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U6 & U8

Our U6 & U8 teams practice in house but compete against teams within the Penn Manor Soccer Club on Saturday mornings. U6 teams are coed and the U8 teams are separated by gender. The objective of this league is for the kids to have FUN while learning the fundamental and technical skills of the game of soccer. Scores for games are not kept and focus is on having fun, not the outcome of the game.

Practice
U6 practices once a week for 45 minutes.
U8 practices once a week for an hour.
Practice locations and nights will determined at the start of each season

Ball Size
Play with size 3 ball.

Games
U6 3 v 3 (no goalie)

U8 6 v 6 (goalie included)

Game Length
U6 four 10 minute quarters
U8 four 10 minute quarters

Playing Time
Equal playing time is provided for each player. Players will rotate between positions to learn each position.

Heading
Heading the ball is not permitted at this age level.

Referees
Coaches will act as referees on the field and provide on field instructions to players for U6. Student Athlete Referees are provided for U8 by Penn Manor.

Goal Kicks
Goal kicks are awarded when the attacking team kicks the ball over the end line. For every goal kick the defending team MUST retreat to their own half of the field to allow the other team to bring the ball in in accordance with fair play.

Penalties
No penalty kicks or off sides will be called. Unintentional penalties will be called with the discretion of the coaches.

Throw Ins
U6 – will introduced through the course of the season. Players are given the opportunity to kick the ball in from the spot the ball went out of bounds if they are struggling with throwing it in.
U8 – will be performed each time the ball is played over the sideline. Players should be given multiple chances to perform the throw correctly.

Clearances
PMSC Coaches Code of Conduct
Disclosure Statement for Volunteers Form