Intramural Soccer - Girls, Boys and Co-ed

UpdatedThursday April 8, 2021 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.


Recommended equipment

Soccer, fortunately, has some of the lightest equipment needs but WRA IM Soccer does require all kids to wear shin guards under long socks to all games. Additionally we recommend each kid brings their own water bottle to events and their own soccer balls and please label all their items with their names:

Division Ball size
Preschool through 2nd grade Size 3
3rd and 4th grade Size 4
5th grade and older Size 5

 

 

 

 

During this pandemic we do require all players to wear masks or face coverings on the field during events.


Current activities

Spring Soccer registration is now OPEN!

WRA 2021 Spring Soccer Season

This spring WRA and Smart Soccer continue their longstanding partnership by offering another spring soccer season for our players. The spring season comprises once a week midweek sessions including skills and small-sided games with the emphasis on FUN!

As in the past spring seasons a professional trainer from Smart Soccer will work with each age group of players assisted by WRA volunteer parent coaches as needed. Activities will be FUN, age appropriate and each session will conclude with small sided games. There are no preset teams for the Spring season but the trainers will arrange teams at each event.

Programs are offered from Preschool (parent-child) through 6th grade. The season is scheduled to begin the week of April 5 concluding the week of May 24. The planned weekly schedule is as follows, please note there may be necessary adjustments to this schedule based on final registration numbers.

Venue: Shady Grove Elementary School

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday
Preschool @ 5.45 pm Pre-Kindergarten @ 5.45 pm 1st grade @ 5.45 pm 3rd & 4th grade boys and girls @ 9:00 am
3rd & 4th grade boys and girls @ 5.45 pm Kindergarten @ 6.45 pm 2nd grade @ 6.45 pm 5th & 6th grade boys and girls @ 10:00 am
5th & 6th grade boys & girls @ 6.45 pm      

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd & 4th grade boys and girls and 5th & 6th grade boys and girls will get to select one of the sessions. At this time we are offering Saturday sessions due to the large registration numbers.

Volunteer coaches are needed!

Any parents who would like to assist with the WRA spring soccer program please notify us as part of the registration process. A pre-season meeting for coaches will be held on March 30th at 6:00 p.m.

REGISTER TODAY for a FUN WRA REC spring soccer season in partnership with Smart Soccer!

For our kids in 7th through 12th grade we will be holding pickup soccer events for them this Spring. These sessions will play from early April until the end of May and last 60-90 minutes depending on what the kids want. The sessions will be divided into sessions for 7th through 9th grade kids and 10th through 12th grade kids:

Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays Sundays
7-9 Co-ed @ 5:45 10-12 Co-ed @ 5:45 7-9 Co-ed @ 5:45

7-9 Co-ed @ 2:00

 

 

 

Events cancelled due to weather or pandemic may be rescheduled into June. The IM Soccer Chairperson will communicate those details. Players may register for any of the pick up sessions which are convenient for them. We will be combining Boys and Girls to play Co-ed pickup soccer unless there is significant interest in dividing the groups by gender.

Players are asked to bring a dark color and light color shirt they can wear on top of any other clothing and jackets to each game session.

For these pickup soccer events we will need parent volunteers to organize and monitor the games. These Coaches will organize the field while the kids warm up and then help pick teams so the games are competitive and fun. The games will take place on a lined field at Shady Grove Elementary.


 

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).


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: Paul Laub, IntramuralSoccer@WRASports.org

WRA Intramural Soccer Manual Rev 0.1.pdf