The Loudoun Soccer Recreation program provides the opportunity for boys and girls to develop basic soccer skills and teamwork in a stress-free and fun environment. The bulk of Loudoun Soccer players participate in our Recreation Soccer program. Age groups range from U7 through U13. Teams practice twice a week. All ages have Saturday games.
Program Changes Effective Fall 2012
Loudoun Soccer has been a long-time advocate of small-sided games to promote player development in the younger age groups. Recently USYS issued a new set of recommendations for small-sided games, and the Loudoun Soccer recreational program is currently compatible with most of these recommendations. However, some modifications to the Loudoun Soccer program have been identified and the following changes will be implemented in the Fall 2005 season:
U8 teams will play with 4 v 4 with no goalkeeper just like U7
U9 and U10 teams will play 7 v 7 (this is a change)
U11/U12 challenge teams will participate in the SFL along with U14 - U19
U12 teams will play 8 v 8 rather than 11 v 11
U13 teams will now play in the Louduon Soccer Classic League, against the other Loudoun U13 teams.
These changes will help promote player skill development at the younger age groups and provide a smooth transition to team and tactical concepts at the older age groups.