Children in the 6-and-under age bracket have probably never played soccer before, and this season may be their first experience in an organized team setting. Generally children this age aren’t concerned about how their soccer skills compare with those of the others on their team; they’re primarily interested in being with friends and having fun learning and playing the sport.
Children in U-6 are under 4 & 5 years old, generally pre school and kindergarteners. In Chester we encourage parents to get on the field with their kids for the once a week small group practice and game.
Practices & games are held Saturdays 8:30 to 9:30 am. Our first session will be Saturday, August 24. The first 2 sessions will be introductory round robins and skill development. We will divide into teams September 6. Bring a friend! There are no weekday sessions for this age group.
Children should be equipped with shin guards, socks that cover the guard, sneakers or cleats, a size 3 or 4 soccer ball and a water bottle.
This age group needs the most help! Young children need lots of support to be successful, and a 3 to 1 ratio is really best, so if you have feet and don’t take yourself too seriously, consider volunteering with this age group. You’ll be glad you did!
|Jenn Kassing||U-6 Coordinator||JHKassing@me.com|