Littleton Soccer provides Recreational Teams from U6 (Birth Year 2012) to U18 (HS Seniors). These teams all play a variety of game types, from small-sided 3v3 soccer games to 9v9. Outlined below are the features and differences between the age groups and what the Programs entail.

All Recreational players should receive at least 50% playing time in game situations. All Rec Team Coaches are volunteers, and utilize some form of volunteer Referees, depending on the age of the team (outlined below). Teams will have 7-8 games per season, typically on Saturdays. An occasional Sunday or weekday game may occur due to weather/reschedules. Age groups have “flights” of teams (where available) to match the most appropriate level of competition for each team.

 

U4/5 Soccer (Birth Year 2013):

Our entry program is the Littleton Lollipops, complete information can be found on the Lollipops Page.

 

U6 & U7 Soccer (Birth Year 2012 and 2011):

These teams play 3v3, roster size is typically 5-6 players.  For the U6 age group there is 1 practice per week for approx. an hour.  The U7 age group can practice twice a week for an hour each practice.  The practice schedule is chosen by the Volunteer Coach.  Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups, supplied by the home team.  Players use a size 3 ball.

 

U8 Soccer (Birth Year 2010)

These teams play 5v5 including a Keeper, goal and field size increases.  Roster size is typically 8 players.  Teams practice twice a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the Volunteer Coach.  Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups, supplied by the home team.  Players use a size 3 ball.

 
U9 & U10 Soccer (Birth Year 2009 and 2008):

These teams play 7v7 including a Keeper, goal and field size increases.  Roster size is typically 9 – 10 players.  Teams practice 2 to 3 times a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the Volunteer Coach in the regular recreation program.  Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups, supplied by the home team.  This format mirrors competitive rules like offside, players move from a size 3 to a size 4 ball.

These players/teams have the option of staying in regular Recreational soccer or moving to the United Academy Program. Regular rec teams will interleague with teams from the Highlands Ranch Soccer Association (HRSA). 

 

U11-U14 Soccer (Birth Year 2007 through 2004):

These teams play 9v9 including a Keeper, goal and field size increases.   Roster size is typically 12-14 players.  Teams practice 2 to 3 times a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the Volunteer Coach. 

At U11, players have the option of trying out for a Colorado United Competitive team or staying at Recreational/Academy. Recreational teams play in the State Rec. league, with 4 home games and 4 away games, with a small amount of travel involved.  At U13 players move to a size 5 ball.