Winter Season Information

Note - The Hockessin PAL Center requires all individuals in the facility to wear a mask


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General Information

The Winter Indoor Recreational Program is a fun way to keep playing soccer indoors through the winter months. The Winter Program is a seven week program that will begin either Saturday, January 8th or Saturday, January 15th depending on your age group and time slot and concluding either February 26th or March 5th.  This program is for Recreational players in age groups 2016/2017 (U6) thru 2010/2011 (U12). The program is not available for travel/competitive carded players. 

This is a "game only" format program with sessions every Saturday at the Hockessin PAL Center.  Each session will include a 10-15 minute skills session followed by 5v4, 4v4 or 3v3 games. Games are played with a "futsal" ball on a hard court surface.  Futsal balls are special low-bounce balls that promote foot skills and creativity.  The game is fast and fun!

Players will be assigned to an age group and each age group will have a time slot on Saturdays between the hours of 8am and 2pm at the PAL center in Hockessin. 

The youngest age groups will be coed, while the other age groups will be grouped by gender.   Each week the teams will be formed randomly for the games.  

If a particular age group has a significant number of registrants then teams will be formed and a 7-game schedule will be played.

We will need two to three volunteer coaches for each time slot to assist the staff in running the skills portion and running the games.  We will be reaching out to those that have expressed an interest in coaching.  Volunteering to assist will qualify for a reimbursement of your volunteer fee.

Once registered you will receive an email towards the end of December with information regarding your session time and start date.  Some groups may start January 8th and some groups may start January 15th.



Age Groups

2016/2017 (U6)

2014/2015 (U8)

2012/2013 (U10)

2010/2011 (U12)

2008/2009 (U14 - Boys)

Program Dates:

January - 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

February - 5th, 12th, 26th

All games are played at the Police Athletic League in Hockessin between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm. This is a one hour Saturday commitment with no midweek practices.


Hockessin Police Athletic League*

7259 Lancaster Pike

Hockessin, DE 19707


* The PAL Center requires all persons in the facility to wear a mask



2022 Winter Recreational Information - Click associated links for detailed information

Session/Game Schedule - 2022 Winter Recreational Session/Game Schedule_PAL Center_Updated 3/3/22

U8/U10 Boys Game Rules - Click Here

All other age groups Game Rules - Click Here


  • Uniforms - All players U8 and above are required to wear the Delaware FC Hockessin uniform. If you need a uniform, please click button below
  • U6 players do not need to order wear or order a uniform.
  • Shin guards are required.
  • non-marking flat shoes or sneakers are required. No black soles, no spiked shoes, no cleats and no turf shoes are allowed.




TOPSoccer meets Saturdays of following dates:

  • 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5

Sessions are held at the Police Athletic League in Hockessin. Time will be in mid to late afternoon. Exact time is TBD.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Pete Hayes, Recreational Director at or contact Tom Antonelli, Delaware FC Hockessin Operations Director, at 302-234-1444 or