Phase 1 Soccer (current), no spectators, only 1 adult per player allowed on the field in this parent participation program. Siblings 4 and under can attend but must stay in the "family" square. Each player and their 'adult' will be given a square to participate in, maintaining 3m distance from other parent/player squares. Coaches will lead, with their child, in their own square. Skills: agility, balance, coordination, dribbling, keep away, passing, and races
Phase 2 Soccer (May?), no spectators, only 1 adult per player allowed on the field and must maintain 2m distance from each other. Parents will help their children as needed. Players will participate in team activities directed by their coaches. Games against teams in the same cohort will be played after a 30 minute practice.
3 - ten minute thirds, 1 minute between thirds. NO shared team snacks or shared drinks - keep these to your family unit only
There is no use of hands at this level. Throw-ins are kick-ins. At every kick off or kick in we give that team at least 5 yards to get the ball in play.
Substitute as often as you wish, but only at a stoppage in play.
The score is never kept, participation and fun are what we encourage.
The coaches are on the field to encourage the players and assist with proper and sportsman like play.
Encourage a team cheer & wave - NO high fives, fist bumps or elbow taps.
The fields will be marked for practices, the games will be played within the practice grids.
REMEMBER: FUN FIRST, TEAM WORK AND SOCCER SECOND
U5/6 is the beginning frame work for soccer. We play a three (3) a side game with NO GOALIES.
The importance of this game is fun and nothing is more fun than scoring a goal.
5 Players must have shin pads (On & Under socks) to play
8. Earrings or any piercings are NOT allowed on the field. Taping of earrings is NOT allowed. This is a safety concern for both the player with the piercing (having them torn out) and for other players (getting cut). At this age there are lots of tumbles and crashes that could cause harm if earrings aren't removed.
http://www.soccer-for-parents.com has quite a bit of information for those that are new to the game of soccer in general.