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The Aurora Arsenal Soccer Club

HOUSE LEAGUE

REGISTRATION FOR 2019 Starts February 7th!!!

The Aurora Arsenal have been running a house league for area children for over 40 years. The house league’s mission is for children to have the opportunity to learn basic soccer skills while having fun. We emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship, and encourage parents to get involved.  The house league includes divisions from
U6 to U18 and is divided into two main groups, U6 & U8 and U10-U18.
Our House League Coordinators are... Jason Hahl ([email protected], 716-835-7723) is the coordinator for U6 and U8, Barry Haubner ([email protected], 716-777-1724) is the coordinator for U10 through U18.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many teams and players are in a division?

U6 usually has 8-10 teams with about 12 players each.
U8 teams also have 8-10 teams with about 14 players per team.
The U10, U12, U15, and U18 teams have about 14 players per team. the number of teams depends on how many players register at each age group.

How does registration work?

You can register players using the "Register" or "My Account" buttons (at the top right of each page).  Registration for 2019 was delayed a few weeks, but is now open!  Early-bird registration starts in February and continues until March 1. You can register through April 1. After April 1 your child will not be guaranteed a roster spot (we can usually add players), and the registration cost is higher. Registration is not usually possible once the season begins, but exceptions may be made, depending on the numbers for each division and team.

How long is the season?

The season typically starts at the end of April and runs for 9 weeks, through the end of the school year. For 2019, the first game will be on Saturday, May 4th, and continue through June 29th. Practices will typically start 1-2 weeks before the season starts, depending on each individual coach and the weather.

How do practices work?

Each team will practice one night per week. Practices are held in the evenings and run for about 1 hour. During registration, you have the option to indicate practice nights that you would prefer. Select at least 2 options for practice days, as it is very difficult to balance teams. The coach will contact each player and let them know the night and time of practice.

When will my team practice?

We will make every effort to accommodate practice night requests. As noted, we do request that you give us at least 2 nights for available practices so that we can best fill out the teams.
(The best way to influence the practice day for your child's team is to volunteer to coach; coaching availability plays a big role in determining when practices occur!)

Can a player change teams?

Changing teams is possible, but must happen within the first week of team selection. We will try to accommodate requests, but cannot promise that all changes are possible.

What age division will my child play in?

We are adopting new US Soccer guidelines for house age groups in 2019.  Please use the information below to determine which division your child will play in:

Born in:
2013, 2014:  U6*
2011, 2012:  U8
2009, 2010:  U10
2007, 2008:  U12
2004-2006:  U15
2001-2003:  U18
*If your four year old turns five anytime in 2019, he or she is very welcome to play in U6!

 

Can a player play in a different age group?

During registration, you can request to have your child play up or down an age group. If you feel that your eight year old is an excellent athlete and should play up a division in U10, please state so during registration. Conversely, if your 7 year old is shy and would be better suited for U6, please let us know. We recognize that children can vary in their confidence and skills, but that moving children down an age group should be made so that a child should fit in with the competition and not dominate it. If you have a four year old that you feel is capable of playing in U6, please contact the league coordinator.

I love to help... can I coach?

We are always in need of coaches and assistant coaches. Please consider volunteering if you have the time. No experience is needed, especially for the younger age groups. Being a head coach, you get to choose the night and time of your practice.
If you do not have prior coaching (or soccer) experience, we can help. Aurora Arsenal has a Director of Coaching who can help with practice regimen and will even help to run a practice. There are also high school volunteers who can help run practices and act as an assistant coach.

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