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Kids Soccer Leagues

27
August
Time and Location
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Fegenbush Campus

Contact

Jeff Smith
recreation@highview.org
Registration closed on
Friday, August 12, 2022

Kids Soccer Leagues

Join Highview's Recreation Ministry for co-ed soccer leagues for kids in ages 4 years old through 5th grade! Games are played at Fegenbush Campus (7711 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville, KY 40228). Registration begins July 3 and ends July 31.  The cost is $35 per child.

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One Goal...Jesus

Highview's Recreation Ministry exists to help children learn Christian character within the context of safe athletic competition. We understand that children experience a range of emotions in social and competitive environments. Sometimes, their comfort level varies from week to week! Our leagues are intended to help kids grow physically, mentally, and spiritually as they are encouraged and challenged in team cooperation, sportsmanship, and physical activity. Above all, we want kids to have fun using the gifts and talents God has given them.

Each week, coaches teach both soccer skills and truths from God's Word in a post-game devotional time. Sports are a fantastic companion to spiritual discipleship. Children can easily make connections between the physical growth they experience and a growing relationship with the Lord. Learning to work in a team teaches valuable lessons about the way God designed us to live in community. Competition teaches us our limits and often puts us in positions of healthy struggle, providing a stark contrast to the limitless, perfect character of God.

We split kids into several different leagues based on age so that they are playing with other kids at their stage of development. Teams are co-ed. In past seasons, the leagues have followed these age groupings: Pre-K & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade. Leagues may fluctuate somewhat based on the number of participants and their age groupings.

We do not place an emphasis on the score of games or on each teams' win-loss record. There is no tournament or champion named at the end of the season. Oftentimes, kids and parents may keep track of the score in their head since athletic competition can be a fun and rewarding pursuit.

Season Schedule

Children will be placed into teams and receive a schedule with with times once registration has ended.

Organization Day – Saturday, August 27

Children will meet their coaches, receive their team t-shirt, and go through some basic soccer skill instruction. For young children, this means going over basic rules and structure of a soccer game. Older children will do drills to learn and refine fundamentals like passing, dribbling, and shooting. Organization Day is geared towards getting league information to parents while helping set a tone of fun, learning, and sportsmanship for the children.

Game Days (Saturdays) – September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15 (make-up game on October 22, if needed)

On game days, children should arrive 5-10 minutes before their scheduled game time. Please make sure that they have used the restroom, uniform on, shoes tied, etc. Game days begin with 20 minutes of warm-up and skill-development with coaches. Following the skill development time, the game lasts around 40 minutes. Coaches lead a short devotional with the team after the game.

Suggested Equipment

Each child should bring the following items with them each week:

 - Comfortable athletic shoes – cleats are suggested, but not required

 - High socks, soccer socks, and/or shin guards

 - Temperature-appropriate clothing to be worn under the team t-shirt (ex. a long-sleeve shirt on a chilly day)

 - Team t-shirt (will be provided on Organization Day)

 - Water