Registration for the 2013 Summer Rec Program opens March 1.
NEW THIS YEAR - u14! Players play in mixed age groups of 12, 13 and 14 year olds.
The Kick-off Camp will take place on Sat., June 1 at Pearl Park. Registered u6-u14 players will meet their coach and team members and receive their uniform. Immediately following will be a free clinic led by MU's professional trainers.
The schedule for the day is:
Girls: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Boys: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Games run June 3-July 25.
About MU’s Recreational U5 - U14 Soccer League
Don’t miss an opportunity to join the fastest growing soccer club in the state of Minnesota. Over the last 4 years MU has seen growth in its traveling program from 23 to 56 teams and a recreational youth soccer program that has grown from 200 players to over 1,000 players.
5 year old program: High Fivers!
Sessions will take place at Pearl Park on Fridays from May 31-July 26 at rotating times of either 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00PM. Boys & girls train together. The sessions are coached by older MU team players who are mentored by Dean Campbell. The cost is $80, is 8 sessions and includes a t-shirt. Dates are May 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26. No session on July 5 (holiday).
MU’s Recreational Youth Soccer League provides an exciting atmosphere for over 900 boys and girls U6 through U14 ages that runs from June 3 to July 25 at Pearl Park. The 70 team league offers a 15 game season along with a kick-off camp on June 1.
The Recreation Soccer Program counts on parent coaches to hold practices and run games. This means we need at least one parent to volunteer to coach each team to ensure your child as a team to play on. We would like to thank the many parents who have signed up to coach in past years and we hope you'll volunteer to coach or assist in coaching again! You can sign up to coach during registration.
Coaches Meeting and Training
For our Rec. coaches, there will be A MANDATORY COACH AND ASST. COACH MEETING on Sat., May 18, location TBD. This meeting will prepare all coaches for the upcoming season. Kit Lowen, MU's Rec. Admin. as well as Greg Wheaton, MU's Executive Director, will be in attendance to discuss the upcoming season, the future of the program, and how to prepare recreation players and families to transition to our Traveling Program. Team rosters will be available to the coaches at this time. Immediately following the meeting there will be a free practice session with the kids run by Greg and MU's Camp Director, Zafer. The content of the session will be fun games and exercises that can be implemented with the teams. Coaches will receive a manual with these games and exercises. All Rec. coaches are invited to attend.
• High quality uniform package that includes jersey, shorts and socks
• Kick-Off Training Camp for all u6-u14 players
• 15 game season
•Professionally led practice session and coach manual for all coaches wanting to coach for MU
Summer '13 playing age
Age level is determined by player’s age on August 1st of the previous year. (For example: U8 means the player was “under 8” on August 1st last year.) See chart below to determine age level that corresponds to player’s birth date:
U5 : 8/1/07 - 7/31/08
U6 : 8/1/06 - 7/31/07
U7 : 8/1/05 - 7/31/06
U8 : 8/1/04 - 7/31/05
U9 : 8/1/03 - 7/31/04
U10 : 8/1/02 - 7/31/03
U11 : 8/1/01 - 7/31/02
U12: 8/1/00 - 7/31/01
U13: 8/1/99 - 7/31/00
U14: 8/1/98 - 7/31/99
U5 $80, U6 – U7 $115, U8 – U14 $125. Registration deadline is May 1. We will accept late registrations only if space is available. A $35 late fee will be added. All cancelled regsitrations will also be charged $35.
MU Rec soccer is an all volunteer organization and could not happen without the help from our parents. Please consider volunteering in one of these areas: Rec Coach Organizer- 6 volunteers needed to insures that each team has a volunteer coach, approximately a 1 month commitment, must be done by June 1. Pearl Park Parents- Many volunteers needed on M/T/W/Th nights in June and July during games to help direct families to fields and answer questions. Volunteering for the Rec season can be done during the registration process.
Going from Rec Soccer to Traveling Soccer!
For players who would like to transition to our Traveling Program please check out our u9 – u11 tryouts July 10-11 and the u12-u18 tryouts July 27-28 at the Neiman Sports Complex at Ft. Snelling.
Do you have questions?
Many answers can be found on the Related Links above:
Other questions can be directed to the Rec. Admin, Kit Lowen: firstname.lastname@example.org