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U5 Coed League : Denny Field
Monday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Focus at this introductory level is on foot skills and ball control. Weekday session will be comprised of skills and practice games followed by a small sided 3 v 3 game against players of a similar competency, Saturday games will be played in same format as but as a team. Games will be played simultaneously to increase playing time for each participant.  No restarts are used (no goal kick, corner kick, throw-in), the ball is returned to play by the coach and there are no goal keepers. Players should wear their uniform shirt, shorts, socks, shin gaurds (worn under socks) and soccer cleats.  Players should bring a water bottle and a size 3 soccer ball to each session.

 

U6 Coed League : Denny Field
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday at 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Focus at this introductory level is on foot skills and ball control. Weekday session will be comprised of skills and practice games followed by a small sided 3 v 3 game against players of a similar competency, Saturday games will be played in same format as but as a team. Games will be played simultaneously to increase playing time for each participant.  No restarts are used (no goal kick, corner kick, throw-in), the ball is returned to play by the coach and there are no goal keepers. Players should wear their uniform shirt, shorts, socks, shin gaurds (worn under socks) and soccer cleats.  Players should bring a water bottle and a size 3 soccer ball to each session.

 

U8 Boys & U8 Girls (NON CO-ED) : Denny Field
Girls Wednesdays6:00 pm to 7:00 pm & Saturdays 11:45 - 1:00
Boys Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm & Saturdays 1:15 - 2:30


Focus of this age group will be to continue the development of foot skills, with a introduction to small sided games.  The weeknight practice will continue as an academy style training session.  The weekend game will consist of a 5v5 format including goalies on a slightly larger field with modified small sided game rules. The weekend game will also be team vs team where players will continue to play with the same teams week to week bringing back a much needed team spirit aspect to this age group.  
Small sided game rules are as follows:
1. (4) field players and 1 goalie on each side
2. Throw ins, goal kicks, corner kicks but NO punts or Direct penalty kicks!
3. All four players should have opportunities to score no matter what position they play (No  
   Strikers Allowed)
4. No full time goalies, No player may play more than ½ of any game in goal
5. No full time positions, Players must be moved into all areas of the field.
5. (4) 12 minute quarters and a half time. This will allow for coaches to have a brief coaching
    moment and help to avoid lopsided scores
6. Positions will consist of 2 Defense and 2 Midfield (NO OFFENSE ONLY PLAYERS)
7. Substitutions will be on the fly (no stoping for subs, 1 off 1 on)
8. Slowly push to a 5 second ball play rule. (team has 5 seconds to play the ball in when it is played
    out of bounds).
9. Referees may be present for some games as a introduction to referees.
10.Winning is not the objective, an introduction to a larger sport and team spirit are the goal.
11. Coaches should remain on the sidelines as much as possible (that said this is a teaching age and it would be expected that 1-2 times a week a coach could stop play for a teaching point)
12. Players will have a 15 minute warmup session prior to start of game.

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Year 2021
VP of Developmental
~ Amanda Fine
Commissioner Coordinator ~ Julie McDermott

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Shaler Soccer Club

P.O. Box 342 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15116

Email: [email protected]

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P.O. Box 342 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15116

Email: [email protected]
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