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Overview of Pre-Competitive Soccer: Pre-K to 2nd grade (U4-U8)
Teams are formed by school grade
The OP Soccer Club Pre-Competitive program is the foundation of OP Soccer Club and continues to evolve each year. The Pre-Competitive Program is for all boys and girls that are in Pre-K through 3rd grade. Our program is a way of introducing children, who are new to soccer or sport for the first time, without the pressure of winning at a young age. Our main focus is to educate and develop players, on and off the field, throughout the program and keeping them in the sport for a very long time. We strive to achieve the aims in a fun and safe environment for all children participating in soccer or sport.
All training is provided by USSF licensed OP Soccer Club coaches and is included in the registration cost for each program. Simply put, no other soccer program in the Kansas City area is providing this level of experienced and qualified coaching at this value.
OP Soccer Club is dedicated in ensuring that children are receiving the correct coaching instruction at an early age to develop their skills and techniques in soccer. Parent coaching has its advantages and disadvantages. OP Soccer Club wants the children to have consistency throughout their experience by having experienced licensed coaches. Parents are encouraged to help and support the coaches, as it can have a positive impact for the child in soccer.
Pre-Competitive Player Registration Page
Meet Sean Clarke: Pre-Competitive Director Lions Program
OP Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Sean Clarke will be the director of the Pre-Competitive program starting this Spring of 2018. Sean brings a ton of energy and experience to the job. He will be graduating in May with his Masters in Sport and Fitness Management from Missouri Western State University. He hales from Blackpool, England where he learned the game of soccer and also started coaching. He is fabulous with the kids and we couldn’t think of a better fit. Sean Clarke’s full bio.
Sean Clarke can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Holmes: Pre-Competitive Director Dragons Program
Tom Holmes is the director of the Dragons Program for 1st and 2nd graders. He also the Academy Director of Coaching for the Academy teams (3rd grade and older). Tom is from Wrexham, Wales and his favorite club is Manchester United. Tom holds a USSF C license as well as a UEFA C license and has been with OP Soccer Club sine 2014 and has been coaching soccer 2006.
Tom can be reached at TomH@OPsoccerClub.org.
Mo Hassan: Pre-Competitive Assistant Director
Mo started to play semi-pro back at age 14 years old until age 18 years and then I played in the biggest club call Al Ahley for one year from age 19 to 20 and then he came to America. Played here in American for semi-pro team called Barlliros for two years 2017 to 2019. He was an assistant coach for Goran Hunjak who was a professional soccer player from 2012 to 2013. Mo coached at Donnelley college from 2013 to 2014, coached for KC pride from 2014 to 2017 for kids age 6 years old to 17 and coached semi-pro indoor team from 2019 to 2020 for the Barlliros team. Mo has been a coach with OP Soccer Club since 2017.
Teams are organized by school of attendance and as a club, we consider keeping friends together on same teams when we can. However, we strive not to make teams have big rosters, as this can decrease playing time and lack of touches a player can have on the ball. Recreation/Pre-Competitive soccer is based on classroom grade (i.e., teams are formed by grade, not by birth year).
• Pre-k & Kindergarten is $110 per season (Early bird registration is $100 – Ends August 1 for Fall and February 1 for Spring)
• 1st & 2nd grade is $135 per season (Early bird registration is $110 – Ends August 1 for Fall and February 1 for Spring)
• Spring season is April–May; Fall season is September–October
• $25 late fee may apply for late registration
• Players will not be placed on a team until payment has been received
December 1, 2022 – Spring 2023 Registration opens
February 1, 2023 – Early bird registration ends
March 10, 2023 – Schedule released after 5pm
March 25, 2023 – Spring Season begins
April 8, 2023 – NO SESSIONS DUE TO EASTER!
April 29, 2023 – Lions Spring Season Ends
May 6, 2023 – Dragons Spring Season Ends
May 13, 2023 – Rainout Weekend (if needed)
August 1, 2023 – Early bird registration ends
Season begins for OP Soccer Club Dragons (1st & 2nd Grade) – Late September 2023 (Estimated)
New & Returning Players
OP Soccer Club’s goal in this league is to provide soccer development for all who wish to play.
New players: Will be placed on a team following the registration deadline. OP Soccer Club will contact you after the deadline with information on your practice schedule.
Returning players: Please register for the new season and OP Soccer Club will contact you after the deadline with information on your practice schedule.
Both Lions and Dragons programs will provide new jerseys to NEW players for the Spring 2023 season. If you are returning to our program, please use the jersey given to your child the previous season. Please make sure to include your child jersey size when registering your child (We have the following sizes: YXS, YS, YM or YL).
Shorts, shinguards and socks are NOT provided by OP Soccer Club and must be purchased ahead of the program at any sporting goods store.
Shin guards MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES! OP Soccer Club prefers the hard or plastic shin guard with ankle protection. We have found it protects the player’s legs and ankles the best. OP Soccer Club does not recommend the sock shin guard combination because it does not protect the shin very well.
Soccer socks must be worn over shin guards.
Soccer cleats or tennis shoes may be worn at the games, but not baseball or football cleats. Baseball and football cleats have a toe cleat at the tip of the shoe which can injure a player when kicked.
No jewelry allowed, including earrings or watches. Medical bracelets must be taped down on the wrist.
Practice and Game Information Schedule
OP Lions (Pre-K & Kindergarten) is held at Roe Park on Saturday mornings for 5 weeks.
All sessions are one hour long. This includes a 30 minute skill based practice, learning
technical skills through fun games. This is followed by a 4v4 scrimmage for 25 minutes,
allowing players to develop their skills. WE DO NOT KEEP SCORE or KEEP TEAM STANDINGS.
OP Dragons (1st & 2nd grade) is held at Indian Woods Middle School on Saturday
mornings for 6 weeks. All sessions are 1.5 hours long. Your child will attend an
allocated time slot. Our coaches will then teach groups of no more than 10-12 kids for
30 minutes, teaching technical skills. They will then have a 1 hour scrimmage, where
these skills will be developed in an educational & fun setting. AGAIN, WE DO NOT KEEP SCORE or KEEP TEAM STANDINGS.
Field Information & Locations
Pre-K thru Kindergarten (OP Lions):
Games are played at Roe Park (104th and Roe). See maps below.
1st and 2nd grade (OP Dragons):
Games are played at Indian Woods Middle School
Roe Park (OP Lions)
10400 Roe, Overland Park KS
Indian Woods Middle School (OP Dragons)
9700 Woodson Dr, Overland Park, KS 66207
OP Soccer Club Rainout Line: 913-905-6030.
The Rainout Line will be updated on Friday afternoons between 2-3pm and Saturday mornings 6am if there is any inclement weather during the weekend
Rules of the game for Pre-K
Rules of the game for kindergarten
Rules of the game for 1st grade
Rules of the game for 2nd grade
Heartland Recreational Rules for U9 and above
OP Soccer Club parent code of conduct
(All Players Parents Must Sign To Play Soccer)
USYSA Medical Release Form
Coaches Ethics Form (For All Coaches)
Competitive Soccer (for soccer after pre-competitive soccer)
For your information, as your son or daughter continues to play soccer, the age rules are different for competitive soccer. For competitive soccer which starts at U8 or U9 age-level, the age rules have changed. In the Fall of 2016, for all competitive soccer teams (not recreation), the governing bodies, USYSA (United States Youth Soccer Association), KYSA (Kansas Youth Soccer Association) and HSA (Heartland Soccer Association), have all decided to switch teams to be based on birth year, not school classroom grade or the previous Aug 1 through July 31 age date range.
This rule will affect those kids who were born later in the year and started school the following year – typically for kids with an August – December birth dates. Please keep this in mind as you select the age group for your child to compete in. Age groups are defined by age and under, so a U9 player is 9 years old and under. The kids move up in age group in the Fall season.
3rd Grade and above (U9 and older)
The OP Soccer Club provides soccer for boys and girls, 3rd grade and up through the Heartland Soccer Association. We offer recreational, competitive and academy level programs. Each year the 2nd weekend in June tryouts are organized to create new competitive teams and to complete existing teams. If you are interested in our competitive program contact the office (email@example.com). If you are an independent team and want to join OP Soccer Club please contact our Director of Coaching Tim Chik – TimC@OPsoccerClub.org.
All information for games, schedules, and rules can be found at heartlandsoccer.net. Registration is managed by OP Soccer Club and detailed information can be found on the respective pages for each program.
- Heartland Recreational Rules for U9 and above: Heartland Recreational Rules
- Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Competitive Contact (Pre-K through 2nd grade)
OP Soccer Club Pre-Competitive Soccer Program Director – PreK and Kindergarten Lions Program
OP Soccer Club Pre-Competitive Soccer Program Director – 1st & 2nd grade Dragons Program
Competitive & Academy Contacts (3rd grade through high school)
OP Soccer Club – Academy Director of Coaching
OP Soccer Club – Director of Boys
OP Soccer Club – Director of Girls