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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 - Lou Ellis
Boys 8U Program Manager - Mike Greenwood

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
Referee - Basic Referee Cert, Safe Haven Cert and CDC Concussion Awareness Cert
Game Format The game is played on a small field in a 7 vs. 7 format with a goal keeper. Game is played with four 10 minute quarters.  Substitutions are done at each quarter, and there is a short break after the second quarter.  This level introduces referees who officiate games.
Team FormationThe teams are formed via a draft.  The player ratings are provided to all coaches prior to the draft.  There are no more than 9 players on a team.
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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