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Indoor House League 2013-14 - The Igloo Soccer League
The Igloo League is a unique & one of a kind league. It is available to boys and girls, ages 3 to 17 years old. A player will always play at the same location & day each week. Players are divided into 2 skill levels. The experienced players play in the XP League at Thomson, and the beginner or novice players play in the Recreational League at your choice of either the West Hill location in the east end of Scarborough or the Thomson location in the west end of Scarborough.
In a typical session, the player wears their indoor uniform supplied by JFK (color jersey, shorts, socks), shin guards and regular non-marking running shoes that the player would normally wear in their school gym.
Players are grouped together for soccer lessons headed by professional certified coaches & instructors. They take part in skills development drills & small sided learning games. These sessions are geared at teaching players based on their age & skill levels. Approximately half the scheduled time is learning & training. This helps give all players equal learning & playing time. After the training, the players are separated into their teams, then headed by their coaches (and/or instructors), they have a game against each other confidently using skills acquired in their training time. In the first month, the instructors not only teach the players, but they evaluate them. The reason is to properly gear the program to their skill level, provide a basis for the individual player achievement throughout the season and to assist in dividing the players into evenly skilled teams.
Recreational (Rec) players are primarily beginners or novices. They train in a fun atmosphere to acquire the basic skills to play the game. Their team games are for fun with no standings, therefore reducing anxiety the players may get when pressured to perform in a highly competitive atmosphere. The concept is to concentrate on a generally stress-free learning system and having fun. All players should play approximately the same amount of time. "Better" players are not favored by playing more time than "weaker" players. Cup format type games may be used closer to the end of the program to give players a greater sense of what the competitive games are like but no formal recognition is given to the winners in order to keep the games friendly. All players receive the same trophy at the end. "Tykes" division (U4) has parent involvement to assist in player's developemnt.
XP (All-Star) players have played before, usually a couple of years depending on the age group. Their training is a little more intense, yet still fun. Once the teams are set, they may play a few exhibition games that are also used to further teach the players. Then in January, formal games begins which have team standings and player statistics. The games are competitive in nature. Referees, timekeepers and the instructors help maintain a healthy atmosphere, along with the volunteer team coaches. Elimination play-offs are played near the end of the season with the two winning teams facing each other on the last day for the Indoor Igloo Cup Championship. The winners take home the Cup trophy while the runner-ups and all the other teams receive participant trophies. When Does it Start?
The indoor season runs from November to March with a break in December due to the holidays. In March, all players receive a trophy. These awards are presented at the Indoor Trophy Day.
Recreational Program is for players that have never played soccer before or are still relatively inexperienced to the game. This is for tots & youth players (generally 3 to 12 years old). There are two locations to choose from: Thomson area (West Scarborough with games on Sundays) or West Hill area (East Scarborough with games on Sundays). Plus a girls only program. Exact locations and schedules to be announced. See tentative schedules.
XP All-Star League is for eXperienced Players that have at least basic soccer skills. These players have usually played before and may be required to perform an evaluation to be accepted into the league. This is for youth players 7 to 17 years old. Players play in Scarborough (Thomson). Games are on Sunday afternoons. Standings are kept for league games with trophies for the cup winners and participation trophies for all other players. Exact locations and schedules to be announced. See tentative schedules.
2012-13 Indoor Winter Season price:
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Regular price is $190 for Recreational or All-Star.
You can register any time until it is full.
Map of locations and age divisions chart
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When to register in person.
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The Igloo League starts in November (depends on program). You will receive a call about one week prior to the start. At the first scheduled session, you will be given your uniform. Wear shin guards (you can purchase them from JFK on the first day) and non-marking running shoes. Wet footwear will not be allowed in the gym area. If you joined the outdoor season, it starts at the end of May and you will get a separate uniform and your own soccer ball at that time.
Those that have been accepted as coaches or parents that have children in the Club, can attend these clinics for free. There will be different sessions based on experience and role. Details to follow.
Those that have been accepted as referees, coaches, parents that have children in the Club, or players above the age of 13 years, can attend these clinics for free. There will be different sessions based on age, knowledge and role. Details to follow.