Youth Soccer Program 2023
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The Glenburn Rec Dept youth soccer program for children age 3 - 6th grade.

It's a great program with a lot of children participating, but not a lot of adults and the children need more of you to come forward and coach.  If you love children, and the game of soccer, please consider signing up to coach when you register your child.  If you don't have a child in the program but want to help with our youth programs, as a coach or official, simply email our director at recdirector@glenburn.net and ask for a coach/ref background application.  We would love to have you join our small team of volunteers.  It's a great way to stay young & involved with the community, and it can be very rewarding too!

 

REGISTRATION will be available from Aug 8-Sept 1 for all age groups.  You can register online or by stopping at the town office during business hours.

Soccer ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK below (please note there is a credit card fee);

http://events.egov.com/eventreg/ME/event.htm?name=youthsoccerage3to6thgrade1

Soccer Fees: Resident Registration    Age 3 - 1st grade $25

                                                                 2-6th grade          $35

                                       Late fee After Deadline, if room   $10

Don't delay and sign up today, we are looking for a minimum of 10 participants & 2 coaches per age group!

Program setup;

2-6th grade groups practice 2 weeknights & games Saturday mornings.  These groups will hopefully get some games with other towns this year, we have played Orono, Winterport, and Kenduskeag previously.

1st grade group has 1 weeknight practice & Game/scrimmage Saturdays

Prk-K only meet on Saturdays for 1 hour, 45 minutes of skill work by adapting little kids games to soccer skills (parents are required to participate) & 15 minutes of team soccer

Photo day will be set for all groups around the end of Sept.

JR Referees are also needed, we work with any 7th grader & older who have an interest in giving back to the program they grew up with.  A great way for our teens to be mentors for our young ones, learn the aspects of a job even though it's volunteer - they need to be dependable - able to implement the game rules - responsible & caring.  Any Jr Ref that works a program from start to finish will be issued a gift card based on the amount of time they put in, as a thank you for their time and a sense of accomplishment.

JR Ref training  is set for Sept 9 at 11:30am at the rec fields

Parent volunteers are needed for the following positions, if we have enough, for each team; head coach, asst coach, at least 1 referee & 1 concession worker, without coaches & referees teams can’t play or practice, and without concession volunteers we cannot quench your thirst, or provide you with a snack. It’s much easier on everybody’s busy schedules if there are 2-3 adults per team then if it’s just one person, plus the most important piece, is the children get more out of a season if there are multiple coaches than just one trying to work with a whole team, and the same goes for the concession stands. The more volunteers that come forward, the easier it is on everyone and the better we can serve you!

I hope you will seriously consider being one of those volunteers and step forward to lend a hand, it’s a great way to role model to your young athletes the importance of volunteering, being involved in community and help keep the programs growing strong.  Volunteer & Background Applications are available at the town office and MUST be filled out & completed by Sept 1.. Once the applications are in and approved our director will setup training to help prepare you to work with groups of children. The children do appreciate any time you can give, and without you, they cannot play.

Volunteer Coach meeting will be held Sept 7 at 6pm at the field, anyone interested in coaching needs to make every effort to attend

 

 

Coach mtg Sept 7, 2023

Our programs do not run without great volunteers, at the same time we need to make sure our volunteers are qualified to work with the children by supplying some training to ensure that is the case.  It is a great way to stay involved with our young community, and keep young yourself.  Any parents or adults, interested in coaching for the upcoming soccer season SHOULD fill out a volunteer application form & a background check application form. The applications & background checks need to be completed before anyone can begin. There are some online trainings' that our volunteer coaches need to complete on their own time from home as well.  Completion reports are sent to the director in order to track your completion progress.  You do NOT need to be a mom or dad or be an expert at the game of soccer, you just need to have an interest in working with young athletes and having fun, we will help you with the rest.

The coach meeting will be held Sept 7 at 6pm at the rec field.  The meeting will involve introductions to each other, open table discussion to go over expectations of coaches & parents, rule discussion, what works, what doesn't, scheduling, Kick of Day, and more its a great way to start the season as a group.  Hope to see some new faces along with our faithful returning coaches.

Please consider being a volunteer coach, it can be very rewarding!

JR Soccer Referee Class

Saturday Sept 9 from 11:30am at the Glenburn Rec Fields

Searching for responsible 7th grade & older players & adults, who would like to help give back to the game & youth program that gave to them, by officiating the younger players soccer games on Saturday mornings.  It's a great experience for these teens to see what it's like wearing the whistle, learning how to be responsible with a schedule, and a sense of community.  Time commitment is 1-2 games per Saturday starting at 9am should be done by noon.

We had a good crew last year, hoping they return along with some new ones, this year. 

FMI contact us at recdirector@glenburn.net

Last updated Friday, August 4, 2023
 
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