FALL 2020 + WINTER & SPRING 2021 YOUTH RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS
AGES: U9 THRU U17 (Birth years 2012 to 2003)
Martin United’s Recreational program provides children 4u thru 18u (birth years 2001-2012) the opportunity to have fun as they play and learn the game of soccer. Children and teenagers in our Recreational program will gain a better understanding of the game of soccer, and develop dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending skills. They will also create new relationships, and become part of a community club. All teams are coached by community volunteer parent coaches who give their time to help the community’s youth to have fun and learn about team sports.
Program Description – 12u and younger
The 9u thru 12u (birth years 2009-2012) age groups training format emphasizes enhanced skills development. The focus of practice is the development of individual fundamental soccer skills, including passing, dribbling, receiving the ball, and moving without the ball. Games provide players with an opportunity to use the skills they have acquired, without placing importance on the results of the game. Players must be allowed to make mistakes, without being chastised, so they can learn from them.
Per US Youth Soccer mandates, all FYSA affiliated clubs are not permitted to allow heading at the 12u age group and younger in recreational soccer. Players born 2009 or later are not permitted to head the ball in training nor games.
Program Description – 13u and older
The 13u thru 18u (birth years 2001-2008) age groups are organized for traditional team play. Practices are geared toward all skill levels, and games are played in the spirit of fun and healthy competition. The league may play 7v7 or 9v9 to promote players to have more touches of the ball in a game environment. The league may play full sided, 11v11. Ultimately, the number of players per side will be determined by the number of players and teams registered. Heading is allowed in these age groups.
Martin United registration for the 2021 Winter Academy. is now open This is the next steps of a recreational player’s pathway to develop skills and knowledge in our winter soccer program. From age 4 years old thru 18 years old.
This Winter clinic provides a recreational player with continued growth through our proven player pathway. Many recreational players are ready to develop their skills further in the clinic and also to move into the Martin United’s travel soccer tryouts. These tryouts are after this Winter and the upcoming Spring technical program. Training in the Winter Academy is twice a week and games in the Development Pathway League (DPL) are on weekends.
Martin United offers ALL participants a higher level of training, executed by professional trainers from our travel program, for all our players aged 8u (2013) thru 19u (2002). This is an 8-week soccer clinic, with training twice a week, with a more detailed player focused curriculum to build skills, soccer IQ, confidence in possession of the ball and what to do when you don’t have the ball. Many players who participate in the Martin United “Winter Academy” program are better prepared to play in more competitive and pressured game environments.
Player fees are just $175 for the 2021 Winter Academy. All participants will receive one session a week conducted by a nationally licensed USSF trainers. Year on year saving of $20.
Registration fees include the “Winter Academy” uniform for all participants which includes two uniforms, one for training, and one for games. In the winter academy, dress code of players is strictly adhered to.
Training = Sky blue shirt, navy shorts, navy socks
Game day = Navy shirt, navy shorts and Yellow socks.
It is very important that you enter the correct size of your player as that is what you will receive. No ball will be supplied to players for the winter season.
All players who register will participate in Martin United’s Winter Academy program. Players will participate in Treasure Coast Soccer League “DPL” jamborees for 2013s (playing 7v7) and U10s (2011 & 2012s). The DPL Winter league schedule for U12 and older (2010 thru 2002) will replicate the Fall season. Some “away” games will be in Indiantown, Hobe Sound, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens.
Training is scheduled to commence Wednesday 1/6/2021. One session a week will be taken by USSF licensed coaches, one session a week will be small sided games and taken by the parent volunteer. Volunteer parent coaches from the fall recreational program may register for the Winter season and new parent volunteers can apply during the registration process.
Training is twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, at Charlie Leighton Park (CLP). Training will be scheduled at the same time as per your Fall season, so either starting at 6pm or 7.30pm.
All players will train with players equivalent of their own level (so their maybe COED teams and some players may play up in age group).
Players are required to have proper soccer attire and equipment which consists of the following:
* club issued uniform
* shin guards (must be worn inside socks)
* soccer cleats (baseball or football cleats are not permitted)
DPL (Development Pathway League) Season
The winter 2021 DPL season for birth years 2002 thru 2013 will commence with training on 1/6/2021 and games are likely to be scheduled to commence on 1/16/2020.
Player placement for teams that will participate in the TCSL Winter DPL “Development Pathway League” will be selected during a mandatory training session on Monday 12/14/2020 at Pineapple Park and Wednesday, 12/16/20, at Charlie Leighton Park (CLP). We suggest that you attend both of you can.
Please attend both the evaluations based on the schedule below.
* Birth years 2011-2013 – 5:45 thru 6.30pm
* Birth years 2009-2010 – 6:30 thru 7:15pm
* Birth years 2002-2008 – 7:15 thru 8:00pm
All players MUST be a registered player in the Winter Academy registration to participate in the evaluation on 12/14/2020 and 12/16/2020.
Martin United’s Spring Soccer Program is the final step of our annual recreational player development program. This Spring Program follows our Fall League and Winter Academy recreational soccer programs to help develop players further for either the next recreational season in the fall of 2021 or the competitive player tryouts that will be held at the middle of May 2021. This competitive tryout will be offering positions to players born in 2013 thru 2005 on competitive teams for the 2021-22 program season.
Martin United believes that putting one’s best educators at grass roots level develops players quickly to mold the right habits and correct technique.
Martin United’s Spring Program focuses on raising the technical skill level of each player, and will be taken by USSF B & C National license certified trainers. This season will focus on “the player”, from 5u thru 16u, to continue the development of their basic soccer fundamentals (skills & technique). The player placement for training will be based upon each player’s current level of ability, as well as the player’s age group. Players can and may be mixed, even by gender, if ages allow, for training and small sided games.
The Spring Program will run for
6 weeks for the U6 Mighty Micros. The first session for this age group will be Friday April 9th. The last session will be Friday May 17th. All sessions at Justin Wilson Park Field 5, in Palm City (JWP5).
7 weeks for all other age groups. The first session will be Wednesday, April 7th 2021. The last session will be Wednesday, May 19th 2021. Wednesday night sessions will be at Charlie Leighton Park in Palm City (CLP).
Birth Years 2015-2017 (4u-6u) – “Mighty Micros”
Friday night – 6.00-7:00 pm Technical training & implementation (April 9th thru May 17th). Bring a Size 3 soccer ball. Wear your Martin United training uniform from the Winter Academy.
Birth Years 2013-2014 (7u-8u) “Super Micros”
Wednesday night – 6.00-6:45 pm / technical training (April 1 thru May 13). Bring a Size 3 soccer ball. Wear your Martin United training uniform from the Winter Academy.
Birth Years 2009-2012 (9u-12u)
Wednesday – 7:00-8.00 pm / technical training (April 1 thru May 13). Bring a Size 4 soccer ball. Wear your Martin United training uniform from the Winter Academy.
Birth Years 2006-2007 (13u-16u)
Wednesday – 8:00-9:00 pm / technical training (April 1 thru May 13). Bring a size 5 soccer ball. Wear your
Martin United training uniform from the Winter Academy.
Assistant coaches can volunteer during registration of their player. The role will be mainly to help with the set up and organization of the session.
U4 thru U6 = $85 for the “Mighty Micro’s”
U7 thru U16 = $100 for all player age groups
No new uniforms are provided for existing players to help keep costs low. So returning players are to use Fall 2020 or Winter Academy 2021 uniforms. Returning players DO NOT need to complete the uniform sizing questions.
If you are a new player to Martin United’s program, please confirm by ticking the Need a Uniform box and you will be charged an additional $25 for a Martin United training uniform (shirt/shorts/socks) Sizing runs true. Shin guards and cleats are mandatory (as always). Please make sure that you complete the uniform sizing questions.