Strikers recreational program (Micro Strikers) began more than 30 years ago with a handful of volunteers and a small group of energetic children. Today, Missoula Strikers is considered to be one of the best soccer clubs in Montana, hosting recreation teams from the U4-U12 age groups. Our recreation teams are coached by volunteers, and every year we give hundreds of children a fun place to learn and play. The emphasis of Micro Strikers is not placed on winning but on instruction--not just in soccer, but in important life skills.
Games are played each Sunday. Fall season is scheduled to begin in September and will wrap up in October. Spring season typically runs from April to June. Practice locations will vary depending on what area of town you live in or where you go to school (first come first serve). The number and length of practices depends on the age of child: Younger children may practice once a week for 45 minutes to an hour. Older children may practice for an hour two times a week.
$90 per player
$10 discount for second family member registered to the program
$20 non-refundable if registration is cancelled before Season Start Date
Payment must be received before being placed on a team
Spring 2023 Micro Strikers is open for players age K to 8th Grade.
Game Dates for Spring 23 - 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4 (no games scheduled 5/14 & 5/28)
Register Deadline: March 26, 2023. After deadline players will be placed on a waitlist and we will do our best to form teams from the waitlist.
MICRO STRIKERS DIRECTOR
Micro Strikers Philosophy
Our Micro Strikers program is committed to helping each player learn, grow, and celebrate his or her love of the game. We are dedicated to developing character, integrity, and personal growth for the youth player, student athlete and future leader. We serve our community by continuing a tradition of fun and excellence in developing players, coaches and teams.
Team Formation Procedures:
Micro Strikers registration deadline is March 26, 2023. Registrations received after March 26 will be placed on a waitlist and will not be guaranteed team placement for the fall season.
Micro Strikers staff will always try to meet player’s preferences and special requests for those who file registrations prior to the deadline dates – however, there “are no guarantees at any time”. Coaches do not form their own teams and coaches have no authority to promise any child a place on his or her team. Space may be limited by a variety of factors such as, but not exclusive to, team size, availability of coaches, etc. If you sign up before the registration deadline, every effort will be made to honor your request, but again there are no guarantees. Players who register after the deadline will be placed on space available basis or on a wait list if the age group is full. Roster limits will be adhered to in order to maximize each child’s participation. Increasing the set roster limits for any team requires special permission from the Micro Strikers Director. Teams are assembled by gender and age. Players are then grouped by school, and special request (coach, friend, etc.) as long as they have registered prior to the deadline. Players are then added to a team until the proper roster size has been met. Every effort will be made to assign a child to a team located close to their home or school, and areas outside of the city of Missoula need to specify closest practice area (please be specific). Only Micro Strikers staff members can assign a player to a team.
Games are played each Sunday. Spring season starts early April and ends in June.
We emphasize games with small teams and free-flowing play. Teaching and learning focuses on basic soccer skills at age-appropriate levels. Playing small-sided soccer is the best way for kids to learn basic dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. Kids get more time with the ball in practice and games. Every kid is important in small-sided Micro Striker games. They all get the opportunity to score, to defend and to be a vital part of a team. Micro Striker players are coached by volunteers, and each coach has access to our coaching training sessions.
Players must wear a Microstrikers jersey and shin guards covered by socks. Micro players (new or old) will require a red jersey and a white jersey. If you are new to the program you will need to purchase the complete jersey set $20.
Level of Commitment:
It is important that your child attend practices and games. One missing player makes a big difference in both individual and team development.
Selection of Coaches & Practice Locations:
The success of the Micro Strikers program depends on volunteer coaches for the teams. No experience is required; however we do encourage coaches to attend our age appropriate clinic held at the beginning of the season. Practice locations will vary depending on what area of town you live in or where you go to school (first come first serve). Micro Strikers staff have no control over where or when our volunteer coaches chose to practice.
The number and length of practices depends on the age of child: Younger children may practice once a week for 45 minutes to an hour. Older children may practice for an hour two times a week.
Spring 2023 Schedule:
Registration deadline is March 26, 2023
Games start on Sunday, April 16 and end on Sunday, June 4
Photo Day with Stephanie Geiser Photography - TBD
You should be contacted by your volunteer coach the week of April 3, 2023
Game Schedule will be posted 1 week prior to start of the season
Games are played at Fort Missoula Regional Park and/or Playfair Park