The Under 5 program is a first introduction to "competitive" soccer with players being placed on small coed teams with a maximum of six players/team. Practice lasts Between 45 min and 60 min.
In order to keep the competitive nature of the games to a minimum, teams play 3 vs 3 on a very small field that is well suited to their small legs and bodies. Referees are not used and coaches participate as a combination of "coach", "cheerleader" and "referee".
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.
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 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.
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
Teams have just one practice for one hour each week for 10 weeks. This age group has 8-9 games with practices beginning the week of Labor Day in the fall and the first week of March in the spring. Games begin the second Saturday in September for the fall season and the second Saturday in March for the spring season.
U5 Commissioner: Cheri Gatland-Lightner at Cheri.firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA Recreational Registrar, Nancy Marsden, at email@example.com or 404 219 3752.
$120 + $45 uniform fee. (If needed and the uniform can be used for subsequent seasons)