Recreational Soccer

Recreational soccer is a form of soccer that is primarily focused on providing children with a fun and inclusive introduction to the sport. It is designed to promote physical activity, teamwork, social interaction, and basic soccer skills. Here are some key features of recreational soccer:

Emphasis on Fun: The main goal of recreational soccer is to create an enjoyable experience for children. The emphasis is on participation, skill development, and building a positive relationship with the sport, rather than solely on competition and winning.

Inclusivity: Recreational soccer programs typically welcome children of all skill levels, from beginners who are just learning the basics to those who may have some experience. The focus is on creating an environment where everyone can participate and feel comfortable.

Low Pressure: Unlike competitive leagues, where there might be more pressure to win, recreational soccer places little to no pressure on outcomes. Scores and standings might be kept, but they usually play a minimal role in shaping the experience.

Skill Development: While the primary aim is fun, children still learn basic soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. However, the focus is on gradual improvement rather than intense training.

Parent Involvement: Parents often play a role in recreational soccer, from coaching and organizing to cheering on their children from the sidelines. This involvement can help create a sense of community and support.

Variety of Formats: Depending on the age of the participants, recreational soccer might be organized as small-sided games (with fewer players on smaller fields) to encourage more involvement and touches on the ball.

Social Interaction: Beyond the game itself, recreational soccer can foster friendships and social connections among children and families within the local community.

Recreational soccer aims to provide a positive and enjoyable introduction to the sport, focusing on skill development, teamwork, and physical activity, while minimizing the pressures associated with high competition.

OSC “Mini-Kickers” Program

OSC proudly provides the following recreation programs.

  • U4 Mini-Kickers
  • U5/U6
  • U7/U8
  • U9/U10
  • U11/U12
  • U13/U14
  • U15/U16
  • U19