The SLS Intramural Program is geared to introducing soccer to young children in a fun and age-appropriate environment. Games and practices are designed to fit the children's strengths instead of trying to make the children fit the program. The program is designed around the recommendations of U.S. Youth Soccer. (These recommendations can be found under the Training/Development tab). The focus is on player development instead of team development.
Our goal is to provide an environment where children learn to love the game of soccer and to continue to play the game no matter what level they choose as they grow.
Fall 2021 Intramural Age Chart - 1/1/2015 - 9/1/2017
U6 - Boys and Girls that are 4 and 5 years old. U-7 - Boys and Girls who are 6 years old, and possibly inexperienced 7 year olds. Older kids should check out our travel or recreation programs.
Southern Lehigh Soccer League is run by volunteers. All Coaches and Board members are also volunteers. In the Fall season, of the Intramural Program, we have 35 to 40 teams. This means we need 35 to 40 Head Coaches, not to mention Assistant Coaches and/or Team Managers. You are strongly encouraged to volunteer when registering your children. No soccer experience is necessary. Without the help of many parents, these programs could not exist.
Many first-time coaches volunteer or are volunteered to do the job. With these coaching basics and this volunteer coach guide full of many resources from US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, you can create a fun, learning soccer environment for your players in training and in games.
Please contact the Director of Intramurals for more information.