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SSA Cobb Recreational Soccer-Mud Creek

SSA Cobb Recreational Soccer-Mud Creek

U8 Soccer Development League

To view an age group 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.


U8 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 once a week for an hour and play regularly scheduled 5v5 (including goalkeepers) small sided-soccer games on Saturday.

Program Information

Program Length: 9-10 week non-competitive program
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 a game on Saturdays)
Practice Day: Determined by coach
Practice Time: Typically 6pm to 7pm
Practice Location: Mudcreek Park
Game Schedule: Saturday late mornings/early afternoons*
Game Format: 5v5 (including GK)
Game Duration: 1 game, consisting of 4x12 minute quarters
Field Size: approx. 25 x 35 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. Includes a player participation award at conclusion of the season
• Uniform: click here for details

Additional Information:    
• 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  



Southern Soccer Academy
40 Whitlock Place SW, Suite 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-594-5041
Email: [email protected]

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