Key Information for the U8 Recreational Program

Key Objectives for the U8 Program

  • Have fun
  • Get as many touches on the ball as possible
  • Develop basic skills
  • Participate in individual and pairs activities

Coaching and Logistics

  • U8 Teams play small-sided 4v4 games with no goalkeepers, as we focus on improving each player’s technical ability with the ball.
  • Teams are coached by a trained volunteer coach and generally consists of 7-8 players.
  • Age appropriate player development curriculum is used.
  • Two practices a week, plus a game on Saturday.
  • Teams typically play a 6- to 10-game season in the spring and fall season respectively