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West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC)

U6/U7 Coed Program - Spring 2021


Photos by Joy Larsen-Giacalone

February 2021

West Seattle Soccer Club is pleased to announce a skills clinic & games program for our Spring 2021 U6/U7 Coed season. For several years, we have partnered with UK International Soccer to provide Master Coaches that assist our volunteer coaches each game day by demonstrating skills practice for our youngest players. This season, we again have partnered with UKIS to provide Master Coaches for a skills clinic program and games under Phase 2 Covid restrictions.

Each Sunday for six weeks, our U6/U7 Coed teams can participate in one-hour skills clinics (concluding with a game) under the guidance of UKIS Master Coaches. All participants are required to execute a hold harmless waiver and strictly observe safety protocols, including masking, social distancing and sanitizing. We are excited to have our young players exercising outside and look forward to everyone working together to make this program a success.

See the U6/U7 Master Coach Program in action!


Overview and Guidelines

The following program allows safe soccer training for U6 and U7 players. It is designed to maintain safe distance and other precautions against spreading COVID-19 while also providing an structured opportunity for young children to be active, develop physical skills, and be part of a team.


Session Description

Reduced Covid 19 restrictions now allow games.  All participants must wear masks at all time.  Our Master Coach program for U6 and U7 teams and volunteer coaches provides a UKIS Master Coach – a professional coach with a lot of experience with this age group – to teach soccer-based activities designed to develop skills and keep the kids engaged.  After working through the skills, teams will then play a game.   There will be two UKIS Master Coaches, each rotating between 3 fields, supporting and assisting our volunteer coaches.

Sundays, April 25th through June 6th, with no activities Memorial Day Weekend.

Note: the Welcome Letters and Coach Meeting materials will be updated for Spring 2021.

Welcome Letters (to be updated for Spring 2021)

  • Coaches
  • U6-U7 Parents

Coaches Meeting (materials to be updated for Spring 2021)

Players, Teams and Fields

  • We are expecting up to 22 teams, each comprised of 6-8 U6/U7 coed players.
  • Steve Cox playfield is to be divided into 6 modified fields of 45’ x 75’. (A field diagram will be posted.) This size field is appropriate for 5-6 year old players.
  • The field layout is designed to allow coaches to interact with their team during the skills portion before the game.
  • Field numbers will be clearly marked.

Sessions/Arrivals/Departures

  • There are four 1-hour sessions on Sunday afternoon, for each of 6 weeks, April 25th - June 6th (No Memorial Day)
  • Session times (proposed) are: 12-1:00 PM, 1:20-2:20 PM, 2:40-3:40 PM and 4:00-5:00 PM.
  • There is a 20 minute gap between the end of one session and the beginning of the next.
  • Covid 19 Restrictions still limit the number of spectators at a field.  Players and one accompanying parent (per child) arrive at the field no more than 10 minutes before the session start time.
  • Players and parents know ahead of time the number and location of their assigned field.
  • After the games, players and parents will leave the field area within 5 minutes of the session end time.

Skills Clinic and Game Procedures

  • Training is designed around developing individual ball-handling skills and passing to teammates at a distance.
  • Player should take care to keep their water bottle and any other belongings separate from others.
  • Each child may have 1 parent in attendance, masked and maintaining social distancing.
  • Parents may approach the touchline to assist their child in the case of an injury or upset.
  • Games to commence following skills clinic.
  • One coach per team may be on the field to help direct game (no refs assigned).
  • Players, Parents and Coaches are masked at all times.

Other Safety Measures

  • Players exhibiting any signs of an upper respiratory infection, i.e., coughing, sneezing, lethargy, fever, etc. are not to attend.
  • Parents should inform coaches if their child has been in close contact (through school, family or otherwise) with a person who has subsequently been diagnosed with COVID-19. Children who have had such a close contact are not to attend practice.
  • West Seattle Soccer Club will inform other parents if such an exposure has taken place, while working to protect the confidentiality of personal medical information.

UKIS Master Coaches

UKIS Coaches Neil and Jordan led our Fall 2020 skills clinic. 

Weekly Session Plans

Spring 2021

Spring sessions plans to be added prior to session date.

  • Week 1 (April 25)
  • Week 2 (May 2)
  • Week 3 (May 9)
  • Week 4 (May 16)
  • Week 5 (May 23)
  • No session Memorial Day Weekend
  • Week 6 (June 6)

Fall 2020

Field Schedule and Setup

Spring 2021 Field Venue

Our spring program will be held at Steve Cox field (White Center) and a field map will be posted prior to the start of the program.

Address: 1321 SW 102nd St, Seattle

Fall 2020 field & schedule

Field schedule (updated 10/9)

View Field Layout and Session Times (pdf).

Age Group Coordinator

Pushpa Larsen-Giacalone
[email protected]