The Under 5 (U5) and Under 6 (U6) programs are 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 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.
1. Online (preferred): Visit http://www.krownsports.com/gsa and purchase your uniform online. 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 parents need any accessories such as shoes, shinguard, or soccer ball, the store has them available to purchase.
The address to our store is:
278 Laredo Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
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 and U6 Commissioner: Cheri Gatland-Lightner at Cheri.email@example.com
GSA Recreational Registrar, Laura Yazge at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-680-8160.
$120 + $45 uniform fee. (If needed and the uniform can be used for subsequent seasons)