2015 Fall Soccer Grading Schedule

All players in graded leagues (U-8, U-10, AND U-13) must attend grading in order to be eligible to be drafted onto a team.  Grading will be held at the Audubon Riverview (the “Fly”) as follows:

U10 BOYS - Friday, August 21 - SOCCER FIELD 1
5:30PM last name A thru L;
7:00PM last name  M thru Z

U10 GIRLS - Friday, August 21 - SOCCER FIELD 2 - 5:30PM

U8 BOYS - Saturday, August 22 - SOCCER FIELD 1 -  
9:00AM last name A thru L;
10:30AM last name  M thru Z

U8 GIRLS - Saturday, August 22 - SOCCER FIELD 2
9:00AM last name A thru L; 10:30AM last name  M thru Z

U13 BOYS - Tuesday, August 25 - - BASEBALL FIELD B - 6:00PM
U13 GIRLS - Tuesday, August 25 - BASEBALL FIELD D - 6:00PM

Children in the
U4 and U6 leagues are not graded and will begin play on Saturday, September 12th.  You will be contacted before then with more information.

Games in the U8, U10 and U13 leagues will begin the weekend of September 19
th, with practices starting before then.
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2015 Fall SoccerLeague Coordinators

U6 COED Alan Godchaux     504.352.8290 - algodch@aol.com

U8 BOYS Brian Soileau     
504.237.5750 - brian.soileau@gmail.com
                Mike Drew         
202.297.1174 - mdrew@joneswalker.com

U8 GIRLS Danielle Batten     
504.352.9232 - dbb3171@gmail.com

U10 BOYS Danielle Batten    
504.352.9232 - dbb3171@gmail.com
                  Tim Lupin            
504.259.6609 - tlupin@mathesbrierre.com

U10 GIRLS Ed McGinnis       
504.914.0963  edward.f.mcginnis@monsanto.com

Fall Soccer 2015

THE PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters soccer program is a recreational, intramural program for boys and girls aged 3 – 12 as of July 31, 2015. Registered players are placed in the following leagues according to date of birth:

U-4 mixed: Boys and Girls who are 3 on July 31, 2015
U-6 mixed: Boys and Girls who are 4 or 5 on July 31, 2015
U-8 Boys: Boys who are 6 or 7 on July 31, 2015
U-8 Girls: Girls who are 6 or 7 on July 31, 2015
U-10 Boys: Boys who are 8 or 9 on July 31, 2015
U-10 Girls: Girls who are 8 or 9 on July 31, 2015
U-13 Boys: Boys who are 10,11, or 12 on July 31, 2015
U-13 Girls: Girls who are 10,11, or 12 on July 31, 2015

Note: Children in our 3-year-old program (U-4 mixed) are divided into small training groups that meet on Saturday mornings. Each session will include some basic soccer skill training and plenty of fun. All sessions will be held at the Carrollton Boosters’ Riverview sports complex (baseball/softball fields) on the “Fly” behind the Audubon Zoo.

All other players, U-6 and older, are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games from mid-September through mid-November. Most games will be on Saturdays, at varying times, plus the U-10 and U-13 leagues will also have Friday evening games. Coaches will schedule practices after the teams are drafted. Practices are generally on weekday evenings. U-6 teams do not generally practice outside of their Saturday time slot. All of the games, Jesters soccer clinics (discussed below), and some of the recreational team practices will be held at the Audubon Institute’s Riverview soccer fields and the Carrollton Riverview sports complex (baseball/softball fields) on the “Fly” behind Audubon Zoo. Some recreational team practices will be held at Cuccia Byrnes playground at 8321 Forshey Street near the Carrollton Ave. post office..

Players will be issued a team shirt and socks, to be worn at all games. They will also need shin guards, plus either soccer cleats (preferable) or tennis shoes. Each player should have his or her own ball as well. Appropriate ball sizes are #3 for U-4, U-6 and U-8, and #4 for U-10 and U-13.

REGISTRATION
To register, click on the registration tab and follow the procedure. The fee is $100 per child for the U-4 program. For all other age groups, the registration fee is $125 for the first child, plus $100 for each additional child. Note: If registering more than one child, be sure to register all children
before checking out in order to receive the discount automatically.
You may pay on line by credit card or you may choose the option to send a check, but note that your registration is not considered complete until fees are paid. Players who are not registered will not be graded or drafted onto teams.
Note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some leagues will inevitably fill up, so we urge you to register your children as soon as possible.

Contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com for more information or for payment assistance.

GRADING and DRAFTING
All players in the U-8, U-10, and U-13 leagues must be graded in order to be eligible to be drafted onto a team. Grading has not been scheduled yet but will likely begin on Saturday, August 22, and continue the following week. Consult our web site in early August for the grading schedule. Make-up grading sessions will be announced later as well. Players who do not attend grading are subject to being excluded from the league.

All players, including those in the U-6 beginner league, are assigned to teams through a player draft.
By registering your child, you agree to having him or her placed in the player draft, during which any of our volunteer coaches may pick him or her onto a team.  Carrollton Boosters does not guarantee placement of any player onto any particular team, or onto a team with any particular other player(s).  The only exceptions are that coaches get to pick their own children, and that siblings are placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian.  After players have been drafted onto a team, registration fees will not be refunded or credited, except in cases of illness or injury.

COACHES
When registering your child or children for soccer, please consider coaching your child’s team. Carrollton relies on volunteer parents to coach its teams. Coaching is an excellent way to not only develop a greater appreciation for soccer, but to form a special bond with your son or daughter as the season progresses. In order to coach, simply answer “yes” to the question when registering, then also register yourself as a coach, and we will contact you. We will be scheduling coaching clinics in late August/early September.

SPONSORS
Another way to contribute to our program is to sponsor your child’s team. Sponsors select the team’s colors and name, and may include a business name and logo as well. The fee is $275 and can be paid with your child’s registration or can be paid by a separate check. Simply answer “yes” to the sponsor question when registering your child, then, after you have completed your child(ren)’s registration, choose one of three ways to get your sponsor info to us:


*** Important to note:
  • Sponsorship choices (colors and team names) are determined by the date they are submitted, i.e first come, first served.

  • Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise.

If you have any questions regarding sponsoring a team, please contact Megan Beer at 504-957-7488 or developmentcoordinator@carrolltonboosters.org


THE NEW ORLEANS JESTERS IN-SEASON SKILLS CLINIC/PRE-SEASON CAMP
Carrollton’s partner in soccer, the New Orleans Jesters of the Premier Developmental League, serve as trainers for our young players and will conduct clinics for our volunteer parent-coaches.

The Jesters have also started the NOLA Soccer Academy, which features a Pre-Elite and an Elite training program in which Carrollton Boosters recreational players are invited to participate.

The Jesters will conduct a preseason soccer camp at the Carrollton Riverview sports complex (baseball/softball fields) from Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7, 2015.

For more information on these programs, or to register for the pre-season soccer camp, visit
nolajesters.com

Carrollton offers, for an additional fee of
$50, a series of clinics (training sessions) on Friday evenings throughout the soccer season. The clinics are conducted by members of the Jesters soccer club. You may opt to register your child(ren) for the Friday clinics with your soccer registration, or you may contact Alan Godchaux, algodch@aol.com, to add the clinics later on.

DONATIONS
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the following funds:
Capital Fund - contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.
Scholarship Fund – contributions to this fund help allow Carrollton to include financially underprivileged children in our various programs.
Security Fund – contributions to this fund help Carrollton maintain a visible security force at all our venues.

Jesters success at Gulf Coast Invitational Tournament

The U9 Jesters competed in the Gulf Coast Invitational April 25 & 26 in Gulf Breeze, FL.  The Jesters U9 Green and U9 Green II teams both made the Semi-Finals of the Silver Division with the U9 Green team taking home the Championship in the U9 Silver Division. The U9 Purple team competed in the U9 Gold Division and walked away as Co-Champions for their second Championship in a row.  Congratulations to our U9 Carrollton Jesters!image001image003

CARROLLTON AFFILLIATED JESTERS SOCCER TEAMS WIN STRAWBERRY CUP

The U10 Purple Jesters and U9 Purple Jesters competed in the Boys Strawberry Cup in Hammond, LA, April 11 & 12. The U10's outscored their opponents 39-1 and defeated Chicago Fire in the Finals to win the U10 Green Division. The U9's outscored their opponents 28-4 and defeated PAC U10 in the Finals to win the U10 Blue Division. All of these Jester Players participate in the Carrollton Boosters recreational Soccer program. Congratulations to the Jesters and Carrollton Boosters for developing such talented players.

U9 Purple JestersU10 Purple Jesters