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Age Groups

Our Intramural program is made up of co-ed teams ranging from U4 to U10.

Bowie FC follows the US Youth Soccer Association’s age grouping recommendations. Your player’s soccer age is determined by your player’s birth year. Soccer age grouping starts in the fall season of a calendar year and carries through the subsequent spring season. US Club Soccer has a chart that will help you determine your child’s soccer age by birth year and season year. Generally, your child’s birthday must be within a month of the cutoff to play down an age group and within 12 months to play up. You can request that your child play out of the established age group, by sending an email to the Commissioner.

Cost

Affordable Pricing

Bowie FC follows the US Youth Soccer Association’s age grouping recommendations. Your player’s soccer age is determined by your player’s birth year. Soccer age grouping starts in the fall season of a calendar year and carries through the subsequent spring season. US Club Soccer has a chart that will help you determine your child’s soccer age by birth year and season year. Generally, your child’s birthday must be within a month of the cutoff to play down an age group and within 12 months to play up. You can request that your child play out of the established age group, by sending an email to the Commissioner.

Coaching Opportunities

Bowie FC is a volunteer organization and often needs volunteer coaches. Volunteering to coach in our Intramural program is a great way to develop your coaching skills and give back to the community. By being a head coach, you: * Get to set your practice schedule (day and time) * Pick your practice field * Are provided a refund of your registration fee after the season when you return your equipment. Bowie FC also provides you access to The Coaching Manual to help your plan your training sessions. NOTE: Please list any practice day conflicts and coach requests in the registration system. We try to accommodate requests, but cannot guarantee them. If you are interested in coaching, please email the Director of Coaching .

About Our Program

Season

The intramural program has two soccer seasons – fall and spring. The fall season starts in early September and runs until the beginning of November depending on the weather. The spring season starts in March and normally runs until the end of April or beginning of May depending on the weather.

Practices

Practices are about 60-75 minutes. Your team’s practice schedule will be determined by your assigned volunteer coach. Practices are generally held between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Games

Games are played primarily on Saturdays at fields within the city of Bowie.

Equipment Requirements

The only equipment required for your child are soccer shin pads and plenty of water. While not required, we strongly recommend that each player also have soccer cleats and their own ball, and that they bring the ball to each practice. Note: baseball and football cleats with a front cleat ARE NOT allowed for soccer.

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