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 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 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.
Recreation Director: Warren van der Westhuizen at firstname.lastname@example.org
U5 Commissioner: Cheri Gatland-Lightner at Cheri.email@example.com
GSA Recreational Registrar, Nancy Marsden, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404 219 3752.
$120 + $40 uniform fee
U5 Spring 2014 Schedule