Middle Country Children's Soccer offers several programs for children of various ages and skill levels. The programs are as follows:
Intramural Program (for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 season)
The Intramural program is the largest program at MCCS. The basic philosophy is to ensure that our players develop sportsmanship, and enjoy the game of soccer. All Intramural games are played at Eugene Auer Elementary School. There are five intramural divisions as follows:
Children start in our coed Little Kickers division. The emphasis is to teach the children the fundamentals of soccer and have a lot of fun. Each one-hour session per week is divided into a practice segment and a game segment. The game is 3v3 with no goalies to maximize each child''''s time kicking the ball. This is all in preparation for the children to move to the next level.
This co-ed program is an extension of our Little Kickers program. In the fall season, we provide coaches training with a professional trainer, who then oversee pre-game practice. Children are introduced to playing with more children on the field than in Little Kickers and begin utilizing goalies in the spring season. For the spring season, we are having our coaches train the children right before game time, as both the coaches and the children prepare for next year’s move to the Freshman division.
As the children advance from the Big Kickers program, the children are separated into the Freshman Boys and Freshman Girls Divisions. The emphasis is on teaching the basic skills, positions and team work. All games are played for fun and no scores or standings are kept.
- Sophomore Boys and Sophomore Girls: Birth Years 2008-2007
- Junior Boys and Junior Girls: Birth Years 2006-2004
- Seniors (co-ed): Birth Years 2003-1999
As the children advance to the next levels, they will be introduced to a more competitive setting. The emphasis is to continue teaching skills, positions and team work while providing soccer players with an environment that allows them to play and enjoy youth soccer. Standings and scores will be kept.
Developmental / Tournament Team Program:
Tournament teams are for the U-6 through U-9 age boys and girls that desire to play soccer in a more competitive setting. Many neighboring clubs hold competitive intramural tournaments for teams to have the opportunity to represent their clubs. The tournament teams are formed in addition to the regular intramural teams. Players will participate in additional practices and enter tournaments, in preparation for playing soccer at the travel level.
Is the largest Intramural Interleague soccer program on Long Island, with 47 clubs and over 350 teams playing. The program is run through Suffolk Soccer Interleague, Inc. (SSI) and offers our children competitive soccer as players look for more competition than conventional Intramural programs may be able to offer. SSI allows us to play against other Interleague teams that are the same age for fun and development. SSI offers two programs as follows:
Although our Interleague teams play teams from other local soccer clubs, the operation of the Interleague is much more like an Intramural program than a travel program. There are no try-outs. Teams are developmental in nature.
Currently, MCCS requires all U-9 Interleague players to play both in their Intramural game and Interleague game, which sometimes has players playing two games a day.
This program was developed by SSI for the more committed and serious U-9 player and prepare that player and their families for the next level of play (travel). There are separate divisions for both the girls and the boys.
Is the highest and most competitive level of soccer for the more advance player. Travel teams are for boys and girls ranging from under-9 years of age (U9) through under-19 years of age (U19). Travel teams are registered within the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and play against other travel teams throughout Long Island. Playing on the travel team requires a greater level of commitment from the players and parents. For more information contact the Travel Registrar, Bobby Eck, at firstname.lastname@example.org