Intramural soccer is the basis and starting point of your young child's soccer career. FSC will provide training and will schedule small sided games to help develop your child in soccer. This is not all about winning and losing but having your child start to learn the game and become comfortable with the ball. We encourage the kids to learn and most of all have fun..
This is something offered to our U7 (spring only) & U8 age groups. This is additional training and games that is made to prepare your child for Competitive Travel Soccer, which starts at age U9. We encourage children that are more interested in soccer at a young age to join. The format is similar to Travel soccer as you will practice during the week in addition to any Intramural practices and you will play home and away games on Sunday's against other Long Island teams. This is an excellent way to help give your child a "step up" before Travel soccer tryouts that start at U9.
This is a very long answer so let me shorten it.. This is the next step in soccer as your child is getting older. Travel Soccer is a commitment, both financially and time wise. This is the point where it becomes a bit more competitive and teaches your children not only the basics but more skill, conditioning, and the drive to excel to win. There is much to learn in winning but equally as much to learn in losing a game, they will learn both. This level of soccer plays all year with minimal time off. They train both indoors and outdoors, play league games all over Long Island, play in tournaments both locally and sometimes out of state. The cost is a monthly charge based on the cost of your teams trainers, Tournament fee's, league fee's, uniforms etc.. Your child will no longer play in the Intramural program at this point. Your team will train 2-3 times a week and play on the weekend. This is where they will learn to go to the next level in soccer. Although this is a commitment, it is truly a great experience for your child as they learn and grow over the years with team members, coaches, etc.. Your child will try out for the team each year and may continue all the way through to College.(hopefully with a soccer scholarship) One of the most recent Farmingdale Soccer teams that "aged out" was the Farmingdale United. Out of the 20 kids on the team, 13 received Division 1 college scholarships, and 7 received Division 2 College Scholarships! This is a great example of what the hard work of the kids and the commitment from the parents can produce!
The 135 League is basically the Intramural level as the children get to the age of u9 and up. This team will consist of kids from a few different situations:
1-They may have not made the travel team that year and would like to continue playing soccer to learn, get better and prepare for tryouts next year.
2-Some kids may have the skill level to play Travel Soccer but might not be able to make the commitment time wise.
3-Some kids might enjoy playing the game but are not looking for a very competitive atmosphere.
Whatever the reason may be, we at Farmingdale Soccer Club want these kids to continue to play the game and we will provide an environment for them to do so. They will have optional practices and will play games on the weekend.
Farmingdale Soccer is now using the calender year birth date system for our Intramural soccer program. What that means is that your child will be playing with the children that were born in the same year. So if your child was born in 2010, he/she will be playing in the " 2010 " age group regardless of what month they were born in. If they were born in 2012, they will be playing in the "2012" age group, etc....
"U10" is short for "My soccer age is Under 10". Currently U10 means you where born in 2014 .
What that means is that your child will be playing with the children that were born in the same year. So if your child was born in 2010, he/she will be playing in the " 2010 " age group regardless of what month they were born in. If they were born in 2012, they will be playing in the "2012" age group, etc....