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U8 Program Details

The Under 8 Division 1 is made up of girls and boys teams (no co-ed teams). Teams have a roster of 9 or 10 players and play 6v6 (5 field player plus a goalie) Teams practice once a week (45-60 minutes) and play games with referees on Saturday mornings. Games are 40 minutes long consisting of 4 x 10 minute quarters. Five minute breaks at the quarters and half time. CJSF provides a pre-season Coaches Clinic and a Coaching Manual containing a curriculum made up of age appropriate practice activities. All activities are fun games intended to develop players’ basic skills and further each child’s love for the game. There is also a staff coach available to run a practice session for any coach requesting this service.

 

Registration
Fall registration is June 15 through August 1. Spring registration is January 1 through February 1.
Season
There are two seasons: Fall: September to November; and Spring: March to May.
Length of Season
Fall: 10 weeks
Spring: 8 weeks
Practice
Teams practice for 45-60 minutes once a week at one of our 5 area sites, assigned by CJSF.
Cost
$155 in Fall; $150 Spring. All players receive new uniforms each fall and spring season.
Format
Games will be 6v6 (5 field player plus a goalie).
U8 Rules for Games
  • Size 3 balls are to be used.
  • Players must wear shin guards.
  • Equal playing time for all players.
  • Scores are not kept, Standings are not kept.
  • Offside not enforced; however, cherry picking is not allowed.
  • Rotate goalkeepers each quarter.
  • Substitutions mainly at quarters, halftime, and for injuries.
  • No coaches/parents/siblings/fans/dogs behind the goals-please stay on the opposite sideline from your team.
  • Play is 6v6 (5 field players plus a goalie.)
  • Games will be 40 minutes long consisting of 4 quarters. Five minute breaks at the quarters and half time. 
  • Throw-ins. All players are allowed a second throw-in if 1st one is incorrectly done. 
  • All fouls-will result in an indirect free kick only. There will NOT be penalty kicks. Move all free kicks outside the goalie box (18 yard box).
  • Goalkeepers may move to the edge of the ‘penalty box’ to kick or throw the ball.
  • One coach may be on the field to instruct players. Coaches are to stay out of penalty box, away from play, and not touch the players.  
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING IS ALLOWED IN THIS DIVISION. Slide tackles will be a foul and result in an indirect free kick.
  • GOAL KICKS: On all goal kicks, the defensive team must retreat to the half-field line until the goal kick is put in play. Once in play, the defensive team can advance over the half field line.
  • All FIFA rules will apply except as noted above.

 

 
 
 
 
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