Milford United Soccer Club

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U8
Milford United Soccer Club
U8 Developmental Program For those born in 2011 & 2012

Registration link: http://milford.cjsalive.org/register

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.

Weekend 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.

Winter 2019:

Dates: First week of December- last weekend in March

Location: Goooal Sports, 1791 Stratford Ave in Stratford

Weeknight Training- Practices are every Tuesday night starting December 4th 2018 from 5-6pm. The last practice will be March 26th, 2019.

Games: Games will be played every Saturday at 9am at Goooal Sports. T-shirt as uniform will be provided.

SPRING OUTDOOR 2019:

**Newly redesigned program**

We are excited to announce changes to our U8 outdoor soccer program!

Dates: April 22, 2019- June 16th, 2019

*Registration for Spring 2019 closes on March 31st. 2019

Cost: $200

Location: Milford, CT outdoor fields

Practices: Practices will take place twice a week on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thursday schedule. Once registered for the spring program, parents will be allowed to pick their practice dates. To pick your practice date, please email the commissioner at LittleKicks@musc.org. There are only so many spots open for each practice day and spots are available on a first come, first service basis. Please register early to be guaranteed the practice date that works best for your family’s schedule!

Games: All U8 girl games will be played on Saturdays between 9am-11am. All U8 boy games will be played between 11am-1pm.

In the case of rain, the practice/game will not move inside. The game will be added on at the end of the season.

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

U8 Jamboree- The weekend of June 8/9th, all U8 teams will participate in a 1-hour game Jamboree. Each team will play a 10-minute game against all other U8 teams. The girls will play on June 8th at 11am and the boys will play on June 9th at 12pm.

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

NO CHILD CAN BE LEFT AT THE FIELD OR FACILITY UNATTENDED.

Questions:

Contact mail to: f-girlscom@musc.org or LittleKicks@musc.org for U8