The Port City Soccer offers a developmental league for children ages 3-13 (Under 4 thru Under 14 age groups) in the fall and the spring. Games are played at Eaton/Ogden Park Fields in Wilmington and Kiwanis Park in Hampstead. Children practice once per week (the day and practice location is decided by each coach and also dictated by field availability) traditionally either from 5:15 – 6:15 or 6:15-7:15, with their respective teams. Optional training sessions (free clinics) led by our professional coaching staff, are available for every child in the club if they desire.
Our league is unique. We specialize in the development of young soccer players! Participants are offered a fun and challenging learning environment that other soccer leagues cannot match! Each season the number of participants will be limited to ensure that each child is offered the best experience possible. One of our goals is not to be the biggest soccer club.....it is to be the best! Our primary mission is simple....to teach sportsmanship, character, soccer skill, and a passion for playing the game to our local youth!
Port City Soccer’s coaching philosophies and curriculums are designed by our professional coaching staff for all age groups. Coaches are provided a curriculum with each week's practice session and topic. Coaches utilize our curriculums to ensure that each child is being taught in the same manner and that they are learning age appropriate skills. Children who participate in Port City Soccer are a part of more than a soccer league. They are part of a FUN, EXCITING, AND CHALLENGING SOCCER SCHOOL!
As you can see below, another huge benefit of participating in Port City Soccer’s Developmental League is the low coach to player ratio per team. Anyone who has previously coached younger players (ages 10 and younger) will surely understand that lowering the coach to player ratio makes the practice and game environment more manageable and creates an accelerated learning environment for the kids. A smaller number of players at practices and at games means each player touches the ball more and makes more game-like decisions. It also allows parents on the sidelines to actually see the ball without a swarm of kids around it and more playing time for each kid. This is why they participate: TO PLAY!!!
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