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Under 8


Under 8 Soccer Development League

 
 

Available for 2014 and 2015 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 2021 Registration:  Opens May 15, 2021 through July 31, 2021. Some players may be accepted after July 31 on a space available basis and with a 10.00 late fee.
Practices begin:  the week of  Aug 30th, 2021 (subject to change)
Season starts: Sept. 11th 2021
Season Ends: Mid - November 2021


Spring 2022
Spring 2021 Registration:  Opens November 15, 2021 through January 31, 2022.
Practices begin:  End of Feb., 2022 (subject to change)
Season starts  Beginning of March 2022
Season Ends: Mid - May



Overview

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 teams are formed and are led by a volunteer head coach that conducts practice with support from the SSA staff. teams practice twice a week for an hour and play regularly scheduled 5v5 (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)