Fall 2013 Rec U13
This fall we are going to test something new for those kids that might have recently turned 12 years old and would normally move up to a U14 team. As an option, we are proposing the creation of smaller in-house teams of 12 year old boys and girls that would be more comfortable playing with kids their own age. We believe there is a gap in the "tweens" age grouping that can create a situation where some kids are not comfortable playing with the larger older players and leave the game. These teams of U13 players will be small in roster size, and play games might be 3v3 or 6v6 depending on the number of interested players. Small games such as this are in line with the US Soccer guidelines for teaching the game, and players are more engaged in smaller groups. The players will receive a t-shirt jersey and games will only be played at RPMS fields. If you believe your 12 year old is ready for the U14 age grouping, then they remain free to move to that level as in the past.