Intramural Program

Ages 4 to 8 Years-Old

Updated Wednesday December 12, 2018 by PWSC.

Information for our 2019 (January - February - March) WINTERmural program can be found on its own page by clicking here.

 

Program Highlights:

  • Under 5 boys and girls (Little Kickers):
    • 1 weekend session including instruction and intramural games for 8 weeks
  • Under 6 - Under 9 boys and girls (Prime):
    • 1 weekday training session a per week for 6 weeks
    • 1 weekend session of training intramural league games for 8 weeks
  • Training by the JIGS Soccer Academy
  • Optional goalie clinic (for Prime and Select)
  • One club soccer jersey (One per Fall/Spring)
  • Participation and achievement trophies (Spring only)

 

What are the details of the program?

All players will be registered and compete by Birth Year. "U" is shorthand for "Under" - so U5 means under 5 or 4 years-old. Age groups will be classified as follows:

  • U5 – 2013
  • U6 – 2012
  • U7 – 2011
  • U8 – 2010
  • U9 – 2009

 

The Intramural Program is divided into 3 separate sub-programs:

  • Little Kickers (U5)
  • Prime (U6-U9)
  • Select (U7-U9)

 

Little Kickers: Our entry program for 4 and 5-year old players is designed to introduce players to soccer and teach them to enjoy the game through fun drills and small-sided games. There is a 1-hour Saturday session including instruction and games for this age group.

 

Register here: portsoccerclub.com

 

Prime (U6-U9): After players complete Little Kickers they are eligible to play Prime. This program will build on the skills players acquired from LK, and will continue to expand their ability to play each year they participate.

 

Prime consists of 1 training session during the week for 1 hour for 6 weeks

AND

All Prime players have 1 weekend day league game of 45 minute duration for 8 weeks. Players will be divided by skill so that we can maximize development and provide a more personalized experience for each child.

 

The games on the weekend involve an in-house league where players will be divided into permanent teams of approximately 6 players. They will participate in an organized 4x4 game on Saturday's with the assistance of our professional trainers and a parent apprentice team manager.  These games will be used to both teach the players how to play, but also to develop future parent managers for travel soccer.

 

Register here: portsoccerclub.com

See wintermural schedule below:

U5 boys and girls: 12:30-1:30 in Daly Gym

8 weeks of training

1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2

 

Weekday training schedule

U6 girls: Thursday @ 4:00-5:00 pm in Manorhaven gym

U6 boys: Thursday u6 @ 5:00-6:00 pm in Manorhaven gym

6 weeks of training

Dates: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 2/7, 2/14

U7 girls and boys Friday @ 4:00-5:00 pm in Guggenheim gym

U8/9 girls and boys Friday @5:00-6:00 pm in Guggenheim gym

6 weeks of training

Dates: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8

Weekend league games schedule

U6-U9: Sunday @ 12:00-3:00 in Schreiber High School

Consistent game times will be provided once registration is complete. All games will be played between 12:00-3:00 pm in 45 minute interval.

8 weeks of games

Dates: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 

Prime Game Rules: the purpose is to maximize fun and de-emphasize competition in order to promote a love for the game and skill development through ball touches

  • 4 players on the field at a time on each team with NO goalie
  • 8 minute quarters with 5 minute breaks in between
  • 4x6 Goals
  • 30x20 yard fields
  • No heading of the ball

 

Select Travel (U7-U9)- We also offer a Select Travel program.  These players have gone through an independent evaluation by the PWSC Director of Coaching and his staff and are deemed to be travel ready. The program is intended for skilled players who want to up their dedication to soccer and requires a strong commitment.  Each age-group team will be supervised by a certified trainer who will oversee both individual and team development.  Practices will be held twice a week with a game on the weekend.  Players will participate in a 6v6 (includes a goalie) travel league against other local Nassau soccer teams.  If you have an interest, but did not previously tryout or notify us - please email Gerneil "Jigsy" Lorne at: jigssoccerschool@gmail.com

 

Why Choose the PWSC Intramural Program?

PWSC has a long-standing commitment to the Port Washington community with a storied soccer tradition for over 40 years. We are currently 1200 players strong including ages 4-18 years old. We see the intramural program as the lifeblood of the club, and take the growth of each player seriously while having fun at the same time.

Players who participate in the Intramural program will graduate with a fundamental understanding of all four pillars of player development (technical, tactical, mental and physical), and will be well-prepared to continue their soccer experience in either our Inter-town or Travel programs.

The PWSC works with the JIGS Academy to implement the intramural program. The JIGS Academy brings decades of experience running similar programs throughout Long Island. Trainers are all NSCAA certified. Led by Gerneil Lorne, the trainers are held to a high standard of service, constantly encouraged to educate themselves so as to be well orientated to both the psychological and physical aspect of the sport. The JIGS Academy motto, “Destination Next Level…Training With a Purpose”

 

To learn more about the JIGS Academy Philosophy, please visit: www.jigssoccer.com/about-us.html