Youngsters in this age bracket start focusing on mastering some of the basics of the sport. They crave feedback from coaches and parents on how they’re performing certain skills and how they’re progressing with new ones. The desire to compete carries much more prominence for some youngsters in this age range than others.
This age group is for kids with birth years 2012 and 2013. See the following chart established by US Soccer. Children in U-8 are under 8, (6 & 7 years old by Dec 31), generally first and second graders, but not necessarily.
Our season will begin at 9:45 am on August 24, at the Wason pond field. At our first few sessions will be evaluating players and developing teams. The group will be divided into set teams the first week of September.
Games are generally Saturdays 9:45 to 10:30, or 10:30 to 11:15 am. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Wason field through September 30, and will then move to the town field for the remainder of the season.
Children should be equipped to every practice and game with shin guards, socks that cover the guard, sneakers or cleats, a size 4 soccer ball and a water bottle.
Need more information, or interested in helping out? Contact us!
|Abby Bellemore||U-8 Coordinator||LavenderBellemore7@yahoo.com|