Leagues & Teams | U9 -10 Recreation Teams
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U9 - U10 Academy: Birth Years 2010-2009
Registration for the U9-U10 Academy is currently closed.
The U9 - U10 age group is the next step in a players development after the In House program as they transition towards more competitive play. Players in this group range from beginners to those with prior experience. Every player that signs up to play in the Sun Prairie will be placed on a team. SPSC will try to group players that will allow each athlete to receive specific training to meet their current abilities. We believe that allowing young athletes to train with "like minded" fellow athletes will enhance the players experience.
Each player that participates will receive:
The SPSC Academy Coordinators will be John Dillon (Co-ed) and Merlo Adalin (Girls Only), along with the Chad Wissler, Director of Coaching. Our professional staff will be closely monitoring each player in the Academy to assure each athlete is having a challenging, yet fun, experience. SPSC model is to make trainings "player centered" by allowing each athlete to be challenged and also able to develop at a comfortable pace that only enhances their love for the game.
Players in the U9-U10 Academy will be participating in the MAYSA League (7 vs 7 format) - typically involving 8 games a season vs teams in various communities around the Madison area. Each team will play 4 home games and also 4 away games. Each team is also encouraged to play in one Fall and one Spring Tournament. If any additional tournament play is desired, it will be decided on as a team. All tournaments will be within 1 hour of Sun Prairie.
Q: Can I register my player after the deadline?
A: Late registrations will not be accepted at this time.
Q: Are uniforms included in my player’s registration?
A: No, uniforms are not included in your player's registration. SPSC Recreation League uniforms are ordered through Stefan's Soccer. Shortly after your registration has been completed you will receive an email with a link to order. The deadline is TBD. All uniforms will be ordered and paid for by the parent or guardian. Recreation and competitive uniforms are ordered on a two year cycle beginning with the 2018-2019 season.
A size chart is available for your reference. However, if you are unsure of sizing, please visit Stefan's in person to try on a sample. The SPSC custom Adidas uniforms are not refundable or exchangeable.
Q: How are teams assigned? Can I sign my player up with a friend or two?
A: All players in U9 and U10 are randomly assigned to teams to encourage fairness and opportunities for players to develop new friendships. The only exception to this rule allows up to three players per team to be preassigned PROVIDED their parents or guardians volunteer as team coach, assistant coach and manager. If this interests you, please fill in the Volunteer box during registration of each of the 3 players with 1) the names of the other players, 2) the names of all three parent/guardian volunteers and 3) the roles each parent/guardian plans to fill. Without this information we will need to verify the request across all 3 players.
Q: Will this recreation league have me driving all over the state?
A: Typically half of the league games are played in Sun Prairie, with the remaining games played in neighboring Dane County communities. Most of these games are located in Dane County and within 10 miles of Sun Prairie. Some travel of up to 40 miles may occasionally be necessary, but this is not the “norm”.
Q: How many players will be on the field at one time?
A: Recreation Team players will play on a larger field and goal and have 7 on a side (6 field players and a goal keeper). Outside referees are provided for all games. Players in the recreational league will also be required to purchase an official Sun Prairie Soccer Club numbered uniform. (See above)
Q: Will my player's recreational team be involved in tournaments?
A: Many teams at this level begin participating in area tournaments. This is an exciting opportunity for players to compete and gain field play experience in a more competitive environment. Tournaments will be an additional expense.