Current Field Conditions

Fields are open with restrictions

In-House

   

In-House Soccer

Registration will open on April 1 and close the last day of July.  Teams will be formed over the summer, and practice will begin in early August. Many age groups end up on wait lists, so please register early!

In-House commissioner - Chris Kelleher  ckelle10@gmail.com

Fallston Soccer runs in-house play for kids from ages 4 to 16 for about 900 kids in the Fallston area.  The program is designed for kids of all ability levels to provide a fun and educational soccer experience.  Practice begins around the second week of August and the program wraps up around the first week of November.  All teams will have 1 weeknight practice and 1 game.  Clinic, U8 and U10 will play other Fallston teams on Saturday mornings.  The U11, U13 and U16 age groups will play in the Harford County NRSL league with most games on Saturdays but with the possibility of games on various turf fields in the evening under the lights.  Please do not let August vacations stop you from signing up!  Most teams do not have their full team at practice until school starts. 

The playing format for in-house is as follows:

Clinic – Fun and educational with an emphasis on the fun!  The objective with this age group is to have them build a love for the game and meet new friends.  Our practices are built around fundamental soccer where the kids have a ball at their feet at all times.  Game format is 5v5 with no goalies. 

U8 and U10 – These age groups will continue to focus on fundamental soccer.  Games for these age groups will follow US Youth Soccer guidelines for 7v7 small sided games. 

U11 – Games for this age group play an 8v8 format.

U13 & U16 – Games for this age group will be played in the 11v11 format. 

Uniforms and Equipment:  Fallston soccer provides an Adidas jersey, shorts, and socks.  Players are required to purchase their own shin guards which are required by all age groups.  Soccer cleats are not required but highly recommended. 

Player/Coach Requests:  During registration there is the opportunity to request coaches or playing with friends.  While all of these requests are considered, they may not be honored.  Our primary objective is to create a fair play environment where all of the teams are relatively equal. 

 

Questions or Comments:

Please contact our in-house commissioner and board member - Chris Kelleher ckelle10@gmail.com

 

In House (Rec) Age groups (age determined as of August 1):

Clinic (ages 4 and 5; Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Boys Clinic commissioner:  

Girls Clinic commissioner:   

 

U8 (age 6 and 7; 1st and 2nd grade)

Boys U8 commissioner: 

Girls U8 commissioner:  

 

U10 (ages 8 and 9; 3rd & 4th grade)

Boys U10 commissioner:   

Girls U10 commissioner:   

 

U11 (age 10; 5th grade)

U13 (ages 11 and 12; 6th and 7th grade)

U16 (ages 13, 14, 15; 8th thru 10th grade)

Boys and Girls commissioner U11/13/16:  Chris Kelleher  ckelle10@gmail.com

 

U7 info: (not offered in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID concerns)

**In 2019, Fallston Soccer rolled out a new format for our U-7 boys and girls in-house teams.

The players using this format are the players graduating from our clinic program.  Fallston Soccer continues to put the kids first by implementing 4v4 soccer, we are following the “best practice” trends in the United States and around the world.

The 4v4 model:

  • Fewer players will instill confidence and that will result in more touches
  • Less coaching more playing
  • More exposure to defending and attacking situations
  • Game is less complicated
  • Encourages quick decision making
  • Provides opportunity to develop creative play
  • Players have more opportunities to score goals

 How it will be played:

  • No referees, coaches will be on the field
  • No score
  • No goalies
  • Same size field as clinic
  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • No throw ins – play will resume from a kick-in
  • Teams of approximately 10 players are created and practice together. On game day, they divide in half to play their opponent who does the same.
  • (4) 10 minute games, substitutions on the fly
  • The 'half teams' play simultaneously on side-by-side fields
  • “Ladder Game” format will be used where teams shift after 10 minutes for a new opponent

Brief op-ed from Soccer Coach Weekly on value of 4v4: https://www.soccercoachweekly.net/soccer-drills-and-skills/small-sided-games/why-4v4-is-good-for-youth-soccer-coaching/