New program for U-8 boys and girls

Posted by Tim Markey on Jul 27 2017 at 03:36PM PDT

Developmental Soccer – Rising Rangers (Boys) & Rising Strikers (Girls)

The developmental program emphasizes skill and technical development. This is the next progression from the Instructional program and gives the base for players/teams who enter either House or Select Soccer going into 3rd grade. Players are placed in groups of 10-12 players per team. Developmental soccer is for 1st and 2nd grade children with the majority of children born in the years 2010 & 2011. The Girls program is called the Rising Strikers with the boys program called the Rising Rangers.

OBGC is delighted to have given additional funding for Tuesday night training starting this upcoming Fall season 2017. Tuesday night training will be headed by Alan Pringle and the club are providing professional qualified trainers to run each teams training session. Many of the professional trainers are part of the OBGC Select program and coach OBGC Select teams between the ages U9 – U18.

Each team will have the usual parent volunteer coach like in past years. Having a professional trainer work with each of the volunteer coaches and players on a weekly basis will provide each player and family a much more fulfilling experience. The Saturday game days will be coached by the parent volunteer and games will be played in a 4v4 format.

There is no grading or tryouts for Developmental Soccer nor is here any preseason or postseason play.

Schedule and location
Tues Practices will take place at OBGC Field #4
• Girls 5:30-6:30
• Boys 6:30-7:30

First practice will begin in September 5 and will run through October 30.
Saturday games will take place at OBGC Field #3
• Girls 9:00am-10:00 a.m.
• Boys 10:30am-11:30 a.m.

Developmental soccer games will begin September 9 and run through November 4.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early on opening day to locate your team and field space information. Volunteers will be on site to assist.

Required that each player must wear shin guards and bring a #3 ball and water to each session.

OBGC provides team shirts. Coaches will distribute shirts at the first session.

Volunteer Coaches
We are always looking for more coaches! If you enjoy working with and playing with children please consider volunteering. Like said above, OBGC will be providing professional qualified coaches for Tuesday night training. The Volunteer Coach would be primarily responsible for game days on Saturdays. Our coaches are the backbone to the OBGC programs. Their attitude and approach are what makes the difference in a child’s experience! If you are interested in coaching please sign up to coach on the OBGC website. All head and assistant coaches are required to pass a mandatory background check and to take an online NYSCA training in order to coach at OBGC.

A Note about Registration
Due to a rapidly growing program and a limited number of fields and volunteer coaches, OBGC is forced to limit the number of players in each league and on each team. Please register as early as possible.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to

The document OBGC_Developmental_Program_-_Fall_2017_for_CC_newsletter.pptx was attached to this post.