Inter-Club Developmental League (ICDL)

UpdatedWednesday August 25, 2021 byOBEN Webmaster.

OBEN Soccer Club is excited to announce the start of the Fall 2021 ICDL Program. It is our intention to continue to follow COVID guidelines from local and state governments. Please note that the Club cannot mandate that players/spectators complete a health screen, but we do encourage everyone to remain vigilant and stay home if you have symptoms.

 

For those new to ICDL. The Club's ICDL program is for 1st & 2nd Grade players with prior intramural experience who would like to train and compete with players from other local youth soccer clubs. Practices and games will be led by our professional training staff from Gold Coast FC. All games will be structured to allow for developmental and age appropriate coaching. The ICDL Program is a great stepping stone before entering “travel league” play.

Registration is $285 for one season, which includes 1 practice and 1 game weekly for 7 weeks. Games will be held at different times over the weekend. A uniform is included with your registration.

Teams will consist of approximately 7-10 players and compete against other local North Shore intramural clubs that are being trained by the Gold Coast FC trainers. These games are designed to be 100% developmental in nature, whilst still offering a competitive edge!  Gold Coast trainers will use the games to teach the kids about the basic in-game techniques such as corner kicks, throw-ins, goal kicks etc.  However, they will not stop every error as it is still important that each game has an ebb and flow. A Gold Coast trainer may be on the field helping the kids to keep their team shapes and guide them through their decision-making aspects whilst on the field. 

Rules of Play:

  • Schedule is released prior to first game
  • 5v5 (4 outfield and 1 GK)
  • Small sided JSS field
  • 20 minutes per half
  • Two trainers on the field (no referee)
  • Trainers to manage games (not parents)
  • No tables or scorekeeping
  • Parent Coordinators at games