Gwinnett Soccer Association

Under 8

Under 8 - For players born in 2009
** GSA has adopted the USYS calendar age group system for the 2016 season and beyond


Under 8 is the first age group that separates the players by genders.  Teams play with rosters of 8 - 9 players and play games that are 5 v 5 with a goal keeper and are 12 Minute Quarters.  This is the first time that will have a referee who manages the game and the Laws of Game begin to be enforced.

This is a very common entry period to soccer and team sports, but many players will have played in the U6 and younger age groups as well.  

Teams are formed utilizing both assessments and player and coach requests in order to ensure as much parity as possible.   Players are returned to their teams in the spring season.

REGISTRATION
Registration for our U8 program is limited by the number of parents who volunteer to coach.  We prefer to place two coaches per team to decrease the efforts involved team management and practice coverage.  PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP AS A COACH DURING REGISTRATION.  Delays can occur in team formation if a shortage of coaches occur. 

In the upper right have corner, choose Login if you have an account or choose Register if you need to create an account.  If you have played in the past, but do not recall your account information please send a message to info@gsasoccer.com with your name, child's name and age. We will send your login info and instructions to register.

COST
$155 club registration fee, does not include uniform (see below).

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS 
The uniform for this age group consists of a red jersey, a white jersey, black shorts and a pair of black socks.  All first time U5 and U6 players must purchase a new uniform and will wear this uniform for as long as it fits regardless of the season or the age group played in. 

Ordering information: 
1. Online (preferred): Visit http://www.krownsports.com/gsa  and purchase your uniform online for $45. For an additional $4.99 you can have it shipped to you or you can pickup in-store for free once your order is placed.  

2. In store: Order your uniform in store at the address below. 

If a your uniform arrives and it is not the correct size, you can bring back the uniform to the store or ship it back and Krown Sports will exchange it.   If players need any accessories such as shoes, shinguard, or soccer ball, the store has them available to purchase. 

The address to Krown Sports is:
278 Laredo Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030

All players should attend practices equipped with a size 3 ball and a water bottle.  Cleats are recommended and shinguards are required for all practices and games. 

PROGRAM DATES AND DETAILS
Games begin the second Saturday in September for the fall season and the second Saturday in March for the spring season.  Practices begin two weeks before the first games. You can expect 8 games and 10 practices each season barring any weather related cancellations. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
U8 Girls Commissioner:  Chug Shafe at chug.shafe@gsasoccer.com
U8 Boys Commissioner:  Warren Smith at warren.smith@gsasoccer.com

Academy in Training

This age group has the opportunity to participate in our Academy In Training program.  CLICK HERE for more information on that program.