Simsbury Soccer Club

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 Spring Season Dates

U8 Spring Practices

  • Wednesdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Starts Wednesday April 22, 2020

U8 Spring Games

  • Saturdays 9:30am to 10:30am (Girls), and 11:00am to 12:00pm (Boys)
  • Location: TBD
  • Starts Saturday April 25, 2020

U8 Extra Spring Practice Clinic

  • Additional registration and fee required
  • Fridays 5:15 to 6:30
  • Location: TBD
  • The extra practice starts the second week of practice and runs for five weeks
  • Only available to U8 boys and girls already registered for Spring soccer

U8 Fall Season Dates

U8 Fall Practices

  • Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Curtiss Park Field D
  • Starts the week of Labor Day, on September 8, 2020

U8 Fall Games

  • Saturdays 9:15am to 10:15am (Girls), and 10:30am to 11:30pm (Boys)
  • Location: Henry James Memorial School
  • Starts the Saturday after Labor Day, on September 12, 2020

U8 Extra Fall Practice Clinic

  • Additional registration and fee required
  • Fridays 5:15 to 6:30
  • Location: TBD
  • The extra practice starts the second week of practice and runs for five weeks
  • Only available to U8 boys and girls already registered for Fall soccer

U8 Equipment

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

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

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