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Welcome

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Jul 20, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

We will be adding different resources to help our recreational league coaches.  We will post links to articles and videos that will give our coaches more tools to help them better serve our players and help to improve the overall quality of Marietta Soccer League.

Keep an eye out on the menu for the "new" messages to what we have been adding.

Ohio South Coaching Articles - these are for all levels of play.  Look at different topics such as: technical, tatical, fitness, small-sided games, to coaching.

Here is a great website with drills for all different aspects of soccer. BETTER SOCCER COACHING 

Our YouTube Channel Find something good on YouTube, send the link and we will add to our channel for other to see.

Below are videos of different drills that can be used for practice.  Age group categories are only a starting point, some of the U6 videos can be useful in U10 and U14 with a few adaptations.  Enjoy, and I hope these help you when planning your practices. 

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U-10 Rules of Play

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Jul 18, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

U-10 Rules 

   U10
Ball Size
Game Length

4 12 minute Quarters     

Referee 2 or 3 man system 
# of Players on Field
Goalie Yes, new each half 
Substitutions Any stopppage at ref descretion  
Coaches   All on sideline
Offside Yes Click for Explanation
Throw-in  1 try
Direct Kicks Yes Click for Explanation
Goal Kicks  Yes, opposing team must be at midfield
Free Kicks  Opposing team must be back a distance equivalent to radius of center circle 
Kick-back to Goalie  Yes, Click for explanation 
 Kick-off Can go in either direction 
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U-15 Rules of Play

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Jul 18, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

U-15 Rules 

  U15 
Ball Size
Game Length

3v3 2x18; 11v11 2 x 35 minute halves

Referee

3v3 1 ref  ;11v11 2 or 3 ref system 

# of Players on Field 3 or 11 
Goalie

3v3 none  ; 11v11 Yes, new each half

Substitutions Any stopppage at ref descretion  
Coaches  All on sideline 
Offside

3v3 no; 11v11 Yes

Throw-in  1 try
Direct Kicks Yes Click for Explanation 
Goal Kicks Yes, opposing team must be at midfield  
Kick-offs Can go either direction 
Kick-back to Goalie  Yes, Click for explanation  
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Posted by Ben Schenkel at Jul 18, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
   

    MISSION STATEMENT

THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE TO OPERATE WITHIN THE PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS OF THE MARIETTA SOCCER LEAGUE THAT EACH CHILD WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE ON A RECREATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE TEAM.

SPECIFICALLY, THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM SHALL BE:

A. To give every child a chance to experience soccer -fun and excitement that occurs only in a soccer match.

B. To help every child appreciate soccer as the RULES OF THE GAME intended to encourage sportsmanship, good manners, self-discipline, and a healthy team attitude.

C. To provide every child the opportunity to develop and acquire the motor and mental skills required to play soccer.

D. To encourage every child to have fun while developing these motor and mental skills.

E. To give every child experience of playing for several different qualified coaches that promotes the program philosophy of team effort and total participation, rather than for coaches that win every game.

  

The Marietta Soccer League was started in 1982 and has served thousands of Marietta area youths over the last 30+ years.

It is a 501c-3, non-profit (EIN 31-1291686). Any donations or sponsorships are subject to tax credits (please see your tax professional to advise you on how to go about using your donation).

We operate at the Devola Soccer Complex (732 River Road Marietta Oh 45750 click for map) just north of Marietta on River Road off of Route 60.

We have 10+ acres of fields for typically 350-400 kids ages 4-15 to play recreational soccer.

 
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U-6 Rules of Play

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Jul 17, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

U-6 Rules

   U6
 Ball Size 3
Game Length  6, 5 minute periods, 1 hour time slot, can play more if coaches agree
Referee  No, coaches run game
# of Players on Field  4
Goalie  None, players may not guard the goal and all players must stay out of goal arc
Substitutions  Continuous
Coaches   On the field with players
Offside  No
Throw-in  Unlimited tries
Direct Kicks  No, another player must touch ball for goal to be socred
Goal Kicks  Yes
Free Kicks   Opposing team must be back a distance equivalent to radius of center circle
Kick-back to Goalie   No goalie
 Kick-off Can go in any direction 

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