Wilmington Recreational Soccer League

The Wilmington Recreational Soccer League season begins this Spring 2023 for age groups – Under-8, and Under-10, with practices beginning March 20, 2023 and includes 6 game days!

Starting in the Spring of 2023 Sporting Delaware, in partnership with Future Soccer Stars Foundation (FSS) will provide a community-based youth soccer recreational league for northern Delaware.  The recreational league will look to build a fun environment for players to develop technical, physical and social skills through soccer.  Sporting Delaware and FSS are focused on player development, and from U8 through U10 there will be no standings, win-loss tracking, or playoffs. 

Volunteers play a key part in the success of the recreational league. Please consider donating your time by signing up to be a volunteer coach. Each team should have 2 coaches to help with any potential scheduling conflicts. Sporting Delaware and FSS will provide coaching education resources throughout the season. Each coach will have to go through a background check, SafeSport Certification and Concussion training per the Delaware Youth Soccer Association.

Under-8 – Birth Years: 2015-2016

Under-10 – Birth Years: 2013-2014

Game Day Schedule:

  • April 1, 2023 – Game
  • April 8, 2023 – (No Game, Off-weekend)
  • April 15, 2023 – Game
  • April 22, 2023 – Game
  • April 29, 2023 – Game
  • May 6, 2023 – Game
  • May 13, 2023 – Game
  • May 20, 2023 – Reserved for make-up games due to cancellations.
  • June 3, 2023 or June 10, 2023 – All-Star Games, Collaboration with Kirkwood Recreational

Game Location:

St. Edmond’s Academy, 2120 Veale Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810 (Directions)

Practice Schedule:

  • 1x Per Week
  • Players will select their preferred practice night during registration
  • U8 Coed Teams will train Tuesday or Wednesday nights
  • U10 Boys will train on Tuesday or Thursday nights
  • U10 Girls will train on Monday or Wednesday nights

Practice Location:

Forwood Elementary, 1900 Westminster Dr, Wilmington, DE 19810 (Directions)

Equipment and Uniforms:

  • Please order your jersey immediately following your registration!
  • Order your Recreational Soccer Jersey(s): Wilmington Recreational Soccer Jersey Storefront
  • Jersey colors will be Red and Black. There will be an option to purchase black shorts and black socks for the season.  
  • Home teams (team listed first in the schedule) will wear RedJerseys 
  • Away teams (team listed second in the schedule) will wear Black Jerseys 
  • Shin guards are required with socks over them. 
  • Soccer cleats are encouraged but not required. Closed toe athletic shoes are mandatory if soccer cleats are not worn. 
  • No jewelry including earrings, watches, necklaces, or jewelry may be worn. Taped up earrings are not allowed. 
  • During cold or rainy days, the jersey must be showing. All layers should be worn underneath the jersey. No hoods allowed at any time 

Registration Fee & Age Group Assignments:

Players are placed on teams by birth year based on the chart below.

Division Registration Fee 
U8 2015/2016 Boys/Girls $115 
U10 2013/2014 Boys/Girls $115 
Wilmington Recreational Soccer League

Divisional Information:

Under 8 (2015-2016): 4 on the field at a time – NO GOALIES (4v4). Max Roster of 8 

We offer a coed division for both boys and girls. Players begin to understand positions on the field and continue to work on dribbling and shooting. Passing become more important at this level as the field size increases. All out of bounds restarts will start with a kick-in. A referee is assigned to each game to manage the game. Coaches run practice one night each week starting at this division. Games consist of 4, 10 minute quarters with 5 minutes for warmup, 3 minutes in between periods, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game. 

Under 10 (2013-2014): 6 on the field plus one goalie (7v7). Max Roster of 12 

We offer both Boys and Girls divisions. Goalies and throw-ins are introduced. A referee is assigned to each game to manage the game. Coaches run one practice each week. Games consist of two 25 minute halves with 5 minutes for warmup, 5 minutes for half time, and 5 minutes to clean-up after the game. 

Playing Expectations 

Every player is expected to play 50% of every game unless by their own choice or a parent’s request. We do our best to keep team sizes limited to guarantee that every player can get 50% playing time. We also have about 10-15% of registrations after the late fee date starts, so this can be a significant number of players in a division.  

Wilmington Recreational Soccer League, hosted at St. Edmond’s Academy.

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