UNITED SPRING LEAGUE SOCCER
Delivering 20+ years of Fun
For Players u5-u18
United Soccer Spring League has been providing fun for over 20 years in Victoria.
The Spring League is about playing soccer for the fun of it! No training .... just playing!
Our goal / desire is that the coaches/helpers just let the kids play! Limited/no coaching.
Also, enjoy the benefit of playing when the weather is warmer
2023 Spring League Season - currently planned for April 10 - June 18
Hampton Park is the hub of the United Spring League
However, we also utilize Layritz Turf field (at this point, we are not sure if Layritz is required).
Kids Play Sports for FUN!!!!
Our goal is to provide that fun through a "laid back west coast" style environment. With, flexible teams, drop-in players, free play, limited coaching, music, etc.
We pride ourselves on providing a league that is formatted to the development of teams/players without the pressure of winning at all cost. For those parents/players that want a bit more competition, we have started a "competitive" division (see details below).
United has 20 years of experience in juggling teams of varying levels and creating teams from individual players. This season we will try to satisfy the needs of two groups of players ... those individuals that just want to play soccer for fun (Recreational) and those that register as a team (Competitive).
Typically those that register as a whole team are stronger/better than those teams created from individually registered players and the games are lopsided. We try to ensure games are somewhat evenb.
So ... this year we will register two levels - Recreational + Competitive.
The Active Start program is for younger players just learning to play soccer. This groups goals are FUN! FUN! FUN!
Carrying on from what most players in this age group may have done in the Fall Season (Physical Literacy type soccer); this group will always do a 15min group warm-up with some soccer-based exercises & games e.g. dribbling game, relay races, etc. After a short water break, the players will now break into their teams and play an organized soccer game with some support from facilitators and volunteer coaches.
Again, the goal is FUN!
FUN = continue participation in sport = healthy/happy children!!
Boys u7/8 - Thursday 6-7pm
Boys u9/10 - Wednesday 6-7pm
Boys u11-u18 - Mon/Wed 6-8pm
Girls u7/8 - Thursday 6-7pm
Girls u9/10 - Tuesday 6-7pm
Girls u11-u18 - Tue/Thu 6-8pm
*** Days/Times may change based on player numbers and teams
If teams are being registered in the recreational division we will trypically be moving them up an age divisions. We have found that this is where the inequality between teams comes from (i.e. teams are almost always stronger than the teams created from individuals). We also monitor games to try to level things up (ie moving teams up or down divisions, adding more/less players, placing stronger players on weaker teams, etc).
Don't be afraid to register your player as an individual ... we spend a lot of time trying to create teams that are friend/school-centered and balanced. Mixing up players, playing with other players and teams is part of the fun of Spring League. Typically all your friends will play the same night/location ... so you will still be able to hang out with them.
Age Play Typical Teams Size
U5/6 4v4 12 (teams splits in half)
U7/8 4v4 8-10
U9/10 6v6 10-12
U11/12 7v7 14
U13-18 7v7 14
Programs may change based on player numbers and team availability.
A mini program where group skills are first done for 15-20 minutes then the team split up into small sides games against the other teams.
This group require volunteer coaches for each team, but the warm-up is facilitated by a paid youth player/coach to help the teams.
Registration is by individual only and will form teams to try to balance strength.
Placement will be done trying to keep some friends together and trying to keep teams equal skill (team balancing).
As part of Spring League registration, your player will receive a jersey - the price of this is included in the registration cost. Shorts and socks are provided by parents/players.
Hampton Park: Go west on McKenzie, under the Douglas overpass, then left on Glanford, bend left on Carey Rd., right on Tillicum, cross the Island Highway, left on Regina, right on Seaton, right on Hampton. Look right. Alternative: Go west down Burnside. Take the last right before Tillicum (Orillia St). Go one short block to Hampton Street and you are there.
Have a question? Some feedback (good or bad)? Have an idea? Well, send that to us too. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
General Manager - Anton Bucher
Registrar - Brad Hlasny
We look forward to seeing you at the park!
258 Hampton Road, Saanich, British Columbia V8Z 3X2, Canada
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