Recreational

 

Recreational

At CFJ-LA, recreational play is intramural, that is, our teams only play otherCFJ-LA teams at our fields. Practice and games are held at the same facility. The teams are coached and trained by volunteers, usually parents of the players. Scores and league standings are not kept. Development of our players is our key concern. The club mandates a minimum of 50% playing time for each player except in certain circumstances involving injury or discipline. Recreational play is the only play available in the U-6 and U-8 age groups.

U6 (4 and 5 year old players) U8 (7 and 8 year old players)

PARK DIRECTORS

Audubon Park: Paul Marinaro (paulmarinaro@gmail.com)

City Park: Jesse Jacobi (jjacobi@chicagofirejuniorslouisiana.com)

Lions Fields Kenner: David Wright (dwright@chicagofirejuniorslouisiana.com)


The leagues are divided into boys' and girls' divisions, which play both fall and spring seasons. Each season affords the opportunity to participate in about seven to ten games over the course of an 8 to 12 week season. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. The teams play what is called
"Small-sided games", which consist of either4v4with no goalkeepers for U6. U8s play 6v6 and includes a goalkeeper. The game is played in quarters and substitutions are made at the quarter. As always, the main emphasis is on player development, understanding the basics of the game and utilization of basic ball handling skills. However, this emphasis goes hand in hand with an emphasis on fun and providing an overall positive soccer experience for the youth player.

U6/8 Rec is offered at the following campuses:

Kenner Lions: Fields Fall and Spring

City Park: Fall and Spring

Audubon Park: Fall and Spring

Fall Season: 1 September – mid November

Spring Season: Mid February to mid April

U10 (9 and 10 year old player)

U10 Recreational teams play small sided games in a 8v8 format. Goal Keepers are used at this age group. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. Games consist of two 25 min halves.

U10 Rec is offered at the following campuses:

Lafreniere Park: Fall and Spring

City Park: Fall and Spring

Audubon Park: Fall and Spring

Spring Season: January 21, 2013 – April 20, 2013                                                                    

Fall Season: mid Sep - mid Nov

U12 (11 and 12 year old player)

U12 Recreational teams play small sided games in an 8v8 format. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. Games consist of two 30 min halves.

Spring Season: January 21, 2013 – April 20, 2013                                                                      

Fall Season: mid Sep - mid Nov

14 (13 and 14 year old player)

U 14 Recreational teams play small sided games in an 8v8 format. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. Games consist of two 30 min halves.

Spring Season: February 25, 2013 – May 25, 2013                                                                     

Fall Season: mid Sep - mid Nov

U16 (15 and 16 year old player) -18 (17 and 18 year old player)

U16/18 Recreational teams play small sided games in an 8v8 format. Each team usually holds 2 one-hour practice sessions every week. Games consist of two 35 min halves.

Spring Season: February 25, 2013 – May 25, 2013                                                                      

Fall Season: mid Sep - mid Nov

U12-18 Rec is offered at the following campuses:

Lafreniere Park: Fall and Spring

City Park: Fall and Spring

Audubon Park: Fall and Spring

Age group Administrator

David Richardson – ldp910dr@yahoo.com

You can register at the Chicago Fire Junior Louisiana web site at the link below,

http://www.chicagofirejuniorslouisiana.com/Registration.php

 

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