Littleton Soccer provides Recreational Teams from U6 (Birth Year 2013) to U15 (Birth Year 2004). 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 Rec 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 & U5 Soccer (Birth Year 2015 and 2014): (Fall 2018)

Our introduction to soccer program for U4 is the Littleton Lollipops.  Our U5 Recreational soccer has been redesigned for the Fall  2018.  Complete information about the U4 and U5 program can be found on the U4 – U5  Page.

U6 & U7 Soccer (Birth Year 2013 and 2012)

U6 teams play 3v3, roster size is typically 5-6 players. For the U6 age group there is 1 practice per week for approx. an hour.

U7 teams play 4 v 4, 3 field players and a keeper, roster size is typically 6-8 players.  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, supplied by the home team. Players use a size 3 ball.

U8 Soccer (Birth Year 2011)

These teams play 5v5, 4 field players and a keeper, goal and field size increases. Roster size is typically 8-9 players. Teams practice twice a week, the practice schedule is chosen by the Volunteer Coach. Referees/facilitators are required in these age groups, supplied by the home team. Players use a size 3 ball.

U9 & U10 Soccer (Birth Year 2010 and 2009)

These teams play 7v7, 6 field players and a keeper, goal and field size increases. Roster size is typically 9 – 10 players. Teams practice 2 to 3 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, supplied by the home team. This format mirrors competitive rules like offside, 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 rec teams will inter-league with teams from the Highlands Ranch Soccer Association (HRSA).

Click Here for the Transition Power Point

U11-U14 Soccer (Birth Year 2008 through 2005)

These teams play 9v9, 8 field players and a keeper, goal and field size increases. Roster size is typically 12-14 players. Teams practice 2 to 3 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 Rec. league, with 4 home games and 4 away games, with a small amount of travel involved. At U13 players move to a size 5 ball.