Coaches can assign a team parent to rotate out snacks for the group. Please remember the kids that may have a peanut allergy.
Game slots are every 1 hour 15 minutes---15 minutes is to get on and off the field/warm-up- Please stay on time within your time slot. The start times are: 8:30am. 9:45am and 11:00am
U4’s and U5’s have 8 minute (4) quarters with a half time -- coaches are refs --- one coach or parent assign to be the time keeper
U6-U8 have 10 minute (4) quarters with a shorter half time -- coaches are refs--- one coach or parent assign to be the time keeper
Coaches may implement a few minutes between quarters to have a drink and sub out - its whatever works best for both teams as long as there are 4 quarters and each should match the age grouping above and either be 8 or 10 minutes in length with a half time and quarter breaks included which do not exceed the one hour total game time slot
U4’s normally play 3v3 *U5-U6 normally play 4v4 *U7/U8 normally play 5v5
Please remember if one team only has 4 players and another team has 8, you may want to loan the other team a player for the game.
Score is not kept, there are no goalies, and the coaches are the refs. Ensure the play is always kept MOVING (for U4-U5---just kick the ball back in the area of play or roll the ball in; U6 you can eventually work your way up to throw ins; U7-U8 should do proper throw ins and corner kicks--- no offsides.) You can have defenders, but they CAN’T stand directly in front of the goal, they need to remain outside the circle/arc and move with the flow of the ball. Please keep reminding your players not to just stand in front of the goal.
All players should receive equal playing time during games with a fair rotation and different starters each week
Be sure to match up players evenly with the other team’s coach prior to kick-off as to avoid unfair size or skill advantage
U4’s and U5’s at the end of the game can do penalty goals (always kindly work together with the other team’s coaches)
All games should end with the kids going through the tunnel and a team cheer!
Please ensure you assign a parent/player each week to collect all garbage at the end of the games/practices or please make a team effort to not leave a mess behind
Please be sure not to sit by the back fence during practice or games. We need to respect the neighbor’s privacy. If a ball is kicked over the fence, you can’t climb the fence, you need to go around and ask for the ball back