

Do I have to travel to Kirkwood to practice?

No! Kirkwood has teams and practice sites throughout new Castle County - Newark, Bear, New Castle, Wilmington, and  Middletown to name a few. We are not restricted to just the area surrounding the Complex.

When and where to we practice?

The Club does not dictate the time or neighborhood location for practice. Coaches select a neighborhood location and time once they have their roster.   The older teams only have 2 or 3 teams, so the location may not be close. Teams practice an average of twice weekly. All age brackets will play games on Saturdays. Older age groups (U12 and older) may play games with other soccer clubs on area fields.

How are teams formed?

We try to have teams set up geographically with the intent of having practice closer to you, however we can't guarantee that we will have enough coaches in each neighborhood.
Requests for a specific coach cannot be honored. Due to a large number of turnovers of players from season to season, it is impossible to keep teams intact.  

What equipment do I need?

Mandatory equipment:
  • KSC reversible shirt or uniform
  • Appropriate size soccer ball
  • Shin guards and socks covering shin guards  must be worn by all players.
  • Soccer shoes or cleats

What size soccer ball should my child use?

Soccer balls vary in size depending upon the age group:
Size#3 Soccer Tots, Kinderkickers, Under 8
Size#4 Under 10 & 12
Size#5 Under 14 & older

Kirkaroos - 3 Year Old Program Is A Hit!



The Kirkaroo program will begin on April 6, 2013.  Players need to be born between 8/1/2009 -7/31/10.  Sessions will be held at 11AM, 12 PM & 1 PM  and  players can choose a time slot when registering for the program.  This program has been a huge "hit" and if you determine the success of the program by the smiles on the player's and parent's faces, it is a BIG success!!



The program focuses on introducing the players and their families to the sport of soccer.  Every week, the parents and the players learn new skills together.  The primary goal is to have fun while learning through games and drills. 



In our program, the parents play an integral part.  They are on the field with their child, learning, coaching and cheering at the same time!



Keeping the drills fun and purposeful is the primary focus of our dedicated coaching staff. Our staff is lead by Dave Freeth and other trained staff members.
 


The next session will begin registration in January for our  spring season.  The league size is limited, so sign up early!