Recreational

About Real Colorado EDGE Recreational Soccer

Real Colorado EDGE Soccer Club offers Recreational soccer leagues for all players in the 4 and Under through 19 and Under age groups. Our emphasis is on Skill Growth, Participation, and Enjoyment of the Game.

  • Small-sided games from 4 and Under through 19 and Under

Starting at our 9 and Under Age Group, we offer different competition levels.  The 2 levels offered are an “in-house” league played in Arvada and the surrounding communities or the Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) state league played primarily in the Denver metro area.

Philosophy
Real Colorado EDGE is dedicated to providing a FUN, but challenging soccer environment for the children in our program. The emphasis is placed on FUN and player development, through an age-appropriate training program. Each child is challenged at a level which is appropriate for their stage of development. The EDGE prides itself in offering the most enjoyable and rewarding soccer experience for our players, coaches, referees, and families in the Arvada and surrounding communities.
Real Colorado EDGE begins offering Recreational programs for players starting at the 4 and Under age group and is an option for players all the way through the 19 and Under age group.

Starting at our 9 and Under League Program, we have different levels of competition, some of which are tailored toward the Advanced (competitive) program.

At Real Colorado EDGE we haveRecreational soccer leagues for all players in the 4U – 19U age groups. For details about each age group, click the links at the bottom of this page –  ‘Age Group Specifics.’

Colorado Soccer Association Age Groups

Colorado Soccer Association defines age groups based on the following general rules:

Age groups are determined by the year a player was born.  Click here for the 2017-2018 Age group Chart

Age group “labels” are the age of a player followed by AND UNDER.  For example 8 and Under or 8U

Seasonal Year runs from August 1st to July 31st of the next year.

How do I register online?
  • If you are an existing player or a family that has had at least one or more player in the program, you will start by logging into our secure league management system.  You can Log-In Here or  access the login on our HOME page, at the top, labeled MEMBER LOG-IN.  You will type in your home phone number, and then your four digit PIN number. Once in, this will be your family home page.  From here, click on the register button- the next screen will bring up all your players names, with a register button under each.  Click on the register button, and follow the remaining steps.
  • If you have never had a player play for our club, you can setup a new account to begin your registration HERE or by clicking on “Register Now” tab on the HOME page which is located at the top. This is where you will put in your player’s information, and it will allow you to set up a login.  Once completed, you will need to log into the system as stated above.
  • If you prefer, you can register in person at the Real CO EDGE office, located at 4955 Miller Street #201, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.  Please see our club info tab at the top of the website for office hours.
How much does it cost to play?
  • 4 and Under: $68.00 for the season
  • 5 and Under- 6 and Under: $80.00 for the season
  • 7 and Under: $93.00 for the season
  • 8 and Under: $105.00 for the season
  • 9 and Under – 10 and Under: $140.00 for the season
  • 11 and Under – 19 and Under:  $145.00 for the season
Where do I buy developmental uniforms?
  • Our uniform supplier is Soccer Stop.  We will be sending out information before the season begins about how to purchase uniforms. The uniforms are complete with our club logo and are available right off the rack.  For 4U-8U players they wear blue and white, you will need the reversible jersey, black shorts, and a pair of blue, and pair of white socks.  9U and up wear red and white jerseys, you will need to purchase the separate red and white Jerseys, black shorts, and a pair of black, and a pair of red socks.
  • Each season Soccer Stop hosts a “pop-up” shop at the EDGE office where they bring all uniform items for you to purchase.  Pop-up shop dates are e-mailed out each season.
What about the games?

All of our home games for the 4U-19U developmental programs are played at Stenger Soccer Complex, which is located at 58th and Quail in Arvada.  The complex is quite large, and the field layout changes each season, so be sure to print out a field map (located under the club info tab at the left side of our website).  Each team will get a minimum of 8 games per season.

Practices?

8U-19U teams practice will be at Stenger or Long Lake Ranch, 7U teams practice in a local park, 5U-6U teams practice 1/2 hour prior to their game on Saturday at Stenger.

Key Dates Fall 2017

4U-6U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2012-2014)

4U-6U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2012-2014)

Dave Roberts daver@edgesoccer.net

Deadline to register: Closed August 11 *Contact Dave Roberts daver@edgesoccer.net for final spots remaining

Practices Begin: No weekly practice for 4U-6U age groups.  30 minute practice prior to game on Saturdays

Games Begin: September 9

7U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2011)

7U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2011)

Dave Roberts daver@edgesoccer.net

Deadline to register: Closed August 11 *Contact Dave Roberts daver@edgesoccer.net for final spots remaining

Practices Begin: 7U practice 1x/week beginning week of August 28

Games Begin: September 9

8U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2010)

8U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2010)

Dave Roberts daver@edgesoccer.net

Deadline to register: Closed August 11 *Contact Dave Roberts daver@edgesoccer.net for final spots remaining

Practices Begin: Week of August 28

Games Begin: September 9

9U-10U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2008-2009) *Non-Academy Select teams

9U-10U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 2008-2009) *Non-Academy Select teams

Ian Richards ianr@edgesoccer.net

Deadline to register: Closed August 11 *Contact Ian Richards ianr@edgesoccer.net for final spots remaining

Practices Begin: Week of August 28

Games Begin: September 9

11U-19U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 1999-2007)

11U-19U Developmental Age Groups (Birth year 1999-2007)

Jay Hamilton 11U-12U jayh@edgesoccer.net

Adam Loovis 13U-14U adaml@edgesoccer.net

Ryan Henkel 15U-19U ryanh@edgesoccer.net

Deadline to register: Closed August 11 *Contact Director above for final spots remaining

Practices Begin: Week of August 28

Games Begin: September 9

Age Group Information

4U Boys and Girls Recreational

Players in this age group receive 60 minutes on fun soccer activities designed to peak the interest and excitement of the players. The session ends with a small sided game, playing 3 versus 3, where the players are introduced to playing with teammates in a game situation. Games and practices are on Saturdays at Stenger Soccer Complex.Sessions are coordinated by a member of the EDGE staff.

Players in these age groups play 3 versus 3, which is the beginning phase of our small sided developmental soccer program. We have designed this program to allow the players to get several touches on the ball in a fun and exciting environment. Both the field and goals are smaller to allow the players to have success. We do not keep track of scores in this age group, which keeps the emphasis on the fun and learning of the game.

 

  • AGE Group Objectives: Introduction to the game, team, and ball mastery.
  • Max. Roster Size: 10-12 players will be assigned per field.
  • GoalKeepers: Goalkeepers are not allowed!
  • Size of Ball: Size 3
  • Cleats Permitted: Cleats are optional
  • Size of Field: 30 X 20 Yards
  • Size Of Goal: 4 X 8 Feet
  • Length of Game: Approximately 30 minutes. This is played after 30 minutes of practice/age appropriate games.
  • Offsides Rule: Does not apply.
  • Fouls and Misconduct: All fouls will result in an indirect free kick, with opponents at least 3 yards away from the ball.
  • Referee Assignment: Coach of each team will share responsibility
  • Linesperson: Not needed
  • Practice: 1/2 hour preceding each game
Uniforms:
Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks.
Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks.All coaches will ensure each player receives 50% playing time in each game, providing the player meets the team’s practice requirements.
Other Notes:
At the conclusion of the game, each team will participate in a friendly mini- shootout, where each player gets the opportunity to take an unobstructed shot at the goal. After each player has had their chance to shoot at goal, the teams should participate in the traditional friendship line and shake hand with the other team.
Real Colorado EDGE does not keep track of game scores in these age groups and, discourages coaches and parents from emphasizing winning and losing. The emphasis should be on the players’ participation and enjoyment of the game.
5U- 6U Boys and Girls Recreational

Teams in these age groups play 3 versus 3, which is the beginning phase of our small sided developmental soccer program. We have designed this program to allow the players to get several touches on the ball in a fun and exciting environment. Both the field and goals are smaller to allow the players to have success. We do not keep track of scores in this age group, which keeps the emphasis on the fun and learning of the game.  Games and practices are on Saturdays at Stenger Soccer Complex.  Volunteer coaches are assigned to each team

  • AGE Group Objectives: Introduction to the game, team, and ball mastery.
  • Max. Roster Size: 6 Players.
  • GoalKeepers: Goalkeepers are not allowed!
  • Size of Ball: Size 3.
  • Cleats Permitted: Cleats are optional.
  • Size of Field: 30 X 20 Yards.
  • Size Of Goal: 4 X 8 Feet.
  • Length of Game: 2 X 20 minute halves.
  • Offsides Rule: Does not apply
  • Fouls and Misconduct: All fouls will result in an indirect free kick, with opponents at least 3 yards away from the ball.
  • Referee Assignment: Coach of each team will share responsibility
  • Linesperson: Not needed
  • Practice: 1/2 hour preceding each game
Uniforms:
Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks.
Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks.All coaches will ensure each player receives 50% playing time in each game, providing the player meets the team’s practice requirements.
Other Notes:
At the conclusion of the game, each team will participate in a friendly mini- shootout, where each player gets the opportunity to take an unobstructed shot at the goal. After each player has had their chance to shoot at goal, the teams should participate in the traditional friendship line and shake hand with the other team.
Real Colorado EDGE does not keep track of game scores in these age groups and, discourages coaches and parents from emphasizing winning and losing. The emphasis should be on the players’ participation and enjoyment of the game.
7U Boys and Girls Recreational

7U  Boys and Girls Teams in this age group play 5 versus 5 with a goalkeeper, which is one of the beginning phases of our small sided developmental soccer program. We have designed this program to allow the players to get several touches on the ball in a fun and exciting environment. Both the field and goals are smaller to allow the players to have success. We do not keep track of scores in this age group, which keeps the emphasis on the fun and learning of the game.  Practices take place 1 day per week in a local park and ALL games are held on Saturdays at Stenger Complex.  Volunteer coaches are assigned to each team

 

  • AGE Group Objectives: Introduction to the game, team, and ball mastery.
  • Max. Roster Size: 10 Players.
  • GoalKeepers: Goalkeepers are introduced!
  • Size of Ball: Size 3.
  • Cleats Permitted: Cleats are optional.
  • Practice: 1 day per week at local park.
  • Size of Field: 30 X 20 Yards
  • Size Of Goal: 4 X 8 Feet
  • Length of Game: 2 x 20 Minute Halves.
  • Offsides Rule: Does not apply.
  • Fouls and Misconduct: All fouls will result in an indirect free kick, with opponents at least 3 yards away from the ball.
  • Referee Assignment: Coach of each team will share responsibility
  • Linesperson: Not needed
Uniforms:
Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks.
Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks.All coaches will ensure each player receives 50% playing time in each game, providing the player meets the team’s practice requirements.
Other Notes:
At the conclusion of the game, each team will participate in a friendly mini- shootout, where each player gets the opportunity to take an unobstructed shot at the goal. After each player has had their chance to shoot at goal, the teams should participate in the traditional friendship line and shake hand with the other team.
Real Colorado EDGE does not keep track of any score from games in these age groups and discourages coaches and parents from emphasizing winning and losing, but the emphasis should be on the players’ participation and enjoyment of the game.
8U Boys and Girls Recreational

Teams in these age groups play 5 versus 5 with a goalkeeper. We have designed this program to allow the players to get several touches on the ball in a fun and exciting environment. Both the field and the goals are smaller than full-sided fields to allow the players to have success. We continue to keep the emphasis on the fun and learning of the game. Teams play games on Saturdays at Stenger Complex and practice two times per week.  1 training per week is held at Stenger Complex directed by the Real Colorado EDGE Staff. Volunteer coaches are assigned to each team, and EDGE staff training are included throughout the season.

 

AGE Group Objectives: Introduction to positions and Ball Mastery.
  • Cleats Permitted: Cleats are optional
  • Size of Field: 55 X 30 Yards
  • Size Of Goal: 6 X 12 Feet
  • Length of Game: 2 X 20 Minute Halves
  • Offside Rule: Conditional
  • Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
  • Referee Assignment: Coaches Act as Referee’s
  • Linesperson: not needed
  • Max. Roster Size: 11 Players
  • GoalKeepers: Different color jersey
  • Size of Ball: Size 3
  • Practice: 1 hour, 2 times per week at Stenger Soccer Complex.

 

Uniforms:
Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks.
Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks.All coaches will ensure each player receives 50% playing time in each game, providing the player meets the team’s practice requirements.
Other Notes:
After the end of each game, each player should participate in the traditional friendship line and shake hands with the other team.
ASA discourages coaches and parents from emphasizing winning and losing. The emphasis should be on the players’ participation, development, and enjoyment of the game.
9U - 10U Boys and Girls Recreational

9U-10U Developmental
Teams in these age groups play 7 versus 7 with a goal keeper.  We continue to keep the emphasis on the fun and learning of the game.

The Developmental Program is designed for the player that is still building a basic foundation in the game of soccer.  Its purpose is to build individual ball skills and confidence in 1v1 situations, encourage creativity and attacking play of individual players as well as provide a positive team environment!  This is a season long program and the environment is created in a way that will encourage players to continue growing in the game and build a lifelong passion of the sport.

AGE Group Objectives: Ball Mastery, introduction to team play and game tactics.

Practice: 1 hour per day, 2 times per week
Max. Roster Size: 14 Players
Size of Ball: Size 4
Size of Field: 60 X 40 Yards
Size of Goal: 6.5 X 18 Feet
Games: Games will be played in an in-house league with surrounding cities or in the CSA state administered league.  Divisions are formed based on team’s ability levels and teams can be placed in Intermediate or Recreational depending on ability level
Length of Game: 2 X 25 Minute Halves
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Build-out line: When the Goalkeeper receives the ball from the attacking team, thus changing possession of the ball, players from the team that just was on attack must retreat to the build out line approximately ¼ of the field in distance.  Once the goalkeeper has distributed the ball to the intended player, the opposing team can begin to enter and play as usual.  This does not apply when the ball has been passed back to the goalkeeper from his/her own teammates.
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: No
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

Developmental

  • Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks

Other Notes:

  • All coaches will ensure each player receives 50% playing time in each game, providing the player meets the team’s practice requirements.
  • Real Colorado EDGE discourages coaches and parents from emphasizing winning and losing. The emphasis should be on the players’ participation, development, and enjoyment of the game.
  • After the end of each game, each player should participate in the traditional friendship line and shake hands with the other team.
11U - 14U Boys and Girls Recreational

11U – 12U Recreational

Recreational teams play 9 versus 9 including a goalkeeper.  There are no tryouts and teams are formed by placing players on teams on a first-come-first-serve basis.  These players are then registered with the club from August 1st – July 31st of the following year. During their year-long season they will play league games that are split between Fall (August – November) and Spring (March – May). During the “off-season” players participate in other team activities such as tournaments and club camps.  Volunteer coach will be assigned to the team.

AGE Group Objectives: The main component will be technical. It is sensible at this age to develop technique and basic tactical understanding. Children’s capacity to solve problems increases significantly. Therefore players will begin working on basic and dynamic tactical scenarios.

Practice: 75 min. per day, 2 times per week
Max. Roster Size: 14 Players
Size of Ball: Size 4
Size of Field: 80 x 55 Yards
Size of Goal: 6.5 x 18 Feet
Games: Games will be played in and in-house league against teams from surrounding cities. Teams will be placed in divisions based on recommendation of the club.
Length of Game: 2 X 30 Minute Halves
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: USSF Assistant Referees or club linesman
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

  • Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks

13U – 14U Recreational

Teams will play 9v9 including a goalkeeper.  There are no tryouts and teams are formed by placing players on teams on a first-come-first-serve basis.  These players are then registered with the club from August 1st – July 31st of the following year. During their year-long season they will play league games that are split between Fall (August – November) and Spring (March – May).

AGE Group Objectives: Players at this age develop a good understanding of the game. The focus is more on tactical and technical elements of the game and less on the physical aspects. Tactical training plays an important role at this age.

Practice: 75 min. per day, 2 times per week
Max. Roster Size: 16 Players
Size of Ball: Size 5
Size of Field: 80 X 55 Yards
Size of Goal: 6.5 x 18 Feet
Games: Games will be played in an in-house league the CSA state administered league.  Teams will be placed in divisions based on recommendation of the club.
Length of Game: 2 X 35 Minute Halves
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: USSF Assistant Referees or club linesman
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

  • Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks
15U - 19U Boys and Girls Recreational

15U – 19U  Recreational

Teams play 9v9 including a goalkeeper and there are no tryouts. Teams are formed by placing players on teams on a first-come-first-serve basis.  These players are then registered with the club from August 1st – July 31st of the following year. During their year-long season they will play league games that are split between Fall (August – November) and Spring (March – May). Volunteer coach will be assigned to the team.

AGE Group Objectives: Players at this age have completed most of their physical and mental development. All components of training can be combined and organized with the purpose of developing the highest potential of the player.
Practice: 75 min. per day, 2 times per week
Max. Roster Size: 16 Players
Size of Ball: Size 5
Size of Field: 80 X 50 Yards
Size of Goal: 6.5 X 18 Feet
Games: Games will be played in the CSA state administered league.  Teams will be placed in divisions based on recommendation of the club.
Length of Game: 2 X 40 Minute Halves
Offside Rule: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Fouls and Misconduct: Per FIFA “Laws of the Game”
Goalkeepers: Different color jersey
Referee Assignment: USSF Referee
Linesperson: USSF Assistant Referees or club linesman
Cleats Permitted: Cleats are recommended

Uniforms:

  • Home team wears Blue Jerseys, Blue Shorts, & Blue Socks
  • Visiting team wears White Jersey, Blue Shorts, & White Socks