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Recreational soccer is offered in the fall and spring for youth Preschool through 2nd grade and is sponsored by the Grand Forks Park District.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

There are no announcements at this time.

2017 Sunflake Soccer

Spring Season: April – May 2018
(Registration Deadline: TBD )

Fall Season: September 5 – October 14, 2017
(Registration Window: July 1-August 18 @ 5pm) 

Ages: Preschool through 2nd grade
(Preschoolers must be 4 years old by April 1, 2017 for Spring Sessions and must be 4 prior to  September 1, 2017 for the Fall Session.)

Teams: Preschool and Kindergarten teams will be co-ed. All other teams are either boys or girls. Teams are formed on a basis according to grade, school, or number of registered players.

3RD – 6TH GRADE SOCCER is ran by Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club. Visit the GGFSC website for more information and registrations.

 

Sunflake Soccer 2017 Fall Season

Registration Window (July 1 – August 18 @ 5:00pm)
Activity Codes for online registration

  • 123123-00 – Preschool
  • 123123-01 – Kindergarten
  • 123123-12 – First Grade
  • 123123-21 – Second Grade

All practices and games dates are weather permitting

First Practice:  September 5-7th, 2017

First Games:  Saturday, September 16 (5 weeks of games)

Last Saturday Games End of Spring Season:  Saturday, October 14

Team Rosters – Will be emailed and posted on our website prior to the start of the season.

PRE-K Team Rosters

Kindergarten Team Rosters

Boys 1&2 Team Rosters

Girls 1&2 Team Rosters

 

All Practices start @ 6:00pm unless noted on schedule. Later in the season practices may start earlier with decreasing sunlight.

Preschool and Kindergarten will have first practice on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00-6:30pm.  All remaining practices will be on Mondays at 6:00-6:30pm and play games on Saturday mornings per schedule.

1st & 2nd Grade Girls will practice Thursdays from 6:00-6:45pm and have games Tuesdays and Saturdays.

1st & 2nd Grade Boys  will practice on Tuesdays from 6:00-6:45pm and have games on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Game/Practice Schedules: will be emailed prior to the start of the season and posted on www.gfparks.org

Pre-K Schedules
Kindergarten Schedules
Boys 1&2 Schedules
Girls 1&2 schedules

Bringewatt Park – Field Maps

BRINGEWATT Field Layout – Games 2017
BRINGEWATT Practice Layout 2017

Volunteer Coaches
PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!
All coaching is done by volunteers such as parents, family members, high school players, and soccer enthusiasts.
Coaches that coach the entire season will have their child’s fee reimbursed to them after the season.
If a coach cannot be found when the season begins, one of the parents will be expected to step forward and volunteer. Teams will not be allowed to practice or play without a coach. It will not be the sole responsibility of GFPD to find a coach.

I volunteered, now what?

Many first time coaches volunteer or are volunteered to the job. First things first…Relax.  Relax and think about how much fun you are going to have.

Goal: Create a fun, learning soccer environment for your players in training and in games.
How? Talk to the Program Director and request helpful coaching materials and coaching aids.Talk to other Soccer Coaches in the program or in your community who have worked with these age groups before.

Team Management:
Prepare a list of simple and clear rules for your players and their parents. Introduce yourself to the team. Conduct a preseason meeting to review these rules and to go over other important information.
Consider the following:

  • Schedules and locations for training sessions and games.
  • Drop off and pick up times for training sessions and games.
  • Player responsibilities and behavior at training sessions and games.
  • Parent responsibilities and behavior at training sessions and games.
  • Player equipment (Everyone should bring a ball & have shin guards)
  • Coaching equipment
  • Discuss the procedure for canceling training sessions and games.
    It’s about player development, not winning and losing!

Risk Management:

  • Provide proper age appropriate activities at training sessions and games.
  • Assure that training and playing areas are safe.
  • Make sure that all players are wearing the correct equipment and that it is appropriately sized.
  • Make sure that you are assisted by another adult when coaching the players (This includes the time when players arrive and when they depart from training sessions and games).

US Soccer Coaches Presentation

COACHING MATERIALS
U12 Practice Plan
U10 Practice Plan
U6 &U8 Practice Plan
Click here for many more age specific drills and practice plans
More Coaching Videos – Drills & Skills

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How to Register

Sunflake Soccer
Activity Codes for online registration:

123123-00 – Pre-School

123123-01 – Kindergarten

123123-12 – First Grade

123123-21 – Second Grade

Mail-in Registration Form
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3rd - 6th Grade Soccer Program

The Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club runs 3rd – 6th grade soccer. Visit the GGFSC website for more information.

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