In-House Soccer : Fall 2012

U5 Division U8 Division U10 Division


    Shoe Exchange  
    Recreational League  





    The in-house program has been designed to develop each child’s individual skill first, and their teamwork skills second.  Basic concepts will be introduced each week and will provide the foundation each child needs to become a quality soccer player.  Healthy competition will be our focus – no child will be encouraged to “kill the other team” or “kick their butts”.  This type of negative attitude does not belong in a youth athletic program and will not be tolerated in Plum Area Soccer’s in-house program.  The in-house soccer program is designed to be fun and developmental for the children, therefore, a score should not be kept.  All teams are winners and there should not be any losers.  Be positive! Never criticize! Allow your child to be a child.


    Coaches have at their disposal a wide range of material that will help them to structure practices in a way that will teach specific skills.  If at any time you have a question or concern about the information being presented to your child, we ask that you speak to the coach directly in an “adult only” environment.  Please remember that each coach has unselfishly volunteered his/her time to guide your child, and they should be thanked for their generous time and efforts.


    The in-house program is broken into five age groups.  The five age groups are U5, U6, U7, U8 and U10.  U5 and U6 are coed divisions.  U7, U8 and U10 are gender based.  In-house games will be scheduled on Saturday mornings usually between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  The games are 1 hour long.  If games are canceled or delayed, you will be notified by your team parent or coach by no latter than 9:00 AM the day of the game.  You may also check our web site for cancellations and news at .


Soccer Shoe Exchange

    Those of you whose children have outgrown soccer shoes this is your chance to donate those shoes for other kids to use instead of just tossing them in the garbage.

We are looking for : gently used soccer shoes. If you are wanting to donate some old shoes, keep this things in mind when dropping them off:
  • they should be cleaned
  • the laces should be tied together - to keep the mates from being seperated
  • the size of the shoe should be showing - either tagged on the laces or the pair of shoes put into a shopping bag  w/the size written on the outside.

    Since most people are out purchasing new shoes for the start of the season - now is the best time to gather the old ones before people start throwing them out.
    For the first couple weeks there will be a donation box of some sort up at the fields - by the pavilion or shed - for you to drop those shoes off.

Recreational Soccer League

    Plum Area Soccer formed a recreational soccer league for all boys and girls ages 11 to 13. The league does not hold practices and has games every week with a pick-up format that forms new teams every week. Plum Area Soccer supplies a center referee and this is real soccer. The primary objective of this program is to provide a forum for kids who are too old for U-10 soccer and still want to play, but just for fun.    

    For specific questions on the New Recreational Soccer League, contact Jason DiBiase at