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Rec Winter Indoor Program

The Fort Lee Soccer League is excited to offer a Winter Indoor Recreation Soccer program to our soccer families. The indoor program is designed to continue the development of our soccer players as well provide the kids with a fun outlet during the cold winter months.

Final Week-10 Tournament Schedules:
Sat. March, 17th at Fort Lee Community Center



Season Schedules

• Dec 31, 2017: Last day of Registration
• Fri. Dec 31th 2017:  Jonny to send out team rosters / practice and game schedule to all parent coaches
• First/Second Weekend of Jan 2018: Parent coaches to reach out to players, inform them of their team name, training and game schedules
• Second Sat Jan 2018:  Coaches training session  – meet and greet the kids - mandatory coaches practice - only one for the season
(week one of training)
• Schedules will announce:  first games of the season played (week one of games played)
• TBS:  ATSC team training (week two of training / week one of ATSC training)
• Sat. March 10: Last week of league games (week nine of games played)
• Sun. March 11: ATSC last team training (week ten of training / week nine of ATSC training)
• Sat. March 17: End of season League Tournament (week ten)

Program highlights:

• Co-Ed age appropriate teams will be assembled with Parents / Friends serving as coaches.
• Coaches will be informed of their rosters the first week of January with player communications commencing shortly thereafter.
• Games will be played at the Fort Lee Community Center generally on Saturday afternoons through early evenings.
• Practice sessions are generally held on Sunday afternoons through early evening.  Practices will last for one hour. The initial practice session for the season will serve as a meet and greet between the Parent / Friend coaches and players and will be the only mandatory practice session that the coaches will need to attend. All other practice sessions will be managed by ATSC personnel.
• The league games will be played on Saturdays.  Each team will be scheduled to play one game a week with games lasting approximately 50 minutes - the younger children will play their games early on with the older kids taking the later hours.
• The season will take place over ten weeks.  Generally starting the second weekend of January.  Nine weeks of season play followed by week ten divisional tournaments.  In season scores and standings will not be kept – only tournament play scores / standings count.  
• Team game shirts will be provided to the players by the league conversely families will be responsible for game shorts (black), soccer socks, shin guards and indoor soccer sneakers.
• Coaches Jonny (jonnylee@atscus.com) and Adam (athomson@atscus.com) will be managing our Recreation Winter program.

Coaching guidelines:

• To provide children with an emotionally healthy and physically challenging atmosphere of good sportsmanship and athletic activity through the game of soccer
• To provide an activity where children have the opportunity to play regardless of athletic skills or family income
• To provide a healthy competitive atmosphere while teaching respect for others, fair play, respect, humbleness in winning, and stature in defeat
• To provide a rewarding and enriching experience for all those adult volunteers who make it work
• To teach teamwork and cooperation
• Only certified coaches may coach or provide direction to the players
• End of game scores are not posted and there are NO standings kept. The purpose of the in-town indoor soccer program is to have fun and to continue playing soccer during the winter. Even though standings are not kept, when you are leading by six (6) goals, good sportsmanship demands that you play your substitutes - score differentials should not exceed nine (9) goals.  Massacres are discouraging.   We want the children to enjoy themselves and establish doting memories
• Remain positive and upbeat throughout the game – HAVE FUN
• All games end in a PLAYER COACH REFEREE handshake

Parents /Friends guidelines:

• Treat all players (including the opposing players) as well as the opposing coaches, all fellow spectators, the referees and League coordinators with respect
• Respect the officials and their authority during games and never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place
• Set a good example for the young players who in turn will follow our conduct – no hostility, violence nor engagement in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing or taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane languages or gestures
• Do not enter the playing surface during the game for any reason unless invited by the referee or a League Board member
• Parents must immediately notify their child's coach if they will be missing a practice or game for a legitimate reason
• Only certified coaches may coach or provide direction to the players. Parents are to refrain from interfering by shouting directions at the team during play. Remember the program is for the benefit of the children and not to satisfy family members / friends own ambitions or desires
• Understands the risks. A soccer game is full of mistakes. Playing soccer is a willingness to chance a failure
• Communicate with the coach and create a positive working relationship
• Controls negative emotions and thinks positively
• Provide ample space on the bench area for the coaches and players to sit while managing the game.  Do not crowd the bench area
• Persons violating these guidelines may result in expulsion from the facility immediately AND subject to additional punitive measures by the league. This violation will include either a written warning from the league, parental game(s) or season suspension, which would prevent the parent from entering any facility during which any soccer practice or game is being conducted
• NO Smoking E-Cigarettes and or Cigarettes allowed in the facilities
• No food allowed in the gym

Player guidelines:

• Treat all players, both teammates and opposing players, opposing coaches, all fellow spectators, the referees and League coordinators with respect and dignity
• Respect the officials and their authority during games
• Play by the rules and resolve any concerns without resorting to hostility or violence. Never engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing or taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane languages or gestures
• Players violating these guidelines may result in expulsion from the facility immediately AND subject to additional punitive measures by the league. This violation will include either a written warning from the league, parental game(s) or season suspension, which would prevent the parent from entering any facility during which any soccer practice or game is being conducted

Players Equipment:

• League will supply player game shirts
• League to supply game soccer balls
• Families to supply indoor soccer sneakers, soccer socks and shin guards, black shorts
• NO JEWLERY to be warn during practices and games
• Families to supply player game time water / refreshments

Referee:

• The referee has the full authority to enforce the laws of the game and his decision is final. The referee controls the match.   The referee ensures that the ball and players' equipment meets the requirements, acts as timekeeper and stops play for infringement of the laws among several other duties
• Player safety is the number one priority
• Most fouls and misconduct are due to pushing, holding or tripping and result in a free kick. Other ones to watch out for are handballs and charging

Game Time Information:

• Number of players to be modified between 10 and 12 players dependent upon the division
• Games are played on Saturdays noon – 9pm @ FLCC
• Practices are held Sundays – various hours in the day
• Ten week season
• Matches consist of two 25 minute halves, unless the two teams and referee agree otherwise before the start of play. Half-time must not exceed 5 minutes, and can only be altered upon consent of the referee

Game Rules:

• Kick off at the center line will begin a match and start the second half
• A Goal Kick is granted when the attacking team kicks the ball behind the goalie Net line causing a stoppage in play. The kicker cannot touch the ball again until it has left the penalty area and has been touched by another player on either team. The ball CANNOT cross the midline on a fly by a goalie kick. If so, the position will transfer over to the other team.
• The goalie cannot in any way kick the ball past the midline on a goalie kick – if so ball is awarded at the midline
• The ball is in play at all times unless (1) stopped by the referee (2) ball lands behind the goalie net (3) the ball is out of play
• When the ball does goes out of play over the touch line, throw-ins will take place
• There are NO Corner Kicks
• There are No Offside’s
• All kicks are Direct
• There are no time outs.  The clock runs continuously (unless of course a player is injured or other major concern)
• Penalty Kicks will be handed out when a player commits a foul in their own penalty area
• Free Kicks will be handed out when a player commits a foul
• Substitutions can be made at any time of the game
• A goal is scored when the whole ball crosses the goal line between the posts and crossbar, provided there is no infringement such as offside, a foul or handball
• The team that scores the most goals wins the match. If the number of goals scored between the two sides is equal at the end of a match, it is a draw
• There are NO standings kept. The purpose of the in-town indoor soccer program is to have fun and to continue playing soccer during the winter. Even though standings are not kept, when you are leading by six (6) goals, good sportsmanship demands that you play your substitutes - score differentials should not exceed nine (9) goals
• There will be divisional season ending tournaments in which Champions are crowned
• An abandoned match is forfeited
• If a goalie touches the ball with his hands outside the penalty area, the opposition is awarded a direct free kick from the point of the infraction.
• Opposing players must be 5 yards away from the ball on a free-kick, a kick in, and a kick off.
• A team may play up to one player more if the opposing team cannot field the required number of players to play the game.

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** Disclaimer: The above outline program can change due to unforeseen circumstances like pricing, player, field and league availability but not only limited to this said list. FLSC will endeavor to send reasonable notice to all families for any material program changes. 

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