Soccer usually begins the Saturday after the first day of school. Practices and games are Saturday mornings based on age groups.
The HPBC provides a sports leagues in order to provide families with an opportunity for children to participate in a Christ centered activity. Our goal is to allow children to play and compete in a Christian atmosphere, and for their parents to have Christian fellowship. It is our desire that our players as well as families, realize Jesus Christ should be the center of our lives. We encourage this through prayer, and a short challenge from God’s Word after each practice and game, and a concluding Award Ceremony.
- Our league is open to all children from ages 4 years old through 13 years old.
- They do not have to be a member of our church.
- We practice and play only on Saturdays.
- Christian conduct is expected from everyone.
Generally for ages 4-5 years old. An opportunity for children to be introduced to soccer. They will learn the basics of kicking and trapping, not using their hands, the object of the game, and introducing them to the field (sidelines, end lines, and goals). They will also be introduced to the importance of “stretching” (calisthenics). The emphasis will be on learning the skills of the game.
6 – 8 Years Old
For ages 6 – 8 year olds. This age group will be broken up into two groups. This will depend on the number of players. The Players will continue to learn the basics of soccer. They will also play on smaller fields with less field players. This will allow the children to participate in the game like atmosphere and to be more involved in the game. The emphasis will be on learning the skills of the game.
9 – 13 Years Old
The players will continue to learn the skills of the game, as well as the importance of stretching before playing. They will also be taught the strategy of different field positions and the strategy of the game. They will play on the main field.