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Ages 5-12

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Micro Strikers is a recreational program that began more than 30 years ago with a handful of volunteers and a small group of energetic children. Today, Strikers Soccer 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 Sundays in the spring.  In the fall we offer a Saturday league and a Sunday league. 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. 

Important Details

  • $110 per player

  • $15 discount for second family member registered to the program

  • $20 non-refundable if registration is cancelled before season start date

  • Player K-8th Grade

  • Saturday Game Day League or Sunday Game Day League (register for one or both below - if you register for both you will be on two different teams).

  • After deadline players will be placed on a waitlist and we will do our best to form teams from the waitlist. 

  • Your requests are never guaranteed, however those who registered prior to the deadline requests are a priority while forming a team.

  • Practices TBD by your volunteer coach

Important Dates


August 18 | Registration deadline

August 25 | Teams finalized

August 28 | Teamsnap teams inputted

Team Communication App

 

August 29 or 30 | Coaches meetings 

 Missoula Public Library Blackfoot room 410

September 1 | Communication from coach
They will let you know when practice is scheduled

Game Schedule Live on Website

September 9 | First Game for Saturday League
September 10 | First Game for Sunday League

October 14 | Final Game for Saturday League
October 15 | Final Game for Sunday League

TBD | Photo Day with Stephanie Geiser Photography 

Games are played at Fort Missoula Regional Park and/or Playfair Park

Fall 2023

MICRO STRIKERS DIRECTOR
Joseph Larson

Email: micro@missoulastrikers.com

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 Friday, August 18. Registrations received after August 18 will be placed on a waitlist and will not be guaranteed team placement for the fall season and their requests will not be a priority while forming teams.   

 

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.

Game Days:

Games are played either Saturday or Sunday, based on the league chosen during the registration process.   

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.

Jerseys:

Players must wear a Microstrikers jersey, shin guards covered by socks and cleats (not required but recommended). Micro players will receive a red jersey and a white jersey. 

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.

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