We offer recreational playing opportunities for children ages 3 to 18. We also offer Select play opportunities for players ages 10 to 14 whom meet selection criteria. For Select play, please contact our director here. Recreational information is listed below:
About Nampa Kids In Developmental Soccer (K.I.D.S.):
All players and parents are expected to understand and sign the Nampa K.I.D.S Code of Ethics before being allowed to participate with the League. Spectators attending games are also expected to abide by the Code of Ethics. Nampa K.I.D.S. is a non-profit organization, and isn’t affiliated with the Nampa Recreation Center or Nampa Parks and Recreation but support them in their programs, and they support us. Nampa K.I.D.S. doesn’t have a physical office that is staffed 8:00 to 5:00 five days a week. The Registrar manages the soccer phone/fax and “office” located in the Registrar’s home. All of the funding to operate the organization comes from player registrations. Revenue generated from any fundraisers, donations from businesses and other organizations are used for a scholarship fund and equipment replacement that goes beyond the annual budget for equipment. Nampa K.I.D.S. is governed by its Bylaws and a Board of officers consisting of a President, VP of Operations, VP of Coach and Player Development, Select VP, Treasurer, Secretary, and Registrar (6 voted positions); plus other Coordinators (all volunteer, appointed positions). Board meetings are currently held on the first Wedmesday of each month at 6:30pm. All members of Nampa K.I.D.S. (registered players parents) are welcome to attend the Board Meetings. Most of the people organizing and running Nampa K.I.D. Soccer are volunteers. This includes the Board Members and coaches. For more information about the Nampa K.I.D.S. Organization, or to contact a Board Officer, please go to our website at: www.nampakidsoccer.com.
Open Registration Dates: for Fall Season 2012: May 12, 2012 10am – 4pm & May 19, 2012 10am – 4pm at Liberty Park. 10am to 4pm June 30, 2012 at Flying M Coffee Garage and July 7, 2012 10am – 4:00pm at the Nampa Rec Center.
U-(under)4 = Nursery School, must turn 3 by August 31, 2012 for the fall season (Co-ed)
U-5 = Preschool, must turn 4 by August 31, 2012 for the fall season (Co-ed)
U-6 = Kindergarten, (Co-ed) must turn 5 by August 31, 2012
U-7 = 1st grade age, must turn 6 by August 31, 2012
U-8 = 2nd grade age, must turn 7 by August 31, 2012
U-10 =3rd & 4th grade age, must turn 8 by August 31, 2012 and not turn 11 before August 31, 2013
U-12 =5th & 6th Grade age (We are looking at doing a U-12 Girls and a U-12 Boys which would include 5th to 6th grade ages, then
U-14 =7th & 8th Grade age a U-14 group for 7th and 8th grade aged players which are gender specific if the numbers allow it, followed up by
UPPER = 9th – 12th Grade age an older division for 9th through 12th grades for those who don’t have the opportunity to play with a school.)
To determine age division, you must consider your child’s date of birth (grade for the coming school year is only used as a guideline).
Formation of Teams: Teams are formed, where possible, according to the school a child attends or by geographic area. Carpooling needs can be discussed and arranged at the first team practice/meeting. Except for Upper players, if you want to ask to be placed on a team with a certain coach or friend, you should mark the box in front of ‘Special Request Fee’, list your request and include the $10.00 fee with your registration. We will make every effort to fulfill reasonable requests on a first come, first served basis prior to the July 7th deadline, or will refund the Special Request Fee.
Practices & Season Schedule:
Fall Season – The first game will be Saturday Sept. 8, 2012. The last game will be Oct 20, 2012.
Spring Season – The first game will be Saturday April 6th, 2013. The last games, will be with the annual K.I.D.S. Cup, 7 weeks later.
Games – All games are usually played on Saturdays at CWI between 8:00am and 6:00pm, with the exception of a possible evening game once during the week if there are an uneven number of teams in an age division or too many teams to play on Saturday. Older teams may have some games against neighboring cities.
Practices – Coaches can start practicing 2 weeks prior to the first game of each season. Therefore, a coach should contact you just before that. The coach determines the time and place of practice. Once games begin, the U4 – U7 age divisions should practice one time per week and the U8 –UPPER age divisions can practice two times per week. Practices are generally held in the evening between 5:00 and 7:30 P.M. either at a local park or school.
*Uniforms: A uniform will be issued by the League and distributed through your coach before the first game. Please be sure to wear the full uniform for each game. (Jersey, plain black shorts, shin guards covered by team colored socks.) Replacement socks will be available on Saturdays at the Communication Booth for purchase. Turn jersey and shorts back to the League at the end of your registered term.
Shin Guards: Soft padding (tubing all the way around legs) Or hard plastic covered with socks.
Ball: All players are required to bring a ball to practices. The recommended ball sizes are:
1. Size #3 – U-4 through U-7 ..….……………………….. (23” – 24” circumference)
2. Size #4 – U-8 through U-14.…..…….…………………. (25” – 26” circumference)
3. Size #5 – 9th grade age and up ……………………………. (27” – 28” circumference)
Shoes: Soccer shoes aren’t required for U-4 through U-6 (Kindergarten age and younger). For U-7 and older players, soccer shoes should have plastic or molded rubber studs. The studs must be no more than ¾ of an inch long and should be manufactured and sold as soccer shoes. The studs must not be sharp (e.g. baseball cleats) and shoes with a single stud at the toe (e.g. American football shoes) are illegal.
Please Note: Nothing dangerous can be worn during a game. Included but not limited to are – jewelry, earrings (including pierced), rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, hair clips and hats.