Elite Academy Academy Development Academy Grassroots Soccer College Advisory Program
Under-6 (4 and 5 year olds)
Posted Apr 23, 2017

The CISC U6 program is your soccer player’s first opportunity to play on a team with their own coach! U6 plays once a week during the fall, winter and spring leagues (Saturday mornings) and twice a week during our Summer League (Mondays and Wednesdays).  U6 is offered as both a daytime program (12:00-1:00 PM) and evening program (6:00-7:00 PM) during our June and July Summer League.  

U6 will play for one hour at each session.  The first 30 minutes is a practice with your own team and your own coach, while the second 30 minutes is a game against an opposing team.  Games will be in a 3v3 or 4v4 format. Coaches are given training materials that are fun, engaging and educational and have access to our Coaches Clinic.

In order to make practices and games run smoothly and be fun, it is important for us to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional and physical developmental stage of the players in this age group. Games will be in a 3v3 or 4v4 format.

 Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 6 player:

• Focused on themselves – reality to them is based on what they see and feel
• Unable to see the world from another’s perspective 
• Everything is in the here and now
• Cooling systems are less efficient – need frequent water breaks 
• Enjoy playing, not watching. Every player should have a ball in practice
• Limited attention span – keep directions concise and to the point
• Effort is performance – if they try hard, they are doing well
• Active imaginations 
• Look for adult approval – be encouraging when they say “look what I can do!”
• Unable to think abstractly – spatial relationships are a mystery 
• Typically have 2 speeds — extremely fast and stopped
• Usually unaware of game scores – keep it that way!

 

Volunteer Coaches:
Our Grassroots soccer program offers the opportunity for those interested in coaching to volunteer to become a coach. All volunteer coaches receive credit for their child’s participation in Grassroots. Before each season we will have a coaches clinic and all of our volunteer coaches are given age appropriate materials and training so that they can offer quality-training sessions to their teams. If you wish to volunteer please register below.


 
2018 Fall Indoor Grassroots Player Registration
    If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
     
    2018 Fall Indoor Grassroots Volunteers Coaches Registration
      If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.