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Under 7/8 (U8)

Under 8 Soccer Development League


Available for 2010 and 2011 birthyear boys and girls 

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

Season Calendar - For important dates, please click on 'About' on the menu bar.


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, 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 U8 teams (coed or girls) practice twice 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

Division: Players placed in coed or girls division

Roster Size: up to 9

Ball Size: 3

Coaches: Volunteer Head Coach

Practice Sessions Per Week: 2*

Practice Days: Monday and Wednesday(where possible)

Practice Time: 6pm to 7pm

Practice Location: Lindley 6th Grade Academy

Game Schedule: Saturday late mornings/early afternoons at Mud Creek Soccer Complex*

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: CLICK HERE. Includes a player participation award at conclusion of the season
• Uniform: For more information, please click on 'Uniforms' on the menu bar above.

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, Suite 200
Marietta, Georgia 30064

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

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