U9-U10 Jr Cutters – Jr Cutters is the introduction to travel soccer program intended to transition the club’s youngest players from recreation to the more advanced format of travel soccer. All players interested in this program are accepted as space allows and is intended to be an inclusive program. One of the goals of the program is to bring similarly interested players together to receive age appropriate training and development overseen by the club’s travel coaching staff. The program is intended to be FUN and build a passion for the sport of soccer. Skill building and ball control will be a high priority and each player will be encouraged to take risks, solve problems and given the freedom to be creative.
Practice will occur two times per week from August to October in the fall. In the spring practice will begin following spring break in March and conclude approximately at the end of May. Optional winter training (Nov-March) at Bloomington United Soccer School (busoccer.com) with Cutters’ Director of Coaching (Tom Berry) is strongly encouraged but not mandatory and is a separate fee from the Cutters Soccer Club tuition.
The Jr. Cutters will participate in the C.I.Y.S.L./G.I.R.L.S. Academy League. League results are not recorded and are not the objective of the program. Games are typically played on Saturdays at Karst Farm Park, Olcott Park, or at another club within approximately a 70 mile radius of Bloomington. The league is formatted to play double headers on each game weekend to minimize travel at this age. Families should anticipate 4-5 Saturdays of participation throughout each season.