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Under 8

Under 8 Soccer Development League


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.

Some players may be accepted after registration closes on a space available basis and with a 10.00 late fee.

Fall 2023 Registration:  Opens May 15, 2023 through July 31, 2023.

Practices begin:  End of Aug (subject to change)
Season starts: Second weekend of Sept. (subject to change)
Season Ends: Mid - November

Spring 2024 Registration:  Opens November 15, 2024 through January 31, 2024.

Practices begin:  End of Feb. (subject to change)
Season starts  Beginning of March (subject to change)
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 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 practice per week*
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 8pm
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)