Bow Soccer Club
The Bow Soccer Club promotes the game of soccer for the recreation of children residing in the State of New Hampshire. The Club seeks to provide an environment that will be fun and wholesome for of all participants while developing players in the fundamentals of soccer. All participants of Bow Soccer Club (players, coaches and parents) represent the community with honor, dignity, integrity and sportsmanship.Our teams feature skill and total player development with an age appropriate level of competitiveness. Games are played against other teams of similar competitiveness within the southern New Hampshire region. Bow Soccer Club coaches are licensed through the New Hampshire Soccer Association.
The Bow Soccer Club and the
Bow Athletic Club are working together to create
Bow United, a soccer program which will provide an
opportunity for all the children of Bow to play soccer regardless of
ability and experience. Programs will be available for
children in grades 1 through 8.
In this cooperative effort, Bow Soccer Club and Bow Athletic Club will join efforts to more efficiently field viable competitive and/or recreational teams for all youth divisions. Further, Bow Youth Soccer will make more efficient use of available town fields and meet a range of interests. We are excited to be able to introduce young children to the sport and provide an opportunity to play at varying levels of competitiveness.
Team play is offered for those who wish to play at
a recreational level (for fun) and for those who are the more
competitive nature and want to really hone those skills. Our
Classic teams meet the needs of those who want to get out and play
at a low cost. Our Challenger teams push those kids who want
to focus on soccer at a more competitive level. Bow Athletic
Club handles the day-to-day operations of all Classic teams and Bow
Soccer Club operate all Challenger teams, including the young age
Early Development Program teams.
1st and 2nd Grade – Co-ed teams playing within Bow
- Practice once to twice a week emphasizing foot skills and 3 v 3 play
- Working towards 6 v 6 play (some scrimmages between Bow teams)
- Uniforms (t-shirts) included
While most 1st and 2nd grade play is done at the Classic team level, more advanced players have the option to play in the more competitive regional Early Development Program (EDP) (Sunday EDP games):
3rd Grade – 8th Grade – Boys and Girls teams in up to 2 levels of competition (see below); team placement based on player evaluations and number of players available to form viable teams. Parents may express preference for Classic or Challenger play.
1. Classic – Boys and Girls teams playing soccer in the
Merrimack Valley League (Saturday games) plus weekend games for 5th - 8th Grades:
- Practice twice a week with games within local region
- Includes 3rd - 4th grade jamboree and 5th - 8th grade tournament
- Designed to be low-pressure and cost conscious.
- All interested players will be accepted up to the start of the season,
after which placement depends on space availability.
2. Challenger – Boys and Girls teams playing competitive soccer in the
Granite State Soccer league (Saturday and/or Sunday games),
Early Development Program (EDP) for 3rd Grade – Sunday games):
- Roster limitations exist and players must qualify for advanced placement
- Practice twice a week with games on weekends
- Focus on skill and game tactics development for the competitive player
- Games conducted primarily within local region
- Includes Columbus Day soccer tournament
- No late registrations due to league regulations