Simsbury Soccer Club

Recreational Program Overviews U5 - U8

U5 Soccer Heroes for Boys & Girls

If you're a parent of young children, you know that life is about play, fun and making friends. The Soccer Heroes program brings that same approach of fun, discovery and learning in a soccer program that engages the whole family and creates lasting memories. The 6-week, age specific program, is a step by step interactive development guide for youth soccer organizations that run U5 soccer programs. The curriculum is based around the adventures of Amazing Ava and Super Joel who get their super powers from a special soccer ball. The program is based around 3 developmental areas:

  • Story Telling
  • Motor Skills Development
  • Imagination & Play

The Soccer Heroes program has been designed to provide an age specific approach to learning the game of soccer for Pre-K players. Utilizing the Soccer Heroes theme and our fun story-based curriculum, this program engages players and parents, fostering a more memorable first soccer experience.

Soccer XS coaching support helps create a dynamic training environment and supports volunteer coaches in helping create a more consistent introduction to youth soccer.

U5 Spring Season Dates

  • Saturdays from 8:00am to 9:00am
  • Location: TBD
  • Starts Saturday April 25, 2020
  • Ends Saturday June 6, 2020 (unless cancellations)
  • Six sessions total (no session Memorial Day weekend)

U5 Fall Season Dates

  • Saturdays from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: Latimer Lane School
  • Starts the Saturday after Labor Day, on September 12, 2020
  • Ends October 24, 2020 (unless cancellations)
  • Six sessions total (no session Columbus Day weekend)

U5 Equipment

  • Supplied: jersey and ball (distributed to new players at first session)
  • Required: shin guards, socks, cleats and water bottle

U6 FUNdamentals for Boys & Girls

Introduce your child to soccer through a six-week, one-hour clinic facilitated by our professional trainer Ken Akien. The program will take place on Saturday mornings at Henry James Middle School Fields. The program will focus on individual skills and developing a level of comfort with the ball and the game of soccer.

This program is only for children who were born in the year indicated above.

Parents are encouraged to help out and coach. Prior to the season there will be a coaching clinic to help parents become more comfortable on the field and understanding the skills being taught at this age group.

Team placement will be announced upon all volunteer positions filled to assist with coaching. Please consider coaching your child's team for this season. It will truly be a rewarding experience for both you and your child.

The program will focus on individual skills and developing a level of comfort with the ball and the game of soccer. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and participate. Players will be divided into "teams" of 6-8 players along with a volunteer parent and assistant.

Each practice will follow a clinic format, where the professional trainer will demonstrate new skills and games for the volunteers to implement with their teams. The trainers will circulate through the teams assisting the volunteers in working with the players.

There will be no competitive games at this level.

U6 Spring Season Dates

  • Saturdays from 8:00am to 9:00am
  • Location: TBD
  • Starts Saturday April 25, 2020
  • Ends Saturday June 6, 2020 (unless cancellations)
  • Six sessions total (no session Memorial Day weekend)

U6 Fall Season Dates

  • Saturdays from 8:00am to 9:00am
  • Location: Henry James Memorial School
  • Starts the Saturday after Labor Day, on September 12, 2020
  • Ends October 24, 2020 (unless cancellations)
  • Six sessions total (no session Columbus Day weekend)

U6 Equipment

  • Supplied: jersey (distributed to new players at first session)
  • Required: shin guards, socks, cleats, size #3 ball and water bottle

U7 Soccer for Boys & Girls

The U7 program provides a level-appropriate combination of clinic-style training and small-sided games. During the season, all teams attend a weeknight practice facilitated by a professional trainer who works with the players and coaches to develop basic, individual soccer skills.

During the season, all teams attend an academy style practice facilitated by a professional trainer who works with the players and coaches to develop basic individual and team soccer skills. The sessions provide players with an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to advance their soccer ability in a team format.

On Saturdays, the players will participate in 3v3 games in two 25-minute halves.

This program is only for children who were born in the year indicated above.

U7 Volunteer Opportunties

  • Parents are encouraged to help out and coach. Please consider coaching your child's team for this season. It will truly be a rewarding experience for both you and your child
  • Prior to the season there will be providing a coaching clinic to help parents become more comfortable on the field and understand the skills being taught at this age group
  • Team rosters will be announced once all volunteer positions are filled

U7 Practices & Games

  • One practice per week and one game on Saturday
  • There is an extra evening clinic (spring season only) for which players can register with a separate fee and registration
  • 3v3 games in two 25-minute halves
  • No games on holiday weekends (Labor Day, Columbus Day, Memorial Day)

U7 Spring Season Dates

U7 Spring Practices

  • Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Starts Tuesday April 21, 2020

U7 Spring Games

  • Saturdays 10:15am to 11:15am (Girls), and 11:30am to 12:30pm (Boys)
  • Location: TBD
  • Starts Saturday April 25, 2020

U7 Extra Spring Practice Clinic

  • Additional registration and fee required
  • Day, Time and Location TBD
  • The extra practice starts the second week of practice and runs for five weeks
  • Only available to U7 boys and girls already registered for Spring soccer

U7 Fall Season Dates

U7 Fall Practices

  • Wednesdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Curtiss Park Field D
  • Starts the week of Labor Day, on September 9, 2020

U7 Fall Games

  • Saturdays 10:15am to 11:15am (Girls), and 11:30am to 12:30pm (Boys)
  • Location: Squadron Line School
  • Starts the Saturday after Labor Day, on September 12, 2020

U7 Equipment

  • Supplied: jersey (distributed at first session)
  • Required: shin guards, socks, cleats, size #3 ball and water bottle

U8 Soccer for Boys & Girls

The U8 program provides a level-appropriate combination of clinic-style training and small-sided games. During the season, all teams attend a weeknight practice facilitated by a professional trainer who works with the players and coaches to develop individual soccer skills.

The sessions are typically 90 minutes (depending on daylight) and provide players with an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to advance their soccer ability in a team format.

On Saturdays, the players will participate in 4v4 games in two 25-minute halves.

This program is only for children who were born in the year indicated above.

U8 Volunteer Opportunties

  • Parents are encouraged to help out and coach. Please consider coaching your child's team for this season. It will truly be a rewarding experience for both you and your child
  • Prior to the season there will be providing a coaching clinic to help parents become more comfortable on the field and understand the skills being taught at this age group
  • Team rosters will be announced once all volunteer positions are filled

U8 Practices & Games

  • One practice per week and one game on Saturday
  • There is an extra evening clinic for which players can register with a separate fee and registration
  • 4v4 games in two 25-minute halves
  • No games on holiday weekends (Labor Day, Columbus Day, Memorial Day)

U8 Equipment

  • Supplied: jersey (distributed at first session)
  • Required: shin guards, socks, cleats, size #3 ball and water bottle
 
Age Range Regulation

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

Recreational Programs:
U5 Soccer Heroes - born in 2015
U6 FUNdamentals - born in 2014
U7 - born in 2013
U8 - born in 2012

Farmington Valley League Programs:
U10 - born 01/01/10 - 12/31/11
U12 - born 01/01/08 - 12/31/09
U15 - born 01/01/05 - 12/31/07

 
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