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Urbandale Soccer Club

U7 - U8 - PROGRAM AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW

U8 Soccer is very much about having fun with the sport. During games (Saturday mornings) and practices kids will be encouraged to improve their own mastery with the ball, but also begin to understand spaces and challenges as it relates to themselves and a partner.

There can be differences now in the motor, cognitive and social development capabilities of the players in this age group. Individual and small group play, especially pairs, is essential for both touches on the ball and learning at their own pace.  The focus of this age group is FUN, sportsmanship and basic fundamentals.

Game Format: 4v4 with no goalkeeper.  Maximum roster size is 6.  Teams play 8 games in a basic league schedule on Saturday mornings. No scores are kept and there are no league standings. All children receive at least 50% playing time.  The games are refereed by a certified youth referee.  During games, there are plenty of do over's and no scores kept to keep the focus on learning and having FUN! The volunteer parent coaches typically hold 1 practice session a week for 1 hour.  Coed and All Girls teams are available.

EXTRA Kicks Sessions:

 

  • These training sessions are both, Extra Kicks for our members and coaches clinics with your players and the professional coaching staff. All sessions will take place at the Urbandale Soccer Complex located at 104th St and Meredith Drive or at Johnston Soccer Complex located at NW Beaver Dr and NW 66th Ave in Johnston. There is NO EXTRA FEE for attending! All Players and Coaches from both clubs are invited to all 4 sessions.  

    Times/Dates for Extra Kicks sessions:
  • Friday, September 22nd @ Urbandale - 5:30-6:30pm
  • Friday, September 29th @ Johnston - 5:30-6:30pm
  • Friday, October 6th @ Urbandale - 5:30-6:30pm
  • Friday, October 13th @ Johnston - 5:30-6:30pm
 

 

SCHEDULES:


U7 COED LINK

U8 COED LINK

U7/8 GIRLS LINK

TRAINING
SESSIONS

7U8U Session 1
7U8U Session 2
7U8U Session 3
7U8U Session 4
7U8U Session 5
Coaching Tips - Newsletter Updates
USC UNIFORM FOR U7-U8's
U8 Rules of the Game
Brochure: Characteristics of U7/8 Players
COACHING DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
Coaching Comments and Their Messages
Managing the Moment
How to Coach Children with ADHD
Code of Conduct
Coaches Code of Conduct
Players Code of Conduct
Spectators Code of Conduct



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