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5U Schoolyard Soccer

Schoolyard 5U Program

The SCHOOLYARD 5 AND UNDER PROGRAM IS A "ONE WITH ONE" PROGRAM, meaning each player will have a Parent Volunteer ON THE FIELD WITH THEM.  The 5U Master Coach will guide the 5U Parent Volunteers through activities, and 5U parent volunteers will coach their player through each activity.      This program is once per week, for 6 weeks. Each session is 1 hour long. As part of the AYSO National Coaching Program, this program provides age appropriate activities to increase the skills that will be needed in the AYSO 6 and Under (6U) program.


    Sessions are roughly an hour every week, usually on Saturday or Sunday.  We will have warm up activities, take a break, participate in learning activities, take a break. After we practice some simple skills we break up into "teams" for our 20 minute mini-game so they can use their new skills.  We let the players play with as little interference as possible. We don't worry about scores, rules or lines. The important thing is to let them play, and start to get a feel for the game.  During the mini-game if your player needs you on the field, you may join them, and help them feel comfortable in this new activity. We also like to have some parents on the field to keep order and keep the game moving.  We want you and your player to have so much fun in their soccer experience that they will want to come back and learn more every year!

    Players will receive a soccer uniform to be worn to all sessions. The uniform includes a reversible red/white jersey, shorts and soccer socks.  Additionally you will need to purchase shin guards. Shin guards are required at all AYSO practices and games.  Shin guards must be completely covered by the uniform socks, and fit between ½” to 1” below the knee.  Any sport shoes or soccer cleats will be fine. PARENT VOLUNTEERS PLEASE COME DRESSED TO PLAY and bring water.

    This is a great program for introducing a child to the game of soccer in a no pressure, relaxed, comfortable setting.

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