Littleton Soccer provides Recreational Teams from U6 (Birth Year 2012) to U18 (HS Seniors). 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 2014 and 2013):

Our introduction to soccer program is the Littleton Lollipops.  Complete information can be found on the U4 – U5 Lollipops Page.

U6 & U7 Soccer (Birth Year 2012 and 2011)

These 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. 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 2010)

These teams play 5v5 including a Keeper, goal and field size increases. Roster size is typically 8 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 2009 and 2008)

These teams play 7v7 including 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).

U11-U14 Soccer (Birth Year 2007 through 2004)

These teams play 9v9 including 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.