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U8 Program Details

The Under 8/U8 Division, for children in 1st and 2nd grade, 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 on Saturdays. Games are 40 minutes long consisting of 4 x 10 minute quarters. Five minute breaks at the quarters and half time.  Coaching manuals are available with practice plans and activities for our volunteer coaches. 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.


Fall registration is June 1 through August 1. Spring registration is January 1 through February 1.
There are two separate seasons: Fall: September to November; and Spring: March to May.
Length of Season
Fall: 10 weeks
Spring: 8 weeks
Teams practice for 45-60 minutes once a week at one of our 5 area sites, assigned by CJSF.
$160 in Fall; $150 Spring. All players receive new uniforms each fall and spring season.
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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