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Blitzz Recreational Program Overview (scroll down for Spring 2019 season details)

What is Blitzz Rec Soccer?


This is a recreational program for players that were born in birth years 2005-2015. The explicit goal of the program is to meet and support players on their beginning & intermediate soccer journeys and build fundamental skills, promote awareness of the game, and deliver a fun and rewarding experience for all involved (players,youth refs, volunteer coaches, parents and guardians). The program is also designed to introduce 2010-2015 birth year players elevated skills and training sessions by paid Blitzz FC coaches to provide these players a glimpse into the next level of competitive play offered in the other Blitzz FC programs..

The program is divided into 3 groups:

Youngers - birth years 2012-2015
Micro Academy - birth years 2010-2011
Olders - birth years 2005-2009

Youngers Rec Program (2012-2015)

For the Youngers, Blitzz FC follows methods designed by US Soccer that are shown to help young kids learn the game of soccer as well as help them develop as individuals through small-sided games (4v4).  A few benefits to small-sided games are: 

• More ball touches create more opportunities for learning and skill development.
• Games and practice help develop confidence, creativity, problem-solving, and soccer skills.
• More involvement in the play means more fun! 

In addition, the Youngers are offered 3 camp sessions from Blitzz FC staff during the season (as part of your registration fee) and exposes the players/volunteer parent-coaches to training & techniques.  These camp sessions are designed to supplement the weekly training sessions led by the volunteer parent-coach(es) for the team during the season.

Micro Academy Program (2010-2011)

In addition to a 6-game season of 7v7 youth-refereed games, we offer 6 weekly Pro Sessions to enhance the Micro Academy players' experience.  The players in these birth years are at a critical phase in their skills development and transition towards elevated awareness of the complete game.  Blitzz FC, therefore, has designed these Pro Sessions to cultivate & develop key skills of these players to help successfully transition them to the next-level of competitive play.  The Pro Sessions are organized & led by Blitzz FC professional coaching staff.


When is Blitzz Rec Soccer?

The program is offered 2x/year - Spring and Fall.  The Spring season runs typically from mid-April to early June and the Fall season runs typically from mid-September to late October.  Scroll down for more detailed dates for Spring 2019.

What is the cost for Blitzz Rec Soccer?


For all birth years, the cost is $100 per season.

What does the cost include?

1. 6 games/season on Sundays at a Bozeman-area field space supported with professional equipment & Blitzz info table.
2. A volunteer parent-coach(es) for each team to lead, organize, and support your players' soccer experience.

2. A minimum of 1 practice/week led by your volunteer parent-coach(es) that are supported by Blitzz with an equipment bag, background check, organization, and some training.
3. 6 weekly Pro Sessions from Blitzz FC professional staff for Micro Academy players (2010-2011 birth years).
4. 3 weekly Camp Sessions from Blitzz FC professional staff for Younger players (2012-2015 birth years).
5. All Sunday games for Micro Academy and Olders divisions have a youth center-ref.  These youth refs are nominally paid and are learning how to referee, gain leadership experience, and refining critical communication skills.
6. 
US Youth Soccer affiliation and the required concussion protocol training of Blitzz staff and awareness that is shared across parent-coaches, youth refs, parents, and guardians to protect your players.

What does the cost NOT include?

The reversible Blitzz Rec jersey required on Sunday games is not included the registration cost.  The reversible jersey is purchased separately for approx $17 at Play it Again Sports (on-line or at retail location in Bozeman).  We do offer a $5 discount on your registration (per player) if you already have a reversible jersey.  Just check the appropriate box during the registration process to get the discount!


Spring 2019 Blitzz Rec Program Details

Registration Dates

Early Bird Registration: November 1 - Dec 31st (-$15.00 discount).
Normal Registration: Jan 1 - March 1.
Late Registration: March 2 -  April 1 (+$20.00 late fee)***

***If you register after April 1, there is no guarantee that your player will be placed on a team and your registration will be put on a wait list for a case-case review by Blitzz staff.  The wait list will be held until April 7th and, after that, all registrations will be shut-down***

Spring 2019 Key Dates & Locations

Practices start the week of April 15th, 2019.
On-line game schedule published on April 15th, 2019..
1st games are Sunday, April 21st, 2019 and run for 6 Sundays (excluding Sunday, May 26th).
Last games are Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.
Games will be played at the new Bozeman Sports Park (4600 Baxter Ln) and Adam Bronken Soccer Complex (4195 Durston Rd).
Pro Session (6 sessions) for Micro Academy dates/location are TBD.
Camp Sessions (3 sessions) for Youngers dates/location are TBD

Registration is done by birth year. If registration numbers allow we will do single birth year teams, but there may be instances where we have to combine 2 birth years and/or run co-ed teams to form adequate roster sizes).

How to Register for Spring 2019 Blitzz Rec Program
  
To register, head to our Home page (www.blitzzfc.org) and go to the top right-hand corner of the page to the 'Login/Register' option. Click on Register. If you already have an account (thank you!), and go through the registration process. If you do not already have an account (welcome to Blitzz!), you will need to create one and go through the registration process from there. During the registration you can elect to volunteer as a parent-coach, or co-coach.  Simple!

We need Volunteer Parent-Coaches and Co-Coaches for Spring 2019!

The Blitzz FC Rec Program is fueled by a passionate network of volunteer parent-coaches.  Thank you!  We are grateful for the support and the commitment our volunteer coaches deliver to ensure a successful program for all involved.  In exchange for volunteering as a coach or co-coach, we offer a $100 discount for each team you volunteer coach or co-coach (max 2 teams) toward your next season's registration. If you are moved, we provide a place to elect to volunteer to head coach or co-coach during registration.  Note that you do not need to be an experienced coach, played soccer before, etc.  We only require your passion.  We will set you up with tools and resources to succeed on behalf of your parents and players.  Finally, we often have more volunteers to coach or co-coach, so not all volunteers will find a team.  We will do our best and, in some cases, we may not be able to match you with a team.  Thanks for understanding!

Spring 2019 Additional Resources

US Soccer- Player Development Initiatives



For more information, please email Brandan Hill at [email protected]  Thank you for your interest in the program and see you in the Spring!

Emails are normally answered within a 48 hour time period.


 

Blitzz FC Recreational Soccer Information

Blitzz FC Recreational Soccer

 
A big thank you to all of the individuals that have already volunteered this season or are planning to! The Recreational program is run primarily by dedicated volunteers. These volunteers spend their time coaching, organizing activities, and working hard to make sure our fields are ready to go each Sunday. Please contact us at [email protected] to help volunteer!
 
Reminders About Weather:
  • Snow: Games will be canceled in the event of snow covering the fields.
  • Lightning: In the case of lightning players will be asked to take cover. Games will not resume for 30-minutes after the last visible strike and it has been deemed safe to play once again.
  • Please check the Blitzz FC website and your email for all canceled games.
 Lost and Found: 
  • Please check the tent (on game days) for lost or missing items.
Thank you,
Blitzz FC 

 

Schedule

Schedules 
The Spring 2018 game schedules will come out in early April of 2017.
-Games begin Sunday, April 22rd and go through Sunday, June 4th.
-No games on Sunday, May 28th (Memorial Day Weekend)

The parent volunteer coaches will set the practice days, times, and locations for their teams.
 -Rec practices will begin the week of April 9th, 2018

A GREAT LEAGUE BEGINS WITH GREAT COACHES AND GREAT COACHES START WITH YOU!

Studies have shown that recreational coaches have a significant impact on our children as they can teach values such as teamwork, good sportsmanship and doing your best.  Even if you have never coached before, we have numerous ways to make you a successful coach!  Some of the ways we can help you the coach be successful:
 
-COACHING CLINICS

-PRACTICE PLANS / RESOURCES

If you are interested in learning more contact:  [email protected]




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