The Greater Lewisville Area Soccer Association (GLASA) are delighted to announce our The TinyTykes Soccer Program in partnership with Challenger Sports.
TinyTykes is a new and exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills whilst developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and teamwork through fun games, stories and music for children aged 2-5. Our professional, licensed coaches will ensure your child has a positive first soccer experience. The TinyTykes curriculum has been devised by soccer experts, child development professionals and experienced coaches.
All players will receive the TinyTykes Uniform Package as part of the program (Jersey, Shorts & Soccer Ball). Players are advised to wear comfortable sports footwear - tennis shoes or cleats, shin guards are not required for this program. Sessions begin Saturday, September 7th and continue for 6 weeks. The cost of the program is $100. For more information you can to download our flyer on the program from the link below, or Click Here to Register Now
Recreational soccer places fun as a priority. Most children start playing recreational soccer to learn the rules and foster a love of the game. Recreational soccer is usually offered for all ages, but it is much more popular among younger players as they are introduced to the sport.
In recreation soccer, the coaches are usually volunteers - oftentimes parents of one of the players. Recreational leagues emphasize equal playing time for all the players, so no one feels left out and everyone gets a chance to participate. Also, there are no tryouts required for recreational soccer.
If a player in recreational soccer decides they want a more competitive environment, they can move up to academy soccer or competitive soccer, depending on their age.
Academy soccer is often used as a bridge from recreational soccer to competitive soccer. It's generally for players U7 to U10 and requires a tryout. Academy soccer is more competitive than recreational soccer. it emphasizes improving skills and prepares for competitive soccer.
Although players do not have to play academy soccer to move to competitive soccer, academy programs train players to be prepared for a more competitive environment. In academy soccer, players may not get equal playing time, as the coaches select players based on their skill level.
Competitive soccer or select soccer as it is often called, is for players U11-U19. These programs are for passionate players who want to compete at a higher level. Players must try out for a team and are not guaranteed a spot year after year. Competitive soccer usually requires some travel throughout the state and region.
If your child is interested in playing high school soccer, it's important that they have experience playing competitive soccer. Competitive and high school soccer work together with alternating seasons.
The combination of high school and competitive soccer is great for preparing players for college soccer by providing exposure and experience. If your child is a standout player on the field and wants to continue their soccer career, check out the local clubs in your area.
Please Note: This is not a registration for individual Players who are seeking a competitive team.
For further questions about competitive team registration contact OFFICE@GLASASOCCER.ORG