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8U Program

The 8U program is specifically developed to introduce soccer to children in a fun and safe environment, while allowing them to continue to expand their skills.  The program is setup to have a short practice once or twice a week at a local park or school, followed by a Saturday game.  There is no post season at this age level; however, each player receives a participation trophy at the end of the season.

Girls 8U Program Manager - Carlos Young ([email protected])
Boys 8U Program Manager - Kenny Brook ([email protected])

Season LengthThe season runs from September until the middle of November.
Time Commitment                                                Practice approximately 60 minutes once or twice a week (depending on coach's schedule), followed by a Saturday game lasting approximately 55 minutes.
EquipmentEach player will be given a uniform which consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. The player must provide soccer cleats, shin guards and a size 3 soccer ball.
Certification Required                                                            All volunteers must be registered AYSO Volunteers, and all coaches must be Safe Haven Certified.
Coach - 8U Coach Cert, Safe Haven Cert and CDC Concussion Awareness Cert
Game Format The game is played on a small field in a 6 vs. 6 format with no goal keeper. Two 20 minute halves are played with substitutions occurring every quarter break.  Half time occurs between the two halves. 
Team FormationThe teams are formed with the intent of allowing the children to play with their friends and other children from their school.  There are no more than 9 players on each team.  Please place special requests on the registration form.  We try very hard to meet all requests.
Weekly time commitment is approximately 60 minutes, including 30 Minutes of group warmup followed by a 30 minute game supervised by a team coach. Held on Saturdays.
Weekly time commitment is approximately 60 minutes, including 30 Minutes of group warmup followed by a 30 minute game supervised by a team coach. Held on Saturdays.
Weekly time commitment is approximately 60 minutes, including 30 Minutes of group warmup followed by a 30 minute game supervised by a team coach. Held on Saturdays.
Weekly time commitment is approximately 60 minutes, including 30 Minutes of group warmup followed by a 30 minute game supervised by a team coach. Held on Saturdays.
The game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun.  Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.
The game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun.  Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.
The game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun.  Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.
The game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun.  Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.
The game is played on a small field in a 3 vs. 3 format with no goal keeper. The team coaches act as the referee to keep the game safe and fun.  Parents are encouraged to cheer and not coach; let the game be the coach.

 

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