SPRING SOCCER 2018

THE PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters Spring Soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 3-16 as of December 31, 2017.
Registered players are placed in the following leagues* according to date of birth:

U-4 (Under 4): Boys and Girls who are 3 on December 31, 2017
U-6
: Boys and Girls who are 4 or 5 on December 31, 2017
U-8 Boys: Boys who are 6 or 7 on December 31, 2017
U-8 Girls: Girls who are 6 or 7 on December 31, 2017
U-10 Boys: Boys who are 8 or 9 on December 31, 2017
U-10 Girls: Girls who are 8 or 9 on December 31, 2017
U-13 Boys: Boys who are 10, 11 or 12 on December 31, 2017
U-13 Girls: Girls who are 10, 11, or 12 on December 31, 2017

U-17 mixed: Boys and Girls who will be 13,14,15 or 16 on Dec. 31, 2017


* For Spring Soccer, you have the option of advancing your child one age level. For example, if your son is a “soccer 5-year old”, meaning he will be 5 as of December 31, 2017, then you will be able to register him for
either the U-6 mixed league or the U-8 boys league. Likewise, if your daughter is a “soccer 7-year old”, meaning she will be 7 as of December 31, 2017, then you will be able to register her for either the U-8 or the U-10 Girls league.

All U-6, U-8, U-10, and U-13 players are drafted onto teams which play a schedule of games from mid-January through early to mid-April. All games will once again be at the Carrollton fields on the Audubon Riverview (the “Fly”). Games will be on Saturdays, at varying times, plus some leagues will have games on Friday nights. Coaches will schedule practices after the teams are drafted. Practices are generally on weekday evenings and can be held either on the “Fly” or at the Cuccia-Byrnes playground at 8321 Forshey St., near the Carrollton Ave. post office. U-6 teams do not generally practice outside of their Saturday time slot.
U-17 players will train as a group, then meet for games on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons at the Fly.

Players will be issued team shirts and socks, to be worn at all games. They will also need shin guards, plus either soccer cleats (preferable) or tennis shoes. Each player should have his or her own ball as well. Appropriate ball sizes are #3 for U-4, U-6, and U-8; #4 for U-10 and U-13; and #5 for U-17.

U-4 PROGRAM for 3-YEAR OLDS
Carrollton will once again feature an introductory program for boys and girls who were 3-years old as of December 31, 2017. Registered players will be divided into small training groups and will be assigned a professional coach to conduct elementary training and small-sided games. This will take place on Saturday mornings, at a designated time to be announced. Registration fee for U-4 players is $100.

REGISTRATION

To register, click on the registration tab and follow the procedure. The fee $125 for your first child, plus $100 per additional child. The fee is $100 for all U-4 players. If registering more than one child, be sure to register all children
before checking out. You may pay on line by credit card or you may choose the option to send a check, but note that your registration is not considered complete until fees are paid. Players who are not registered will not be graded or drafted onto teams.

Contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com for registration or payment assistance.

GRADING and DRAFTING
We will use the grading system we employed a year ago: Players who are registered for the same league in which they played in the Fall 2017 season will
not need to be graded. All players who are moving up to a new U-8, U-10, or U-13 age group, and all U-8, U-10, and U-13 players who did not play in the Fall 2017 Carrollton soccer program, will need to be graded. Grading is expected to take place the first weekend of January. Consult our web site in mid-December for the grading schedule. Players that need to be graded will also be notified by e-mail.

All players in the U-6, U-8, U-10, and U-13 leagues will be placed on teams via a player draft. By registering your child, you agree to have him or her placed in such a draft, during which any of our volunteer coaches may pick him or her onto a team. Carrollton Boosters does not guarantee placement of any player onto any particular team, or onto a team with any particular other player(s). The only exceptions are that coaches get to pick their own children, and that siblings within a league are placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian. After players have been drafted onto a team, registration fees will not be refunded or credited, except in cases of illness or injury.

COACHES
When registering your child for soccer, please consider coaching your child’s team. Carrollton relies on volunteer parents to coach its teams. Coaching is an excellent way to not only develop a greater appreciation for soccer, but to form a special bond with your son or daughter as the season progresses. In order to coach, simply answer “yes” to the question when registering, then also register yourself as a coach, and we will contact you.

SPONSORS
Another fun way to contribute to the program is to sponsor your child’s team. Sponsors select the team’s colors and name, and may include a business name and logo as well. The fee is $275 and can be paid with your child’s registration or can be paid by a separate check. Simply answer “yes” to the sponsor question when registering your child. After you have completed the registration, return to our web site and click on the “soccer sponsor form” tab in order to submit your sponsor info. Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise. For more information on sponsoring a soccer team, contact Missy McLellan at
developmentcoordinator@carrolltonboosters.org or Betsy Laborde at bblaborde@gmail.com

JESTERS CAMP / IN-SEASON SKILLS CLINIC
Our partners in soccer, the New Orleans Jesters, under the supervision of Coach Kenny Farrell, will conduct holiday soccer camps during the winter break. Please consult the Jesters web site,
http://www.nolajesters.com, for more information.

We also offer, for an additional fee of $50, a series of clinics (training sessions) during the soccer season on Friday evenings. All players registered for the Carrollton Boosters soccer leagues are eligible to participate. Register for the clinic with your child’s soccer registration, or contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com if you wish to add the clinic after you have registered your child for the soccer league.

DONATIONS
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the following funds:
Capital Fund - contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.
Scholarship Fund – contributions to this fund help allow Carrollton to include financially underprivileged children in our various programs.
Security Fund – contributions to this fund help Carrollton maintain a visible security force at all our venues.


2017 Fall Socccer Champions

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The Fall 2017 Carrollton Boosters U-10 Girls League was an outstanding success.  121 girls developed their talents over the season which included the months of September, October and November.  Quality coaching was a benchmark of the volunteer parents who pitched in for the fun.  Cheers to Coach Christovich and the Hammerheads who won the championship this weekend with a cheering sideline of players and their own theme song.  Truly a memorable season for all.



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The Under 13 Girls Division of Carrollton Boosters Soccer has wrapped up a fantastic Fall season. Thanks to all the players, parents, and coaches for helping us achieve our goals of improving player skills and tactical knowledge, engaging in great competition, and fostering a love of the sport! Congratulations to the Marvelous Mangoes, coached by Kathy Garvey, on their championship. We are looking forward to a wonderful Spring season full of soccer and sportsmanship.


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The Fall 2017 Carrollton Boosters U-10 Boys League yet again demonstrated why so many boys and their families participate in this fun and competitive recreational program. The league saw the development of more than 200 players and dedication of their families as well as nearly 50 volunteers parent/grandparent coaches. The regular season of 10 games ultimately concludes with a competitive single elimination playoff structure which brings members and their families from the entire league to enjoy. This season saw a phenomenal conclusion with the “Sasquatch”, led by Coach Grahme Perez through a 10-0 regular season, holding the championship trophy. Thanks for a great season. See you in the Spring.

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The Fall 2017 Carrollton Boosters U-13 Boys League was very successful. We broke the record for the most registrations in this league by 20%. We had 120 boys and 10 teams compete from September through November. Thanks to all the volunteer coaches, parent and players who made the fall such a success. Congratulations to the Coach Duane Mikelencak and the Goalzillas who won the season championship. We look forward to another record breaking season in the spring.