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2020 Fall Season Overview

Fall Soccer Sprouts Intramural Program (Players under 4 years old)

Patriot FC implements a clinic-style format for our youngest players. All players born in 2017 are eligible for this division. This division has a discounted registration fee, and consists of fun challenges for our youngest players. The focus will be on playing one on one with the ball. This group trains once per week, on Saturdays, led by our trainers with parent assistance.  We will hold informal scrimmages at the end of each training session, but this age group will not have the more formal structure that is found in our older divisions. Registration includes a player shirt, shorts, socks and a size 3 ball. Each player is required to bring water & wear shin guards and cleats/sneakers to practice. 
 

Fall Intramural Program (Players 4-18 years old)

The Fall Intramural program is for players 4-18 years old. Our teams play in divisions that are organized based upon age and grade.  Following along with our small-sided game philosophy, our youngest divisions play 3v3 sided games, our middle divisions play 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 sided games, and our middle and high school students play 11v11.

Patriot FC’s IM program is a true developmental program, and as per US Youth Soccer guidelines we have chosen to play small sided games for players 2009 and younger. Small-sided games are played on smaller fields, much the same way that other sports use progressively sized fields to accommodate play for smaller sized players.  The purpose of this approach is to increase the number of ball touches that every player gets during a game or practice, simplify the game for our youngest players, allow each player to be actively involved in all facets of the game, and give them more opportunities to score.  Smaller numbers also mean that the coach to player ratio is smaller, guaranteeing every player more individual teaching time. For more information on short sided games and the philosophy behind this approach, please check out the US Youth Soccer website at the following link:  www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/smallsidedgames.asp

In-House Teams (2011 birthyear and younger)

Our younger teams will only play in-house games. All intramural players in the younger age divisions will receive training every week before their scheduled games by training staff who are a part of the local High School Soccer Programs. This will increase the amount of training exposure that each of our players receives during the season.  Coaches will also be able to hold practices during the week and build off of the training sessions provided by our trainers each Saturday. Weeknight practices are approximately one hour and are held between 5 -7:30pm depending on the coaches' schedules.

Inter-Club Play (2010 birthyear and older)

Inter-Club play will consist of home and away games for all of our teams in the older divisions. In the past, our older teams have participated in the SE PA Rec League (formerly Joint Intramural League - JIL) - www.warringtonsoccerpa.org/south-eastern-pa-rec-league. We will continue play here, and will also explore other options for Inter-Club play that may include games against neighboring clubs. SEPA offers our older intramural players the opportunity to play against neighboring townships in a full soccer setting, including referees.
  
Coaches, players, and parents will be advised as to locations for weekly practices and home games, but they will be either Brownsburg Park or Veterans Park. Games are generally on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Teams will be formed in August and coaches will share the information then.

SE PA Rec League Age Groups for the 2020 Fall Season

Age Group

Birth Year

Under 12

2009, 2010

Under 14

2007, 2008

Under 16

2005, 2006

Under 19

2002, 2003, 2004

 

Fall 2020 Game Schedule

Fall Intramural games are played on Saturdays at Brownsburg Park. Detailed game schedule and first game of 2020 Season will be posted soon.

Game Times by Birth Year:

Boys 2013 & 2014: TBA

Boys 2015 & 2016: TBA

Girls 2013 & 2014: TBA

Girls 2015 & 2016: TBA

Boys 2011 & 2012: TBA 

Girls 2011 & 2012: TBA

Boys & Girls 2017 (Soccer Sprouts):

Fall Intramural Volunteer Commitment

During the registration process, each family will be asked to select their volunteer commitment to Patriot FC.  Our Soccer Sprout division is exempt from this commitment. Patriot FC’s goal is to offer the best training for our players in a fun environment that encourages a love of the game.  We invest our resources in trainers to optimize practices, training courses and training tools to assist our volunteer coaches, equipment and field improvements.

We depend on our family volunteers to manage many of our club responsibilities. Parents/ guardians may choose from 3 volunteer opportunities. Descriptions of these commitments can be found below. We need every family to support the club. Please choose carefully as the Patriot FC Board of Directors, coaches, children and parents are all counting on everyone's help. 

Patriot FC understands that some families are not able to volunteer their time. In this case, we offer a volunteer-opt-out option per player.  After reading the descriptions, if you believe your family will not be able to support the club through one of these roles, please select the opt-out-option. The opt-out-option cost is $100 per player. After August 5, volunteer roles will be filled and the $100 opt-out fee will be automatically applied at registration. 


Volunteer Options

Coach - Sets practice schedule, leads practices and games. Each team requires at least two coach volunteers.
Team Manager - Coordinates team notifications, snacks, picture day, and trophy distribution. 
Fundraising - Assists in Fall fundraising efforts - event TBD

Intramural Registration Information

Registration for Patriot FC is handled by Bluesombrero.com. Registrations are processed online using a secure website.  If you have any difficulty registering online, please contact our registrar Stephanie Thomson at [email protected].  If you have any questions about the programs that are not answered here, you may contact Gavin Flannigan, Director of Coaching and Player Development, at [email protected].  

Fall Soccer Sprouts Intramural Registration (Players 3 years old; 2017 birth year)

  • Registration fee includes a full soccer kit - jersey, shorts, socks and a size 3 ball (you supply shin guards and cleats/sneakers).
  • Soccer Sprouts Intramural Registration Fee is $TBA.
  • Intramural Registration is open from June 1 through August 31. 
  • Refunds will be administered prior to August 15 (anticipated uniform ordering), and will include a $25 administrative fee that is non-refundable. No refunds on or after August 15.

Fall Intramural Registration (Players 4-18 years old)

  • Registration Fee includes full soccer kit - jersey, shorts, socks (you supply the shin guards and cleats/sneakers).
  • Until August 5, parents can sign up for volunteer roles, or pay $100 to opt-out of volunteering. After that date, the volunteer option will no longer be available and the $100 fee will apply.
  • Fall Intramural Registration Fee:   

       **TBD**

  • Multi-sibling family discount: After 2 paid intramural registrations, your third and subsequent player receives a 50% discount on lowest priced registration prior to July 2. 
  • Intramural Registration is open from June 1 through August 31. 
  • Refunds will be administered prior to August 15 (anticipated uniform ordering), and will include a $25 administrative fee that is non-refundable. No refunds on or after August 15. 

    NOTE: ALL players in ALL divisions need shin guards and cleats to participate. Shin guards are to be worn on the inside of a soccer sock.