Under 8 is the first age group that separates the players by genders.
Teams play with rosters of 7 - 8 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 drafted in the fall in order to ensure as much parity as possible and players are permitted to return to their teams in the spring season.
UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS
All players are required to purchase a full uniform.
Players should attend practices with a ball and a water ball. Size 3 soccer ball. Cleats may be worn for games, but may not be used during practices. Shinguards are required to be worn at all practices and games.
PROGRAM DATES AND DETAILS
Games begin the first Saturday after Labor Day and the first Saturday in March. Practices will begin two weeks prior to the first game and at this age, teams typically practice two nights/week for 1 hour a practice session.
U8 Girls Commissioner: Chug Shafe at firstname.lastname@example.org
U8 Boys Commissioner: Warren Smith at email@example.com
GSA Recreational Registrar: Nancy Marsden at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 404 219 3752
$155 + $40 uniform fee
U8 Boys 2014 Game Schedule
U8 Girls 2014 Game Schedule