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SSA Kennesaw Recreational Soccer

8U Soccer Development League


 
To view a chart to determine your child's age group, click HERE

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


Overview

8U 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 6U 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, players can choose to play in a coed division, or all girls division. Teams are led by a volunteer head coach that conducts practice with support from the Recreational Director. All 8U teams (coed or girls) practice for an hour and play regularly scheduled 5v5 (including goalkeepers) small sided-soccer games on Saturday afternoons.

Program Information


Program Length: 9-10 week non-competitive program

Division: Players placed in coed or girls division

Roster Size: up to 9

Ball Size: 3

Coaches: Volunteer Head Coach

Practice Sessions Per Week: 1 (plus the Saturday game)*

Practice Days: Monday or Wednesday
Practice Time: 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Practice Location: Big Shanty Fields

Game Schedule: Saturday, either 10:00am or 11:00am or as determined by schedule*

Game Format: 5v5 (including GK)

Game Duration: 1 game, consisting of 4x12 minute quarters

Field Size: approx. 30 x 40 yards
                                                                                                                       
*Practice and game schedules are subject to effects of the weather 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: 
$120 per player. Includes a player participation award at conclusion of the season
• Uniform: click here for details




    
• Shin guards are required
• Size 3 soccer ball is required
• For safety reasons, soccer cleats are mandatory - no baseball, softball, or football cleats allowed
• Water bottle is recommended