Littleton Soccer provides recreational teams from U6 (Birth Year 2015) to U15 (Birth Year 2006). These teams all play a variety of game types, from small-sided 3v3 soccer games to 9v9. Outlined below are the features and differences between the age groups and what the programs entail.

All recreational players should receive at least 50% playing time, in game situations. All recreational team coaches are volunteers, and utilize some form of volunteer referees, depending on the age of the team (outlined below). Teams will have 7-8 games per season, typically on Saturdays. An occasional Sunday or weekday game may occur due to weather/reschedules. Age groups have “flights” of teams (where available) to match the most appropriate level of competition for each team.

U4 (2016 and 2017) & U5 Soccer (Birth Year 2016 and 2015)

Our introduction to soccer for U4 is the Littleton Lollipops program.  The coaching staff will introduce the children to a variety of new games and activities that incorporate basic body movements and ball skills.

Our U5 recreational soccer program is the next step in the progression.  Together staff and a volunteer coach will lead the team training session followed by a 30-minute game.

Complete information about the U4 and U5 programs can be found on the U4 – U5  Page.

U6 & U7 Soccer (Birth Year 2015 and 2014)

U6 teams play 3v3. For the U6 age group, there is one practice per week for approx. an hour.

U7 teams play 4 v 4; 3 field players and a keeper.  The U7 age group can practice twice a week for an hour each practice. The practice schedule is chosen by the volunteer coach. Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups and are supplied by the home team. Players use a size 3 ball.

U8 Soccer (Birth Year 2013)

These teams play 5v5; 4 field players and a keeper. In this age group the goal and field size increase. Teams practice twice a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the volunteer coach. Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups and are supplied by the home team. Players use a size 3 ball.

U9 & U10 Soccer (Birth Year 2012 and 2011)

These teams play 7v7; 6 field players and a keeper. In this age group the goal and field size increase. Teams practice two to three times a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the volunteer coach in the regular recreation program. Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups and are supplied by the home team. This format mirrors competitive rules like offside and players move from a size 3 to a size 4 ball.

These players/teams have the option of staying in regular recreational soccer or moving to the United Academy Program. Regular recreational teams will inter-league with teams from the Highlands Ranch Soccer Association (HRSA).

Click Here for the transition PowerPoint

U11-U15 Soccer (Birth Year 2010 through 2006)

These teams play 9v9; 8 field players and a keeper, goal and field size increase. Teams practice two to three times a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the volunteer coach.

At U11, players have the option of trying out for a Colorado United Competitive team or staying at Recreational/Academy. Recreational teams play in the State Recreational league, with four home games and four away games, with a small amount of travel involved.

At U13 players move to a size 5 ball.