CHYSC Indoor Soccer Winter 2014
Please review the details below regarding the Indoor Soccer program, then click the link below to register.
You must register online through the Club website in order to be eligible to play.
The Club sponsors an Indoor Soccer program that runs from January through mid-March. This year, the program will run from Thursday January 2 through Sunday March 16.
Our Indoor program for 2014 will include boys and girls groups /teams from u08 – u15, which includes players aged 7 through 15.
The program for a particular age group can only take place if there are adequate volunteers willing and able to organize and coach the group /team. And teams can only be formed if a sufficient number of players register and qualify for a team.
The fee this year will be $165 per player (plus Family Dues of $25 if not yet paid for calendar year 2013. Even though the Indoor Soccer program activities will start in January 2014, Indoor Soccer is considered a 2013 sport for the purposes of collecting annual Club dues, because sometimes Indoor soccer starts in December). Fees are due at the time of registration.
If you register but there are not the necessary volunteer coaches and/or sufficient players for the group and all activities for that age group are cancelled, you will be issued a full refund, including family dues.
Some parents have many questions about how age grouping works; please see the separate page HERE for all the details.
However, you don’t need to be familiar with all the details: when you register your player will automatically be placed in the right age group by birth date, and you will be put on the contact lists of the appropriate coaches.
Goals of the program are to balance skill development with competitive play, to be economical, and to be local (to minimize travel) as much as possible. While players (and parents) love the competitive play, we consider skill development to be of primary importance for the winter Indoor program, especially at the younger ages.
The Indoor program is structured around skill development and Futsal, the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Futsal is played on a hard gym floor (not artificial turf), uses a ball with less bounce, and does not involve playing off the walls. It is considered the best indoor approach for developing technique, game awareness and fitness. The smaller space also ensures that all players are involved in the action. Futsal has been at the core of the Spanish and Brazilian soccer cultures and the results have spoken for themselves. See Futsal video, About Futsal and Futsal vs Indoor Soccer to learn more.
The Indoor program will include two primary activities: technical training, and competitive league play – with some variations by age group as explained below.
1. The program will include 10 training sessions / clinics, the majority led by an outside professional trainer. This education and focus on development is the core of the program, and the most valuable piece for any player who wants to improve their soccer skills. Training and clinics will take place primarily on Saturdays, but some age-group clinics will take place on weeknights. (Specific days/times by age group will be published shortly. Some age groups may be combined as necessary for the training sessions).
2. The program will include participation in the Futsal league at the Germantown Life Enrichment Center (“GLEC”) located at 5722 Greene St., on Saturdays and Sundays. (Exceptions: the GLEC Futsal League is open to teams from u10 – u13. Our u14 group will find another venue for competitive play. Our u09 team/s will play as u10 “B” teams, and our u08 teams will play in an intramural format, with some games against outside teams but not with a regular league schedule. Team formation for the GLEC league will be skill-based, at the coach’s discretion (So-called A/B/C teams, rather than equal teams comprised of players of divergent skill-levels. The objective is to have the minimum distance between the most-skilled and least-skilled players on a given team).
New this year in the Futsal league: Teams will play in a 4v4 format (including goalkeeper), one less player. This means more space and more touches per player. Other rule changes encourage the goalkeeper to play more of a field-player role throughout the game. Also, teams will play 25 minute halves (50 minute games), vs 20 minute halves last year. This may not seem like a lot on paper but it will make a significant difference in terms of touches and amount of play.
The training sessions / clinics are open to everyone; they are not limited to those players who played travel soccer in the fall. However, since the GLEC league format is 4v4 the ideal roster size is 6-7 players (8 maximum). Formation of teams for the GLEC league is dependent on the availability of coaches, and the number of players who register. We will endeavor to place everyone on a team, but if it does not work out, determinations will be made by tryout. If a player is not placed on a GLEC league team, they will be issued a $50 refund. At coaches discretion, “playing up” may be permitted in the indoor program in order to facilitate the formation of league teams.
IF a coach and group/team opts out of the futsal league component of the program (or in the case of u14s, if that option is not available by age), the group will participate in another for-pay league elsewhere (which specific league still TBD). Since other for-pay leagues are typically more expensive than the GLEC Futsal league, the coach will be responsible for balance-billing the families directly for any difference in fees.
Players are encouraged to bring their own balls to training sessions. The club will provide a link to purchase an official Futsal-spec practice ball at the Club’s discounted price, but a deflated outdoor ball (size #4 or #3) will work fine.
Registration fees will include a Club-standard reversible pinnie and socks (reusable for the outdoor travel season). Full uniforms will not be provided. Players are required to wear shin guards at all times. Indoor soccer shoes are preferable to sneakers.
Tournament play: Depending on interest level of the group, schedules and other logistics, the coach may identify competitive tournaments and enter a team. Tournament fees are considered an additional cost from the base program and are not covered by registration fees. Please note, if a group chooses to participate in the EPYSA “Indoor Cups”, the roster is limited to the EPYSA-approved fall Travel team roster.
Age chart for the 2013-2014 season:
|Age Group||Birth date is between:|
|u08||August 1, 2005 — July 31, 2006|
|u09||August 1, 2004 — July 31, 2005|
|u10||August 1, 2003 — July 31, 2004|
|u11||August 1, 2002 — July 31, 2003|
|u12||August 1, 2001 — July 31, 2002|
|u13||August 1, 2000 — July 31, 2001|
|u14||August 1, 1999 — July 31, 2000|
|u15||August 1, 1998 — July 31, 1999|
|u16||August 1, 1997 — July 31, 1998|
|u17||August 1, 1996 — July 31, 1997|
|u18||August 1, 1995 — July 31, 1994|
|u19||August 1, 1993 — July 31, 1994|
If you have any questions, please contact Indoor Commissioner Rick Moseley
For the list of 2013 fall Travel program coaches (most of whom will be involved in the Indoor program in some capacity) go here.