for Eastern Lexington County
Cayce – Lexington – Oak Grove – Pine Ridge
Red Bank – South Congaree – Springdale – West Columbia
Chris Hooker - Recreational Director
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Michael Kleinfelder - Youth Technical Director
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CRFC West Metro's Rec program has three main goals:
Our recreation program adheres to US Youth Soccer's recommendations for a developmentally appropriate program. Our goal is to provide a place to learn about the game of soccer while having fun.
Volunteer to Coach
- Coach your child's team
- Team picture
- Registration fees refunded (head coach only)
Requirements to Head Coach Rec Soccer
- Played soccer or coached a sport
- Interest in creating a fun experience for children
- Understanding the basic rules (see laws of the game below)
Requirements to Assistant Coach Rec Soccer
- A smile and caring attitude for children
- Willingness to help the head coach keep players active
Time commitment is whatever you can provide. Attendance at 100% of practices and games is not mandatory. Head and assistant coaches can cover for each other. One or more parents can be asked to substitute coach during absences. Just communicate this ahead of time.
Parent Info and Tips
It is mandatory to wear shin guards completely under soccer socks. Shin guards are an important piece of protective gear in soccer and they prevent many painful injuries. What may be less well known is that wearing socks over the shin guards is also a matter of safety.
The edge of some shin guards is a potential cut/scrape hazard. There have been instances of a serious injury when two players collided. One player was injured by the uncovered shin guards of another player. Wear the shin guards under soccer socks or use shin guards that are integrated into socks. Bonus tip: shin guards can be washed in the washing machine.
Provide your player with a water bottle for practice and games. There are limited drinking fountains at our facilities so all players need to bring their own beverages. Dehydration is an important factor for safety and enjoyment of the game. Make sure your player has water every day.
Bring your own ball to practices. Put your name and phone number on the ball in permanent marker. U5-8 use size 3, U9-12 use size 4, U13 and up use size 5 balls.
- U5/U6 = 3v3 Soccer (30x20) size 3
- U7/U8 = 4v4 Soccer (30x25) size 3
- U9/U10 = 6v6 Soccer w/GKs (60x45) size 4
- U11/U12 = 8v8 Soccer w/GKs (80x55) size 4
Small sided games have a universal appeal as each player is totally involved in the game and develops skills at an accelerated pace. The U5/6 program encourages movement through soccer related children’s games. A young player’s soccer experience should be a positive and fun one. Competitive pressures should be discouraged and players should be focused on the “everyone wins” theory.
Through CRFC West Metro, children will be taught the basics of dribbling, passing, and trapping. U6, U8, and U10 have developmental priorities assigned by the Director of Coaching. U5/6 players will be expected to be able to dribble and develop a soft first touch. More importantly, they will have fun and develop a love for the game. U11/U12 players will be introduced to a bigger field and small groups.
Our players will practice once a week for 60 minutes and play one game a week. Games will be four 10 minute quarters. The season includes 10 weeks of scheduled practices and 8 games.
Our players will practice once a week for 60 minutes and play one game a week. Games will be two 25 minute halves. The season includes 10 weeks of scheduled practices and 8 games.
Our players will practice once a week for 60 minutes and play one game a week. Games will be two 30 minute halves. The season includes 10 weeks of scheduled practices and 8 games.
- Fall season begins in late August and ends in November.
- Spring season begins the middle of February through middle of May.
Cost: $75 – includes uniform. Early Bird Registration - $60
To register or for more information on CRFC West Metro, please visit: www.congareerapid.com