Welcome to Saturday Morning Soccer
**Please consider volunteering as your child’s coach for this season **
Rockmosa Park, 74 Christie Street, Rockwood – fields closest to Library
The season starts the last Saturday in May and runs for approximately 12 weeks with a fun day on the last day.
Each player will be placed on a team with volunteer coaches. Each week after the practice portion, they will participate in a game against another team from the same age group.
Teams have a brief practise/warm up followed by a game on the same day. Starting in 2018, the primary development for U8s was moved to Friday nights. Friday night development is run by professional coach, Long Term Player Coordinator Erick Olazabal and his assistants. If you are only able to attend Saturday mornings, a player will receive the basics and a brief warm up before the game, and is able to participate and learn the fundamentals in a basic way. Each Saturday, players will focus on a rule of the week and will be given a handout to take home so parents can reinforce the rules and stay informed.
15 min – practice time/warm up – all players have a ball supplied for practice.
2 min – break for water
40 min – game – in accordance with Long Term Player Development U8 play 5v5 -meaning more playing time, more ‘touches’ for each player with the ball during a game atmosphere. We do not keep scores – the games have Match Officials who introduce the players to the Laws of the Game.
FRIDAY NIGHT DEVELOPMENT
U8 GIRLS DEVELOPMENT SUMMER 2019
Focused, weekly practice/skills development session with LTPD Coordinator Erick Olazabal
Fridays at Rockmosa 7:00pm-7:45pm
Friday Night Development is open to all U8G registered to Rockwood FC.
Festival Teams are U8 teams that are formed from house league, based on player interest. As well as attending their regular games on Saturday mornings, 3 times throughout the summer Festival Players will also travel to another centre like Guelph or Kitchener, to play against U8 teams from other centres. All players are welcome to participate on a Festival Team, but priority placement is given to players who attend the Friday Night Development. If your player is interested in participating, please contact LTPD Coordinator Erick Olazabal firstname.lastname@example.org