FC Nova Youth League - Program Overview

The FC Nova Soccer Club has been providing the youth of the Treasure Valley with the finest soccer training and facilities since 1990. The FC Nova Youth League continues this tradition of excellence.

The FC Nova Youth League is more than just a soccer league. It is a school with a standardized curriculum for developing young soccer players. When children are taught advanced soccer skills at an early age, they become more confident players as they grow older. And most importantly, they enjoy playing the game more.

Top 12 Reasons to join the FC Nova Youth League

  • All Coaches are trained by FC Nova's professional staff
  • Players are taught a standardized skills curriculum at a very young age
  • Mastery of technical skills is emphasized, with less emphasis on winning.
  • Small-sided games, so that each child touches the ball more often
  • Coaches have access to online coaching resources
  • Parents are taught proper sideline behavior, for a more enjoyable experience for kids
  • Electronic Registration/Email Notification
  • Well-organized league
  • Excellent Facilities
  • Fastest growing league in the state.
  • Players are members of the FC Nova Soccer Club, ranked #1 in the state of Idaho by GotSoccer.com
  • Players in the U9 and U10 age groups can choose to register in the FC Nova Youth League or the FC Nova Gunners Program:
  • Players registered in the U8, U9 and U10 divisions of the FC Nova Youth League are automatically enrolled in FC Nova Juniors Program at no additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

How does the FC Nova Youth League differ from other soccer leagues in the area?

We provide our parent volunteer coaches and assistant coaches with an extensive training program, a standardized curriculum, and online coaching resources to make sure that your child learns the soccers skills they need to enjoy the game.

How are teams formed?

Players are divided up into teams based on gender, age and geographic location.

In some extreme cases where a player has developed skills beyond their gender/age group, they may be placed on a team in the next highest age group, or a girl may be placed on a boy's team, at the discretion of the the FC Nova Youth League Administrator.

For the Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 season, the U5 age group may end up being coed, depending upon the number of U5 participants.

How often do teams practice and where do they practice?

Teams train once or twice a week with a trained parent coach, at a school or park near your home. Registering early helps us place your child on a nearby team.

Where are games played?

FC Nova Youth League games are played at 2 locations:

NOV
FC Nova Soccer Complex
3924 E. Lake Hazel Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642

GBR
Guerber Park
2200 E. Hill Road
Eagle, ID 83616

Notes:

  • Most games are played at the FC Nova Soccer Complex
  • Some teams MAY have games at multiple locations during the season.
  • If you have multiple children in our league, there is the possibility that their games will be at multiple locations on any given Saturday, and the times may even overlap.

If any of these conditions are unacceptable, don't register for this league!!

What about the FC Nova Gunnets Program (U8 - U9)?

The primary goal of the FC Nova Juniors Program is to provide U8 and U9 players with additional training and games that offers the chance to interact with experienced and qualified coaches.

  • Players in the U8 and U9 divisions have the choice of registering for the FC Nova Youth League or the FC Nova Gunners Program..

For more information about the FC Nova Juniors Program:

What about Jewelry?

Players may not wear jewelry, including earrings, during games and practices. Soccer season is not the time to have your ears pierced.

What about casts?

Players may not wear casts during games and practices, padded or otherwise, no matter what your doctor says. Partial refunds may be available for players with season-ending injuries.

What else is expected of parents?

At least one parent from each family is expected to volunteer. Volunteer positions include:

  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Field Setup/Teardown
  • Coach
  • Assistant Coach

Parents who volunteer for Coach and Assistant Coach positions will receive special training, curriculum and an advanced on-line coaching resource.

Parents are also expected to attend a Parent Orientation meeting, where they learn about the curriculum and appropriate sideline behavior.

What about uniforms and equipment?

When a player joins the FC Nova Youth League, they are issued a uniform consisting of:

  • a pair of black shorts
  • a red jersey
  • a white jersey

Players must provide:

  • A soccer ball (Click here for sizing chartl)
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer shoes or tennis shoes
  • White socks, to be placed over their shin guards
  • Water Bottle

Who can I contact for more information?

For further information, please contact:

Jim McMillan
FC Nova Youth Program Administrator

(208) 841-0441 (cell)
email: youthleague@fcnova.org
 

Where do I go from here?

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Updated: November 24, 2014