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Under 8

Under 8 Soccer Development League


Available for 2013 and 2014 birthyear boys and girls  
To view an age chart to determine your child's age group, please click HERE

For important season dates, please click on 'About Rec Soccer' on the menu bar above.

Fall 2020 Registration:  Opens June 15, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
Practices begin:  the week of  Aug 24th, 2020 (subject to change)
Season starts: Sept. 12th 2020
Season Ends: Mid - November 2020

Spring 2021
Spring 2021 Registration:  Opens November 15, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
Practices begin:  End of Feb., 2020 (subject to change)
Season starts  Beginning of March
Season Ends: Mid - May


Under 8 SDL continues to provide an exciting introduction to soccer in a friendly and non-competitive environment while consisting of a mixture of beginners and moderately experienced players. With this in mind, the program creates an enjoyable and challenging environment for players to develop their soccer skills and understanding of the game through reinforcing aspects of soccer coached in Under 6 and introducing players to more advanced aspects of soccer. Dribbling, shooting, passing, receiving, juggling and movement education, such as running, jumping, turning, balancing are incorporated into age appropriate soccer activities.

At this age group coed teams continue to be formed and are led by a volunteer head coach that conducts practice with support from the SSA staff. teams practice once or twice a week for an hour and play regularly scheduled 4v4 (including goalkeepers) small sided-soccer games on Saturday.

Program Information

Program Length: 8-10 week non-competitive program
Division: Players placed in coed or girls' division
Roster Size: up to 10
Ball Size: 3
Equipment:  Shin guards required
Coaches: Volunteer Head Coach
Practice Sessions Per Week: 1 or 2 practices (coach's choice)*
Practice Days: Coach's choice
Practice Time: TBA
Practice/Game Location: Central Park for games/Both Whitlock and Central for practices
Game Schedule: mostly Saturdays between 9am and 5pm
Game Format: 5 v 5 (including GK)
Game Duration: 1 game, consisting of 4 x 10 minute quarters
Field Size: approx. 30 x 40 yards
*Practice and game schedules are subject to effects of the weather and other factors outside of the control of the club and cannot be guaranteed. In the event of rain-outs, the club will look to ensure that a minimum of 8 game dates are played across the season. Make-up practices are subject to field and coach availability.

Fee Information
  • Cost:CLICK HERE.
  • Uniform: For more information, please click HERE   
Equipment Needed:
  • Shin guards (required)
  • Size 3 soccer ball (required)
  • Soccer cleats (required)
  • Water bottle (recommended)