Intramural Soccer - Girls, Boys and Co-ed

UpdatedThursday December 31, 2020 by Paul Laub.

Vision of WRA Intramural Soccer

To provide children from 3 years old to Senior year in High School who live in and around Whitpain township opportunities to have fun playing Soccer, develop their love of Soccer, and develop their skills to their utmost in a supportive environment.


Mission Statement

WRA Intramural Soccer organizes training sessions and games for kids from 3 years old to Senior year in High School where their members will learn the fundamentals of Soccer. At the youngest ages members are trained by paid coaches and supported by volunteer coaches. As the kids age through the program, volunteer coaches will train them in more advanced skills and concepts as the game expands from 4v4, to 7v7, to 9v9, and, when possible, 11v11. Adult guardians and motivated teenaged members will be considered for volunteer coaching positions and supported by the Intramural Soccer Committee with coaching clinics, training courses,  and sample training sessions.


Current activities

Winter pickup soccer is now open for registration for kids in Grades 3 through 12. This session of pickup soccer games will run on Mondays and Tuesdays from January 4th through March 9th. This year we are offering divisions for:

  • 3rd/4th Grade Girls
  • 3rd/4th Grade Boys
  • 5th/6th Grade Girls
  • 5th/6th Grade Boys
  • 7-12 Grade Co-ed

All events will take place on Field 4 at Center Square Park, the boys divisions will play on one half of the field and the girls will play on the other half of the field. The 3/4 Grade divisions will play from 5:30-6:30, the 5/6 Grade divisions will play from 6:30-7:30, and the 7-12 Grade divisions will play from 7:30-8:30.

There will be no uniforms for this pickup games and the kids will need to bring both a light and a dark color shirt to wear as their top layer while playing. The coaches will meet the kids on the field, have them warm up for 5-10 minutes while the coaches arrange the field for the game, sort the players into two fairly matched teams divided into their colors, have them play two 20-minute halves of soccer with a short halftime break. The purpose of these events is for the kids to have fun and give them more opportunity to play soccer with their friends. If any events are missed due to weather or the COVID-19 pandemic they will not be rescheduled.

All players and coaches will continue to observe our COVID-19 precautions from the Fall season and, additionally, all players will wear masks while playing unless they have a documented medical issue that prevents them from doing so.


The WRA Intramural Soccer Program provides a fun introduction to the game, giving kids the chance to learn fundamentals and rules of soccer. The IM Program is for boys and girls from ages 3 to 18, consisting of the following divisions:

  • Pre-School - age 3 by August 1
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade Girls (1G)
  • 1st Grade Boys (1B)
  • 2nd Grade Girls (2G)
  • 2nd Grade Boys (2B)
  • 3rd/4th Grade Girls (3/4G)
  • 3rd/4th Grade Boys (3/4B)
  • 5th/6th Grade Girls (5/6G)
  • 5th/6th Grade Boys (5/6B)
  • Grades 7-9 (MS) - TBD
  • Grades 10-12 (HS)  - TBD

note that all of our divisions are based on grade in school in the Fall


Features and Rules of WRA IM Soccer - summarized here.

Positions Currently Vacant!

We're an all volunteer organization, and absolutely depend on your involvement to keep it strong. Please consider taking on one of these roles:

  • Division commissioner
  • Clinics and Training Coordinator
  • Website maintenance
  • Many more support positions! Email for details.

Important Dates for WRA IM Soccer, Fall 2021:

Earliest Date to Volunteer: The sooner the better! We absolutely depend on volunteers as coaches, commissioners, and many more positions! 

Minimum Age Cut-off Date: must be 3 by August 1 for Preschool eligibility

Registration coming soon Early bird registration will open in April, regular registration will open in May, and late registration will begin July 1 and continue as long as we have room for players. Please note that divisions will fill and close without notice and the potential number of openings is often dependent on number of coaching volunteers. Please volunteer early!

Practices Begin: August for older divisions; no practice for K and PreK

Opening Day/First Games: TBD

Game Dates: Saturdays

Picture Day: TBD

Last Game:  TBD but we will wrap up the season before Thanksgiving

 

Summer Camps in Our Area: If your player wants to develop her/his skills in preparation for the coming season, a summer camp is a great way to do it. Here are links to some in our area (if you know of others, please notify us).

Intramural Soccer Committee

If your child desires a higher level of competition, and for more links to some great soccer resources, go to Travel Soccer.
 
Volunteer! Our organization is managed and coached by volunteers. Please register as a volunteer to coach, help with equipment distribution, assemble teams, or assist the head referee. The program will be better if you donate some time, and that commitment is minimal as long as everyone pitches in! (Full job descriptions).
 
Learn to Coach or Polish Your Skills: We are sponsoring a limited number of Coaching Certifications through EPYSA. Volunteer coaches can easily learn how to teach essential skills and drills for their children's age group. Our hope is that our coaches will feel more confident and at ease, even with little or no experience as players. In turn, kids benefit by developing their skills more quickly. More information will be posted when the details are finalized. 

WRA Intramural Soccer Manual An in depth presentation of the modified rules we follow, with specifics for each division regarding teams, games, our general philosophy - kids having fun, learning sportmanship and teamwork - and much more. Download a copy (link below) - it's a fascinating read!!

FIFA Laws of the Game

For questions on the programs, contact Intramural Soccer Chair: David Frank, IntramuralSoccer@WRASports.org

WRA Intramural Soccer Manual Rev 0.1.pdf