Under 8

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U8 Community
BIRTH YEAR 2010 & 2011
SUMMER 2018 FEE $150
REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM | PRINTABLE FORM
TRAINING START June – on grass (An earlier start will depend on turf and gym availability).
LEAGUE START Approximately June 1
PRACTICE SESSIONS 2 sessions/week during the week. June – August.
PLACEMENT No. Community Placement Information
COMMITMENT U8 Community has more of a Community focus. Coaches place more attention on ensuring the players have fun and enjoy the game. *
COACHES Volunteers, typically parents of team members. **
TOURNAMENTS/
JAMBOREES
Under 8C teams may choose to attend “jamborees” which are 3-4 games played on a weekend. (Usually Soccermania in July and/or Soccer by the Sea in August – more details to follow.)

* While the club and coaches still place an emphasis on player development and competition, it is not generally expected that players will make soccer their first priority. However, out of respect for the volunteer coaches and the other players on the team, it is expected that U8C Community players will be at games and practices unless they have let the coach know (with reasonable notice) that they will be absent.

** There will be some involvement with Staff coaches, but to a lesser extent than the U8 Prospects program.


U8 Prospects
BIRTH YEAR 2010 & 2011
SUMMER 2018 FEE $220
REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM | PRINTABLE FORM
TRAINING START Training will begin in May in school gyms or on Turf. The program moves to grass when the fields open in June.
LEAGUE START There is no league. U8A games take place at the weekend jamborees on grass throughout HRM.
There is no additional fee to attend these jamborees.
PRACTICE SESSIONS 2 sessions/week
PLACEMENTS No. All U8 players that register for U8 Prospects will be accepted into the Program. *  Community Placement Information
COMMITMENT U8 Prospects has a strong focus on skill development and fundamental movement skills. Players are expected to attend as much as they can. **
COACHES Head coach of U8A program will be a club staff member or appropriately qualified volunteer.
TOURNAMENTS/
JAMBOREES
Jamborees take place on weekends. Families choose which weekend jamborees they wish to attend. Attendance at all jamborees is not expected.

* In exceptional cases it may be recommended that a player move into the Community program if the Director of Soccer feels the child would be more successful at this level.
**Out of respect for the coaches and the other players on the team, it is expected that all players will be at games and practices unless they have let the coach know (with reasonable notice) that they will be absent.

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