Inter-Club Developmental LeagueUpdated Tuesday July 18, 2017 by Nick Palumbo.
Intramural Inter-club Developmental League for 2009 Girls and 2010/2011 Boys and Girls
This fall first and second-grade boys and girls and third-grade girls registering to play for the OBEN Soccer club will be playing in the Intramural Interclub Developmental League created by Gold Coast. Registration is now open and closes on July, 30th. Go to obensoccer.org and click on the REGISTRATION NOW OPEN tab to register.
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 will be held at different times over the weekend. The cost to join is $250/season which includes 1 practice a week and 1 game a week for 8 weeks. Teams will be made on July, 31st and submitted to Gold Coast. To ensure your child has a spot on a team please register by July, 30st.
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. At this age and level, it is very likely that there will be an endless amount of errors and mistakes. If they were to stop and correct each one, it would suck the fun out of the game and be dull for parents and players alike. Therefore, they will be calling/correcting blatant errors, but not all errors. For example, a close offside call may be left to run unless it was deemed developmentally appropriate to stop and fix. For the most part, Gold Coast trainers will be on the field helping the kids to keep their team shapes and guide them through their decision making aspects whilst on the field.
Please note to keep the cost down we are not supplying uniforms. Players can where a green OBEN Soccer jersey, black shorts, and black socks from past years. If you would like to purchase a new uniform, you can do so at U90 in Hicksville.
Below is some basic information from Michael Todd (owner of Gold Coast FCD) on the league and how we plan to operate.
5v5 (4 outfield and 1 GK)
Small sided JSS field
20 minutes per half
Two trainers on the field in-lieu of one referee
Trainers will instruct and manage the games
No tables or score keeping
PC at games