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Milford United Soccer Club

U8 Developmental Program For those born in 2012 & 2013

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.

SUMMER 2019 OUTDOOR SEASON:

Season Dates: Every Tuesday, June 25-August 6, 2019 at 6:30pm

Ages Eligible: Jan 1, 2011-December 31, 2012

Location: Will be announced one week prior to the season through email

Please note, in the event we need to cancel due to summer thunderstorms, we will not be making up any training sessions.

FALL 2019 OUTDOOR SEASON:

Season Dates: September 7th, 2019-October 26/27, 2019

Opening Day will be September 7th, 2019 and U6 will play on a Saturday during the first opening day only and not on a Sunday. U6 will play for the first week during Opening Day then will begin Sunday games on September 15th, 2019.

Practices: Practices will take place twice a week on a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thursday schedule. Once registered for the fall program, parents will be allowed to pick their practice dates. If you are registered for U8 Boys division, please email your commissioner to pick your practice date at f-boyscom@musc.org. If you are registered for U8 Girls division, please email your commissioner to pick your practice date at: f-girlscom@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! Practice location will be Garden’s Field located at 682 North Street in Milford.

Games: All U8 girl games will be played on Saturdays between 10am & 11am. All U8 boy games will be played on Sundays at either 11am, 12pm or 1pm. Game Location will be announced closer to the season start date.

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.

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: Email f-boyscom@musc.org for boys or f-girlscom@musc.org for girls