for children age 7 and 8:
The U-8 program is an extension of the U-6 program, but with increased emphasis on soccer skills, development and game situations. There will be a mix of skill development sessions, games, and special events: In order to provide motivation and challenge to all players, we will try to balance the teams according to ability before the season begins. Teams will also have an opportunity to compete in the Cantley U8 Tournament. Team sizes will range between eight and twelve players.
Here's a sample of the program Format on Saturdays - U-7/U-8 Practice Format
The program runs from May 12 to August 18, 2018 (10:00 AM to 11:30 AM) with the following exceptions:
On Saturday June 30, 2018, sessions are cancelled.
Teams practice on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30. Players will be introduced to all field positions, with players designated as defenders, forwards, and keeper (goalie). There will also be one game per week, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 - Tuesdays for girls and Thursday for boys. These will start with 4v4 to increase touches on the ball and teams will graduate to 5 against 5 players plus a keeper near the end of June. Basic soccer rules will be applied by referees.
See the coaching pages for the 10 week practice plan
A Soccer Chelsea team shirt will be handed-out before the first game and should be worn for all activities.
Each player must bring to all activities a water bottle and a size-4 soccer ball, well marked with a name and phone number. Each player must wear soccer shin pads covered by knee-length socks and soccer cleats.
Contact our U8 Coordinator
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