Welcome to BHSA's
7-9 Recreational Soccer
SPRING age is AS OF APRIL 1st, you must be SEVEN by APRIL 1st
FALL age is AS OF AUGUST 1st, you must be SEVEN by AUGUST 1st
All teams are co-ed
LEAGUE IS RECREATIONAL AND NOT INSTRUCTIONAL or COMPETITIVE
The purpose of this league is for the players to experience the basics of the game of soccer.
The players will experience the concept of teamwork and the rules of the game are more enforced.
Games are 7 vs 7 (6 field palyers + 1 goalie) this way each player has more of a chance to touch the ball and be involved in the game
Min amount of players needed to play a game is 6
Games are approximately 30 minutes per half which are broken up into 4 15minute quarters.
The OFFSIDE rule is NOT enforced at this level (unless the attacking player is blatantly hanging out by the goal, see guidelines)
HEADING OF THE BALL IS NOT ALLOWED
SLIDE TACKLING IS NOT ALLOWED
Teams meet ONCE a week for practice from either *5-6pm or 6-7pm
*time is dependent on coaches preference
All games are played on Saturday afternoon, times TBD
**some games will be played during the week at 6pm**
There are no PLAYOFFS at this level
ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
SIZE 4 SOCCER BALL
GOALIES MUST BE PROTECTED FROM HARM, ONCE A GOALIE TOUCHES THE BALL REGARDLESS OF ABSOLUTE POSSESSION THE PLAY WILL BE BLOWN DEAD. IF THE GOALIE IS BENDING DOWN TO PICK UP A BALL AND A PLAYER FROM THE OPPOSING TEAM IS ATTACKING THE BALL THE PLAY WILL BE BLOWN DEAD, THE SAFETY OF THE PLAYERS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOALS SCORED AND WINNING!!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THIS IS A RECREATIONAL LEAGUE
and NOT a COMPETITIVE / INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE