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Primary and Lower Elementary Fall Soccer

St. Catherine’s Montessori Primary and Lower Elementary Soccer, commonly known as "Saturday Soccer" is a parent-led soccer program for our younger students. This is a noncompetitive soccer league. There are no goalies and the score is not kept. The emphasis is on sportsmanship, learning beginner soccer skills, teamwork and fun.

The practices and games are held Saturdays mornings form 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. with a Fall season. Parents serve as coaches, and all parents are welcome to participate, regardless of soccer experience.
Read below for rules of the game and download a Participation Release Form from ParentsWeb. Details for signing up will be announced prior to the start of the season.
Primary/Lower Elementary Soccer Guidelines

2018 DATES:
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27

TIME: Saturday mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Each session will include a 30-45 minute practice and a 30-40 minute game.

Primary- Micro soccer format. 3 on 3. No goalie. Small field 25 x 35 yds. No score is kept.
Lower El - Micro soccer format. 4 on 4. No goalie. Field size 30 yds x 40 yds. No score is kept.
LOCATION: St. Catherine’s Montessori Athletic Field

Equipment Needed for Each Player
Ball: Each player must bring a soccer ball with his/her NAME on it. Size 3 ball for Primary or size 4 for Lower Elementary.
Shin Guards: Each player must wear shin guards at all practices and games.
Soccer Cleats are recommended but not required. No metal cleats allowed.
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed to assist in practice and games.
Liability Form: Each player must have a signed liability form (participation release) before participating. 
Practice and Game Guidelines
Practice Format: All players will do practice drills together. Game Format – After the practice session is complete the players will be broken into different teams and they will begin the game. The teams will be made up with a balanced skill set. Each week the teams can be made up of different players.
Things Parents Need To Know
Players who have lost interest or are too tired to play will be asked to sit on the sideline and support their team. We ask that parents try to encourage the children to watch and support their teammates and get back into the practice/game when rested. A responsible adult for each player MUST be onsite at all times.