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U8 Soccer for Boys & Girls

This program is for children born in 2013.

Fall 2020 schedule:
Games: Saturdays from 9:30am to 10:45am, and 11:00am to 12:15pm at Orkil (boys and girls will rotate time slots each week)
Practices: Girls on Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at Orkil, Boys on Thursdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at Orkil
View full game schedule here

The New Standard of Grassroots Soccer

The SDS (Seasonal Development School) is a season-long program designed to support youth soccer clubs in implementing a more structured and developmentally appropriate environment for U6-U10 recreational programs. Headed up by licensed professional trainers, a fresh new age specific curriculum is delivered each season based on the United States Soccer Federation’s (USSF) Grassroots soccer approach.

U8 SDS: 1 practice and 1 game per week | 5v5 Game Format

All ages will be offered a second night of training on a Friday in the format of a skills clinic with professional coaches from Soccer XS. This will have an additional registration fee to sign-up.

Program Features

  • Weekly professional training support from Soccer XS trainers in a 1:2 coach to team ratio. 
  • Implementation of USSF's Grassroots Development Model
  • Age Specific P-P-P (Play-Practice-Play) Curriculum
  • Game coaching and support from Soccer XS Trainers
  • End of Season Graduation Certificates

Program Outcomes

  • Improved player development
  • Better parent involvement
  • Development of volunteer parent coaches
  • More appropriate training environment for players
  • Retention of families
  • More exciting game day experience 
  • Execution of the USSF Grassroots Initiative

U8 Volunteer Opportunities

  • Parents are encouraged to help out and coach. Please consider coaching your child's team for this season. It will truly be a rewarding experience for both you and your child
  • Prior to the season there will be providing a coaching clinic to help parents become more comfortable on the field and understand the skills being taught at this age group
  • Team rosters will be announced once all volunteer positions are filled

U8 Equipment

  • Supplied: jersey (distributed at first session)
  • Required: shin guards, socks, cleats, size #3 ball and water bottle


Simsbury Soccer Club
P.O. Box 731 
Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

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