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Under 8

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 with the utilizing assessments, 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
The uniform for this age group consists of a red jersey, a black jersey, black shorts and a pair of black socks.  All first time U8 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. 

All players should attend practices equipped with a ball and a water bottle.  Cleats are permitted for games, but not for practices.  Shinguards are required for 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.
                                                                                                                             
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Recreation Director: Warren van der Westhuizen at warren.van@gsasoccer.com

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

GSA Recreational Registrar:  Nancy Marsden at marsdenn@bellsouth.net or 404 219 3752

COST
$155 + $40 uniform fee

GAME SCHEDULE

U8 Boys 2014 Game Schedule

U8 Girls 2014 Game Schedule



















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