CAPE ST. CLAIRE REC COUNCIL:SOCCER SPRING 2024
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Commissioner – Ryan Hogan rjhogan3d@gmail.com 

U5 Soccer Starters - Game Schedule

SOCCER STARTERS GAME SCHEDULE
ALL GAMES ARE AT CSC ELEMENTARY FIELD 1

Starters Teams:
 Coach: Dina Tsihlas, Team Name: Mini Spartans 
 Coach: Jon Van Dyke, Team Name: Orange Crush 
 Coach: Nathaniel Van Horn, Team Name: -
 Coach: Tim Dugan, Team Name: Ninja Turtles 

Game Schedule:
Saturday April 13th
9am -  Mini Spartans  vs  Orange Crush 
9:45am -  Nate Van Horn  vs  Ninja Turtles 

Sunday April 21st
1pm -  Nate Van Horn  vs  Mini Spartans 
1:45pm -  Ninja Turtles  vs  Orange Crush 

Saturday April 27th
9am -  Mini Spartans  vs  Ninja Turtles 
9:45am -  Orange Crush  vs  Nate Van Horn 

Saturday May 4th 
9am -  Nate Van Horn  vs  Ninja Turtles 
9:45am -  Mini Spartans  vs  Orange Crush 

Saturday May 11th
9am -  Ninja Turtles  vs  Orange Crush 
9:45am -  Nate Van Horn  vs  Mini Spartans 

Saturday May 18th
9am -  Orange Crush  vs  Nate Van Horn 
9:45am -  Mini Spartans  vs  Ninja Turtles 

Saturday May 25th
No Games Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday June 2nd
1pm -  Mini Spartans  vs  Orange Crush 
1:45pm -  Nate Van Horn  vs  Ninja Turtles 

Saturday June 8th
9am -  Nate Van Horn  vs  Mini Spartans 
9:45am -  Ninja Turtles  vs  Orange Crush 

U7 Soccer Academy - Game Schedule

SOCCER ACADEMY GAME SCHEDULE
ALL GAMES ARE AT CSC ELEMENTARY FIELDS 3 & 4

Academy Teams:
 Coach: Andrea Ascencio, Team Name: Flamingos 
 Coach: Robert Watson, Team Name: Bees 
 Coach: Jennie Stevens-Nelson, Team Name: Gators 
 Coach: Jarrett Grosskettler , Team Name: Blue Angels 
 Coach: Ryan Hogan, Team Name: Panthers 

Game Schedule:
Saturday April 13th
10:30am -  Panthers  vs  Flamingos  - Field 3
11:15am -  Panthers  vs  Blue Angels  - Field 3
10:30am -  Bees  vs  Gators  - Field 4

Sunday April 21st
1:45pm -  Flamingos  vs  Bees  - Field 3
2:30pm -  Flamingos  vs  Blue Angels - Field 3
2:30pm -  Gators  vs  Panthers  - Field 4

Saturday April 27th
10:30am -  Blue Angels  vs  Bees  - Field 3
11:15am -  Blue Angels  vs  Gators  - Field 3
10:30pm -  Flamingos  vs  Panthers  - Field 4

Saturday May 4th 
10:30am -  Bees  vs  Gators  - Field 3
11:15am -  Bees  vs  Panthers  - Field 3
10:30am -  Flamingos  vs  Blue Angels  - Field 4

Saturday May 11th
10:30am -  Gators  vs  Panthers  - Field 3
11:15am -  Gators  vs  Flamingos  - Field 3
10:30am -  Blue Angels  vs  Bees  - Field 4

Saturday May 18th
10:30am -  Panthers  vs  Flamingos  - Field 3
11:15am -  Panthers  vs  Blue Angels  - Field 3
10:30am -  Bees  vs  Gators  - Field 4

Saturday May 25th
No Games Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday June 2nd
2:30pm -  Flamingos  vs  Blue Angels  - Field 3
3:15pm -  Flamingos  vs  Bees  - Field 3
2:30pm -  Gators  vs  Panthers  - Field 4

Saturday June 8th
10:30am -  Blue Angels  vs  Gators  - Field 3
11:15am -  Blue Angels  vs  Panthers  - Field 3
10:30am -  Flamingos  vs  Bees  - Field 4

Saturday June 15th **TOURNAMENT**
Coming Soon

Community Soccer Rules

SOCCER STARTERS AND ACADEMY RULES
First rule of this community league soccer is to HAVE FUN. The purpose of this league is to get kids moving around outside, making new friends, and fostering interest in soccer.

The rules are in place to simplify the game for younger children and to promote safety.

SHARED ACADEMY/STARTERS RULES:
1. Player Equipment: Players are required to wear shin guards and cleats or sneakers during all practices and games.
2. Team Size*: 5v5 players can be on the field (includes academy goalie)
3. Referees: coaches will referee the games, we encourage that a parent helps time the game and notifies the coaches when they reach halftime and the end of the game.
4. Substitutes*: Substitutions can be made between quarters or when a child looks too tired to continue playing. Everyone on the bench shall be substituted in between quarters.
5. Equal Play Time: All children should have a turn playing during the game for an equal time, within reason. Coaches are not expected to keep track of the minutes that each child playing, but make best efforts. We want to foster inclusivity, everyone gets an equal turn.
6. Coin Toss: Coaches can toss a coin or just decide who gets ball first. Players on defense are outside of the circle on kickoff.
7. Scorekeeping: Scores are not kept (with the exception of the Soccer Academy Tournament at the end of the season)
8. NO Heading the Ball: Heading balls at this young of an age can cause severe injury. 
9. NO Offsides
10. NO Penalty Kicks
11. NO Hand Balls: We do NOT call hand balls. Explain the rule to children then continue play.
12. Overly Aggressive Behavior: Intentionally hurting other players will not be tolerated (Slide Tackling, Grabbing, Elbowing, etc.) repeated offenses can lead to league expulsion.
13. Audience Behavior: Spectators must use positive/encouraging language. If you are not the coach avoid shouting directions to the players, this can cause confusion for the players. 
14. Player Side-Line Behavior: Benches will be provided to teams for games. Children are expected to stay with their team during the game. This allows children to cheer on their teammates together and coaches to easily substitute them into the game. A child that is not on the bench may play less than a child that is.
15. Domination Rule: All attempts should be made to limit players dominating a game. If a child scores three goals move him/her to defense for the remainder of the half. They can return to the striker position in the second half. Rule starts over in second half.
16. Game Cancellations: If poor weather conditions occur, the commissioner will send a cancellation notification via email by 7:30am on Saturday morning. No rain dates (with the exception of the academy tournament).
17. Practice Cancellations: If poor weather conditions occur, the coaches will notify their respective teams a notification on whether they are cancelling or moving practice.

STARTERS-EXCLUSIVE RULES
18A. Approximate Game Duration*: 30 minutes total. 4x 6 minute quarters. Time stops between quarters for sub-rotation. 5 minute halftime break.
19A. Kick-in: If the ball goes out of bounds, a player on the opposing team will kick the ball in.
20A. Goalies: Starters do NOT get goalies.

ACADEMY-EXCLUSIVE RULES
18B. Approximate Game Duration*: 40 minutes total. 4x 8 minute quarters. Time stops between quarters for sub-rotation. 5 minute halftime break.
19B. Throw-in/Corner Kicks: If the ball goes out of bounds, a player on the opposing team will throw the ball in (we are not enforcing feet on the ground rule) or preform a corner kick.
20B. Goalies: Academy teams may play the goalie position.
21B. Goalie Kick: Goalies kick the goalie kick NOT another player.
22B. Goalie Punting: Goalies should NOT punt the ball, they should throw the ball in. The field is small and punting often leads to unintentional heading incidences.
23B. Goalie Uniform: Goalies should wear a penny or shirt of a different color then their uniform to be easily distinguished from other players on their team.

* Asterisked rules are flexible based on mutual decisions made by both of the coaches the day of the game

County Games

COUNTY GAMES
This section is for children in U8 and older. The season runs from 04/05/2024 to 06/09/2024. Games will be held at varying locations in Anne Arundel County with Bay Head Park being our home field. The county game rules are maintained by the county here. The schedules are created by Anne Arundel Parks and Recreation, direct links by team are below:
U8 Girls Potier
U9 Girls Ascencio

Coaches

INTERESTED IN COACHING?
Here's your chance to be a role model, a mentor, and a source of inspiration for young athletes in our community. Whether you're a seasoned coach or a newcomer eager to share your love for the game, we welcome individuals from all backgrounds and experience levels. 

To be a coach first, fill out the Coach Registration on this website. Next, complete the Recreation & Parks Volunteer Background Check and Coaches Certification (both last for 3 years). The cost of the background check may be reimbursed upon request.

Coach Registration

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