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U8 Developmental Program For those born in 2012 & 2013

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Information about the U8 Program:

About the program: Our U8 program is setup with the philosophy that anyone can kick a ball but controlling, trapping, escaping, dribbling and passing are the key to long term development/success of a soccer player. Therefore, all teams will work with professional trainers twice per weeknight and once on the weekend for eight weeks. The trainers will follow a season long curriculum that will focus on teaching the skills our young players need to develop a sound soccer foundation. The weeknight sessions will focus on teaching the skill of the week and the weekend session will be a quick refresher of the weeknight lessons followed by 5v5 games where players will be encouraged to use the new skill. These extra training session and attention to player development will provide the opportunity to teach skills that will be reinforced until learned.

Game Outline

•Teams consist of 5-8 players with the Trainer acting as the coach for both teams

•Weekend games will focus on weekly training lessons

•There will be no offside, throw-ins or corner kicks

•No goalie's or referee's

•The Trainer will be on the field during the game to control movement

•Handballs are only called if athletes intended to play ball

•Substitutions will be made so all players see equal playing time.

•A Size 3 ball will be used for games

Scoring is part of the game but more important is the use of the skills taught, during the week. Athletes should be encouraged to demonstrate the weekly training skill before scoring.

Equipment Needed- Each player must wear shin-guards and bring a number 3 soccer ball. Please come prepared with plenty of water for proper hydration.

Birth Year 2013 - U7 (U7-8) - Monday or Tuesday Training, 1 hour, choose 3pm or 4pm, 8 weeks  - $125,  First Day of Practice: June 29th  
Scrimmages Biweekly, Dates (4 total): June 12th, June 26th, August 9th, August 23rd

Birth Year 2012 - U8 (U7-8) - Monday or Tuesday Training, 1 hour, choose 3pm or 4pm, 8 weeks  - $125,  First Day of Practice: June 29th  
Scrimmages Biweekly,  Dates (4 total):  June 12th, June 26th, August 9th, August 23rd 

In the case of rain, the practice/game will not move inside. Rain date makeup decisions will be made during the season as needed.

Uniforms: MUSC colored team t-shirts will be provided as uniforms and will be handed out during the first week of practice.

Connect with other U6/U8 Families by joining the FB group: Please search on FB: MUSC U6/U8 Parent Group. Only registered fall families will be accepted to join the group.


Questions: Email [email protected] for boys or [email protected] for girls

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