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Youth Recreational Soccer League

We provide a positive environment where players can learn about the game of soccer by teaching them sportsmanship and proper fundamentals.  We strive to bring the best out of every player by focusing on core values: Education and Development, Team Work, Passion, Integrity.

Throughout the season, players and coaches will have the opportunity to attend training sessions conducted by our Challenger Sports Academy Trainer.  The Academy Trainer is a professional coach from England that brings years of playing and coaching experience.  The overall goal our Academy Training sessions is to help players develop their individual skills making them a more skilled and confident player.

 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with children ages 4 years- 15 years. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
Fall/Spring Season for youth players ages 4 years- 15 years of age. Resources for Coaches
Recreation Coaching Manual
New Coach Handbook-How to Manage Teams from your Account
U6 Practice Plans
U8 Practice Plans
U10 Practice Plans
U12/U14 Practice Plans

Coach Presentation and Information 2013-2014
Meeting Presentation

Laws of the Game
U6 (4 and 5 year olds)
U8 (6 and 7 year olds)
U10 (8 and 9 year olds)
U12 (10 and 11 year olds)


Resources for Parents
2013-2017 Age Matrix
Parent Pointers from US Youth Soccer

Soccer Pocket Guide from US Youth Soccer

Basic Soccer Terminology

Dates or Time of the Year
Fall Season:  Late September through Mid-October
Spring Season:  Mid-February through Mid-April
* Games are played on Monday nights, Tuesday nights, Thursday nights, and some Saturday mornings. 
Schedule
Posted two weeks before each season.
Click to view current schedule (if posted).
Price
Fall Season:  $55/player
Spring Season:  Returning Players from Fall $30/player; New Players $55/player
Contact Us
Jared Barkley
jared@oxfordparkcommission.com

Competitive Soccer Program- Oxford Soccer Club

Our competitive soccer program is affiliated with the Mississippi Soccer Association. This is a competitive soccer program and players wanting to participate are asked to attend tryouts.

Our mission is to provide a positive environment where players can learn about the game of soccer by teaching sportsmanship and proper fundamentals.  We strive to bring the best out of every player by focusing on core values:

  • Education & Development
  • Team Work
  • Passion
  • Integrity
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with children 8-17 years of age who are interested in playing competitive soccer. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
Competitive Soccer Player Development Model
2013-2017 MSA Age Matrix
Dates or Time of the Year
August-June
Schedule
Vary based on team
Price
$100/player plus team fees
Contact Us
Jared Barkley
jared@oxfordparkcommission.com

U8 Player Development Program
The U8 Player Development Program  focuses on player development, ensuring players have fun and develop a passion for the sport of soccer.  US Youth Soccer[1] states the number one reason children participate in sports is to have fun.  Additionally, US Youth Soccer further states the following about youth sport participation:
  • Skill development is more important than winning even among the best athletes.
  • The most important rewarding challenges in sport are those that lead to self-knowledge.
  • Intrinsic rewards (self-knowledge that comes out of self-competition) are more important in creating lifetime athletes that extrinsic rewards like trophies and attention.
Players in this program are trained by an experienced coach and sessions will be geared to individual skill development.

[1] Sam Snow (2012) Youth Soccer in America: How do We Measure Success. US Youth Soccer.

 

 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with 6 or 7 year old children playing in OPC’s recreation soccer league. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
Complimentary program to all 6 and 7 year olds registered in recreation soccer. Player Development FAQ
Dates or Time of the Year
Fall and Spring
Schedule
Vary based on season
Price
Complimentary
Contact Us
Jared Barkley
jared@oxfordparkcommission.com

Mini Kickers - Instructional Soccer Program
OPC has partnered with Challenger Sports to provide Mini Kickers, an instructional program. This program focuses on introducing the game of soccer to young athletes by teaching basic skills in a small group setting (1:10 ratio).  Instructors are professional coaches from England and have years of experience coaching young athletes.
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with children 3-5 years of age. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
Fall/Spring classes that meet with instructor once a week on Saturday mornings for 6-8 weeks. Challenger Sports
Dates or Time of the Year
Fall:  September through Mid- October
Spring:  March through Mid-April
Schedule
Click Here for Fall 2014 Mini Kickers Registration!
Price
$85/player:  Player receives ball and uniform set
Contact Us
Ryan McConnell, Challenger Regional Director, at 1-800-739-9441

Jared Barkley
jared@oxfordparkcommission.com

Adult Soccer
7v7 Adult Soccer League.  Games will be played Sunday afternoons and some Wednesday evenings.  The league will be capped at 8 teams, with a maximum of 14 players per team. Games will begin Wednesday, October 29th and go until the 2nd week of December.
 
Target Market Location
Ages 16 and Up. FNC Park Quad C (Softball Fields)
Offering to Customers Resources
Register as a team or email with phone number to be added to our Free Agent list. 
Dates or Time of the Year
Sunday Afternoons and Wednesday Evenings beginning October 29th until Mid-December. 
Schedule
Price
$275
Contact Us
Jared Barkley
jared@oxfordparkcommission.com

Youth Flag Football
The Oxford Park Commission co-sponsors a youth flag football program for kids age 6 – 12. Participants must turn 6 years of age on or before September 1st of the current year.

Games are played on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.  Teams will play one-two games/week.
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with children ages 6-12 years. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
Leagues for children ages 6-12 years of age:
  • 6/7 year old league
  • 8/9 year old league
  • 10/12 year old league
Dates or Time of the Year
Mid- October through Mid- November
Schedule
Game schedule posted two weeks prior to season.
Click here to view schedule (if posted)
Price
$50/player
Contact Us
Nathan John
nathan@oxfordparkcommission.com

Youth Softball
OPC’s fast-pitch softball league is for girls ages 6-14 years. The league is sanctioned by ASA Softball.  The age of the child as of December 31st of the previous year will determine the player’s age group
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with girls ages 6-14 years. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
  • T-Ball League: 5 & 6 year olds
  • Coach Pitch: 7 & 8 year olds
  • First year Kid Pitch: 9 & 10 year olds
  • Second year Kid Pitch: 11 & 12 year olds
Coaching Resources
Dates or Time of the Year

Spring:  Mid-April through May
* Games are played on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings.

Schedule
Game schedule posted two weeks prior to season.
Click here to view schedule (if posted)
Price
$50/player
Contact Us
Jared Barkley
jared@oxfordparkcommission.com 

Youth Baseball
OPC’s youth baseball league is sanctioned by Dizzy Dean Baseball. OPC offers leagues for players a 5-14. Players must turn 5 by April of the previous year to be eligible to participate.
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with boys ages 5-15 years. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
  • T-Ball League: 5 year olds
  • Coach Pitch: 6 & 7 year olds
  • Senior Coach Pitch: 8 year olds
  • Minors: 9 & 10 year olds
  • Freshman: 11 & 12 year olds
  • Sophomore: 13 - 15 year olds
Dates or Time of the Year

Spring:  Mid-April through May
* Games are played on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings

Schedule
Game schedule posted two weeks prior to season.
Click here to view schedule (if posted)
Price
$50/player
Contact Us
Nathan John
Nathan@oxfordparkcommission.com

Little Sluggers
Little Sluggers is an instructional program for 4 and 5 year olds. The purpose is to introduce the fundamentals of baseball/softball to young players.  Players will learn the fundamentals of throwing, catching, and hitting.
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with boys and girls ages 4 and 5 year old. FNC Park
Offering to Customers Resources
Little Sluggers will meet once a week for 6-7 week series.
Dates or Time of the Year
Spring: Mid- April through May
Schedule

Schedule varies based on program offering. See offering under 'Currently Registering'.

Price
$50/player
Contact Us
Nathan John
Nathan@oxfordparkcommission.com

Youth Basketball
The Oxford Park Commission sponsors a youth basketball program for children age 5 – 15. Participants must turn at least 5 years of age on or before December 31st of the current year.
 
Target Market Location
Families of Oxford and Lafayette County with children ages 5-15 years. Activities Center
Offering to Customers Resources
  • 5 & 6 year old league (boys & girls)
  • 7 & 8 year old league (boys & girls)
  • 9 & 10 year old league (boys & girls)
  • 11 & 12 year old league (boys & girls)
  • 13 - 15 year old league (boys & girls)

Dates or Time of the Year
Winter:  December through January
* Games will be played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.  There may be some games played on Saturday mornings.
Schedule
Game schedule posted two weeks prior to season.
Click here to view schedule (if posted)
Price
$50/player
Contact Us
Nathan John
Nathan@oxfordparkcommission.com