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Fall Registration

Ridley United's Intramural program encompasses over 500 members from various areas of Delaware County.. Age groups range from 2 to 14. Older children can participate as volunteers and referees. We offer both Spring and Fall programs.

Click here for Little Tykes Information (Ages 2-4)

Basic Info for U6 and Above

For everyone's safety, all players are required to wear shin-guards. Cleats are optional but are very helpful in keeping players from slipping on the fields. Please bring an age-appropriate size soccer ball (chart below) and water or a sports drink to all practices and games.

Each player is required to wear a reversible intramural jersey. If they have one from a previous year or sibling, that can be worn.

After players are assigned to a team, the coach will contact you to let you know when games/practices begin.

In case of inclement weather or poor field conditions, only the President and Intramural Director may cancel games. Game cancellations will be posted on the club phone messaging system at 610-586-3663 and on the website when possible. All coaches will be notified and will contact players as quickly as possible.

Small Sided Game Information

2017-2018 Age Brackets (Includes the Spring 2018 Season)

Age Group Born on or Between Ball Size

2-year-olds

1/1/2015-12/31/2015 #3

3-year-olds

1/1/2014-12/31/2014 #3

4-year-olds

1/1/2013-12/31/2013 #3

U-7

1/1/2011-12/31/2012 #3

U-9

1/1/2009-12/31/2010 #4

U-11 Co-Ed

1/1/2007-12/31/2008 #4

U-14 Co-Ed

1/1/2004-12/31/2006 #5

Spring Information

During the spring, we play only on Sunday afternoons and there are no weekly practices. There will be a Picture Day. Information will follow.

Fall Basics

In the Fall, coaches usually begin practice mid- to late-August, depending on their schedules. Games are typically played at varying times on Saturdays, beginning after Labor Day and continue until mid-November. Schedules will be posted on the website before games begin.

At the lower age brackets, boys and girls play on separate teams. Practice is usually one night per week until it gets too dark in the late fall. The younger groups play on Edgewood School Field while the older players play at Ridley Municipal Park.

If your child seems to excel at the Intramural level, please consider our Travel Program. Tryouts are in May and we're always excited to see new players interested in the program.

Family/Picture Day is held in October and the Player's Banquet closes out the season in November and player attendance is included in the registration cost. Other events may occur during the season. See the Calendar for more details.

Code of Conduct

Please remember that our games are just that: games being played by kids who really just want to have some fun. Please let them.

Developmental Program

The Club is pleased to introduce a new fall developmental program for U8 players. This program is intended to target those players who show a high level of skill and commitment. The program will provide top level coaching on additional nights. Players chosen to participate in the developmental program will still play with their regular Intramural teams and this program will offer additional training.

UK Elite Training

The Club is pleased to offer an additional night of free UK Elite training for any Intramural player who wants to improve their game. A schedule will be posted when available.

Intramural Rules

  1. All games must begin on time, allowing 3 to 5 minutes at half-time to reset the team.
    U-6 - 25 minute skill games, 25 minute game. Players do not switch sides at the half.
    U-8 - Two 20 minute halves. Players switch sides at the half.
    U-10 and above - 30 minute halves.
  2. All players must play at least half of each game regardless of the score.
  3. Substitutions can be made on team throw-ins, either team's goal kick, after a goal is scored and at half-time.
  4. All players must wear shin guards.
  5. Games can end in ties. There is no overtime or shootouts.
  6. Any fighting or abusive language (as determined by the Board of Directors) will result in ejection from the game and possible ejection from the club.
  7. The entire ball must cross the entire line to be considered a goal or out of play.
  8. Throw-ins must have both hands pass over the head at the same time, re-throws are allowed in age groups U-8 and below.
  9. Corner kicks are taken from within the three-foot arc. Opponents must be 6 yards away.
  10. No parents are allowed behind or near goals, so as not to distract players.
  11. In games which do not provide referees, coaches will referee their own games. Assistant may help coach players on the field and must stay out of the six-yard box.
  12. Goal kicks for U-6 through U-8 are taken within the 18-yard box (may be painted with dots). All players must be 10 yards away. U-9 and above kicks are from the 6-yard box and all other players must remain outside of the 18-yard box until the ball crosses the line.
  13. No offsides for U-6. At U-8 offsides is introduced at the referee's discretion.
  14. The first team to play each day sets up the field. The last team removes the equipment.
  15. Weather cancellations: Coaches are not to cancel games. Coaches should cancel any practice or game due to lightning, hail, or dangerous winds.
  16. Game is stopped for injuries. All players must stop and kneel down.
  17. DO NOT RUN UP SCORES. The intramural program is for fun and development. Teams which are overly powerful will be broken up to balance the division.