Middle Country Children's Soccer offers several programs for
children of various ages and skill levels. The programs are as follows:
Program (for Fall 2011/Spring 2012 season)
The Intramural program is the largest program at MCCS. The
basic philosophy is to ensure that our players develop sportsmanship, and
enjoy the game of soccer. All Intramural games are played at Eugene Auer
Elementary School. There are five intramural divisions as follows:
Kickers: Birth Year 2007
Children start in our coed Little Kickers
division. The emphasis is to teach the children the fundamentals of soccer
and have a lot of fun. Each one-hour session per week is divided into a
practice segment and a game segment. The game is 3v3 with no goalies to
maximize each child's time kicking the ball. This is all in preparation
for the children to move to the next level.
Kickers: Birth Year 2006
This co-ed program is an extension of our Little Kickers program.
In the fall season,
we provide coaches training with a professional trainer, who then
oversee pre-game practice. Children are introduced to playing with
more children on
the field than in Little Kickers and begin utilizing goalies in the spring
season. For the spring season, we are having our coaches train the
children right before
game time, as both the coaches and the children prepare for next
year’s move to
the Freshman division.
Birth Years 2005-2004
As the children advance from the Big
Kickers program, the children are separated into the Freshman Boys and
Freshman Girls Divisions. The emphasis is on teaching the basic skills,
positions and team work. All games are played for fun and no scores or
standings are kept.
Boys and Sophomore Girls: Birth Years 2003-2002
Boys and Junior Girls: Birth Years 2001-1999
(co-ed): Birth Years 1998-1994
As the children advance to the next
levels, they will be introduced to a more competitive setting. The
emphasis is to continue teaching skills, positions and team work while
providing soccer players with an environment that allows them to play and
enjoy youth soccer. Standings and scores will be kept.
/ Tournament Team Program:
Tournament teams are for the U-6 through U-9 age boys and
girls that desire to play soccer in a more competitive setting. Many
neighboring clubs hold competitive intramural tournaments for teams to
have the opportunity to represent their clubs. The tournament teams are
formed in addition to the regular intramural teams. Players will
participate in additional practices and enter tournaments, in preparation
for playing soccer at the travel level.
Is the largest Intramural Interleague soccer program on Long
Island, with 47 clubs and over 350 teams playing. The program is run
through Suffolk Soccer
Interleague, Inc. (SSI) and offers our children competitive soccer as
players look for more competition than conventional Intramural programs
may be able to offer. SSI
allows us to play against other Interleague teams that are the same age
for fun and development. SSI offers two programs as follows:
Although our Interleague teams play teams
from other local soccer clubs, the operation of the Interleague is much
more like an Intramural program than a travel program. There are no
try-outs. Teams are developmental in nature.
Currently, MCCS requires all U-9
Interleague players to play both in their Intramural game and Interleague
game, which sometimes has players playing two games a day.
This program was developed by SSI for the
more committed and serious U-9 player and prepare that player and their
families for the next level of play (travel).
There are separate divisions for both the girls and the boys.
Is the highest and most competitive level of soccer for the
more advance player. Travel teams are for boys and girls ranging from
under-10 years of age (U10) through under-19 years of age (U19). Travel
teams are registered within the Long
Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and play against other travel
teams throughout Long Island. Playing on the travel team requires a
greater level of commitment from the players and parents. For more
information contact the Travel Registrar, Tracey Lamentino, at firstname.lastname@example.org