The WDMSC 9U/10U Recreational Program is phase three of our player pathway and a critical stage in our player development model. For the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 seasons, this program is for players born between 1/1/2009 and 12/31/2010. The focus remains strongly on fun, sportsmanship, and the basic fundamentals of the game. Children begin to learn more technical skill development and parent coaches have the opportunity to enjoy coaching for the entire season. The club supports parent coaches with player and coaching clinics, curriculum, and written resources. Games are referred by a certified youth referee and remain very relaxed and positive. All children play equal time.
The teams will play 6-on-6 with a goalkeeper, which ensures that players have regular contact with the ball during the game. Players play in a basic league schedule, but no league standings or results are recorded. All players are encouraged to move freely and try all field positions; reflecting developmental principles. Players are also encouraged to continue participating in a variety of additional activities to help enhance the full range of basic movement skills and physical literacy. All children play at least 50% of the game and the focus is on learning and having fun.
Fall 2018 dates – August – November
9U/10U girls’ teams generally play on Saturday
9U/10U boys’ teams generally play on Sunday
Will play Central Iowa Clubs in the Des Moines area for away games
Home games played at Raccoon River Soccer fields