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Welcome to the new 2019 Middle School Program, in Whitefish! This new program moves beyond MICRO and provides 5/6 Grade and 7/8 grade players an exciting soccer experience, who are itching for more. This program instills a more structured and competitive environment, where players start to familiarize themselves more with game and the passion for soccer comes out. Teams will be put to the test in local tournaments and a passionate volunteer coaching staff ready to push these players to be better. All players are welcome to join. No tryout process.

QUICK OVERVIEW


Dates: Sept 7th - Oct 26th

Season: 8 weeks + Regional Tournament

Competition: Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Polson, Bigfork, Libby, Troy, Plains, &  Kalispell. 

Coaches: Volunteer with support from the club

Practices: 1-2 per week at Smith Fields, in Whitefish

Games: During the week and on Saturdays

Jerseys: School colors and a $10 cost, which can be used the next year.

Cost: $135/player

Registration deadline August 16th and $20 late fee after.

Registration closes August 30th.


*PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

COACHES NEEDED!

If you would like to coach this year, please specify in the registration!

REGISTRATION HELP!!

We use a registration system called GOTSOCCER. This registration process is required of us by our state organization. Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out the first time you register.

If you require assistance, please contact club Administrator: Cynthia Benkelman: HERE

*Please note that the Whitefish participants are paying an extra $35, since we pay $35/player field usage fee for Smith Fields, in Whitefish. Smith Fields is maintained by Project Whitefish Kids, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to managing/funding the maintenance of the complex. READ MORE

Refund Policy


SEASON DETAILS

5TH/6TH GRADE

COACHING

This program relies heavily on volunteer coaches to keep the cost low and remain accessible to all families. Our coaches are supported by our Rapids Technical Director, Montana Youth Soccer educational clinics, and access to our coaches center, which has hundreds of age appropriate activities. Coaches are registered through the Montana Youth Soccer system, where they receive a background check and concussion training. It’s essential that our coaches provide a fun and successful experience for your child. It’s important that we support our coaches and give them the necessary tools to create a healthy environment for our participants.

PRACTICES

  • LOCATION: Smith Fields, 1600 Hospital Way, Whitefish, MT 59937 (View map HERE)

  • TIME/DAY: Day and time of practices are chosen by your coach and schedule will be released in August.

  • DURATION: Recommended practice length is 1.5 hour for this age group.

  • FORMAT: Our volunteer coaches have access to our Rapids Coaching Corner, with hundreds of age appropriate practice plans, meant to not only develop the player, but to help become a better coach.

GAMES

  • LOCATION: Schedule will be rotated from Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Bigfork, Polson, and communities in close by.

    • Smith Fields, 1600 Hospital Way, Whitefish, MT 59937 (View map HERE)

    • Columbia Falls: Horine Park: 11 Beth Rd, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 (View map HERE)

    • Kalispell: Kidsports Complex: 835 Parkway Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901 (View map HERE)

    • Bigfork: Carlyle Johnson Park: Shawnee Dr & Highway 83, Bigfork, MT 59911 (View map HERE)

  • TIME/DAY: The game schedule will be a mixture of games during the week and Saturday mornings. Games schedule will come out late August.

  • DURATION: 25 min halves

  • FORMAT:

    • 9V9

    • Equal playing time

    • Size 4 balls

    • Game is managed by the coaches and referees

    • Goal Keepers

PLAYER EQUIPMENT

  • Cleats are required at this age. If you’re not excited about buying new cleats, there’re thrift stores around the valley, that usually have used equipment.

  • Shinguards are required for practices and games.

  • Water bottle

  • Warm clothes for the intermittent spring weather

  • Since most of the leg is covered with soccer socks, shorts are usually a good option.

  • If you have a soccer ball at home, please bring it to practices. Coaches are provided equipment, but more balls the better!


7TH/8TH GRADE

COACHING

This program relies heavily on volunteer coaches to keep the cost low and remain accessible to all families. Our coaches are supported by our Rapids Technical Director, Montana Youth Soccer educational clinics, and access to our coaches center, which has hundreds of age appropriate activities. Coaches are registered through the Montana Youth Soccer system, where they receive a background check and concussion training. It’s essential that our coaches provide a fun and successful experience for your child. It’s important that we support our coaches and give them the necessary tools to create a healthy environment for our participants.

PRACTICES

  • LOCATION: Smith Fields, 1600 Hospital Way, Whitefish, MT 59937 (View map HERE)

  • TIME/DAY: Day and time of practices are chosen by your coach and schedule will be released in August.

  • DURATION: Recommended practice length is 1.5 hour for this age group.

  • FORMAT: Our volunteer coaches have access to our Rapids Coaching Corner, with hundreds of age appropriate practice plans, meant to not only develop the player, but to help become a better coach.

GAMES

  • LOCATION: Schedule will be rotated from Columbia Falls, Kalispell, and Bigfork

    • Smith Fields, 1600 Hospital Way, Whitefish, MT 59937 (View map HERE)

    • Columbia Falls: Horine Park: 11 Beth Rd, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 (View map HERE)

    • Kalispell: Kidsports Complex: 835 Parkway Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901 (View map HERE)

    • Bigfork: Carlyle Johnson Park: Shawnee Dr & Highway 83, Bigfork, MT 59911 (View map HERE)

  • TIME/DAY: All games are on Saturday mornings 9am, 10:30am, and Noon (Schedule TBD)

  • DURATION: 35 min halves

  • FORMAT:

    • 11V11

    • Equal playing time

    • Size 5 balls

    • Game is managed by the coaches and referees

    • Goal Keepers

PLAYER EQUIPMENT

  • Cleats are required at this age. If you’re not excited about buying new cleats, there’re thrift stores around the valley, that usually have used equipment.

  • Shinguards are required for practices and games.

  • Water bottle

  • Warm clothes for the intermittent spring weather

  • Since most of the leg is covered with soccer socks, shorts are usually a good option.

  • If you have a soccer ball at home, please bring it to practices. Coaches are provided equipment, but more balls the better!


SMITH FIELDS COMPLEX

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Have a question about our programs?  We’re quick to get back to you by email…just send us a note.  

Registration Questions: 

Contact: Cynthia Benkelman - Club Administrator CLICK HERE

Program Questions: 

Contact: Sean Person - Executive Director CLICK HERE