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Mantua Recreational Soccer Club

Spring 2024 is underway! Cheers to a great season.

Registration closes SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1st. The cost for U4-U8 is $105 and U9-U10 $125

Practices will start Thursday September 5th and Games begin Saturday September 7th!

We are very excited to introduce our new U9/U10 division!! This division is contingent on registration counts.

About Us

The MTSA Rec Soccer program is for boys & girls U4 to U10. No tryouts necessary. Players will be taught the fundamentals of soccer. Dribbling and comfort with the ball at feet will be emphasized.

LOTS OF TOUCHES!!

Most of all, we will aim to instill a love for the game. Weekday practices are planned and facilitated by Infinity Training. Teams are brought together to revie w the next drill/game and then breakout with their coaches to execute! Games are managed by our volunteer coaches. Mantua Township Soccer is a volunteer-run organization that encourages all players and parents to join the fun! No prior soccer experience is necessary for players or coaches.

Questions?

Please contact your Recreation VPs @ RecInfo@mantuasoccer.com

Age Divisions - Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Players are assigned to a division based on their birth year:
  • U4 – Players born in 2021
  • U5 – Players born in 2020
  • U6 – Players born in 2019
  • U7 – Players born in 2018
  • U8 – Players born in 2017
  • U9 – Players born in 2016
  • U10 – Players born in 2015 
Divisions may or may not be coed depending on registration counts.

Practice & Game Schedule - Fall 2024

All practices are held on the football fields and all games are held on the micro fields (near the snack stand) at Chestnut Branch Park.

U4 and U5U6U7/8 GirlsU7/8 Boys
PracticeWednesdays 5:30-6:30 PMThursdays 5:30-6:30 PMWednesdays 6:30-7:30 PMThursdays 6:30-7:30 PM
GamesSundays at 1PMSundays at 1PMSundays at 2:15PMSundays at 2:15PM

U4-U8 practices and games are held on the micro fields (near the snack stand) at Chestnut Branch Park.

U9-U10 practices and games will be held on 7v7 assigned fields

Check out the Field Map to view a layout of our micro fields (this will be updated by September 4th)

Season end subject to change due to weather influenced makeups

 

U4/5/6 – Thursdays 5:30-6:30

U7/8/9/10 – Thursdays 6:30-7:30

Updated before season start

Updated before season start

Updated before season start

Updated before season start

General Information About League and Play Format

Game Format:

U4-U8 age divisions play 4v4 on the micro fields

U9-U10 age divisions play on he 7v7 fields

U4-U6 follow the NEW BALL METHOD when the ball goes out and reset in the middle after each goal. Teams play four 7-10 minute quarters after a 5 minute warm-up

U7-U10 will play traditional field rules including throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks. Teams reset in the middle after each goal. Teams will play four 10 minute quarters after a 5 minute warm-up.

Required Equipment:

Each player is required to wear shin guards and soccer cleats. Players should bring a bottle of water to all practices and games. U4-U6 players should have a size 3 soccer ball and U7/8/9/10 should have a size 4 soccer ball that is brought to all practices and games.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why 4v4?

Mantua Township Soccer Association is following the official US Youth Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI) established and released in 2017 by USYS. The Goal: Maximize touches on the ball and to get the most playing time for each child, while creating a fun atmosphere to develop and grow their love for the game! Read more about the USYS Player Development Initiatives HERE.

How will my child know what to do when they reach the travel league if they’re only playing 4v4?

Positions are teachable, and many coaches use different formations which is their responsibility to teach the players when they get to 7v7 and beyond. Gameplay rules and skills such as throw-ins, where to stand for free kicks, and resets will be introduced at the U7/U8 level, however MTSA will also be promoting and offering optional training sessions, at no additional cost, to players ready to make the jump to the travel league where we will work with the next group of travel-aged children to teach them these skills before their first 7v7 game!

Can my child be paired with their friend or a specific coach?

We will do our best to match players up with other players and coaches, but cannot guarantee team placements. In the USYS PDI document above, you’ll see the focus at these age levels is less team-specific, and more individual player specific. Training sessions will be group sessions without team separations and players may be swapped on game days in the event of team shortages. We want to encourage the players to get playing time with as many different players, as possible.

Thank You To Our Wonderful Rec Sponsors!!

See you on the Fields!