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More information can be found by visiting the Board of Directors page under About CYSA
The goals of the clinic soccer program are to develop an interest in soccer, introduce basic soccer skills and to have fun. All players in the clinic program are between 3 and 6 years old. Clinic players are divided into three age groups - Under 4 (U4), Under 5 (U5) and Under 6 (U6).
Under 4- These are players approximately 3-4 years old, who play one hour on Sundays. This program is a parent participation program in which the children are introduced to games that introduces touching a soccer ball and facilitates the development of beginning skills of soccer. Parents are expected to help their child to participate and get involved in this program. This program does not have teams and coaches.
Under 5 — These are 4-5 year old players. The children are placed on teams and are led by a volunteer coach. Play is on Saturdays and consists of one hour of games to get the players comfortable with the soccer ball. The overall clinic programming is led by a professional coach provided by Chelmsford Youth Soccer- currently from GPS Global Premier Soccer Club.
Under 6 — These are typically 5-6 year old players .The children are placed on teams and are led by a volunteer coach. Play occurs on Saturdays for one hour. The time is spent on drills and skills which help to get the players comfortable with the soccer ball and game. Players are introduced to directional play and putting the ball in the net. The players will also have fun playing a scrimmage against another team! The overall clinic programming is led by a professional coach provided by Chelmsford Youth Soccer- currently from GPS Global Premier Soccer Club.
Coaches — CYSA relies on volunteers to coach teams. The clinic program is the fastest growing program within CYSA. There is a need for coaches for the clinic teams. This is a great time for parents to become involved in coaching. Training is provided for coaches prior to and during each season. CYSA welcomes new and experienced coaches into the clinic Program.
Equipment — CYSA provides a shirt for each child participating in the Intramural Program. Parents are expected to provide shorts, adequate footwear (sneakers or soccer cleats) and shin guards.
U4/U5/U6 Clinic FAQ’s
How do I register? – Click on the Registration Overview item under the Programs Menu in the CYSA website.
When does the season start? How long is the season? – The soccer season usually starts the Saturday after Labor Day in the fall and the first or second Saturday in April for the spring season. The U5 and U6 season runs for eight weeks weather permitting. We do not adjust or prorate fees for weather related cancellations. The U4 program usually starts the Sunday after Labor Day or the first or second Sunday in April, and runs for 6 weeks.
When will I hear from my coach? – You should hear from your coach one to two weeks prior to the start of the season. If not, please contact the Clinic Director.
I would like to help out. How do I volunteer to coach? – You can volunteer to coach by logging in to your account that you created during registration.
When are practices? – There are no practices at this age level. The clinic sessions run once per week Saturdays for U5 and U6 and Sundays for U4 for 60 minutes.
What do I need to get for my soccer player to participate? – Shin guards are required and must fit under socks. Cleats are strongly recommended, although sneakers are sufficient. Shorts are recommended for warmer days, although warmer pants should be worn for cooler days. A full water bottle is needed for breaks. CYSA provides shirts for each player to keep. Size 3 balls are brought by the coach for players to use during each session, although having their own ball for use at home is encouraged.