Rye Youth Soccer offers an
intramural program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade (grades 3-5 play World Cup format) for both boys and girls.
The program runs on Saturdays
during the spring and fall seasons.
Each Saturday's program is
divided into gender and grade categories, with each session lasting 75
Players receive 25 minutes of
skill instruction followed by a game. Each team will play in a micro
soccer format using 4 players with substitutions every 4 minutes. Two
teams will play on a lined field (approx. size 30' by 50') using a
size 4 soccer ball, supervised by a qualified referee. Players are
required to wear shin guards and their official team colored t-shirt.
Soccer cleats are recommended, but not required. Please note grades 3-5 play a more advanced format on a larger field.
RYS intramural teams are
assembled by the club's registrar. Each team has (1) head coach,
assistant coaches and a team manager. Each team will practice together
on a field and will split into 2 groups to play an opposing team.
The program concentrates on
teaching skills and sportsmanship and is played in the micro soccer
format allowing for skills to be more rapidly developed. This prepares
the children/players for the transition to the travel soccer program
when the time comes.