Welcome U6 Coaches,
Thank you for volunteering to be a part of this fun, important and foundational program. The goal is to give beginning players an introduction to basic soccer skills and initiate a solid understanding of the rules of the game all while having a good time and developing a love for the sport. This program is designed to expose these new, young players to the world of soccer.
The program will consist of volunteer parent coaches but with the support and direction of the Master Coaches whose role is further described below. Parent coaches will be required to attend one of the three U6 Coaches Certificates held over the summer.
Once players are registered, they will be placed on teams with a roster of 6 players. All U6 teams will meet once a week for eight weeks. Each session will be for one-hour which will include 30-minutes of practice and a 25-minute game. Two teams will share one 30x20 yard field. Weekly sessions will be provided to the parent coach prior to the start of the U6 Program. Master Coaches will be onsite to observe parent coaches during practices and will provide support and feedback when needed. During the 30-minute practice, the parent coach will run their team through the provided practice session. Following practice, the two teams sharing the field will play a small game. The game will be divided into two, equal 10-minute halves with a five-minute break in between (25 total minutes). A volunteer parent referee from each team will officiate one half of the game.
This program should encourage all coaches and parents to ensure that playing soccer is a positive and enjoyable experience for these young players. This program is non-competitive, and the score of any games will not be kept. All coaches and parents need to be positive and encouraging influences in each player’s participation.
If you have any questions about the U6 Program, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Coach and Player Development