Earlier this week US Soccer (the federation that controls soccer in the US) announced that there would be two major changes to youth soccer starting in the 2017-2018 season. The first change concerns younger age groups and the numbers of players on the field/size of the field. The second change (the one that will affect all of our teams and programs) concerns the age calendar (how we determine what age division a player is in) and changing from the current "grade" calendar and moving to a birth year calendar.
Over the next few months Kearney Soccer will be meeting and formulating a plan to go forward - taking into consideration all factors. We will develop a methodology where we can gather input from all of our coaches, teams and families. Much of what we decide to do will be dependent upon what the state decides, but it is clear that we will have to implement most of these changes, sooner or later.
To learn more about the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives please visit our Coaching Support page at the link below.
If you have any questions about this information feel free to call or email.
Mike Munch - Director of Coaching
Kearney Soccer Club
Rosters and Schedules for the Micro and Developmental Programs have been posted on those respective pages. Below are links that will take you to each page.
Kearney Soccer is looking for interested individuals to become paid referees for the club.
KSC will be conducting two instructional referee clinics to be held on Thursday, August 20 at 6:00pm and Sunday, August 30 at 4:00pm - both clinics will be held at West Lincolnway Park.
Participants will be required to attend one clinic session. There will be a small (still to be determined) registration fee.
With the completion of the clinic attendees will become KSC club referees - with the qualification to referee club developmental games and U9 and U10 games at local tournaments. Developmental games will take place through the month of September.
To register for one of the KSC referee clinics, please complete the registration form at the link below.
For those individuals interested in become a state certified referee, there will be a state certification clinic held in Grand Island on Saturday, August 1.
State certified referees are eligible to referee games, leagues, tournaments and other events across the state - dependent upon their experience and level of ability. Here is a link to that state certification:
Late Registration for the Micro and Developmental programs will continue (with a late fee) through July 24.